As a fellow mum of three little ones, I know how much harder it is to buy a twin/double stroller than a single one. Especially if you’re specifically looking for the best twin strollers to use with car seats. As there are many more things to consider and I will discuss these in more detail.
When you’re the (expectant) parent of twins, a twin stroller is essential for those trips to the park, shops or even amusement parks. But finding the best baby twin stroller for you can be tricky. Let’s face it, you will either have to choose between a stroller that’s too wide for your own door-opening, or too long to navigate curbs successfully.
So how to pick the right one? Well, before even looking at these, consider your lifestyle carefully. Do you walk everywhere, go for play dates in the park and nip out to the local shops frequently? Maybe you’re currently renting an apartment up 3 floors without an elevator, where you’ll have to juggle bringing up your babies and (one-hand) folded buggy at the same time?
There are two types of stroller: the side-by-side stroller and the tandem stroller. As you might have guessed, the first option allows your children to sit beside each other, which is lovely, but it also means your stroller will be fairly wide.
The other design is a tandem one, where your babies sit behind each other or the kids can be facing each other.
For this review, I have waded through a lot of strollers and not just looked at the bells and whistles (which is what you hear about from the people in the shops) but looked at which twin or double stroller is the right one for your lifestyle.
The best twin strollers to use with car seats
Best for one hand fold, urban settings and bigger trunks. Fits standard doorways, and very reasonably price
- Compatible with most* car brand seats
- one-hand fold
- large parent tray with four cup holders for bottles
- adaptors click in easily
- Doesn’t come with adaptors-buy separately
- Does put your twins more on display-expect more attention
- can’t fold up very small-check the size of your trunk before ordering
- no hook for your handbag, so you need to use the basket for storage
- doesn’t stand up on its own when folded
- Size: 32.5 x 30 x 41.8 inches
- Weight: 31.1 pounds
- Maximum weight: 95 pounds
- front-wheel suspension
- easy handling
- easy to clean
- swivel wheel locks
- rear brakes
- Britax® B-Safe
- Britax® B-Safe 35
- BOB® B-Safe
- Chicco® KeyFit 30
- Graco® SnugRide® Click Connect 35
- Graco® SnugRide® Click Connect 40
- Peg Perego® Primo Viaggio 4-35
- UPPAbaby® MESA
Best for one hand fold, urban settings and bigger trunks. Fits standard doorways, and very reasonably priced.
- Car seat compatible, see list
- One-hand and very compact fold-good for smaller trunks
- Self-standing when folded
- One-handed push
- Great for traveling-can take it on as hand luggage
- Very handy stroller for Disney-babies get plenty of shade with the large canopies
- The cup holder isn’t great
- Same goes for the phone holder
- Doesn’t recline very flat
- Size: 23.8 x 30 x 14.3 inches
- Size: 23.75 x 30 x 14.3 inches folded
- Weight: 23 pounds
- Max. weight: 50 pounds
- Canopies have peek-a-boo windows
- Both seats recline individually
- Footrest is adjustable
- Click Connect™, Chicco®
- KeyFit® 30
- Chicco® Fit2®
- Baby Trend® Secure Snap Gear® 35 only
- Please beware: only fits one car seat at the time
While not the best jogger out there, this is a great lightweight stroller for twins and toddlers that folds easily and has tires you don’t have ever have to inflate.
- car seat compatible, see list
- good for tall parents with its adjustable handlebar
- one-hand fold
- folds up small-good for smaller trunks
- easy to fit through door -openings
- smooth ride on sidewalks and rougher terrain
- not great for jogging
- basket is big, but it’s not easy to access
- not as budget-friendly as our other options
- doesn’t come with a rain cover
- has velcro windows
- Size: 48.6 x 43.5 x 30.1 inches
- Size: 31 x 29.75 x 12.5 inches
- Weight: 32.6 pounds
- The canopies are large and adjustable
- Canopies have peek-a-boo windows
- the seats recline to a near flat position
- the footrests are adjustable
- Have a look here for the PDF with info on all compatible car seats:
The questions other parents ask before buying a twin stroller
What would other parents recommend? A tandem or side-by side stroller?
Both strollers are better for different things, and you will need to consider your lifestyle in this decision. While tandem strollers take up less sidewalk space and fold smaller in your trunk, side-by-side strollers allow both children to sit together, they are often heavier, and harder to fold. However, they’re best for taking on buses.
Stroller threads on parenting chatboards reveal mums worrying about having their child in the bottom seat at first. However, after using one, they realised that they often have great naps in that seat, as they don’t get distracted.
Side by side strollers are often recommended as they are more recommeneded for parents who like to jog. The downside of teh side by side is often quoted as is harder to maneuver when shopping and out and about, and having to wake up their children from naps when going home-if it doesn’t fit through their own doorway.
How should I decide which stroller to buy?
Think about your lifestyle first and foremost. Ask yourself the following questions:
1. How long will you be using this stroller for?
2. Do you walk everywhere, or mostly drive?
3. Do you have to take a few flights of stairs to your condo, or do you live on a groundfloor?
4. What is the terrain like where you live? Do you like to jog with your babies in the stroller?
5. Will you be flying much with your babies, or going to Disney?
6. Will you be using public transport?
7. If so, will that mostly be trains or buses, and if so, how wide are their door openings?
Then, measure your door openings, your hall/utility space (wherever you will be parking your stroller in the house), and the trunk of your car. Take in these measurements when you look at the product descriptions and find the dimensions of the stroller when standing and when folded.
What security features are important?
There are lots of things you need to look out for, and some are more imporant for other parents than for you prehaps, but these one are important:
– Safety belt: make sure your stroller has a safety belt to keep your baby from slipping from her seat,
– Safety brake: check if your lightweight stroller has a parking brake to keep the stroller from rolling when you’re not pushing it.
– Five-point harness (though a three-point harness does meet safety regulations)
– Look out for a Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) seal.
For other important features have a look at our article on the 10 best lightweight strollers for sale in 2020.
What should I test before buying?
If you’re going to the shop to test out twin strollers make sure you try to fold the stroller with one hand, and put the folded buggy on a high shelf-that’s what it will be like to put the folded stroller in the trunk of your car while holding your baby/babies.