My oldest daughter just turned 2, so I can’t use the old “I have 2 under 2” saying anymore, which is too bad because I really enjoyed that while it lasted. Regardless of my kids’ ages or yours, if you have two young kids, a double stroller can be a life saver in certain situations.
I gave a more wholesome review of my Bumbleride Indie Twin in a blog we posted in July, but today I want to highlight some of the things I do with my kids where we’ve really required the use of a double stroller — apart from your typical walking to just about anywhere…
1) CONTAINING MY TODDLER – yes, containing my toddler. Some parents will probably think I’m cruel but there are times when you just have to bribe your crazy, active toddler and get him or her to stay put in the stroller while you [insert activity here]. And sometimes, you’re just in a rush… so letting your toddler walk to where it is you’re going just doesn’t make sense in that moment.
2) Offering the other side to another mom friend for her baby – I do this all the time, and it works great. Not all my friends with two young kids of have a double stroller and actually, some of them do, but choose not to use them because the seat for the baby is hidden away and they simply like mine better! So, when I meet other moms at the park, I have my baby on one side and they take the other side for their small baby while our toddlers run around and play.
3) Any kind of longer visiting, or any activity that is geared a little more for my husband and I – ok, so it doesn’t happen often enough that we do something that is more for us than the girls, but when it does, the double stroller is a time extender. If your toddler wants to walk, they’ll either steer you in another direction, causing frustration and delaying the original plan in the first place. We often let our toddler walk, but if we’re trying to sneak in something selfish, the double stroller is a must (and a special snack helps too).
Check out my full review video of the Bumbleride Indie Twin for more details about this awesome double stroller.