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side by side twin stroller travel system...does it exist?

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Initial post: Mar 12, 2010 1:30:54 PM PST
I have twins on the way (our first children). Ive been searching high and low for a side by side stroller that I can attach 2 carseats to. Its important to me that they are side by side but its looking like a travel system for 2 babies is not possible. If thats the case how important is it that your babies not be disturbed when sleeping to be transferred to a stroller when your out and about? Any moms of twins have a suggestion. Will I have to buy a side by side stroller and car seats seperately and wake them up to transfer to the stroller or is that not a big deal? Im clueless.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2010 1:48:48 PM PST
YES!!!! Check out The Navigator Jogger - Sonic

Posted on Mar 12, 2010 2:22:53 PM PST
wow... does exist! Do you own one? how practical is this for an everyday stroller? At 35'' wide will we be limited to where we can go? Thanks for your response!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2010 2:46:46 PM PST
No sorry I don't own one. I was just on that web site yesterday looking for a double jogging stroller. Side by Side I don't know if you would get any smaller than that and be able to put the car seats in it. But i know it was really important to me to have the travel system. It is really nice to go from car to stroller without waking the baby, or in your case babies. :) Good Luck.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 13, 2010 1:52:41 PM PST
I am in the situation, except I want a double tandem stroller. This website was very very helpful...then I went to a store and had an employee show me how to put the car seats in.

Posted on Mar 15, 2010 8:10:52 AM PDT
TT says:
Bumbleride Indie double Stroller.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2010 2:55:14 PM PDT
Della H. says:
My twins are 5 months old. I do not have a side by side car seat stroller but have the Babytrend tandem Snap n go stroller. I love it because they are heavy enough now that it is very hard to carry them in their car seats, and even though usually now they don't stay asleep when the car stops, this stroller makes it easy for me to make quick-er errand runs (nothing is quick with twins).

Posted on Mar 16, 2010 9:54:10 PM PDT
mom of 3 says:
I have 10 month old twins and waaaay too many double strollers. I have a tandem graco with carseats, which is nice and manuverable, but a little more challenging to get the seats in and out and the front canopy is a pain. I have some side by sides (baby jogger, maclaren, combi) all of which are great, none of which can hold two car seats. Their width doesn't seem too limiting, as they can get through doorways. I have a tandem snap n go, which has been great in a lot of aspects: it is light, easy to attach/detach carseats, has storage, cup holders, and was inexpensive. The big negative for me was the manuverability. It is long and difficult to turn, so it's not great for neighborhood walks, but fine for a short trip to the mall. I swear by the infant carriers and am trying to use them as long as is safe. In fact, I had to go buy a new one with a higher weight limit for one of our twins. The infant carriers are sanity savers in my opinion for getting the babies back and forth to the car when you are by yourself and most especially for naps. Best of luck!

Posted on Mar 16, 2010 10:13:09 PM PDT
P. McPherson says:
My wife is having twins in a couple of months. Best double stroller that accepts two carseats (that we have found) is the Baby Jogger City Select. It's a tandem stroller that is extremely customizable. We thought we wanted a side by side too, but realized that the width just isn't doable in a lot of places. We've played around with a couple models and they are really nice. It can also convert to a single stroller later on if you are planning on having more kids. The biggest downside is the price, but considering that its a one stroller that does everything you need from here on out, I think its worth it.

Posted on Mar 17, 2010 8:19:43 AM PDT
Does the Navigator (baby trend) hold different carseats? Like a Graco?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 17, 2010 9:40:39 AM PDT
V. Barron says:
don't buy baby trend. I had the side by side double expedition with swivel wheel, it was orange. Within 8 months of owning it the front wheel was wobbling and I took it in to be looked at, at a local bike shop and a part that came made from the factory that I didn't have to put together as it came that way was striped and defective. I had to pay baby trend a money order and and wait 2 weeks to get the piece then pay to have it put on. The stroller also only fit through Handicap accessable doors only. That's crap, I can't count how many times we got stuck in doorways because of this thing and how embarrassing and the fact that I would have to take my 1 and 2 year old out of the stroller to be able to get in the office or bussiness or such. What's the use of the stroller if it won't fit where I need to go? I owned a combi side by side it was flimsy, a fisher price sit and stand aweful maneuverablity, a graco quattro tour duo which was amazing a little heavy but wonderful for the kids and I but my 2 year old is autistic and hated feeling like she was so far away from me in the front, I also have a maclaren quest, its a great stroller for lightweight and folding but unstable when putting other items in the back of it. Now I have a bob revolution duallie in mesa orange I love it!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 18, 2010 1:26:32 PM PDT

I am the mother of 5 (1 set of twins) and worked as a nanny for 15 years; as far as disturbing sleeping babies that is a personal thing. Some babies don't mind, while others won't go back to sleep if disturbed. You will need to decide how important it is to have them transferred undisturbed (will it happen often? Do you need them to sleep while you're out or would you prefer them to be awake then and sleep while you are at home and can get something done?)
I do not know if there is a side-by-side travel system, or what other options you might find, but I used a 'stroller connector' and hooked 2 traditional strollers together. You can find the connector at Babies'r'Us for about $10. Then you can purchase 2 of whatever stroller you like and always have the option of separating them (like if grandma is there and wants to push one...)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2010 5:54:33 AM PDT
Navman says:
go to
My side by side jogging stroller is sturdy, easy to assemble and use. IT also has some nice compartments for storage.

Posted on Mar 22, 2010 12:21:54 PM PDT
O'Malley says:
We started out with a used Double Snap n Go with our Graco Snugrides seats and it was very easy to use and I liked not having to take them out of their carseats if they were sleeping. When the babies were 5-6 months old we started using the Baby Jogger City Mini a very light side by side stroller. My boys are almost a year and are still very comfortable in the City Mini. Good luck!

Posted on Mar 22, 2010 4:02:56 PM PDT
pink says:
have tried everything (mcclaren, peg perago, graco, on and on) and by far the best is the bumbleride indie twin also had the snap n go frame for the car seats and the peg for traveling as it was smaller than the bumbleride but i barley ever used anything but the bumbleride , for me it ended up being way easier to just use the indie twin and the stroller is fantastic along w/their customer service - the chassis bent a little just before a year of major use, they paid for me to send it to them and they sent me a brand new stroller as they no longer had the part for the 2008 version - if i were to do it over i would just have bought the bumbleride

Posted on Mar 22, 2010 4:05:41 PM PDT
pink says:
and i loved the maxi cosi car seats better than the graco ones but this was a few years ago so i don't know what's out now

Posted on Mar 22, 2010 9:11:28 PM PDT
Mom says:
How about Stroll-Air My Duo it takes two car seats...

Posted on Mar 22, 2010 10:39:26 PM PDT
M. Chavez says:
I have 4 month old twins (our first as well) and struggled with the stroller purchase a lot. We ended up with the snap-n-go for the carseats and a Baby Jogger City Mini. Now that the boys are here and we have used them both, here is what I would consider for yourself:
How are you going to use your stroller? If you are looking for something to get to and from the car to the mall or store with similarly flat surface, the snap n go is going to be your best friend. It's down side is that it does not corner well or handle snow/ice/uneven surfaces the best. But, it is relatively inexpensive and can accommodate lots of car seats, which you will have anyway! We have also found it helpful when taking taxis or a friends car somewhere, because you are already bringing the carseats and then can bring the smaller base instead of your big stroller.

The downside I guess is that you are going to need another stroller too. But you can look for features you really want then instead of worrying about the carseats, since that is only really an issue while they are in infant seats, and your stroller should hapefully last you for much longer than that! It goes by really fast...

About moving them from the carseat when they are sleeping, my babies hate the carseat, unless it is in a moving vehicle or attached to a moving stroller. They wake up anyway when the car stops. And carseats tend to make them too warm as well. Our stroller - the BabyJogger - is much more comfortable for them as well. We are very happy with that stroller, though as the another person mentioned they now have a the City Select that I definately would have gotten, had it been out 6 months ago!

I would also add that we have recently purchased two single strollers (cheaper ones that aren't here yet so I can't tell you about them) because we have found several times that it would be useful. To split up while shopping, to take a crabby baby for a walk while the other (and mom or dad!) are sleeping, to fit better somewhere we are going, etc. I never thought of it before they were born, but now I am so glad someone suggested it to me. It makes so much sense. I mean, if I am going grocery shopping, why not take one happy baby with me and give everyone a little break?

I hope this helps a little. It can all be so overwhelming!

Posted on Mar 23, 2010 11:17:00 AM PDT
Amy says:
I have 10 month old twins. We used the babytrend universal tandem frame (I ordered mine from babyage) for when they were in their carrier car seats. Once they outgrew their carriers at 22 lbs, we switched to the orange babytrend double jogger that someone mentioned up above. We LOVE our orange babytrend double jogger (got it at babiesrus). It is the lightest, easiest to manuever stroller! Our front wheel got wobbly after a few months of use, but it just needed to be like a bicycle tire with the lever clamp contraption. There are very few places that we can't go in it.

I did see in One Step Ahead catalogue that they offer a side by side jogger type stroller system with 2 carriers....$250 for the stroller and $119 for each carrier.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 24, 2010 6:15:11 PM PDT
Crystal says:
I was going to recommend the same thing. I recently saw one in their catalog that looked pretty nice!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 25, 2010 3:21:44 PM PDT
S. Grenham says:
It is not a side by side stroller, but the double decker is great. We used it for our 9 month old twins. They are still in their Graco Snugride car seats and this stroller makes life so much easier. It has large ari filled tires for trail walk, yet it folds up easily for goign in the car. The only down side it that it olny works with the infant seats. We also have a citi min twin stroller that i will use one they out grow their infant car seats and a Bumbleride Inde Twin.

Posted on Mar 25, 2010 11:16:32 PM PDT
Emily Bronte says:
I don't have twins but I have two children that are close in age, so I have a double stroller that is side-by-side. I don't know if you can get it in the US except if you live in NYC (which is where I bought it)...I had it imported from Canada (the company that makes it is European; either Danish or Italian) and it is called Firstwheels.

I actually have two friends that have the Bumbleride indie twin and when they pushed my stroller they realized that their stroller was hard to push in comparison. I was shocked at how difficult it was to push their stroller when I tried to do so and I was glad that I had got the Firstwheels instead (I had narrowed it down to Bumbleride or Firstwheels).

Here is the link: The double is called city twin.

What I like about the stroller is that you can attach a bassinet (two in your case) and if you need to get into the car the seats/bassinets come off in a few seconds and the stroller folds nicely and fits in the trunk. It looks like the Bugaboo but in a double. Also you can purchase car seat adapters if you want to put carseats in there instead of the bassinets.

I did a lot of research before purchasing the firstwheels stroller. I tried the Maclaren twin triumph but it was SOOOO difficult to push and I returned it. Same for the Graco (but better than Maclaren). I didn't like the BOB because of the single wheel in the front (it was unstable and because of what some reviewers wrote) and I didn't like the baby jogger because it looked as though the kids were uncomfortable and for other reasons which escape me now.

In any case, I hope this helps and I wish you the best of luck.

Posted on Mar 27, 2010 9:56:28 PM PDT
MAMA24 says:
I also only wanted a side-by-side for my twins, but it was important to keep them in their carriers when out and about too. I ended up using the Baby Trend Snap and Go while they were in their carriers. I loved it. It was so quick to load (as quick as can be when everything is times 2)! It also has a large basket for everything you need with twins. Then when they were around 10 months, I started using a Peg Perego side-by-side stroller and used it until we no longer needed one! Loved, loved, loved the Snap and Go for those early months, though!

Posted on Mar 28, 2010 9:52:17 PM PDT
mom5679 says:
we just bought a jogging stroller by Baby trend called the navigator (or navigation? can't recall) that you can attach 2 baby trend carriers to.

Posted on Mar 29, 2010 6:46:02 AM PDT
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