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which double stroller hold a child over 40 lbs?

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Initial post: Apr 25, 2009 3:01:21 PM PDT
We have a very tall 2 year old, who currently weighs 35 lbs., and are expecting our second child in June. We need a double stroller that can hold a child larger than 40 lbs (have seen a ton that only hold up to 40 lbs per seat), that can also accomadate an infant seat and at the same time have an actual seat for my son who is not quite old enough for a sit-n-stand. We previously have owned a Graco duo glide and I hated how hard it was to manuver. Does any one have any suggestions?

Posted on Jun 1, 2009 4:17:45 PM PDT
J. Heffner says:
you can get a tandem stroller which also converts to a sit-and-stand..for a normal double stroller now, up to 40 lbs, and then you can take the seat out for a sit-and-stand once he is old enough. I know Joovy makes one of these, but I'm sure there are others as well!

Posted on Jun 12, 2009 5:54:23 AM PDT
Amanda Lasko says:
I have a large almost three year old (tall and about 42 lbs) and a 14 month old. We have the Baby Planet Unity double. It holds up to 55lbs per seat. It also fits through most doorways (it doesn't fit through the narrow doorways of our old house though). We really like it and all that it has to offer. The cons- You can not snap a baby carrier/"bucket" into one of the seats. I was able to put my newborn safely into the seat with just a Snuzzler for support at about 2 weeks though for whatever that's worth? The detachable canopies tend to come a little unattached (at just one connection point) when you fold up the stroller up. The canopies are easily reattached in seconds or you can just take off the canopies? Also, the two cup holders tend to pop off if you throw the stroller into the back of your car with the force that we tend to. The cup holders slide right onto little tracks, so, I would recommend taking off the cup holders and only attaching them when you need to use them/once the stroller is in use... otherwise, it's possible to break the track if you hit the cup holder against something with enough force when stowing the stroller in the back of your car. The people at Baby Planet will send you one replacement cup holder attachment/slider for free. After that, you're on you own with the cup holders. Also, they recycle the stroller free of charge when you're done with it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2009 8:11:48 PM PDT
Biking Papa says:
The MacLaren Twin Techno is a side by side that is supposed to hold 110 lbs. We have one for our 18 month old twins and love it--folds down more compact than any sturdy double I have seen and comes with rain cover which many others charge extra for. Seats recline, so the infant can go straight in without the infant seat--you could go with a rearfacing convertible seat in the car and skip the infant seat altogether--though it is nice to carry the sleeping beauties in the bucket.

Posted on Jul 1, 2009 7:30:33 PM PDT
NatomaMommy says:
Maclaren Twin Techno is the best! It goes up to 110 lbs. combined. No car seat, but a newborn can ride due to recline. We bought the cheaper Maclaren Twin Triumph, and we like it. It does not have an infant footrest so my baby was about 3 months before she could ride in it, and it was most comfy for her once she reached 9 months. I LOVE THIS STROLLER. It's a snap to use and push, and my 38lb. 40 inch 2-year-old can ride as well, for a while. We have about 8 strollers and this is the best one by far. I guess I would have paid for the Techno had I really thought about it, but it was double what the Triumph cost.

Posted on Nov 14, 2010 1:12:45 AM PST
Justbooking says:
I'm in the same boat, a 32 lb preschooler and a 4 month old.

Mini Citys are sold all over, online and in stores and the price seems to be the same across the board. The 2010 models have a larger basket and an added strap to store it. The City Mini single will have a small redesign for 2011 (stiffer back and a more upright seat) but no word yet on whether there will be changes on the 2011 double City Mini. With a single handle, it's far easier to maneuver than the Techno; easier to fold; the canopies are huge and will provide excellent coverage for younger babies, especially from sun as you can't use sunblock on them for the first few months. However, depending on the size of your babies, you may need to get something like the "Kiddopotamus Snuzzler Complete Head and Body Support". The tires are larger than the Technos and can handle some grass. There is a car seat adaptor. My oldest son likes this stroller (I haven't bought it but have taken him for a test ride).

* Baby Joggers are the other option (They should not be used for jogging or off terrain use until after the babies are 8 months old). You can use them earlier for the mall, zoo, etc. They are heavier and larger, but if they have air tires they can be used in sand, grass, gravel and snow. You won't feel the weight of an older child in these. Most will have one car seat adaptor as an option.

On my end end, I needed a lightweight stroller for errands and for use at the park & the beach. Following a suggestion from the people at Giggle, kuddos from friends and relatives who love it and much research (including much mom-watching in the area), I bought the "BOB Revolution Duallie" Stroller from REI in Norwalk. This retailer offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee - if you use it and don't like it, return it for a refund. If you get their $20 lifetime membership, you'll get 10% ($57) back. Moreover, if you get a 20% coupon from them or happen to get it on sale, that will be an additional $100 off.

The Duallie is for children 8 weeks and older. The stroller weighs 32 lbs, only 5 lbs more than the Techno or City. Very deep recline. Huge canopies. Great suspension. Wider seats, great for older kids up to 44 in/ 50 lbs. Fits through standard 32 " doors. Turns on a dime. Compact fold - it fits in the back of my Sienna with the third row up (along with a single Snap and Go or umbrella stroller), and with the wheels off (easily done), it fits into car trunks.

Other advice I was given about the Duallie: the black wheels will offer greater protection against rust than the aluminum ones, if you are near the beach. Also, if you buy used, older models do not have a swivel front wheel.

It's hard to fins a perfect stroller when the weight gap is so large, but we love our BOB.

Posted on Nov 14, 2010 1:15:27 AM PST
Justbooking says:
If you only need the stroller for errands, mall visits, zoo, walks, etc., and need to be taking the stroller in & out of the car easily, the Techno and the Mini City are probably the best choices.

The Maclaren stores offer the widest selection, liners, accessories, and better features on the Technos than the online or big retailers, for the same $380 (plus tax). This stroller is better suited for cities and smooth pavement and will not do too well on grass. However, it has some suspension in its wheels so it is a little more forgiving on uneven surfaces than the Triumph. The Techno requires two hands to push, is a little cumbersome to close, and can feel a little heavy - it did when I pushed my 32 lb 4-year old with one of the babies on the showroom floor (with just the babies it was great). The canopies are very small - you may need to add a double sunshade to protect your babies. Other minuses, it has a very narrow seat, at 11.5 inches - my son is very slim and he was a bit scrunched in it, had to lean forward. If I get this stroller, I see it being used from ages 0-4 tops, nowhere near the weight limit.

I forgot to mention, canopies on the Techno are adjustable for height. For the BOB, max height is 44" for the child.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2010 6:11:11 PM PST
pitt says:
Phil and Teds is up to 44lbs
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