Whether you’ve already got a couple of kids or are just adding one more to the mix, a double stroller is a must-have for multiples, especially under the age of five. And if you think you don’t need one, trust us—you do. Even when they know how to walk, they really won’t want to on long days and extended adventures.
While the best double stroller for a toddler and infant is a very personal buying decision, it largely depends on how old (and big) your kiddos are, where and how you intend to use the stroller and all the extra features you can’t live without. That includes things like cup holders and generous storage for overstuffed diaper bags.
From the best double travel strollers and umbrella strollers to top-rated tandems and wagons, we spoke with Jamie Grayson, a CPST and renowned Baby Gear Expert, to break down the best options for every (life)style and budget.
First things first, you’ll want to figure out if you prefer a tandem or a side-by-side double stroller or a single that converts into a double, all of which have their pros and cons. “Tandems are often easier to use when you're dealing with shopping aisles and doors, but side-by-side strollers maneuver better due to the weight distribution,” says Grayson.
But sometimes side-by-side doubles have a hard time fitting on narrow sidewalks or making it through every door, so that’s something to consider. Other key factors to take into account include:
Seating configurations: “When you're looking at double strollers, some will only allow the child to face outward while some allow for a multitude of seating configurations such as facing the caregiver or facing each other,” says Grayson. If you plan to use your double stroller from birth, choose one that can accommodate a car seat or is safe to be used from infancy.
Storage space: This factor is so important with two in tow. Consider the size of the storage compartment, as well as how easy it is to access when your kids are riding. “Some tandem strollers have great storage underneath until you add a second seat,” notes Grayson. “If cargo space is something you find to be very important, use a side-by-side stroller or a stroller wagon.”
Think about how compact the double stroller is when it folds up. Does fit in your trunk easily or take up a ton of garage space when not in use? Do you have to lug it up two flights of stairs? If so, obviously the lighter it is, the better. A double stroller that folds up in one piece saves your sanity.
Weight: Is the double stroller super heavy to lift by yourself or lightweight? How heavy is your toddler and do they have room to grow before maxing out the height and weight limits of the seat? “With an added kid comes added weight capacity in the stroller itself, so make sure you get a double with really good wheels and suspension in the frame so that it holds up to actually using with two children,” adds Grayson.
Where you’ll use it: Do you need something multi-purpose or are you strictly in the market for the best double stroller for toddler and infant neighborhood walks? Are your streets bumpy? Do you go off-roading or want to get back into your jogging routine with the kiddos? These things play a major role in the double stroller you choose.
The luxe UPPAbaby Vista V2 is one of the most popular convertible stroller systems out there for moms of multiples, and yes, it lives up to the hype. There are so many ways to configure it for your growing family, making it our top pick for the best double strollers for toddlers and infants.
Use it as a single if you're only taking one kid out, purchase the PiggyBack riding board for an older sibling to stand on, or convert it to a double with the RumbleSeat for your toddler. Be sure to consider the weight capacity of this seat—a modest 35 pounds.
This stroller bundle comes with a matching bassinet for baby, upper adapters and the RumbleSeat all included. Use it from birth with a car seat or the bassinet attached. Configure the seats to face either direction—parent-facing or backward depending on preferences. There's plenty of storage in the extra large basket beneath to store all the snacks, diapers, wipes, bags, toys and random items you wind up carrying for a simple outing to the park.
For sunny days, the extended UPF 50+ sunshades offer plenty of protection. The handlebar can be adjusted to suit different caregivers' heights as well. Oh, and did we mention it pushes like a dream?
"You won’t find a smoother rolling stroller that’s easy to fold and extremely durable," notes one reviewer of this practical real world stroller. "They have a good resale value as well." All the fabrics, which not only look good but feel amazing, can be removed and thrown in the wash for quick cleaning.
This top-rated, Disney-approved (yay!) Delta stroller offers a lot of bang for your buck. It's a great, reasonably lightweight option for siblings up to 40 pounds each (or roughly four years old). If you hate putting things together, it's a breeze to assemble right out of the box by just popping the wheels and swivel bar right on. That's it—then you're done.
We love how easy to fold up this double stroller for infant and toddler use is. Just pop it in your trunk or stow away until the next outing. Both seats feature independent, multi-recline positions and footrests for napping on the go. Pop-out SPF 50 sun visors on the canopies offer extra protection from the sun's harsh rays on hot days.
And there's a little peek-a-boo window on each seat so you can check in, especially on your littlest one, while you walk with this handsome tandem double stroller. Reviewers not only love the price point, but the easy handling as well, noting it's easy to push with one hand and even glides over grass and rough terrain with ease.
Grayson highly recommends the Peg Perego Ypsi if you're looking for the best single to double tandem stroller for siblings. In addition to both seats holding the same weight, he really likes the versatility. "Use It in multiple configurations with a bassinet, car seats or stroller seats.
"And if you need to fit it into a smaller vehicle, you can pop the seats off before you fold the stroller frame to puzzle it into your vehicle so it fits better." If you have kiddos far apart in age or a bigger toddler who still likes to ride, the Ypsi seats have high weight capacities of 50 pounds so you'll get a lot of life out of it. It's a brilliant car seat stroller combo that serves parents well for years.
"The seats are very big and my three-year-old daughter has no problems fitting into it," notes one reviewer. "My friend has the Vista and the Ypsi is significantly more narrow so it can fit through smaller doorways," she adds. "It's such a smooth ride even over bumpy city sidewalks!"
Whether you're keeping this bad boy in the car as your go-to outing double stroller or only using it for trips to grandma's and airplane travel, it's absolutely worth it. The seats each recline in multiple positions so your baby can snooze while your toddler takes a break from walking. Included multi-panel canopies provide excellent UPF 50+ sun protection, which is great for everyday trips and actual vacays.
The stroller itself weighs less than 23 pounds so you won't break your back when you have to carry it up a flight of stairs. Oh, and there's a convenient carry strap to help you do so. It folds in a snap, which you'll really appreciate when you're struggling to wrangle the kids onto the plane at the airport.
There's also plenty of storage space with pockets on the back of the canopies to hold your phone and essentials and a big basket beneath to stuff everything else. The seats hold up to 55 pounds each too, so you'll be using this
We're always in awe of parents able push two heavy toddlers and jog at the same time...so impressive. Then we tried the Thule Urban Glide 2. And wow, this thing glides like a dream with minimal effort to maneuver it. We pushed a squirmy 20-pound baby and 40-pound toddler with ease for hours.
If you're into visual appeal, the Thule is also a looker. Its clean, modern design is to die for and the one-handed fold is such a game-changer when you've got an infant and toddler to juggle. The Thule is also compatible with a car seat and/or bassinet, so it can be used with your youngest (just not for jogging yet) from the beginning.
Each seat individually reclines and has its own sun canopy, ensuring each child is comfy-cozy while you jog. The ride is incredibly smooth for kids thanks to excellent suspension wheels. There's even an integrated hand brake for speed control on hills and quick stops.
If budget isn't an issue, the ultra-stylish Bugaboo Donkey 5 Duo is truly the crème de la crème of double strollers. "It's one of the best side-by-side strollers out there and pushes like a dream," says Grayson. Reversible seats allow siblings to face their parents or caregivers, each other or out into the world.
It can easily be pushed with one hand so you can sip your coffee with the other or finally call your mom bestie back. We love that there are a ton of different color options to choose from so you can completely customize your ride. And the quality is honestly unparalleled, with premium, luxe materials sustainably made to last a lifetime. We loved the look and feel of this option compared to all the other strollers we tested.
The aerated bassinet mattress is so comfy for your infant and will keep them cool even when it's blazing hot out. Large, puncture-proof wheels navigate bumps with ease. And at only 29 inches wide, this double stroller fits through most standard-sized doors.
"This pram is so accessible, as compact as it can be, and perfect for so many terrains," raves one recent reviewer. "It slims down to mono mode in a matter of seconds (literally) and I've had no problem getting it through small spaces. The pram is excellent quality and you can tell from a mile off. Strangers are always complimenting the sleek design, but it's definitely more than that—it feels incredibly sturdy and is a smooth yet secure push."
This is by far the best double stroller for a toddler and infant a few years apart. A bonus back seat and riding platform allow your oldest to safely stand with easy grip handles for stability (and a built-in backrest for extra support!) or sit with a three-point harness while your youngest chills in the padded stroller seat or Chicco car seat up front.
Plus, when you don't need the bonus seat, simply fold it up and out of the way until next time. The Chicco Bravo For2 can be quickly folded with just one hand. It also stands on its own so you can store it compactly. The folding handle also doubles as a carry handle for easy toting to and from your car.
Other features to love are the full suspension, front swivel wheels, and treaded rubber tires, all of which make for a super smooth ride. The stroller also comes with two cup holders and a detachable child tray so you don't have to splurge for all the extras.
Grayson's personal favorite side-by-side double stroller is hands down the Bumbleride Indie Twin. "The suspension and wheels allow it to maneuver really wonderfully, especially in rougher terrain or snow," he says. "They're also a very eco-friendly brand, which I love."
It's so easy to push no matter where you're going, is incredibly stylish, durable, and can be used right from birth without any add-ons, though it is compatible with several different car seats and bassinets can be purchased if you really want to (but totes not necessary).
Each seat reclines flat on its own for on-the-go naps with UPF 45+ sun canopies and magnetized mesh peek-a-boo windows so you can see what they're doing or if they actually fell asleep. The Indie Twin folds quickly and compactly, and the storage basket underneath offers plenty of space. 10/10 would recommend for siblings!
We have tried and reviewed several stroller wagons (because we have loads of kids and it's our actual job), and the Larktale is hands down our favorite for storage space. It's SO roomy and is really easy to maneuver—even with a five-year-old and one-year-old riding.
Grayson is a big fan too, noting how easy the Larktale is to fold and fit in your vehicle. This is key if you plan on taking it on trips to the zoo, aquarium, sporting events, or vacation. We also love the Larktale's extended canopies, which fully shade and protect your kiddos from the sun's rays on a warm day.
The seats recline and turn into a triple or four-seater wagon for younger toddlers if you purchase the Double Seat Kits, which are sold separately. Clever, built-in storage on this thing is next level. There are four mesh interior pockets to hold snacks and toys, a super roomy stroller organizer on the back.
This easily fits diaper bags and larger items. Additional pockets, including a zippered compartment to stash stuff up front, from water bottles to cell phones, wipes and wallets make it a total winner. Use it from six months and up, or purchase a car seat adapter to use it from day one.
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