If you’re expecting twins, you’re probably looking to purchase a double stroller to get out and about easily with your babies. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite twin strollers so you can see what we love about each stroller.
With twin babies, convenience is key. So you need a stroller that will make life easier and make getting out and about with your babies a breeze.
You might be wondering how to know which twin pram is suitable for your family. Keep reading to determine what factors you should consider when choosing a twin stroller.
Do I need a double stroller for twins?
With twins, you will struggle without a double stroller. A double stroller will allow you to push both babies at once, undoubtedly making life easier. Some parents of twins choose to have a single stroller each, but this isn’t practical for solo trips. Others invest in slings and a stroller so they can mix it up.
Generally speaking, however, your life will be easier if you invest in a double stroller for your twins.
Note: Being a parent of twins doesn’t mean you can’t babywear. Some parents choose to tandem carry their twins; others take a sling at all times to soothe a grumbly twin when necessary.
Things to consider when choosing a double stroller
If you want the best double stroller, there are two main designs to choose from. You can opt for a side-by-side stroller or a tandem stroller. Side-by-side strollers are usually much wider but easier to manoeuvre than tandem strollers, which fit better through doorways but can be a pain to steer around corners.
When considering which of these options is better for you, you will need to think about how and where you will use the stroller. It’s worth measuring the door to your home (and any other doors you use regularly) to check they’re wide enough for your desired stroller.
Convertible strollers can be used in various configurations; this will help you get the most out of your stroller.
Different double strollers are designed with different types of families in mind. For example, if you spend lots of time in crowded places, or you’re constantly getting on and off public transport, you should think about which double stroller will work best. On the other hand, if you often need to wrestle it into your car, you might choose one that folds down easily and compactly.
Are you a city explorer, or do you spend lots of time off-roading in the countryside? Some double strollers provide a smooth ride even on uneven paths and muddy stretches. Others are better suited to smooth city pavements and hopping on and off public transport.
You don’t have a world of choice when it comes to double strollers, but there are options to suit every budget. Don’t spend more than you can afford on a double stroller. If you’re desperate for a model out of your price range, see if you can get hold of it secondhand.
Be sure to factor in any additional accessories you might need to get the most out of your stroller. Some double strollers require additional purchases to use the twin seats in specific configurations.
Infant car seat compatibility
Infant car seat compatibility can make your life easier as a parent of twins. Being able to move your sleeping babies easily from their car seat to their stroller will be a major plus. It’s essential to make sure your stroller is compatible with your infant car seats, so consider this when browsing your options.
You might want to buy a complete travel system that will contain everything you need, including the two infant car seats, stroller bassinets and double stroller chassis.
Folded down size
A twin stroller can be pretty big, so it’s worth considering where you’ll store it. You’ll need to think about whether it will fit in the boot of your car, but also where you’ll store it in your home. If space is an issue, you should measure up, to check it will fit neatly in your home (or spend the next two years shimmying past a double stroller in your hallway).
It’s also important to consider the stroller weight. Although some are lightweight and easy to throw in the boot at the end of the day, others are heavier and more difficult to store.
Our Best Twin Pram Picks
We know you’ll spend hours researching the best double strollers, and we’ve compiled this list of the best double strollers to help you. The following strollers are our picks for the best double and twin strollers we could find:
#1 Bugaboo Donkey 5 Twin bassinet and seat pram
The Bugaboo Donkey 5 Twin is perfect for ‘twin’ families. The roomy chassis means your babies can stay side-by-side from day one. In addition, the Bugaboo Donkey 5 measures 74cm wide in twin mode, so it still fits through standard-sized doorways, making it an ideal choice for stress-free outings.
- The elevated seats mean your children are always together and never out of your reach
- Large wheels, allowing for smooth strolls on all terrains
- Integrated cupholder attachment points for your favourite accessories.
#2 Phil & Ted’s Voyager with double kit
The Phil & Ted’s Voyager with the double kit is an excellent option for twin families. This tandem double stroller is versatile and can be used in several configurations.
The seats lie completely flat to become a bassinet seat suitable from birth. Most other models feature an entirely separate bassinet attachment, which you will need to store once your baby outgrows it, so the Phil & Ted’s Voyager with double kit is great for homes with limited storage.
The one-handed recline button on the top of each seat is easy to use. The zipped pocket on the right-hand side of the stroller features an earphone hole so you can store your phone and listen to podcasts while your babies nap on long walks.
- Generously sized bassinet seats are ideal for bigger babies
- Available in red, black, blue marl and charcoal marl
- Easy to fold up.
#3 Mountain Buggy Duet
The Mountain Buggy Duet was created by a New Zealand Dad who wanted to enjoy mountain trails with his baby in tow. It is very narrow at just 63cm wide and has a footprint similar to many single strollers on the market.
This double stroller boasts fantastic suspension, ensuring a comfortable ride for your baby and an easy steer for you. The downside to this double stroller is the weight; although it’s lightweight to push, it’s heavy once folded down.
- The lightweight and compact design means this nifty stroller is ideal for manoeuvring through doorways and other tight spaces
- Great manoeuvrability
- Easy to use on all terrains; perfect for families who like spending time in nature.
#4 Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double
The Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double is a narrow side-by-side forward-facing stroller. The compact design is only 66.5cm wide and can fit through most doorways. In addition, the stroller is easy to fold down, making it ideal for parents who already have their hands full.
However, the narrow design means the carrycots are slim, so your babies will grow out of them sooner. Another downside to the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double is that it isn’t compatible with car seats.
- The compact fold makes it ideal for smaller homes and cars with smaller boot spaces
- The clever folding mechanism allows for hassle-free folding
- The side-by-side design keeps your babies together.
#5 Nuna Baby Demi Grow
The Nuna Baby Demi Grow is a narrow tandem stroller that easily fits through doorways and crowded streets. This versatile tandem stroller converts easily into 23 configurations, so you can find the one that works best for your babies. Note: you might need to purchase additional accessories for some of these configurations.
The second seat utilises what should be the large storage basket under the seat, which means storage space is limited when using both seats.
- Premium finish with valuable extras, including a sunshade
- Good manoeuvrability
- Aesthetically pleasing design.
Which double stroller is best for twins?
The double strollers listed above are our favourites for twin families. The best stroller for you will depend on various factors, including where you plan to use it (city or country), where you need to store it (city apartment or the roomy boot of an SUV) and what features are important to you.
Before deciding which double stroller to buy for twins, you should think about how you will use it. Where will you want to go? Then, look for a double stroller that will work best where you need it to.
If you want to go on long country walks, you’ll need sturdy wheels to help you over difficult terrain. If you’re more likely to spend your days chatting to other mamas in coffee shops, look for a buggy that will fit in your favourite cafe.
Another great way to determine which twin stroller is right for you is to ask other parents. If you know any twin families, ask them for their recommendations. If you see parents of twins out and about, ask them whether they love their double stroller and would recommend it.
If you’re expecting twins and would like to have some more top tips, look at 9 Best Tips For New Parents Of Twins.