I have a graco double stroller from a friend that fits two car seats and registered for a baby trend double stroller frame for my graco infant seats. It folds down small and light. I will use that for as long as I can before I use the graco stroller.
i didnt want a side by side either. i just think it would be less convienient to push around. kinda disappointed i can only find the one i want in green, but i guess you cant be picky with the double stollers. i am happy with the cost..i found it for 140 dollars at burlington coat factory.
We are starting out with the Baby Trend Double Snap n Go for the car seats. Heard this was the best option in the beginning. We got one on craigslist for only $30.
I'm not the strongest or the tallest person so none of the tandem strollers were working out for me... especially once you start factoring in growing babies. We haven't purchased it yet but have heard great things about the Baby Jogger City Mini Double. It is light enough for me to easily maneuver and has a one step folding mechanism. It is also, I believe the second narrowest side-by-side on the market... and may be the lightest. A new side-by-side came out recently that is called the Mountain Buggy Duet which is only 25in wide but it is rather heavy at least for me... plus obviously the seats are a bit narrow so it wouldn't be great unless your kids are on the smaller side.
I have a BabyTrendy Double Snap'n'Go for the carseats and also tend to just pop one carseat on the bottom of the cart and the other on the top part of the cart when I go to places like Walmart.
As for a proper stroller I got the MountainBuggy Duet and love love love it. Side-by-side, 25" wide, technically can convert to have two car seats or bassinets but I didn't bother. It's good from birth and spins on a dime. Haven't met a doorway I can't get through and haven't found a snowpile I couldn't plow through.
It took a universal weathershield from JollyJumper and same with the UV bug netting which is worth noting since I'm all about saving money where possible.
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