Here is a question from Katie. She says that she lives in a place overseas that is not very stroller friendly. They use public transportation for everything. They don’t want a car.
She says, “I’m freaking out a little about how I’m going to manage with two babies. I was wondering if it’s a bad idea for them to share a single stroller for the first few months. I’d get one that could recline all the way, but a single stroller would certainly make life easier than having to navigate with a double. What are your thoughts?”
Inline Twin Strollers
We found that the BabyTrend Double Snap N Go inline stroller worked great for us with our twins in crowds and public spaces. If you’re concerned about navigating around town, getting through crowds, definitely consider looking at an inline stroller instead of a side-by-side double stroller.
An inline stroller may work for you in crowded spaces in public. It worked great for us. On public transportation, the Snap N Go will fold up easily, but you’ll still have your infant carriers, which may cause a bit of a challenge.
We found that the inline stroller was great for infant twins, but ultimately they end up growing up and growing out of the inline stroller. We had to upgrade to a side-by-side stroller.
Another option that you have is you could wear one of your twins in an infant carrier like a BabyBjorn and then push the other in a stroller. That may be easier to navigate through the crowds.
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Choose a Safe Stroller
Your idea about sharing a single stroller may be a bit of a concern for the safety of your kids. You want to make sure that your babies are secure in your stroller and not flopping around side to side or up and down. This is especially true when they’re infants and they can’t hold their heads up themselves or control their bodies very well, and they need to be secure and tight in there and not rolling around. That can be a bit of a challenge if they share a single stroller.
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This question was originally addressed on the Dad’s Guide to Twins Podcast episode 23: Sharing a Stroller, Crib to Bed Transition, Shopping with Twins.
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