Best strollers & accessories according to redditors
We found 401 Reddit comments discussing the best strollers & accessories. We ranked the 225 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.
1. Chicco KeyFit Caddy Frame Stroller
Designed exclusively for the Chicco Keyfit Infant car seatAudible click ensures keyfit is attached securelyPremium featuring ultra light anodized aluminum frame with easy one hand foldFits Key fit 22; fits keyfit 30Folded dimensions 20 x 11 x 33.5 inches Front wheel diameter 6.25 inches and rear whe...
2. Graco FastAction Fold Jogger Travel System | Includes the FastAction Fold Jogging Stroller and SnugRide 35 Infant Car Seat, Gotham
Stroller dimensions: 24" W x 40" D x 42" H | Stroller seat: 12" W x 14" D x 21" H | Car Seat: 18.66" W x 30.67" D x 15.59" HIncludes the Graco SnugRide Click Connect 35 Infant Car Seat and base, rear facing for infants from 4-35lbs. and up to 32"Air-filled rubber tires offer suspension for a smooth ...
3. Pockit Lightweight Stroller
WORLD’S SMALLEST FOLDING STROLLER - With its innovative two-step folding design, the Pockit is the 2014 Guiness World Records most compact stroller folding down to 11.8” x 7” x 13.8” and a weight of 9.5 poundsSMALL BUT STRONG - Built using high quality, durable materials, the Pockit can hold...
4. Baby Trend Universal Double Snap-N-Go Stroller Frame
Accepts 2 infant car seatsStadium seatingLarger cradle frame for better fit for all car seats2 cup holder parent tray with covered storage compartmentLarge drop down storage basket
5. Summer 3Dlite Convenience Stroller, Black (2016)
LIGHTWEIGHT – A lightweight stroller makes any outing a little easier! The Summer 3Dlite Convenience Stroller has a durable aluminum frame that weighs just 13 pounds and has a large seat area, plus anti-shock front wheels and lockable rear wheels.FOR TRAVEL AND EVERYDAY – Whether you’re travel...
6. Graco FastAction Fold Jogger Click Connect Stroller, Tangerine
One second, one hand fold provides the ultimate in convenience for moms on the go.Air filled, rubber tires for a smooth ride on any terrain and a locking front swivel wheel for an easy transitionStroller holds child up to 50 pounds for year of comfortable strollingAccepts all Graco Click Connect inf...
7. Baby Trend Snap-N-Go EX Universal Infant Car Seat Carrier
Stroller Frame that accepts infant car seats to form a Travel SystemAccepts all Baby Trend Car seats2-cup holder parent tray w/covered storage compartment, Recommended Use : Max. Weight: 45 poundsLightweight and easy to transport and convenient one hand foldLarge storage basket and rear wheels with ...
8. Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System, Papyrus
The Chicco Bravo Trio System Includes Bravo Stroller, Key Fit 30 Infant Car Seat and BaseStroller features removable seat for easy transformation into a stylish frame carrier for the Key Fit.A gorgeously woven jacquard in a delightful polka dot pattern is paired with warm grey and delicate pink acce...
9. J.L. Childress Gate Check Bag for Standard & Double Strollers
Protects your single or double umbrella stroller from dirt and germs when checking it at the airplane gate; Airline certifiedTo ensure this item bag fits your stroller, visit the Compatibility Guide in the Technical Specification section belowMade of durable, yet lightweight and water-resistant mate...
10. Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System, Lightweight Baby Stroller, Sleek & Versatile, Easy Infant Car Seat Transfer, Oversized Storage Basket, Blanket Boot, Travel Stroller, 3-Panel Canopy, Sandstone Tan
FLEXIBLE INFANT TRAVEL SYSTEM: The evenflo pivot modular travel system is a car seat and stroller combo featuring the SafeMax Rear-Facing Infant car seat and SafeZone Base with anti-rebound bar, infused with parent-and child-friendly accessoriesVERSATILE & LIGHTWEIGHT: This car seat and stroller com...
11. Baby Jogger City Tour Stroller | Compact Travel Stroller | Lightweight Baby Stroller with Backpack-Style Carry Bag, Perfect for Travel, Onyx
Easy and compact portable stroller features a one hand quick fold; auto lock locks the fold for transportation or storageMulti position near flat recline; the canopy stroller includes a UV 50 plus sun canopy with canopy extension and peek a boo window; stroller seat features 5 point harnessFolding s...
12. BLUBOON Clip on Fan Battery Operated Speed Adjustable Portable Mini Stroller Fan
Rechargable battery and USB powered fan runs off battery about 2~6 hours according to different speed, you can power fan from computer, power bank, solar panel, USB car charger, 5V USB power source or any socket with a DC 5V USB power adapter.Baby stroller fan: easily and securely clip to a baby str...
13. Baby Jogger City Select Stroller - 2016 | Baby Stroller with 16 Ways to Ride, Goes from Single to Double Stroller | Quick Fold Stroller, Onyx
The Stroller: Our most versatile yet, the City Select grows with your family and could be the only convertible stroller you'll ever needThe Fold: Patented quick fold technology allows stroller to fold in one stepConfigurations: Our luxury strollers allow you to create a custom system. City Select ca...
14. Baby Jogger City Mini GT Stroller - 2016 | Baby Stroller with All-Terrain Tires | Quick Fold Lightweight Stroller, Black
Patented quick fold technology fold your lightweight stroller with one hand; Care The seat can be washed in cold water on the delicate cycle of your washing machine and attached back onto the stroller to dry3 Wheel Stroller: 8.5 inches all terrain non flat tires with front wheel suspension provide a...
15. Summer 3Dflip Convenience Stroller, Black/Gray – Lightweight Umbrella Stroller with Reversible Seat Design for Rear and Forward Facing, Compact Fold, Adjustable Oversized Canopy and More
REVERSIBLE SEAT DESIGN – Change the way you look at umbrella strollers! The Summer 3Dflip Convenience Stroller has a unique reversible seat design that allows baby to face you when younger or face the world when they’re older and more curious. The folded dimensions are 40.38 x 13 x 9.50 inchesLI...
16. JJ Cole Jj Cole Original Bundleme, Infant Graphite
ELIMINATE BLANKETS: No worries about rolling over your little one’s blanket with your stroller wheels - or worse, losing their favorite blanket.IMPROVED FOR CAR SEATS: The removable back panel is designed for use with car seats and allows baby's back to rest directly on the back of the car seat.KE...
17. GB All City Pockit Stroller
WORLD'S SMALLEST FOLDING STROLLER - With its innovative two-step folding design, the Pockit is the 2014 Guiness World Records most compact stroller folding down to 11.8 inches x 7 inches x 13.8 inches and a weight of 9.5 poundsSMALL BUT STRONG - Built using high quality, durable materials, the Pocki...
18. Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System, Orion
The Chicco Bravo Trio System Includes Bravo Stroller, Key Fit 30 Infant Car Seat and Base ; Front Wheel Diameter: 7" , Rear Wheel Diameter: 9"Stroller features removable seat for easy transformation into a stylish frame carrier for the Key Fit.A gorgeously woven jacquard in a delightful polka dot pa...
19. 2pcs Strong Large Durable Buggy Carabiner Stroller Hooks Mummy Clip Pram Pushchair Grocery or Diaper Bags Holder - 14cm (5.5")
Material: Aluminium Alloy. Length: 14cm. Large clip hook aluminum carabiner with soft foam grip.Great for Everyday Use. Holds up to 35 lb. Attaching a baseball cap / walking shoes / other things to your backpack. Keeping the bags/ other stuff together, ect.The classic D-shaped Aluminum Carabiner wil...
20. Baby Jogger City Mini Stroller - 2016 | Compact, Lightweight Stroller | Quick Fold Baby Stroller
Lightweight Stroller: The essence of urban mobility: lightweight, compact and nimbleThe Fold: Patented quick fold technology allows stroller to fold in one stepSeat: Multiple recline positions with a 50 pounds weight capacityCanopy: UB 50plus sun canopy can be adjusted for differing head heights; Fe...
I was also on this flight, the lady had been told at a previous gate(her statement when he was telling her she needed to check it) she could bring on as carry on. She demonstrated to the attendant how small it got, and boy it got small I want one of these myself now(looks like it was some sort of magic quad fold thing that made it look almost like a briefcase). She was afraid the stroller would not be returned at the stop and be forced to walk around with all her stuff and the baby. In fact at one point another flight attendant came back with the stroller and put it in over head storage.
I'm pretty sure they didn't have spare crew for the flight and in order to keep the flight from getting further delayed they let him stay and set her up with a new flight. It's not the best outcome as he should have been removed the second he got all riled up but I can understand doing this rather than making the other people on the plane wait 1-2 hours for a backup to come. This is just my thought on it though. I really would like to make sure they made it home as the babies were playing with me and a couple of other people in the boarding gate before the flight.
Edit: Found the stroller in question here : https://www.amazon.com/Baby-Jogger-City-Tour-stroller/dp/B01J258IBQ?th=1
14lbs weight and i you look at their site they have a bag cover that if used you'd wouldn't think it was a stroller.
What is the source of this? This sounds like a flight attendants blog entry and there are some things in it which are untrue. If we're trusting anonymous sources on this, this comment from someone also on the flight seems to indicate the above is not correct:
>I was also on this flight, the lady had been told at a previous gate(her statement when he was telling her she needed to check it) she could bring on as carry on. She demonstrated to the attendant how small it got, and boy it got small I want one of these myself now(looks like it was some sort of magic quad fold thing that made it look almost like a briefcase). She was afraid the stroller would not be returned at the stop and be forced to walk around with all her stuff and the baby. In fact at one point another flight attendant came back with the stroller and put it in over head storage.
>I'm pretty sure they didn't have spare crew for the flight and in order to keep the flight from getting further delayed they let him stay and set her up with a new flight. It's not the best outcome as he should have been removed the second he got all riled up but I can understand doing this rather than making the other people on the plane wait 1-2 hours for a backup to come. This is just my thought on it though. I really would like to make sure they made it home as the babies were playing with me and a couple of other people in the boarding gate before the flight.
>Edit: Found the stroller in question here : https://www.amazon.com/Baby-Jogger-City-Tour-stroller/dp/B01J258IBQ?th=1
>14lbs weight and i you look at their site they have a bag cover that if used you'd wouldn't think it was a stroller.
In point number 1 in the post above it claims "dragging behind a very large folded stroller that was too big for the overhead bin or to go under a seat. ", and this is obviously not true. In fact, it seems the stroller was already in the overhead when this happened, watch the woman with the package with pink ribbon who's trying to explain to the captain about what happened and you can see she indicates the flight attendant was pulling the stroller down from the overhead.
Also this claim: "After about 40 minutes she deplanes again this time telling all of the passengers, who are now becoming vocal in support of the flight crew" sounds like complete BS, everybody on the video we saw was aghast at what the flight attendant had done and at the :50 mark of original video you can hear passenger say that the flight attendant struck the woman with the stroller while trying to be forceful.
We have the Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System. Love it. No complaints. It's at the top of your price range though at $380. It comes with the bucket carseat, the base, and the stroller. If you have another car that baby will go in and out of a lot you might want to purchase another base (they're about $85, so that'll put you at your max max budget) - though you can use the bucket carseat without the base (you just use the seatbelt to restrain it).
All in with carseat, 2 bases, and stroller = $465 + tax
Yes this. Did you know: babies in Finland often sleep in... a cardboard box! Ok it’s an amazing box that the government gives to every expecting family filled with free essentials, but still.
I would recommend your guests bring:
Other than that, baby will probably be pretty much fine. They can get this cheap clip in stroller base that fits with most car seats. Or a cheap baby sling to carry baby around.
Babies don’t need a big crib or rocker or swing or $400 stroller.
I see it at 169
I opted for a Chicco travel system over the Graco because the carseat gets better reviews. It's under $400 on Amazon. Here's the Lucie's List review of the carseat and here's a link to the travel system I chose on Amazon.
Haven't used it yet, but it gets good reviews.
We found that for the first six months or so we didn't use a traditional stroller, we only used a Snap and Go. We could snap the car seats into the stroller directly, unsnap and snap into the car, pack the stroller easily into the back, and then when we arrived unsnap out of the car and into the stroller. Once they got a little older we moved over to a Baby Jogger and that was great. But in the beginning I'm surprised no one has mentioned this - it was the ONLY stroller we used for the first six months or so.
Edit: This was exactly what we used. Loved it!
The Summer Infant 3D Lite
Before 6 months or so, you want something that you can hook your infant carseat into. Some people go with "travel systems" like this one.
Or you can go with a Snap n Go for the infant stage and get a different stroller for later.
This is my favorite! So much so that we bought it again for kiddo 2. The inflatable tires make it such a smooth ride and the car seat snaps into the jogger and base in the car. It’s awesome!
Graco FastAction Fold Jogger Travel System | Includes the FastAction Fold Jogging Stroller and SnugRide 35 Infant Car Seat, Gotham https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UVW40XA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_myfTDbT9VDV43
More pics here!
Disclaimer: There's really no theme to our nursery, despite the abundance of giraffes and Poohs. I already owned all of these Winnie the Pooh stuffed bears...he's a lifelong love of mine, and I just think giraffes are neat.
If you bring your stroller spend the $30 on Amazon to get a travel bag for it. Then you’re not getting airplane grease and grime on your nice stroller.
With my second (and last) child we bought a really nice umbrella stroller. It’s the GB Qbit....I think. But it folds up to the size of a briefcase. Super easy for going through airport security and gate checking.
Not the same but similar: stroller
My daughter is 2y2mo, about 30 pounds, and about 3 feet tall and she still fits fine in the umbrella stroller we have. I have a feeling your current one will be fine, but you can look up the user manual just to be sure.
My parents got this one to keep at their house for when we visit so we don't have to bring ours through the airport. My daughter has been using it since she was 7 months old and still fits fine in it.
Google this and read all the articles you can to find what works for you. It's very manageable, a little like a circus but keep a good attitude and you will fly fine, lots of good comments here already!
Our items: Carry-on with laptop, diaper-bag backpack, and a Coleman soft cooler to keep milk frozen + other food, **stroller (Summer-infant 3D-flip, awesome stroller!), and Ergobaby baby carrier!
Security: Read the websites and pack according to the rules, have one of you (mom) can carry all the baby stuff. Be very nice to them, they are doing their jobs, and will help you through, the stroller may be x-rayed. One of you will walk through with the baby, make sure you don't ding if you can avoid it to make life easier.
Flight: Boarding: Pre-board! Wear the baby aboard in an Ergobaby or other carrier. This gives you ability to bring a carry-on, get your boarding passes/id, carry stroller, etc. Gate-check the stroller using a bag: https://www.amazon.com/Childress-Travel-Standard-Double-Strollers/dp/B003554H9M
Flight: Entertain, feed, snuggle, sleep, bounce, etc. Even learning the parts of the plane can be entertainment like opening the tray, armrests, etc. Obviously attempt to restrain jr from kicking! We didn't have to walk the baby up and down the aisle, but some parents do that, do whatever works.
Flight/Changing: I change the baby on the plane, and have those blue plastic diaper bags and fill one with wipes and put that and a diaper in my pocket, and take an extra to throw out the smelly diaper. No need to bring a full diaper bag. The baby may slide around during turbulence, and laugh, be prepared. :)
Layover: There are often kids play stations around, if not there's lots for a 7mo to be entertained with in the real world. Stroller is great for naps.
Time changes: Switch to the new time right away and hold as best as possible, there will be a transition period so just go with it.
We've done a good bit, always been fine.
Another FTM from r/babybumps posted a couple of days ago about a really great deal on this System: https://m.bedbathandbeyond.com/m/s/chicco-bravo-trio-travel-in-iceland?isfromSearchBox=true
Her post is here: https://www.reddit.com/r/BabyBumps/comments/7a1k51/chicco_bravo_trio_travel_system_iceland_40_off/?st=J9L2MAZ3&amp;sh=ca2ca33bhttps://www.reddit.com/r/BabyBumps/comments/7a1k51/chicco_bravo_trio_travel_system_iceland_40_off/?st=J9L2MAZ3&amp;sh=ca2ca33b
The car seat is interchangeable with the stroller which was a big selling point for me as I don’t want to have to wake Baby up after a car ride to strap into a stroller. The base of the car seat is included in this deal so you just unhook from the base and insert the seat to the stroller without waking up or bothering the baby! The car seat is rated number 1 in regards to the safety feature. http://www.babycarseat.reviews/products/chicco-bravo-trio-travel-system/
If you click that link and want to read further reviews after reading the specs of everything, the link takes you to amazon and the first review is of a woman who was in a bad car accident (picture of vehicle and all) where adults were injured between both vehicles involved (broken bones etc) and how the 3 week old baby came out of it unscathed. For the lazy:
Back to the deal:
It’s 40% off online already from $379.99 making it $284.99! Then the FTM poster detailed she doubled up on her Bed Bath and Beyond 20% off coupon with an additional one from BuyBuy Baby you can use as well. I didn’t get an extra coupon from BuyBuy Baby and still received a total price off with just one 20% coupon for $228.
To receive the 20% off coupon I had to sign up for the email subscription with BB&B, however; when I received it 24hours later, it was for “in-store only”. I then went to check my local stores to see if they carried this exact system in “Iceland” color but of course, that was a no go. So that really crushed my hopes for getting such a great deal.
Then I looked through the FTM post again and found where she mentioned the site SlickDeals.com (how am I just finding out about this site??) I Did my own scouting there under BB&B and found this ONLINE 20% off coupon valid for today 11/4:
Edit: when I clicked the above link after posting, it takes you to the deal without the coupon. The coupon code you want to use at checkout is: VYDD-6KQW
And it worked!! So I managed to still get the deal. It’s our first huge buy for the baby (only 11w4d) but I’m so happy I did. I watched far too many videos of couples reviewing the set on top of countless written reviews with so many great responses. The total price with tax was $241 including free shipping.
Just wanted to continue to spread the deal in case any other bumpers are interested in making a big first time purchase as well. <3
We gate checked our stroller and car seat (infant size). I got the $60 bags to wrap both in (this brand) and was glad I did. It was pouring rain at our destination, and I guess it took them a while to bring things up from below (and they went uncovered a bit) because the bags were soaked, but the car seat was dry after.
If your stroller has smaller bits (i.e. ours had adapters between the stroller & car seat that I popped off) I would take those with you onto the plane. One of the adapters fell out of the travel bag in the plane luggage area, and we nearly lost it.
We didn't travel with the car seat base.
We flew YVR to SFO when she was 3 months.
You can search for "large size" in the Stroller category on Amazon. The top result is the Britax B-Agile. I don't have that one but I love everything else from Britax, it's great quality. Only $227 new, up to 55 pounds and one of the reviews says it works for a child currently 42 inches long.
I have the Baby Jogger City Mini. My 5-year-old still fits in it just fine. I love how easily it folds. Maximum weight is 50 pounds. They have "head height" dimensions on their website, you could measure how many inches your son's head is from a chair when he's sitting.
The City Mini GT is a little larger, up to 65 pounds and a few more inches in head height. It's more than $300, but if you search Craigslist I'd be surprised if you couldn't find a used one in really good condition if you're willing to pay $200 and up.
There are lots more! 41 inches and 38 lbs is not at all too large for the right class of stroller. It just won't work for strollers optimized for small babies, and it won't work for some "lightweight" strollers.
I strongly, strongly advise against a convertible for a newborn.
You should really get an infant carseat then buy a convertible one once baby outgrows the infant one. The infant carseat is the one you can remove from the car to carry baby in, which is a HUGE bonus - you don't have to wake baby when you're out running errands, he can just stay sleeping while you carry him around. Having to take baby out of the seat and put him back in while running errands will piss him off and it's very annoying. Also, you'll have to find something to put him in while you're in the store, for example. It's also SO much easier to buckle him in the seat in the house then click it into the car.
You can also buy a travel system where the carseat clicks into a stroller frame - HUGE plus! This is what we had: https://www.amazon.com/Chicco-Keyfit-Caddy-Stroller-Frame/dp/B005JDOYF0 & the matching Chicco Keyfit 30 carseat.
I understand wanting to save money, but your life will be so so so much easier with an infant carseat. I'd find another item to save money on if money is an issue.
Also, convertible carseats don't have the neck support that infant ones do because they don't recline as much, so your newborn's head will flop forward, which is a safety issue on its own (positional asphyxiation).
We have a City Select that is quite nice. A little heavy for my wife, but most of the solidly built strollers (Read: not plastic) are in the same ball park. If you plan on doing a lot of jogging with the baby, you should look into a model specifically for that, otherwise, we decided that this was a pretty good balance of rugged and practical.
We originally got the adapters that allow the car seat to click directly into the stroller. If/when you have another kid, you can also get a second seat and it's very configurable. There are adapters for most major brands of car seats.
For car seats, we have a Graco Click Connect 35 - (Can't find a link right now. Discontinued?) which we used when the kid was an infant. Now that she's bigger, we have an Evenflo Symphony DLX that I really like. (We actually have 2 - one for each car). It can be used for infants, but does not easily remove from the car and click into a stroller or make for a good place for the baby to sleep when out and about. This means that you will need a car seat that can go from birth to about 25-30lbs and then 25-30lbs to 70+.
Let me know if you have any questions.
We were fortunate enough to be gifted the Chicco Keyfit 30 system and the accompanying stroller frame. These things were THE BEST. The base installs in less than a minute and then you just plop the car seat in it and it clicks and secures into place. To get it out you just press in the little handle deal and it comes right out. Easy AF and such a time and back saver. Then if you get the stroller frame the seat will click into that the same way. It folds up with ease and has plenty of storage space. All the while not really having to disturb the little one. We used that shit ALL the time. Only downside is it's pretty expensive, but you're looking at a stroller, carseat and base that will last quite a while.
You can have a sturdy stroller that also has a snap-in option for your car seat. Not sure what reviews you saw that said the strollers were collapsing on their own, but it might have more to do with the method by which they collapse than having a car seat attached. Just a guess.
You might want to consider a travel system. You can get the Chicco KeyFit with base and a stroller that will last through the toddler years for $310. Another option is to get the stroller you’ve already picked, and get a car seat caddy to use while your baby is still an infant. The Chicco caddy is $100.
Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System, Papyrus https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YWHYX8W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Nr1JAbMYPJG4Y
Chicco Keyfit Caddy Stroller Frame https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005JDOYF0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_dr1JAbQFWKX3P
I've heard from other moms that I should get a zipper cover thing over the carseat. Like this http://smile.amazon.com/JJ-Cole-Original-Bundleme-Graphite/dp/B003KN27C8/ref=sr_1_cc_2?s=aps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1404657767&amp;sr=1-2-catcorr&amp;keywords=bundle+me
These are mostly for the toddler and preschooler crowd. As R gets older, we have been leaving more and more of the in-flight toy entertainment at home and relying on the iPad. Since she doesn't get much screen time at home, it's a huge treat for her.
This. We did a TON of research on car seat safety before getting the Chicco KeyFit 30. It was a happy coincidence that this jogger also kicks ass. It has lasted us through 22 months of walks, and I have no doubt it’ll be in top shape even when our soon-to-be second-born outgrows it.
The only downside is that it’s kind of heavy and bulky. I can not recommend this one enough for traveling: Pockit Lightweight Stroller https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DQ2B8UY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_.lu5AbM0SEP2W. Super lightweight and compact. We have gotten considerable use out of it given our travel schedule.
All car seats have to meet safety standards so you can really pick any one you'd like. More expensive seats will have a higher weight limit, nicer fabrics, and can be more comfortable.
This is what I have and love:
Chicco Keyfit 30
Graco 4ever - We've moved onto this seat now.
Baby Jogger City Mini (not actually a jogging stroller)
Pack N Play w/bassinet
Swing - I'm pretty sure we got this for $150 at BRU
Tired of going up and down the extension ladder? Wish you had someone to help hold your stuff so you could do all the work by just climbing up one time? Try this:
Me! I guess what overwhelms me the most is I just didn't know what I will find useful once I have the baby. I have no clue what will work best for me and since it tends to be one of the most expensive purchases, I don't want to make the wrong choice. Right now I'm leaning towards this one https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UVW40XA but I plan on making it to a baby store eventually to get hands on with some others.
My Brest Friend for twins - my friends with twins love these. http://www.amazon.com/My-Brest-Friend-Deluxe-Nursing/dp/B0032Z81M4
They also like the Snap n Go double stroller frame. Fits 2 of almost any car seat.
Also I second the swing(s). It's a life saver!
Check with r/beyondthebump for current twin momma advice.
Do you have a bucket car seat? If so you can just get one of these car seat stroller thingie which is cheap, small, and would do the job :)
I let my husband pick all that out. He's incredibly critical when it comes to usability, quality, and longevity... the only thing I wanted to make sure is that I couldn't accidentally knock it over because I'm clumsy. I think he picked well. (This one.)
Meanwhile, this was pretty much me when I was picking out a nursery furniture set until I found one that I IMMEDIATELY fell in love with and ordered on the spot. Now I have to go through the nonsense again because I'm trying to pick out a glider/recliner combo...
Im talking about this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008U4MKU6?pc_redir=T1
i thought most people called these things travel systems? http://www.walmart.com/collection/Evenflo-Monaco-Baby-Gear-Collection/47206432?wmlspartner=wlpa&amp;selectedSellerId=0&amp;adid=22222222228038518150&amp;wl0=&amp;wl1=g&amp;wl2=m&amp;wl3=90377200112&amp;wl4=&amp;wl5=pla&amp;wl6=182516254592&amp;veh=sem
I'm Canadian and car seat blankets are a pretty standard thing here.
They stay attached to the seat and the straps are threaded through specific holes. They also make them for some strollers. Add some mittens and a toque and you're good for keeping warm in a car seat.
Sorry it took me so long. I couldn't find the tape measure this morning. This is the stroller https://www.amazon.com/Baby-Trend-Universal-Snap-N-Go-Stroller/dp/B008U4MKU6
So folded it is 36 inches long. Hope that helps!
Graco Fastaction Fold Jogger Click Connect Baby Travel System, Gotham https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UVW40XA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_TqMGAb7VJAKHC
I got this one and I really like it. I did get it for $130 though on Prime Day. It's our only stroller and it's survived the last 3 months so far. I did get the next gen dock from Graco though and use that one as a back up the new ones are so nice. We liked this one partially for the car seat that comes with it as well. My wife did a mess of research and decided this was her seat partially because it is fairly lightweight.
This one. It's still much cheaper on Amazon than Target if you are in the market for it!
This one is a lightweight stroller that has a reversible seat for rear facing and front facing. I have the 3D lite version.
I'll admit I'm a bit of a stroller snob, this option might seem kind of expensive but I think it's worth it! It's lightweight, folds like a dream and the best wheels for a lightweight stroller. I used this when I was working in Philly and we did tons of walking.
I have the Nuna Mixx2 which I LOVE it! The wheels and suspension are amazing! But it's bigger and not as lightweight.
I own the Graco jogger (http://www.amazon.com/Graco-FastAction-Connect-Stroller-Tangerine/dp/B00AHVR4KG) and love it. I haven't actually jogged with it but it's great on uneven pavement, flatish grassy areas when we've been hiking, and the gravel trails around my house. My only complaint is that the sun shade doesn't lock in the fully extended position, I solve that issue with some baby sunglasses for my 6 mo old. Even fully extended I would have to make him wear them since sunshades don't do a whole lot unless the sun is directly overhead. It fits comfortably in my trunk (Prius) and is easy enough to fold and unfold.
The user above had a great point about returns - definitely register where you can return easily. But also put out the word for Amazon gift cards - if you don't have Prime now, you may want to consider it, Subscribe & Save + Amazon mom is definitely the cheapest place to get brand name diapers. Target brand dipes are probably similarly priced though, if you can use them (for some reason, they gave my kids rashes, though I know SO many who loved them.)
I loved the double snap n' go stroller frame that carries two carseats, we probably used it for nearly a year - lighter and more compact that any other stroller you'll use. (LOL I see that they've improved it now to "stadium seating" - terming which I find hilarious, but looks like it makes it even more compact, which would have been awesome!)
Don't bother with bedding sets, that was probably my biggest regret (you shouldn't use the bumpers, you can't use the blanket for a year (and even then, baby won't stay under it, so it's pointless after that), so you're basically paying $100+ for a sheet, dust ruffle and MAYBE a single curtain (have two windows? You'll have to buy another.))
Check out your local Mothers of Twins Club. In my area, they have resales a few times a year where members can sell their used baby stuff, we got SO much from them. Good things to look for are things like swings, bouncys (I got mine for $3!), exersaucers, the playmat gym things... (And in later years, toys (this is a few years off, but look for tricycles!!) and books. I never had a lot of luck with clothes, it seems that all the early goers get the best stuff) Chances are, the next sale is coming up VERY soon (the two in my area are this coming weekend!) (oh, and looking at other responses - check for nursing pillows, boppys, and bottles too!)
Yeah, I use something similar to these, left over from when our kids were babies. The "handle" is padded, which is nice.
Yes there are Chicco travel systems. I'm going with a CitiMini GT stroller and there is an attachment you can buy for it to fit certain car seats including the Keyfit. There's also a Chicco Keyfit Caddy - http://www.amazon.com/Chicco-Keyfit-Caddy-Stroller-Frame/dp/B005JDOYF0/?tag=lucslis-20
Depends what you want out of it.
Is travel size most important? Quality? A storage basket underneath?
I have this one.
It's a tad longer than a typical umbrella stroller, but I just needed a good alternative because I'm too pregnant to lift my jogger anymore. It has storage and even a cup holder, so I love it. And you can adjust the angle for how a baby sits in it!
We got this stroller, which folds up small enough it fits underneath the seat in front of you. The flight attendants will be amazed. It’s durable enough for common city use, but I wouldn’t take it off-roading.
Also depending on your brand you can buy a car seat bag for your car seat. We did for ours and it came with backpack straps and rollers which were a lifesaver.
Oh ok. Well maybe just something like this that she can put the carseat on? Cheaper than most strollers and as much support as your car seat has.
Chicco KeyFit Caddy Frame Stroller https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005JDOYF0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_w5FCCb9GRTE21
Truth right here. We only use a stroller to walk to places near our home. As soon as a subway is involved, it's all carrier all the time. You can use an Ergo/Tula/wrap style from infant to toddler. I have friends who still carry their three year old around in a Tula. (Mine would not be so patient...)
But we do have a stroller: Britax B-Agile, which is basically the same as the CityMini recommended elsewhere. We were given an Uppababy Chameleon by some friends who moved out of the city and it was too big so we passed it on too. Honestly, for the city even the B-Agile is too big. I have gear envy for these guys: gb Pockit or Quinny Yezz.
This is a thing you should get of possible. It is a lightweight collapsible stroller that folds down so you can put it in a book bag. If you plan on taking the baby out frequently I would highly recommend it. It is also great for air travel and any place you will need to put a baby on and out of a stroller.
gb Pockit Stroller, Capri Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DWHV524/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_vSo1Cb4T5Q903
Agreeing with the comments here. This is likely only 1/2g, which should give you some sort of buzz.
But letting these air dry is dangerous because they can mold. You want to dry them quickly.
I use a cheap dehumidifier, but another method is to grab a cheap battery powered clip on fan, set your oven to around 200 deg, crack it open, set your shrooms inside, and direct the fan to blow on it.
There's a cheap and easy dehydrated. You really don't want to let these simply air dry.
I have been shopping secondhand and deals since 15 weeks. Some of this has been given to me and a few things (crib + carseat) purchased by family from the registry.
For the Totoro/Miyazaki nursery:
*given as hand me downs
Spent so far: $568
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I looked at both in the store and decided on the Chicco because it was easier to install (it took all of 20 seconds) and because it fit better in my car's tiny back seat. It also just felt sturdier, although I don't know that that's necessarily true.
They're both heavy, so I would highly recommend a snap-on stroller base. I bought the Chicco brand one, but Baby Trend makes one that will work with the KeyFit too. Plus it's cheaper. If this is your first child I would not recommend getting a convertible car seat just yet. You're going to have a hard enough time maneuvering your newborn in to that carseat and getting him or her strapped in safely with it sitting on a flat surface in front of you. Now imagine trying to shove your little bundle of joy through the small space between the carseat and the back seat, get it all strapped in and comfy, buckled up without pinching anything, all while supporting its floppy little head. And you can forget about not waking him or her up! Oh, and did I mention you'll be leaning over and in to the car to do this? Yeah, not so good for your back either.
I think a large majority of people use an infant car seat for the first year or so that can be removed from the base so baby can easily be toted into appts and things.
I found this one from a quick Amazon search. Maybe it could work for you?
Summer Infant 3Dflip Convenience Stroller, Double Take https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OZJ6MQI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_wB3QDb54CTHQM
It looks like they do
gb Pockit Stroller, Capri Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DWHV524/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_H4yOCbN0WWBHH
We got the stroller that the carseat can just snap into. Our 1MO only likes the stroller if you're willing to really zig-zag a lot and make it pretty bouncy. This one
We are about to get a Ring Sling, because holy hell, the Moby wrap is hot AF. The moby should come with a warning that it's only comfortable if the air temp is less than 80. Even better probably 70.
I would absolutely not get a $900 stroller, unless you're very wealthy and just want it. But if that's the case, I'd probably rather have the overly expensive Snoo Smart Sleeper than an overly expensive stroller, since sleep is gonna be the thing you aren't getting enough of.
I used this one for my 4 month old while flying: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00O20OCVC/ref=ya_aw_oh_bia_dp?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
We went to a store to see them in person and so we could see how easy they were to break down. This is what we went with https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CSECET0?colid=2164SR4HZB10Q&amp;coliid=I1E1YEPMHSL6O1&amp;ref=br_ADD_TO_CART_title_link
I have that exact stroller and we used it when my baby was about 10 weeks old when we traveled to BC for 10 days. It actually works really well. It lays flat for when they sleep so that's nice. The only cons to it are 1: they can't see you and you can't see them so you're not sure what they're doing and if they're happy and 2: it's a lot easier with a big stroller to protect them from the sun. I used a muslin blanket and tied it to the stroller to use as a sun shield, and just kind of made sure that I was checking on him from time to time.
I just loosened all the straps really well so that they weren't really tight on him because they don't go across the right spots anyway and he seemed fine. I would definitely recommend i
Edit: with that being said I was just looking at amazon and for a bit more you could get https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00OZJ6MQI/ref=s9u_simh_gw_i5?ie=UTF8&amp;pd_rd_i=B00OZJ6MQI&amp;pd_rd_r=Z9M4TH3R3DE3S468X991&amp;pd_rd_w=67XOz&amp;pd_rd_wg=5iAiK&amp;pf_rd_m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&amp;pf_rd_s=&amp;pf_rd_r=SWT85DKC2NPSVEP9Y00A&amp;pf_rd_t=36701&amp;pf_rd_p=04ba9dff-ad6f-4c0e-9daf-7ccc545ca71b&amp;pf_rd_i=desktop
and it might help with those two cons that I had mentioned
This is the stroller car seat system a few of my mom friends have, it came up at a great price on sale! Not as fancy as something like an uppababy but I've heard good things.
Is this the one you got? It's what we are registered for.
This one because it came with the stroller I wanted and it was a good deal. (It was $199 when I ordered it)
This is the one we have. It converts from car seat to carrier to stroller. I highly recommend it.
Also, it'll be years before a child even asks such a question. But don't underestimate their ability to categorize on their own. I mean, who explained to you the difference? In general, when kids ask questions you can ask them back what they think the answer is. This'll let you know where they're at, allow you to dodge some tricky territory, and give you an opportunity to find a distraction and change the subject if needed.
btw, when mine was a toddler, our stroller also had car seat combined. made for easier travelling.
something like this. but bigger i guess.
Regarding car seats/strollers... We have the Chicco KeyFit 30 car seats with the Baby Trend Universal Double Snap-N-Go Stroller. After using them for a little over a month, I would highly recommend both. The car seats are easy to use, provide good head support, can carry newborns as small as 4 pounds (which may be necessary when you're having twins!), aren't super expensive, and they're nice looking car seats that are built well in my opinion. And, while the stroller isn't a long-term option, it's so convenient - we use it almost every day on walks with our dog and haven't ever had a problem.
Unfortunately, there aren't very many double stroller options that will fit two car seats, so the snap-and-go seemed like the best option to start with. We're going to see how often we use the stroller versus baby carriers and, when the girls are big enough, we'll decide what long-term double stroller would fit our needs (i.e. one that doesn't fit two car seats).
This is the one I have. It works well enough.
I got the Chicco Bravo travel system after doing a lot of research. Set-up was super easy for both the stroller and the car seat, and they both seem to be quality for the money. The system also had excellent reviews online.
ETA: Oops! Link: https://www.amazon.com/Chicco-Bravo-Travel-System-Papyrus/dp/B00YWHYX8W/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1466520641&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=chicco+bravo
My LO was born in March and it was still pretty cold when we had him. We used this winter car seat cover for the first few months and plan on using it again this winter when it starts to get cold.
We used this one for our single stroller on a couple flights but the material is pretty thin and basically just protects against scratches and dirt but wouldn’t do much if it gets handled roughly. We had no issues with it though and it worked fine for gate checking, nothing got broken. We’re going to Disney in December though and taking our nice double stroller and I’ve been thinking of getting a nicer bag for it, like maybe a thicker one with more padding for more protection!
The Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System is a great budget friendly, but still has all the extra features of a higher end system.
I have the Chicco Urban 6-in-1 Modular Stroller and Chicco Fit2 Infant & Toddler Car Seat it doesn’t come as a set, but the two are compatible to form a travel system type set up with just what comes out the box (no additional attachments to buy). It’s a bit more expensive than the evenflo, but I liked the way it maneuvered and such better than the evenflo when I was testing them out in the store. Plus the KeyFit2 is one of the best car seats on the market (and can be used with premies).
My biggest recommendation is go to the store and physically touch, maneuver, fold, unfold, and attach and detach the car seat for whatever system you are considering. A lot can be learned from reading online reviews and asking for anecdotal reviews, but nothing beats having your hands on a demo model and trying it for yourself.
We have this. It is quite possibly the best investment for baby things we made. Being a bigger guy, it is the perfect size for me to push, and the big wheels roll over just about anything. It was the only thing we needed during a 4 day trip to disneyland, and people kept mistaking it for a Bob, which is more than twice as expensive. Super awesome.
PSA: Amazon has the Graco Fastaction Fold Jogger Travel System for $119! We had this on our registry and it has been $250. I used my Amazon completion discount (moved my due date up a month and it was instant) so it came to be $101!
Everyone is different. Some really like the diaper genie. I don't because it's annoying. I also use our changing tables but many don't.
I highly recommend a JJCole Bundle Me http://www.amazon.com/Cole-Original-Bundleme-Infant-Graphite/dp/B003KN27C8 for winter babies.
I love our bottle sanitizer even though we breastfeed. It's nice to have for pump parts and bottles when we do use them.
We use the cradle n swing during the day for naps. I love it.
I wish we had this http://www.amazon.com/Infantino-Wonder-Whale-Kicks-Giggles/dp/B00DJPKA4Y for our son or the one with the piano. He loves his activity gym but also loves kicking. This one also has a funny time area.
Fleece sleep sacks. Carters runs 0-9 months and they do fit at 0 and looks like they'll fit our beefy baby for a while.
We quickly found that having small, lightweight strollers was the way to go. We originally bought the Chicco car seat, the snap-in base, and the matching stroller. The only problem was the stroller was giant and heavy, and just a hassle to use.
Luckily we found out they also sold a car seat frame/stroller only, and they also sold a Lite-a-way "Plus" (not the other one, you cannot snap the car seat into it) stroller that also snaps the car seat in. We love them. We use the frame one almost exclusively! It folds up very small, it's super light and easy to handle, and my wife can throw the baby bag and her purse in the bottom.
These are the ones:
This is an amazon link to the pockit. it's the cheapest place I've been able to find it.
Usually the brands are pretty siloed and won't play well together. You may be able to purchase an adapter but it seems unlikely. However, you could try the stroller frame made by Baby Trend, they advertise it as universal. I don't think the seat will click in but it has straps to make it secure on the frame. Here is a link: https://www.amazon.com/Baby-Trend-Universal-Infant-Carrier/dp/B00838BNK2/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1466730213&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=baby+trend+car+seat+stroller
Get the keyfit stroller frame, not the travel system with the big stroller. SO much lighter, better basket space and accessibility, cheaper, and once they're out of the car seat you can just get a cheaper umbrella stroller cause they'll be old enough. We love our chicco and their customer service is awesome. Also if kid is asleep it's so much better to be able to move their seat instead of pulling them out and waking them up.
I have no idea what your idea of not costing a ton is, but I have this one and it works just fine. About $150.
gb Pockit Stroller, Capri Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DWHV524/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_5JGnDbS19H3HV
Ive been looking at these recently. They are supposed to be taller than regular umbrellas, I think target also carries them.
I have been going back and forth about getting one but they are a little expensive for me and we dont use strollers very often.
We went with the Graco Modes Jogger Travel System we got ours for a little under $200.00.
They also have a normal type Graco Modes Travel System. If you shop around/keep an eye out, you can get this for around $200.00 as well.
They have a jogger, and normal stroller. The car seat easily just clicks into both the click connect base, and the stroller.
The nice thing we found with them, was the Click Connect Base is only $35.00. So we just have one in each vehicle, and the car seat just snaps into/out of the base, and the stroller. The base also has a knob that you can adjust, that modifies the incline of the base, so if your car has a steeper seat, you can even it out a bit.
I have recently fallen deeply in love with Baby Joggers City Select. It’s really sturdy, has a lot of configurations, and you can add a second seat. Amazon typically has good discounts and Buy Buy Baby will price match.
I was able to get the Lux model on a steeeeep discount just by stalking the amazon price, but some of the colors also are always discounted ($629 reg, $440 discount).
Link dead. New one https://www.amazon.com/BLUBOON-Rechargeable-Battery-Quietness-Adjustable/dp/B01D0WPFTU
I would look into this one
Have you thought about maybe attaching one of these to your computer monitor?
This is the stroller she had.
I plan on getting the same exact car seat (better sooner than later at this point)! I however decided against the Travel System. I love the car seat, has great reviews, great safety ratings, and the price is under $200, which is great for my father who is buying it for me. I read mixed reviews on the stroller, and as a FTM I figure I may want a different stroller all together by the time he's big enough to ditch the car-seat as part of the stroller. For now, while he's an infant, I'm going with the car seat and this stroller frame: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005JDOYF0/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&amp;colid=OUURZJ8F00GY&amp;coliid=I28HX1QK2Y76YR. I believe I'll appreciate the simplicity, ease of use, and smaller size while I get the hang of this mom thing. You just have to think about what your priorities are! I'm convinced there is no "perfect" stroller/car seat.
If you plan on using the stroller on gravel, I'd ditch both of those options. You're going to want something that has all terrain tires. Those plastic tires will be very hard to push through gravel and the ride will be pretty rough. I started out with a Graco stroller similar to that one. Once I realized how horrible it was on different terrains, I got a Graco jogging stroller.
Here are some strollers with all terrain tires if you're interested -
Baby Jogger City Mini GT - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G3XR9P2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_sNzszbCWE50Q4
Baby Trend Expedition - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00S0RF8JS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_OPzszbFYGCMPH
Graco Fast Action Fold Jogger - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UVW40XA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_0Qzszb8FW2M0Z
Even if you don't buy a big formal stroller, you might want a lightweight frame, something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Chicco-Keyfit-Caddy-Stroller-Frame/dp/B005JDOYF0, but for whatever carseat you buy.
If the baby falls asleep in the car, it's really really nice to be able to leave them in the carseat and just clip the car seat into a lightweight, super-easy to fold frame. I found it was particularly awesome for grocery shopping; i could do the shopping in ten min while the baby slept, and just put the groceries under the stroller until I got to the checkout line. I'm already watching for one to come up on craigslist!
edit to add: I think the frame-style stroller lasted us most of the first year, so it definitely would hold off the larger purchase and give you time to evaluate options. I did mostly baby-wearing too, but sometimes it was a relief to only carry my own body weight ;)
Ditto to the City Mini GT. "Baby Jogger" is the brand, but isn't a jogger. Love love love it, has amazing precision, light, folds up with one hand, and waaaaay less than $800.
Edit: Link here- https://www.amazon.com/Baby-Jogger-2016-Single-Stroller/dp/B019W8W8P0
You can find these used and cheap all the time. It's a simple solution. Usually the used ones are in good shape because they're not used long term.
Baby Trend Snap N Go EX Universal Infant Car Seat Carrier https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00838BNK2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_7BLzCbHDQZN5P
Instead of a travel system, you can get a carseat and base, and then just a stroller frame like this one. You strap the carseat in. It folds up flat and is less cumbersome than a whole stroller. Agreed with other posters that rolling this to the gate, gate-checking it and the seat, and retrieving it afterward is really easy. I've done it many times.
A couple of these: https://www.amazon.com/BLUBOON-Rechargeable-Battery-Quietness-Adjustable/dp/B01D0WPFTU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1493309801&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=bluboon+fan
Once the sun goes down the tent will air out pretty quickly if you can open it up. Then, if it's still too warm, those fans.
> Edit: Found the stroller in question here : https://www.amazon.com/Baby-Jogger-City-Tour-stroller/dp/B01J258IBQ?th=1
Oh I am so going to order this (ok back to the incident at hand) and than what happened?
Probably this jogging stroller. I'm a SAHM now, and the only times I can run kid-free are either early in the morning (when it's still dark) or after my kids (aged 2 and 6) are in bed, when it's dark. A jogging stroller would allow me to take my 2yr old out on runs with me. I can run on the treadmill at the gym, but it's hard to train for races (I have 2 10ks coming up in November and December) on a treadmill, since races are run outdoors.
Amazon cyber monday deals that I've found:
There are also tons of sales on supplies like wipes, diapers, shampoos, body wash, lotion, etc.
Lol my bad. I don't know why I kept saying cabby, it's caddy. https://smile.amazon.com/Chicco-KeyFit-Caddy-Frame-Stroller/dp/B005JDOYF0
Like these. I've seen fancy airport specific strollers and whatnot, but like... Unless you fly every month and have triplets, I just wouldn't want to spend the money or something I will use maybe twice.
I've used the caddy exclusively until mine outgrew the bucket seat, we didn't get a stroller until after that. Way too heavy with the car seat attached in my opinion
I think this one is the one I have with a front wheel - it's not a "true" jogger...and it works well in city areas, indoor/outdoor, etc...But it isn't ideal for actual jogging/running (which is fine, cuz I don't do either).
I liked it b/c it was a slightly smaller profile than a traditional 4 wheel stroller to make it easier to move in crowds.
Yeah, it's a thing, carseats fitting on a stroller isn't universal (stupid, I know). Some has to be for example, Graco carseat to Graco stroller. There are actually basic strollers that takes almost all types of carseats though...it's superrrr basic though. Like this one: http://www.amazon.com/Baby-Trend-Universal-Discontinued-Manufacturer/dp/B00838BNK2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1453127325&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=universal+stroller
Some strollers of a different brand will actually allow you to purchase adapters so a different carseat would fit (though not many would).
Most companies that makes carseats/strollers are just trying to make more money by being inconvenient. A real bummer! So I would check for your carseat compatibility to your stroller, just in case!
So for strollers we went around in circles trying to find the perfect one that would fit two car seats and still be a great stroller down the road. I don't think this exists for twins. We ended up doing a cheap snap-and-go frame stroller for the first 6 months (this one) and then got the Bob duallie stroller for when they're older. I love the frame stroller because it's so light I can pop it out of the car myself and it's so cheap I don't worry about it getting beat up. A lot of the great side by side strollers can't adapt to hold two infant seats for early on. And bouncy seats ([this one] (http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Price-CFB88-Comfort-Curve-Bouncer/dp/B00NEO5UQS/ref=sr_1_14?s=baby-products&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1452611655&amp;sr=1-14&amp;keywords=bouncy+seat)) were my lifesaver on maternity leave. I'd just bring them around the house with me and then I could always put one baby down. With the vibration turned on and bouncing it with my foot I could keep one calm while I nursed the other even if she was super fussy.
"it makes literally no sense that I cannot have my purse on my lap for takeoff and landing but my infant"
Yeah, the more I thought about it that way, the more comfortable I was buying a seat for our LO on our recent trip. I completely understand wanting to avoid the cost of an extra seat, but it is weird that you can just hold a baby and have to store away your bags.
With that mindset, we brought our car seat on board and strapped our 4 month old in, and left her strapped in for takeoff and landing (statistically, that's the most likely time for any injuries. When you're cruising at altitude, you're really really likely to be fine. Granted, you're really really likely to be fine during any flight, but if there's a risky period, it's take off and landing). Anytime she was in the seat for sleeping, she was buckled in.
The seat is a little cumbersome, sure, but it's really like 5 minutes of carrying it between boarding and leaving the plane. And you can just use the seatbelt to strap it in (directions in the manual).
We boarded early and I fed her while everyone else was boarding (it was helpful to be in the back rows for this). Then I buckled her in. On the 4 take offs we experienced, she fell asleep as soon as the jet engines turned on (another benefit to being in the back). Once while she was a tiny bit fussy during a landing, I alternated between giving her a pacifier and my knuckle to suck on while shaking a new toy in front of her.
We brought our stroller, put the car seat on it for walking around the airports and then gate-checked it in a bag (http://www.amazon.com/J-L-Childress-Standard-Double-Strollers/dp/B003554H9M). Again, it was cumbersome for like 5-10 minutes during security and at the gate, but we had to walk a ton through the airport and it was nice to have it then.
As far as stuff to bring - new toys, multiple pacifiers, diapers/wipes/change of clothes. And try to limit your luggage and bring things you can wear on your back!
To provide a different perspective, we used the double snap-n-go for the first 9m to a year. It snaps in the cars seats and you are off. It's relatively cheap for the amount of use you will get. After that you can consider what you will want. Your older child will be almost 4 by the end of the twin's first year and may not need the standing space....
First... get this stroller. It was a life saver when getting on the buses and other transportation. And it fits in the overhead compartment on the plane.
We've been a few times on our own so we rode most of the rides already and weren't too worried if we didn't get to ride anything. We went for my daughter's first birthday in April and then went back for the 4th of July and we're going again for Labor day. The first trip was fun, but we had to fly with formula, which was a lot to carry around. Luckily we went with a cousin so she was a big help and made rider swap more fun since we weren't riding by ourselves. Our daughter got her first haircut in magic kingdom where she got a certificate with a lock of her hair to keep. She loved the frozen ride in Epcot. She loved all the princesses and people, but wasn't too keen on the characters in masks like Mickey and Goofy etc. When we went on July 4th she was off formula so that was a big help lol. We got to ride the Navi River journey and I think we had more fun watching her react to the ride than the actual ride. She loved it! We went to the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue and she was clapping and dancing along with that. She still didn't like the characters in masks. She took naps in the stroller and we'd take breaks in secluded areas with AC and we tried walking through the shops in the parks to stay in the AC as much as possible. We never went back to the room until the end of the day. We had a couple of reservations at some resort restaurants so sometimes we get to the resort early so we could relax in the lobby. I can't wait for labor day as now she's started walking and talking a lot more and will probably react to the rides and characters differently. So that will be fun to watch.
Definitely some sort of city jogger stroller, the closest match I could find was this. The configuration in the pic is the bassinet
I got this one: https://www.amazon.com/Summer-Infant-lite-Convenience-Stroller/dp/B00O20OCVC?th=1
The sun shade is completely useless. AFAIK it's the best light stroller if the kid is under 6 months old because the seat reclines. That combined with the light weight is really the only reason we picked this one.
We got the Graco FastAction Jogging Stroller. It's heavy and a bugger to lift in and out of the trunk. But it's sturdy, it's got two cup holders and it's a pretty good price. I especially love that it's easy to put away/fold up. All you gotta do is pull the strap, and the stroller folds up. It's got a phone holder too but iPhones are too big to fit.
I was in the same boat. I registered for a BOB Revolution and one of the infant carseat adapter stroller/frames for the first 6 months. To be honest, I just don't feel like hauling the BOB everywhere from the get go. I intend on having the BOB be used for most outings later on and getting a cheap umbrella stroller some point down the road.
Use a med. or large carabiner.
I got this umbrella stroller. We put it together yesterday an DH was able to VERY comfortably push it. He's not super tall 6'1 but it looked like it'd be fine even if he was taller. Some of the reviews said it's a good stroller for tall dads.
(that said, I don't think umbrella strollers are for Tiny new babies? Idk how any of this works...)
It was only 300 then. And my mom actually insisted on giving it to us for Christmas, so yay!