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Best Double Stroller for Infant and Toddler 2024

These infant and toddler double strollers make it easy to tote two at a time.

By Elizabeth Kadar
Best Double Stroller for Infant and Toddler 2024

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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 age five. And if you think you don’t need one, trust us—you do. Even when they know how to walk, they 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.

What to look for in the best double stroller for toddler and infant

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,” says Grayson.

Sometimes side-by-side doubles have difficulty 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.”

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Weight: “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 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? These things play a major role in the double stroller you choose.

The best double strollers for toddlers and infants 2024

Best overall

UPPAbaby Vista V2 Stroller

uppababy vista stroller, Best Double Stroller for Infant and Toddler Merchant

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.

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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?

Pros

  • Multiple configurations
  • Easy to fold
  • Durable
  • Simple maneuvering
  • Extra large storage
  • Adjustable
  • Easy to clean
  • Optional snack tray

Cons

  • Expensive, but worth it for the quality and resale value

Best budget

Delta Jeep Destination Ultralight Side x Side Double Stroller

delta jeep destination stroller, Best Double Stroller for Infant and Toddler Merchant

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 easy 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.

Pros

  • Superb value
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to assemble and fold
  • Ample storage space
  • Fits through standard doors
  • Strap for carrying
  • Great handling on rough terrain
  • Disney-approved

Cons

  • Use from 6 months+
  • No cup holders

Best convertible

Peg Perego Ypsi

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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 its versatile use. "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." The Ypsi seats have high weight capacities of 50 pounds so you'll get lots of life out of it. It's a brilliant car seat stroller combo that serves parents well for years.

Pros

  • Easy to push/ride
  • Multiple seating configurations
  • Big seats that can hold kids up to 50 pounds
  • Height-adjustable handlebar
  • Can fit into smaller trunks
  • Narrow design to easily fit through small spaces
  • Good sun canopies and included storage basket

Cons

Best travel

UPPAbaby GLink 2 Double Stroller

uppababy glink 2 umbrella stroller, Best Double Stroller for Infant and Toddler Merchant

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.

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.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Stylish design
  • Easy turning and handling across a variety of terrains
  • High weight capacity of 55 pounds per seat
  • Great value
  • Easy to clean
  • Independent, multi-recline seats
  • Carry handle for travel
  • UPF 50+ sun shades for each seat

Cons

  • No peek-a-boo panels

Best jogging

Thule Urban Glide 2

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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. We pushed a squirmy 20-pound baby and 40-pound toddler with ease for hours.

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.

Pros

  • Sleek, high-quality tandem double stroller design
  • Easy to assemble and use
  • One of the best strollers we tested
  • Adjustable handlebar
  • One-handed fold makes venturing into the real world simple
  • Very smooth ride for kids, even on bumpy terrain

Cons

  • Better when weight is evenly distributed

Best luxury

Bugaboo Donkey 5 Duo

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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.

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It can easily be pushed with one hand so you can sip your coffee with the other or finally call your mom bestie back.

Pros

  • Can be used as a single or double
  • Multiple configurations
  • Lots of color options
  • Fits through standard-sized doors
  • Aerated bassinet
  • A dream to push

Cons

  • Quite pricy but has excellent resale value and the quality is unmatched

Best for older toddlers

Chicco Bravo For2

chicco bravo for2 stroller, Best Double Stroller for Infant and Toddler Merchant

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.

Pros

  • Toddlers safely sit or stand
  • Back seat folds up and out of the way
  • Easy to fold and carry
  • Stores compactly
  • Moderate price point
  • Transforms from a single to double stroller quickly

Cons

  • Only compatible with Chicco infant car seats
  • Seat only reclines an inch

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This article was originally published on Sep 18, 2023

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