Many people are familiar with jogger strollers. They are great if you want to stay in shape after having children. But if you have more than one baby, a double jogger stroller may be something you need to consider. Here are a few different ways that you can compare the different models and a few things that you should think about when you are making your selection.
The weight of the double jogger stroller is one of the biggest factors that you need to consider. Remember that even if the vehicle seems fine empty, you will have two children in it. And over time, those children will get heavier. If you are going to be transporting gear as well, that can also add to the weight. It can add up quickly and the last thing you want to end up with is something that is too heavy to push.
Frame strength and functionality are also important. Aluminum is a popular choice for the frame. It is strong and lightweight. Anything that can reduce the weight of the double jogger stroller while keeping it functional is important. The way the frame folds and how small it folds down is important to think about. If you are going to be transporting the folded unit you want to make sure it collapses down as small as possible. You also want to make sure that you can operate the folding and unfolding mechanism with one hand. It may take a bit of practice but with two small children there will be very few times you will have both hands free at the same time.
Seat positioning should be something you look at. Whether you want two seats side by side or in a row is an important consideration. You should consider how well the seating will work if you have two children who are different in weight. If they are too different weight-wise, you may find that a side by side will unbalance and this can be frustrating, especially if the double jogger stroller has three wheels as many jogger strollers do. Remember though, that seats where the children are in a row may be a problem if the children seated in the back run out of leg room.
Where you will be taking your double jogger stroller is a good point of comparison as well. If you are planning on doing a lot of off road traveling or you will be taking it to a beach, you will want one with larger wheels. Three wheeled strollers are often better for off road use than four wheeled strollers. The only problem with a three wheeled double jogger stroller is that it may be harder to steer if you need to move through crowds or negotiate store aisles. Thinking about how you will use the product and taking models you are interested in for a test drive can be a good way to compare them.
Are there particular features that you want? Many of the new double jogger strollers come with cup holders and large storage compartments. Do you need a place for everything and everything in its place? Consider models that have an organizer. Many may even have a key compartment or detachable portable storage like a diaper bag or knapsack. A double umbrella stroller can also come in handy in the rain.
Keep in mind that while the double jogger stroller is beautiful and pristine now, once children have been in it for some time it is likely to get dirty. Therefore, any product you pick should be easy to clean. Look for features such as removable seat liners and patterned fabric that is treated to resist stains. You also want to make sure that you can wipe down the fabric so that it can be kept neat and tidy.
You can find excellent deals on double jogger strollers online. There are many sites which sell baby goods and often for quite a bit less than you would pay in a store. The only problem is that nothing beats a test drive. A good way to find one you are comfortable with is to take one for a test drive in a store, and then consider purchasing it or a similar model from a website. Once you have your double jogger stroller, the sky (and the weather) is the limit.