Whether you're expecting twins or have a second baby on the way, you're probably going to need a double stroller. From lightweight umbrellas to joggers, side-by-sides and front-to-backs, we've tested the newest double strollers -- with each model evaluated by an expert and also road-tested by parents who've been there. Here are the best double strollers of 2012 so you can find the right one for your little duo.
Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double GREAT FOR TWINS Expert Rating:
Stroller Stats Weight capacity: 100 lbs. Stroller weight: 32.5 lbs. Dimensions: Assembled: 44" x 29.5" x 30-43.5" Folded: 31" x 29.5" x 12.5" Car seat: accommodates two infant car seat (adaptors sold separately) Price: $580
Expert Review: The new 2012 City Mini GT Double has well-padded seats (now 1.5" taller), full-coverage canopies and a complete recline to keep your kids happy. The new adjustable handlebar and pedicure-saving hand break will make you a fan. Storage is limited, however: The underseat basket is a good size but difficult to access and there are no included storage accessories. New all-terrain, "forever-air" tires (a rubber tire inflated with a lightweight foam instead of air) provide good maneuvering on a variety of surfaces and an impressive turning radius making the City Mini easy to handle around stores or on city streets. Our favorite feature: the one-step fold is simple, effortless and leaves this double stroller compact and easy to lift.
What We Love: Great canopy coverage; full recline; easy assembly; adjustable handlebar; compact fold; accessory mounting bracket to easily customize and attach accessories; excellent handling.
What We Wish It Had: Easier access to underseat storage; storage options for parent and child; included cup holder for parent/child.
Great For: Twins; parents who need to fold/unfold the stroller often; indoor; outdoor; grass; playground; easily adding accessories to customize the stroller with the accessory mounting bar.
Bottom Line: While we love the easy assembly and excellent maneuvering of the City Mini GT Double, it's the quick and easy folding that makes this stroller a best pick for parents who need to frequently fold (and unfold).
Parent Rating: "The sturdiness and ease of handling are a big plus for me. After buying lightweight strollers in the past, it's fantastic to be able to walk this one over any kind of ground -- blacktop, grass, broken sidewalk -- and have it be a smooth ride for both me and the girls."
"I also love the parking brake -- it's so easy to use and handy. I'm used to foot brakes, but this hand brake seems much easier."
"I love that the hood comes down so far -- it really cuts the wind and provides nice sun shade."
"The ease of handling sticks out as most impressive. I can push this stroller with one hand which amazes me given the sturdiness of the stroller."
"Folding the stroller is also incredibly easy for such a heavy-duty piece of gear. Just one motion and it's in half. And it unfolds in a second -- truly the easiest unfold of any stroller I've tried." -- Maryellen and her 2-year-old and 3-year-old, from East Islip, NY