We Love, You Need: The Best Strollers for Multiples

When you've got to get two little kids to move, you need a set of wheels that fits your lifestyle. Here's how to find the best double stroller for you (17 Photos)

Kate Bayless on Jan 1, 2013 at 3:38PM

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Contours Options LT

Contours

a Kate Bayless on Jan 1, 2013 at 9:19AM

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Stroller Stats
Weight capacity: 80 lbs.
Stroller weight: 33.8 lbs.
Dimensions:
    Assembled: 26" x 49.5" x 39.75"
    Folded: 26" x 21" x 38.75"
Car seat: Can accommodate two infant car seats (one car seat adaptor included)
Price: $260

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Expert Review: Make sure you're looking at the LT version of the Contours Options stroller as this updated model includes a lighter frame and an easier fold than the previous models. The interchangeable and reversible seats are the highlight of this tandem (6 seating options total), each with a 5-point harness, infant head support, canopy, adjustable footrest and multi-position recline. Included extras are limited (dual bumper bars and an adjustable parent cup holder), but you won't miss them with the huge storage basket and easy handling. The Contours Options LT performs well on turns (despite being one of the longest strollers in our line-up) and on a variety of terrains (though not well-suited to going off-road). The stroller folds easily, auto-locks and stands on its own when folded, but the two seats must both be facing forward or removed in order to fold -- a potential hassle depending on your children's favorite seat positions.

What We Love: Interchangeable and reversible seats; huge underseat basket; excellent maneuvering; easy fold.

What We Wish It Had: Peek-a-boo windows in the canopy; adjustable handlebar; cup holders for kids; more foot room when seats face each other; key/phone compartment.

Great For: Twins; versatile seat options; lugging a lot of stuff around with you.

Bottom Line: The Contours Options LT is a great choice for parents who like seat versatility and lots of storage room and don't mind the additional length.

Parent Rating:
"My favorite feature is the versatility of the seats. It gives my children an opportunity to face one another and keep each other occupied while also providing me the option of facing them away from one another when I need to."

"The underseat storage provided with the stroller is not very accessible especially when both children are facing one another. The only time that it is functional and accessible is when the children are both facing opposite directions."

"One of the most useful accessories was the infant car seat attachment mechanism. Many stroller companies make you purchase the infant car seat attachment at an additional cost, but it was included with this stroller."

"The stroller requires you to make maneuvers using both hands, but does so with ease."

"Although the stroller is narrow enough to move through doorways it is difficult to push through because of the length of the stroller. Because the stroller is so long, it is difficult to hold the door open while pushing the stroller through."

"The folding process was very easy. With both seats facing forward, all I had to do was press a button and pull the stroller up, and it folded like an accordion."
-- Christine and her 3-year-old and 1-year-old, from Bayside, NY

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