Graco Double Stroller

graco double stroller

Learn about the line of Graco double stroller to find out if one of them is the right fit for your twins. Includes Graco Modes Duo and Graco DuoGlider.

Graco Double Stroller

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There are several models of Graco double stroller but the two most popular among twin families are the Graco Modes Duo and the Graco DuoGlider. These are both budget-friendly and will last you a couple of years, but they will probably not have a very good resale value.

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Graco Modes Duo

There are so many double strollers out there on the market today, all competing for the twin market. But not all double strollers are good for twins. We’ve broken down the best features that you should be looking for in a twin stroller to make sure you don’t have buyer’s remorse!

What double strollers are compatible with Graco click connect?

There are many strollers that are compatible with Graco click connect car seats. The Graco click connect car seats are compatible with all Graco Click Connect double stroller, and other popular strollers from Baby Jogger, Uppababy, and others with an adapter that must be purchased separately.

What is the best Graco double stroller?

According to our Twiniversity community, the Graco DuoGlider seems to be the most popular and well-liked. We polled our fans and the majority of them were happy with the DuoGlider, with the Graco Modes Duo coming in as the second most popular Graco double stroller for twins.

Is Graco DuoGlider double stroller?

Yes! The Graco DuoGlider is a double stroller and you can consider it for your twins. If you’re looking for a double stroller with car seat option, this is one to consider, as it can take two infant car seats at the same time, which is ideal for twins.

What is the best double stroller?

As far as which is the best? That’s hard to say because each family will choose one based on price, features, width, travel ability and other factors that aren’t universal. What’s best for a trip to Disney may not be best for a trip to the zoo. So (and I hate when people say this) there isn’t a “best”; the best one is the one that’s right for you.

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Do you really need a double stroller?

Are you having twins? Then yes, you really need a double stroller. Parents of twins rely on their Graco double stroller to get out of the house and into the world! If you just have one baby, well, we can’t help you, LOL! But for twin parents, it’s a necessity. Especially when it’s one parent caring for two babies or toddlers; then your stroller is your lifeline to getting out into the world with your kids. You will definitely want to include the best quality double stroller on your baby registry for twins. And a twin stroller with car seats is the best of both worlds — you’ll be covered for both infant and toddler stages.

Does a 3 year old need a stroller?

A lot of 3-year-olds still use a stroller. I wouldn’t get rid of yours yet, even if your child is acting more independently and wanting to walk everywhere. First of all, there will eventually be a day where you’re going to a zoo or a museum and I can guarantee within a few hours that 3 year old will want to be carried and you’ll thank me for my advice to keep the stroller!

Some parents like to transition to a wagon at this age, but truly a wagon is a pain in the butt to drag around. Pushing a Graco double stroller is a lot less strain on your body than pulling a wagon and that’s something you really need to consider when you’re going on hour 5 at the zoo! As a side note, some brands now make stroller wagons, which are a hybrid of a stroller and a wagon. This may be a good option when your child is “over” being in a stroller but you still want something where you have the option to push or pull.

Is 4 years old too old for a stroller?

It really depends on the child. Some kids are done with a stroller at a much younger age and some will want to hang out in their stroller until you have to kick them out! Some kids are on the smaller side and can get away with riding in a stroller for longer than their taller/thicker friends of the same age. In general, once a child has outgrown the weight or height for their stroller, you can take that as a sign that it’s time to move on…

Does a 5 year old need a stroller?

Most 5-year-olds do not need a stroller, or are too large for a stroller. But if your 5-year-old is smaller and still fits well in their stroller, and they like it, by all means, keep using it if you want to. You can also shop around for double strollers with a higher weight and height limit, although this is difficult to find in a double stroller for twins. Most double stroller seats, including both Graco double stroller models max out at 50 lbs.

Do they make strollers for 5 year olds?

It depends on the size of your 5-year-old. If your child is petite, they can fit into a stroller a lot longer than their bigger friends can. But typically by age 5, you will want to move on to a wagon or a stroller wagon from your Graco double stroller.

Do you need a double stroller with a 2.5 year old?

If you have a 2.5 year old and you’re about to have another baby, I would plan to use a double stroller. You will want a stroller to accommodate 2 children until your oldest is around 4 to 5 years old. Then you can switch to a single stroller. Look for a single stroller that has an add-on seat to make it a double stroller to get your money’s worth.

Does a 2 year old need a stroller?

Yes, a 2 year old will still use a stroller. You can expect your child to use a stroller until they are around 4 years old.

Features to Look for in a Double Stroller

A solid frame. Look for a twin stroller that has a sturdy, solid frame that was meant to safely hold two children for the length of its use. Many single strollers can convert into a double stroller by adding a second seat. Unfortunately, these strollers were made for two children of different ages. They’re are not ideal for two children of the same age, height, and weight. These strollers typically have a lower weight limit for one of the seats because it’s really been made for a baby + toddler. The stroller frame should be super sturdy!

Twins need more storage

A large basket. Storage baskets! Your stroller that’s meant for two kids should have room to fit STUFF for two kids! That’s another problem with single strollers that convert to doubles — the basket is meant to hold stuff for just one child. You’ll also want to make sure there is easy access to the basket from different spots around the stroller so it’s easier to get items out. Cup holders are great too! Many Graco double stroller models offer cup holders.

A handlebar that reaches all the way across is key, and you can find that with the Graco double stroller. You’re going to need that full handlebar to maneuver your twin stroller with one hand at times. Strollers with two handles are typically more difficult to steer. An adjustable handlebar will make life so much easier.

Independent reclining seats. You definitely need to be able to have each seat at a different recline. What if one baby is wide awake and wants to look around, but the other is sound asleep and could use a bit of recline? You’ll also want to find seats that recline as far back as possible to allow for good stroller naps!

5-point harnesses. Yes, some strollers only come with 3-point harnesses, which only cross the lap. You absolutely need a 5-point harness. This is to make sure your babies don’t fall forward out of the stroller when you stop suddenly. A 5-point harness holds them at the shoulders as well as across the lap.

Nice to have features

Canopies that extend far down. When you’re walking towards the sun this is going to make a HUGE difference! The canopies should also work independently (not stuck in the same position together) such as the canopies on the Graco double stroller.

Peek-a-boo windows that are ventilated. These are on the back of each seat so you can see what the kiddies are up at a glance. Ideally, these are mesh to allow for extra air flow, with a flap so you can keep it covered when it’s too cold or windy. This will ultimately allow for a smooth ride.

Keep in mind

It’s easy to fold and lift up. If you’re having a hard time getting it to fold after a few tries, take it back. If it’s too heavy for you to lift into your car’s trunk, take it back. These things will only cause you more annoyance as time passes.

Measure, measure, measure

It fits in your trunk. You should not have to wrestle with your stroller to get it to fit in your trunk. Bonus points if you don’t have to take one of the seats off to fold it. Be aware that some strollers will fit better once you remove the tires, which typically can be popped back on in a snap. Always look for a good travel system.

It fits in your house. Measure your doorways and hallways. You want to make sure that the stroller will fit inside your home, ideally without having to fold it up first. Side by side strollers are often less convenient for this reason. When you’re coming home from a long walk with your infant twins and it suddenly starts to rain, you’ll thank me!

Tips for Air Travel with Double Strollers

Strollers and all baby carriers will need to be screened by X-ray and or manually. If you have a stroller and car seat, only one can be checked at the gate. If you are not planning to use the car seat on the plane, you will want to check it at the ticket counter. On some airlines, strollers over 20 lbs must be checked at the ticket counter and strollers under 20 lbs can be used in the airport and then checked at the gate. Check ahead with your carrier to find out their rules for stroller weight. If you must check your double stroller at the ticket counter, plan to use baby carriers throughout the airport.

Be aware that some airlines have a weight limit to gate check a stroller. According to the American Airlines website (as of April 2017), their policy states, “Each ticketed customer is allowed 1 stroller. Only small, collapsible and light strollers (up to 20 lbs/9kgs) can be checked at the gate. Any stroller that weighs over 20 lbs/9 kgs, is too large, or is non-collapsible must be checked at the ticket counter.”

This policy does not take into account that the average double stroller weighs between 26 and 37 pounds. As any parent of twins knows, our double stroller is one of the most important pieces of equipment we have. It is crucial to remember this when planning travel with children and purchasing a Graco double stroller for travel purposes. Check with your airline before booking.

When you are traveling with multiple small children — especially if you are traveling alone — it is extremely difficult to manage an airport without a stroller that can be gate-checked. And the fact of the matter is that there are very few double strollers on the market that meet the 20 lb. weight limit.

Disney stroller rules

Disneyland and Walt Disney World announced new rules in regards to smoking and strollers, which went into effect on May 1, 2019.

Strollers wider than 31 inches (79 cm) in width and 52 inches (132 cm) in length will be prohibited in both Disney parks. Stroller wagons will also be prohibited, which includes the Keenz and Veer wagons. These are two of the more popular wagons with parents of twins. Disney explains, “The reduction of stroller sizes is intended to ease Guest flow and reduce congestion.” Be sure to check your stroller’s dimensions when opened to make sure you’re bringing the right stroller to the House of Mouse.

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