Learn about the line of Zoe stroller double and find out if one of them is just the right fit for your family.
Zoe offers several strollers for your growing family, including the Zoe Twin+ side by side stroller (previously known as the Zoe XL2 or the Zoe XL2 Best double stroller), the Zoe Tandem+ (which can go from a single to a double stroller), the Zoe Trio+ to accommodate twins plus an additional child, and the Tribe+ to accommodate 4 children! With two Zoe stroller double to choose from, plus a Zoe triple stroller and a Zoe quad stroller, Zoe stroller is the most accommodating stroller company on the market for parents of multiples. It’s easy to see why we love them, isn’t it?
What is the most compact double stroller?
The Zoe stroller double is very compact and lightweight. At only 19 lbs., it’s great for travel and you won’t have to worry if you can check it at the gate. The Zoe double stroller also meets the stroller requirement for Disney Parks. This is a huge relief for twin families.
What’s the best double stroller for infant and toddler?
For an infant and toddler, you should check out the Zoe double stroller called the Tandem+. This Zoe double stroller will allow you to have your toddler in the front seat and your infant in the back seat (starting at 3 months old). Once your toddler has outgrown the stroller you can take off the front seat and it converts from a Zoe stroller double to a Zoe single stroller. How awesome is that?
How wide is the Zoe double stroller?
The Zoe stroller double known as the Zoe Twin+ double stroller is 29 inches wide when open or closed, which is one of the narrowest side by side double strollers on the market. The Zoe Tandem+ is 20.5 inches wide when open and 17.5 inches wide when closed.
How do you fold a Zoe stroller double?
- Reach under the two fabric flaps in the bottom of the seat that has a LOCK icon there.
- Place each hand into one of the straps beneath the fabric flaps.
- Pull up in a jerking motion to unlock the locking mechanisms and initiate the fold.
- If needed when new, squeeze the stroller together so the latch on the side of the stroller can connect with the pin also on the same side of the stroller and automatically lock into place. As you fold your stroller a few times, the fabric will begin to break-in and the stroller will begin to automatically lock.
- To unfold your stroller, simply pull outward on the end of the locking clip and then upwards and outwards on your handlebar until you hear an audible click.
- Ensure your Zoe Twin+ is fully unfolded and locked into the unfolded position before using.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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, but these strollers were made for two children of different ages and 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!
A large basket. 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!
A handlebar that reaches all the way across is key, and you can find that with the Zoe 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 (only across the lap) but you absolutely need a 5-point harness (which also holds them back at the shoulders) to make sure your babies don’t fall forward out of the stroller when you have to make a sudden stop.
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 Zoe double stroller.
Peek-a-boo windows that are ventilated. These are on the back of each stroller seat so you can see what the kiddies are up to without having to peek into the front of the stroller. 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.
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.
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 all of your doorways and hallways 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!