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Graco DuoGlider Double Stroller

Graco DuoGlider Double Stroller

graco duoglider double stroller

Last updated on September 28th, 2021 at 01:29 pm

Are you wondering if the Graco DuoGlider double stroller is right for your twins? Find out all the details below to determine if it’s a good choice for your family.

Graco DuoGlider Double Stroller Features

  • Accepts two Graco® SnugRide Click Connect™ infant car seats
  • Stroller holds 2 children up to 40 lb each
  • One-hand, standing fold with storage latch for quick/easy stowing
  • 2 Reclining seats with canopies and footrests
  • Rear seat reclines flat, for infant bassinet
  • Locking front swivel wheels with suspension for superior maneuverability
  • Extra large storage basket provides room for all your essentials
  • Stadium-style seating boosts the rear child for a better view
  • Parent’s tray with storage and 2 deep cup holders for on-the-go convenience
  • Both seats feature child’s trays with cup holders
  • Meets Disney Size Requirements
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What does Twiniversity think of the Graco DuoGlider?

The Graco DuoGlider is a decent budget option for twins. It’s one of the only true tandem strollers on the market and at $169 retail it’s at a competitive price (find it here.) You can use it with two Graco SnugRide Click Connect infant car seats, but it is not compatible with other car seat brands, and beware that you need to buy two arm bars from Graco in order to fit the two car seats in properly.

The Graco DuoGlider double stroller has most of the basics that you need to get by and not many extras, which is to be expected from a stroller of this price range. If you’re on a very tight budget and just need something that works and is low priced, then you may want to consider this stroller. But it’s not one of our favorites by a long shot.

Be aware that some people in our community report that it’s hard to close, it’s very heavy and bulky, you can’t turn the seats to face other directions, and some models of this stroller only have a 3-point harness, not a 5-point harness (so it only goes across the waist, which is not ideal for any baby, let alone twins). Check before you buy to make sure you get the one with the convertible harness (which can convert from 5 point to 3 point). Two car seats can be used if your stroller has a front and rear arm bar installed. The arm bar may be purchased separately if not included.

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Note: Always check when you’re shopping for a tandem stroller to make sure there will be enough room for the child in the back when they are wearing hard-soled shoes. Many strollers that are really single strollers with an add-on front seat don’t allow for enough room for the kiddo in back once they reach around 2 years old. We would advise to avoid strollers like this. Going with a true tandem stroller (a stroller that cannot be a single stroller) for twins is a good rule of thumb.

What our community thinks about the Graco DuoGlider

I had a Graco Duo Glider a little more than 4.5 years ago. I used it until my twins got too big for it/hit the one in front of them, so almost 2 years. I loved having a tandem stroller and hated switching to a side by side. I used the side by side (only when I needed to) for about 6 months, then my twins walked everywhere. – Kimberly M.

We had the Graco Duo Glider. It was great, infant seats clicked in, could fit through doorways with no problem and was easy to maneuver, great in walks, enough storage below when going to the zoo. The only downside was the front seat didn’t recline when my girls were older and I had to keep taking off the front tray to get it to fit in the car trunk. But other than those two things we loved it. – Chandra C. 

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I have the Graco Duo Glider. I love it. I just wish the seats could face different directions like the Graco Modes Duo but otherwise it’s perfect. – Kiah E.

I just sold my Graco Duo Glider as we use a wagon now. I loved that I could fit almost a full grocery shop in the bottom and being able to use it with our car seats. But the one I had was a 3 point harness not a 5 point harness, which I would have preferred. – Leanne K.

I had the Graco Duo Glider. Pros: easy to steer, easy to use with infant car seats, nice cup holder/storage area for parent, folds up fairly small for a double stroller, not super expensive. Cons: not very versatile for when they’re older, seats don’t adjust in a reasonable fashion (back only lays flat or sits straight up, front only reclines a bit), front sunshade has to be removed to fold stroller up, not good for bumps or any sort of terrain other than flat smooth surfaces, storage basket is hard to access when back seat has infant car seat in it or is laying flat, back sunshade doesn’t cover even half of the baby + you can’t use it when infant car seat is in. All in all if I would have known I would of went with a Contours Options Elite from the start. – Grace S.

We had a Graco Duo Glider with my first set used it for less than a year and hated everything about it except the price. We wound up buying a Baby Jogger City Mini which I love and still use with my 2nd set of twins. – Dawn M.

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What car seats are compatible with Graco DuoGlider?

Only the Graco Click Connect infant car seats are compatible with the Graco DuoGlider.

Is Graco DuoGlider double stroller?

Yes, the Graco DuoGlider is a double stroller that can accommodate two children at once.

How to open Graco DuoGlider

To open the Graco DuoGlider, first be sure to place the stroller on top of a piece of cardboard or some other protective cover to prevent any damage to floor. Release the storage latch on the bottom left side of the front seat and the stroller will open.

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How to fold Graco DuoGlider

To close your Graco DuoGlider double stroller, first remove infant carrier(s) if in use; adjust seat backs to recline position; (3) lock brakes; (4) fold canopies and lower front canopy. Use the locking mechanism on the handlebar — pull the button underneath to the right and twist up and over the handlebar. Consult the manual for a drawing of this action.

How do you put a carseat in a Graco double stroller?

To put a carseat in a Graco double stroller, first remove the tray and canopy. Recline seats to the lowest position. Snap car seats in facing the handlebar. to remove the car seat, squeeze the release handle at the back of the car seat and lift it out.

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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

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!

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. 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!

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 (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 Graco 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.

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