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tandem or side-by-side stroller

 
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Does anyone know, by virtue of experience, which is better? (I'll have kids 15 months apart in Oct.)

Also, does anyone have a jogger stroller?
 
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I don't know by virtue of experience, but I am going to have kids 16 months apart (in three weeks!!!), and I'm very interested in the quinny line.

They have a stoller which can be for one baby, one toddler, or one baby and one toddler of even two toddlers. So basically any combination you would need. But you would have to buy the extra seat you would need when changing from baby+toddler to two toddlers.

And as I said I don't have the virute of experience but I would go for tandem since you can fit on and off trams and buses (which I need). Also you don't want the older kid to be able to reach over and disturb the younger one.

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Congratulations!! (They'll be great buddies.)

I just read a review yesterday that stated tandem are easier in the aisles, and that the dual can be tough through doorways, so I may go tandem.

As for the jogger, I think I'll go with the single until the second is big enough and the weather is right for an infant. Could be another year in my case. I hear kids really like the jogger strollers. I let you know if that is truth or some athletics-addicted parent morphing the truth to fit their needs.

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btw: here's a good jogger stoller site
 
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Tandem is definitely better for the reason you mentioned. Also, unless you have twins, the weight will always be unbalanced and the dual will pull to one side or another. Also the tandem fits into most cars more easily.
 
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thanks, I just can't wait

I heard that kids quite like jogger strollers too, as long as the suspension is good! So your youngest is four months now? I'll bet they are really starting to interact nicely. How did you first child react when nr2 came along? Was he/she upset that he/she was no longer the center of attention?
 
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My son is eight months and the new one will be here in Oct. But you figure by the time the new one can be out in a jogger it'll be winter, so I'll probably won't be getting a double for another year. I'll get a single in that case and just hold on to it. (What my wife doesn't realize is that when we have a third we'll be out as an entire family!!!) ;-)
 
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The joggers are great: I used to use them with my niece and nephew all the time.

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Originally posted by Marilyn de Queiroz:
Tandem is definitely better for the reason you mentioned. Also, unless you have twins, the weight will always be unbalanced and the dual will pull to one side or another. Also the tandem fits into most cars more easily.



Hi Marilyn!

We have completely solved the tandem vs. jogger problem.

We have both.

We have a three-wheeled jogger which seats one and a Burley D-Lite which
seats two, or one, and has the stroller attachments. The Burley allows
one child to be seated in the middle, although I've never noticed an
"unbalanced problem" when a solo child is sitting on the side.

The jogger works better for jogging, except in winter---the Burley seals
up very well against the weather. The Burley is more maneuvarable and
is better for shopping. though we use both for either. They both fold
pretty flat for travel. If I had just one I'd get the other, though if
you use a bike then the question is easier.

Cheers,
Glenn
 
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