Preparing for Two Children: The Stroller Dilemma

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Disclosure: I received a Joovy Caboose Too Ultralight Stroller for review purposes as part of this Preparing for Two Children post. All thoughts and experiences are my own.


 

We’re getting closer and closer to adding a new member to our family. Luckily we have most of  our big pieces of baby gear from when W was younger. We got it all in neutral designs so it would work fine for a boy or girl. Of course, I doubt baby girl would care if she is in a blue bouncer and W survived his time in a swing that was more on the girly side.

But none of that has been on my mind much. Instead I have been wondering how I’m going to get out and about with a baby and a toddler. W is pretty good about walking but gets tired quickly. So I began my journey to solve the stroller dilemma. We have an umbrella stroller and a Joovy Zoom 360 (that I adore) we have been using with him. But we needed something that would help me get both kids on the move in the coming months.

Preparing for Two Children: The Stroller Dilemma

Preparing for Two Children: The Stroller Dilemma

So I’m know I’m not the first one to have the stroller dilemma as they get ready for the arrival of their second child. I have seen so many different double strollers out there. I’ll be honest. I was really put off by most of them. I had actually decided against getting one and figured we would make it all work somehow.

But I have dreams of going to the zoo with both kids sometime next year before it gets too hot. And a wagon isn’t going to cut it with a little one. So those dreams had me doing more research. I knew I didn’t want a double wide. I don’t even understand how parents maneuver those things, let alone get them in and out of the car!

Preparing for Two Children: Joovy Caboose Ultralight

Double Stroller Solution

Well, the game changed completely when Grambo and I were walking through a store one day and I spotted a double stroller that looked like a single stroller at first glance. But wait, there were two children on board! One riding up front like it was nothing and one standing in the back.

My double stroller dilemma had been solved. I knew we needed that stroller and once I spotted the Joovy logo on it, I knew it would be a great investment as well!

The Joovy Caboose Too Ultralight Stand-On Tandem stroller seemed to have everything to solve my stroller dilemma!

Preparing for Two Children: Double Stroller

Joovy Caboose Too Ultralight

The Joovy Caboose Too Ultralight has a number of features that made it a great double stroller option for my family.

  • The stroller has a small footprint and with the bench seat only weighs about 21 pounds. That means it folds up and fits in the back of my car with room for other things we might need while on the go!
  • It features a number of things I have come to expect with a Joovy stroller including a large canopy, storage basket, and parent organizer.
  • Plus, it offers the option to have two reclining seats in case we ever needed a full seat for W to sit on instead of the standing or using the bench seat.
  • Oh, and a car seat adapter that comes with the stroller. No need to buy it separately. With a new little one on the way, this was one of the best pieces to come out of the box. It was one I hadn’t even considered!

The front seat can accommodate children from 3 months old to 45 pounds with a three position recline. The removable back seat that is easily installed on the rear bench can accommodate children from 6 months to 45 pounds. It reclines as well and features the same 5-point harness as the front seat.

We are ready to roll with help from Joovy!

You can learn more about the entire line of products on the Joovy website. You can also connect with Joovy on Facebook and Twitter!

What features do you look for in a double stroller?

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About Mariah Moon

Mariah is a former teacher and mother of a rambunctious little boy living in The Woodlands, Texas. She recently welcomed a little girl into the family and is learning how to balance a toddler and an infant! She works every day to figure out how to balance all of her roles and figure out her formula for being mom! She can also be found at Mommy Mindset Media, Disney DIY and Noise Girls.

Comments

  1. We have a Graco Ready2Grow and love it. The versatility of the second seat is amazing.

  2. My kids were so apart in age that I never had to worry about this. I love the stroller you picked out. It looks like it will work well for you when your little girl arrives!
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  3. I have this stroller too and I just love it! It’s so wonderful that W can just hop off and on!
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  4. We had this stroller and really enjoyed it. Wish I had it when the littlest was younger. Would have saved us from pushing around two strollers on our outings. I really like that the older child can take a little rest in the back and stand over his or her little sister or brother. Can’t wait to see your little girl riding up from with W. Not too much longer now.
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  5. shelly peterson says:

    This is super nice stroller. My daughter could use this with having a newborn and a toddler. Love the versatility in this stroller.

  6. That is an awesome double! We just got back from WDW and I noticed any with this stroller, great choice with two kids for sure! Great photos!!
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  7. I really wanted a double stroller that fit both comfortably for different stages of growth as well as fit well through doors. The Joovy caboose looks like it does just that!
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  8. Rebecca Parsons says:

    I look for comfort for both but big enough that the older one can be separate. I am not fond of the side by side strollers.

  9. I’m expecting our second little girl by the end of the month. The biggest problem I have with strollers in general is that once I have one in the trunk of our car, there’s no room for anything else. I’ve been using a double by Fisher Price for about a year now (which means I’ve used it maybe a dozen times), a stroller I bought secondhand from my cousin after my single stroller suffered travel damage on our visit home. The problem with the FP, which is very similar in design to the Joovy you’ve chosen, is that it’s a sidewalk stroller, which means that I have to stick to paved or indoor surfaces with it. There are a LOT of places I’d like to take my kids in town that that stroller just cannot go; lots of hiking trails, and walking to many places means walking roadside where there are no sidewalks (but the road is too busy for me to be comfortable walking on it). I need a stroller with bigger wheels, and suspect that it’ll have to be a side-by-side. Maybe a BOB.

    Or maybe I’ll just have to commit to wearing Critter Too in a sling/wrap/carrier and pulling my older daughter in our wagon (which has awesome off-road wheels). It doesn’t get too hot here in the summer (maybe a couple weeks of 90-degree F weather), so that should be doable. Besides, by the time that weather arrives, Critter Too should be able to sit up in the wagon with her big sister. Here’s hoping they get along!

  10. Love the stroller you picked out. We had a double stroller at one point and it was sooooo nice! I seriously miss it and with the addition of our youngest, I sooooo wish I had a double stroller right now!!!!
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  11. I love the seating area for the older child! That would be perfect for my two grandsons to share.

  12. karen medlin says:

    Have not seen this strollerbefore and am really impressed with it. I like how functional it is for two kids, it doesn’t look bulky like a traditional double stroller. Love it!! Thank You for sharing.

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