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Old 04-11-2013, 06:50 PM   #1
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Double stroller for almost 4 year old? Just for long walks? Suggestions?

Just moved into new area, there are no sidewalks. Nice wooded area though, I would love to go walk with my two little's while the olders are in school. However on his tricycle, my 3...almost 4 year old is only going so far. He does have a balance bike and do great, super fast on that.....but I think he would go too far ahead of me if we were walking.


Any decent stroller that I could put my about 20lb if even 1 year old and almost 40lb almost 4 year old in? Not for jogging but it is slightly hilly terrain, no sidewalks etc.


I feel weird putting him in a stroller but I can't see how to do long walks any other way

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Old 04-11-2013, 06:53 PM   #2
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I put my 20mo in a carrier and the other one walks. I have never used a stroller. My daughter happily walked 2-3miles at age four.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:59 PM   #3
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Re: Double stroller for almost 4 year old? Just for long walks? Suggestions?

I would have the older child walk. We stopped using a stroller with my DD1 at age 2.5 and she walked amusement parks, walking trails, and basically the entire city of San Francisco at age 3 with no problems.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:05 PM   #4
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Re: Double stroller for almost 4 year old? Just for long walks? Suggestions?

Perhaps I should say walking at a fast pace, not just a stroll? Like a fast walk for an hour for exercise.

He hasn't been in a stroller for the zoo or anything really for well over a year.


I don't think my preschooler would walk at a fast pace for an hour....
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Re: Double stroller for almost 4 year old? Just for long walks? Suggestions?

I use a Bob single with my big 3 year old. He's only got about an inch of head clearance at 42" tall, but seems comfortable in it. When we go out, it's usually for 8-10 km and fast and there is no way he could keep up. We love our stroller.
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Re: Double stroller for almost 4 year old? Just for long walks? Suggestions?

I had a Baby Trend Expedition double jogging stroller for this purpose. My DD is 4 (almost 5) and DS is almost 2. We used it so that I could exercise because DD just wasn't ready to walk that fast for that long. We only got rid of it recently to encourage her to ride her bike more. The Baby Trend ones are good and not too expensive. (I had both a single and a double.) I have a friend that has the InStep double jogger and she likes that one. She is an avid runner and it works for her. It is reasonably priced as well. Check Craigslist in your area to see if someone has one used you could purchase cheaper.
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Re: Double stroller for almost 4 year old? Just for long walks? Suggestions?

Thanks for those recommendations. I will def check Craigslist as it would just be for this purpose. They go out during the day and he plays and walks/cycles by himself. But there is no way he could keep up my pace, DH can't even, lol!

Plus there are many roads we would be crossing that have traffic. Last day I brought them for a walk it was crazy with me telling all the kids to keep in by the curb. Of course a 3 year old loses focus super quick and swerves even with me walking on the carside of him.
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Re: Double stroller for almost 4 year old? Just for long walks? Suggestions?

My almost 3.5 yo still rides in a stroller almost every day. We don't have a car, so we walk a lot and I don't think she's too old at all. We have a Bob and she still has some growing room, and she seems very comfortable.
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Re: Double stroller for almost 4 year old? Just for long walks? Suggestions?

A lot depends on your budget, but here are a few suggestions:

If you aren't going to be lugging it in and out of a car, look at:

Valco Trimode Twin EX
Bumbleride Indie Twin
Bob Revolution Dualie (although I like the other two options better)
Mountain Buggy Duet or Duo
Baby Jogger City Select or Elite Duo

If you would like the option of just adding on a toddler seat, but be able to use the stroller for a single child in a few years:

Valco Trimode EX single with joey seat
Mutsy 4Rider with Duo Seat
Phil & Ted's Strollers (I am not familiar with their different models, but people really like them)
Valco Zee single with joey seat

If storage or transportation is an issue and you are worried about weight/size, these fold up smaller than any of the above and are relatively light weight but still have nicer wheels and suspension to handle a little bit of terrain:

Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double
Valco Baby Zee Two (I have this one, love it but am having some issues with quality)
Valco Spark Duo (more expensive)
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Re: Double stroller for almost 4 year old? Just for long walks? Suggestions?

I have a Baby Jogger City Elite double that I use on long walks with my 2 and 4 yr old.
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