If you’re a parent with multiple small children, you will definitely want to consider the size (and quantity) of your strollers. In most cases, it simply does not make sense to use more than one stroller, especially if you have two children who are close in age. Instead, you can opt for a small double stroller like the Slim Twin design. With a small, lightweight double stroller, you get all the benefits of a double stroller without needing to carry around an enormous, hand-push transport for your kids.
However, you may still have questions about the real benefits of small double strollers. For example, why are small double strollers so popular? What are the average sizes of double strollers? Finally, what’s the difference between a tandem stroller and a side-by-side stroller? In today’s guide, we will answer all of these questions and more, but first, let’s examine what actually constitutes a “small” double stroller.
What Is A Small Double Stroller?
A small or compact double stroller is simply a stroller with two separate but connected sections for each child. A double stroller is specifically designed for two children. If you need a stroller for more children, you will want to consider a triple stroller.
However, many double strollers are excessively wide to provide as much space as possible. This might make it a bit easier for each child to move around in their seat, but it makes the entire child transport much larger and more difficult to maneuver. For this reason, many parents with two children opt for multiple strollers, which are far more expensive and less convenient, especially if you do not have two sets of hands to push them around.
A small double stroller is a slim and narrow version of the standard double. Most double strollers weigh roughly 45 pounds and measure between 40 and 50 inches in width. Alternatively, the smallest double strollers are typically no more than 24 or 25 pounds and measure between 25 and 30 inches wide. This makes compact double strollers the ideal option for any parent who wants to easily and efficiently get their children from point A to point B.
Why Small Double Strollers Are So Popular
To a degree, the rising popularity of small double strollers speaks for itself. They are smaller, take up less space, put less physical strain on you, and (if made with quality materials) are just as comfortable for small children as their larger counterparts. However, it is still important to understand the real-world benefits of choosing a smaller double stroller over other options on the market. So, let’s take a closer look at some of the main reasons that small double strollers are so popular these days:
Whether you are traveling by plane, train, or automobile, you will want to have the most compact double stroller possible. Vehicles of any kind always have limited space, especially when you have to add luggage and other personal items to the mix. Additionally, most airlines have limitations on the size and weight of non-standard luggage you can bring with you. Thus, the compact double stroller for travel is the best child transport option if you want to save space and avoid the headache of trying to fit a large stroller into a small vehicle or into an overhead compartment in a plane or train.
Because They Are Lightweight
As a parent of small children, you probably have to use your upper-body strength all the time. Children love to be held, and parenting often requires you to pick up and put down your children at a moment’s notice. So, the last thing you want is a heavy stroller to lug around from one place to another. Fortunately, a lightweight compact double stroller is far lighter than most standard strollers, which means that you won’t have to put as much strain on your arms, shoulders, back, or neck. As previously mentioned, the lightest double strollers are usually no less than 24 pounds, but any lightweight double stroller below 30 pounds is still easy to carry, fold, and unfold for most adults.
For Narrow Doorways
There is nothing worse than taking your children to a restaurant or similar outing and finding that your stroller won’t fit through the door. You may have to take your children out, fold up the stroller, and then awkwardly make your way into the building. With a slim double stroller, you can avoid this hassle entirely. The most narrow double strollers are about 25 or 26 inches wide, while the average width of an entryway is 36 inches. This means that a narrow double stroller will be able to go through just about any doorway with ease!
For Small Car Trunks
Even if you are not going on a long car trip, you may still need to bring your stroller along with you in the car. Whether you’re visiting family nearby or taking your kids to the park, you will need a double stroller that fits in small trunks. Regardless of the size of your car, many trunks are simply not designed for large or cumbersome objects. As a result, the smallest folding double stroller makes it much easier to fit in small cars without having to fold down seats or reconfigure the interior of your vehicle.
Tandem Strollers Vs Small Side By Side Double Strollers
If you’re not familiar with a tandem stroller, it serves the same purpose as a side-by-side double stroller. However, the seats are positioned one in front of the other. Typically, the seat in the back is a little higher so that both children can see in front of them. Thus, if you are looking for a stroller that is narrow and can comfortably fit two children, both tandem strollers and small side-by-side double strollers are great options.
That said, you probably know that children often feel frustrated when they don’t get what they want. With a tandem stroller, one seat is in the front and one is in the back. The one in the front has a better view, but the one in the back usually sits higher up. As a result, you may have one or more children throwing a temper tantrum if they don’t get the seat they want. Alternatively, a side-by-side stroller gives both children equal positioning, which reduces the risk of these kinds of issues.
Why The Slim Twin Is The Best Compact Double Stroller
The Slim Twin by Valco Baby is the best small double stroller because it offers all of the benefits of a double stroller in a sleek, super-compact package. The stroller weighs just 24 pounds and measures 26 inches from side to side and 31 inches from front to back. This means that it is extremely easy to fold up and store when it’s not in use. The narrow, side-by-side stroller design also works for children of varying ages and sizes, from newborns to children weighing up to 45 pounds each. In short, it is the perfect solution for parents in need of compact child transport!
We hope you enjoyed our guide on the small double stroller design! Do you want to learn more about enhanced child transport solutions or other parenting accessories? If so, be sure to reach out to Valco Baby today!