I remember when my parents discovered they were expecting their “3rd baby”, when they discovered that my mom was in fact pregnant with twins. Once the shock wore off they had to immediately find double the baby gear, to prepare for their arrival. If you are expecting twins, a double stroller will be a lifesaver so that you can get out of the house and continue to enjoy family outings.
Finding the Perfect Double Stroller Doesn’t Have to Be Overwhelming
Parenthood is a very exciting time, but it can sometimes be a daunting prospect. Considering the safety and well being of a tiny person can become all-consuming. From doctor’s appointments to shopping for strollers, the process of preparing for a baby is exhilarating and sometimes overwhelming. Perhaps the only thing more challenging than preparing for one baby is preparing for two. Twins are a whole new world for parents, where everything from bottles to diapers (nappies) needs to be purchased in multiples.
One of the most important items any parent of multiples will buy is a double stroller (twin pushchair). For parents who are new to parenting or just new to the prospect of twins, here are a few important things to consider for before purchasing the perfect double stroller or pushchair for twins.
Finding the Right Pram or Double Stroller for Your Family’s Needs
Many experts believe than in the very early weeks of life for twins there are significant benefits to keeping them physically close together. For this early phase, prams (it is a type of stroller that allows your baby to lay flat while you are pushing them around) are preferable as they allow room for both babies to be in close proximity to one another which can help regulate things like body temperature and sleep cycles. If you’re opting to go straight for a double stroller, be sure to buy one which fully reclines. Typically, there is enough room for both of them to lay flat in a double stroller. Mos young babies prefer to lie flat (or in their car seat, if your stroller has this option) while older babies (6 months and up) prefer to sit up and look around.
Things to Consideration Before Buying a Double Stroller
It pays to shop around for the right double stroller to suit individual needs and specifications. It’s important to consider size, weight, storage and maneuverability. You will need to have the stroller with you almost every time you venture out of the house over the next few years. You should consider the width of a double stroller (twin pushchair) is also very important. It’s a good idea to measure the doorways at home before heading to the store so you know exactly what you can work with and which models are going to be out of the question. Plus wider strollers make it difficult to go shopping at department stores.