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Best Single-to-Double Strollers of 2018!

Best Single-to-Double Strollers of 2018!

Best Single-to-Double Strollers of 2018

Preparing for the birth of your first child is such an exciting time. This time also comes with an overwhelming amount of decisions to make. If you plan to quickly expand your family, purchasing a single-to-double stroller might prove to be a smart choice financially. The good news is, some of the best strollers on the market are the ones that will grow with your family!

So here are my top choices for single-to-double strollers: the Bugaboo Donkey2, Nuna Demi Grow, Silver Cross Wave, and UPPAbaby Vista 2018. When considering a single-to-double stroller, the first factor to consider is whether you’d like a side-by-side or tandem stroller. Side-by-side strollers feature two children directly next to each other, while tandem strollers are more like stadium seating.

The Bugaboo Donkey2

The Bugaboo Donkey2 is truly one of a kind, thanks to Bugaboo’s genius engineering. The Donkey2 transforms from a Mono configuration (one child) to a side-by-side Duo configuration (two children). One might think this side by side configuration would be inconveniently wide. However, the Donkey in a Duo configuration is 29 inches wide, measuring only 2.5 inches wider than the ever popular UPPAbaby Vista Stroller. Having your children seated side by side comes with some great advantages. Both children are within arms reach and always in view. A side-by-side stroller will also prove to be more maneuverable, because the weight is more evenly distributed. The Bugaboo Donkey2, not only unique it its ability to expand horizontally, also has so many other amazing features. This stroller will tackle any type of terrain. And fan favorite feature is its incredible Beach Mode!

To put your Bugaboo Donkey2 into Beach Mode, just kick the front tires under the back and trolley the stroller on two wheels. This makes travelling through sand and snow a breeze! This can even be done with two children in the toddler seats, rear facing. Once you reach your beach destination, simply lower the seats to the sand and your children will have beach chairs they can escape to all day — bonus points for the extended UV protected canopy. This stroller is a beach lovers dream!

One of the greatest things about Bugaboo products are their versatility. The included Donkey2 Bassinet pairs with Bugaboo’s universal Bassinet Stand for either an overnight sleep system fit for travel or your home. The stand folds to a remarkably small size, which makes storing it super simple. The beauty of the universal Bugaboo Bassinet Stand is that it will also hold the Donkey2’s toddler seat. When your child has outgrown their bassinet, this stand pairs with the toddler seat for a convenient travel high chair! Bugaboo really does do it all!

The Nuna Demi Grow

Of the four strollers I’m comparing, the Nuna Demi Grow is the most the compact, but it interestingly has the highest weight limits. Each toddler seat holds 50lbs! In typical Nuna fashion, the Nuna Demi Grow is stunning and topped off with their famous DreamDrape. The DreamDrape gives baby full coverage and privacy as they nap. Straight out of the box, the Nuna Demi Grow can be used as a double stroller. The included toddler seat and car seat adapters can be used on the top or bottom positions of the stroller. This stroller is beautifully designed with a high seat that allows you to bond with baby and, when used as a double, keeps both children within arm’s reach.

The Silver Cross Wave

The Silver Cross Wave Stroller is appropriately priced for its quality and included accessories. This stroller looks and feels like luxury. The fabrics are divine and the vegan leather details are exquisite. Not only is the Silver Cross Wave gorgeous, but it also comes with everything you need for a complete travel system, including the ability to use it as a double stroller right out of the box. The Wave comes with a cup holder, car seat adapters, sleep rated bassinet, rain cover and bug net, and toddler seat. Using the Wave technology, the toddler seat can be raised to keep your baby super close or lowered to give a forward-facing toddler easier access. It also has an extremely generous storage basket. If a stroller will be your main source of transportation, the Silver Cross Wave can be trusted to comfortable get you anywhere with the smoothest ride possible.

The UPPAbaby Vista

That brings us to the UPPAbaby Vista Stroller 2018. There’s a reason why everyone seems to know the UPPAbaby name — the Vista is a great value considering what’s included. With new sophisticated color choices and upgraded fabrics complete with leather detail, this year’s Vista is looking better than ever. Weighing in at 25.5lbs, the UPPAbaby Vista is the lightest of these four strollers. That’s pretty impressive for a fully-featured stroller. The UPPAbaby Vista 2018 comes with a newly designed and lengthened sleep rated bassinet, toddler seat with 50lb weight limit, as well as a rain cover and bug net. This stroller conveniently stands when folded, which means no bending and lifting it off the ground! UPPAbaby is known for making their products super user friendly. The stoller folds and unfolds with ease, and their UPPAbaby Mesa Infant Car Seat clicks directly into the Vista frame, no car seat adapters needed! For life on the go while juggling multiple little ones, UPPAbaby makes life a whole lot easier.

All four of these strollers are amazing in their own way. When looking for a single-to-double, one of these is bound to fit your lifestyle. All 4 come will all-terrain, great storage space, a newborn ready option, reversible toddler seat with multi-position recline, a variety of accessories, and are all infant car seat compatible. If you’re still not sure which one is right for you, we’re always available to help. Send us an email at! Or if you’d like to talk it out over the phone, call our gear experts at (866) 600-2326.

Stephanie is the Store Manager of our Fairfield, Connecticut location!


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