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Old 02-26-2013, 06:21 PM   #1
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Childless adults-which double stroller would you prefer to run you over?

(I say that totally kidding, of course-I'm a cautious driver!)

I'm curious if there is a "type" of double stroller that seems "less intrusive" to those who don't have kids. Personally, because I have kids, I understand the need for all types of strollers, including the huge double jogging strollers the size of a bus.

So if you had to choose, which would bother you less? A side by side or a tandem?
Tandems are longer, but narrower. Sometimes they are harder to push than a side by side.


Side by side: The only con to this is the width. It does fit through doorways but takes up more real estate on sidewalks.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:51 PM   #2
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Personally I would go with what ever suits your needs the best, regardless of what others may think . If a wide double would be better for taking your little ones in and out and for storage , It's your holiday so you wouldn't want to be struggling with something that your not used to or isn't easy to push etc.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:02 PM   #3
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We've found that it isn't the stroller itself (as the PP said, use whichever model suits your needs best), but the grown-up pushing the stroller. If the "driver" of said stroller is polite and considerate of others, then there shouldn't be any big problems. Even when the inevitable bumps occur, if the driver is nice about it, we just smile and let it go. As the OP noted, each model has pros and cons with ease of navigation and fitting through tighter spaces -- bumping happens. The driver's attitude can make all the difference.
But don't get me started on the drivers who think their stroller (even an umbrella model) is a weapon for clearing their path...
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:04 PM   #4
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Just to add, friends have told us that the tandems are easier for them to maneuver at DLR. They have more trouble with fitting through spaces and turning corners with the side by side. YMMV. Hope this helps.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:37 PM   #5
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We found the double wides to have so many more issues at DL. Harder in the stores (yes, they fit through the door, but some aisles aren't wide enough) and when the walkways narrow during parade times, double wides are taking up both sides, and you end up blocking the walkway. My sister actually vowed never to bring a double wide again, and now has a Phil and Teds (the Navigator), and LOVES it.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:59 PM   #6
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We have a Peg Perego Tandem. I was very apprehensive when my wife bought it. Not so after pushing it for days at DLR. Its more manoeuvrable than a double wide, and keeps our kids relatively separated lol.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:33 PM   #7
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As someone who doesn't have any children and who has been run into by countless strollers and wheelchairs at all the parks I would think Tandem stroller would be best for maneuvering. Nevertheless ultimately you are the one that has to use it so pick to your hearts desire.
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I would be more concerned with the width of the stroller, as above PP have said. Make sure you get one that fits places.

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Old 02-26-2013, 09:03 PM   #9
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I love love love sit and stand's for double strollers. It's the same width of a regular stroller so it isn't all..bus-like. lol
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We have a Peg Perego Tandem. I was very apprehensive when my wife bought it. Not so after pushing it for days at DLR. Its more manoeuvrable than a double wide, and keeps our kids relatively separated lol.
Actually we have a Phil and Teds
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:32 PM   #12
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Whichever one is easier to push. I can't wait until my kids are done with strollers. I have twins, so I've have many double strollers. Just got rid of my double mcclaren today.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:33 PM   #13
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This thread made me laugh!

DH and I don't have kids and honestly I am not sure I have ever been run over by a stroller. But I have seen some poor moms struggling in the stores with the side by side strollers. Some of the stores in DL are very tiny and if you want to shop at all (or want shade,etc.) that might be something to consider. I hope you have a great time!
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:53 PM   #14
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Tandem all the way, wideness is your enemy at DL due to crowds whereas stroller length isn't as much of an issue. I have used a Tandem for 3 years now, they are not hard to push at all.
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Too many, i've lost track I guess.

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