Carriages for twins: what they are and what to look for when buying
Choosing a stroller for twins is not easy, and you need to approach it with all responsibility. The main thing that you need to pay attention to is the dimensions and maneuverability of the vehicle, as well as the location of the places for the kids. In the modern market of children's goods and accessories are available a variety of models of strollers for twins and even triplets. We suggest you get acquainted with the most popular options.
Carriages for twin type "side by side"
These models are a design where the kids sit next to each other. A good illustration is a TFK stroller for twins. The space of the cradle or walking unit can be either single or separate for each child. Of course, it is better to give preference to a wheelchair with autonomous places, since it allows to create individual conditions for each baby: for example, if on a walk one kid wants to take a nap and the other is awake, it is possible to lower only one back and children will not interfere with each other. Another significant plus of such models is an equivalent arrangement of both kids: they equally well see their mother and equally survey the world around them. A significant complication is that the strollers for this type of twin are rather wide and bulky. Before buying them, you must always measure the width of the doorway in your apartment, elevator and porch. Yes, and even in the folded state, such a children's "transport" may not fit in the trunk of the car, if there is a trip.
Models for twins "tandem" ("locomotive")
Carriages for twins of such a plan assume the placement of children in them either on one level one after another (face to face), or according to the principle of seats in the stadium: the rear seat is fixed above the front seat. The obvious advantage of such children's vehicles, in comparison with the models "side by side," is that they are the same width as standard strollers for one child, and therefore will precisely pass through any doorway. Another thing is the significantly enlarged length and, as a consequence, the reduction in handling and maneuverability. In addition, if one child sits behind the other, it is much worse for him to see his mother and the surrounding environment, and also can not accommodate the legs. The solution to this problem can be a multi-level arrangement of cradles / seats or fixing them on the chassis face to face.
Stroller-transformer for twins
Another interesting variant of the transport concept for several kids is the transformers: models that allow mounting two different modules on one chassis, for example, a cradle and a walking seat, a cradle and a car seat, a car seat and a walking block, etc. Some strollers also have additional space for installing the third module. In this regard, such a vehicle can be used to transport not only twins, but also the weather, as well as children with a small age difference. The difficulties with such a stroller are still the same: quite a lot of weight and dimensions, not very high maneuverability and handling.
So, with the basic types of vehicles for several kids everything is clear. With regard to the choice of stroller, it is better to buy it in specialized stores or shopping centers, where you can touch, touch and look at everything, and also roll around the hall to understand how comfortable and maneuverable it is. If you decide to make an order through an online store, try to negotiate with the seller in such a way that (in which case) you can issue a return, because in the picture the stroller always seems much more attractive, but in fact it may turn out that it is not at all beautiful and comfortable.