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Tandem Strollers: Fun and Versatile For Both Your Children

By David Cummings

If you have two children that are close in age or you have been blessed with twins you might want to consider a tandem stroller to help get your children around. Tandem strollers are a style of double stroller which have seats one behind the other in a manner which resembles a tandem bicycle. With a tandem stroller you can put one child in the front seat and one child in the back seat, and know that both are perfectly safe and are able to see the world as you go about your daily business.

Tandem strollers can be more versatile than side-by-side double strollers because they are the same width as a single stroller and can get through narrower spaces more easily than the side-by-side strollers. One example is trying to shop in a large department store for clothes. Most side-by-side double strollers will not get through the narrow aisles of the clothing department. Tandem strollers, on the other hand, can be effectively and safely navigated through the labyrinth of clothes without having to worry about catching the stroller on a display or clothing rack.

Like their single seated counterparts, most tandem strollers are easily collapsed for storage in either your home or automobile.

There are some models which can accommodate car seat or even two car seats into the frame of the tandem stroller. This allows you to easily transfer your child in his or her car seat directly into the stroller without disturbing him or her. This feature can also be helpful when getting back into your vehicle as well.

There are tandem strollers which have a rear footboard for your toddler instead of a second seating area. This style of tandem stroller is ideal if your older child has reached the age of independence and wants to do everything for himself. And the rear footboard area usually has a rear seat in case your ‘big kid’ gets tired and needs to sit for a little while.

Another style of tandem stroller is the tandem jogging stroller. Tandem jogging strollers are wonderful for parents who enjoy the outdoors and exercise and want to share that love with their small children. The children can see and enjoy the world at the same time the parent can get the exercise that they need as well.

Using a tandem jogging stroller is a great way for a parent to help their children understand that exercise is important. Since young children tend to mimic anything their parents do, this kind of activity can hopefully instill the idea of exercise and a good healthy lifestyle.

So when you are shopping for a stroller or other baby accessories you might want to consider tandem strollers if you have children that are close in age or twins. The convenience of requiring only one stroller handle both children helps keep your worries to a minimum. A tandem stroller can be easily bought online or at a local baby outlet.

About the Author: Learn more about tandem strollers and find out why these double strollers may be the most convenient choice for strolling with two children.

David Cummings is General Manager of Bustling Baby, a business devoted to providing baby mobility, comfort, and convenience to active families.


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