The Ideal Stroller Guide has been compiled to bring together the selection of pushchairs/strollers for twins and triplets, I have given information about each stroller so you can compare their various attributes or shortcomings all in one place and decide which is best for you.
I categorised each stroller using their configuration as the basis for comparison for your ideal twin or triplet stroller. I used this as my benchmark when deciding on which triplet transportation to use for my three, but I will talk about the configuration first before breaking off into the three different choices of configuration for your triplet stroller. I will talk about the two configurations for twin strollers, giving you as much information as I can to help you decide. Don’t forget that you may decide that you won’t be going out by yourself with your triplets, and that a twin and a single might be a better option. I haven’t included single strollers here but you can be sure that there is one that will match any double stroller you choose. Alternatively you may think that a double with a carrier for the third would be suitable for the first few months, hopefully everything here will give you the options you are looking for!
CONFIGURATION for Triplets
The three configurations of triple transport you will find are triple tandem, three wide, or 2 wide/one in front. The first thing to consider is exactly where you might go with your triplets, pushing their stroller because the three wide will be in the region of 55″ so its not going to fit through a standard door frame.
However if you’re planning on being out and about with the three wide ( all are umbrella style foldups or triple jogging strollers) then this is ideal. It would give you the opportunity to get out to the park with all three, in a lightweight stroller, lightweight to push, or a short walk to the supermarket for a few bits and pieces (not local stores, you won’t get through their doors either). So whilst the three wide are cheaper and relatively easy to push, negotiating narrow spaces is a real nightmare unless of course, you have thought through the pros and cons (we will go these shortly!) of the three wide. They are relatively cheap so it might be that you choose to go for this along with a different configuration for different occasions.
So a triple tandem, my choice of transportation ! I wanted to be able to put my triplets into their pushchair inside the house when we were going out and as we had a narrow front door and hallway, the triple tandem was the perfect choice. They were preemies and small for their age, so snuggling them up in their tandem trio pushchair inside the house was perfect. We also had a ploy for getting them to sleep after their evening feed and before the midnight feed. They were fed, snuggled up in their tandem trio and we could run it over the door sill which was slightly raised, it rocked them to sleep ! A quiet evening ! These strollers are on average 23″ wide so over half the width smaller than the three wide. They do have the disadvantage however of being very long at around 66″ which makes getting up kerbs difficult as your babies grow but they are robust and capable of lasting through the time transportation is required.
The third choice of configuration is two in front and three behind – the Trippy 3-in-1, less choice here but still worthy of consideration as this configuration does offer a total travel system of car seats, bassinets and stroller seats, all fitting the same frame. The average width of a two wide/ one in front is approximately 26″ so easily fits through a standard door frame! Still a heavy pram to negotiate but a much more versatile when out and about.
There will always be positives and negatives with any triplet stroller you buy and we will explore these. Whilst they all come with pros and cons, its a matter of deciding what you can’t live without and what you can! Follow the highlighted links above to the pages about each stroller.
Configuration for Twins
The choice for twins is a little easier. Do you go wide or long? Where do you want to go? A two wide will still cause issues getting through shop doorways, or more narrow pavements although there are some of the umbrella double wides that would squeeze through some doors. Have a look at the dimensions on my pages for their exact sizing. Its about getting the right tandem twin stroller for your needs, not something you want to have to be changing often, although not as costly as the triples, still a sum to be spent getting the best for your babies.