Side by Side
I really liked this one, and was sure that it would be the one I was choosing. The girls loved sitting right next to eachother, but looking at it, I don't think Lauren could sit in it longer than this summer - she's already almost too tall for most of them because of the canopy. I know she always won't be in a stroller, but what about trips to places like the zoo where she wants to sit for a bit but still get out and walk around? Too much work and lifting for me. I'd probably end up having her just walk next to us, and then what's the point of even having a double? I'd still be in the same boat I'm in now.
Sit & Stand
Da da da daaaaa! This is our winner! Mya can sit in front while Lo either sits OR stands in the back, facing me. It's not really any bigger than a travel system (wahoo). Trips to the zoo will be fabulous for me - Lolo can be strapped in if I want her to be, but I won't have to get her in & out every time she wants to run & look at something. And when she's too big and doesn't want to sit in it anymore, since it's not huge, I'd be fine taking it places like the mall with just one kid in it. By the time we have another baby, Mya will be at least Lauren's age, so it will be perfect. It's extremely lightweight, and got great reviews. I'm so excited to use it!! And now that the weather is nice, I can!!! The freedom to roam my neighborhood with both of my children while Bryan is working is back! I see many sunshiney walks to the park in my near future, aaahhhh. And check out the sassy orange - I had to seriously hold back from hot pink, but I've got to assume I'll be having a boy at some point in time ...hopefully :)