5 Best Sit And Stand Strollers Review: The Ones To Buy

(Last Updated On: June 29, 2019)

Sit and stand strollers are the answer to parents of kids with a sizable age gap (like 3-5 years) when they ask the question, “How do I accommodate both kids in one stroller?” And while your older kid is likely to be at that stage where they want to walk on their own, they’ll eventually get tired and want to hitch on their younger sibling’s ride.

Also Read this post about jogging strollers.

The ‘sit’ part of these strollers carry your younger kid while the elder ‘stands’ on the other end. Don’t worry, your older kid can also sit, it just sounds better when it’s called a sit and stand stroller rather than a sit and sit stroller. Unlike double strollers for two kids of the same (or close) age, this type of stroller is narrow and lightweight because there’s no seat of the same weight as the other one. These are also quite easy to manage when brought by car. You might be considering bassinet strollers too.

Why Use A Sit and Stand?

Independence For Your Older Child

Your older kid will love a taste of independence when they learn to walk with you but give it time and they’ll tire out and will want to be carried, which is sort of a problem when you’re pushing your younger child’s stroller. So let them stand (or sit) at the other end of the stroller, and you’re all good to go.

Keep An Eye On Both Kids

The benefit of a sit and stand stroller is that you can keep an eye on both kids at the same time, as they’re on the same ride. Keeping an eye on one kid is harrowing enough, what more with two where one is walking (or lagging) behind you. With a stroller like this, you can see both your children and be sure that no one gets lost.

Storage Space

You have the benefit of spacious storage spaces with this sort of stroller just like the ones with double strollers. A life with kids means hauling around lots of stuff like diaper bags and feeding bottles and wipes for cleaning up messes, and you’ll be thankful for the amount of storage space sit and stand strollers will give you.

Top 5 Sit and Stand Strollers

Baby Trend Sit N Stand Ultra Tandem

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This stroller is made from nylon and metal and can fit 2 stroller seats, 2 infant car seats, or space for one sitting child and another standing at the rear. Its capacity is two children of 50 lbs. each. Also included is a large basket for storage and the stroller can be compact folded for ease of transport or storing. It also includes cup holders.

 

Why It’s So Popular:
– Sturdy
– Convenient folding and unfolding
– Storage
– Cup holders

Keep In Mind:
– Cup holders are a bit small/ shallow


Baby Trend Sit N Stand Double Stroller Elixer

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This product is manufactured by the same company that makes the first one, so they’re pretty much the same. You can accommodate 2 children of up to 50 lbs. each in different set-ups. There’s a large storage area and cup holders facing you and one for your child in the rear. It can be used for children in different stages of development, until they’re 50 lbs.

Why It’s So Popular:
– Easy to fold and open
– Large storage
– Accommodates 2 children in 3 different ways
– Cup holders

Keep In Mind:
– Feels a little heavy


Graco Room For 2

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This stroller is made from plastic and metal materials. It can carry two kids of 50 lbs. each and the sheets are machine washable so they’re pretty easy to clean. It has a built in suspension and can be maneuvered easily. The swivel feature can even be locked when on uneven terrain. Your standing kid can hold on to the riding handles for added stability.

Why It’s So Popular:
– Easy to maneuver
– Swivel can be locked
– Built in suspension
– Machine washable sheets
– Two 50 lbs. kids capacity
– Compact
– Lightweight

Keep In Mind:
– Tight fit for kids


Graco Ready2Grow Connect

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Your kids at different stages of development will have two riding options with this sit and stand stroller. The rear seat can carry a child up to 40 pounds while the front seat, bench seat, and standing platform can each hold a kid of up to 50 pounds. The stroller has 3- and 5-point safety harnesses for security. Enjoy a spacious storage along with a child’s tray for snacks and cups. The seat cushions are machine washable and the frame can be cleaned by wiping it down with soap and warm water.

 

Why It’s So Popular:
– Front wheels swivel
– Spacious storage
– Can be cleaned easily
– Easy fold
– Lasts long
– Versatile

Keep In Mind:
– Handle bar can be too low for taller parents


Joovy Caboose Graphite Triple Stroller

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Sit and stand strollers can also accommodate three (and even four) kids. This one can fit three at once. It has two front seats which can carry children 6 mos. and above weighing 40 lbs. or from birth onwards with the adapters for car seats. The rear bench and standing platform can fit a child up to 45 lbs., aged 2.5 years and above.

Why It’s So Popular:
– Adjustable footrests
– Child trays
– Parking brake
– Large storage
– Folds well

Keep In Mind:
– Not so compact
– Short footrests


Disadvantages to Note:

No Rough Terrain

Sit and stand strollers can handle flat surfaces really well. Sadly, it’s the total opposite for rough terrain. The wheels on this kind of strollers won’t allow you to maneuver it well along with the weight of two kids. So if you plan to use it in grassy or rocky areas, the simple way to say it is “just don’t.” Flat surfaces? Go ahead.

Most parents have an all-terrain stroller to act as a substitute when they run into uneven ground, and with the cheap price of S&S strollers, it’s a pretty viable and affordable option.

Not Much Space For Older Kid

While your baby is still pretty young, they’ll take up most of the space on the stroller as they will need to be lying down most of the time. Once this stage passes though, they will both have enough space for both of them. But until then, your older kid may not be able to sit comfortably at the back of the sit and stand. They will have space if they stand though.

Older Kid Is Exposed

Sit and stand strollers will have a canopy for your younger child, but your elder will have to settle with being exposed to the sun and other elements. If you live in a hot place, then protect your older kid from the sun or he will get a bad sunburn.

Fights

If your kids are the sort that end up fighting the moment they are put within a foot of each other, then having them in such close proximity in a sit and stand might not be the best idea. You wouldn’t want them causing a scene, especially in public areas. But if your kids get along well (how?!), then this may not be a thing that you have to consider.

FAQs

Can I attach my car seat to the stroller?

Yes, and you can even choose whether you want your baby to be facing you or facing front.

Is it heavy?

The stroller alone is not heavy, and can be something along 20 to 30 pounds. Which leads us to the next question,

How much weight can it carry?

Depending on the sort of stroller that you get, its capacity may range from 45 to 55 pounds. It will be an even balance between the front and back portions.

Is it safe?

Yes! It’s made for kids so naturally they’re safe. Keep your kids safe with a five point harness in the front and a three point harness in the back.

Conclusion

Your kids are going to be much more comfortable with a sit and stand stroller, not to mention you will also be given the assurance that you can keep an eye on both of them at the same time. I hope that you take these reviews into consideration when looking for the right stroller for your family.

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