Updated December 2018
Having twins is hard enough. Make it as easy as possible during the first year (more or less) by getting a lightweight stroller frame so you can simply plop your car seats (with babies in ’em, obviously) into the stroller.
And that’s all.
Keep it simple in the early days so you aren’t overwhelmed.
Note that there are many other full-sized, all-terrain strollers that also take two infant seats at the same time, such as the City Select, Britax B-Ready G3, Phil & Teds Sport, Mountain Buggy Duet, Bugaboo Donkey, the Bumbleride Indie Twin, and others. While these all-terrain strollers ride a lot better, they are also MUCH bulkier and heavier (20 lbs vs. 35 lbs), which can be overwhelming for new twin moms, especially for those who just had a c-section (right?).
Thus, most twin moms recommend keeping it simple with one of the best car seat strollers for twins. You can upgrade to your heavier-duty, more capable stroller later when you have a bit more gusto and a better understanding of what your needs truly are (usually around 9 months or so).
Best Car Seat Strollers for Twins
$ — Baby Trend Double Snap-N-Go ~ $90 — Economy Pick – Lightest frame stroller for twins, but most car seat brands must be “strapped” in (not as secure). But still highly rated.
$$ — Joovy TwinRoo+ ~ $129 — Editor’s Pick – Infant car seats can face same or opposite directions. Car seats snap in, but not as compact – make sure it fits in your trunk.
$$$ – Maxi Cosi Dana for 2 ~ $399 — A double umbrella stroller that takes 2 Maxi Cosi infant car seats and can be used beyond the car seat days, a good value.
1. Baby Trend Double Snap-N-Go ~ Economy Pick
Price: ~ $90
Weight: 18.13 lbs
For less than $100, this is definitely the economy pick for a twin frame stroller…
At a mere 18 lbs and 39 inches long (yes, 6 lbs lighter and 2.5 inches shorter than the Joovy TwinRoo+), the Baby Trend Double Snap-N-Go is another go-to stroller frame for twins. Those who have used both prefer the Joovy TwinRoo+ due to the ease of snapping in the car seats, buuuut… people still love the SNG.
*For the new version of the Snap-N-Go (the “stadium seating” version; the “flat” version has been discontinued), certain brands of car seats have to be “strapped in” to the Snap-N-Go rather than snapped in, which is an annoyance.
Strapping the seats in doesn’t feel as secure AND it’s a bit of a pain when compared to the ease of clicking them into Joovy TwinRoo+.
That’s the major advantage the Joovy TwinRoo+ has.
“Works okay with Chicco car seats, but they don’t snap in place but are held down with a belt.”
“This one will hold my Graco SnugRides securely, but the do not lock/click into it.”
Nonetheless, owners of this stroller frame generally like it. It‘s very lightweight (the lightest of the twin frames, in fact) and easy to fold. The Double Snap-N-Go also has two cup holders and a large storage basket, although it can be hard to access once the car seats are in place.
This stroller is small compared to other doubles, but will still take up the entire trunk of a smaller car.
“The frame is very light and fits easily into the trunk of our Camry Hybrid.”
“Fits well in my Chevy Aveo hatchback.”
Bottom Line: The economy Baby Trend Snap-N-Go Double is a perfectly fine solution that’s been around for years and can often be found secondhand. It’s shorter AND lighter than the Joovy TwinRoo+, but the car seats have to be strapped into place.
2. Joovy TwinRoo+ — Editor’s Pick
Price: MSRP $129 / on sale at Amazon for ~ $97
Weight: 24.4 lbs
In the infant twin stroller frame category, the Joovy TwinRoo+ is a favorite for those that who don’t drive a compact car (it’s too long for some compact trunks).
Cleverly designed to hold two infant car seats facing out to the side, Joovy was able to shorten the overall length (41.5″ long) of the stroller, which in turn allows for greater maneuverability.
The TwinRoo+ allows both car seats to face the same direction (or opposite). This fixes one of the big complaints parents had with the previous version, which was that one baby was always in the sun.
At 24.4 lbs, the Joovy TwinRoo+ is a bit heavier than the Baby Trend Double Snap N Go. It’s also a bit longer (2.5″) than the Baby Trend Double Snap N Go. We highly recommend trying out the stroller in your trunk — or at least measure it to make sure it fits — before you buy.
Here’s what twin mommies say:
“It’s still not terribly huge. I have a 2008 Altima Hybrid with a small trunk and it fits!”
“It’s incredibly easy to pop open and collapse down, it’s not too heavy, it fits easily in the trunk of my Ford Focus, and it rolls smoothly.” UPDATE: we’ve been told that it does not fit in the newer model Ford Focus.
The Joovy TwinRoo+ has a large under basket for storage. However, like all stroller frames this style, it may be difficult to access larger items with car seats in place.
Car Seat Compatibility for the TwinRoo+
Essentially, the TwinRoo+ fits the “newer” infant car seats. Just remember that you’ll need an adapter for each and they are brand specific.
*Check out the Joovy Car Seat Compatibility Chart for a full listing of car seats that work with the Twin Roo+.
- Britax® B-Safe, B-Safe 35, B-Safe 35 Elite (adapter: purchase here)
- Chicco® KeyFit 30 (adapter: purchase here)
- Graco® SnugRide Click Connect 30, 35 or 40 and Graco® SnugRide SnugLock 35 DLX (adapter: purchase here)
- Maxi-Cosi Mico AP, Mico NXT, Prebble (adapter: purchase here)
- Peg Perego® Primo Viaggio 4-35 (adapter: purchase here)
- UPPAbaby® MESA (adapter: purchase here)
Said one mom, “It’s very easy to maneuver, light and not bulky at all.” Another added, “If I were a billionaire, I’d buy one of these for every mom who has twins. It’s that awesome.” Yet another mom added, “The cup holders are perfect because they hold two bottles of milk – one for each baby.”
Customer service for Joovy, a small family-owned company, is top-notch, as noted by many reviewers (Baby Trend’s is not!).
Bottom Line: If your twins’ car seats are on the list above and you don’t drive a tiny car, definitely check out the Joovy TwinRoo+.
3. Maxi Cosi Dana for 2 – $399
Though not technically a frame stroller, you might want to check out the Maxi-Cosi Dana for 2.
What makes this stroller special (despite some so-so reviews) is that it’s the only double umbrella stroller that can take two car seats simultaneously. It’s important to note, however, that the car seats must be Maxi-Cosi seats.
There are some quality complaints around this stroller, but if you’re looking for a double umbrella that can take two infant car seats (and can later serve as your full-sized double stroller), the Maxi-Cosi Dana for 2 might be right for you.
Check out our full review here.
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