Updated July 2018
Looking for the best stroller for three babies? Got triplets? Or perhaps a set of twins and a singleton?
I’ll be the first to break the bad news: your choices are somewhat limited.
We’ve broken this article into options for twins and a singleton (of “strollering” age) and strollers for triplets.
Whether you have triplets or twins and a single, it’s good to remember that you can always put two kiddos in a regular double stroller, and wear the other baby (or wear both—check out twin carriers here).
If you’re out and about with your partner or another caregiver, you can always bring two strollers. For example, when my twins were infants, we would put the twins in the Baby Trend Double Universal Snap ‘n Go and our toddler in her single stroller.
So don’t worry — you have options!
Here are some solid choices, broken into categories, and listed in order of price (lowest to highest) ~
Strollers for Twins and a Singleton
$$ — Joovy Big Caboose ~ $322: Lightweight option (at 32 lbs!) — holds up to two car seats and up to three regular seats; perfect for an older single and a set of younger twins, a set of triplets over 6 months of age, or three kids of different ages, where at least one is over 6 months,
$$$ — Valco Baby Tri-Mode Duo X ~ $679: Top Pick for Twins and a Singleton — Can fit up to four kiddos using the Toddler Seat and Hitch Hiker board accessories; rides like a dream; NOT easy to fold or throw in your trunk.
$$$$ — Aspire Twin Buggy + Solo Accessory ~ $1,339 — Ships from New Zealand; Works for twins and a single, toddler triplets or triplet infants, because all three seats recline fully flat.
Double Strollers with Riding Boards
$$$ — Baby Jogger City Select Lux ~ $829 — #2 Pick for twins and a single
$$$ — 2018 UPPAbaby Vista + Rumble Seat + Piggyback ~ $1,089 (UPPAbaby Vista + Rumble Seat) + $119 (Piggyback) — #1 TANDEM PICK for twins and an older (preschooler age) single. This stroller and its accessories will really grow with your family—so many clever configurations that work from birth on up.
Triple Tandem Strollers
$$ — Foundations Trio Triple Sport Tandem Stroller ~ $399 — Each seat has a 5-point harness, has its own canopy, and reclines…but only a little.
$$$ — Foundations LX 3 Passenger Stroller ~ $500 — SafeBrake system, large storage underneath stroller; downside: one canopy that doesn’t offer much coverage (especially to the child in the first seat).
$$$$ — The Familidoo Lidoo Triple Pram ~ $811 + $149 shipping fee — Each seat has its own leg rest and can recline down to 140 degrees.
$$$$ — Peg Perego Triplette Piroet Stroller ~ $1,149 — This Italian-made stroller comes with the chassis and stroller seats; no adapters are necessary.
Triple Side-by-Side Strollers
$$ — Obaby Mercury Triple Stroller ~ $341 (+ $168 shipping fee) — Typical umbrella stroller (but for three!); seats recline to varying positions; 5-point-harnesses.
$$$ — Foundations The Quad Sport 4-Passenger Stroller ~ $429 — Good reviews for a 4-seater: well-made, ergonomic handlebar, fairly good sunshade and shock-absorbing, rubberized wheels.
$$$ — Angeles Infant Toddler SureStop Folding Commercial Bye-Bye Stroller MSRP ~ $499 /Amazon ~ $426 — Stroller used at many daycare centers.
$$$ — Foundations Quad LX 4-Passenger Stroller ~ $500 — Quad version of LX-3.
Strollers for Twins and a Singleton
Keep in mind that the stroller you choose (and the way you place your kiddos in the stroller) will ultimately depend on their birth order. Okay, here we go….
Joovy Big Caboose — Lightweight option, 32 lbs (yikes!)
Price: ~ $322
Weight: 32 lbs
The Big Caboose is car seat compatible (up to two car seats) and can have up to three regular seats. The two front seats can be used as is (for children 6+ months), or they can each accommodate car seats (car seat adapters are included).
The rear bench, which is great for kids 2.5+ years, can also turn into a stroller seat using the rear seat accessory. This is awesome for kids who are too young to ride on the bench. When used as a stroller seat, it can fit kids 6+ months. Please note: the rear seat accessory is not car seat compatible, so you cannot put three infants in this stroller.
This stroller would be perfect for an older single and a set of younger twins, a set of triplets over 6 months of age, or three kids of different ages, where at least one is over 6 months (to ride in the rear seat).
Valco Baby Tri-Mode Duo X — TOP PICK for twins and a singleton!
Weight: 48.6 lbs
*with Toddler Seat (formerly called the Joey seat) ~ $129, sold separately
See also: Valco Baby Tri-Mode Duo X Full Review
I use this stroller for my twins and single. It pushes and steers like a dream – yes, even with three! The Valco Baby Tri-Mode Duo X has extra large canopies (I mean, your kiddos will be fully covered), independently reclining seats that lay totally flat, and four 12” all-terrain tires.
Sorry, it will only take one car seat, and the Toddler Seat (the 3rd seat) doesn’t recline (it’s meant for babies 6+ months), but this is the closest thing to perfection that you’ll find.
What I love most about the Valco Baby Tri-Mode is that it gives you soooo many options, such as:
If your singleton is the older one…
In this scenario, you’d put your infant twins straight into the Valco Baby seats, because they recline to a fully flat position (like a pram). No need for car seats! Woohoo! For your older singleton (who must be 6 months or older, and have solid head and neck control), the Toddler Seat is perfect. Note that the weight limit on the Toddler Seat is 40 lbs. Once your older single child hits 4, it’s time for a riding board, called the Hitch Hiker Board — or they can just walk 😉
In fact, I purchased this stroller with the Toddler Seat when my twins were born, and my older daughter (3.5 at the time her sisters were born) immediately began calling it her “Queen Seat” (yeah, you know who The Boss is in my family…). She loves it because she’s up so high, has an amazing view of everything around her, and she feels special…not to mention that when we’re out, she gets a ton of big smiles and comments from everyone we pass. (Seriously, every.single.person will comment when you’re out and about with this stroller!)
If your singleton is the younger one…
In this scenario, you’ll lay your singleton infant in one of the stroller seats (as mentioned above, the seats recline fully flat, so you won’t need a car seat), one of the older twins will ride in the other seat, and the other older twin will ride in the Toddler Seat (excuse me, Queen Seat).
If you have two littles and two bigs…
Not to worry. The smaller kiddos can ride in the two stroller seats, one of the bigger kids can ride in the Toddler Seat, and the 4th big kid can glide along on the “hitch hiker” (Valco’s glider board made for children older than age 2, sold separately). So, in essence, this stroller can hold up to four kids! Whoa… how awesome?! (Can you tell we like this one?)
The Valco Baby Twin-Tri Mode Duo X is not very highly reviewed, which is why you may not find much info on the interwebs about this ahhhh-mazing stroller. But seriously, it’s been a lifesaver for me and my trio of tots.
Weight: just over 33 lbs
The Aspire Twin Buggy is a side-by-side, plus one (pictured below). This stroller must be ordered from New Zealand, but it ships to the USA (and other countries). The Aspire can work for twins and a single, toddler triplets or triplet infants, because all three seats recline fully flat.
Double Strollers with Riding Boards
Perfect for infant twins and an older singleton — or three kids under the ages of 5. You can get one of the double strollers recommended for twins, plus a riding board at the back. Here are some solid choices:
Baby Jogger City Select Lux — #2 Pick for twins and a single
Weight: 35.2 lbs
See also: Baby Jogger City Select Lux Full Review
2018 UPPAbaby Vista + Rumble Seat + Piggyback — #1 TANDEM PICK for twins and older single
Price: ~ $1,089 (UPPAbaby Vista + Rumble Seat) + $119 (Piggyback)
Weight: Frame + Seat = 26.6 lbs / Rumble Seat = 6 lbs
There are so many ways to use this stroller. Check out UPPAbaby for a full rundown of how this stroller can work for multiple kids (but the oldest must be the one to use the Piggyback).
Other options include:
Triple Tandem Strollers
For triplets, there are a couple of triple tandem strollers, but to say they drive like a bus is an understatement. That – and they are so long, they probably won’t fit in your trunk. And yeah, they weigh about 60 lbs. SIXTY POUNDS!!
Important to note: None of these triple tandem strollers recline flat, nor can they accommodate car seats (with the exception of the Peg Perego, discussed below).
Weight: 34 lbs
Parents seem to like the Trio Triple Sport better than the LX 3-Passenger Stroller (below). For one, it’s lighter (34 lbs as opposed to 68!), and it’s about $100 less expensive. Secondly, each seat has its own canopy.
The seats each have a five-point harness and can hold children up to 40 lbs. The seats recline, but only a little…so don’t expect your kids to be able to peacefully nap in this thing. It does fit through standard doorways, however, and has large storage baskets for all your and babies’ necessities.
Children shouldn’t ride in this (or the Foundations LX stroller) if they don’t have solid neck control — usually about 6 months or older. This stroller does not take car seats.
Weight: 68 lbs
This triple stroller can hold kiddos up to 50 lbs (per seat), and each of the seats also has an adjustable 5-point-harness. This super-sized stroller comes with a SafeBrake system, which automatically engages when the person pushing the stroller is separated from it. There’s a manual parking brake as well. Also nice is that it has a large storage basket under the seats to hold belongings (diaper bag, parent essentials, etc.).
Some things to note if you’re thinking about purchasing this stroller: though it has a canopy to block kids from the sun, it doesn’t actually cover the child in the first seat (weird, I know); it’s very, very heavy (68 lbs!!!); and it’s laaaaaarrrrrggge — you’re going to want to make sure it fits in your trunk (or just be okay with the fact that it doesn’t) before spending $500 on this bad boy!
Price: $811 + $149 shipping fee
Weight: ~50 lbs
This European stroller is suitable for kiddos ages 6 months and older. It’s super colorful (you will not misplace this thing—as if you could ever misplace a triple stroller! Ha!), and due to its aluminum chassis, it’s lightweight. Each seat has its own leg rest and can recline down to 140 degrees. This stroller also comes with a sun cover. If you don’t mind paying the steep price + shipping fee, this seems like a great triple stroller option.
Weight: 56 lbs
This Italian-made stroller comes with the chassis and stroller seats. No adapters are necessary. You can also purchase just the chassis here for ~ $400. The chassis, like the stroller that comes with the seats, can hold up to three reversible Pop-Up Seats or up to three Primo Viaggio infant car seats in many different configurations, without the use of adapters. There is a very large basket under the seats that will hold a diaper bag and quite a few other belongings.
Triple Side-by-Side Strollers
If you have three kids roughly the same age (say, triplets), you also have the option to purchase a triple side-by-side stroller. It won’t have many bells and whistles, but it will get the job the done (and if it fits, is good to stash in your trunk for errands and such).
Price: ~ $341 (+ $168 shipping fee)
Weight: 34.8 lbs
This is your standard umbrella stroller — but for triple the kiddos! Seats all have 5-point harnesses and can recline to varying degrees, and front wheels swivel and lock. There are storage baskets under each seat and adjustable hoods to cover babies from the elements.
Four Tiny Humans
So, if for some reason or other, you have to transport four tiny humans around — not to worry, you’re covered! For a 4-passenger stroller…
Price: ~ $429
Weight: 67 lbs
Not bad for a 4-seater: ergonomic handlebar, shock-absorbing, rubberized foam wheels, fairly good canopy protection, and SafeBrake system engages when handle is released. Reviewers seem to like this stroller, saying it’s well made and a lifesaver with four kiddos.
Price: MSRP ~ $499 / Amazon ~ $426
Weight: 40 lbs
This is the solution used by at-home daycare centers and such.
Price: ~ $500
Weight: 84 lbs
This is the quad version of their LX 3-passenger.
God bless moms of multiples!!
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