by Amy Venzke June 05, 2020 21 min read

When you're shopping for your first stroller, you're naturally thinking about your first baby—not necessarily your second. Then, in seemingly no time, Baby #2 is on the way, but Baby #1 still needs the stroller, too. Now what?

Many families purchase a double stroller with side-by-side seats, which works well for a period of time. But when the older child graduates from stroller travel, you’re either back to where you started with the single stroller, or you’re pushing a double stroller with only one kid in it (resulting in unnecessary bulkiness, uneven weight distribution—and a couple of weird looks).

The solution? A convertible stroller—one that can be both a single and a double.  A convertible stroller allows you to attach a second stroller seat, infant car seat or, in some cases, a bassinet in order to transform a single stroller into a ride for two.

When your older child insists she’s too grown-up for a stroller, you can detach the second seat to convert it back to a single stroller. And when it turns out that she’s not quite grown-up enough for long walks, after all, you can add a glider board so she can ride along.

Another pro: Most convertible strollers offer multiple seat configurations so that your kids can face you, face the world or face each other, helping you attempt to keep two kids happy at the same time.

The cons: Given their size and complexity, convertible strollers can be both heavy and expensive. But because it endures for years as your family expands, a high-quality convertible stroller can be a wise investment for new parents.

Here’s a look at a dozen high-quality convertible strollers that grow with your family (listed by ascending price):

Baby Jogger City Select

convertible strollers that grow with your family

The versatile Baby Jogger City Select was one of the first convertible strollers on the market—and remains one of the most popular, too. The stroller offers 16 different seating combinations, using up to two stroller seats, infant car seats and bassinets. Kids in equal-sized seats can face forward, backward or each other. The City Select is one of the more affordable convertible strollers available.

Baby Jogger updated the look of the City Select in 2019 to reflect more modern, neutral colors and more premium fabrics. No changes were made for 2020.

City Select Price

  • Single stroller: $539.99
  • Double stroller: $719.98 (includes single stroller and second seat kit)

City Select Weight and Dimensions

  • Dimensions: 43.5"L x 25.75"W x 38.5"H
  • Folded dimensions: 12.5"L x 25.75"W x 32.75"H
  • Stroller weight: 28 pounds
  • Weight limit: 45 pounds per seat
  • Warranty: 1 year for parts; lifetime for frame

City Select Configurations

  • Offers 16 configurations, including those with two infant car seats, two bassinets, two stroller seats, or any combination
  • Upper and lower seats are interchangeable (purchase of second seat adapters required for lower position)
  • Both stroller seats are removable and can face either direction or face each other
  • Bassinet can be used in upper position in double mode
  • Can be used with Baby Jogger glider board 

 

convertible strollers that grow with your family

    Car seats compatible with City Select

    See this page for more information about car seats that fit the City Select.

    • Baby Jogger City GO 
    • Britax B-Safe, B-Safe 35, B-Safe 35 Elite and BOB B-Safe
    • Chicco KeyFit30
    • Cybex Aton and Cloud Q series
    • Graco SnugRide Click Connect 30, 35, 35 LX and 40
    • Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30, Mico AP, Pebble, Cabrio Fix and Pebble Plus
    • Nuna PIPA series
    • Peg-Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 and Nido

    How to fold City Select

    To fold the City Select in half, pull the levers at each side of the stroller (you can't miss them—they're labeled "fold.")

    When using the City Select as a double stroller, you'll need to remove the second seat as well as the second seat adapter posts before folding.

    City Select Benefits 

    • One of the best-priced convertible strollers on the market
    • Stroller seats can face each other
    • Stroller seats are interchangeable and accommodate children up to 45 points
    • Compatible with infant car seats from many manufacturers

    City Select Drawbacks

    • Requires the purchase of adapters for any infant car seats, including the Baby Jogger City GO
    • Stroller seat can’t be used until baby is 6 months old
    • Suspension is front-wheel only, with plastic front wheels
    • Stroller does not include belly bars or any other accessories
    • One-year warranty for parts (lifetime warranty for frame)
    • Folding mechanism can get sticky

    Agio Z4 by Peg-Perego and Peg-Perego YPSI

    12 Convertible Strollers That Grow With Your Family

    The Agio Z4 and Peg-Perego YPSI—two models that are nearly-identical twins—became the lightest convertible strollers on the market in 2020. They weigh just 22.5 pounds, making them lighter than many single strollers, yet they're sturdy enough to accommodate a total weight of 100 pounds.

    Both models are made in Italy by Peg-Perego with the same features, functionality and configurations. The Agio brand, sold exclusively at specialty retailers like Strolleria, has a longer warranty, more premium fabrics and more travel system options. See this Agio Z4 vs. Peg-Perego YPSI comparison for more details.

    If you're using a car seat or bassinet for your newborn, it only takes a set of double adapters ($59.99) to change the stroller to double mode. Because both stroller seats are identical, offering a 50-pound weight limit, you can simply move the upper seat to the lower position.

    Agio Z4 Price

    • Single stroller: $599.99
    • Double stroller: $909.97 (includes companion seat and double adapters)

    Peg-Perego YPSI Price

    • Single stroller: $599.99 (Mon Amour color only; Onyx and Atmosphere colors sold only as travel system for $799.99)
    • Double stroller: $999.98 (Mon Amour color only)

    Agio Z4/Peg-Perego YPSI Weight and Dimensions

    • Dimensions: 39.25L x 20"W x 40.25"H
    • Folded dimensions: 15.25"L x 20"W x 32.25"H
    • Stroller weight: 22.5 pounds
    • Weight limit: 50 pounds per seat
    • Warranty: 5 years for Agio Z4; 2 years for Peg-Perego YPSI

    Agio Z4/Peg-Perego YPSI Configurations

    • Can be used with two infant car seats, two bassinets, two stroller seats or any combination
    • Upper and lower seats are interchangeable (purchase of double adapters required)
    • Can convert to double stroller using only double adapters by attaching car seat or bassinet
    • Stroller seats can face either direction or each other
    • Bassinet can be used in upper position in double mode
    • Can be used with Peg-Perego Ride with Me board

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    Car Seats Compatible with Agio Z4 and Peg-Perego YPSI

    See this page for more information on car seats that fit the Agio Z4 and Peg-Perego YPSI.

    • Agio or Peg-Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 and 4-35 Nido (car seats manufactured after Jan. 2018 only; older car seats are not compatible)
    • Cybex Aton and Cloud Q series 
    • Clek Liing
    • Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30, Mico Max Plus, Mico AP, Mico NXT, Mico, Citi, Cabrio and CabrioFix
    • Nuna PIPA series

    How to fold Agio Z4 and Peg-Perego YPSI

    The Agio Z4 and Peg-Perego YPSI have an easy two-step fold: First, pull up on the triggers to fold the seat in half. Then pull a bar underneath the seat, and the handlebar swings over the stroller into a standing position.

    When using the stroller as a double, you'll need to remove the lower seat before folding. The double adapters add several inches to the height of the stroller when folded. You can save space by removing the upper seat before folding the stroller, then removing the upper adapters (which can only be detached when the stroller is folded). 

    Agio Z4 and Peg-Perego YPSI Benefits

    • Lightest and most narrow convertible stroller on the market
    • Agio Z4 comes with 5-year warranty, the longest in the industry
    • Stroller seats are interchangeable and accommodate children up to 50 pounds
    • All-wheel suspension
    • Includes adapters for Agio/Peg-Perego car seats
    • Canopy is height-adjustable to allow room for growth

    Agio Z4 and Peg-Perego YPSI Drawbacks

    • Requires double adapters (on both upper and lower positions) for all double configurations
    • Stroller has to be folded in order to attach and remove upper adapters
    • Stroller is tall when folded as a double due to height of double adapters
    • Lacks accessories such as cup holder and snack tray
    • YPSI can only be purchased as a travel system for Onyx Black and Atmosphere Grey colors

    Baby Jogger City Select LUX

    convertible strollers that grow with your famiily

    The Baby Jogger City Select LUX builds on the popularity of the original City Select, adding improved maneuverability, more premium details and additional accessory options.

    For an additional $90, the City Select LUX offers all-wheel suspension for a smoother ride, a decelerating hand brake, upgraded fabrics, and a fold that's 30 percent smaller fold than the original Select thanks to folding seats. The bench seat, an accessory that only fits the City Select LUX, seats kids up to 65 pounds, extending the life of the stroller for older kids.

    See all the differences between the two City Select versions in this Baby Jogger City Select vs. City Select LUX comparison.

    City Select LUX Price

    • Single price: $629.99
    • Double price with two stroller seats: $829.98 (includes single stroller and second seat kit)
    • Double price with bench seat: $719.98

    City Select LUX Weight and Dimensions

    • Open: 44.8"L x 23.6"W x 42.5"H
    • Folded: 30.5"L x 21.4"W x 10"H
    • Single stroller weight: 30.4 pounds
    • Double stroller weight: 37.5 pounds
    • Weight limit: 45 pounds per seat
    • Warranty: 1 year for parts; lifetime for frame

    City Select LUX Configurations 

    • Offers 20 configurations—four more than the original City Select, thanks to the bench seat accessory
    • Can be used with two infant car seats, two bassinets, two stroller seats, or any combination
    • Upper and lower seats are interchangeable (purchase of second seat adapters required for lower position)
    • Both stroller seats can face either direction or face each other
    • Bassinet can be used in upper position in double mode
    • Can be used with Baby Jogger glider board or bench seat for older child

     

    convertible strollers that grow with your family

      Car seats compatible with City Select Lux

      See this page for more information about car seats that fit the City Select LUX.

      • Baby Jogger City GO 
      • Britax B-Safe, B-Safe 35, B-Safe 35 Elite and BOB B-Safe
      • Chicco KeyFit30
      • Cybex Aton and Cloud Q series
      • Graco SnugRide Click Connect 30, 35, 35 LX and 40
      • Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30, Mico AP, Pebble, Cabrio Fix and Pebble Plus
      • Nuna PIPA series
      • Peg-Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 and Nido

      City Select LUX Fold

      Like the City Select, the City Select LUX folds when you pull up on the triggers on each side of the stroller. But unlike the original, the seat itself on the City Select LUX also folds in half, creating a more compact fold.

      The City Select LUX folds with the seat facing either direction. To fold the stroller when configured as a double, first remove the second seat and second seat adapter posts.

      City Select LUX Benefits 

      • Better at accommodating older kids than other convertible strollers, thanks to the bench seat accessory with a 65-pound weight capacity
      • Stroller seats can face each other
      • Stroller seats are interchangeable and accommodate children up to 45 points
      • Compatible with infant car seats from many manufacturers
      • Hand brake allows for decelerating on hills
      • All-wheel suspension

      City Select LUX Drawbacks

      • Requires the purchase of adapters for any infant car seats, including the Baby Jogger City GO
      • Stroller seat can’t be used until baby is 6 months old
      • Stroller does not include belly bars or any other accessories
      • One-year warranty for parts (lifetime warranty for frame)
      • Folding mechanism can get sticky

      Vidiamo Limo

      Convertible Strollers That Grow With Your Family

      New in 2020, the French-designed Vidiamo Limo is the only stroller that converts from single to double with no extra parts or purchases required. The frame of the Limo is expandable, allowing a foldaway seat to slide out from underneath the primary seat.

      That makes the stroller ideal for families with an infant and a toddler who insists on walking—until that mid-zoo tantrum that makes you wish you had a double stroller. While the foldaway seat is in use, the primary seat can be reclined flat for a newborn or paired with a car seat or bassinet.

      At 25 pounds, the Vidiamo Limo is an average weight for a single stroller but can fit two kids up to 40 pounds. With both seats included in the $699 price, the Limo is also one of the most affordable convertible options.

      Vidiamo Limo Price

      • Stroller with integrated second seat: $699.99

      Vidiamo Limo Weight and Dimensions

      • Single stroller dimensions: 37"L x 19"W x 43.5"H
      • Double stroller dimensions: 44"L x 19"W x 43.5" H
      • Folded dimensions: 36.5"L x 19"W x 14.5"H
      • Stroller weight: 25 pounds
      • Weight limit: 40 pounds per seat
      • Warranty: 2 years

      Vidiamo Limo Configurations

      • Primary seat with foldaway seat in front position
      • Bassinet in primary position with foldaway seat in front position
      • Car seat in primary position with foldaway seat in front position
      • Primary seat, bassinet or car seat with tote bag in front position
      • Primary seat with frame extended in "limo mode" 
      • Primary seat with second seat folded as changing table

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      Car Seats Compatible with Vidiamo Limo

      • Cybex
      • Maxi-Cosi
      • Nuna

      How to fold Vidiamo Limo

      The Vidiamo Limo folds in one step, with one hand, when you press a button on the back of the frame and pull up. The stroller stands when folded and can also be trolleyed like a suitcase.

      Vidiamo Limo Benefits

      • Instantly transforms from single to double without having to buy or attach a second seat
      • Limo is one of the lightest and most affordable two-seat strollers when compared to other doubles
      • Primary seat has full recline for a newborn, unlike some strollers with only partial recline
      • Underseat basket expands along with stroller frame
      • Limo offers unique accessories including shopping tote and scooter holder

      Vidiamo Limo Drawbacks

      • Neither primary seat or foldaway seat is reversible
      • Foldaway seat has limited function and does not recline
      • Stroller is not very compact when folded, although similar to other double strollers
      • Stroller canopy and seat fabrics must be removed to attach car seat

      Nuna Demi Grow

      convertible strollers that grow with your family

      The Demi Grow launched in 2018 as the first convertible stroller from Nuna, the stylish Dutch brand known for its strollers and ultra-popular Nuna PIPA line of infant car seats.

      Unlike other convertible strollers in which one seat sits in front of the other, the two seats on the Demi Grow are stacked. With the weight of both kids on the rear axle, the stroller becomes easier to maneuver and can accommodate a higher weight capacity of 50 pounds per seat.

      The stroller seats are identical, which allows the upper seat to be moved to the lower seat when a sibling comes along. Included with purchase are two sets of Nuna car seat adapters, including a ring-shaped adapter that allows the car seat to be attached and removed using only one hand.

      Nuna Demi Grow Price

      • Single price: $799.95
      • Double price with two stroller seats: $979.90 (includes single stroller and sibling seat)

      Nuna Demi Grow Weight and Dimensions

      • Dimensions: 39.5"L x 24"W x 43.5"H
      • Folded dimensions: 23.5"L x 24"W x 35"W
      • Product weight: 27.4 pounds (excludes winter seat, canopy and arm bar)
      • Recommended use: Birth to 50 pounds for each seat
      • Warranty: 2 years

      Nuna Demi Grow Configurations

      • 23 configurations with two infant car seats, two bassinets, two stroller seats, or any combination
      • Upper seat can face either direction; lower seat only faces forward
      • Bassinet can be used in upper position in double mode
      • Does not offer ride-along board attachment (although third-party brands may fit)

       

      Car Seats Compatible with Nuna Demi Grow

      Only Nuna car seats can fit the Demi Grow. See car seats compatible with Nuna Demi Grow for more information.

      • Nuna PIPA
      • Nuna PIPA RX
      • Nuna PIPA Lite
      • Nuna PIPA Lite R
      • Nuna PIPA Lite LX

      How to fold Nuna Demi Grow

      To fold the Nuna Demi Grow, pull back on the triggers on each side until the stroller is locked in a standing position. While the Demi Grow folds with one seat attached, you'll find a comfortable leatherette carry handle if you remove the seat before folding.

      You'll need to remove the lower seat before folding the stroller when configured as a double.

      Nuna Demi Grow Benefits

      • With both seats positioned over rear wheels, front wheels are more maneuverable, making stroller easier and lighter to push
      • Length as a double stroller is several inches shorter than most competitors
      • Both seats accommodate 50 pounds and are interchangeable
      • Adjustable, all-wheel suspension and sturdy wheels provide a smooth ride
      • Stroller seat lining zips out for an all-mesh summer seat
      • Includes two sets of car seat adapters for Nuna infant car seats

      Nuna Demi Grow Drawbacks

      • Some kids may not enjoy positioning of lower seat inside storage basket
      • When stroller seat is in the lower position, much of storage basket is occupied by second seat
      • Lower seat is not reversible
      • Only accommodates Nuna car seats
      • No ride-along board option for an older toddler

      Thule Sleek

      convertible strollers that grow with your family

      You may recognize the name Thule from the road: The Swedish manufacturer may be best-known for its top-quality roof racks and carriers, but Thule has also made jogging strollers for years. In 2018, the company introduced the Thule Sleek, a sturdy convertible stroller that can accommodate up to two stroller seats, car seats or bassinets.

      The upper seat of the Sleek holds 50 pounds, while the smaller sibling seat has a 35-pound weight capacity. The Sleek has a sporty look, with convenient features like a zippered basket, dedicated diaper bag hook and a standing fold.

      Thule Sleek Price

      • Single price: $829.95
      • Double price: $1,059.50 (includes sibling seat)

      Thule Sleek Weight and Dimensions

      • Dimensions: 24"W x 33.5"D x 38.1-42.9"H
      • Folded dimensions: 24"W x 32.7"D x 16.5H
      • Stroller weight: 27.9 pounds
      • Weight limit: 50 pounds for upper seat; 35 pounds for sibling seat
      • Warranty: Limited lifetime

      Thule Sleek Configurations 

      • Can be used with up to two stroller seats, two car seats or two bassinets
      • Both seats can face either direction
      • Bassinet only fits on lower position when in double mode
      • Upper and lower adapters (sold separately) needed to create double stroller
      • Can be used with Thule Sleek glider board

       

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      Car Seats Compatible with Thule Sleek

      See this page for more information about car seats that fit the Thule Sleek.

      • Chicco
      • Cybex
      • Maxi-Cosi
      • Nuna

      Thule Sleek Fold

      To fold the Thule Sleek, pull the triggers on either side of the frame and lower the stroller until it is locked and standing. The sibling seat must be removed before folding the double stroller.

      Thule Sleek Benefits

      • Frame has lifetime warranty
      • Folds with seat facing either direction and stands when folded
      • All-wheel suspension with thick rear wheels provide a smooth ride on rough surfaces
      • No-rethread harness and height-adjustable canopy help you adjust the stroller for a growing child

      Thule Sleek Drawbacks

      • Secondary sibling seat is smaller than primary stroller seat and holds only 35 pounds, sometimes requiring younger child to sit in lower position
      • Stroller does not fold as compactly as other options
      • Unfolding the stroller requires pulling the folding triggers that are close to the floor and can be difficult to access 

      UPPAbaby VISTA V2convertible strollers that grow with your family

      The UPPAbaby VISTA has been a trendsetting stroller for more than a decade. The VISTA is one of the most popular models on the market, thanks to its ease of use, versatility and classy yet practical style.

      The VISTA offers a simple, standing fold and includes a bassinet that's safe for overnight sleeping, a height-adjustable sun canopy and perhaps the largest storage basket you'll find on any stroller.

      When your family grows, attach the RumbleSeat to the lower position to create a double, and use upper and lower adapters to create more than a dozen configurations involving up to two reversible stroller seats, car seats and bassinets. The Toddler Seat for the upper position has a 50-pound weight limit, while the smaller RumbleSeat holds 35 pounds in the lower position only.

      In 2020, UPPAbaby released the VISTA V2, making upgrades to the all-wheel suspension for a smoother ride and adding new colors, a no-rethread harness, a redesigned sun canopy with two ventilation panels, and more. Learn more in this 2020 UPPAbaby VISTA V2 vs. 2019 UPPAbaby VISTA comparison.

      UPPAbaby VISTA V2 Price

      • Single stroller: $929.99 to $969.99 (includes bassinet)
      • Double: $1,129.98 to $1,169.98 (includes bassinet and RumbleSeat)

      UPPAbaby VISTA V2 Weight and Dimensions

      • Dimensions: 36"L x 25.7"W x 39.5"H
      • Folded dimensions: 17.3"L x 25.7"W x 33"H
      • Stroller weight: 27 pounds
      • Weight limit: 50 pounds for the Toddler Seat; 35 pounds for the RumbleSeat
      • Warranty: 3 years

      UPPAbaby VISTA Configurations 

      • Can be used with two infant car seats, two bassinets, two stroller seats, or any combination
      • Both seats can face either direction
      • Bassinet does not fit on upper position in double mode
      • Upper and/or lower adapters (sold separately) needed to create most double configurations
      • Can be used with UPPAbaby PiggyBack Ride-Along board

       

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      Car seats compatible with UPPAbaby VISTA

      See this page to learn more about car seats that fit the UPPAbaby VISTA. Additional adapters are also needed for most double configurations. Visit What Adapters Do I Need for the UPPAbaby VISTA? to see which components are required for each configuration.

      • UPPAbaby MESA (no adapters required)
      • Chicco KeyFit, KeyFit30 and Fit2
      • Clek Liing
      • Cybex Aton and Cloud Q series
      • Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30, Mico AP, Mico NXT, Mico, Citi, Cabrio and CabrioFix 
      • Nuna PIPA series
      • Peg-Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 and 4-35 Nido

      UPPAbaby VISTA Fold

      The VISTA is one of the easiest convertible strollers to fold: Pull back on the triggers on each side, and the stroller locks into a compact, standing position. You can grasp the exposed bumper bar and use your leg to help you lift the stroller into the car.

      The VISTA can also fold with the RumbleSeat attached, but the stroller is less bulky if you remove it before folding.

      UPPAbaby VISTA Benefits

      • One of the lightest convertible strollers 
      • Comes with several accessories, including ventilated bassinet that’s approved for overnight use
      • UPPAbaby MESA infant car seat attaches directly to frame without adapters and can be released with the press of a button on the handle
      • All-wheel suspension provides a smooth ride
      • Extra-large storage basket accommodates 30 pounds
      • Oversized sun canopy includes two ventilation panels
      • Folds to a compact, standing position

      UPPAbaby VISTA Drawbacks

      • Secondary RumbleSeat is smaller than primary seat and can accommodate only 35 pounds, sometimes requiring younger child to sit in lower position
      • Requires the purchase of additional adapters for double configurations with infant car seat or bassinet
      • Bassinet does not fit in upper position when using RumbleSeat on the lower position

      Silver Cross Coast

      Convertible Strollers That Grow With Your Family

      The Coast is one of two convertible strollers from Silver Cross, the British brand that created the very first baby carriage in 1877.

      If the Silver Cross Wave (explored later in this post) is the company's fully-loaded luxury stroller, the Coast is more of a base model. The Wave has more premium materials and more included accessories, but the Coast is still a quality stroller—with a price tag that's $300 lower. Learn more in this Silver Cross Wave vs. Silver Cross Coast comparison.

      The Coast includes an overnight-safe bassinet and expands to a double when you add the tandem seat, which fits the lower position and holds 45 pounds. The upper seat holds 55 pounds, giving the Coast a higher weight limit than other convertible strollers.

      Silver Cross Coast Price

      • Single stroller: $999 (includes bassinet)
      • Double stroller: $1,298 (includes bassinet and tandem seat) 

      Silver Cross Coast Weight and Dimensions

      • Dimensions: 43"L x 24"W x 36-43"H
      • Folded dimensions: 37"L x 24"W x 13.5"L
      • Product weight: 27.7 pounds
      • Weight limit: 55 pounds for main seat; 45 pounds for tandem seat
      • Warranty: 3 years

      Silver Cross Coast Configurations

      • Can be used with up to two stroller seats or car seats (cannot be used with two bassinets)
      • Can be used with one bassinet and one stroller seat
      • Stroller seats can face either direction or each other
      • Bassinet can be used in upper position in double mode
      • Can be used with Silver Cross toddler board

      Car Seats Compatible with Silver Cross Coast

      See this page for more information about car seats for the Silver Cross Coast.

      • Cybex Aton, Aton 2, Aton Q and Cloud Q
      • Clek Liing
      • Maxi-Cosi Mico 30, Mico Max 30, and Mico Max Plus
      • Nuna PIPA, PIPA RX, PIPA Lite, PIPA Lite R, and PIPA Lite LX

      How to Fold Silver Cross Coast

      To fold the Silver Cross Coast, pull the triggers on each side of the frame to collapse the stroller to a flat position. The length of the stroller does not decrease when folding, but you can grab the bumper bar to help you lift it.

      Remove the second seat before folding the Coast as a double.

      Silver Cross Coast Benefits

      • Costs $300 less than the Silver Cross Wave while offering a similar style and functionality
      • Has one of the highest weight limits for a tandem stroller, holding 55 pounds on the upper position and 45 pounds on the lower position
      • Stroller purchase includes a bassinet that's safe for overnight sleeping
      • All-wheel suspension

      Silver Cross Coast Drawbacks

      • Canopy on bassinet and toddler seat is shared, so both cannot be used at the same time
      • Requires purchase of tandem seat and/or lower car seat adapters for use as a double stroller
      • Does not fold as compactly as other convertible strollers

      Joolz Geo2

      Convertible Strollers That Grow With Your Family

      The Joolz Geo2 is a rare stroller that converts to a double without changing the footprint of the single stroller. When your family grows, you can replace the underseat basket with the Expandable Set, which includes a lower seat frame and a set of interchangeable bassinet and seat fabrics.

      The design of the Geo2 keeps your youngest child behind her older sibling and closer to you, while your older child enjoys the scenery from up above. The upper seat holds 50 pounds, while the lower seat has a 38-pound capacity. Because the weight of both children is centered on the rear axle, the stroller is shorter and easier to maneuver than other tandems.

      Add a car seat or bassinet to either position, and reverse the upper seat to face you or face forward. In a unique feature, the Joolz Geo2 can fold with the lower seat underneath the upper seat.

      Joolz Geo2 Price

      • Single stroller: $1,049 (includes bassinet)
      • Double stroller: $1,348 (includes bassinet and expandable set)

      Joolz Geo2 Weight and Dimensions

      • Dimensions: 37"L x 24"W x 37-42" H
      • Dimensions folded with both seats attached: 39"L x 24"W x 22"H 
      • Stroller weight: 31 pounds
      • Weight limit: 50 pounds for upper seat; 38 pounds for lower seat
      • Warranty: Lifetime warranty

      Joolz Geo2 Configurations

      • Can be used with up to two stroller seats, two car seats or two bassinets
      • Upper seat can face either direction; lower seat only faces forward
      • Bassinet can be used in upper position in double mode
      • Can be used with the Joolz footboard

      How to Fold Joolz Geo2

      The Joolz Geo2 folds to a flat position, with no change to the length of the stroller, when you pull two triggers on the sides of the frame. The bumper bar remains accessible to serve as a handle for lifting the stroller.

      The lower seat folds underneath the upper seat, giving the Geo2 the same footprint whether folded as a single or double.

      Joolz Geo2 Benefits

      • With both seats positioned over rear wheels, front wheels are more maneuverable, making stroller easier and lighter to push
      • Length as a double stroller is several inches shorter than most competitors
      • Can fold with two seats attached
      • All-wheel suspension with all-terrain wheels
      • Seat frame can attach either seat fabric or bassinet fabric (included)

      Joolz Geo2 Drawbacks

      • Storage basket must be removed 
      • Lower seat is not reversible and has lower weight limit
      • Among the heavier convertible strollers at 31 pounds
      • Different adapters required if attaching car seat to upper or lower position

      Silver Cross Wave

      convertible strollers that grow with your family

      The Wave brings modern-day practicality to the timeless elegance of Silver Cross, the British company that has created carriages for generations of royal babies.

      The Silver Cross Wave, which debuted in 2017, is the rare stroller that can become a double stroller out of the box by using the stroller's included toddler seat and overnight-approved bassinet together. Soft, premium fabrics and a high-strength magnesium alloy chassis give the Wave a luxurious look and the sturdiest ride.

      In 2019, Silver Cross reduced the weight of the Wave by 3 pounds and introduced a new color lineup. No changes were made for 2020.

      Silver Cross Wave Price

      • Single: $1,299 (includes bassinet)
      • Double: $1,648 (includes bassinet and tandem seat)

      Silver Cross Wave Weight and Dimensions

      • Dimensions: 43.7"L x 23.6"W x 37-42.9"H
      • Folded dimensions: 37"L x 23.6"W x 14.9"H
      • Product weight: 30.3 pounds
      • Weight limit: 55 pounds for upper seat; 45 pounds for tandem seat
      • Warranty: 3 years

      Silver Cross Wave Configurations

      • Can be used with up to two stroller seats, infant car seats or bassinets
      • Stroller seats can face either direction
      • Bassinet can fit on upper position in double mode
      • Can be used with Silver Cross Wave Board

      Car Seats Compatible with Silver Cross Wave

      See this page for more details on car seats compatible with the Silver Cross Wave.

      • Cybex Aton, Aton 2 and Aton Q
      • Maxi-Cosi Mico AP, Mico 30 and Mico Max 30
      • Nuna PIPA and PIPA Lite LX (not recommended for PIPA Lite due to insecure fit)

      Silver Cross Wave Benefits

      • Premium fabrics and magnesium alloy chassis are top-of-the-line for quality
      • Accommodates more weight than other convertible strollers, holding 55 pounds on upper seat and 45 pounds on lower seat
      • Includes several accessories (cup holder, seat liners, lightweight footmuff and rain/bug covers) that would cost around $200 if purchased separately for other brands
      • Can be used as a double stroller immediately out of the box with stroller and bassinet; no adapters required

      Silver Cross Wave Drawbacks

      • Price is at the top of the market
      • Among the heaviest convertible strollers
      • Does not fold as compactly as other convertible strollers

      Bugaboo Donkey3

      convertible strollers that grow with your family

      The top-of-the-line Bugaboo Donkey, created by the company that essentially invented the luxury stroller, offers a different type of expansion than seen on other convertible strollers.

      As a single stroller, the Donkey3 features a unique luggage basket in the sidecar position. To make the Donkey3 a double stroller, remove the basket and expand the stroller's width five inches to add a second seat, creating a side-by-side stroller with 17 different configurations.

      In 2020, Bugaboo debuted the Donkey3, which offers a reduced weight of 1.5 pounds, a new canopy with ventilated peek-a-boo window, a redesigned side luggage basket and a new bassinet pocket.

      Bugaboo Donkey3 Price

      • Mono: $1,299 and up (includes bassinet)
      • Duo: $1,659 and up (includes duo extension set, second seat fabric and second canopy)
      • Twin: $1,789 and up (includes all of the above, plus second bassinet fabric)

      Bugaboo Donkey3 Weight and Dimensions

      • Width in mono mode: 23.6"
      • Width in duo mode: 29"
      • Folded dimensions: 20.5" x 29" x 36.6"
      • Product weight: 27.5 pounds (single), 31.5 pounds (double)
      • Weight limit: 50 pounds per seat
      • Warranty: 3 years 

      Bugaboo Donkey3 Configurations

      • Can be used with up to two stroller seats, infant car seats or bassinets
      • Stroller seats can face either direction 
      • Can be used with Bugaboo Comfort Wheel Board

      Car seats compatible with Bugaboo Donkey

      See this page for more information about car seats that fit the Bugaboo Donkey3.

      • Chicco KeyFit and KeyFit 30 
      • Cybex Aton and Cloud Q series
      • Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30, Mico AP and Mico NXT
      • Nuna PIPA series

      Bugaboo Donkey3 Fold

      The Donkey3 can fold with both seats attached and stand when folded when you pull back on two triggers incorporated into the frame.

      But the stroller will be more easier to lift if you remove the seats, which are self-standing so they won't get dirty. Reducing the frame to its single width also makes for a most compact fold.

      See the one-piece fold and the compact fold options in the videos below.

      Bugaboo Donkey3 Benefits

      • Side-by-side seating can allow for more even weight distribution and easier push compared to an inline stroller, making it ideal for twins and siblings close in age
      • Bugaboo is known for top quality and maneuverability
      • Both stroller seats are equal in size
      • Seats convert from bassinets to stroller seats and can stand on the ground independently
      • Can go into two-wheel mode for navigating sand and snow
      • Can fold with two stroller seats attached (more compactly without seats)

      Bugaboo Donkey3 Drawbacks

      • Price is at the top of the market
      • Side-by-side stroller can be considered too wide by some
      • Although the double stroller folds with both seats attached, achieving the most compact fold involves multiple steps (removing seats and reducing frame width) 

      Convertible stroller comparisons

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      Questions?

      Strolleria is a family-owned and operated retailer dedicated to making the baby gear buying experience less overwhelming for parents. If you have more questions about convertible strollers that grow with your family, feel free to contact us at 480-442-9433 or customercare@strolleria.com.   

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      Amy Venzke
      Amy Venzke

      Amy Venzke is the co-owner of Strolleria, along with her husband. Together, they have a mission to make the gear-buying experience easier on parents. Contact the Strolleria team with questions at customercare@strolleria.com or 480-442-9433.


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