A piece of advice I received when I first got pregnant was to get a stroller that could eventually convert to a double and accommodate a ride-along board if possible! Well, I did not listen, got a single stroller, then eventually broke down and purchased a convertible double a month after having our second daughter. Don’t be like me and save yourself the frustration and listen to the person that gave me the advice I ignored! There are so many great options for convertible strollers now, but these three are the most recommended by the Mrs. Nipple writers and community.
Here’s the deal: The Uppababy Vista was by far the #1 most recommended convertible strollers from all of the moms we reached out to, plus most of the team Mrs. Nipple contributors! It’s so versatile. The Vista bundle comes with a toddler seat and a bassinet, has a lightweight aluminum frame, and stylish high-end touches like leather wrapped handles and toddler seat bars. It also comes in a variety of colors. The frame is compatible with the Mesa car seat and adapters are available for most other infant seats. With top and bottom adapters, the piggy back, and the rumble seat you can configure this stroller in 16 different ways.
Weight: 19.3 lb frame; 26.6 lb frame + 1 seat
Love it: SO MUCH FLEXIBILITY! You can seriously put this stroller together to serve your needs in whatever situation you may find yourself in. It also drives so smoothly and has a huge storage basket. All seats and the bassinet have a UPF 50+ sun shade and come with rain shields.
Not so much: All add-ons are an added cost, including a variety of adapters, so it can add up if you want to have the most flexibility with this stroller.
What are moms saying?: “At least once a month I comment on how happy I am that I bought this convertible stroller and upgraded from a single when I had my second. I am able to do so many more things and I am never worried about getting out and about with two kids because this stroller is so flexible!” - Erin
Bottomline: If you want the most flexibility in a stroller that is also stylish and can accommodate up to three kids, this is the one for you!
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Here’s the deal: Nuna is known for their high-end, functional and stylish baby gear and their strollers live up to their great reputation. The Nuna Demi Grow is their convertible stroller that can grow with you as your family grows. It has up to 23 different configurations and can be used from birth as a single or as a double. When used as a double, the second seat position is unique to other options on the market, situated under the top seat and towards the back.
Weight: 27.4 lb
Love it: The seats are ultra cushy and they come with the option to remove the padding for added ventilation!
Not so much: When used as a double you effectively lose nearly all of the storage space in the lower basket. The second seat can also feel like it is in the way when walking, especially for shorter parents.
What are moms saying?: “At first I was hesitant to get the Demi grow since the second seat sits in the basket underneath, but my oldest loves it and can climb in and out pretty easily” - Joy
“So impressed by the quality of this stroller as well as its versatility. Love the "all seasons" seat as well as the ability to easily recline the seat back to a flat position making it suitable for a newborn. Also, especially love how high the child sits up compared to other strollers.” - Sarah
Bottomline: A great option if you are expecting your first and want a quality stroller that can grow with your family.
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Here’s the deal: Bubaboo started making strollers in 1999 with a focus on crafting beautifully designed products that are long lasting and functional. There are two iinitial options for purchasing the Donkey, the Mono - which is a single seat that can eventually become a double or the Duo - which starts with the options to be a double. It has the unique feature of the side storage basket in addition to a great underseat storage area.
Weight: 28.6 lbs
Love it: It’s great for twins, especially with the option to have them side by side in a bassinet! It also has so many customization options and colors which is a great bonus.
Not so much: It can be cumbersome and difficult to fold for storage or getting in and out of a car.
What are moms saying?: “I like that this one could be like a two-stroller but you can also collapse it into one with the little storage basket. It's so versatile. Purchasing it was super easy, I did it on their website. I like that you could customize it.” - Kaitlin H.
Bottomline: Very high-end and stylish with lots of personalization options. This is a great convertible stroller and stands out as a unique option that not everyone will have.
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Here’s the deal: Originally founded to offer active parents jogging strollers that were able to accompany them in their active lifestyle, Baby Jogger now offers a wide range of strollers and travel systems. The City Select is one of their most popular options. It offers up to 16 different configurations and comes with many of the same features you will find in the UppaBaby and Nuna options - like a UPF 50+ sun canopy and full-recline seats.
Weight: 29.5 lbs
Love it: Parents love how easy this stroller is to fold and throw in the car! With a couple quick move this stroller is easily folded and unfolded. It makes being on the go with little ones a breeze. It also rides very smoothly.
Not so much: When two kiddos are in the stroller there is very limited leg room as they grow.
What are moms saying?: “We've had this since my first was a newborn, 4 1/2 years ago, and love it. We've added the snack trays, the extra seat, glider board, and parent console and use it practically daily for walks and travel. It is still in excellent condition. It has many convenient features too, the nice big basket, sun shades for the kids and recline on the seats.” - Christine
Bottomline: An affordable option for a full-size convertible stroller that comes with a lot of the most appealing features of some of the more expensive options!
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