Hitting the streets with two kids can seem a bit daunting at first, but the truth is it has never been easier.
There are a lot of great models on the market, but we've gone ahead and done the research for you to compile this list of the best sit and stand strollers.
Some aspects you should consider before buying your sit and stand stroller include:
- The number of seats - Some models come with one (you can purchase the second one separately) while others come with two. You have to think about whether you're going to need that second seat for your older child.
- Maneuverability - Pushing around one is not the same as pushing around two. You want a stroller that's as easy to push as possible.
- Weight - This may not be an issue for everyone, but some people will prefer a lightweight stroller.
- Compatibility with different car seats - Some models can be used with a whole ton of brand-name car seats, while other models are more limited. This is something to keep in mind if you have a young baby.
Most if not all of the models here have trays for children and parents, good-size baskets, and large canopies. Some have very exciting features, like a sun cover for the child that rides sitting down, while others are lighter than other double strollers—and even some single strollers!
For a quick glance, check out the table below with our top picks.
Quick comparison: Best sit and stand strollers
Sit and Stand
Features we love
Buy it now
49 x 21.5 x 43
- Great bang for your buck
42 x 21.5 x 40.5
- Folds down easily,
JOOVY Caboose Graphite Stand On Tandem Stroller
37 x 21.5 x 41.5
- Easy to maneuver
Graco Ready2grow Click Connect LX Stroller
44 x 24 x 41
- Offers 12 different riding options
JOOVY Caboose Ultralight Graphite Stroller
37 x 21.5 x 41.5
- Super light
For more details on all the best sit and stand strollers, keep reading!
The Baby Trend Sit N Stand Double Stroller
If you're looking for a great stroller for two at an equally great price, then look no further. The Double Sit N Stand is extremely versatile, and accommodates newborn babies and children weighing up to 50 pounds.
This is an excellent option for twins, as you can attach two Baby Trend infant car seats simultaneously. But not only that, perhaps one of its coolest features is the fact that you can safely use most 22-35 infant car seats, including those from other leading brands such as Britax, the Evenflo Embrace, Graco SnugRide Classic Fit, and the Safety 1st Onboard 35.
Now, these features aside, let's get to why you're here: the sit and stand option.
The Baby Trend is great for kids that are even just 2 years apart, and you can place your newborn in the front or rear, while your older child stands on the attached platform. And even as your kids get older, you can place one child in the front, while the other stands (facing forwards or backwards) or he or she can even sit down on the padded jumpseat and ride in style.
As for other redeeming qualities, we love this model's large canopies that block UV rays and keep your kids hidden from the sun, as well as the large basket underneath to carry everything you need. It's also got 5-point safety harnesses and excellent front-wheel suspension, so you can ride with ease.
Both kids have trays incorporated, so they can have their Sippy cups, snacks, or whatever they need within arm's reach, and the parent tray has space for two drinks with a small storage compartment.
All in all this is one of the best sit and stand strollers due to its versatility, all of its great features, and most of all, the price!
Watch the video below to see it in action.
Graco Roomfor2 Click Connect Stand and Ride Stroller
Unlike the previous mode, this sit and stand stroller only has one seat, so one of your kiddos will be riding while the other will either be standing or seated on the well-padded bench seat.
This stroller's seat has a multi-position recline, so your littlest one can sit back or sleep in a completely flat position.
It's got a slew of other features we like, such as the good size storage basket; the parent tray, which has a storage compartment and cup holders; and the child's tray, which also has two spaces for your kid's drinks.
But perhaps one of its most exciting features is the ease with which it folds down: all you need is one hand.
As you would expect from a top-notch brand like Graco, this stroller is compatible with any of the Graco SnugRide infant car seats.
This model is easy to maneuver thanks to the lockable front swivel wheels, and it accommodates two children weighing up to 50 lb. each.
In short, this is a great, well-priced option if you're looking for a stroller for two kids with just one seat.
JOOVY Caboose Graphite Stand On Tandem Stoller
This stroller from JOOVY is a great one-seat solution for carting two kids town.
We especially love the size of this model—it's so compact!
The front seat can be reclined to 3 different positions, and the stroller comes with a universal car seat adapter, with the result that it can be used with about 28 different car seats. Talk about versatile!
Your older kiddo can stand or sit on the bench, which gives him or her a ton of independence. Alternatively, you can purchase the Caboose Rear Seat so you can have two seats on your stroller. The second seat is easy to install, so it might be something you want to consider if your older child is under 2 1/2 years old.
Other awesome features include the large canopy and basket underneath, the linked parking break, and the ease with which this stroller folds up. It folds practically flat, and is not bulky in the least.
You're also going to love the child's tray, so he can have a snack and a drink within reach, and the 4-wheel suspension, which makes driving this model a breeze.
In short, this is a great option that offers excellent maneuverability and bang for your buck.
Graco Ready2grow Click Connect LX Stroller
Here's another model we absolutely love, also from Graco. This sit and stand stroller has a ton of great features, but let's start with the main reason we love it: versatility.
The Ready2grow can be configured 12 different ways, and accommodates two Graco SnugRide Click Connect infant car seats.
Use it with an infant car seat facing you and one child sitting, with the regular seat facing outwards and one child standing, with both infant car seats at the same time—there are just so many possibilities!
This is a fantastic model if you have 2 kids, and we cannot recommend it highly enough.
As for the bells and whistles, the stroller folds down easily with one hand and it's self-standing once folded. It also has a storage latch, for maximum convenience.
As for your kids, the rear seat can hold a child up to 40 lb. while the front seat, bench and standing platform can hold a child up to 50 lb. This means that you'll be able to use your Graco for years to come.
The front seat reclines and can be used in multiple positions, and the rear seat can be used facing you, so you're able to interact with your kids while on the go.
As if these features weren't enough, it's also got a tray for parents with a cup holder, a removable child's tray with cup holders, and a giant basket underneath—perfect for lugging around everything that you need. And the toddler seat can be lifted up so you can access the basket and all of your things.
If you're wondering about cleaning this stroller, you should know that you can wipe down the frame with soap and water, and the seats have removable cushions that can be washed on delicate.
This is, without a doubt, our top pick, primarily for its versatility. It's also well-made and well-priced. You can't go wrong with the Graco Ready2grow Click Connect sit and stand stroller.
JOOVY Caboose Ultralight Graphite Stroller
This sit and stand stroller by JOOVY has a ton going for it.
For starters, it's light as a feather, weighing in at just 22 lb. In fact, it's the most compact, lightweight, maneuverable stroller of its kind.
Weight aside, this is simply a very practical stroller for parents with two different-aged kids. As you can see by the photo, it has just one seat, but it comes with a universal car seat adapter (which makes it compatible with 28 different car seats), so it can accommodate your newborn perfectly.
You can place the front seat facing outwards or facing you, and your toddler can either sit or stand. If he or she is seated, the large canopy comes with an attachment which covers the child in the back from the sun, which is a great idea.
If you want to add a second seat—no problem! You can buy a Caboose Rear Seat, which you would install on the bench, making it into a full-size reclining seat. Both the front and rear seats can accommodate a child weighing up to 45 lb.
It's also worth noting that the front seat can accommodate a newborn (using a car seat), or a baby that is at least 3 months old, and a child that stands or sits should be at least 2 1/2 years old. If you purchase the rear seat separately, it can accommodate a baby that is at least 6 months old.
Like the other models we feature here, the JOOVY has a tray for your child, and a handy parent organizer with space for 2 drinks and a zippered compartment, so you can store your keys and phone.
This sit and stand stroller folds up easily and is even more compact than many double strollers when folded.
And if you're wondering about maneuverability, you should know that the Caboose has high-grade sealed bearing wheels. What does that mean for you? It guarantees the smoothest ride possible. Sure, they cost a little bit more, but this technology ensures that you can push the stroller effortlessly, even on uneven terrain.
There you have it: 5 of the best sit and stand strollers of 2016. If, however, you want to check out other models for getting around town with two, check out our articles on double jogging strollers and double umbrella strollers.
We hope you found what you were looking for—the perfect double travel system solution for you and your family.
Got any tips for other parents looking for these types of strollers? Have a favorite model we didn't highlight here? Share them in the comments below!