Sit and stand double strollers are a relatively modern invention, however they have revolutionized the lives of families with a larger age gap between their children. While standard double strollers have been around for a long time and are ideal for parents who have twins or children with an age gap of a year or two between them, families with an age gap of three or more years between siblings have often been left wondering what to do with a newborn baby and an older toddler who is still not yet ready to walk long distances. That is where the sit and stand double stroller comes in.
The sit and stand double stroller is a traditionally styled stroller with a forward facing seat that is also compatible with an infant car seat, suitable for holding a baby from birth upwards. The key difference between this type of stroller and an ordinary model is that it also features a platform at the back while allows a tired older child to get a ride too. The older sibling can either stand on the platform or sit on it, ensuring that they are comfortable and don't have to walk long distances which minimizes the chance of whining and crying during family days out.
Apart from the obvious benefit of allowing an older child to rest when they are tired, a sit and stand double stroller is much more lightweight that a standard double stroller which allows it to be much more portable as it can be easily lifted in and out of a vehicle. This type of stroller also allows the older child to maintain their independence, walking when they want to and riding when they need to. This stroller type also helps parents to keep their children together in the same place, always a problem when they have one older child who keeps wandering off. There is often a large storage basket integrated into the stroller's design too, which has multiple benefits from convenient storage of a diaper bag to easy carriage of shopping and toys.