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9 Best Double Strollers of 2018

Plus a sneak peek of a new double stroller coming out this summer!

9 Best Double Strollers of 2018

If you’re getting ready to expand your family or preparing to welcome twins, you'll probably be looking for baby gear that will make your life easier. That's where the double stroller comes in. But just like with all baby gear, there are so many options, and the info to sift through is endless! Should you go with in-line or side-by-side, splurge-worthy or budget-friendly, lightweight or full-feature? It really depends on your children's age and lifestyle. We’ve rounded up ten double strollers, including a cool hybrid cruiser, you should consider for your growing family. 1. Baby Jogger City Select Lux, from $629.99. The Baby Jogger City Select Lux is an in-line stroller that you can use as a single to double or, from day one, as a double for twins. The two seats are the same size and hold the same weight capacity, which isn't the case for many double strollers out there. The City Select Lux offers over 20 seating options; and even though it is a full-feature double stroller, it is narrow and has a very impressive compact fold. Parents have the option of using a toddler seat as an alternative to a ride along board once their oldest outgrows the stroller seat. 2. Mountain Buggy Nano Duo, $499.99. Weighing only 20 pounds, the Mountain Buggy Nano Duo has the look, feel and convenience of a lightweight stroller. It is easy to fold and very compact -- so much so that when it is folder, you can carry it on your shoulders, with the shoulder strap. This double stroller is also newborn friendly, and while it cannot be used as a travel system with car seats, the Nano Duo can be paired with a newborn cocoon for infants. 3. Nuna Demi Grow, $799.95. The Demi Grow is Nuna's first single-to-double stroller, and it's packed with special touches that the brand is known for -- including Nuna's signature dream drape. When converted to a double stroller, the sibling seat is identical to the main seat; and it remains pretty small, so it's a great stroller if you are hoping to save space. That said, the Demi Grow offers fewer configurations than other in-line double strollers because the sibling seat can only be placed behind the main seat. But this isn’t a reason to write it off. Many toddlers find this to be a fun way to ride, and parents find it easier to push a double stroller with the seats in this position. 4. Bugaboo Donkey, from $1299. The Bugaboo Donkey is a luxury stroller that can be purchased in either single to double (mono/duo) or twin mode. In the mono setting, the Bugaboo Donkey not only gives you the advantage of more under carriage space than most strollers, but it also includes an added side basket. While some parents prefer in-line strollers because they are narrower, the Bugaboo Donkey offer the benefits of a side-by-side with a narrower frame -- only 30 inches wide. The Donkey’s design also allows you to make your little ones face you or face the world, and both seats can recline fully for naps. 5. Graco UNO2DUO, $449.99. Graco's newest edition, the UNO2DUO is not only a budget-friendly single-to-double stroller option, it’s got major longevity, which will save you even more money down the road! But what makes this stroller special, besides the price point, is the already small frame that extends only 5 inches once you convert it to a double. A built-in standing platform makes it easy for your older child to ride on without the extra purchase of a ride on board. The UNO2DUO is ideal for newborns because it’s compatible with the Graco Snugride car seat, and the stroller seat converts to a cozy infant bassinet. 6. UPPAbaby G-Link, starting at $399.99. UPPAbaby is known for its Vista stroller -- one of the most popular single-to-double prams out there. But the brand also has a double umbrella stroller that we absolutely love. The G-link, which is ideal for both newborn babies and older children alike, collapses quickly and even stands when folded. We also love the extra-large canopies that keep little ones protected from the sun with UPF 50+ sunshades. 7. Bumbleride Indie Twin, $769. For those who prefer eco-friendly baby gear, the Bumbleride Indie Twin will be an obvious choice. The fabrics on this side-by-side double stroller are made from 100% recycled polyester and are Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Class I certified, which means it is free from harmful chemicals. With its car seat compatibility and 90-pound weight limit, the Indie Twin will be with you for the long haul; and its large air-filled tires (pump included!) and narrow frame makes it the perfect stroller for adventuring with your two littles. 8. Bob Revolution Flex Duallie, $639.99. Not even twins can slow you down? Then you’re going to need a reliable running stroller, and the Bob Revolution Flex Duallie is the best one for the job. State-of-the-art suspension means it can handle any terrain; a swiveling-locking front wheel provides extra stability; and hand-activated rear drum brakes increase downhill control. And as if this running stroller couldn’t get any better, each seat can hold up to a whopping 50 pounds, meaning you’ll have many a running day ahead of you. 9. Veer Cruiser, $599. What happens when you combine a stroller and wagon? You get the Veer, an all-terrain cruiser. While the Veer does not replace the traditional double stroller, it’s a very cool new option on the market for toting multiple children around. Think of it as your family’s adventure companion: with the Veer you can push or pull you’re little ones over any terrain, fold it flat to easily pop it in and out of your trunk. Not to mention, you can even connect a car seat on it! 10. SNEAK PEEK: Thule Sleek Convertible, $799.95. If you can wait to purchase a stroller, you may actually want to. Thule is known for their rugged outdoor equipment -- think bike trailers and cargo carriers. But they also make strollers; and their newest addition, the Sleek, is a single-to-double stroller that will make its debut in June 0f 2018. Even as a full-feature stroller, it only weighs in at under 25 pounds. Also unique to this stroller, an enclosed basket that keeps your belongings dry in bad weather, is easy to access without unzipping every time you need something, and when the stroller is folded your goods stay put, which is pretty cool. Shop the post:

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14 Toys that will keep your kids entertained inside *and* outside

They transition seamlessly for indoor play.

With Labor day weekend in the rearview and back-to-school in full swing, most parents are fresh out of boxes to check on their "Fun Concierge" hit list. It's also the point of diminishing returns on investing in summer-only toys. So with that in mind, we've rounded up some of our favorite toys that are not only built to last but will easily make the transition from outdoor to indoor play. Even better, they're Montessori-friendly and largely open-ended so your kids can get a ton of use out of them.

From sunny backyard afternoons to rainy mornings stuck inside, these toys are sure to keep little ones engaged and entertained.

Meadow ring toss game

Plan Toys meadow ring toss game

Besides offering a fantastic opportunity to hone focus, coordination, determination and taking turns, lawn games are just plain fun. Set them up close together for the littles and spread them out when Mom and Dad get in on the action. With their low profile and rope rings, they're great for indoors as well.

$30

Balance board

Plan Toys balance board

Balance boards are a fabulous way to get the wiggles out. This one comes with a rope attachment, making it suitable for even the youngest wigglers. From practicing their balance and building core strength to working on skills that translate to skateboarding and snowboarding, it's a year-round physical activity that's easy to bring inside and use between Zoom classes, too!

$75

Detective set

Plan Toys detective setDetective Set

This set has everything your little detective needs to solve whatever mystery they might encounter: an eye glasses, walkie-talkie, camera, a red lens, a periscope and a bag. Neighborhood watch? Watch out.

$40

Wooden doll stroller

Janod wooden doll strollerWooden Doll Stroller

Take their charges on a stroll around the block with this classic doll stroller. With the same versatility they're used to in their own ride, this heirloom quality carriage allows their doll or stuffy to face them or face the world.

$120

Sand play set

Plan Toys sand set

Whether you're hitting the beach or the backyard sandbox, this adorable wooden sand set is ready for action. Each scoop has an embossed pattern that's perfect for sand stamping. They're also totally suitable for water play in the wild or the bathtub.

$30

Water play set

Plan Toys water play set

Filled with sand or water, this tabletop sized activity set keeps little ones busy, quiet and happy. (A mama's ideal trifecta 😉). It's big enough to satisfy their play needs but not so big it's going to flood your floors if you bring the fun inside on a rainy day.

$100

Mini golf set

Plan Toys mini golf set

Fore! This mini golf set is lawn and living room ready. Set up a backyard competition or incorporate into homeschooling brain breaks that shift focus and build concentration.

$40

Vintage scooter balance bike

Janod retro scooter balance bike

Pedals are so 2010. Balance bikes are the way to go for learning to ride a bike while skipping the training wheels stage altogether. This impossibly cool retro scooter-style is built to cruise the neighborhood or open indoor space as they're learning.

$121

Wooden rocking pegasus

plan toys wooden rocking pegasus

Your little will be ready to take flight on this fun pegasus. It gently rocks back and forth, but doesn't skimp on safety—its winged saddle, footrests and backrest ensure kids won't fall off whether they're rocking inside or outside.

$100

Croquet set

Plan Toys croquet set

The cutest croquet set we've ever seen! With adorable animal face wooden balls and a canvas bag for easy clean up, it's also crafted to stick around awhile. Round after round, it's great for teaching kiddos math and problem-solving skills as well.

$45

Wooden digital camera

fathers factory wooden digital camera

Kids get the chance to assemble the camera on their own then can adventure anywhere to capture the best moments. With two detachable magnetic lenses, four built-in filters and video recorder, your little photographer can tap into their creativity from summertime to the holidays.

$179

Wooden bulldozer toy

plan toys wooden bulldozer toy

Whether they're digging up sand in the backyad or picking up toys inside, kids can get as creative as they want picking up and moving things around. Even better? Its wooden structure means it's not an eye sore to look at wherever your digger drops it.

$100

Pull-along hippo

janod toys pull along hippo toy

There's just something so fun about a classic pull-along toy and we love that they seamlessly transition between indoor and outdoor play. Crafted from solid cherry and beechwood, it's tough enough to endure outdoor spaces your toddler takes it on.

$33

Baby forest fox ride-on

janod toys baby fox ride on

Toddlers will love zooming around on this fox ride-on, and it's a great transition toy into traditional balance bikes. If you take it for a driveway adventure, simply use a damp cloth to wipe down the wheels before bringing back inside.

$88

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I never wanted to be a mom. It wasn't something I ever thought would happen until I fell madly in love with my husband—who knew very well he wanted children. While he was a natural at entertaining our nephews or our friends' kids, I would awkwardly try to interact with them, not really knowing what to say or do.

Our first pregnancy was a surprise, a much-wanted one but also a unicorn, "first try" kind of pregnancy. As my belly grew bigger, so did my insecurities. How do you even mom when you never saw motherhood in your future? I focused all my uncertainties on coming up with a plan for the delivery of my baby—which proved to be a terrible idea when my dreamed-of unmedicated vaginal birth turned into an emergency C-section. I couldn't even start motherhood the way I wanted, I thought. And that feeling happened again when I couldn't breastfeed and instead had to pump and bottle-feed. And once more, when all the stress from things not going my way turned into debilitating postpartum anxiety that left me not really enjoying my brand new baby.

As my baby grew, slowly so did my confidence that I could do this. When he would tumble to the ground while learning how to walk and only my hugs could calm him, I felt invincible. But on the nights he wouldn't sleep—whether because he was going through a regression, a leap, a teeth eruption or just a full moon—I would break down in tears to my husband telling him that he was a better parent than me.

Then I found out I was pregnant again, and that this time it was twins. I panicked. I really cannot do two babies at the same time. I kept repeating that to myself (and to my poor husband) at every single appointment we had because I was just terrified. He, of course, thought I could absolutely do it, and he got me through a very hard pregnancy.

When the twins were born at full term and just as big as singleton babies, I still felt inadequate, despite the monumental effort I had made to grow these healthy babies and go through a repeat C-section to make sure they were both okay. I still felt my skin crawl when they cried and thought, What if I can't calm them down? I still turned to my husband for diaper changes because I wasn't a good enough mom for twins.

My husband reminded me (and still does) that I am exactly what my babies need. That I am enough. A phrase that has now become my mantra, both in motherhood and beyond, because as my husband likes to say, I'm the queen of selling myself short on everything.

So when my babies start crying, I tell myself that I am enough to calm them down.

When my toddler has a tantrum, I remind myself that I am enough to get through to him.

When I go out with the three kids by myself and start sweating about everything that could go wrong (poop explosions times three), I remind myself that I am enough to handle it all, even with a little humor.


And then one day I found this bracelet. Initially, I thought how cheesy it'd be to wear a reminder like this on my wrist, but I bought it anyway because something about it was calling my name. I'm so glad I did because since day one I haven't stopped wearing it.

Every time I look down, there it is, shining back at me. I am enough.

I Am Enough bracelet 

SONTAKEY  I Am Enough Bracelet

May this Oath Bracelet be your reminder that you are perfect just the way you are. That you are enough for your children, you are enough for your friends & family, you are enough for everything that you do. You are enough, mama <3

$35

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When Chrissy Teigen announced her third pregnancy earlier this year we were so happy for her and now our hearts are with her as she is going through a pain that is unimaginable for many, but one that so many other mothers know.

Halfway through a high-risk pregnancy complicated by placenta issues, Teigen announced late Wednesday that she has suffered a pregnancy loss.

Our deepest condolences go out to Chrissy and her husband, John Legend (who has been by her side in the hospital for several days now).

In a social media post, Teigen explained she named this baby Jack.

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"We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we've never felt before. We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn't enough," she wrote.

She continued: "We never decide on our babies' names until the last possible moment after they're born, just before we leave the hospital. But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack. So he will always be Jack to us. Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever."

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