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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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To make browsing a little easier, we curate the products based on mama needs + pain points. For example, here's our newest collection created to gather everything a pregnant woman needs.

Check out some of our favorites from our Becoming Mama collection and get shopping!

The sleep support

Belly Bandit SOS pillow

Finding the right position for sleep can feel like an Olympic sport when you've got a baby belly to accommodate. Belly Bandit, masters of creating wearables that support pregnant bodies, also managed to create the ideal tool for side sleeping.

$80

The wear-anywhere maternity dress

Stowaway Collection Maternity Becca dress

Finding clothes that still make you feel like yourself isn't always easy. With their premium fabrics and universally flattering cuts, we can't get enough of the maternity wardrobe essentials from Stowaway Collection maternity. Even better? They sew everything in Long Island City, NY and source USA-made fabric whenever possible.

$80

The chic but practical shoe 

OSAY the label slip on

Bending over to put shoes on is so overrated. We've got you covered with the most stylish and obsession-worthy handmade loafers with a secret. Just fold down the back, and BAM! slip-ons. Additionally, the La Babouche Loafer + Slip-On OSAY the Label beauties are made from recycled leather that literally forms to your feet.

$135

The delicate reminder

Whether it's whispered sweetly, shrieked from the top of the big slide, or echoed through the phone from thousands of miles away, 'mama' is the name you'll respond to for the rest of your life. Like all the Tiny Tags necklaces, this sweet reminder is laser engraved by highly skilled artisans in the USA.

$105

The stylish diaper bag that doesn't look like a diaper bag

Mina baie vegan stevie

When leaving the house requires as much prep as an international flight (ah, remember those?) having a spacious bag you can depend on is key. Mina Baie bags not only deliver on a space for everything, but also manage to do it in style. They're the kind of bags you'll carry even when you manage to leave your little one behind.

$178

The elegant baby book

Echo Art Bindery Baby Memory Book

From the minute they're born there are so many milestones and memories to capture. We hand-picked the gorgeous clothbound baby memory book from Echo Art Bindery for its small batch-feel and attention to detail. Made from high-quality paper it features colorful custom illustrations, a silver-stamped endive cover, and questions and prompts to help you remember those magical first days and beyond.

$62

The empowering accessory

Sontakey 'I was made for this' bracelet

Words are powerful. Reminding yourself that you can do hard things can go a long way in giving you the energy and confidence to do so. The beautiful mantra bands from Sontakey were created by two mamas who have made it their mission to empower others with these words of encouragement.

$35

The most delicious way to celebrate

Tost non-alcoholic refresher

Time to raise a glass, mama! We've long since had a crush on TÖST's non-alcoholic sparkles. The gingery cranberry tea blend is delicious on its own or even as a mixer. From baby showers to toasting an ordinary Tuesday that went off without a hitch, we think you'll be crushing on it too.

$50

The pampering belly oil

Esker belly oil duo

Moisturizing, soothing, and totally divine, Esker's belly oil duo is formulated with only the cleanest botanical essential oils. One for morning and one for nighttime, they're ideal for pampering that beautiful belly of yours around the clock.

$75

The hydration-friendly water bottle

Welly traveler water bottle

Meeting those daily hydration needs can be a challenge. (So can making it to the bathroom 700 hundred times a day, right?) We're big fans of Welly reusable bottles which not only look super sleek with their stainless steel and bamboo combo, but also include a removable infuser to brew tea or flavor your water.

$30

The pre-packed hospital bag

Belly and Bag fully prepared

Leave packing your hospital bag to the pros. After all, you have plenty of other things to think about right now, right? The brilliant women at Belly and Bag have truly thought of everything and packed it up just for you.

$225

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12 outdoor toys your kids will want to play with beyond summer

They transition seamlessly for indoor play.

Without camps and back-to-school plans still TBD, the cries of "I'm bored!" seem to be ringing louder than ever this summer. And if you're anything like me, by August, I'm fresh out of boxes to check on my "Fun Concierge" hit list. It's also the point of diminishing returns on investing in summer-only toys.

With that in mind, we've rounded up some of our favorite wooden toys that are not only built to last but will easily make the transition from outdoor to indoor play.

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

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.

$189

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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The new top 100 American baby names, according to the Social Security office

Did you have a baby in 2018? Did your name make the top 10?

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[Editor's note: We know that being pregnant can be, well, a lot. And understanding what you really need versus what's just a nice-to-have takes time . With your needs in mind, we've selected the best products for pregnancy in The Motherly Shop. We've got you, mama.]

No one can beat Emma when it comes to naming babies in America. This week the Social Security Administration announced its annual list of the most popular baby names in America and Emma has the top spot on the girls' side for the fifth year in a row. On the boys' side Liam took the top spot for a second consecutive year.

According to the Social Security Administration, these were the top 20 baby names in America in 2018:

Girls: Emma, Olivia, Ava, Isabella, Sophia, Charlotte, Mia, Amelia, Harper and Evelyn

Boys: Liam, Noah, William, James, Oliver, Benjamin, Elijah, Lucas, Mason and Owen

How do those top 10 lists compare to the top baby names of 2017? Well, the girls' list is nearly the same except that Mia and Charlotte switched spots, and Harper (a name that fell out of the top ten the previous year) is back and has ousted Abigail. On the boys' side, Lucas kicked Jacob out of the top 10.

The real changes happened lower down in the data. Let's take a look at the popular baby names that were trending hard in 2018:

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