Have you ever just felt like it was too much for one person? Having to care for twins and a toddler can be one of the most hectic things I ever had to do.
With having to feed, dress, put to sleep the twins and also cater for my four year old toddler, I needed to take a walk out in the park or just go to the beach for 30 minutes to unwind.
Problem is with that many strollers in the market never used to cater for such a scenario until very recently.
Nonetheless since there are not that many choices out there, it can be quite difficult to decide on which one to get for your situation.
Since I am certain that there are some of my readers who could have two toddlers and an infant rather than two newborns and a toddler, I have made sure to review strollers that fit both situations. However you need to remember that the effectiveness of each stroller depends on your lifestyle and what you are going to use it for.
3 passenger strollers generally work well when you have twin infants and a toddler. However the will not generally be so great for all terrain strolls and are a total no no for running. Nonetheless regardless of your lifestyle and budget, we review each type of triple stroller giving its pros and cons so that you can make an informed decision.
Before we get down to it here is a quick comparison chart of the different models:
Joovy Big Caboose Graphite
Valco Baby Tri Mode Duo X
Baby Jogger City Select
UPPABaby VISTA Stroller
Foundations Trio Sport
You will absolutely love the Joovy Caboose Graphite for three children. The big stroller is the best for two twins and a toddler as it can take up to two seats for your twins and another seat in the back for the toddler. The two seats upfront work well with children older than 6 months or if you could install infant car seats on them for younger children.
For your older toddler, the Joovy caboose comes with a riding bench as these kids are old enough to sit and stroll without the risk of falling off. Nonetheless if you feel that they may fall off or do have over active kids, you should get them the Joovy Caboose rear car seat accessory which works just as well.
Despite being the best for two twins 6 months plus and a toddler the stroller also works well with three kids of different ages where the eldest can sit on the rear bench or stand on the inbuilt glider, and three triplets each over 6 months old each their own car seat.
Features of the Joovy Big Caboose Triple Stroller
- The Valco Baby Tri Mode is the most dynamic stroller for two twins and toddler. Unlike many strollers out there that drive like a bus when you put three kids on them, the Valco is a dream to steer and push making it excellent for a day out in the park or the beach
The following are the options with the Valco Baby
Toddler and Two Younger Twins
One thing about the Valco is that its seats do recline fully flat like a bassinet making it great for infant twins. For the older child who needs to be at a least 6 months old, they can easily sit on the toddler car seat if they weight less than 40 pounds or if heavier at about four years old, get them the riding board which attaches to the back of the stroller.
Of all the options out there with a riding board the Valco Baby is the best double stroller with riding board that works so seamlessly regardless of terrain.
Two Toddlers and A Younger Infant
Get the infant onto the lie flat seats on the stroller,have one toddler ride either in the toddler seat and another beside their sibling in the other seat.
Two Toddlers and Two Infants
The smaller infants can ride comfortably in the stroller seats, one of the toddlers rides on the front seat, and the other gets to ride on the hiker board. It is important to note that you should only let children above the age of two ride on the board. While it is called a triple stroller, the Valco Baby is technically a four child stroller.
Features of the Valco Baby Tri Mode Duo X
The Baby Jogger City Select stroller is your ultimate family stroller that you can use as a single stroller, a double stroller and triple stroller so that you can do anything or go anywhere with your growing family.
With more than 20 configurations, no other stroller even comes closer to doing what the Baby Jogger City Select could. You could add the bench seat for a child older than six months or if you have an infant get an infant car seat or transform the stroller into a pram. It easily takes in two children of different ages with an easy configuration of either infant or car seats
Many triple stroller tend to be too bulky making them impractical fro a traveling or adventure loving parent. Not so with your City select which comes in a compact fold and lock so that you can carry it anywhere. Furthermore it is an all terrain stroller that is equipped with a decelerating handbrake which I found particularly useful when you are strolling with more than two kids.
Features of the Baby Jogger City Select Double Stroller
The Uppababy Vista is an excellent option for two twins and toddler, two toddler and an older child or you could use it as just a double stroller for two infants or two toddlers.
Unlike most triple strollers the Uppababy can take infants right from infancy as it is designed to take either two infant seats, two bassinets, or two car seats for the toddler or a mix of either if you have an infant and a toddler.
If you got three children the Uppababy can be made into a triple stroller through attaching the piggyback ride along board for the older toddler. As such you can stroll with a infant less than six months in the infant car seat, a toddler on the Rumble seat, and another on the riding board.
Features of the UPPABaby VISTA Stroller
The Foundations Trio Sport makes for a very good and lightweight stroller for 2 toddlers and 1 infant at only 34 pounds compared to the other options we have already reviewed. Moreover at sub $400 prices it is one of the cheapest on the list.
What I love about this stroller is that all of its seats can be modified to carry either the infant or toddler so that you can recline the infant seat on the last seat and have two toddler riding comfortably up front.
Nonetheless it does not have the best recline and hence is not the best for infants who need to lie flat. It is not advisable to put any child below 6 months in this stroller as these kids do not have good neck control and the recline is just not the best.
Features of the Foundations Trio Sport Tandem Stroller
Strollers for twins and toddlers can get pretty expensive, so if you're looking for a value pick, we suggest the Baby Jogger stroller. Granted, it does not have a seat for your toddler, but there is a place for them to stand on it.
Strollers with three places to sit are quite expensive and quite uncommon!