You may remember how I was trying to figure out a double umbrella stroller for Europe last time, and how unsatisfied we were with the Maclaren Twin Techno? Well, when we started doing our research again we realized that in the last year nothing in the American double umbrella stroller industry market has changed (Please, Uppababy make me a double umbrella stroller!). We were in the exact same boat and ended up buying another Maclaren off Craigslist.
It was a newer model so we had hope it would go more smoothly, however, there was one big thing that plagued me. I would have to put Adaira in the carrier the whole time or have Wellington walk. Neither of those options appealed to me for exploring an unfamiliar city alone. Well, I kept searching Craigslist and behold a Baby Jogger City Mini Double stroller was listed for a price too good to be true. Even though it is an older version, we snatched that stroller up the next day since we had already tried it in the stores. This stroller has an amazingly quick and easy fold, important when I will be carrying it up and down the stairs (did I mention we were on the third floor?). The most important feature is that the glider board from our City Select fits on the stroller, which means I won’t always have to carry Adaira and Wells will be able to ride at the same time!
While this stroller is not perfect for living in 700 sq. ft, mainly because it is a bit bulky when folded, it is the best option that we have here in America. It seems that Europe has many more options for double umbrella strollers and I am excited to explore those options, maybe even getting something that will be a more permanent solution than buying and selling on Craigslist.
I feel more confident going forward and that is half the battle of motherhood. I will keep you updated on how I enjoy the City Mini Double.