Josh Billings once said:
‘There are two things in life for which we are never truly prepared: twins…’
That’s so true! Twin infant means bonus love and bonus effort for the parents. You have to keep everything in a pair.
As for child stroller, a double stroller is mandatory for twins. Double seated stroller will help you to keep both of your infants in one particular stroller. This is a huge relief for the parents with twin baby. However, if you have two babies with different ages, you can also use a double seated stroller.
For example: You are a savvy mom, you have a baby with 3 years old and another one with 1 years of age, both of them can comfortably seat in a double stroller. That’s the amazing part of a double stroller!
For using double stroller, you have to have proper knowledge about your infants’ safety. Today I am here with some safety tips regarding double stroller for your twins. Let’s discover.
Essential safety features in Double stroller
To ensure 100% security to your infant there are some features you have to look in a double stroller. What are they let’s see.
If you are planning to use a double stroller, I suggest you to look for the stroller with easy to operate break system. Some double strollers have a locking system for two wheels and some has single wheel locking system. If the locking system isn’t easy to operate, read the instruction manual properly and learn how to use the break.
Double Stroller with wide base
Double stroller with a wide base provides more security than a narrow base stroller. The wide base usually provides more stability to your stroller. A wide base double stroller will remain steady even if your twins are waggling or swaying.
As you have twins, so the chance of wiggling and swaying is more! In case your double stroller hasn’t wide base feature, be very cautious while using it so that it can’t tip over.
A single Footrest
In a side double stroller, footrest is vital feature. Some double stroller has double footrest for both the seats. There is a gap between double footrest. Your child's small foot can easily get stuck on that gap.
So it is wise to use a single footrest double seated stroller. But if you have a separate footrest stroller no need to worry just make sure that kids’ foot doesn’t reach in the gap. Or you can block that gap by using some homemade objects.
Safety tips for you while using double stroller for twins
Those are the features your double stroller must have. Also, there are some facts parents must aware about. Let’s focus on that-
Whether it is a single seat stroller for your single baby or double seat stroller for your twins always stay close. Your twins can waggle or sway a lot. Though double stroller already has all the safety features but why take any risk. As they are your children, so, nothing is important than their safety.
Lock the break
If you are going to take off your hand from the handle or going away from the stroller don’t forget to lock the break. Otherwise, accident can happen. However, don’t stay away for a long time.
Buckle up properly while going on a Ride
Don’t get confused and don’t buckle up only one infant! You have twins buddy! Buckle up both of their harness and seat-belt properly while going outside for a ride.
Carefully fold your Stroller
While folding your baby stroller be very careful. Your twins must stay away while you are folding your double stroller. Their small finger or foot can easily get stuck in any part of the stroller. So don’t take any risk. Also while put in or out lock the stroller break properly.
Toys and Belongings
Some of the parents hang bags on the handle bar of stroller. Your stroller is already heavy as there are two children in it. So, avoid keeping more weight. It increases the chance of tip over. It’s entirely a bad practice.
If you need some toys to entertain your toddlers, you can hang them on the stroller bumper bar but ensure that toys are fastened carefully.
Keep away from UV Rays
Don’t keep the double stroller in sun rays for extended period of time of time. Stroller designed with metals and plastic those can easily turn hot in sunlight and burn your babies’ sensitive skin.
You can use a double stroller, and you can keep both of them safe if you have proper concentration. That’s all for today! I will be in touch with many valuable tips. Don’t forget to share your funny moments with your twins. See you soon till then stay safe and keep your twins safe! Who knows, next James and Oliver Phelps (Weasley Brothers) is in your arms now!