One of the questions I get the most is: “What stroller and car seat combo did you pick?” I totally get why so many people ask because it’s a big decision – one that I researched a ton while I was pregnant! Ultimately, I decided to first pick my stroller, then pick car seats that were compatible (more on that later!)
When we found out we were having twins, it seemed like an even bigger decision (like literally, BIGGER) because I knew we needed a double stroller. Knowing how much time the babies would spend in the stroller made me want to really love it. I also knew that I wanted something convertible, so that if I only needed to put one baby in I could use it as single. After all of my research, it ended up being an easy decision to go with the multi-purpose Bugaboo Donkey². Here are some of the main reasons why:
- Configurations Options. We have SO MANY OPTIONS as to how we configure the stroller, and it will grow with the babies. We can use the bassinets or our infant car seats while the babies are little and the toddler seats (facing us or facing the world) as the babies get bigger. We can use theBugaboo Donkey² as a single stroller in mono configuration if we just need it for one baby at a time, or it can be expanded into a twin stroller. The best part is that it’s SO EASY to change configurations – something that was important to me if I’m juggling two babies.
- Storage. You have to carry around a lot of stuff with one baby, so I knew with two I’d need lots of storage options. I love the storage on this stroller – there’s the basket underneath and the side luggage basket option as well when the stroller is being used in mono configuration (which also has a cover to protect whatever you put inside from baby hands!)
- Maneuverability. It’s silly, but I realized I’m much more self-conscious trying to get a double stroller through smaller spaces in public – especially crowded restaurants or stores. So it was important to me to have a stroller that’s easy to maneuver, and this stroller can turn on a dime. No backing up and trying again ;). It also fits through all standard doorways.
Now that we have the Bugaboo Donkey² and have been using it for a while, I’m still so happy with our decision. And when friends or family volunteer to push the twins, I secretly love watching their reaction as soon as they start pushing. Literally everybody comments on how nice/smooth the stroller feels ;). You can read more about the smooth ride in this post.
I knew I wanted to start with infant seats, mainly so that the babies could be easily transferred from the house to the car and then to their strollers just by clicking them in and out. I also knew there was a big chance our babies would be early and tiny, so I felt better about them being in an infant seat over a bigger convertible car seat. I have to admit that one of the main reasons we chose to go with the Maxi Cosi Mico Max 30 is because it’s one that’s compatible with the Bugaboo Donkey², but here are some other reasons we’ve ended up loving it:
- It’s super safe for babies 4-30 pounds, with an optional insert that provides comfortable head and neck support.
- Really easy to clean. The fabrics are moisture-wicking and deodorizing, and the seat pad is easy to take off and machine-washable.
- It’s the lightest infant seat out there, which is even more important when I have to carry two!
- Available in all black. I wanted an all-black stroller and car seats, and I got it with this combo!
- Bugaboo offers car seat adapters for the Maxi Cosi Mico Max 30 on their website, so it’s super easy to make sure you have the whole kit ;). So that’s it – that’s what we picked for the stroller and car seat combo! Honestly, the more I use the Bugaboo Donkey², the more I love it. It’s so easy to switch back and forth – I use the bassinets for walks around the neighborhood (if the babies are asleep when I get back, I just wheel the stroller into whatever room I’m in and get a few things done while they continue sleeping!) and the car seats and attachments make running errands easy. When the babies are a bit bigger, I know I’ll use the toddler seats a lot.
Feel free to comment or send me a message with any questions you might have – I know it can seem like a big decision to make, and a stroller really is an investment into something you’ll have for years.
**Post sponsored by Bugaboo…but only because it really is my favorite stroller ;).