I was all set to buy a double pram but when I went to the store the lady suggested I buy the toddler seat for my steelcraft strider.
To be honest, I haven't loved my strider, it's bulky and heavy but it probably makes sense. Can anybody tell me how they go with two seats on their strider? How do you like it? Is it manageable? I have a 2yr old and a baby due any minute. Can you walk properly without feet hitting the seat below? Can you lay baby down completely in the seat below? Any advice or comments would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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07-02-2014 10:55 #1
To those with a steelcraft strider with 2 seats
07-02-2014 11:09 #2Senior Member
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Hi I have the strider plus with 2 seats I'm assuming that's the one you mean. I love it you can put either child in either seat DD1 was 20months when DD2 was born and she preferred to sit down the bottom so she could get in and out as she please. I never kicked the bottom seat only the wheels so for me made no difference with the bottom seat being on. DD1 would still often fall asleep in the pram so can lay the bottom seat down just as far as the top seat (striders seats aren't actually flat as I'm sure you know) I didn't have any problems pushing it with both laying down sleeping. It is heavier obviously with 2 children in there and the bigger they get but it wouldn't be much more then if they were in any other pram. I chose strider because I can always use it with just 1 seat if I wanted and both seats can have up to 20kg in them so DD1 is now 5 and can still go in the strider if we go on a long walk
07-02-2014 11:26 #3
I loved my strider with 2 seats. The only reason we got rid of it was because it won't fit in our car now we have all 7 seats up. We are getting the strider compact though which I'm so excited about! I never had any issues with it, even with the second seat laying down it never got in the way or anything. I found some shops were too small to fit it down the aisle but they weren't shops I'd normally go to anyway.
Me + he = dd1 (July 07), dd2 (July 10), dd3 (August 13), dd4 (due may 14)
07-02-2014 11:45 #4
Thanks girls! It seems like whoever is in the seat below, can't see much. It this right? Does it matter? I also like the idea of having one pram and being able to take one child at a time. It will save me around $600 if I stick to what I already have!
07-02-2014 11:49 #5Senior Member
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Well like I said my eldest chose to sit down the bottom so she could get out when she chose I didn't strap her into the bottom seat unless we were going on the train or something. She could still see enough out the sides and it never bothered either of my kids when they sat down the bottom
07-02-2014 11:52 #6
I borrowed a strider plus when bub was young. I had previously had a strider deluxe, so had a bassinet attachment.
I would put my 2 year old in the bottom, and baby in bassinet in top. Needed extension arms so the bassinet was far enough away from seat.
When bub was bigger we out him in bottom and toddler in top seat.
We then gave that pram back and purchased a baby jogger mini double second hand.
This has been the best purchase. It is light, it is easy to fold and is smaller when folded. It was fine to use with one child in without being unbalanced.
The seats recline flat, so fine for bubs, and I'm pretty sure you can get a bassinet to go in if needed.
07-02-2014 13:54 #7
Just another question... Is the bottom seat easy to take on and off if you only want to use the top seat? Say when I've only got one of the kids with me
07-02-2014 14:19 #8Senior Member
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Really easy. I used to take mine off every time I folded it.
07-02-2014 15:00 #9
I have a strider compact and love it when dd was in her capsule it could go down the bottom and ds 3yo would go up top. Ds will now be 4 in April so doesn't use it as much but will hop down the bottom (or stands on the seat with his head poking through the handles). I have always folded it with the two seats on and had no problems with it.
12-06-2014 17:17 #10
Does anyone know if I can,keep the current,seat in the current position and upright, then add the capsule to the bottom of the pram? Or can the capsule only go in the current position?
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