Bumbleride Indie Twin vs Baby Jogger City Mini GT double strollers

Baby Jogger City Mini GT
Baby Jogger City Mini GT double
Bumbleride Indie Twin
Bumbleride Indie Twin
Quick summary
The Baby Jogger City Mini GT double is the perfect balance of comfort, mid-size, features, value, and smooth handling that so many parents are looking for!The City Mini GT comes with the easiest, fastest fold of any all-terrain, with excellent steering and pushing! The most stylish full-size double stroller around, the comfortable Bumbleride Indie Twin handles like a dream and offers convenient features.On its larger 12″ tires, the Indie Twin pushes more easily on grass and uneven pavement. Its fabric and color choices are sure to please fashion-conscious moms!
Suggested Retail Price
$579.99 $729.99
Specifications
Stroller weight: 32 lbs.

Max. children weight: 100 lbs

Seat width: 12″

Child’s headroom: 26″

Stroller width: 30.5″

Folded size: 31″ x 30.5″ x 12.5″

Wheel/tire: 8.5″ rubber tire

Stroller weight: 34 lbs.

Max. children weight: 90 lbs

Seat width: 11.5″

Child’s headroom: 25″

Stroller width: 29.5″

Folded size: 32″ x 29.5″ x 15″

Wheel/tire: 12″ rubber tire

Bumbleride Indie Twin
Double Stroller Features
Adjusting handle: yes

One-hand quick-fold: yes

Use with one infant seat: yes

Use with two infant seats: no

Deep recline for newborn: yes

Adjusting legrest: no

Carrycot optional: yes, one or two

Adjusting handle: yes

One-hand quick-fold: no

Use with infant seat: yes

Use with two infant seats: yes, Maxi Cosi, Cybex, or Nuna

Deep recline for newborn: yes

Adjusting legrest: yes

Carrycot optional: yes, one or two

What’s Great and What to Consider
ADVANTAGES

  • Easy, fast fold
  • Compact folded size compared to other models
  • Very generous seat size for older siblings
  • Great push

DISADVANTAGES

  • Only takes one infant seat
  • 30.5″ width among wider doubles
ADVANTAGES

  • Beautiful styling and color choices
  • Large 12″ tires for very easy pushing
  • Springy rear suspension to smooth bumps
  • Perfect mid-size balance for comfort and compactness

DISADVANTAGES

  • We can’t find any!
Manufacturer’s warranty
1-year warranty on all parts with lifetime on stroller frame

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1-year warranty

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Indie Twin stroller

Double Stroller Buying Guide for Twins and Multiples

In the market for a double stroller? Before you buy, be sure your stroller has the right features for your family. Here we break down the important decisions you need to make.

Twins vs. siblings

Not all double strollers are designed for a pair of newborns. If you’ve been blessed with a bundle of twins, you’ll want to look for a double stroller that can hold two infant car seats, two bassinets, or allows both seats to recline completely flat. If you just have one newborn and an older sibling, you can choose from a wider selection of strollers that just accommodate one car seat or bassinet.

Perfect for twins

The Bumbleride Indie Twin accepts two Maxi Cosi seats infant car seats or two Bumbleride bassinets

Ideal for a newborn with an older sibling

The Baby Jogger City Mini GT double stroller is suitable from newborn in one seat, and plenty of growing headroom in the other.

In-line vs side-by-side

One of the major decisions that will help you narrow down your double stroller options is deciding between an in-line and a side-by-side stroller. Here’s how to choose your best fit.

In-line double strollers

What it is: A double stroller where the seats are lined up front to back. Some single strollers convert to an in-line double stroller with the addition of a second seat.

Benefits: In-line strollers allow you to carry two children in the same width of a single stroller though many are longer than a single. Single strollers that convert to a double stroller with the purchase of a second seat can save you space, money, and the hassle of finding another stroller that you love.

Keep in mind: Some in-line strollers position the second seat partially tucked below the main seat which limits the back rider’s view. A handful of in-line strollers don’t fold unless you remove the second seat.



Inline examples:

  • Baby Jogger City Select double
  • Contours Options LT Tandem
  • Chicco Cortina Together
  • UPPAbaby Vista double

    Side-by-side double stroller

    What it is: A double stroller where the seats are next to each other, side-by-side.

    Benefits: Your kids can see each other, share books and snacks, and when old enough, easily climb in and out on their own. Usually, a side-by-side stroller will offer better steering than a longer in-line double stroller.

    Keep in mind: Most side-by-side double strollers are wider than in-line double strollers which can make maneuvering more difficult on crowded city streets or small store aisles.



    Side by side examples:

  • BOB Revolution Flex Duallie
  • Joovy Scooter X2 Double Stroller
  • Britax B-Agile Double Stroller
  • Bugaboo Donkey Stroller
  • Baby Jogger City Mini GT double stroller
  • Bumbleride Indie Twin
  • Infant suitability

    Before you buy a double stroller for your twins or second child, be sure to research how the stroller is infant-suitable. Some strollers take an infant car seat though most require a car seat adaptor which may or may not be included. Some strollers may accept a bassinet which may be included or at an additional purchase. Other strollers are suitable for infants because the seats recline completely flat.

    Takes two car seats – Baby Jogger City Select

    Take two bassinets – Baby Jogger City Mini

    Convertible stroller

    Vista RumbleseatIf you only occasionally need a double stroller or will only use it as a double for short periods of time, but you want all the convenience of a single stroller, the UPPAbaby Vista includes an add-on Rumbleseat.

    If you only have one kid, but are already planning ahead, take a look at the convertible stroller options such as the Baby Jogger City Select. You can buy one stroller now for kid #1 and then attach seat #2 when the second one comes around. (Note: Most brands sell the second seat separately.)

    OrbitThe Vista double stroller is a unique combination of single-to-double stroller with extending handlebar and excellent handling.

    Folded size & Carryability

    If you live in a place that requires you to schlep the stroller up stairs, check out the stroller’s weight and look for one that offers a convenient carry handle. If you’ll be traveling by car, look up the folded dimensions of the double stroller from the manufacture’s website to ensure that the stroller will fit in your trunk.

    Best Travel Beds for Babies, Toddlers & Kids

    Hitting the road this summer? Whether you’ll be taking a road trip to Grandma’s house, a flight overseas or just spending hours at the beach, it can be nice to have a portable sleeping solution for overnights and naptime. Here’s a look at some of our favorite travel beds to keep your kid comfy, cozy, and contained while they snooze.

    Travel Bed for Infants (0 – 6mo)
    Your infant doesn’t need a huge pack-n-play to sleep in, so why bother lugging one along? Instead opt for a smaller travel bassinet with bonus points for those that do double duty.

    Look for:

    • a sturdy base to provide adequate back support
    • ventilation in the mattress support and/or sides to prevent overheating
    • a washable mattress sheet for diaper blow-outs
    • lightweight since you’ll likely be carrying it and your child

    The KidCo Dreampod is one of my favorite products. This innovative portable infant bed combines a pop-up travel bassinet with a duffle bag to store all your baby’s necessities. The bassinet pops open to conserve space and provides tall side to keep your baby safe and secure while she snoozes. The bed has a sturdy, ventilated platform to provide both support for your baby as well the ability for air to circulate, and a cushy mattress. The convenient travel bag has room to store the bassinet on one side and a large zippered storage compartment on the other side to hold bottles, blankets, binkies and, of course, a gazillion diapers.


    Travel Bed for Babies & Toddlers (4mo – 2yrs)

    Toddlers need more room to roll around and space for their growing bodies. Depending on the age and precociousness of your child, you may be looking for something that offers more or less freedom.

    Look for:

    • big enough to accommodate a growing baby
    • sturdy enough sides to support babies learning to pull up and stand
    • easy set-up and take-down

    The Nuna Sena is a versatile playard and portable bed.  After a busy day away from home, the last things you want to worry about are an uncooperative cot and a fussy tot. The Nuna SENA opens easily into a soft, sturdy dreamland, and then refold with just one hand for a quick getaway the next morning.

     

    Another favorite is the 4moms Breeze. The Breeze is not a lightweight pack-n-play (30 lbs.), but it is one of the sturdiest and by far the easiest portable bed to set-up and takedown. Traditional pack-n-plays require all sorts of futzing to get all four sides to lock before you push down the center support. If you’ve ever tried to wrestle one of these open while quickly getting your little traveler down for a nap or bedtime, you know how frustrating it can be. With the 4moms Breeze, opening involves one single step – push down on the center. That’s it! That one step automatically opens the rest of the crib and locks it into place. Simple, easy, fast.


    Travel Beds for Kids (1-4yrs)

    If you want a step up from a sleeping bag on a floor, look at these options to give your big kid a comfortable, portable place to sleep.

    Look for:

    • ability for child to get up on his/her own
    • sides to contain sleepers who roll
    • enough support and length for big kids

    Another one of my favorite travel beds is the PeaPod Plus. This pop-up mini tent is perfect for naps at the beach or park, overnights at Grandma’s or even camping. Plus, during the day, kids can have fun playing fort in it. The PeaPod Plus weighs only 4 pounds, has a machine-washable mattress, and folds up (like a car sunshade) into a 19” diameter circle. It has a mesh door you can zip closed when you want to keep junior contained as well as an additional solid material flap to help block out distractions for naptime. Two mesh windows and a mesh bottom rim will keep your child cool, well-ventilated, and reduce the risk of suffocation.

    Older children may prefer the grown-up feel of Regalo’s My Cot Deluxe, a portable sleeping cot with a built-in sleeping bag. I love that it weighs just 6 pounds, sets up quickly, folds up compactly, and is an all-in-one sleeping solution for older kids that don’t need to be confined. The Regalo My Cot Deluxe also works as a great solution for schools and childcare programs that require kids bring their own cot for naptime.

    Happy travels!

    Strollers and Disney Vacations – How to Plan


    Planning to head to the happiest place on earth? Before you make a visit to Disneyland in California or Disney World in Florida with a baby, toddler, or preschooler; one of your big decisions is what to do about a stroller.



    You’ll walk miles per day, and your child’s little legs will poop out before you’re ready to call it a day.



    Read our guide for taking or renting a stroller to Disney in Orlando or California.



    Also, Disney Cast Members have to “corral” the strollers to keep areas clear for traffic, so you may come out of an attraction to find that your stroller has been moved. In order to find it quickly, we have marked ours with large, colorful laminated name tags. I have seen others attach flags, balloons, or ribbons them to make them noticeable and easy to find in a sea of strollers.



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    Check out the new 2015 Nuna Mixx stroller

    Nuna Mixx Mykonos blueWhether it be an all day outing on cruise control or just a quick spin around the block, the Nuna MIXX is ready for the stroll ahead. From the car – connecting smartly with our PIPA™ into a tasteful travel system, to wistful walks in the park that drift little darlings off to daytime dreamland (thanks to its naptime friendly true flat sleeper seat and progressive suspension technology) and everywhere else in between that your day may take you.

    Designed not only to have your tiny rider facing you or out, but to fold looking whichever way as well, all in a convenient, crazily compact way with the seat attached– so your adventures in parenthood can be that much easier.

    NUNA MIXX STROLLER FEATURES

    • three fab modes for newborn and toddler use: travel system, rearward and forward facing seats
    • true flat reclining seat allows for plenty of space to sleep or stretch
    • a one piece fuss–free compact fold that folds with seat facing you or the world
    • super convenient, automatic quick-click fold lock and trolley function when folded
    • opens easily with just one hand
    • quick release wheels make for an even more compact fold
    • oversized, extendable canopy with removable, flip out eyeshade and integrated mesh ventilation panel providing both extreme shade and light breezes simultaneously
    • one-hand, five position recline keeps little riders relaxed when sleeping and upright when exploring
    • adjustable calf support comforts little snoozers
    • simple, height adjustable, one-hand push bar makes one-hand-pushing/other-hand doing simple
    • three or five point anti-loop, harness featuring quick click release button provides ultimate safety and peace of mind
    • made with better for baby certified Oeko-Tex® fabric
    • one-touch, rear wheel braking system is strong and responsive
    • lockable, front swivel wheels give peace of mind on the bumpiest of cobblestones
    • removable arm bar fits kids of all sizes
    • front and rear wheel progressive suspension technology absorbs all bumps, crunches and hops for an infinitely smoother ride
    • large storage basket with compartment divider for stashing swag
    • infant car seat adapters (fit the Nuna PIPA™ infant car seat) are included with purchase
    • various additional accessory options for every little want or need
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