Somehow, it’s happened. You have not one, but TWO kids (what?!). And you now have to cart both of them around town without losing one (or your mind). But fret not, thanks to the genius invention that is the sit-and-stand stroller. It’s exactly as described—one kid sits, one kid stands, and you get a mini-workout in trying to push both uphill. Perfect for a snoozy infant and a wiggly toddler, the sit-stand stroller is a must-have for trips to storytime or the playground or the grocery store. And bonus—unlike that land yacht of a double stroller you got secondhand from your sister, these will actually fit in your trunk. Here’s our list of the best sit and stand strollers and ride-on boards around.
Best For Solo Standers (And One Infant)
Perfect for the older kiddo who loves to zoom around without being tied down (strapped in).
You’re a busy mama—it’s time to put your stroller to work. This sit ‘n’ stand stroller from Baby Trend is so convenient that you’ll want to take it everywhere (the park, Six Flags, Tar-jay!). Whether you have one child or two (it accommodates up to two infant car seats so you could potentially have one sitting and one standing), it’s guaranteed to make that vital work/life balance more obtainable. For the baby’s first ride, you really couldn’t ask for more. The price is just right, especially if you’re already starting to save for your L.O.’s college tuition. #MomJokes The compact size makes it super easy to fold and pack for road trips or just keep up with in general—store it in a closet or place it in the trunk of your family SUV for one less worry. Brianne B. from Amazon says, “It is super easy to maneuver and push which was my biggest need out of a stroller.”
Need a stroller to accommodate your party of two? We got you. The Graco Roomfor2 Stand and Ride Stroller—consisting of a padded bench seat and multi-position reclining front seat—is not only spacious for the kiddos but it’s considerably less bulky than similar strollers on the market. Whether you have a minivan or a sedan, you won’t have to worry about this bad boy taking up too much space. Speaking of cars, it’s compatible with all Graco SnugRide Classic Connect & Click Infant Car seats for one helluva smooth ride. This Amazon customer raves, “This stroller is amazing. The footprint is very manageable, it folds up tighter than our single Graco jogging stroller and was very easy to assemble.” In regards to assembly and fit, she adds: “The cup holder portion “clips on” and can be removed from the front bar, leaving plenty of room for the car seat to click in securely without reclining the front seat one bit. It is a perfect fit.”
It’s not everyday you hit the jackpot when shopping for strollers (it’s actually a lot like shopping for a new car—you’ve got to test it out before you buy), but we feel like we’ve struck gold over here. The Baby Trend Sit N Stand Stroller is super functional (hellooo, luxury canopy for ze baby) and easy on the wallet. Why spend $300+ if you don’t have to? Ya feel? Two Walmart customers chime in that “it gets the job done” and is “great for the price.” Oriented toward growing families, this mom-approved stroller, can accommodate up to two children sitting in the stroller seats or one sitting and one standing. You’ll never have to worry about this beast rolling down a hill backwards (every mom’s worst nightmare, amirite?) thanks to front wheels that easily lock into place. Bonus: It folds up compactly for easy storage and contains a removable snack tray.
This has a rear seat for your older child, plus a huge storage basket underneath *and* a canopy that can cover both chairs. We’re also impressed by the front seat’s five-point harness and the rear seat’s three-point harness (very necessary for keeping active toddlers in one place sometimes, amiright?).
A tad pricier than the other options on our list, the Chicco BravoFor2 stroller comes with extra bells and whistles that helps justify the higher price tag. An older child can sit on the bench or stand and ride, making this a dream for longer strolls where they’d normally need to stand for a period of time. It folds up with one hand, fits an infant carseat (granted, Chicco brand only), and has several storage pockets for toys/snacks for the kiddos and you (i.e. your phone and coffee, duh).
Looking for a super streamlined single stroller that converts easily to carry two kiddos? The Graco Uno2Duo is your girl. The front seat folds completely flat—perfect for a newborn, and the extended handle allows for your bigger bb to stand or sit while you stroll. Parents love the telescoping handlebar and the fact that the brakes are sandal-friendly (crucial!).
They sit, they stand, they lay, they sleep, you push. This movable taxi does it all for under $200 AND it folds with one hand. Seriously.
Great For Twins (Or More!)
Got two kids still in carseats or sitting-mode only? Try one of these versatile options.
The Joovy Caboose Too has a fully removable full-size rear seat for your 6+ month-old who likes to cruise around but needs a little extra support, plus a front seat that can hold a baby 3-months-old and up, making this ideal for twins or group care situations like a nanny share. It also comes with a universal carseat adapter and a spot for an older child to stand in back.
The Baby Jogger City Select is a good option if you’re looking for a mid-range stroller with a few extra fancy touches. (There’s a Lux model that’s $$$ but this version is great, too). It’s billed as a single stroller that can convert to a double stroller, which means it maintains the maneuverability of a single stroller. The larger back wheels make it a dream on more uneven terrain—ideal if you’re veering off a sidewalk now and again. But the best part? This model can actually accommodate three (YES, THREE) kiddos—two seated, one riding, thanks to the add-on second seat and glider board (both sold separately). But if you’ve got one kiddo and plan to add one or two more, this stroller could stay with you through the long haul (literally).
Ride-On Board Add-Ons
Still in love with your current stroller? Try one of these standing adapters to make that single a double.
OK, so maybe you have an older toddler and a new infant but love your Britax stroller travel system and just want to keep cruising. No problem! Just click add to cart on the Britax stroller ride-on board, which works with most Britax stroller models and some BOB strollers, too. Installation and removal is easy and the board even comes with a stroller strap to tuck away when not in use.
The BabyZen YoYo stroller was one of the first truly compact-yet-comfy strollers around, and their YoYo+ board was equally game changing. Older kiddos can sit or stand after a long day of shopping, and the cute ride-on saddle kinda makes it feel like LO’s riding their own trike (without doing any of the legwork, ha).
The Lascal Buggy Board is compatible with over 95% of strollers, making it a nearly universal board attachment, no matter which brand you’re pushing around. It’s made for kids ages 2 and up, and can hold up to 66 pounds (!), which means you’ll get a good amount of use out of it, as long as your littlest one still needs a stroller. With more width/length adjustments than any other add-on board, the Buggy Board is super versatile—so you could even transfer it between strollers, if that’s something you’re into.
We like the Evenflo brand of carseats and strollers for its unfussy functionality, and their rider board is no different. It clips on easily to most Evenflo stroller frames—no extra parts or screwdrivers needed, and has a fun wood finish. Your kiddo will feel like they’re scooting, and you’ll walk easy knowing they’re semi-contained while you dart across the street.
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