Wagon over Double Stroller
After our second child, we were contemplating whether to get a double stroller - a stroller that can carry two children at once, or a wagon.
A friend that has three kids said the double stroller is a must have when you have more than one child.
That same friend also said he got a wagon recently and loved it.
First, the pros:
- The kids love it, especially when they are sitting in it in an amusement park. We added additional accessories for an umbrella for rain and/or to provide shade.
- This wagon saves my back when coming back from Costco!
- Unlike other wagons designed for carrying children, this is basic. No seat belts, exposed metal (think of things kids can hit their head on when moving)
- No brakes - this makes us conscious anytime we let go of the wagon. Is the wagon in a secure place? If the wagon rolls away, will we be OK? I don’t think a wagon this big will have enough safety features, even with brakes.
Overall, I love the wagon and the amount of fun I had with the kids in amusement parks more than paid for it.
At the same time, I’m glad I got this model and nothing too fancy. Using it takes extra space in the car and effort to take in/out. If I paid more, I would feel guilty for not using the wagon every chance I get for its intended use and/or every time I get a scratch on it.
If you are a parent with two or more kids that need a stroller, definitely get a wagon instead of a double stroller. The wagon is more useful than meets the eye.
Also, the compliments from other parents will make you feel like a super star parent.