Whether you have triplets, twins and another little one, or toddlers and a new baby, you’ll find that a triple stroller makes life a whole lot easier! The good news is that there are quite a few 3 seat strollers on the market now and all of them are pretty good. In this quick guide, we’ll go over the most popular triple strollers plus we’ll provide some helpful tips for picking the one that best meets your needs.
Tips for Choosing a 3 Seat Stroller
With so many triple prams to choose from, it can be tough to decide which one is best for you and your little ones. Here are some key considerations.
Configuration: Side-By-Side or All in a Row?
The first thing to think about is overall style. The best triple stroller for crowded areas, narrow doorways, and supermarkets is one that places your kiddos all in a row, one behind the other. Triple tandem strollers can be sporty or posh. A few fold up pretty tightly, leaving a little more room in your cargo area for other essentials.
Weight: A Few Pounds Can Make a Difference
Moms are notorious for strong, loving arms, but let’s face it – you have other things to do than wrestle with a heavy 3 passenger stroller! Be sure to check the weight on the options you’re considering. Most come in somewhere around the 50-pound mark, but there are a few lighter ones available.
Storage Space: Is There Enough Room Under the Seats?
A day out and about with your littles calls for lots of stuff – you know, diaper bag, snacks, toys to keep them entertained, a light blanket or two, and the list goes on. Be sure to think about what you’ll be carrying with you on a typical outing and keep that in mind while you’re shopping. Most triplet strollers have plenty of space for everything you need but a few fall surprisingly short in this category.
Family: Triplets or Another Combination?
Some triplet stroller designs are well-suited for infants and toddlers all the same age, while others are built with families made up of children of different ages. For example, we found one cool design that has room for an infant and a toddler, plus a stand-up platform on the back for another young child that might need a lift now and then.
A good triple stroller for infant and toddler stages often has universal car seat adapters built in. Most have foldable sunshades, too. Depending on where and how you’ll be using the stroller, check out the brakes – some have hand brakes that are similar to those on a bike, while others call for you to manually reach down or step down and set a parking brake. If you’re going to be doing some downhill walking, the hand brakes are sure to be helpful since three kiddos and a stroller can be a fairly heavy load – and you certainly don’t want your precious cargo to get away from you!
Other things to consider are suspension systems that provide a smoother ride on rough terrain, as well as durable tires. Some triple strollers come with airless tires that won’t go flat, but that might not offer as comfortable a ride in bumpy areas.
Now that you know more about what to look for while you’re shopping, let’s take a look at some of the best triple strollers on the market right now.
Best Cheap Triple Stroller: Foundations Trio Sport Tandem Stroller
While the Foundations Trio Sport Tandem Stroller weighs in at a robust 59 pounds, it does come with a more affordable price tag than most other options. This triple baby stroller accommodates toddlers too; each seat is rated for a child weighing 40 pounds or less. Each seat has an adjustable 5-point harness, so you can find the right fit for each of your little ones. The front and back seats recline so that infants can ride comfortably. While this tripple stroller gets great marks for affordability, it does not have attachment points for car seats, and it is a bit of a beast when it comes to cornering. Pluses include sunshades for each child, and a roomy storage area underneath. This triplet stroller gets good marks for portability too, as it folds tightly enough to fit in most car trunks and will easily fit inside the rear cargo area of a minivan or SUV.
Peg Perego Triplette Piroet Stroller: Best Triple Stroller for Triplets
Designed to offer a smooth ride for infants and toddlers alike, the Peg Perego Triplette Piroet stroller will keep your little ones comfortable for years. While it does cost more than some other options, it accommodates children weighing up to 45 pounds apiece, and each wheel has its own suspension system and ball bearings so everyone rides smoothly. Parents love the fact that each seat can be repositioned so little ones can face forward or face toward the rear, and the entire thing folds up into a neat bundle. There’s a spacious cargo area underneath. Other features include padded armrests and foldable sunshades.
Juvy Big Caboose Stand on Triple Stroller: Great for Babies and Toddlers
If you have an older child who likes to spend some time walking and some time riding, plus two babies or toddlers who prefer to ride, the Juvy Big Caboose ride and stand stroller is probably a great pick for your family. While the sun visors and snack trays can be hard to fold up and it can be difficult to turn when fully loaded with a trio of hefty toddlers, this versatile triplet stroller has a lot of things going for it. Parents tend to appreciate the handy brakes system, and the two front seats have universal adapters to fit almost any car seat on the market. The rear stand up platform can be turned into a bench seat so the child in back can ride in a seated position, plus there’s plenty of space for storing essentials underneath your kiddos. This stroller does fold up for transport but it won’t stand up on its own while it’s in the folded position.
WonderFold Wagon Folding Stroller: Great for Friends and Growing Families
Also known as the Familidoo, the WonderFold Wagon Folding Stroller is designed to accommodate four passengers instead of three, but don’t let that stop you from taking a closer look. Perfect for trips to the farmer’s market and other fun outings, this stroller is great for those times when you need some extra space for all that stuff – besides ample room on the inside, it has extra storage space on the front and back. Each seat has a five-point harness, so kids ride comfortably. The sun shade can be adjusted and/or removed if you like, and the wheels and brake system are of heavy-duty quality. There’s even a zipper front door that lets toddlers crawl in and out of the wagon on their own!
Even though this stroller is wider than tandem styles, the configuration makes it easy to fit through doors, and it’s tall enough so kids can easily see everything around them. The biggest downside for this stroller is portability – it takes a couple of minutes to fold and set up.
Bonus: Baby Jogger with a Glider Board
We searched high and low for a reliable triple baby jogger and couldn’t find a good one to recommend. The best option for rugged terrain is the Baby Jogger. You can transform their two-seat jogging stroller into a three-passenger jogger by adding the Baby Jogger Glider Board to the rear axle. The glider board is compatible with all Baby Jogger strollers. It has its own wheels for added stability, and it flips up and out of the way when your older child isn’t riding on it. While this isn’t the best stroller for triplets, it’s a great option for twins with an older sibling who needs a lift. Highly maneuverable, extremely portable, and with plenty of storage space as well as a reliable brake system and durable wheels, it’s consistently rated as one of the best strollers on the market. It would be fantastic if Baby Jogger would make a three-seat option, but that’s just not available right now. Who knows…maybe they’ll offer one in the future. With the right triplet stroller – or perhaps something a little bit bigger – your whole family can explore the world in comfort and safety. We hope that you enjoy your journeys, wherever you go!