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  • On May 18, 2009
    Julie from MO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Better to bring 2 umbrella strollers or 1 double (side by side) umbrella stroller for 3 and 5 y/o. I will be 6 mos pregnant. DH will have to push when both kids in stroller. Double has adjustable handles for tall DH, baskets but no canopy.

    Hi Julie,

    My kids are two years apart and were three and five last summer.  We opted for a double during that trip, and took turns pushing it around the parks.  I have to say, I looked forward to my husband's "pushing shifts", and always ensured it was his turn whenever a hill was in sight!  On our most recent trip, went with two umbrellas, and it worked really well with our now ,even larger, kids. 

    If your husband can handle pushing the double alone the whole trip, it can be convenient to have one parent "free" to make a potty run, secure a table at a counter service restaurant, etc.  With relatively light/young kids, I think a double is a better choice for these reasons.  However, if your kids are tall/heavy like mine, your husband might be screaming for mercy after a few hours in the sun pushing.

    Obviously, you should take into account how you'll be feeling and consult with your doctor regarding whether there are any concerns with your pushing a stroller.   I know when I was pregnant with my second, I actually liked pushing the stroller because it gave me something to lean on as I traversed the parks.

    I'm also a big fan of canopies.  Hats work well, but having the added protection of a stroller canopy can be very helpful in preventing little people from getting burned. 

    Whichever set of "wheels" you go with, have a great trip!
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I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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