2017 Best Sit and Stand Stroller Brands

Not a Single or a Double

The sit and stand stroller is a different type of stroller; not double, not single, but 1½. This page shows you what to look for and reveals the 4 best brands for 2017.

For some parents, this type of stroller might look a little unusual, but for a parent of two or more children of different ages, a sit and stand double is a real help. Typically available in tandem style, sit and stand strollers were first created by Baby Trend, one of the leading baby gear brands. Since then, many other brands have come up with product details similar to the Baby Trend Sit N Stand stroller, following this great idea that really took off.

A sit and stand double stroller is designed to have a front seat for the younger sibling, and a back bench with a standing area for the older child. Popular among parents with a baby and a toddler, a stand-on tandem stroller gives more freedom to the older child without the bulk of a full double stroller.

Your toddler may be eager and able to walk, but occasionally will need a rest. Your older child has more fun because of the freedom of choice to either sit down facing the parent or stand up and hanging on for a ride. Independence like this builds confidence and a happier child and when mom has to also tend to a smaller baby, this is helpful.

What to look for in a sit and stand stroller

A good quality sit and stand-on stroller should be able to hold more than 70 pounds for two passengers. The product should have a sturdy frame and the seats made of durable fabric that withstand spills. The standing platform should have enough room to stand steady, with an obvious place for your child to hang on to while standing up. Look for a 3 or 5-point harness on the bench seat, and it should be padded for extra comfort.

Some brands like Graco and Baby Trend offer a deluxe model that has a removable 2nd seat for when your older child is big enough to stand. Joovy offers a product called the Too second seat to serve as a bridge til your child is ready. Learn more about these options in each review below.

Most stand-on strollers come with extra features like a parent console and child snack trays or drink holders and a large storage basket. Look at the sun canopy. Does it have one or two canopies? A great stand-on stroller should be compatible with most infant car seats and many are easy to set up. 

For 2017, four brands dominate the sit and stand stroller category:

  1. Chicco: Coming out with their first stand-on stroller based on a very popular model, this brand is constantly improving their line.
  2. Joovy: With three different types of stand-on tandem strollers to choose from, each very good, they are constantly improving their line.
  3. Graco: A solid brand, around for decades, improving and innovating their two best known sit and stand strollers.
  4. Baby Trend: The one that started it all, has some great sit and stand strollers, but not all that innovative or seeking improvement or change over the years.

Popular Sit and Stand Strollers for 2017

Chicco Bravo For2


Chicco has taken their stylish and popular Bravo, and turned it into a sit and stand stroller called the Bravo For2! When I first saw this stroller, I was surprised and impressed at how compact it is - it barely looks larger than a single.

It weighs more than the single, though. Compared with the Joovy Caboose Ultralight at 22 pounds, the Bravo For2 weighs 26½ pounds. It has a weight capacity of  80 pounds with a traditional seat in front that accommodates the Chicco KeyFit car seat to turn it into a travel system.

Around back is the standing platform and bench for your older child. The bench has a three-point lap belt and folds up when not in use. 

The Bravo For2 is fully-featured with a parent console with two cup holders and zippered storage pocket, a removable child tray with cup holders, a large storage basket and your older child's pocket underneath the bench seat when it's folded up. It has an easy one-step fold that stands alone and is quite compact for being a stand-on tandem stroller. Linked parking brakes provide one-step convenience and a full-coverage extendable sun canopy also shades your older child when seated with a pop-out visor!

Reviews so far rate this stroller at 4½ stars and parents love the compact folded size, excellent maneuverability and how well it is designed for two children. 

Here's a quick official demo video:

Top Reasons to Buy

Comes standard with parent console and child's snack tray

Smooth ride and easy navigation

Great value for price

Joovy Caboose
(different models)

The Joovy Caboose sit stand stroller has got to be the best quality you can buy. It is a smaller stroller, not as long as a Baby Trend, but it is large enough to match the convenience of a double stroller.

The Caboose allows a sitting or standing option for your toddler and allows parents to keep an eye on the toddler so he or she does not disturb the younger sibling.

This stroller comes in three models, the Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite stroller, as pictured, is a bit more expensive but has a 4½-star rating and is Amazon's #1 pick in this category. The more basic Joovy Caboose Graphite Stand On Tandem Stroller with a 4-star rating and the Caboose VaryLight can contract to a single stroller or expand to a tandem.

The newer Graphite models have been redesigned: streamlined, less weight and upgraded features. And you still get a tremendous deal on any of these Caboose strollers. 

Parents appreciate the extra weight that the Caboose can hold, as children tend to grow fast! The seat on the Ultralight can actually recline in 3 positions, and both the seat and bench are well-padded for extra comfort. Unlike many sit and stand strollers, Joovy Caboose strollers have better access to the storage basket and all are easy to steer.

Read the Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite review to discover why it is the BEST sit and stand stroller!

Top Reasons to Buy

Extra-large sun canopy to shade both your children better

Quality materials and durable design ensuring years of use

Accommodates most car seat brands for your convenience

Graco Ready2Grow & RoomFor2

Graco has two stand and ride strollers. The first is the RoomFor2, the more basic model and is a #1 seller on Amazon. The Ready2Grow, shown here, has more options. The most obvious upgrade is that you can attach two Graco car seats which is an ideal feature for twins (see more strollers for twins here). 

The Graco Ready2Grow has you covered for whatever your family's lifestyle needs with 12 seating options for children of any age. The front seat holds up to 50 pounds, as does the bench, and the second parent-facing rear seat can hold up to 40 pounds.

The bench and seat have the same features as the Room2Grow, but this model has two sun canopies that pivot at any angle to keep your children shaded. This stroller is easy to steer and maneuver with large wheels and a suspension system.

For parents, a one-handed fold is essential, and an auto-lock holds the frame together for quick storage. You get lots of storage space with a large basket beneath the seats, and a console with cup holders at the handle. The seat has a child snack tray that pivots outward for easy ins and outs.

The Ready2Grow has been getting fantastic reviews so far, with the average rating being 4½ stars. A helpful review mentioned that both her children were able to sleep at the same time and this mom says that the Ready2Grow is much smaller than your average double stroller.

Top Reasons to Buy

Compact size and easy to steer

One-handed fold

Two sun canopies and ideal for twins

Baby Trend 
Sit n Stand

As a leader of stroller manufacturers, Baby Trend has designed the Sit N Stand stroller, which comes as either your basic LX model (pictured) or which comes with two seats, two child snack trays with cup holders called the Double. 

The Baby Trend Sit N Stand is excellent for parents with two children with different ages with lots of amenities for both parent and children. 

Parents rave about the standing platform and padded bench for the older child, as outings become something pleasant to look forward to.

The full back seat can be removed to use the standing feature, and most toddlers love this feature the most. All Baby Trend Sit N Stand strollers accommodate most major infant car seat brands, which is appreciated by parents, as they do not need to purchase a Baby Trend infant car seat.

Most parents love that the stroller is lightweight and compact once it is folded. It is easy to store, and many families have brought the stroller on vacation. It also has a large storage basket, parent cup holders, and covered tray. Safety features include a foot activated brake and 5-point safety harness. Consumers who bought this product give it a 4-star rating. 

Read the Baby Trend Sit N Stand review by clicking below the photo to discover more reasons why savvy parents love this stroller-and-a-half.

Top Reasons to Buy

Wide range of features from basic to deluxe

Plenty of storage and amenities

Use for twins (double model) or children of different ages

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