Sister stroller or platform, guide to the choice

Sister stroller or platform, guide to the choice

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The second child arrives! After a first phase of anxiety and euphoria, parents begin to question how, in practice, they can best manage the presence of two children, especially if the first-born is still a small child. For walking, the choice usually falls between two solutions, both valid, but different and with different pros and cons: the sibling stroller and the platform, also called "little brother".



What is the platform

The footboard or “little brother” is an axle equipped with wheels that hooks onto the frame of the stroller or pram, at the rear. It looks like a small skateboard and can have one or two wheels.

What is a sibling stroller

It is a stroller with a larger frame as it must accommodate two seats, of different sizes to make it possible to use it for two children of different ages. It can have the seats side by side or placed in a row, one behind the other.

When the platform is indicated

It is advisable to use the platform when the older brother who will have to use it is perfectly able to balance and walk.


When the sibling stroller is indicated

Most sibling strollers start at the age of 0+.

The pros of the platform

  • The small size. Surely the small size of a platform plays in favor as regards the handling of the stroller.
  • Weight. A stroller with a platform weighs less and requires less effort on the part of the operator.
  • The ease of removal. The platform hooks and unhooks easily and this makes loading into the machine easier.

The cons of the platform

  • It can only be used from a certain age onwards.
  • The child must necessarily stand or sit at the most, holding the stroller with his hands. This prevents him from being able to sleep.
  • It cannot be used for walking long distances.

The pros of the sibling stroller

  • Comfort for both children. With the sibling stroller the two siblings will be comfortably seated or lying down, in safety.
  • The age of use is not a limit as it can be used immediately.
  • Long distances can be covered on foot.

The cons of the sibling stroller

  • The large size. The sibling stroller is considerably more bulky than a single-seater stroller and this can make some handling operations more difficult (getting into the lift, loading into the car, etc.).
  • The weight is higher than the single-seater and this requires a greater effort on the part of those who maneuver it.
  • The folding of the sibling stroller is not very compact due to the bulkier frame.

Examples of platforms

Brand: BREVI.



Item size: LxWxH 44.5 × 33.5 × 27.5cm

The Wally model by Brevi is made of plastic and metal and is designed from 15 months of age and for a weight up to 20 kg.

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Sister stroller or platform, guide to the choice

Brand: PEG PEREGO.

Item size: LxWxH 39.4 × 30.5 × 22.9cm

The rear footboard of the Peg Perego is made of plastic and aluminum and supports up to 22 kg of weight. It has a wide seat that allows the child to sit cross-legged.

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Sister stroller or platform, guide to the choice

Brand: SEAAN.

Item dimensions: LxWxH 45x28x8

This 2-in-1 platform has the particularity of being equipped with a small booster on which the child can sit comfortably.

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Sister stroller or platform, guide to the choice

Examples of sibling strollers

Brand: BESREY.


Product dimensions: 118x54x102 cm

The Besrey model in metal is equipped with reflectors on both sides of the frame. The front seat is suitable from six months to 3 years, the back from birth to 3 years. They both support a maximum weight of 15 kg.

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Sister stroller or platform, guide to the choice

Brand: CHIC 4 BABY.

Product dimensions: 125x58x105 cm

The Chic 4 Baby model can be used from birth thanks to the fully foldable rear seat. It has an elegant denim-style fabric and supports up to a total of 30kg.

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Sister stroller or platform, guide to the choice

Brand: HAUCK.

Product dimensions: 115x66x105 cm

The Duett 2 model by Hauck is made of aluminum, suitable from birth up to 36 kg, the main seat adjusts to the sleeping position and the second seat to the rest position. The handle can be adjusted in height.

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Sister stroller or platform, guide to the choice
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