Must You Be Told?
Never leave babies alone in the double stroller and never leave siblings in charge. Double stroller safety begins and ends with the parent(s). One distraction can have your children in the emergency room. Fastening safety harnesses around those precious bundles of energy is your responsibility, even if it is just a short ride down the driveway. Each year, over one million children suffer from accidents that require medical treatment - these injuries often occur in or around the home. Falls are the number one cause of injury.
It Just Takes Common Sense!
Give it a Second Thought
Make sure all latches are fully engaged before putting children into the double stroller. If you are using a double stroller and car seat system, make sure to securely strap the seats to the stroller. If a child is too big for the stroller, hands and feet can get tangled up where they do not belong. When weight is not evenly distributed, especially in lightweight, side-by-side double strollers, the stroller can tip over. Escalators are not made for double tandem strollers, side-by-side double strollers, double umbrella strollers, and jogging strollers. It is nearly impossible to maintain balance with the added size and weight of these double strollers.
Easy Mistakes to Make
Little fingers get into everything, so make sure you know where those four little hands are when opening and collapsing double strollers. Hanging purses and shopping bags from double stroller handles and overloading storage baskets can cause the stroller to topple over. For your babies' comfort and safety, never overload the stroller with blankets that could end up over faces and cut off air supply. Check on your little passengers regularly; adjust seats to ensure comfort and position canopies to make sure they are protected from sun and wind.