The Safety 1st Two Ways Tandem Stroller is convenient for families with two young children, although reviews indicate it's best suited for children of two different ages for safety reasons: the front seat has only a three-point harness, while the rear seat has a five-point harness. The front seat is reversible, so children can face each other or both face forward, and the front seat has a child snack tray with a juice box holder.
Parents say the seats are spacious and that the dual canopies provide ample sun protection for both children. The rear seat converts to an infant carriage with a multi-position seat recline, including fully flat. The front seat reclines to two positions. While owners agree that the Two Ways Tandem is an affordable option for parents who need a double stroller, there are complaints about maneuverability, complicated by the tall handlebar that makes it even more difficult for shorter parents to push. It's also only compatible with Cosco's Designer 22 infant car seats, and it does not stand freely when folded.
ConsumerReports.org rates the Safety 1st Two Ways Tandem along with five other double tandem strollers in its latest round of stroller testing. Cheapism.com includes this stroller in its roundup of affordable double strollers. There are also consumer reviews at Amazon.com, Walmart.com and ToysRUs.com.
In ConsumerReports.org's latest round of stroller testing, the Safety 1st Two Ways Tandem is one of five double tandem models tested. Each is rated for ease of use, safety and maneuverability.
Review: Traditional Stroller Ratings, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Not Dated
Dubbed "a Consumer Reports for the cheap" by The New York Times, Cheapism.com reviews products with a view toward best value, rating them also by ease of use and safety among other criteria. They are not impressed with this particular stroller overall, but do like its versatility.
Review: Safety 1st Two Way Tandem Review, Editors of Cheapism.com, Not Dated
The Safety 1st Two Ways Tandem Stroller earns a lackluster 2 stars out of 5 in just a handful of reviews. Reviewers say it's handy for two kids, but most complain that it's heavy, bulky and difficult to push.
Review: Safety 1st Two Ways Tandem Stroller, Orion Pewter, Contributors to Amazon.com
In two dozen reviews, the Safety 1st Two Ways Tandem Stroller earns 2.3 stars out of 5. The rating probably should be lower, but at least one of those 5-star reviews is from someone asking a question who does not actually own the stroller. The other reviewers almost unanimously complain about limited car-seat compatibility and poor maneuverability.
Review: Safety 1st Two Ways Tandem Stroller - Orion Black, Contributors to ToysRUs.com
A handful of 10 owners give the Safety 1st Two Ways Tandem an average rating of 4 stars out of 5. Opinions are at opposite ends of the spectrum: Some parents say storage is ample, while others say it's practically useless. A few say the Safety 1st Two Ways Tandem is easy to steer; others say it's nearly impossible. Several reviews are based only on setup, not on use.
Review: Safety 1st - Two Ways Tandem Stroller, Orion Black, Contributors to Walmart.com