Sextuplet Stroller Roundup

You manage a daycare center. Or maybe your wife is just very fertile and gives birth to six babies. How do you corral kids during a field trip or other outing?

Maybe you establish a buddy system and have kids hold each others’ hands in a long daisy chain. Or maybe you tether groups of kids together by the wrist. Or maybe you purchase giant buggy strollers for $900 to $1000 each and rent a U-Haul truck to transport the strollers. Yeah, that’s the ticket!

Photo of the Winther Turtle Kiddy BusWinther Turtle Kiddy Bus is my choice for a ride with style and dignity. Kids step into the Kiddy Bus (4 or 6 passenger models) through side doors instead of being embarrassingly lifted one-by-one by an adult. The Turtle’s cart-like appearance is reminiscent of a roller coaster car or maybe a ski tram, both symbolic of adventure. Two of the six kids face backward to allow for a lively chat among friends.

Negotiating curbs is assisted by a foot rail which helps the attendant pop the front swiveling wheels onto a sidewalk. Most importantly, if the attendant loses his grip of the stroller’s handle, a brake automatically engages. The six-seater Turtle weighs about 90lbs and has a carrying capacity of 275lbs for toddlers through 5-years-of-age.

Photo of the Runabout Stroller by Berg DesignRunabout Stroller by Berg Design is a head turner. I saw one at a street fair and it captured my attention… partly because it was my first time seeing a three seat stroller (the Runabout has 2 through 6 seat versions), and partly because the stroller was so… very… white. Industrial white.

The Runabout is tough, billed as an all-terrain stroller. You know it’s tough when the manufacturer’s web site includes a photo of a person taking a welding torch to its product. Each stroller is assembled by hand, with 3 or 4 produced each day. (OK, that’s not so much a statement about quality as it is a statement about the size of their workforce.)

Unlike the other options mentioned here, the Runabout is oriented toward the home market. Except for the six-seater, the Runabout is two-feet-wide, the narrowest of the three strollers in this roundup.

(Nod to Kevin of WebGoonies for identifying this stroller in his post about stroller etiquette as I hadn’t caught the stroller’s name.)

Photo of the Angeles Bye-Bye BuggyAngeles Bye-Bye Buggy is a four or six passenger red stroller featuring stadium seating, providing all kids, 5 to 36 months, a grand forward view.

Pivoting front wheels allow for 360 degree movement and a safety brake is available for use by the buggy’s attendant.

Plus, the six passenger version only weighs 140lbs! A fat tire version is available for smoother rides.


8 Responses to “Sextuplet Stroller Roundup”

  1. AJ says:

    Hey, would the folks who are finding this page by conducting Google searches for “sextuplet strollers” please drop me an e-mail (click the “e-mail me” link at the upper right corner of this page). I have a few questions about how you manage life with so many babies/toddlers. Thanks.

    October 27th, 2005 at 4:37 pm

  2. christy says:

    Thanks so much for posting your opinions about these strollers. I have a home day care that has recently expanded from four to six children. I have been scanning through information on these three strollers for a month now, but since it is a huge purchase, I’ve been reluctant to buy until I really get all the information. Have you pushed any of these? Do you know hoe they handle? Please let me know!

    August 27th, 2006 at 11:03 am

  3. Heather says:

    I have 6 toddlers. I have used a bye bye buggy and a runabout stroller and the runabout is by FAR the best thing that I’ve ever bought. The bye bye buggy was so heavy I could hardly get it up any hills and I couldn’t get it through doorways or lift it at all. The Runabout can go off curbs, up and down hills easily and I can even RUN with it. It’s amazing! I would recommend it to anyone!

    April 19th, 2007 at 12:15 pm

  4. Lucy says:

    Please send me ANY feedback about 6 passenger strollers. I specifically want to know which brands are the easiest to push!


    October 2nd, 2008 at 6:39 am

  5. Shannon says:

    I have 2 sets of quads and a set of sextuplets and we have all three of these the bye bye buggy is very big and bulky and heavy. The turtle is very nice too its easier to push but hard to turn. Overall, I would go with the round about it works best for our family

    December 5th, 2008 at 1:52 pm

  6. Kim says:

    Hi, does anyone know of a place in Canada where you can purchase any of these strollers?

    March 6th, 2009 at 5:20 am

  7. daycaremom says:

    Louise Kool & Galt and Flaghouse sell these strollers in Canada.

    March 14th, 2009 at 7:55 am

  8. van labadie says:

    I wanted to add the kindervan to this list. It has 4-6 seats. all the seat swivel in any direction so all the kids can face each other or face out towards the street,forward or backward. You can purchase a version that comes with an independant canopy for each seat. The only downfall is the wheels dont swivel. Its appropriate for children 6-36 months. Very stable and easy to push. Also atractive and different.

    October 1st, 2009 at 5:41 am