I'm not going to torture my kids with a cold, snowy photo shoot (and I'm not carrying it in the house. It's light for a double stroller, but it's still too heavy to carry around for no real reason), so I dug up these pics from Halloween.
|I LOVE that the baby doesn't have to be in the front. Because the back seat is higher, |
I can reach into his carrier while walking without bending at all.
1- It is narrow (actually narrower than JD's single stroller) and light compared to other doubles. Eventually I may want to get a side-by-side jogger, but I love that I can fit through any door or narrow store aisle with this stroller!
2- My Graco infant carrier fits in either seat. Right now, I like it in the higher seat closer to me, but someday it will be nice to put Baby O in the lower seat facing JD so they can look at each other. Or I can keep it in the back so JD doesn't kick the back of his seat- let's be real.
3- When JD is older, the back seat can be removed to convert it into a regular Sit & Stand, so hopefully we will get many, many years of use out of it. And if we don't, it was under $200, so I won't feel too bad.
4- There really is a lot of space. I saw negative reviews about the leg space in the back seat, but I haven't seen a tandem double with more. It seems pretty generous to me. Any more leg room, and it would be longer, which would be a bigger negative. Now that Baby O is in the infant carrier, it is super easy to get to the huge storage basket underneath, and I also use the step to hold things when I'm shopping. There is a covered storage compartment and two cup holders on the handle and cup holders on each seat's snack tray.
5- The fabric is easy to clean. JD loves to eat and is a bit of a slob, so this was very important factor for me.
6- I don't even remember putting it together, which means it must have been easy to put together. I'm pretty sure it came mostly assembled except for the wheels and snack trays.
7- It folds easily with one hand as long as the front wheels are straight.
8- When we tighten up the 5-point harness, JD can't climb out. Super bonus since he twisted around in his old stroller all the time!
1- It folds up surprisingly flat, but long. In order for it to fit in the trunk of my Nissan Altima, we have to take the canopy off the front seat. I leave it in the trunk and snap it in when we need the shade.
2- The wheels don't have "real" tires. This worried my hubby, but so far I haven't even noticed. It handles turns very well, and I haven't had a problem pushing it- even through snow.
3- I miss having a stroller that reclined all the way for naps, but this reclines just enough for JD to sleep!