H.Q. asks from Bolingbrook, IL on July 10, 2008
Anyone Tried the Valco Latitude Double Stroller??
Our 2nd daughter is due to arrive in 6 weeks. I bought a Graco Quattro Duo in order to accommodate my toddler (2 1/2 years) and the new baby in her carseat (a Graco SafeSeat). People warned me that it was a beast... they were right! My husband and I have a terrible time getting it in or out of our car trunks, and I'm worried about lifting it post c-section because of it's weight!! I did some research and the Valco Latitude seems to be a great fit for our needs, but I haven't been able to see one at a store and would like to before I spend almost $500 for a stroller!!!! Has anyone tried (or seen) it and what do you think??
T.S. answers from Chicago on July 11, 2008
If you're sure you want a true "double" that is lightweight, the Latitude is terrific (the best!). I have found that unless you have twins or your children are closer to a year apart, the double is limiting. I prefer the Phil & Ted's with the jumpseat for a toddler and newborn. That way you can go back and forth from single to double (this was great for me when my son was at preschool and when he was older and didn't want to be in the stroller, etc.) The Phil & Ted's does have the attachment option for the infant carseat. My favorite is actually the Valco Runabout with the jumpseat, but with the jumpseat you can't use the carseat adapter (I use a european carrier with a convertible carseat, not an infant carseat carrier, so it works for me).
L.L. answers from Chicago on July 11, 2008
We have this stroller and I LOVE it!!!!!! If you have a Baby Galt near you, they carry the stoller. Good luck!
M.O. answers from Chicago on July 11, 2008
That looks like a really nice stroller! Here is another option (an it retails for $129 at Target) -- The Baby Trend sit-and-stand stroller. It doesn't offer everything that the Valco does, but one difference is that it is front and back (not side by side seating, which on my Combi double, I found to be difficult to manuever at times though stores etc.). The baby trend is suppose to accomodate an infant seat and your 2 1/2 yr old can sit or stand in the back seat. I used this when my twins were 2 1/2 and I had my 3rd baby. My twins had to take turns on the back seat. Anyway, this may be a nice option for you later on if the side by side gets to be cumbersome.
R.G. answers from Chicago on July 11, 2008
Hi H. -
If you are willing to spend that much on a stroller - check out the BOB. It is wonderful! It is a little heavy but not too bad. I don't know if you will find a double that is as light and not bulky as we would all love. I just love my BOB for my 2yr and 9mo old boys. It is well worth the money.