J.N. asks from Riverside, IL on December 14, 2009
Sit & Stand Stroller - Riverside,IL
Does anyone have any recommendations on a sit and stand stroller? I was just on babies r us website and there a lot more of them than I thought.
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J.K. answers from Chicago on December 15, 2009
I have the Baby Trend Sit and Stand LX stroller, and for the most part, it has been very practical and useful for us. I have a four and one year old right now and it is the only stroller I have. I use it all the time.
The things I don't like about it are that the front seat doesn't recline back all the way and now that my baby is out of the car seat, it is hard for him to have his bottle or fall asleep in it. It is also very long with the car seat contraption attached.
I also looked at the Joovy Caboose. I didn't go with it because you had to pay extra for the organizer (cup holder and such) and the basket underneath is quite small. However if you were looking for something smaller this might be a good option. One more thing...the wheels on both of these are small, so if you live in the city or are looking to take the stroller through a little bit of snow, these aren't the best for that. Hope this helps!
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A.D. answers from Chicago on December 15, 2009
I have the Baby Trend Sit and Stand LX, and the one comment I would make about it is that they recommend it for a 2-1/2 year old or older along with the tiny baby, and I think that is right on. I had my 2nd baby when my 1st child was close to 2 years old, but not there yet, and at first, he had a hard time with the back seat set up. As he got older (and also more used to the set up) he was fine, but at first he'd try to climb out a LOT. If the backseat rider wants to sit, they have to face backward and it is a little awkward, they complain that they can't see, etc.. He loved the standing portion but that also makes it easier for them to run off, so that works better once they have a bit more self-control (in our case, at about 28 months old). I would also agree with the other poster that with the infant seat attached in the front this is a really LONG stroller, which can be a bit tough to steer. But for the low cost (comparatively) it works pretty well. For me it was most useful for long days; if the trip was going to be short, my 2 year old preferred to just walk so I kept using my single-child stroller a lot, too.
A.M. answers from Chicago on December 15, 2009
We have the Joovy and I love it. It's functional, compact and very maneuverable (did I spell that right?? lol)
M.D. answers from Chicago on December 14, 2009
I have this one. It's by Baby Trend. I felt it was relatively inexpensive and worked great. My only issue is that the basket is a little inconvienient. But that's not a huge deal for me. Good luck!
T.D. answers from Chicago on December 16, 2009
I have the Sit N Stand Stroller from the One Step Ahead catalog/web site. I bought it 3 years ago when my oldest was 3 and my youngest was an infant. Because it was winter, i didn't use it much until my youngest was five-six months old, but after 3 years, it is still going strong, no problems with the construction or wheels or seatbelts or anything. It also has decent under-storage. One complaint is there's only one sun canopy that my kids would fight over whose head it was/wasn't over.
One big think to keep in mind: This sit n' stand is VERY heavy. If you are going to be lifting it in and out of a car a lot, consider a lighter, double umbrella-type stroller. Also, as your older children get heavier it becomes very tiring to push and steer - can't really hold a coffee cup and push, esp. with 2 kids riding. My kids are about 90 pounds together now, so this past summer, I hardly ever let my now-6 year old ride. She had to walk or take her bike when we went on walks around the neighborhood.
Great product overall. It never let me down.
R.A. answers from Peoria on December 15, 2009
M.A. answers from Chicago on December 15, 2009