Sit and Stand Stroller or Not?

Updated on August 11, 2010
J.L. asks from Pittsburgh, PA
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I have a 2 1/2 yr old and a 9 month old. I am at a loss as to what stroller to buy. We are thinking of buying a Sit 'n Stand, but we're not 100% sure if we should buy that, or just get a lightweight stroller for my son. My daughter always wants to walk when we go to the store or if we are at a park. I don't want to buy a stroller based on if we'll be at an amusement park and my daughter will need to rest because that won't be happening. We don't plan on doing Disney any time soon and if we go to the local amusement park, it will only be for a few hours. Once November rolls around, we won't be using it outside until maybe March. Then in the warmer months I'll use it for the park or to walk the new dog that we're planning on getting. BUT is a sit n stand good for walks around the neighborhood? Anyway, my question is, who is happy with the Sit n Stand and who isn't, why or why not? Thanks so much for the help!

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answers from Minneapolis on

I haven't had one, but my sister did and my niece always walked, too, so it was pointless to buy it.
I would suggest just getting a single stroller for the baby, and a nice wagon for walks around the neighborhood. They will love a wagon for years anyway, and you can bring it to parks and parades and the zoo. We have the Radio Flyer wagon that has wood sides and it fits well in my trunk. We use it all summer. It's really handy for picnics also.
Also, if you go to any amusement park or children's museum or the zoo, almost all of them have strollers available for free or to rent [most places I've seen are at the most $5 to rent].

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answers from Columbus on

I have one and was so excited to get it, but now I hate it! My kids are 4 and almost 2. It was great at first because the kids weren't so heavy and my oldest could get in and out as she needed to. BUT, the kids grew and now I can hardly drive the thing! It's SOOOO heavy and hard to steer. We still use it because my 4 year old doesn't like to walk all the time, and it is convenient for her, but I can't wait until I don't have to use it anymore. I never use it for walks or short trips, only at the mall :)

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answers from Boston on

i have one aand don't like it very much. it is convient becuase i have a lazy 4 yr old and a 2 month old. it was a gift. i don't mind it all that much except it is hard to steer. if you buy one i would buy off craigslist not a new one unless you plan on having more children. ust my opinion

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answers from Philadelphia on

I also have the Joovy Ultralight Sit and Stand and I really love it. I have a 3 year old and an 11 month old. It was great to use with the car seat attachment (although there was less room for my oldest on back) and since baby could sit up, even better. In the beginning, it took a L. bit of a sell that the "big kids" ride on the back and babies in the front, but it stuck and my son loves being able to hop on and off. the Joovy is VERY light and super easy to fold up - it is the stroller that I keep in the back of the car for trips to the park, arboretum, mall, etc. My 3 year old walks a LOT but there are inevitably times that he wants a ride and it is great for those occasions. I will say that I also got a double jogger off craigslist for those times when I need to walk farther and need to keep my son strapped in - 1 1/2 miles to the library - but I leave that stroller at home and use the other one a ton. I think it is definitely good for the younger ages - when my youngest is a toddler, I'm thinking they might prefer sitting next to each other more in the double, but we'll see...also, it isn't a great stroller if you want children to sleep on walks as the front seat doesn't recline and the back is obviously just for sitting or standing. overall though, I have used mine a ton and am really happy with my purchase! good luck!



answers from Columbus on

I have one as well, but neither of my kids were lazy, so I ended up not using mine all that long. I had purchased mine b/c my kids are 13 months apart so when my oldest was starting to walk really well he was just always on the go, but I still had an infant so I wanted something that I could still use a baby carrier and had somewhere for my older L. guy. Anyways, after my daughter started walking we stopped using it. We stored it for almost 2 years and am actually grateful I did. I am expecting again and I really hated the idea of buying yet another stroller/travel system. So I pulled out my stroller went to Babies R Us and was able to determine that the new car seat I wanted was compatable with my sit n stand and was able to save $150 b/c I didn't have to buy another stroller. Plus, if 1 of kids do decide to become lazy while we are out with baby I at least still have the option of letting them sit for a break. But, knowing my 2 now, haha, I doubt they will sit. They are always on the go.

Also, as another poster recommended maybe find one at a second hand shop or Craigslist.

Oh ya, I have the Fisher Price Sit N Stand. It has held up for 3 years now (2 in storage in the garage though).

Good luck!



answers from Philadelphia on

Will you be going places (park, etc) by yourself (aka, no other adults)? If so, I say get one. My children are more or less the same age as yours, and if we just go to the park (4 blocks) even though my oldest will walk, she might be tired on the way back. Then she can ride. Otherwise, she will want me to carry her and push the 9mo old.

If you mostly go out and about with a friend, husband, nanny, etc., don't bother... you can just take two lightweight strollers.



answers from Pittsburgh on

I don't have one, so I may not be helping you out that much, but my daughter is 2 and my son is 2 months and so i had thought about getting one, but my daughter would be in and out of that thing and it would be a pain trying to watch her and so I decided against it. It is so much nicer knowing that she is snug and secure in the stroller and i don't have to worry about keeping an eye on her constantly.



answers from Philadelphia on

We have the Baby Trend Sit & Stand LX - - - it is the one that converts from a traditional double stroller to a sit & stand. I LOVE IT!!! It is smaller than many of the other double strollers so it easier to handle. It collapses easily and I can lift it into the car without a problem. We had the Graco DuoGlide first and it was HUGE and HEAVY - - - I do not recommend. Highly recommend finding/purchasing whatever you decide on on craigslist - saved me a bundle on both strollers and easily resold the Graco. Also recommend consignment sales - a bunch will be coming up in late-August and September.

My boys are 6 months and 27 months and we have been using the Sit and Stand since May. First with the carseat attachment with the older one in the back and now with the back seat reclined for the L. guy and the older one up front. I expect to continue like this through the early fall and than convert it next Spring to the sit & stand so older one can just use it when he gets worn out.
We do a good amount of walking weekly but our motivation for this model was a week in Disney World. :) Hope that helps!



answers from Philadelphia on

I have a Joovy Ultralight Sit and Stand Stroller. BEST SIT AND STAND STROLLER OUT THERE. I had a Baby Trend before that and I dreaded using it. I use it for my 2 and four year old when we walk to the park. I use it at the mall. Everywhere. They both can walk, but when I need to get things done, I get them done quickly because they stay in their stroller while I get shopping done. I use it to bring groceries in to my house and let my kids walk. I am expecting another one so I will still be using this for more year to come. :)

It fits in the trunk of my dodge neon...

It is lightweight...compared to most of the monsters out their

Your three year old might love being in the sit and stand part...he can get on and off, or he can sit..if he is tired...there is a strap for the child in the wouldn't worry about him or her running off while your walking or anything

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