Thursday, May 31, 2012

the kids' new ride

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Up until recently, it has been pretty easy to wear/carry Will and have Anna walk or ride in her stroller. But carrying Will was getting more difficult. Not only he weighs a ton, but he also squirms. And now that the weather is getting warmer, we both get hot and sweaty if we have to carry him for a long time. We really needed a double stroller when we are out to play.

I had my eyes set on the Joovy Stand-On Tandem double stroller for the longest time, but just waiting for it to go on sale. The regular one (there is also an ultralight model) finally did a couple of weeks ago so we bought it for $120.

We tested it out for the first time in Williamsburg. It works pretty good - easy to push and steer. Anna loves sitting in the back and can get on and off whenever she likes. There is also an option for her to stand, but I think because she's on the shorter side, it is awkward. She can also ride in the front too, of course, whenever Will is not in it. Since Will still can't sit too well yet, you can see that he's slouching a bit, but I think it will work great for him in a few weeks. The stroller does come with the infant carrier attachment, but we are just too lazy to use it.

The only thing I am concerned about is that Anna won't be able to nap in the stroller, sitting in the back. If Will is not too picky, he may be able to nap in the front, but I don't see how it can be comfortable. But we will see.

I can't comment on the folding/unfolding because hubs has been doing that, but he says it's easy. I like how compact it is when folded.

Double strollers can get pricey so I am glad we got this cheaper alternative for now. Hope it will last until the kids outgrow it. I don't want to buy another stroller...this is already our 3rd!
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3 comments:

  1. I've been eyeing this one as well. Glad to hear you had a good experience with it.

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  2. This is a great little tandem stroller. Sure, it's 6lbs heavier than the lighter model, but at $120 less, this was a no brainer. Just need that Willy fella up front to sit up striaght.

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