A friend of mine gave birth to her handsome son not so long ago. He has only been in this world for four weeks, and he has already stolen all our hearts. The other day I was holding him in my arms and staring into his eyes remembering the days when my son was so small, looking at him now it is hard to believe that he was ever that size.
He weighed only 3.5kg at birth and now at almost four years old he is above average size for his age. Shopping is a nightmare because none of his age group clothes fit him, and I have to buy size 5-6 for him already.
My friend’s oldest son is three years old so she is looking for one stroller that will accommodate both her children and I suggested a Sit and Stand stroller with an infant car seat. Her oldest can then either sit on the bench seat or ride on the standing platform while her newborn is snuggled safely in the car seat.
Being the awesome friend that I am I researched and reviewed my favorite Sit and Stand strollers for her, narrowing it down for her so she can focus on her little ones.
Anyone that knows me knows that I am a huge Joovy fan, so I will start with what Joovy has to offer.
The Joovy Caboose Graphite tandem stroller is fantastic. It gives you a whole lot more than what you would expect for the price. The Sit and Stand is lighter than a full double stroller making it compact and practical.
– Three positions reclining front seat
– Large canopy
– Compact trigger fold
– Stand-on platform and rear bench seat for older child
– No parent tray or console included
The Joovy Caboose is as wide, long and as maneuverable as a single stroller. Included is a glider board for the older child so no need for an extra purchase. Convert your stroller into a complete travel system by adding an infant car seat. Universal car seat adapter included with your stroller.
The universal car seat adapter is compatible with Chicco car seat, with Graco car seat and up to 28 other infant car seats from major brands. The car seat can be rear facing for extra face time with your baby.
Joovy is one of the few universal adapters that are also compatible with Peg Perego car seats.
The Caboose Graphite weighs only 28lbs and has a seating capacity of 45lbs per seat. You can accessorize your Caboose with an extra rear seat, rain cover or parent console.
Baby Trend Tandem double stroller can accept up to two infant car seats. Car seats not included.
Back and front seats can take Flex Loc infant car seats, so no adapters needed for car seats. Fits Graco car seat.
– Both seats are reclining
– Fits Britax car seats
– Parent tray with storage compartment
– Large storage basket
– Not compatible with Chicco car seat
Versatile and practical double stroller with two full seats that are both reclining. Conveniently grows with your children, with standing platform for your older child. Each seat has a weight limit of 50lbs.
Also, compatible with Evenflo, Discovery, and Safety 1st infant car seats. Baby trend allows for secure car seat attachment using the Flex Loc technology.
The rear-facing seat allows your older child to ride, or they can face forward to stand on the sturdy stand-on platform.
The Graco Roomfor2 offers you a front fully flat reclining seat and rear bench seat or standing platform for an older child. Seat capacity of 50lbs per seat.
– Swiveling front wheels with built in suspension
– Removable, machine-washable seat cushions
– Fits one Graco car seat
– Front seat has pivoting child tray
– Not compatible with Eddie Bauer car seat
– Can only accept Graco classic or click connect infant car seat
The front seat has an adjustable 3 or 5 point safety harness while the rear bench seat has a 3 point harness as well as riding handles for extra stability. Convenient one-handed fold with latch for easy storage. A great stroller for everyday use with two children.
Suitable for twins or two children of different ages.
The Baby Trend Ultra Sit and Stand stroller is another great option as it can fit infant car seats in the front and rear position. Compatible with major brand car seats such as Britax, Evenflo, Graco, Peg Perego and Safety 1st.
– Large removable canopy
– Covered parent tray with 2 cup holders
– 5 point safety harness
– Removable child tray that can be used on front or back seat
– Doesn’t fit Chicco car seat
Baby Trend Ultra boasts a large storage basket to fit all your essentials. Front seat, rear seat, and standing platform all have weight limits of 50lbs. Parent tray has covered storage for keys and cell phones, and the kiddies cup holders are awesome.
There are some amazing Sit and Stand Stroller options to choose from. The great thing is that most of them are compatible with at least one infant car seat. Sit and stand strollers to me, are an economical purchase because they grow with your children from newborn up to toddler. In today’s economic climate it is important to save where ever possible. As parents, we especially need to be money wise as baby products, in general, are expensive.
I for one know exactly which one of these sit and stand strollers I would choose. I wonder though which one my friend will choose?