The First Years Wave Stroller, Black/Red (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
There is a newer version of this item:
- Durable, modular Euro styled frame rated for use to 50 pounds
- Unique swivel seat, with a 5 pt harness, quickly turns from rear to forward facing use
- Taller adjustable handle height, large parent console and lower storage basket
- Universal attachment for use with most infant car seats
- Easy one hand fold with seat removed, weighs 24 pounds
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Then, 2 months of normal, careful use, the handle does not go down with the baby facing me, only if he faces away from me! Also, when I try to fold the base, it keeps jamming, so I have to use both hands to "help" it fold up while pulling the handle and pushing the button. Very inconvenient!
I want to send it back, but am worried they will not refund after 2 months of use...?
-It's a head turner. All of the reviews are true...you will get many, many compliments on this stroller (and that's without them knowing all the features it has!) Everyone thinks it's a much more expensive stroller.
-The basinet feature is awesome for sleeping little ones. You can begin using this stroller much sooner than other strollers. I used the basinet feature much more than the carseat and adapter. My carseat (Chicco Keyfit 30) was too hot for my son, and the bassinet was more comfortable and gave him more space.
-The swivel is amazing! You really do get oohs and ahhhs when people see you flip baby around. I can't even tell you the many different ways I have used this! I have even just turned it to the side at restaurants or just to change a diaper.
-The shade is the best I have ever had. Living in Hawaii, the shade is necessary. I have owned many strollers, and this one is the best by far. I can get full coverage on baby with being able to turn him away from the sun and the 3/4 shade. Perfect.
-Telescoping handle. Perfect for the different heights of everyone who pushes baby...from my 6 year old to my 6' dad.
-Light weight and very manuverable.
-The folding mechanism can be a nightmare. If you saw a woman swearing at the stroller in the mall parking garage, it was probably me. Sorry. This is the part that turned my husband off of this stroller. Unlike the other reviewers, I was always able to get it folded after wrestling with it.Read more ›
Excellent all terrain stroller
Turns into pram position easily and quickly
Super easy to make it facing you or away
CONS (knocked one star off):
Hard to access basket
Bulky and hard to fold to store in the car
We use this stroller daily to walk in our neighborhood. I have a different stroller that lives in the car which makes life a ton easier.
This stroller is excellent for walks to and through the park. Basket is hard to access when tryign to put a diaper bag in it. We now use it as "deconstructed" diaper bag and just through a small wet bag with diaper change and the blanket without bulky bag to simplify access. Pram conversion is great.
Overall this is a great stroller!
I didn't want to pay over $500 for a microlite or bugaboo but I really wanted that look. This stroller gave me that.
After 7 months of ownership, it has held up well, and has become one of my favorite household items.
The bassinet mode is great when my little one is in deep sleep, but he prefers to be in the seated position..sometimes facing mom/dad, sometimes facing out. It's great!! Let's just say when we put him in this stroller, he never asks to be taken out :)
We have never used the car seat attachment. When Baby is asleep in car, we'll put stroller in bassinet mode and transfer him that way.
Handles like a dream
Ability to switch positions
Takes 30 seconds to set up
It will take up a bit of trunk space. If you have a compact or sub-compact, this could be an issue for you.
I took him for his first ride in The Wave this afternoon. First, I have to say I am not a handy person at all and without looking at the directions, I was able to assemble the stroller from the box in less than 10 minutes. The stroller seems very durable and made with quality fabric. The spin/rotating seat feature that I was so excited about works easily. My one question would be why the instruction manual says not to reverse/"spin" the seat with child inside...I assumed that was the point of the feature so that if for example, we were walking and the sun was in my baby's eyes, I could easily turn him in the opposite direction without removing him from the stroller and flipping the entire seat around like other model strollers.
Anyway, the stroller turns on a dime- with one hand! It has HUGE wheels- bigger than I expected or could tell from the pictures. However, since we recently moved from South Florida to Virginia, the terrain is a little more hilly and this stroller rolls over grass and gravel with ease or minimal effort, similar to the feel of a jogging or all-terrain stroller. I have to say another great feature is the stroller parking brake. There is only one brake- on the right rear wheel.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fantastic stroller. I love how versatile it is. We used until our child turned two and was growing very tall but could have kept it longer. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Susan Magnolia
Love it. Why wouldn't you get one. Perfect for my son. It's not that heavy and I expect it to last for a while.Published on April 21, 2012 by J. Koskinen
This stroller is amazing!!! We've had it for almost 11 months now and still love it. There is some room for improvement but otherwise it is great. Read morePublished on March 16, 2012 by Stroller Junkie
After purchasing from amazon for 8 years, this is the first review I've ever felt compelled to write - this stroller is AHHHHHHmazing. AMAZING. I love it. Sturdy. Read morePublished on March 9, 2012 by jp
I did alot of research comparing different strollers beforehand but finally decided on this one based on all the great reviews. Read morePublished on February 19, 2012 by Joy
I really wanted to have a stroller with bassinet, so I thought this one is a perfect choice since it has so many nice functions and the price is great. Read morePublished on January 31, 2012 by Gabor Olah
LOVE this stroller!!!! So many great features, front and rear facing, bassinet, universal car seat adapter, easy to use. Highly recommend it! Read morePublished on January 19, 2012 by smooney
Bought the stroller on August 23 and its now September 8. Product was supposed tp arrive on September 1st.
This is a baby item and should have been paid attention to. Read more