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Excellent Stroller with Vague Instructions
on August 27, 2015
We love this stroller. That should be enough to say about this stroller, but we do have a few comments about the stroller and its functions.
First, the one down side. The instructions leave something to be desired. Two of us hovered around the stroller to figure out how to raise and lower the seat (unsnap two side nets under the seat, and it goes right up). Then we could not figure out how to get the separate carrying seat to snap into place (the child's tray absolutely has to be in place). I am sure I am missing other things that we puzzled our way through. I could have wished for more clarity instead of trying different things to get the stroller to work.
As a part of the downside is the complexity of the instructions for the car seat base. Yes, it is important to make sure the rear-facing car seat base is properly secured and adjusted, but, dang, page after page of instructions? Then people wonder why most car seats are not properly installed and adjusted. To be clear, the reason is that the instructions are too long and complicated, and it seems as though it takes an expert to wend their way through the intricate adjustments and caveats.
Okay, moving past my rant about unclear and lengthy instructions, once assembled and adjusted, this stroller and its associated rear-facing seat is perfect for a new baby, as long as the baby is at least 4 pounds. The carrying seat snaps into a base that stays in your car, and then unsnaps by way of a handle so that the seat can be snapped into the stroller. No more lifting baby from a car seat and then lowering baby into a stroller, and reversing the process.
The stroller includes a parent tray, a child tray, and an under seat storage area, so there is a lot of space to hold diapers, wipes, drink cups, snacks, a small bag, etc.
The coolest things about this stroller are the ease of folding the stroller, one button and it all folds up, and it is light weight. The entire stroller and seat are oriented toward ease of movement and handling. Fold the stroller with one button, the stroller latches into the folded position, and pop the stroller into the back of the SUV or trunk of a car. The carrying seat easily snaps in and out of the seat base, which remains fixed in the car.
The stroller and carrying seat have lots of other features. Both have their own canopy to help protect baby from wind and sun. Both canopies can be used with the seat locked into the stroller, which gives baby a nice, quiet place to rest. The front wheels swivel, or can be locked into position. A heavy duty brake on the back keeps baby from taking off when mom and dad are looking the other way.
It may be that complex instructions will always be required for strollers and car seats. Car seats seemed like they were once easier to install. On the other hand, they may not have been as safe. We love how easily this stroller folds, which is a huge improvement over other strollers we have had. Being able to transport a baby easily from stroller to being secured in a car is a major plus. We were unaware that such a system existed. Storage on a stroller is a must, and this stroller has lots of storage. Fundamentally, other than vague and complicated instructions, this stroller is awesome!