Full Circle

With our second child only weeks away and our first born just over two years old, there wasn’t a lot of things we needed to prepare prior to bringing Jr. home. In fact, we really only needed two things… A name and a double stroller. Unfortunately, we haven’t picked either yet.

We’ve managed to narrow the names down to just three names – Engelbert, Sylvester and Meredith. The stroller, not so much. I’ve waffled back and forth so much i can’t remember which one’s I liked and why I passed on others. Style was never a factor as most strollers look pretty sharp these days. It always came down to function.

Could it fit both our boys? Was it easy to handle fully loaded or half loaded? Did it fold up nicely or was it just as big either way?

Web reviews and comments could only reveal so much and in-store products were hard to find but needed to be test-driven to really get an idea of what to expect. Too bad they don’t have sample babies you can borrow at the store.

Anyway, after some more soul searching and field investigations and the fact that Corbin insisted on sitting forward in the back seat of a display model, we have shifted gears again and have decided on the Baby Trend Sit N Stand Double Stroller (in Green Tea)

Accepts two Baby Trend infant car seats (which we don’t have)
Younger child in front while an older child can sit or stand in the rear (forward or rear facing!)
Covered parent tray with 2-cup holders
One hand fold is fast and easy to use
5-point child restraint safety harness
Removable/Swing away child tray with cup holder (removable is why this one beat out the other doubles)
Removable rear seat converts stroller to traditional Sit N Stand (longevity)
Foot activated rear brake

Downside – it doesn’t officially support our Britax Companion Infant Car Seat (which has been retired) but I suspect it will still work.

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