Maybe we need a Caboose

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With the upcoming addition to our family, we realized we will need a new stroller. The BOB Revolution has served us well but Corbin isn’t quite big enough to walk all the time. So I began looking at our options.

I first looked at the BOB Revolution Duallie Stroller but Julia was concerned that it was too wide for everyday use. It fits through most doors and turns pretty tightly but you inevitably find yourself somewhere that’s just too awkward a fit. Plus, the idea of having Corbin sit next to the infant car seat while in the stroller just sounded like trouble. Which pretty much ruled out all side-by-side strollers.

Next, we began to look at in-line or tandem strollers. Our first choice after the BOB was the Phil and Ted’s with the doubles kit. But after checking out the specs, we realized that it can’t be used with a newborn and toddler and would defeat the purpose of getting a double stroller.

The Graco DuoGlider seems to be the standby option but we have friends with this kind and it’s like driving a semi trailer (in reverse) compared to the BOB. We fear that the same thing holds true for the Kolcraft Contours and Baby Trend Double Stroller.

Next, we looked at the Jane PowerTwin. Now this looked like a great stroller. It had the jogging stroller features of the BOB but the tandem configuration we needed. Unfortunately the reviews were not too flatering and for that price they should be stellar. Plus, most complaints lamented how it wasn’t desinged for taller children, of which Corbin is already the tallest.

Finally, we looked at the Joovy Caboose Stand On Tandem Stroller. and is currently the front runner for our next stroller.

Joovy Caboose orange
    Comfortable two-position front seat accommodates children from 6 months to 45 lbs.

    Rear platform allows child at least 2-1/2 years old up to 45lbs to stand or sit on the adjustable padded seat with 3-point harness.

    Removable Child Tray and Universal Car Seat Adapter. Child Tray has two cup holders. Universal Car Seat Adapter fits most major brands (including our Britax Companion).

    Weighs 26 lbs and is 38″ long, 21.5″ wide and 41.5″ tall (10.5×21.5×43 folded).

It’s also available in standard, Ultralight, or Ergo ($140, $240, and $400 respectively). Of course, if we still want a long stroller with the same features, we could always get the Joovy Big Caboose Stand-On Tandem Triple Stroller (which may be necessary if it turns out we’re expecting twins (just kidding honey)

3 thoughts on “Maybe we need a Caboose

  1. @Midori, that is a nice looking stroller but there are two problems with it.
    1) it only holds one kid and we need to hold two.
    2) It has a weight limit of 33lbs which Corbin has almost reached at 20 months.

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