Review of the Baby Trend Sit N Stand DX — Best Double Stroller for the Price
Warm weather makes it perfect for taking a stroll with the kids in the stroller. When I had two children under the age of three, I began my research for a double stroller since I wanted to be able to bring both kids with me without bringing two strollers.
I needed something that was large enough for my tall toddler and a carrier seat, but small enough for the average sized mom to maneuver, fold and store away. And of course, the price had to be right!
When looking for double strollers online, I came to find that I would have two options: side-by-side or streamlined. The second option seemed more appealing to me.
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They offer the ability to have a regular seat in front sturdy enough to hold an infant carrier and a platform area in the back for a toddler-sized child who could choose to sit and ride or stand and ride. I liked the option for toddlers, since my son has recently become resistant to strollers and I couldn’t see wrestling him into a smaller seat offered by many of the other doubles.
After reading many actual reviews by parents, I decided to look further into this stroller. It seemed great for me, but I still had to see it for myself.
Baby Trend Sit N Stand Double Stroller Review
1. Two seats, one removable to access standing/sitting platform
2. Graco infant carrier fits
3. Easy to maneuver
4. Not difficult to fold or store
5. Handle height great for average size mom and tall dad
6. Makes moving around with two much easier
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Taking a Test Drive with the Baby Trend Sit N Stand
My husband and I decided to go to Babies-R-Us since we knew we could see a model of the stroller and actually try to use it. At first we looked at the LX model of the Sit N Stand. We were easily able to attach our Graco infant carrier seat in the front seat (with my daughter sleeping in it) and it was very easy to maneuver for both of us. My husband liked that the handle is high enough for him—and he’s over six feet tall!
The folding of the stroller wasn’t as easy as my one-handed moves I was able to do with my Graco, but it wasn’t a struggle either. As we placed that model back on the shelf, though, we noticed the next model up, the DX. It was the same except that for a few dollars more it added a removable seat in the back just the same as the front that was strong enough for the carrier and large enough to accommodate my tall toddler. We decided to buy that model, the DX, and traded in our Graco to save some money.
Using a Double Stroller : Pros and Cons
I love our ‘roller-coaster-stroller’, as my son calls it. It’s been great to use, it fits in both of our vehicles (an SUV and truck…it probably wouldn’t be suitable for a compact car…) and it has made shopping trips and walks a breeze. My son likes the removable back seat (he doesn’t know it is removable just yet…) and my daughter has used the front seat with her carrier and now sits in the regular seat just fine. My one dislike would have to be the placement of the storage basket, though. It’s under both seats and a bit hard to reach at times. For me though, it’s no biggie. I bought myself a smaller bag for diapers, wipes and bottles that fits under there quite nicely.
I have taken this stroller everywhere: parks, malls, stores, museums, and even a muddy farm. It moves easily and fits almost anywhere, better than a double wide stroller would.
A Year Later with My Baby Trend Sit N Stand Double Stroller
It has been a year now since I first bought this amazing double stroller. I am still as happy with it as I was the first time I used it. My son is older now and is able to stand in the back after the second seat was removed. It's nice because on occasion when he wants to get out and walk next to me, he is able to do so with ease. The times when he chooses to walk, I use the extra space to transport things I have bought at the store or the diaper bag.
The removal of the second seat was actually pretty easy. I needed a phillips head screwdriver to remove two screws and the rest unsnapped out of place. It took me less than 10 minutes to complete, and that was without the manual. Pretty impressive! I'm storing the extra parts for when I have the next baby and need to use the stroller for the two youngest kids.
Still Using My Baby Trend Double Stroller!
It's been about four years since I bought this stroller, and I'm still using it!
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