(Closed) opinions on this stroller?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t know much about about the stroller, but be careful with the convertible car seats. They can’t be adjusted small enough to safely hold a small newborn. We tested a ton of car seats at my hospital for fit, and if you have a 6-7 pound baby, or a short 8 pound baby, the convertible car seats aren’t safe.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

I’m sorry I have no opinions on the stroller you posted.

I will say that I have a Graco travel system (stroller + infant car seat).  The reviews I read also stated that the wheels just “pop off.”  Darling Husband and I put it together (you just gotta put on the wheels) and we think that it’s probably user error.  We used a rubber mallet to secure the wheels and we check them periodically.  They are plenty secure, and we think maybe people just don’t put them on correctly in the first place.

It is so much easier to just leave an infant in their carseat and put that in a stroller too.  Especially when the baby falls asleep in the car, so you never have to wake her.  I’d recommend whatever combination of seat and stroller that will keep the baby sleeping and happy.  LOL

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@SandDollar: I actually wonder why they can even market those convertible seats as safe for newborns! None of the convertible seats we tested fit a slightly smaller than average newborn safely (the straps don’t come down enough in the seat – they should be at the level of the babies shoulders – and they can’t be tightened enough). Not only can it be a problem in an accident – but we found that the babies slump down in them enough to affect their airway (we put oxygen sat probes on the babies we tested – and in seats that weren’t adjusted well/were too big like the convertible seats their oxygen saturation level dropped!)

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

@Ms Mini: The IIHS actually found them “less than ideal” for smaller babies.  That was a big reason I bought an infant seat, because the IIHS recommends use of an infant seat for a baby up to one year old, and even stated that a convertible car seat for babies less than one year who had outgrown a regular infant seat was “less than ideal” but “safer than placing them forward-facing.”  So basically they’re considered a last resort?  I passed on that.  The drivers in my area are crazy enough that I want the good seat when I need it.  And I figure it’s not a wasted investment since the next baby can use it too.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@MightySapphire: At the hospital I work at (I am an NICU nurse) we now have a policy that every baby has to be test-fitted in their car seat by staff before they can leave the hospital. If you don’t have a car seat or if the baby doesn’t fit in safely, the parents have to go out and purchase an appropriate seat before they can be discharged. It ruffles some feathers (for sure) and if you honestly can’t afford a seat, social work has to be involved to ensure the parents ability to care for the baby, but I think it is so so important to get a good fitting seat! 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

I’ve heard great things about Britax.  I heard the Advocate was a great seat option (haven’t seen it in person though).

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I haven’t tried that specific stroller, but we’re currently looking as well and you really should go test drive them if you’re able! I tried a similar style of stroller and just personally didn’t like it {the style with the wheels coming together under the seat in an ‘x’}. Also consider how big the basket is underneath, will it be able to hold your diaper bag/purse? Plus shopping if that’s how you plan to use the stroller…

Good luck, choosing a stroller is so tough!

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