Baby Trend Sit N Stand Ultra Tandem Stroller Review
When you’re preparing for the arrival of your first little one, the choices can feel overwhelming — which crib you should purchase, cloth or disposable diapers, the best soaps and laundry detergent’s for a baby’s soft, delicate skin, and the perfect bottle to prevent upset tummies. By your second child, everything is pretty much the same as the first, literally. Hand-me-down clothes and toys rule, and you know which diapers, soaps, and foods work best for your family. Strollers, though, become an entirely new topic all over again, since you are now in market for a double stroller.
Starting with the basics, do you want a tandem stroller, where children sit in a row, or a side-by-side stroller? Do you want one where the seats can be removed or turned to accommodate growing children? From heavy but smooth-riding jogging strollers to very lightweight double umbrella strollers, the choices are almost overwhelming. Luckily, with options like the Baby Trend Sit N Stand Ultra Tandem Stroller, you can meet nearly all of the travel needs of your growing family.
Long recognized as an affordable option for high-quality baby products, Baby Trend strollers combine convenience, customization, and choices. Baby Trend Sit N Stand Ultra Tandem Stroller is one of their most popular options, as there are variety of different seating arrangements that fit two children, with a focus on families with one older and one younger child.
It removes the complaints of parents who worry that tandem strollers can be cumbersome by adding in a variety of features to make life easier for parents.
- Flexible seating options include the two traditional, forward-facing seats, as well as capacity for two car sets, one car seat and one seat, and one seat or car seat with a bench and platform.
- Separated seats mean that siblings have their own space, perfect for toddlers who tend to argue and bicker about the other being in his or her area.
- A large undercarriage and parent tray aim to make life easier for adults by giving them storage space for child gear, along with their own drinks, keys, and cell phones.
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Since the Baby Trend Sit N Stand Ultra Tandem Stroller can accommodate such a wide range of infant car seats, this stroller is ideal from day one. The adaptors hold the infant car seats securely in place with a quick snap, and are easy to remove when you want to collapse the stroller. As children grow, they are buckled in securely with a five-point harness, which keeps talented escape artists exactly where they need to be. The jump seat for older children also includes a lap belt.
Brakes and Handling
While some parents run into issues with their back brakes, the system on the Baby Trend Sit N Stand Ultra Tandem Stroller is extremely light to the touch, meaning even in sandals or flip-flops, you can lock your wheels in place.
Baby Trend has chosen a steel frame for their Sit N Stand Ultra Tandem Stroller, which is a sturdy choice, especially for children who are climbing in and out of the stroller. The fabric is durable; supportive and tough enough to hold even the squirmiest of children, yet easy to clean and wipe down. The handlebar is slightly padded, but not with a tearable material, so your stroller will continue to feel and work for years to come.
The hard, ridged wheels on the Baby Trend Sit N Stand Ultra Tandem Stroller make it ideal for flat surfaces, although it performs well on bumpy or grassy surfaces, as well. The front wheels are double wheels, which help to improve steering and stability by preventing a single wheel from getting into a rut or shaking. Airless wheels mean that you don’t need to continually check to make sure your tires are filled. The rear wheels are single wheels, which is nice for parents with longer or wider strides who might have a tendency to kick double wheels.
The seats are well-padded and comfortable. Both front and rear seats include a child tray with a cupholder. They both have reclining abilities, although you may find that the child in rear seat would prefer a higher incline on the front seat. The back seat also has a deeper reclining ability. Each seat is deep enough for a child to wiggle around, curl up, or bring along a favorite blanket or stuffed animal.
The design of the Baby Trend Sit N Stand Ultra Tandem Stroller is what sells most parents. As a tandem stroller, it’s extremely easy to fit through any doorway, on sidewalks, and in store aisles. The stroller can hold infant car seats, including the Baby Trend 22 and 30 pound car seats, Evenflo Embrace, Discovery, and the Britax Companion and Chaperone. You can put a car seat in either the front or rear seas, or both. Once your older child has outgrown the seat or wants to get in and out of the stroller, you will appreciate the ability to remove the rear seat and add a jump seat. It comes with a lap belt, but gives your child more independence.
The Baby Trend Sit N Stand Ultra Tandem Stroller weighs only about 25 pounds, which makes it one of the best double umbrella stroller. However, this stroller is very solidly built, sturdy, and gives parents peace of mind, knowing that their children are safe in a stroller with a supportive frame. Owners have found that it’s not much heavier than a single travel system and is just as easy to lift into a trunk or SUV or truck back.
Ease of Use
Most parents find that double strollers can be complicated to assemble, difficult to fold, and, in some cases, more hassle than convenient. The Baby Trend Sit N Stand Ultra Tandem Stroller, though, is nearly ready-to-go right out of the box. Purchasers only need to snap the wheels in place and attach the canopies. Once it’s assembled, owners rave that, compared to other tandem strollers, the Sit N Stand Ultra Tandem Stroller folds and unfolds quickly and smoothly — a great benefit when you’re in a hurry and don’t want to wrestle with a stroller.
Baby Trend Sit N Stand Ultra Tandem Stroller has a large and adjustable capacity. Each seat can accommodate a child of up to 50 pounds, although the stroller’s maximum recommended weight capacity is 80 pounds. As a result of this high individual seat weight limit, the seats themselves can hold even preschool-aged children, as well as some young elementary schoolers. The tall canopies and long seatbacks mean that tall children will also be comfortable. The jump seat for older kids has a weight capacity of 40 pounds.
Baby Trend has kept the options of their customers in mind by creating the Sit N Stand Ultra Tandem Stroller in two color options. Phantom is a black colored stroller, with a light gray seat back and canopy border. Elixer is dark gray with a rich purple seat back and canopy border.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is the Baby Trend Sit N Stand Ultra Tandem Stroller very parent friendly?
A: The stroller is very easy to maneuver, collapse, and transport. It includes a parent tray, which gives you the ability to keep your drinks, keys, and cell phones within reach. It also includes a deep basket, but isn’t always the easiest to access.
Q: Does the Baby Trend Sit N Stand Ultra Tandem Stroller support infant car seats?
A: Yes, the stroller can hold up to two carseats, from a variety of different brands, including Baby Trend, Graco Snugride, Britax, Evenflo and Discover.
Pros of the Baby Trend Sit N Stand Ultra Tandem Stroller
- The stroller offers parents of growing children fantastic versatility with different seating configurations that accommodate children from newborns to preschoolers.
- This is one of the easiest tandem strollers to maneuver, and it’s single-seat width means that it fits in any doorway, sidewalk or aisle.
- Child trays give children the ability to eat and drink their snacks as they desire.
Cons of the Baby Trend Sit N Stand Ultra Tandem Stroller
- The large basket can be extremely hard to access, especially when both seats are in place. Some parents have purchased aftermarket pieces to store their belongings.
- While the stroller collapses, some have found that it takes a bit of time to find the best way to make it fit in the trunk of a smaller vehicle.
- Making a sharp turn, quickly, can make the stroller feel top-heavy.
When you’re looking for a double umbrella stroller, Baby Trend’s Sit N Stand Ultra Tandem Stroller has reached the top of the charts for many good reasons, including the ability to grow with your children. This is a solid, sturdy stroller that will last you for many years.