You can’t walk out your front door without seeing a Graco stroller somewhere. They are everywhere. Graco’s are the everyman (or everywoman) stroller! They are budget-friendly and sold at every major retailer that sells baby gear. Well, one thing Graco hasn’t done yet is a sit-n- stand stroller. Until now.
At the ABC Kids Expo in Louisville last week, Graco debuted two sit-n-stand strollers (Graco calls it a “Stand and Ride”). While we don’t have all the specs on the strollers yet (they were out of press kits!), we thought we would give you a sneak peek.
Graco Room for 2
The first stroller is the “Room for 2”. It is your typical “sit-n-stand” stroller. Seat in the front for a younger child with a bench and a stand platform in the rear for an older child to sit or stand. The front seat sports an adjustable 5-point harness and a large baby tray with two cup holders and a snack container. The rear of the stroller features a large parent tray and two handles for your rear standing child to hang onto. I don’t remember how much the Room for 2 will retail for but it’s Graco so you know it will be reasonable. The only thing that stood out to me about this Sit n Stand stroller is how small the canopy is. One canopy is supposed to cover both children and it looks too small to sufficiently cover just one. I just wish Graco had thought more about the size of this canopy. Canopy size matters! Oh yeah, the Room for 2 also takes an infant car seat in the front.
The Ready2Grow is the more deluxe “ride and stand” of the two new Gracos. While the Room for 2 is your typical sit-n-stand (nothing really special), the Ready2Grow has a unique, stand-out feature. If you have been with us for a while, you would know that we don’t recommend putting a child under the age of 2 1/2 on the rear bench or standing platform on a sit n stand stroller. We change our story with this stroller though. The rear of the stroller not only has a bench and standing platform but also a removable “jump seat” with a harness for a smaller child. That means you can have a smaller child securely strapped in the rear jump seat close to mom (or dad) while another child sits in front.
The Ready 2 Grow has a huge basket, double canopies (with pop-out sun visors), a big baby tray and a large parent tray. If that isn’t enough, it has 12 different riding options. That includes TWO infant car seats at the same time! Talk about versatility for a sit-n-stand (stand and ride)!
We don’t know the retail price on the Ready2Grow or the release date yet. We will keep you posted.