Joovy Caboose Stand On Tandem Stroller
By Twin Stroller Reviews
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First of all: the Joovy Caboose Stand On Tandem Stroller is NOT a twin
stroller. It is a travel system that works great for parents who have a
toddler and are expecting a second baby. It basically consists in a frame
that holds a stroller seat (or a car seat for infants) and behind it a
platform for the older child to stand on. In case the toddler gets tired,
the Joovy Caboose Stand On Tandem Stroller provides a padded rear
seat, much like a bank to sit on.
The Baby Seat
The Joovy Caboose comes with an universal car seat attachment, which
enables you to strap in most modern infant car seats. For a complete list
of car seat models that can be used, click here. With your car seat you can
use the stroller right from the beginning – no need for a different stroller
for your infant.
The front seat has two positions, but it doesn´t recline totally, due to the
fact that the bigger child needs some space. Smaller children usually
sleep well though when the seat is in the reclined position. The positions
of the back rest are or 130° or 110°, the seat bottom is horizontal. If
you feel that the head of your baby is bobbing around too much while
asleep, you can always get a head rest like the Kiddopotamus
Snuzzler Complete Head and Body Support. It is not very expensive
and will add comfort and safety. There as an adaptable foot rest that can
be adjusted to the size of the child. A big canopy provides shade from
the sun. There is a child tray with a cup holder – if you don't want to use
it, just take it off.
The front seat as you buy it is thought for a baby from about six months
old to a toddler up to 45 lbs.
The Back Seat and Platform
The platform makes the Joovy Caboose attractive for the older child: it
enjoys a lot of autonomy as it can get off and on the stroller by himself.
The other advantage: no constant lifting of heavy toddlers for the
parents. When the toddler gets tired, he can sit down on the padded rear
seat, it comes with straps that allow you to buckle your kid in for greater
safety. There are foam covered handles to hold on to. The platform and
back seat are thought for a toddler up to 45 lbs. Just for your
orientation: I have normal sized twins that weigh about 35 lbs each at
four years and a half (they pretty much have outgrown the stroller
stage!) So 45 lbs should be more than enough.
The Joovy Caboose is made from rip-stop 600D nylon, a very durable
material that is easy to clean, which is a huge advantage! Just brush it
off with a soft brush or a sponge and a mild detergent and give it a good
shower with the hose. No problem to clean out ice cream stains,
leftovers form chocolate cookies... If you are parents of a toddler already
(as I assume since you are reading this review) you will definitely know
what I am talking about!
The front seat is fitted with a five point harness with reflective material
makes it easier for drivers to see you at night.
The frame is very sturdy because of its square tubing, and sturdiness is
an important feature when you are looking for a stroller that can handle
two kids, believe me!
The Joovy Caboose is definitely one of the most compact, maneuverable
tandem strollers available. It is extremely short for a tandem stroller
(more like a single stroller), which makes it very easy to maneuvre, to
get around tricky corners at a store isle and to go up and down curbs,
situations that can be an authentic nightmare with a tandem stroller.
The Joovy Caboose folds up easily, the metal folding lock won´t brake or
wear out after just a few trips. It is pretty small when folded up (height:
10,5“, width: 21,50“, depth: 43,00“) and leaves space in for more
luggage or groceries in your car trunk.
Underneath there is a fairly large storage basked, to accommodate
everything you need: diapers, toys, jackets...
When folded up:
Weight: 26 lbs
Accessories for the Joovy Caboose
If you feel you need a place for your water bottle, keys, cellphone...
while taking your kids for a walk with the Joovy Caboose Tandem,
consider treating yourself to the Parent Organizer that goes with the
stroller. Its trendy neoprene material helps keep your coffee hot or your
water cold, the zipper storage pocket will prevent you from loosing your
keys. It looks good on your stroller and is washable – added value to
your Joovy Caboose!
For your baby's comfort you can get the Joovy Caboose All Season
Reversible Pad, that keeps the little passenger comfortable no matter
how warm or cold it is. For cold weather there is a soft fleece side, while
the reverse side of woven nylon mesh keeps moisture away from your
baby's skin in hot and humid weather. The pad is machine washable and
easy to put on.
There is also a sunfilter and a raincover that will fit the Joovy Caboose
and make trips in all kind of weather easier.
I think the Joovy Caboose Stand On Tandem Stroller is an intelligently
designed double stroller for parents with two kids about 18 months or
two years apart. It is versatile and made of high quality materials, and
likely to last for the period you will need a stroller for your kids.
Would you like to know what others say about the Joovy Caboose? Head
over to Amazon and read more than 200 reviews, the vast majority