Sunday, July 27, 2008

Leslie's review of the Ultralight Joovy Caboose.




I am now a proud owner of this "Sunset" Ultralight Joovy Caboose. However long it took in getting here no longer matters, as I am one satisfied customer. I do realize that the ultralight caboose is a bit more expensive than the regular model. I can say with certainty that it is 100% worth every single penny.

You see, in my current location (Santiago Chile) we were in desperate need of a solution to our crisis. The crisis being my 3 year old's disinterest in walking places, walking long distances, or even keeping up with the pace of a big city. The only stroller I had brought with us when we came was a single umbrella stroller. It soon outlived it's usefulness.

When we took our first walk through the city with our new stroller, my son hopped right on the back and was ecstatic at his new way of getting around. He felt like it was all for him. Mostly, it was, but we get so much more out of it. We are able to walk much faster without worrying about if he is getting tired or bored. He now loves to stand and switch positions all by himself. This has been a lifesaver. I totally love how light weight it is too. It is a breeze to push. Even with 60 lbs of kids, and 21 lbs of stroller it is easy. I do own another brand of double stroller, and I'm not certain that I am going to get much use out of it anymore. This stroller folds down quickly and easily, and takes up much less trunk space than other double strollers.

Another thing that I'd like to mention is how easy it is to tip. You know when you are trying to get up a curb? If you are not in a big city, think in a parking lot of a store. You have an umbrella stroller and you pull back the handles to tilt the front two wheels up on the curb. Well when I went to tip this one back, all I had to do was to put one foot on the platform (where my son can stand up) and I tilt back. Even with both kids on it, it tilts backwards with very little effort.

This has easily been the best child product I have ever purchased! I would absolutely recommend it to anyone with 2 children near the same age, or any mom who has an older child and a baby. The joovy comes with a removable attachment for a baby carrier and fits most popular brands. The stroller has many pluses such as a larger sun visor that can shield both kids from the sun. It also came with a parent organizer and drink holder. I like how easy it can come off if you need to clean it, it holds two drinks, and has two pockets.

Also, a word about the storage underneath. At first glance it doesn't seem like it is all that big. But it actually can hold quite a bit. We use our storage for grocery shopping, since we are walking, we have to put as much as we can in there. Trust me, we have jammed it to the top. And it holds quite a bit. The rear seat moves back and forth, so you can access the storage that way, or pull down on the stretchy sides to get to the bottom. Either way, I don't think I have one thing negative to say about this stroller. I love it!

Also, if you live in a big city, like I do now, then you would be crazy not to own one of these. It has made getting around a breeze. Having two kids is a task in itself, but if you own this stroller, the kids will love going for a ride. Instead of complaining about being strapped into other strollers, they will actually have fun. And that makes mommy's job a whole lot easier!

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10 comments:

kiki6363 said...

I'm so glad you are happy with your purchase!! Happy for Eddie as well!!! YAY!!!

Glad it helps you as much as it does!

Love ya and miss ya
~me

Seester said...

Hey! Mom says that they should pay you for that!!!

It is a super recommendation!!!

Great Product review!!

Love ya
~us

Chelle said...

What a cute stroller!! Thanks for the review--it's always nice to hear what other mom's say about something before you buy it :)

McMommy said...

That is FANTASTIC to know! As a mom of two..I keep eyeing that stroller...you gave a great recommendation that answered some of my questions about it!

madhousemama said...

Hello there

Although my kids are older (I have 3)and I no longer need a stroller. It is still great to hear that you have found one that actually does the job its suppost to do. I can now pass this on to friends who have small kiddies. I'm glad yours love it.
By the way awsome name...mine is the same and the same spelling. hehe
Have a great day!

THopgood said...

Things sure have come a long way since my kids were that age!

carrie said...

That cool stroller almost makes me want to have another baby . . .

I said almost! :)

Steph said...

You should link this post to "Something funny happened today"'s Monday Word of Mouth Carnival.

Basically she is getting started having others share things that they absolutely love (and don't get paid to talk about them).

Fun stuff I tell ya!

Here's the link! http://somethingfunnyhappenedtoday.blogspot.com/2008/07/word-of-mouth-monday-carnival-starts.html

Kelly said...

leslie- since we BOTH were having such computer issues last week, I am going to post this review (it's fantastic) in TODAY's Word of mouth monday for you. I hope that is ok! AND just so you know, you are showing up as Chile on my site meter! ;)

Vila said...

Well written article.