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Graco DuoGlider LXI Blackwell Standard Double Seat Stroller
(64 Epinions reviews)
Epinions Product Rating:
The best Double Train Light Stroller - EVER
Mar 24, 2008
Review by rachel19977
Rated a Very Helpful Review
User Rating: Excellent
Ease of Use:
Pros:Parent try, basket, back to back, lightweight, good color.
Cons:Basket underneath got scratched and is falling apart.
The Bottom Line: It's the best, lightweight, back to back stroller without paying the extra money for more expensive stroller. It's strong, the sun canopy are excellent and the baby bassinet.
Well I bought this stroller on auction site about a year and half ago while expecting my second. I'm now expecting baby #3 and worried how toddler #1 (3 years old) & #2 (will be 2 when #3 is born) will react to give up his space, am considering a sit & stand stroller by Baby Trend.
Recommend this product?
ANYHOW for the review. Stroller is great. The storage is fantastic once you figure out how to lower the storage basket while 2 kids are lying back/sleeping.
Parent tray is great, but for 2 kids there should be TWO cup holders on parent tray!
When #2 was born #1 was 20 months old. Everything was great, car seat snapped in the back and #1 was happy. Again, storage is great; diaper bag went over the rail. I'd even strap through a booster chair for eating as walking to a friend for lunch/dinner. As #2 grew, sitting up and getting bigger to reach out to #1 and PULL the living out of his hair. #2 quickly learned with warning from parent & #1 not to do that again. Okay problem solved.
Sun shade is GREAT for the front seat, since it can be moved - figure it out fast or you'll break it - back seat needs a hat or a blanket to keep sun out. If #2 is still in car seat that has sun shade, don't worry about it.
THE BACK SEAT CONVERTS INTO BASSINET AND I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW! Infant can be lying down secure in their little Bed - dear sister figured it out while visiting! Too bad baby was already 2 1/2 months old; it would have been a nice bed for her before!
If you are getting this for twins, be aware, the front seat does NOT recline all the way. Again, but not a problem if babies are in car seats. #2 quickly learned how to fall asleep while reclining, but not straight. Still not a problem for me, since #1 is 3 now and it's not a problem.
Now for the storage compartment. We've moved and most sidewalks do not have an area for strollers. And some unpaved roads, uneven walking. Meaning, storage basket scrapes the bottom while trying to cross street, and if storage basket is filled with heavy items, it will scrape bottom, and mine is to the breaking point, the middle part of the storage basket underneath - the material tore is exposing the cardboard and soon will be dragging on the floor, will have to remove the basket! I do notice, however, a new basket can be ordered as a spare part from manufacture website.
I have, however, learnt not to sit #1 in the back seat. Why? #1 can maneuver to stand IN the storage basket and not on foot rest, causing it to break. AND to KICK the living out of #2 in front! After warning, it's okay, but #1 knows back seat can recline and can sleep there. ONLY if he is warned not to kick, he MAY get in there and SLEEP but not sit after long period of time, since they will kick, or bother #2 in front. Then #1 is warned to get out and walk or switch the kids!
The front seat does not have a strong support, so if #2 or #1 kicks whomever is in FRONT seat, can cause entire back to arch forward and get hurt if not strapped in with 5 point harness. My kids are usually strapped in with 3 point harness. 5 point harness can keep #2 down when younger if needed to nap, or stay in place on recline, so they can't sit up and kick #1!
Yes, other reviewer said you can't see your kids when canopies are open, and you feel you are pushing a train.
It fits nicely in our Mazda 323! I have LONG since removed the front tray, the cup holders just simply fell out - useless. Small cars, the front canopy and both snack trays come right off quickly to get into the trunk.
Well I'm 5'3 and you might need a little strength to push it, but if you've had it as long as I have, and I've seen other strollers that come in pieces (waste of my time and space takers), side by side - which don't work on small sidewalks, stores, and small elevators. In my humble opinion, side by side strollers and train strollers, kids will bother each other in any way no matter what shape! This stroller is working great and people are always asking WHERE I got it from. This is better then the older version, since it's lighter and updated system.
Also, went on auction site and got a generic rain cover for cheap, only problem is doesn't cover #1 feet when raining, but still kids were safe dry and great for wind protecting, kids thought it was fun being covered up!
I've pushed this stroller while holding another 11 month old propped up on handlebars and holding onto me, and still was able to get around.
Well I hope you found this review enjoyable. Overall, the stroller is FANTASTIC. Now if only it had jogging wheels! Still haven't found a stroller that is back to back with better wheels!
Amount Paid (US$): 180
Age Range of Child: 12 to 36 Months
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