Every parent wants the best for his or her child. When we were pregnant with our first child, Anna and I spent countless hours in Buy Buy Baby researching and combing through countless baby items. One of the items that we got and still use and would definitely get again is the Baby Jogger City Select Stroller.
There are countless strollers out there, and they come in many shapes, sizes, and prices. We were overwhelmed at the amount of options that were available to us, and we ended up purchasing our baby car seat first (Britax B-Safe 35 Infant Car Seat) and then looking at strollers.
I’d like to share the pros and cons that we came across with the Baby Jogger City Select Stroller.
To us, the Baby Jogger City Select Stroller pretty much does it all.
Accepts Infant Car Seat
After selecting our infant car seat, we realized that this stroller has infant car seat adapters for the Britax B-Safe 35 Infant Car Seat that allows the car seat to securely lock into the stroller. This is awesome, especially when babies fall asleep in their car seats. We were able to move our kids from the car to the stroller without changing seats. This option alone was probably the option that sealed the deal for us.
Grows with Your Family
Another reason we like this stroller so much is because it has grown with our family. When we found out we were pregnant with Adelaide, we didn’t have any worries in the baby stroller department. The Baby Jogger City Select Stroller converts to a double stroller. We purchased Baby Jogger Second Seat Support Brackets that fit on top of the front wheels and allow for a second seat.
Not only does this stoller allow for two seats, it also has the option for a Baby Jogger Glider Board that allows an older child up to 45 pounds to stand on. We have not purchased the board for ourselves, but it’s definitely a great option.
Anna and I preferred not to purchase a double wide stroller. The thought of maneuvering one of those strollers around seemed clunky and difficult. If you are using the Baby Jogger City Select Stroller as a double stroller, one of the pros is that the width of the stroller never changes. With the strollers inline seat design, you can maintain the same width of the stroller and still have all the capabilities of a double stroller.
Easy to Fold
While the stroller does take two hands to fold, it is really easy to do. With release latches on each side of the stroller, all you need to do is lift up on each side and the stroller folds in half.
Pushing the stroller around is a breeze. The Baby Jogger City Select Stroller is made with large wheels which makes it easy to push over rough terrain.
Easy to Clean
The fabric on the Baby Jogger City Select Stroller is durable and easy to clean. I use a damp cloth or a wet wipe to clean up any messes.
One feature that Anna and I love is the adjustable handlebar, which allows the user to adjust the height of the handlebar to their comfort. We are taller people and really appreciate being able to adjust the handlebar so that we don’t have to bend down to push the stroller.
The hand brake, which is located on the right side of the handlebar, comes in handy. When we are on an incline or walking with Jude, we turn the hand brake on. This assures us that the stroller will stay in place and prevents Jude from pushing Adelaide around without our knowledge.
Large Storage Area
The bottom of the stroller serves as a storage area. The storage is large enough to fit Anna’s purse and our diaper bag with room to spare. The extra storage has come in handy while shopping at our local farmers’ market, for example. We always have extra room to store our purchases without having to hold on to the bags and continue to push the stroller.
There are a couple of cons that I would like to point out as well.
The stroller and 1 seat weigh in at 29.5lb. While you can find many strollers that weigh less, it is not surprising that a stroller with so many options would weigh more than other strollers.
In my opinion, the price is the only real con. The price starts at around $379.95 on Amazon and quickly rises based on model year, color, and additional options you purchase.
Anna and I are very happy with the Baby Jogger City Select Stroller and would definitely choose it again. We are pleased with the durability and flexibility of the stroller. It was great when we just had Jude and then converted easily to a double stroller after Adelaide was born. If this stroller is in your budget, I would highly recommend buying one.
Do you own a Baby Jogger City Select Stroller or have a question about it? If so, leave your questions in the comments below.