"A stroller that offers both single and double seat options on my command, and, wait for it—an added bench accessory (purchased separately) that a third child can hop a ride on? Yes, it’s possible!"
Stop right there! I’m speaking to all the parents out there who are aimlessly wandering around in search of the perfect double stroller for your growing family. The Baby Jogger City Select LUX is the stroller you have been searching for! Trust me when I tell you this stroller has it all—and more. This wonderful little addition to our family has brought so much flexibility with its ability to be a single stroller (wonderful for my 2-year-old while I was pregnant) and then, in a single moment, transform into a double stroller with two simple add-on brackets and a second seat. Seriously?! Is this possible? A stroller that offers both single and double seat options on my command, and, wait for it—an added bench accessory (purchased separately) that a third child can hop a ride on? Yes, it’s possible! Look no further then the Baby Jogger City Select LUX.
I received this stroller when I was eight months pregnant with my second child. It has been such an asset to my family. While pregnant, I used this all-wheel suspension stroller frequently with my 2-year-old daughter on walks around the neighborhood, on a local walking trail, while out shopping for baby necessities (nesting anyone?) and at our local amusement park. The all-terrain wheels are perfect for any surface and offer two options for ease of strolling: locked front wheels for jogging, and swivel front wheels for easy turning in tight spaces.
The hand-operated decelerating brake is perfectly placed on the stroller handle, which makes controlling the stroller downhill much easier. It also makes the parking brake more accessible than traditional brakes found on the back wheels of other strollers. The telescoping handlebar offers two height options—perfect for my husband, who has a longer stride. The stroller handle is very comfortable and allows me to have effortless total control when out strolling around. I sometimes forget I am pushing the stroller because it rides so smoothly!
What about the baby? My new BFF, the City Select LUX, not only offers double strolling fun for my growing 2-year-old, but it can also become a travel system by purchasing adapters for your desired infant car seat. We purchased the adapters compatible for our Maxi-Cosi infant car seat, and they fit perfectly on the stroller. Our infant seat clicks into the adapters easily, and my new little one rides with his big sister in stadium seating style, so no one is cramped. With over 20 different riding configurations, my two sweet children can ride facing out, toward me or toward each other.
The cozy seat (included with the stroller) has four reclining positions (seriously, that is more than my van offers!), and my daughter loves both sitting straight up and watching the world around her or laying down almost flat to take a nap. The canopy that comes standard on the seat is a full canopy that literally extends from behind my daughters head all the way over her body, depending on the seat position. There’s also an adjustable footrest, which my daughter thoroughly enjoys and takes full advantage of.
Is it really worth the money? Let me be the first to tell you: I was skeptical that this stroller would be worth the pretty price tag that it comes with. However, I can honestly say that it is worth every penny! This is the perfect stroller for growing families. Invest in it at the beginning, and you will be so glad you did. In addition to everything mentioned above, it offers lightweight and compact folding for easy storing, an automatic locking mechanism when folded up, allowing for ease of carrying, and a large storage basket underneath that holds even the largest diaper bags out there (trust me, I have tested the space with my larger than life Skip Hop diaper bag). The price tag may be hard to swallow at first, but believe me: You will get your money’s worth out of this little gem.
Not only is this stroller functional, but it is also stylish in a simple yet stunning way. In fact, several families stopped me while visiting our local amusement park to inquire about my City Select LUX, and I was more than willing to give them the overview and gleam with pride over my stroller. At the conclusion of each of my stroller demonstrations, I am able to send inquiring families away with a glimpse of hope that they, too, have found the perfect double stroller for their growing family in the Baby Jogger City Select LUX, just as I have. Happy strolling!
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