On your mark, get set … and we’re off, jogging – walking, rather – down the sidewalks of my small town, tunes from my iPod drifting out of the speakers of my Baby Trend Navigator Double Jogger Stroller. My boys, ages two and 3 months, and I are perfectly content in this roomy, two-seater stroller that offers a smooth ride. I get my exercise while they get a nice comfortable ride and a view of the world around them.Baby Trend does a tremendous job at offering plenty of room for two, and spacious storage for cargo for all the expected and unexpected events that might arise on a walk. It also offers a five-point harness to secure children in comfortable multi-positioning seats, which is great for moms on the move. There should be no excuses for not getting out and jogging until baby is 6 months of age because this stroller allows you to snap in a car seat for the youngest of riders. You can start burning off that baby weight immediately.
Another strength is its durability. With its easy-to-maneuver handling and large bike wheels, this stroller can go almost anywhere. We have taken it on all types of terrain, even hiking trails in the woods, with no problems. Six cup holders and speakers for an MP3 input are both nice added perks.
Despite its versatility and the smooth ride, there are a few drawbacks. Moms, this stroller is not for the petite among us. You need some pretty serious muscle to heft this baby in and out of the car. When folded down, it still takes up a large amount of space. The back wheels pop off for easier storage in vehicles, but it’s even a tight fit in the back of my SUV. What about the trunk of a car? One other concern: if you’re an avid runner, the wheels occasionally wobble and shake when jogging. It makes for an uncomfortable ride for the small passengers.
For the money, though, this stroller is splendid and offers great accommodations. I am thrilledwith it and find it to be very useful in taking my little sight-seers out for a stroll. I would give this Baby Trend Stroller 4 out of 5 stars.
Danielle M. is a former elementary classroom teacher who is now a full-time “domestic engineer” dedicated to instructing her two sons, ages two and three months. She lives in rural upstate NY and spends her free time being outdoors as much as living in a place with six months of winter will allow. She’s also a bargain-hunter and coupon-clipper who prides herself on never paying full price for anything for her boys.