Deedra, one of my neighbors that has three kids once told me that once you have two kids, why not have three or more? It's all the same.. she said. I'm not sure if I agree. It's amazing to me that a mom can stay sane while raising three kids, and working from home and sometimes in an office like she does.
Moms like Deedra, and kids like hers deserve a comfortable ride. The Joovy Big Caboose Stand-On Triple Stroller accommodates three children ranging in age from new born to about age five depending on weight.
When I received the Joovy Big Caboose Stand-On Triple Stroller to review on The Mommy Insider, I never thought that I wouldn't be able to put it in my own car, a Nissan Quest. However, as luck would have it, I loaned my car to my sister in law just in time for the review of the stroller. I had her Toyota Corolla for a few days. At first I thought I wasn't even going to try to get the stroller in the car. But, I really needed to try it out for the review and I happened to have two children on my testing panel available while I was borrowing her car, so I had to get the stroller in the car and get over to their house no matter what. Much to my surprise, the stroller fit well in her car. I had to fold down part of the back seat but the stroller slid right in. I have a feeling that most parents with three kids don't drive a Toyota Corolla but instead drive an SUV or mini-van in which case the stroller fits with ease. The weight is a little hefty at about 37 pounds, but I didn't have a problem loading and unloading myself.
I am very impressed with the durability and handling of the Joovy Big Caboose Stand-On Triple Stroller. I took my three testing panel children to Kohl's to test the stroller out because I knew there would be plenty of obstacles and tight spaces there. The two younger children, seven months and nine months, sat in the front seats. The front seats accommodate car seats or the child can sit in the two position seat comfortably. Both seats have five point harnesses so baby is secure. You should have seen the looks I got from passers by at Kohl's. People actually thought I had three children! Right!
While in Kohl's I took some very smooth sharp turns, and was able to navigate most of the isles just fine. The only time I had a problem was when there was something large in the main isle which made it difficult for me to get out. I would simply back up and find another isle to go down though, so it was not a big deal. Pushing the stroller was a lot easier than I expected. I was pushing three kids weighing a total of seventy pounds and never struggled to push or turn the stroller.
The stroller comes with two car seat adapters, two snack and drink trays, and two full size canopies all of which are easy to remove and replace.
The third child can either sit or stand. There is a comfortable platform the child can sit on complete with a safety buckle to keep the child secure. When sitting, the child will be facing mom. If the child chooses to stand, he can lean on the strap across the back of the stroller and face away from you.
The huge storage basket fit my diaper bag, a handbag, snacks, toys, and assorted other things and is easy to access which is very important to me.
The Joovy Big Caboose Stand-On Triple Stroller folds and unfolds very easily. It literally took me about 15 seconds to fold the stroller and get it in the car and vice versa. It was not a strain at all.
I think any parent with three children will love this stroller. It's easy to use, a smooth push, a comfortable ride, and fits well in a family SUV or mini van. This is a stroller that will last for years. The Deluxe Rip Stop Nylon Fabric makes for an easy to clean stoller that can be used and passed on for years.
Where to buy: Joovy