Updated: May 9, 2015
Joovy Stroller Review - Joovy Caboose StrollerWhat Makes Joovy a Popular Company for Strollers? - What are Tandem Strollers?
Joovy specializes in innovative and sturdy strollers. Headquartered in Dallas, other Joovy products include playards, toys and accessories -- but it's really about the strollers. Joovy Strollers are carried in stores including Babies R Us and large retailers like Amazon. The Joovy strollers have received a great deal of attention due to their unique and lightweight models. For example, Joovy makes the "Stand-On Tandem" stroller. This stroller can accommodate more kids as your family evolves. An older child can stand or sit in the rear seat while a younger child rides in front. Also if the older child gets tired, he can sit down and ride along. The stroller also has a universal car seat attachment. If you are in the market for strollers, Joovy products are definitely not the cheapest ones around. However, they do come highly rated by countless parents. Some of Joovy's competitors in the market include Kolcraft, Sit N Stand, Graco and Peg Perego. Many bloggers have tried out Joovy's stroller out and reported on them. For example on Celebrity Babies, the writer said her kids loved it. She stated, "Joovy's Ergo Caboose Stroller is ideal if you have a baby in a car seat and a toddler who still needs a proper stroller seat. As the toddler gets a little bigger and the baby moves into the front seat, this stroller will give you flexibility with letting your older child sit or stand." Elizabeth at Babble wrote that the Caboose Ultralight, "This is a quality stroller for a very good price."
You can see the Caboose in action from this video by Baby Gizmo Company:
Details about the Joovy Stand-On Tandem Stroller
Kids are always growing, and so it sometimes can be guesswork to find the stroller that makes the most sense overall. Most parents want a stroller that will keep up with their child as the child grows - who wants to buy a new stroller every 18 months? As far as the Joovy Stand-On Tandem stroller goes, the back seat and platform is for kids over 2.5 years and with a max weight of 45 lbs and a max height of 44 inches. The front seat is for kids 6 months of more with a max weight of 45 lbs. So, for example, if your children are both the same size and weight, the Stand-On Tandem may not be your best bet. Also if your kids are close to outgrowing the 45 lb weight limit, you also may want to consider how much actual usage you will get out of the stroller. Also definitely note that the weight together needs to be total of 90 pounds. Joovy also sells a "big caboose" for 3 children. It has two full size seats with canopies, and the third older child rides on the rear platform. This stroller weighs about 37 pounds.
Reviews for the Joovy Stand-On Tandem StrollerThe Joovy Caboose Stand On Tandem Stroller is less expensive than some of Joovy's other products and sells for about $100 at Amazon. It comes in some attractive colors including orange, black, red, lemontree, purpleness, appletree and blue check. The Joovy Caboose Stand On Tandem Stroller has received consistently good reviews from Amazon and other parenting sites. Reviewers agree this is worth the extra money over a regular everyday stroller. People's only complaints were the heaviness of the stroller. Of course, if you can spring for Joovy's ultralight stroller (see below), you will take care of the weight issue. The Stand-On Tandem stroller has had a variety of press coverage. Reviewers say that the stroller feels very roomy, but the length of the stroller can get tricky to use at a place like the mall. It can also be bumpy on a sidewalk in a city. Yet, on the other hand, another major plus for the Stand-On Tandem is that parents also really like the way the stroller folds for storage. You just press a button and pull of triggers on both sides. It is clear that for most parents, the benefits of this stroller far outweigh the disadvantages. The entire family of Joovy strollers is here.
The Joovy Ergo Caboose - Joovy Groove Stroller
The Joovy Ergo Caboose Stroller is considered by the company to be their best Stand-On tandem stroller. This stroller has the patented stand-on tandem, which is considered a revolutionary stroller design. Additionally, the front seat is ergonomically engineered. Other features include flip open rear seat, ball bearing wheels and removable cup holders. This stroller has phenomenal ratings from parents. In fact, it really has no truly negative reviews. Parents love the look of this stroller and how easy it is to transport and wheel. A lot of the parents said they had tried many strollers and this one was by far the best. There are a few assorted recommendations on the Joovy Ergo Caboose. The sunshade doesn't usually cover both kids, so some parents recommend bringing your own secondary form of coverage. Also the second child gets limited room in the back and sometimes has to lean in a slightly uncomfortable position. However, those were virtually the only two drawbacks we found about the Joovy Ergo Caboose.