If you are in the market for a double stroller, you have probably seen it all. Most double strollers get a bad reputation for being heavy and cumbersome. They can also be quite pricey.
When I was pregnant with my second baby, I felt like pulling my hair out after a trip to the local baby store to check out some double strollers. To say I was overwhelmed would have been an understatement. I remember taking in the sight of all those strollers lined up with their little half page stat sheet and price hanging over them and wondered how the heck I choose one.
In the end, I left the store with nothing but a headache.
After some quality bonding time with Google, I was able to narrow down my choices. I didn’t have a huge budget to spend (I had been laid off so the super nice and expensive strollers were out), I needed a stroller that would work as a travel system with my current car seat, and I needed one that would grow with my soon to be three-year-old. I feared he couldn’t sit in some of the strollers I saw for long.
For around $175 (for the Double), Baby Trend Sit N Stand stroller reviews convinced me that this was the stroller for me.
Baby Trend Sit N Stand Key Features:
- Can sit two infant seats, or two toddlers, or one toddler and one older child.
- Covered parent tray with 2-cup holders
- One hand fold is fast and easy to use
- 5-point child restraint safety harness
- Removable/Swing away child tray with cup holder
- Removable rear seat converts stroller to traditional Sit N Stand
- Foot activated rear brake
- Decent undercarriage storage basket
- Dimensions – 21.5″W x 49″L x 43″H
- Weight – 32.5lbs
The main feature to talk about is the ability for this stroller to convert and grow with your family. The stroller can accommodate two infant seats which are perfect for twins. Or just one infant seat. You can put the infant seat in the back or the front.
One thing I loved about using the infant seat with this stroller was that you don’t need to take anything apart. You simply press the buttons to fold the seat’s tray down and that becomes the base for the infant seat. Both seats have a strap that is then pulled over the infant seat to secure it.
It was the easiest process I have ever seen with a double stroller. I can’t count how many times I took my youngest out of the car in his infant seat only to have my three-year-old announce he would prefer to sit in the back. Two clicks later we are set for baby in the front and big brother in the back.
Per Baby Trend, the stroller is compatible with several brands of car seats. Baby Trend, Evenflo, Graco and Britax being a few of them.
Once my older son became too large for the seat, I converted the stroller into the Sit N Stand. He was nearly four and a half at the time and honestly could still fit in the seat but his head was a little high so I made the switch. He loves the Sit N Stand. The seat is a decent size for him to “take a rest” as he puts it or he can choose to stand up. I like that there is a platform for him to sit on as he still gets tired when we are out for long periods of time.
I will say that installing and uninstalling the seat can be a pain. But it is easy. It is just a series of snaps and doesn’t take much to figure out what goes where.
One issue I had with a lot of double strollers are how big (wide) and bulky they are. I tried to imagine myself pushing that boat through the narrow aisles of Nordstroms or more realistically, JC Penny… I got stuck at every rounder in my vision because there is no way even a quarter of those huge things fit in those narrow spaces.
This stroller is very narrow and maneuvers great. There are not many places I have to avoid. I also like that I don’t have to be saying “excuse me” to ten thousand people while trying to plow my way through a crowd. So if you don’t like a lot of bulk, then this stroller is perfect for you.
Baby Trend Sit N Stand Options
You can actually get several different types of the Baby Trend Sit N Stand. Some come with a second seat, some don’t. It is important to know which one you are ordering so you don’t get the wrong one.
Here are few:
The LX and the improvement to that model, the DX come with only one seat. It is just the Sit N Stand version. You can still use an infant seat in the front.
The Ultra is a step up from the DX. It is also a single seat stroller but the back has the option to hold an infant seat and also includes two cup holders for the back.
The double of course includes two seats. You have the option to put an infant seat on the front or back. You can use it with both seats or convert it to the Sit N Stand. Best value in my opinion.
There are packages that you can get that include the double along with a Baby Trend infant seat making this a travel system. I had a single travel system with my first baby and wish I had just gotten this stroller from the beginning. Instead, I spent twice the money buying two strollers.
The nice thing about this stroller is that it is not bulky. If you remove the back seat and just use the front seat for one child, this makes a roomy opening for the storage basket and makes for a fine single stroller. My point is you can get this stroller with your first child and grow into it as you expand your family. Save yourself some money!
See the Baby Trend Sit N Stand in Action!
This video gives a good walkthrough of all the features of the Baby Trend Sit N Stand:
Pros and Cons of the Baby Trend Sit N Stand
- It’s light weight
- Ability to grow with your family
- Takes several different brand of car seats to work as a travel system
- Easy to fold
- Compact for a double stroller. Fits nicely in small trunk space
- Comfortable to push
- Lots of storage space
- Small and maneuvers well in tight spaces
- Removable trays and umbrellas
So not much to gripe about here but I do have a few things I dislike about this stroller:
- The 5-point harness – My biggest gripe about the Sit N Stand is this harness. It is not padded and starts to ride up the child’s crotch… It is not the most comfortable seatbelt. I wish it was padded.
- The access to the storage space is really from the second seat. You can put small items in from behind but it is hard. Plus, an older child’s feet dangle into it. You would also need to remove an infant seat if placed in the back when trying to access it for larger items. That can be inconvenient.
- The front wheels can be a pain to put into the proper position when trying to fold the stroller. I think this stroller is super easy to fold but the front wheels need to be positioned just right or it won’t fold. I get on the first try most of the time but on occasion they get goofy on me and I get annoyed.
Overall, the Baby Trend Sit N Stand is one of the most affordable and easy to use double strollers on the market. It is hundreds less than most others and comes with so many seating options that it makes it a no brainer. It comes in a huge range of color options too which I love. There is something for everyone.
I love my Sit N Stand and highly recommend it to other moms!