Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Baby Jogger Carseat Adapter: A big lopsided, unstable mistake
I had been so excited that it was possible to turn the Baby Jogger City Mini into a travel system. So excited that I shelled out $60 to buy a flimsy piece of metal. The Baby Jogger City & Q-Series Car Seat Adapter snaps into the stroller allowing you to then snap your carseat into the adapter. It's a nice idea in theory, but in reality, it turns the stroller into a strolling Leaning Tower of Pisa.
When we snap our Graco SafeSeat carseat into the adapter, we have to check like ten times to make sure it's secure because...something just doesn't seem right. If you're walking on a sidewalk that's tilted just a bit to either side, you have to put pressure in the other direction so that the stroller doesn't tip. I have almost tipped the stroller into traffic a number of times. It also makes the stroller heavy - so heavy that I can't pop a wheelie to get it from street to sidewalk.
So I do not like this product and I regret buying it. For nearly the same price we could've bought a universal carseat carrier instead.
I'm thinking about returning the adapter and getting the carseat wheels instead. I do not recommend this product.