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.

3 comments:

  1. I have the graco one.
    http://tinyurl.com/d7b3nt
    The kolcraft one has things to tie.
    the graco just clicks.

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  2. There are so many things that drive me crazy about our peg perego p3 but it's posts like this that remind me why i've not replaced it in the last two years- it just does everything we need it to do, albeit in a clunky, unstylish way. the carseat clicks easily into the frame with no need for adapters, and so does the bassinet.

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  3. I bought the carseat adapter for the Phil & Ted's and then never used it because you can only use it with one kid in the stroller. That doesn't help me when I'm using it as a double stroller - where am I going to put the other kid? So I have no idea if the adapter is stable or not...

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