Do you have three or more children that need to use a stroller? Then you may want to invest in a triple stroller for your family. Today we are reviewing a triple stroller like that, the Valco Baby Tri Mode Duo X Toddler Seat.
The Valco Baby Tri Mode Duo X Toddler Seat is only the seat. The stroller is sold separately. It will easily click on and off the stroller. This product can also get folded with the stroller for easy storage. Once attached to the stroller, this works great for families that have twins and a toddler, or triplets. This seat works best with children that are 6 months and up.
When deciding whether or not to buy this Valco Baby Tri Mode Duo X Toddler Seat, there are some things that you may want to consider. I'll go over some of those considerations here.
Great For Parents of Twins with a Toddler
If you have twins, you may think adding a 3rd child onto a stroller may be a bit too much, but with this toddler seat, it makes bringing the 3rd child onboard a piece of cake. Here is what one parent had to say about this seat,
"Perfect when you need a place to strap in your toddler! I have twins and a toddler and needed a triple stroller without it being too bulky. This is perfect because I only have it on my stroller when necessary and my toddler feels like he’s captain of the ship because he sits so high up."
Toddler May Get Extra Sun Exposure
Keep in mind that this toddler seat will be out in the elements more than the children who are sitting back in the seats. The toddler could get a little too much sun or start to get hot on a warm day. Here is what one parent had to say about the sun exposure for this toddler seat,
"I’d get the sun shade/hood for it though because if you’re out and about for awhile, you’re toddler may get toasty from the sun exposure or wet from the rain."
This seat does not recline, so be aware of that. Unfortunately, there are only so many features that you can add on to a seat like this. Here is what one customer had to say on this topic,
"Perfect for a smaller toddler. Not big enough for a 'large' toddler. It does not recline at all. It is easy to remove and put back on."
Heavy To Maneuver
If you will be lifting this seat in and out of a vehicle or need to carry it up and downstairs while it is attached to the stroller, keep in mind that it is a bit on the heavy side. The seat is going to add some weight to an already heavy stroller. Here is what one customer had to say about the weight,
"So heavy! And I'm a strong person for my petite size. Should have gotten the lighter one. Wish they were sold in stores near me so I could have test driven it. Very disappointed with such an expensive purchase, but I've already taken it outside so doubt I can return it."
Folds With The Stroller
This seat folds up with the stroller which makes it nice when transporting it. You will have the option of folding it or taking it off the stroller when you want to move it.
Good for Small Toddler
If you have a large toddler, be aware that this seat may be too small to transport a large toddler. The weight limit is 33 pounds.
Other Products To Try
If the Valco Baby Tri Mode Duo X Toddler Seat does not fit your needs, here are a couple other products to try.
- The Baby Jogger 2017 City Select LUX Double Stroller WITH LUX Bassinet is $948.00. This stroller converts from a single stroller to a double stroller, as well as a triple stroller with a glider board. The seats are reversible so that your child can face out, face the parent, or face the sibling. A nice feature is its compact size, as well as the auto lock, which makes this stroller easy to carry, transport, and store. To fold, simply fold the seat and lift the sides to fold. If you are wanting a triple stroller that is easy to fold and store, as well as comfortably fit your children, the Baby Jogger 2017 City Select LUX Double Stroller is a good choice.
- The Baby Trend Sit N Stand Ultra Tandem Stroller is $143.79. The price is very affordable, but keep in mind that this product will only fit two children. Both children can sit in the seats, or your older child can stand on the rear platform. The child standing also has the option to sit on the rear seat. Each child must be 50 pounds or under. You can also place infant car seats into this stroller if needed. The infant car seats are sold separately. This double stroller will accept almost all infant car seats, including Baby Trend® Infant Car Seats, which is sold by the same company. This stroller has a large basket, and can easily be folded for storage and transportation. A nice feature is that it has two cup holders for the parent, and one cup holder for the child that is standing. The stroller is made from nylon and metal, and has been imported.
The Valco Baby Tri Mode Duo X Toddler Seat gives parents of 3 small children some great options for taking stroller rides. This seat is especially great for parents of twins. The Valco Baby Tri Mode Duo X Toddler Seat makes it easy to add on a toddler up to 33 pounds. The child in front will get some extra sun unless you purchase a canopy. When transporting the stroller, you will have the option of folding the stroller down with the seat in it, or taking the seat off of the stroller. Keep in mind when transporting this stroller with the seat on it, that it will add some weight for transporting. Some people felt that it was too heavy to carry. If that is the case, simply take the seat off when carrying. I hope that my review of the Valco Baby Tri Mode Duo X Toddler Seat can give you decide if it's right for your family!
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