Toddler loves her throne :)
July 6, 2011
I found such mixed reviews online on the Valco jumpseat, but I took a chance and bought it. I've only used it for 2 days, so I don't have long term experience with it. Here on my findings:
-My toddler LOVES the seat. I was afraid she would balk at giving up "her" stroller, but she's taken to the new seat well. She sits up there like a queen.
- Fairly easy to steer and turn. People mentioned having difficulty with steering, turning, and stability. I haven't experienced any problems. My toddler is on the lighter side, if that makes a difference.
-Very difficult on steps. I have 3 steps going up to my house and I couldn't bump it up with the toddler sitting there.
-The seat is much closer to the back/baby than I originally thought. This helps with stability, but obscures the baby's view. This is perfectly okay with infants (when the stroller is fully reclined), but we'll see how it is when the baby gets older.
-I'm not so thrilled that in order to have a raincover to fit, I need to buy the canopy. Maybe my toddler can hold an umbrella...
A side by side would have been nicer, but it's currently not an option for me. As a second option, this was great. I am very happy overall that I bought this piece.