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My first solo outing with four girls thanks to Graco Ready2Grow Stroller and Giveaway!!

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When B was less than three weeks old, it was time for me to venture out with all four girls by myself. Ack. I admit, I was very nervous. We had to take B to a follow up ENT appointment and the only time they did those appointments was in the afternoon, also known as the time that everybody is home from school.

I was trying to figure out how I would get the littlest two into the office and keep E contained because it wasn’t a pediatric only office. It was Graco to the rescue. I was ready for my first solo outing with the Graco Ready2Grow Stroller.

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I was able to safely secure B’s carseat (Graco Click Connect seat) in the position closest to me (so I knew little hands would stay away), and also seat E in the front with a 5-point harness so she couldn’t escape.

Once inside, E thought she needed a little more privacy so she pulled her sunshade down and she couldn’t see us (which in toddler means we couldn’t see her, either). I didn’t feel like it was hugely obtrusive in their waiting area, either. I feel like the length of it isn’t that much longer than a single travel system. It was easy to push into their two sets of doors (at 90 degrees to each other) and get into the office.

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And, it was even a good fit in the exam room (where the ENT actually examined B in her carseat, which was super nice). There was still room for the two other girls to move around as well as the doctor and me. (lest you worry, B is safely buckled in her seat under that blanket…it was super cold outside!)

Graco Ready2Grow Stroller Review

Notice the pink jacket in the basket? You can get squishy “stuff” into the basket between the two seats, or you can access it from the back. It’s a huge basket should you need or want to put your “stuff” there. Also, that toddler bench seat lifts for easy basket access.

Graco Ready2Grow Stroller Review

The Graco Ready2Grow comes in a version that accepts Graco® SnugRide® Click Connect™ Infant Car Seats and Graco® SnugRide® Classic Connect™ Infant Car Seats. It works for 2 children from infant to youth

In a few weeks, our niece will be visiting and we will definitely take advantage of the face that the stroller allows more Face Time™ in the rear seat for more interaction with baby.

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Our 6 month old niece can go there and the infant carrier can go in the front. Or, E can go in the front and I can wear B.

Graco Ready2Grow Stroller

The possibilities are really all there.

Graco Ready2Grow PositionsThe stroller is even useful if I have two middle girls and one wants to have a seat in the sitting/standing spot. The removable rear seat allows for access to bench seat & standing platform.

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The front seat has a multi-position, reclining seat that reclines flat for baby’s comfort (E is too tall at this point to use the recline underneath the other seat, but she also doesn’t take “on-the-go” naps.

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Gone are the days of strollers without a capacity to hold kids, too. The front seat, bench seat & standing platform each hold child up to 50lbs, and the rear seat holds up to 40lbs (technically, my 5 year old could almost go in there).

The stroller is super easy to fold, too, only requiring one hand from a standing position.

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 And, once folded, it can actually stand on end by itself. (It stands on the end with the wheels with the canopies up.)

Graco Ready2Grow Stroller review...folded up

It is a double stroller, and anybody that has used one can tell you that they do take up some room. Here is the Graco Ready2Grow stroller in the back of our Dodge Grand Caravan. It pretty much takes up the entire cargo area. You can however make it take up less room by easily removing the canopies over the seats.

Graco Ready2Grow stroller in Dodge Caravan

Some other key features:

  • Parent tray with cup holder for on-the-go convenience
  • Removable child’s tray helps get baby in and out of stroller easily
  • Lockable front swivel wheels with suspension for superior maneuverability
  • Specifications 
    • Weight: 33 lbs 
    • Length: 44″ Width: 24″ Height: 41” 
    • Folded Length: 53″ Folded Width: 24″ Folded Height: 20.5”

Pros:

  • A ton of seating options from two infants all the way through youth.
  • Easy to maneuver.
  • Works with the infant car seat.
  • Lots of storage space
  • Folds easily and stands up.

Cons:

  • It’s a double stroller, so it’s a heavy (33lbs) and bulky.
  • It takes up some space, but that’s the trade off for almost any true double stroller I’ve used.

The Pros for the Ready2Grow outweigh the Cons for sure because of the functionality and ease of use!

Ready for this? The nice people at Graco have offered one lucky Really, Are You Serious? reader can win their very own Graco Ready2Grow Double Stroller.

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30 Comments

  1. I love the versatility!

  2. Candy Stephenson-Otoya says:

    I love the face time!

  3. grandma pat says:

    looks like a great stroller – glad you got out of the house with all 4 on your own – you are a brave mommy

  4. stephanie m says:

    everything… but the toddler seat it great!!! so many features

  5. I like that the seats are interchangeable. Infant carseat can be in the front or back!

  6. jen st pierre says:

    Would love to win! This would be great with 2 infant seats!!

  7. Wow! That is quite the stroller! Amazing!
    Sadly, I have no use for a stroller anymore. 🙁

  8. I love the versatility. There are so many different ways for the children to ride.

  9. I love that the carseat hooks right on! we need a double asap and that would work with our carseat!

  10. That it still has storage underneath. Mom’s never have enough hands 🙂

  11. We’re hoping to have two children so this would be perfect for a growing family!

  12. Elisabeth says:

    I like that it has a lot of storage space!

  13. I like all the adjustments that can be made on. Comes in super handy as your kids grow

  14. now that is an awesome stroller…
    lol, i feel like it is cheating calling it just a stroller, it seems like SO MUCH MORE

  15. I love the toddler seat and the versatility with it. Looks awesome.

  16. I like that it has such a huge basket and a sit n stand option. My toddler won’t just sit for long!

  17. I love the seating options. I’m looking for a stroller for a toddler and an infant and this looks PERFECT for just about any situation.

  18. I have two kids (5 & 2) and I love that this stroller has a toddler bench seat & standing platform hold child up to 50 lbs. A huge tray on the bottom is also a plus. One great stroller with so many options. Thanks!

  19. My favorite feature is the sheer number of seating options! I’m expecting my second child later this year, and was at a loss of how to accommodate an infant and a 3-year-old comfortable. I also like that it’s maneuverable- big bonus when you’re pushing around a couple kids and some extra stuff!

  20. Darlene O'Brien says:

    It has so many awesome features. hard to pick just one.

  21. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I Like The Lockable front swivel wheels with suspension

  22. All of the seating/standing options are amazing! I love that I can totally get use out of this even with my older children!!

  23. My favorite feature is the variety of seating options! Looks great for a toddler and baby as well as an older child plus baby.

  24. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I like the the rear seat reclines completely flat.

  25. Allison Coalson says:

    I bought the Baby Trend Sit and Stand Double last night and am going to be returning it tomorrow. I was so disappointed in the way the rear seat was attached. How is the graco rear seat attached?

    1. Hi Allison.

      Do you mean the bench part of the seat, the “sling” like seat, or how the carseat attaches? The bench seat is permanent. The sling-like seat allows for a bigger baby (like at least 4-6 months) to semi-recline. That seat comes out, but I don’t remember how as we haven’t removed it yet. And when it comes out you can just use the bench.

      The carseat snaps right into either the front or the back (as long as you get the right one, either click connect or standard connect and the same for the stroller).

      Does that help?

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