Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Joovy TwinRoo Review

First off, I would like to say that I am a mother of a singleton followed by twins and I wish that I would have had this product sooner… it has been a lifesaver.   I went a different route with my first baby than a lot of my friends because I didn’t like the setup, sturdiness, or push of the snap and go type strollers.  I had used a popular brand of my relatives one day and hated it.  I found with twins I am a lot more open minded to solutions and this stroller is exactly that.


The initial assembly was very simple and quick; the entire process took less than fifteen minutes with my two year old “helping” me the whole time. The overall feel is very sturdy and stable.  It is so nice having a stroller that doesn’t need any attachment to use with Chicco car seats (a rarity it seems in stroller world).  The setup and breakdown when you are out and about is extremely easy and well thought out not awkward like a lot of strollers out there.  I still love the push and feel of my double jogger, but for quick errands, shorter shopping trips, doctors appts, etc. nothing beats this lightweight lightning fast, won’t disturb my sleeping twins option.

My babies are getting a little older now so they do have a time limit that they want to be fastened in anything, especially a car seat which means I use another option if it is going to be a really long day out.  I feel it would be an even more useful product and would be amazing for long lengths of time too if I would have had it since the birth of my boys.  It is bitter sweet enjoying it now but knowing how much easier things could have been with this around from the time I took my boys home.


The inward facing design, so they can see each other is unique and really nice.  The only problem I am finding with that, is when I am sitting at a table and wish I could feed both babies side by side and check on them, it isn’t possible.  However, when I am in motion they seem to enjoy it a lot.  I absolutely love the cup holders that are not an upgrade or after purchase add on.  Having them standard is not only economical but great because you know they work and won’t disturb the folding process.  They hold my drink, car keys, cell phone and my wallet which is so helpful. The stroller pushes smoothly and I have no problem attaching my diaper bag.  My only real concern is the non-adjusting handle bar.  I am only 5’2” and if I am wearing heals I find myself almost feeling hunched over.  I can’t imagine how a tall mother would feel pushing it but with longer arms it may hit the same as it does on me.

When folded it is rather flat which makes up for it length.  Having a stroller that can hold twins is never going to be on the dainty side so I think it is amazingly compact and can fit in my truck three different ways and down the side of my minivan in a pinch.  I have only ever owned a side-by-side so this is a new adventure for me taking it out in public but it seems to fit in most aisles and turns really well even with the weight of packages.   As with most double strollers the basket is a bit hard to access but holds a lot of stuff and I found it very useful.


I would definitely recommend this product to a mom of multiples and would steer someone to try out the single Joovy Roo if they were looking for a snap and go assuming that it is the same great product that just holds one seat.  There are very few negative things to mention but a lot of positive, in general a great product that serves its purpose with ease and a bit of flair.
– Jennie