The Baby Trend Sit N Stand Double is a versatile stroller for twins or different-aged kids and can be used from birth, with car seats, through the preschool years. Reviewers like that the rear reclining seat can be removed, so older kids can ride on the jump seat or stand on the platform. The downside? This stroller is big and heavy and may not fit in smaller trunks.
A few concerns. The Baby Trend Sit N Stand Double has five-point harnesses on the two reclining seats, and a three-point harness on the jump seat. There are complaints about the front seat, however. Some parents report that children can easily slide out, even when buckled. Although there are no reported injuries, this can be potentially hazardous. A few reviewers say the harness on the jump seat can easily be unbuckled by toddlers.
The foot brake on the Baby Trend Sit N Stand Double works well, though one reviewer says that her toddler was able to lock it when standing on the rear platform, which can cause the stroller to stop abruptly.
Most reviewers like the adjustable canopies and the ample sun protection they provide and say the peek-a-boo window on the rear canopy is helpful for keeping an eye on children.
Mixed reviews. The Baby Trend Sit N Stand Double particularly appeals to parents who have a baby and older child or two closely spaced children and need versatile seating options. The trade-off is that you wind up with a very big and heavy 32-pound stroller that some find hard to push. It doesn't handle bumpy sidewalks well.
The stroller can be folded with one hand and stands and self-locks, but many reviewers complain about having to position the wheels correctly before closing it. Some struggle to unlock it.
Nice perks. Versatility is the hallmark of the Baby Trend Sit N Stand Double. Buyers like the two reclining seats (though the rear seat reclines more than the front) and the ability to put a car seat on either one or both. It accepts Baby Trend, Evenflo or Britax car seats.
Another cool perk: The rear seat converts to a jump seat and standing platform for the older child. To access it, you must remove the back seat, which can take a few minutes to do. The standing board is also only recommended for children who are at least 2 and a half years old.
Some feel the front seat is small for taller children. A few complain that the footrest pops off frequently, and many think the storage basket is skimpy and hard to reach when the stroller is occupied. But reviewers praise the parent cup holders and like that both seats also have swing-away child trays with cup holders.
Because of its heft and size, the Baby Trend Sit N Stand may not fit in smaller car trunks. It won't fit on mass transportation either, so it's probably not the best pick for urban parents.
Issues resolved promptly. The Baby Trend Sit N Stand Double has the shortest warranty we've seen -- only 180 days after purchase -- but customers say the company is quick to respond to complaints and promptly ships replacement parts.
Review Credibility: Very Good Cheapism.com editors test and identify commendable low-cost strollers, rating for quality, usability, convenience and good looks, factoring in reviews from the web. The Baby Trend Sit N Stand Double is a top pick for all-round versatility: It takes two car seats, has two comfortable reclining seats and offers the ability to convert the rear seat to a jump seat or standing platform. They note that some reviewers report trouble steering when fully loaded, and that many complain that the front seat is too small for taller children. But overall, the editors feel it's a good affordable option, offering many seating choices for a value price.
Review: Baby Trend Sit N Stand Double Review, Gina Briles, Oct. 22, 2012
Review Credibility: Very Good The Baby Trend Sit N Stand Double gets mixed reviews at Amazon.com, with an overall rating of 3.5 stars out of 5 in over 20 reviews. While many praise its versatility, two car seat compatibility and usefulness for different-aged children, many find it huge, heavy and hard to steer. Reviewers like that it has two reclining seats, so two children can nap, and that the rear seat can be converted to a jump seat or standing platform later. But there are complaints about the front seat being too small for taller children.
Review: Baby Trend Sit N Stand Double Stroller, Elixer, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of Oct. 22, 2012
Review Credibility: Good In this very brief, non-comparative review, editors at TheBump.com select the Baby Trend Sit N Stand Double as the best double stroller for siblings of different ages. They like that it adjusts as your family grows. The reclining seats accommodate two children, but the rear one can be removed so a toddler can stand or sit on a jump seat while a younger child is up front.
Review: 10 Best Double Strollers, Editors of TheBump.com, Updated August 2012
Review Credibility: Good Buzzillions.com works with their network of retailers to identify people who have purchased a product and ask them to write a review. Then they collect and analyze the reviews. Typically, the Baby Trend Sit N Stand earns on average 3.8 out of 5 stars based on over 760 reviews. It rates highly for comfort, durability, and ease of setup. But many find it too heavy, bulky and cumbersome to maneuver.
Review: Baby Trend Sit N Stand Double Stroller, Editors of Buzzillions.com, As of Oct. 14, 2012