The owners who have reviewed the Baby Trend Tag-A-Long LT seem underwhelmed with this improvement on the basic Sit N Stand. The manufacturer says the stand-on platform has been improved, but reviewers say the problems that plague the original Sit N Stand still exist -- a too-small storage basket and seats that don't fully recline. However, like the original, owners with both busy toddlers and babies like the option of allowing their toddler to stand. The Joovy Caboose Stand on Tandem Stroller may be a better sit and stand model choice. It has the popular "stand" feature, but none of the quality and customer service complaints common with Baby Trend.
It's worth noting that the Baby Trend Tag-A-Long LT has a British version as well, called the Baby Trend Tag-A-Long. This version does have a parent tray and cupholder, and it accepts a Baby Trend infant car seat. The other differences are that the British version weighs a little more -- 25.5 pounds compared to the LT's 23.75 pounds -- and the LT comes in Red Rock, while the British version comes in Limestone. Both strollers are basically gray, with the LT trimmed in red.
There are no expert reviews for the Baby Trend Tag-A-Long LT or the British version, but one can get a sense of the model by reading reviews of the original Sit N Stand. Also, "Baby Bargains," a buying advice book for parents, is a helpful resource for in-depth reviews of manufacturers and models.
This stroller earns 4 stars (out of 5) in 15 reviews. Although the "stand" option is popular with owners, they say there's not much storage space, the seat does not recline fully and the canopy provides insufficient cover. On the plus side, at least one reviewer says the stroller is widely available for $100 or less, and for that price it's worth buying.
Review: Baby Trend Tag-A-Long LT Tandem Stroller, Red Rock, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of Jan. 2011
2. Baby Bargains
"Baby Bargains," the popular baby gear book by Denise and Alan Fields, discusses the Baby Trend brand in great detail, as well as issues with the similar Sit N Stand in its useful chapter on strollers.
Review: Chapter 9: Strollers, Diaper Bags, Carriers and Other To Go Gear, Denise and Alan Fields, Eighth edition, 2010