With baby #2 on the way, we set out in search of a double stroller to accommodate both kids. My daughter doesn’t ride in a stroller too often these days, but there are certain occasions (theme parks, airport travel, etc.) that she still wants to be in the stroller. (Mom wants her in one too.) So, I started the hunt. When I found the Britax B-Ready stroller, I knew I found what we needed.
First, you have to know that I am picky about strollers. With K I went through no less than 8 strollers – most returned within just a a few days of purchase, some I ended up stuck with as they collected dust in our garage. Since I know more this time around, being an experienced mom and all, I performed all of my usual “tests” on the Britax B-Ready, and I am happy to say it has passed my series of tests.
Check out my video review.
Product Features –
- For use with children from birth when using infant car seat, bassinet or second seat. For babies six months and up when just using top seat only.
- Reversible top seat with 3 recline positions
- Large canopy with sun-visor and ventilation window
- Click & Go integrated infant car seat adapter
- Simple fold with automatic chassis lock
- No re-thread, adjustable, 5-point harness and head pad
- Comfort ride 4-point suspension
- Converts to in-line double stroller
- Large underseat storage
- Adjustable handle height with comfort grip
- One-step, linked parking brake with indicator
- Removable storage bag with insulated drink holders
As you can see in the video, there is a lot to love about this stroller. From the versatility to accommodate one or two kids in 14 configurations to the HUGE storage basket with multiple access points for your gear this stroller is outfitted with all the bells and whistles. The one-touch break system, even has a color visual so you can know with one glance whether the lock is on or not. Another thing to love in the Florida heat is no air-filled tires — so no worry of a flat tire on your kids’ ride!
Unfortunately, no product is perfect. For me the biggest con of this stroller is the lack of a child tray accessory. Let’s face it, your kids will eat and need entertainment in the stroller. I have fallen in love with the child tray on my current stroller. The B-Ready offers a bar (comes with the stroller), which I like OR snack cups (additional), but they can’t be used a the same time. I believe there are some universal snack cups that can be used with the stroller, but I haven’t gotten them yet. A small con to work around, but worth mentioning.
The other con is the width of the wheels and weight of the stroller. Both features make the stroller extra stable, and I appreciate the need for them, but it does make maneuvering though a narrow store a bit tricky. The stroller weighs 26 lbs, so it does take two hands to lift it into your car, but if I can do it, so can you. And let’s be real, the stroller is ready for two kids size and weight make sense.
Whether you are having your first or your second child, the Britax B-Ready is a great stroller that will grow with your child(ren). The stroller has an MSRP of $499.99, but it is available on Amazon for $399.99. In my opinion, you can skip the bassinet feature and just use one of the infant car seats (which is much more versatile), which you will need for the car anyway. There are two options for infant carriers to use with the B-Ready, the Chaperone and the B-Safe. We have decided we are going to go with the B-Safe for baby #2.
Disclosure – I received a Britax B-Ready to facilitate this review, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.