This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Britax. All opinions, advice and the most adorable babies are completely my own.
Leaving the house with one young child is no easy feat, but two?! I am fully convinced I deserve a gold medal for even trying.
Okay, sure, that statement was a little dramatic, but you know what I mean. Hey, you’re reading an article on choosing a double stroller. So, I know you know – or at the very least, you’re about to find out!
Transitioning from one child to two involves a lot of planning and coordinating. Among the top must-do’s: figuring out a new way to venture out of your house with both babies (and whatever is left of your sanity). Some may prefer not to invest in a double stroller, thinking they’ll carry the baby in a wrap or sling. Sure, if your idea of fun is chasing after an energetic toddler while holding tight to the newborn on your chest, by all means, skip the double stroller.
Just speaking from personal experience here.
Intimidated by decision-making, I put off choosing a double stroller until quite far into my second pregnancy. Because our babies are only 18 months apart, a double stroller was an absolute, no-question-about-it necessity.
In my typical, deliberative (read: indecisive) fashion, I researched, compared dozens of options and wrote exhausting lists of pros and cons for each. The three options I ultimately landed on were the Uppababy Vista, Baby Jogger City Select and the Britax B-Ready G3. My next plan of action was to find and test all three at a local retailer, and that alone was proving to be quite a challenge.
Suffice it to say I took that email as a sign from God himself. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect.
I’ve spent several weeks test-driving the Britax B-Ready G3 and, as you’ve likely already caught on, am sharing my thoughts on it in this here post.
My goodness, what a lengthy introduction! If you’ve made it this far into the post, I’m sure you’re more than ready to get to the nitty-gritty. So, let’s dive in!
Pros of the Britax B-Ready G3
- Transitional, modular design: For starters, this stroller is perfect whether you have one, two, or even three kiddos. I say three, because you can purchase a ride-along stroller board for the third. More than that, the Britax B-Ready G3 offers 12 seating configurations. Our babies are currently 21 and 3 months. So, we set up our stroller with the second seat on the bottom (for the 21-month-old) and the infant car seat on top (for the 3-month-old).
- Folds with both seats attached: One of the biggest selling points for me is not having to detach seats before folding the stroller. Obviously this doesn’t apply to the infant car seat – you gotta put that back in the car. This feature is a rare find with what’s currently on the market. The last thing I want to deal with while putting two babies in the car is disassembling a massive stroller – you know what I mean?
- Easy-to-use parking brake: The brake is located on the bottom, which I know from various conversations is a minus for some mothers, but I actually prefer it on the bottom rather than on the handle. What I appreciate most, however, is the clear indication of when the brake is on (red indicator) and when it’s off (green indicator). Our previous stroller didn’t have this feature, and on numerous occasions I would think the brake was initiated – only to watch in disbelief and horror as the stroller started to roll away.
- High-quality fabric: The Britax B-Ready G3 comes in several fabric options, and ours is the Nanotex. It is a moisture-, odor- and stain-resistant fabric that feels super soft and has a high-quality appearance. This feature alone is enough for me to recommend this stroller to everyone and anyone who will listen. Granted, this option costs approximately $100 more, but it’s so worth it when you consider just what a stroller goes through! So far, I’ve been able to wipe off coffee stains, diaper explosions and pen markings with a simple wet wipe.
- Easy connection: Britax‘s Click & Go system makes it oh-so-easy to attach any Britax infant car seat or bassinet. While most strollers tout this feature, I have never seen one that connects as easily and as quickly as the Britax B-Ready G3. This feature is very much appreciated, because who has time to fiddle with connectors? Don’t have a Britax seat? Not a problem. You can purchase an adapter for car seats from most other brands.
- Adjustable handle height: My husband is 6’2.” I am 5’5.” The adjustable handle is a nice bonus we both appreciate.
- Soft ride on all terrains: The wheels on this stroller very well may be my favorite feature. The Britax B-Ready G3 easily handles all terrain; seriously, I’ve tried it all: concrete, grass, gravel, cobblestone, playground rubber mulch, and so on. The all-wheel suspension provides a soft ride, even with the second seat attached.
- Lots of storage space: The Britax B-Ready G3 comes with a large underseat storage basket that is accessible from the back and the front. Even with your child’s feet resting in the basket, there’s still plenty of room for essentials.
- Easy to maneuver: Many moms want to maneuver the stroller with one hand while holding coffee with the other. This feature wasn’t necessarily a must-have for me. But I was pleasantly surprised I could navigate with one hand even with the second seat attached. Just imagine how much easier it is when you’re using both!
- Fully-reclining second seat: According to Britax, the second seat can be used from birth. The seat fully reclines, which makes it suitable even for newborns. With our preferred seating configuration we have yet to test this feature, but I do appreciate its availability.
- Large sun canopy: The canopy is often a big selling point, and this one is quite impressive. It even has a pop-out sun visor for additional protection.
- Well-designed and aesthetically pleasing: You already know how I feel about most baby gear being unattractive. So when I come across products that actually look stylish – like the Britax B-Ready G3 – I have to call out the fact.
Cons of the Britax B-Ready G3
- Heavy to lift into and out of the car: Folding the stroller with the seats attached results in it being a bit heavier than others. I am 5’5″ and in decent shape, but I do struggle lifting it into and out of my SUV. Granted, you always have the option to detach the seats, which would lighten the load.
- Second seat and accessories sold separately: It’s a bummer when a product has lots of great extras – but the extras are, well, extra. I was really excited to see that one of the seating options has the infant car seat on the bottom – until I realized that attaching the car seat on the bottom requires a special $80 adapter, which is sold separately. By the time you purchase the stroller, the second seat and accessories, you’re looking at nearly $1,000 worth of products. Britax is, however, a premium brand – yet the cost is significantly less than other premium double strollers so do keep that in mind.
Now, it’s your turn. Do you own a double stroller? What features convinced you to buy that particular brand or model?
Do you have any additional questions about the Britax B-Ready G3? If so, leave them in the comments section below, and I will do my best to address them!
Thank you to Britax for kindly sponsoring this post. All writing and opinions are always my own and never influenced by gifted products or any type of compensation. I would absolutely purchase this stroller and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to my friends.
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