*I am a Joovy ambassador. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*
A few weeks ago, we were sent the amazing Joovy Roo for review. With Taylor being about 4 months old now, she is going to be in an infant car seat for quite some time and I needed a stroller that would help me leave her in the car seat from the car, but at the same time, make sure she is safe. That is where the Joovy Roo comes in! The Joovy Roo is an Infant Car Seat Frame Stroller that will help you leave your child in their “bucket” seat and transition from the car to strolling on the go.
Once we received the Roo in the mail, it was quite easy to set up. The frame was already set up, so we needed to add some wheels and make sure everything clicked in, and then we were good to go. What is incredibly unique about this stroller, is it fits a vast array of car seats and it allows you to fit each specific brand based on how you set up the Roo. For example on the inside of the frame, it tells you which way to set up the car seat depending on the brand. There is also an additional accessory piece that can be used to help accommodate the large car seats. Right now the Joovy Roo is compatible with the Chicco KeyFit 30, Graco SnugRide Classic Connect 30, Graco Snugride Classic Connect 35, and the Peg Peregos Primo Viaagio SIP 30-30. Since we have the Graco Snugride, we are good to go. Currently it does not fit the Click Connect Graco but this is something that might become available in the future.
Once we had it set up, we were ready to take it out for a spin. The very first thing I noticed is the lightweight frame. It is very easy to take it from the trunk to the streets, without much effort on my part. With a very simple opening to the stroller, I can then click in Taylor’s infant car seat. The Roo uses a simple click-in design and releases with the manufacturer car seat’s release lever. Once in, you will hear a click and then you know you are safe for strolling. It is incredibly easy to use.
The main design feature that sets the Joovy apart is the fact that the infant car seat faces sideways with the Roo. The Roo’s side mount is made that way to take the parents into account. Instead of trying to get a bulky stroller in when you are sitting in restaurants, you simply “parallel park” the stroller next to you. That way it is more convenient for you (the handle will not get in the way) and the baby can actually see you. You can then simply interact with the baby without much strain to either of you, or feed the baby efficiently. At first, I was not sure about the sideways mount but now I can honestly say I absolutely love it. It has made my life much easier as a mom taking care of her!
The frame on the Roo is wider to provide maximum stability to your baby. This is a VERY DURABLE stroller that will most likely last for quite a few years. The smaller wheel base allows for easy maneuverability and handling. Once done, it folds up with the one hand. It also had rear wheel breaks, front wheel suspension, and a great latch system. The storage space on this stroller is also second to none and it has a total of 4 cup holders! This stroller is absolutely amazing!!