The Graco Modes Reversible Seat Stroller
This baby stroller by Graco, the Modes reversible seat model, is one of the best strollers on the market for its price. Graco has a reputation for quality products and this stroller stays within that reputation. The quality is excellent and this stroller is well built, it will last you for many years of use.
One of the nicest features of this unit is that you have 3 strollers in one package. By using the Graco car seat (optional) you can use this as an infant car seat carrier. It also will act as an infant stroller, perfect for when your child is very young and very small. Finally, as your child gets older and bigger, the Graco Modes operates as a toddler stroller and is designed for children up to 50 pounds.
Converts To Reversible Seating
Many times when you are pushing your child in their stroller you will want to have them facing you. Maybe they are being fussy and need to be able to see your face before they can calm down. Many infant strollers don’t have the capability to reverse the seat, it is always facing out. That isn’t the case with this stroller, you can easily reverse the seat with just a latch being released. This is a great feature that allows you the opportunity to have your child’s seat face either front or back. This rear facing feature is safe for children up to 35 pounds.
Safety is always first when it comes to baby strollers and this model follows all of the regulations published by the CPSC for infant strollers. Graco’s Click Connect technology uses 3 point and 5 point harness connections to safely secure the car seat to the frame (the car seat is optional). The wheels are large and the front wheels lock, giving you the satisfaction of knowing that the stroller won’t roll away when you are not looking.
Baby Stroller Features
Conveniently located, the parent’s tray has a covered shelf and two handy cup holders. The removable child’s tray has 2 cup holders and a deep tray that will keep your child’s toys within reach.
Folding and storing some strollers can be a challenge. Often the stroller is still bulky and awkward after being collapsed and won’t fit well in a closet or the trunk of your car. This stroller has a convenient one button collapsing system, you can actually fold this unit up using just one hand. Anyone who has tried to juggle a child while folding up a stroller will understand just how handy this feature is. Buying the best stroller can be confusing but there are a lot of things to like about this Graco model.
A Few Things That We Didn’t Like
While this is offered as a travel package for children the car seat option is not included, it has to be purchased separately. It’s a very solid car seat, well built and easy to use with this stroller, but you will pay about $130 for the car seat on top of the cost of the stroller.
Some users have had issues with the wheels squeaking. The axle and wheel system is a combination of steel and plastic, squeaks are not uncommon with this type of construction. WD-40 seems to be the recommended lubricant.
For the price, this is an excellent stroller. Whether or not you purchase the optional car seat, the stroller will work very well for you child from infancy up to 50 pounds. The price is very reasonable, usually around $135, and you should be able to get many years of use from this unit. It is a very good stroller and we recommend it.