Joovy Roo and Twin Roo

Earlier this year Joovy released two frame strollers…the Roo and Twin Roo. So far the Roos have received great reviews by testers.

Features of the Roo:

  • Unique side mount – allows parents to put car seat in sideways so when you are at a restaurant the stroller can be parallel to table but the baby still facing you or when seated you can easily feed the baby without the handle getting in the way.
  • Wider stroller for maximum stability
  • Smaller wheel base for easy handling and maneuverability
  • Works with Chicco, Graco  and Peg Perego infant car seats
  • 1 handed fold – folds compact
  • Easy click in design
  • Parent tray is below the car seat so no accidental drink spillage on baby – 4 holders for parents drinks and baby bottles – easy to access when walking and easier access when seated
  • Large storage basket
  • Front swivel wheel locks
  • Rear lock brakes
  • Front wheel suspension
  • $99.99

Features of the Twin Roo

  • Side mount – even in opposite directions – easy access for parents and allows twins to see each other
  • Wider design
  • Small wheel base
  • Folds – compact and 1 handed
  • Click in design
  • Lower parent tray
  • Large storage basket
  • Front swivel wheel locks
  • Rear lock brakes
  • Front wheel suspension
  • Shorter than other front to back double strollers due to side mount
  • $119.99

While I like most features of the Roo, my one gripe is that the only option for the car seat is side mount. That is great when seated or parked but when walking the baby can’t easily see their parents face. At least for an infant, I liked when I could see my baby when walking. I liked to make faces to them or talk to them plus I think the baby gets more comfort with face to face time. With the Twin Roo, the side mount is fantastic for the babies to see each other but when seated one baby is always facing out…I do not like that. While I do not have twins, I just can’t imagine having one of my babies facing out. While strolling the Twin Roo side mount is perfect for the babies but not at restaurants and the Roo side mount is perfect at restaurants but not ideal while strolling. The other thing about the Roo is that it is more expensive than other infant frame strollers. Overall the Roo is okay…I would not buy it for the side mount. The Twin Roo is better and the price point is more reasonable for a double frame stroller.