Surviving Parenthood

Joovy Scooter X2

by Mother of two

Large Canopy

2 cup holders and 2 zipper pockets for storage.

Little Lum sleeping comfortably.

We were forced to test out our new Joovy Scooter X2 on this past Sunday at Disneyland.  Grandma was kind enough to volunteer to watch Little Wing, so that we could take Little Lum to Disneyland. We recently purchased our new double stroller but had not had a chance to test it out until our trip.  We swapped out the old Graco Quattro Stroller from the minivan into my car and stored the new Joovy Scooter into the minivan. When we got to Disneyland this past Sunday we only had the new double stroller & a single umbrella stroller in the minivan.  The umbrella stroller doesn’t have enough storage space for our gear so we were forced to use the double stroller with just one kid.  It worked out well.

 

Assembly was really easy, and it mainly consisted of installing the 4 wheels.  The front wheels snapped on very easily.  The back wheels required the threading of washers, inserting pins, and capping.  We actually spent more time trying to figure out what to do with an extra part. The box came with a steel rod to hold the box together but it did not belong with the stroller.  We spent the majority of our time trying to figure out why it wasn’t listed on the manual.  It was really, silly that we spent more than 30 minutes trying to figure this out. I guess we just have to blame it on sleep deprivation.

 

When I was researching for a new double stroller, I wanted something in the range of $200 that would be comfortable for the kids to go to Disneyland.  I was drawn by the price, extra large storage, individually reclining seats, extra large canopy, easy breaking system, and parents’ cup holders.  Stirring and handling was pretty good too.  Little Lum took a very comfortable long nap in it this week.

 

There is no such thing as a perfect stroller and there are a few things that they can improve upon.  First of all, I sometimes kick the brake bar at the bottom if I am not careful.  I am 5’6” and the handle bars are long enough for me, but I could imagine a slightly longer bar putting more distance between my feet and the brake bar.  The seat/safety bar can get dirty during folding if you are not careful, but it can be completely avoided if you know how to do it properly. All you have to do is to (1) first remove the safety bar from the stroller followed by (2) folding the edge of the actual seats upwards and finally (3) lift up the front of stroller as you collapse it to avoid the front from touching the ground. If you follow these steps your stroller should stay clean.

 

Overall, I am very satisfied with purchase and it meets a lot of my requirements.  We are excited to test it out at Disneyland with both kids on our next trip!

We got ours from Amazon with free 2 day shipping with Amazon Mom.

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5 Responses to “Joovy Scooter X2”

  1. Lauren says:

    THANK YOU for noting the extra bar! I have been going nuts trying to figure out what it was for and waiting for Joovy to open so I could call. Didn’t want to use it without knowing.

  2. Frank says:

    HA!! I just purchased this stroller and was dumbfounded when I had the extra rod. There is no mention of it in the assembly intructions and I too did not want to use it without knowing if I needed it.

    Out of curiousity, how did you happen to come across the information that it is simply to hold the box together? It just still seems as if I am supposed to install it somewhere.

    • Mother of two says:

      We wasted a lot of time trying to figure this out and I finally decided that it did not belong on the stroller. Joovy should include this in their instructions.

  3. Frank says:

    Nevermind…..I just called the Joovy help line. Thanks for mentioning it though!

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