review of the graco roomfor2 stand and ride stroller

Graco Roomfor2 Stand and Ride Stroller Review

by Megan Schipsi |

Are you considering the Graco Roomfor2 Stand and Ride as a double stroller that won’t break your budget?

Then you have come to the right place! The Graco Roomfor2 Stand and Ride stroller is super affordable and will fit both of your kids for quick rides around town. Whether you have an infant and a toddler, or two bigger kids, the Roomfor2 will work to meet your needs. The price just can’t be beat.

Graco is well known for their quality, yet budget-friendly items and this stroller easily fits the bill. Older kids will love having the ability to sit on the jump seat or to stand for a unique strolling experience. Caregivers will love to ease of pushing and great storage solutions. Read on for my full review of the Graco RoomFor2 stroller. If you are looking for classical double strollers, see all of the double stroller options in our full review.

Graco Roomfor2 Stand and Ride

Double Stroller – With a Twist

What is a double stroller?

A double stroller is any stroller meant for two children. There are versions meant for two infants, with extra bassinet attachments or car seat adapters. There are double meant for two toddlers, with wider seats and a heavier yield. Then there are sit and stand strollers, which are almost a combination of the two. A sit and stand stroller can accommodate two children. Either one infant and one older child, or two older children.

Why do I need a sit and stand stroller?

You need a sit and stand stroller if you have a toddler that loves to be on the move, but a baby that needs to the protection of a full-size stroller. With the Graco RoomFor2 stroller, your toddler can easily sit or stand on the back of the stroller, so that they can hop off and on with ease. All while your baby relaxes in their infant seat (if they are under 6 months) or in the front chair, once they can sit on their own.

Tandem Design for Convenience and Accessibility

Many double strollers are made as side by side seating. This often means that they are hard to maneuver, and sometimes they won’t even fit through a standard sized doorway! The RoomFor2 has tandem style seating. This means that one child sits in fond of the other. This allows for a more slim and streamlined design. You won’t have any issues fitting this stroller through a doorway, or pushing it down a narrow city sidewalk.

Sit vs Stand

The whole point of a sit and stand stroller is that one of your riders has the option to stand in the back of the stroller. This allows for easy off-and-on riding, perfect for older children who just need short rests when out all day.

Why stand?

Some kids love the unique ability to stand on the back platform. The RoomFor2 stroller has a super sturdy platform that will hold up to 50lbs. Your child will likely feel like they are on a fun ride when they stand in the back! There are two handles for your toddler to hold on to for added safety when facing forward. They can easily get off and on the stroller with just one quick step.

Why sit?

Other kids really need the option to sit. They may still want to jump off and on the stroller easily, but they love having the added comfort of their own padded jump seat. Being able to sit in the back is great for younger kids or those who get tired when spending the day walking and playing. The included 3 point harness keeps them safe and stable, and they can hold on to the bar for added stability.

Front Seat Reclines to Flat

In this stroller, the front seat reclines until it is completely flat. That means whoever is sitting in the front has the option of napping in a comfortable position. This is great if you have children of different ages. When you need to be out and about exploring the world with your toddler, your little baby still needs to get some sleep! Just recline the seat back and let them snooze while you and your toddler run and play.

Infant Car Seat Compatible

The RoomFor2 is compatible with some infant car seats. This way, you can use this stroller from birth. You don’t have to wait until your child is sitting up on their own.

List of Car Seats

  • Graco
  • SnugRide
  • Classic Connect
  • Click Connect

Easy Fold and Latch

A tandem seat that can actually be folded back up with just one hand? Practically a miracle. We all know that if you are using a double stroller like this, you have two kids to take care of. That means you probably don’t have two extra hands to wrangle an unwieldy stroller. Luckily, this stroller folds up easily and compactly for your car or for storage.

Storage Solutions

The RoomFor2 has some innovative storage solutions for both parents and children. The best part? They are all included in the cost of the stroller itself! No need to buy expensive accessories for your stroller.

Basket

The under seat storage basket is roomy and secure. You can easily fit a diapers bag and a few jackets in this large basket, and still have room for a small extra item or two.

Parent Tray

The parent tray has two cup holders and a place to store your keys or some cash. If you have ever pushed a stroller without upholders, you know how annoying it can be. It’s nearly impossible to hold your coffee or water bottle in one hand and push with the other. Having two deep cup holders is such an added convenience!

Child Tray

Many double strollers do not have room for child trays, but the RoomFor2 is the exception. The included child tray swivels open for easy access to the seat. It has room for bottles, sippy cups, or a water cup, and space for snacks as well!

Cleaning is a Breeze

This stroller is super easy to clean. I’ve had issues with previous strollers not being machine washable, but the RoomFor2 has simple washing instructions.

For the Cushion

The cushion is 100% machine washable. Just pop it in on the gentle cycle and line dry. This is a must for anyone who will be using the stroller often. We know just how messy these things can get with repeated use!

For the Frame

Scrub gently with regular soap and water, and make sure to dry thoroughly with a gentle cloth. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

Light Weight

The Graco Roomfor2 Stand and Ride weighs in at only 27 lbs. Not too bad for a double stroller. They are often found at double that weight, so this Graco is very lightweight in comparison. The lighter weight will make it easier for you to pop the stroller in and out of your car on busy days with many errands.

So many Features, So Little Cash

This stroller is affordable. It can be found at a low price, even without discounts. Many double strollers cost hundreds of dollars, so the RoomFor2 is essentially a steal!

List of Features

  • Car Seat Compatible
  • 3 point harness for back “jump” seat
  • 5 point harness for front seat
  • Holds up to 100 lbs, for a weight limit of 50 lbs per child
  • Large canopy for ultimate comfort
  • Standing Platform
  • Padded bench

Safety Features

The Graco RoomFor2 Stand and Ride has several important safety certifications. You can relax knowing that both of your children are safe and secure when riding in this stroller.

Best Feature

The best feature? The padded bench seat in the back has a harness. So, if you do need your child to stay put, you can strap them in. If you are on an adventure where jumping off and on the stroller often is to be expected, they can easily do that as well. When your older child gets tired, the padded jump seat is there for them to take a break at any time.

Pros

  • Very affordable price point
  • Front seat reclines completely flat
  • Easy to Clean
  • Plenty of storage options
  • Easy to fold and store
  • Lightweight for ease of use

 

Cons

  • Not compatible with all car seats
  • Not good for bumpy terrain
  • Back jump seat has no shade

 

Customer Reviews

4 Stars, 45 Reviews – Target.com

4 Stars, 28 Reviews – BuyBuyBaby.com

3.5 Stars, 33 Reviews – Walmart.com

Bottom Line

In the end, if you need an affordable double stroller that will accommodate your toddler and infant, the Graco Roomfor2 Stand and Ride is definitely a good choice for you. This may be a budget choice, but the features read as a luxury. You will love the storage options for both your and your child. And really, the recline to flat front seat can’t be beat for napping on the go!

If your family has been looking for a stroller to help hold your wiggly toddler and tiny infant, then you can’t go wrong with the Graco Roomfor2 Stand and Ride stroller. You will end up with the convenience of a double stroller, but the flexibility of a sit and stand with a jump seat. A definite win in my opinion!

 

Megan Schipsi
Megan is a parent, teacher, and writer from Phoenix, Arizona. When she isn't blogging, Megan can be found hiking the deserts with her child and two old chihuahuas, teaching at a co-op preschool, or working on her master's degree online.

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