This is a great idea, but doesn't work well for us yet. I have a 27 month old and a 3 month old. The rumble seat doesn't recline so it isn't appropriate for a small baby. I have put my 30 pound, 36 inch tall 2 year old in it. She is almost too tall to be able to use the sun shade. She is 5 pounds from the weight limit so she won't be able to sit there long. That said, my biggest complaint is that it feels like I am pushing a train. With the bigger child in the rumble seat the weight distribution is awkward.
This seat may work for us once the little one is big enough to sit in it so my bigger kid can sit in the main seat as advised in the instructions, but again, the rumble seat can't recline. It will work for short strolls, but baby can't nap there. For a person who uses a stroller a TON in the city this isn't the best solution.
Awesome design - it takes 3 seconds to make your Vista into a double! Literally three seconds. It pops off just as easily, so stowing is great.
My daughter loves to use the Rumbleseat and will try to be the first to the stroller to snag the seat. I know some parents worry about tandem seating and one child feeling like they got the "bad seat" but my kids loves it. For the price, it's a great way to make your single stroller to a double and back again when needed.
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Review 3 for UPPAbaby Vista Rumble Seat
Age:26 - 35
Date:June 22, 2009
I bought the Uppa Baby Vista stroller with the rumble seat attachment for my 14 month old and 2 week old. The 14 month old loves the stroller, and it's been very convenient for me as far as opening and closing it to get in and out of the car. The newborn also seems to like the bassinet. However, when I tested out the rumble seat to see how two babies feel in the stroller, I didn't like it at all. I put my 14 month old in the rumble seat and another 14 month old in the regular seat, and the poor baby on the bottom seemed so uncomfortable. Neither seat can recline with the rumble in place, and the second seat is very close to the main seat, which makes it very hard for him to see out. Also, the 2 seats only work in the rear facing position (facing mom). The rumble seat is very shallow, so I'm not sure that it would fit a baby up to 50 lbs, although it claims to. Lastly, the stroller cannot be closed with the rumble seat attached, so it becomes cumbersome for getting in and out of the car easily. For one baby, would definitely recommend the vista stroller, however, the second seat needs some work....