Back in 2013 before Little London was born we knew the potential for our family to grow was going to be quite high on the agenda. So buying a stroller that we could use with him and then hopefully keep to use for a second was always of the utmost importance.
We didn’t want to have to buy one stroller, and then a year later buy a twin stroller. Instead we wanted to find the perfect stroller for our needs with one child, and then have that stroller convert into a twin pushchair if needed.
After all the cost of a new stroller is quite expensive, so finding one that fits your needs from the beginning and also your future needs really needs to be accounted for.
As it turned out we didn’t need to use a twin stroller because by the time Baby London was born Little London was coming to the end of his journey with a stroller anyway.
Still the original purchase wasn’t a waste of money because with careful research we still picked a stroller that we knew would last and wouldn’t date, so Baby London gets to use that stroller now. No money lost in that investment at all.
And that is what a good stroller is. An investment.
So being a member of the Baby Jogger Squad, I was excited to attend their press day at Bourne and Hollingsworth for the launch of the Baby Jogger City Select LUX followed by an amazing afternoon tea.
Not only does this stroller promise to be useful for a growing family, but it has the ability for up to three children to use it simultaneously.
Television presenter Helen Skelton was there to introduce the stroller and discuss her needs now that she’s a mum of two young children Ernie, 2 and Louis, 8 months.
She’s at that stage where she isn’t able to leave the house without a double stroller. Her children still need to nap throughout the day, and with just a single stroller she realised quite quickly that she wasn’t able to keep her older child safe at all times. Being a typical toddler when she turned her back to tend to the baby her oldest would often put himself in danger without realising it.
The beauty of the all-terrain Baby Jogger City Select Lux though isn’t just the fact you can use it for multiple children. But the fact it can be configured in over 20 different ways comfortably.
^^Here I am sharing the configurations on instastories.
Both seats can parent face or forward face and a bassinet can be used for newborns too. Two of them if you happen to have twins!
Older children have the option of a glider board or a bench seat once they’ve outgrown the seat unit, which I thought was an amazing option for children such as Little London who don’t have the need for a stroller anymore, but who can still get weary on a long day out.
With a huge basket the City Select Lux also makes the perfect shopping companion, and if needs be an additional shopping tote can be positioned onto the stroller in three different spots to give even more shopping space. Perfect for parents like me that do the shop while doing the morning nursery run as well.
Of course as always safety is at the highest level with Baby Jogger. A fully loaded stroller with up to three children is always going to be heavy going down hills as gravity pulls on it. But with auto lock, a 2-in-1 decelerating brake and parking brake that are all controlled via the handle bar, safety is quite literally at your fingertips.
After getting to test out the strollers ourselves we were then able to tuck into the beautifully displayed afternoon tea while talking all things family and parenting with our fellow bloggers.
All in all a wonderful event hosted by Baby Jogger and a great introduction to the City Select Lux. Keep an eye out on the blog because I’ll be doing a full review of it shortly.
The City Select Lux can be used from birth through to 15kg and is available in the UK now. It’s currently priced at £669.99 for the single stroller and £879.98 for the double.
Disclosure: Pictures provided by Baby Jogger.