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*I’ve enjoyed developing aย relationship with UPPAbaby over the past year or so and they were kind enough to gift me a stroller. I was not compensated for this post beyond receiving the stroller as a gift. Reviews of strollers were helpful to me when I was pregnant with David so I hope to help any other mom’s in the market for a stroller with this honest review.

The two items I got completely hung up on when I was pregnant with David was the stroller and the baby monitor.

I don’t know why but I spent countless, COUNTLESS hours watching YouTube reviews and comparing features.

Walking into Buy Buy Baby and looking at what seemed like 6,000 strollers available for purchase was really overwhelming. And a lot of them seemed pretty darn similar, but would have one unique feature that could be a selling point.

Justin and I ended up buying the UPPAbaby Cruz and I was so happy with that purchase. I loved that stroller. We also bought the UPPAbabyย Mesa car seat, which clicked right into the base of the Cruz without any extra attachments.

David went for at least one walk a day in that stroller for the first year of his life. I loved how I could flip the seat from forward to rear facing, I loved the huge basket under the seat, I loved how smooth the ride was, I could go on and on . . .

So when I found out I was pregnant again, I realized I was definitely going to need a double stroller.vista

Naturally, the Vista was my top choice. And as it turns out UPPAbabyย just did a bit of tweaking to their original Vista and added some new features to their latest model.

One of those features, which was a huge selling point for me, was both seats could face forward or backward. There wasn’t a need for the boys to face each other the entire time we used the stroller. This isn’t the only double stroller that does that, but it’s a new feature for the Vista.

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Another big factor in choosing the Vista for our double stroller was that the Mesa car seat would fit perfectly. I love that the seats are removable so I’m not clicking the car seat on top of a seat.

Anyway, I’ve had the Vista for a few months now and have really gotten a chance to use it in a bunch of different settings to give it a fair review.

Overall, as I very much anticipated, I love it. It gets excessive use, and gets tossed in the trunk of my van on a daily basis.

It’s 1,000 times smoother of a ride than the Cruz, mostly because the wheels are larger. It’s not incredibly heavy, the brake is even easier to use than the brake on the Cruz, and the versatility of using the seats, or the car seat alone, or a lower seat and a car seat is exactly what I was looking for in a double stroller

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One thing that I missed initially was that I needed to add the upper adapters in order to add a little bit more space between two seats when the lower seat is facing forward. When I first put the seats in the stroller I couldn’t figure out how it would work to have the car seat and the rumble seat (the lower one) facing forward. There wasn’t enough room. After a bit of googling I discovered these adapters add a few inches so the car seat sits a little higher to allow enough room for the rumble seat. I wish those simply came with the stroller, but they are an add-on accessory.

I noticed that when I would go over a curb on an angle that the stroller felt unsteady. This would happen with any double stroller given the weight distribution. So, I typically back over curbs, mostly to keep the ride smooth in case Luke is sleeping, and to make sure I don’t scuff the bottom bar of the rumble seat. Otherwise, the stroller feels sturdy and well made.

The basket is enormous which is perfect for two boys. And I live so close to a grocery store that I just walk over to do my shopping. I can fit a ton of groceries in the basket.

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It’s not lost on me that this is an expensive stroller. If you do a lot of walking, on various terrains, I’m confident that you’d be really happy with the Vista!

I’m happy to answer any other questions you may have about the stroller if you are in the market for one! Like I mentioned above, reading about another mom’s experience with one was helpful for me when I was researching options, so I hope this was helpful for you!

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Cara says · 05.13.15

I have a 2013 Vista which I love – but was so mad when they came out with the new version as my biggest gripe was the rumble seat meant both kids rear facing!! Wish they had found a way to make a forward facing 2nd seat that worked with older models…it’s hard to justify replacing a 2 year old stroller!

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Kate says · 05.13.15

I hear ya! that would be annoying for sure!

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Katie says · 05.13.15

I had the 2013 Vista too and was also disappointed that the new rumble seat wouldn’t work with the stroller. We ended up selling that stroller and purchasing the 2015 one since our kids are pretty close in age, we use the stroller a ton and have years left of using the double stroller. I haven’t researched it (or asked) and don’t know exactly why UppaBaby didn’t make the seat to work on the older models, but from using both I know that on the newer model the wheels are set farther apart (both in length and width) and the stroller itself is a little bigger. I don’t think that the new rumble seat would actually fit on the older stroller, even with an adapter and it seems like it would throw the weight off and make it less stable. It’s a tight fit as it is without the additional accessory Kate mentioned above in her post. Anyway, like I said I was disappointed too but wanted to mention that they made more changes to the stroller in order for the new rumble seat to work.

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Heather says · 05.13.15

We bought the Vista when pregnant with our oldest who is now 4. We are now using it with our 9 month old. Yes, it is expensive, but it has held up so much better than inexpensive strollers! When David gets a bit older, you can take off the rumble seat and add this http://uppababy.com/accessories/vista/piggyback/
My four year old loves it, and it makes it so much easier to corral him!

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Tiffany says · 05.13.15

We did the same! I have a 3.5yr old and we bought the Vista for her and she uses the piggyback now that we have another little one. That said, there are times she begs to sit in the actual seat and we don’t have 2 seats so that’s tough. Piggyback works the majority of the time though.

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Jessica says · 05.13.15

Do you still find the car seat as heavy with your second baby as you did with your first (I believe I saw that in a past review)? We’re researching carseats and strollers at the moment and worry about weight being a turn off.

Thanks!

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Crystal says · 05.13.15

I don’t understand how you can say you weren’t compensated by UppaBaby for this post when they gifted you with a brand new stroller. I would write all sorts of favorable reviews if a company continued to provide me with very expensive new products.

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Kate says · 05.13.15

I wasn’t paid for this post, that’s what I mean by compensated. I stated immediately thereafter that I was gifted the stroller. Uppababy didn’t ask me to write this, I just did to help any mom’s who wanted to hear a review of the stroller.

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Marilyn says · 05.13.15

Getting an $800+ “gift” IS payment, I don’t know how anyone could think otherwise.

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Kate says · 05.13.15

I stated I received it as a gift, I’m not sure what else to say about that. Perhaps I should change my wording to “in addition to” in order to clear up the confusion.

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Mackenzie says · 05.13.15

Kate – you always handle these sticky situations with such grace. Keep on keeping on, sister!

Marion says · 05.13.15

It seems you’ve been getting lots of flack lately for these types of posts. I think if you just changed the wording it might help. You were gifted the stroller and I am sure the company hoped that you would give the stroller a positive review, thereby getting some “free” advertising and marketing out of you. However, you were not paid to give a favorable review. I trust that you are giving a true, accurate and unbiased review. I think it is just the price point of the stroller that gets people all upset. Reviews are great! Keep doing them (maybe with different wording).

Kate says · 05.13.15

I hear you, and each situation is unique when it comes to working with brands as a blogger. Uppababy did not ask me to write a post about it, so really and truly I wrote this on my own free will just to help other moms! Thanks for your feedback!

Kelly says · 05.13.15

I wish you could charge these people for reading your blog post. You take the time to provide FREE helpful reviews & they complain that you like the gift you received. How terrible of you! Keep on going mamma, I’m expecting #2 and I find your everyday, down to earth posts so refreshing.

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Kate says · 05.13.15

Appreciate your support Kelly, thanks for reading! Congrats on #2!

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Naomi says · 05.13.15

As a first time mama to be, I’m just discovered your blog. I think it was clear that you already had and loved their products before they gave you the stroller. It’s not ‘free’ as you’ve earnt it by all of your blog posts that have earnt you the readership you have that gave you the platform to be acknowledged by the companies you love (regardless of them giving you stuff)! Anyways, in the immortal words of Swifty: Haters gonna hate!! x
PS First time I’ve commented on your blog and it was only to defend you against ridiculous accusations! Keep your chin up!

Julie says · 05.13.15

jealous much?

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Genevieve says · 05.13.15

Love how modern and sleek this stroller looks!

It’s sad how much time I have spent on YouTube watching reviews as well. There are so many! It’s like researching a car.

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Beautella says · 05.13.15

Are you able to attach bassinet for a newborn and a sit for toddler at the same time? My daughter was swaddled in a bassinet until she was 6momth, planning to do the same with the second baby, I don’t think my kid would sleep comfortably in a seated position for 3-4 hours. Does your sleep on it? No complains?

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Kate says · 05.13.15

You know, I haven’t actually tried that with it because we didn’t use the bassinet. Luke doesn’t love laying flat so the incline of the seat is better. On the UPPAbaby website they show every single configuration with the rumble seat–check there! http://uppababy.com/vista/multiples/

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Lori says · 05.13.15

I also love uppababy. I am looking into getting either the g-luxe or g-lite for travel. Do you have any experience on either of these options? Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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Kate says · 05.13.15

I haven’t tried either. My friend JoAnna has the G-Luxe and really likes it. Truthfully, I don’t think you can go wrong with anything from uppababy–they know their strollers

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Lori says · 05.13.15

Thanks! Love all your posts but especially your baby reviews ๐Ÿ™‚

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Kara says · 05.13.15

I have Uppababy’s g-luxe and LOVE IT! It’s super lightweight, I love that it can stand on it’s own when folded, and the carrying strap is a must-have for travel. I drive a Toyota Sienna and in my normal day-to-day life I don’t even fold the stroller. I just place it in the trunk and when I need it I take it out. Easy-peasy. ๐Ÿ™‚ One other thought, I’m only 5’4″ tall, but I appreciate the handles are a little taller on the g-luxe. It’s fun to push, fun to own.

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Tina Olsen says · 05.13.15

Thanks for the review! I found it SUPER overwhelming to pick a stroller out and reviews like this is what helped me. Do you think this would be a good stroller for jogging? I run around my neighborhood, and currently have a jogger stroller…. I’m not even close to thinking about baby #2, but at some point there will be another and I would need a double like this!

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Kate says · 05.13.15

I’ve thought about that because the wheels are pretty big and it’s such a smooth ride. I think you could jog with it, but it wouldn’t maybe be an “ideal” jogging stroller, you know what I mean? May be a little wobbly if you jog fast.

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Katie says · 05.13.15

I’ve tried jogging with mine (loaded down with a 1 and a 3 year old) and it’s not great. It’s also not great for jogging with just one kiddo either. I LOVE it for everything else, but the front wheels wobble horribly if you run with it.

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Kristi Craig says · 05.13.15

Sounds like a great stroller! I don’t have a need for one yet, but I’ll definitely keep this one in mind for the future!

Kristi
http://www.beloverly.com

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Kateryna H says · 05.13.15

Are you able to get both kids seats reclined alright so both could nap ( in the configuration you have in the photos one facing you and one facing out)

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Kate says · 05.13.15

yes! look at this link to see what that looks like : http://uppababy.com/vista/multiples/

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Ashley Johnson says · 05.13.15

We’re expecting our first baby this year and keep going back and forth between the Cruz and the Vista. We don’t have the need for a double stroller at this point and Nebraska winters are freezing so the bassinet won’t be practical at all. I’m just wondering if the difference in the wheels (along with the idea that we wouldn’t have to buy a double stroller down the road) is worth the additional cost. I know the newest version of the Cruz has slightly larger wheels than the model you have. What do you think? Is the smoother ride with the money or is it not a big deal if you aren’t doing a lot of “all terrain” strolling?

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Kate says · 05.13.15

Well, my opinion is based on the fact that we didn’t know we were going to try for #2 as quickly as we did, so I wish I would have gotten a double from the get-go. I would just go ahead and get the Vista. Even if you wait for a few years, you may still want to transport both babies (should you have a second) in one stroller. And the Vista as a single is still streamlined and not overly bulky. So, just my thoughts!

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Ashley says · 05.14.15

Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Maria says · 05.13.15

I have the 2013 Vista and while we didn’t use the bassinet with the stroller but only a handful of times, we actually used the bassinet as our full-time sleeper for the first 6-8 weeks when our daughter slept in our room with the wooden stand (sold separately and then can convert into a hamper). Not all other bassinets that come with strollers (at least when I looked into them 3 years ago) were offering that feature. That was a huge bonus for us. I hate “uni-taskers” and therefore a Moses basket wasn’t desirable, and loved that we could use the bassinet in our home full time, and know that she could safely sleep in it for extended periods of time. It was also very easy to travel with (we brought it with us to my parents house for that first Thanksgiving which was very convenient). Now that my daughter is 2.5 and we have baby #2 on the way, I too am disappointed that my older version has a rumble seat that attaches low, and just pray that she LOVES the Piggyback since she gets so excited when we pull the stroller out these days, which is few and far between. With all that said, we felt it was definitely worth the extra money to by the Vista upfront. (On a side note, my best friend also has a Vista; she got it when her oldest was born (she’s turning 6 this weekend), and it’s gone through 3 children at this point, and it’s still going strong!)

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Sarah MOrford says · 05.26.15

We did the same thing — we were living in a small apartment and not moving to a house until she was 6 months old, so we used the bassinet as her primary crib for the first 3 months of her life by purchasing the stand. I loved how if she was napping in her bassinet and I wanted to take her for a walk, I could just pop her onto the stroller. I also loved how when we did walk she could be free to stretch out and roll about instead of being strapped into a car seat. The bassinet was all we used for the first 3 months with the rare exception of using the car seat when we would go to an outdoor shopping mall. My only complaint is the size of the stroller base is quite large and still a struggle for me sometimes when I’m getting it in and out of the car. The mesa gets heavy but I love the look and some of the fun features of the carseat. Love Uppababy!

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analia says · 05.13.15

I would only say that I ALWAYS love your posts, I do not care if you are compensated or not because I feel all your reviews are honest, and the most important point… Luke is getting huge! he is lovely, congratulations! I also have two babies, a girl 29 months old and a brand new baby girl 14 weeks old, so I know how your life goes. Hugs girl!

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Serah Roy says · 05.13.15

I’ve enjoyed a relationship with Pampers for five years, but they haven’t “gifted” me any diapers. Uppababy gave you an $800 stroller and knew you would write a review. Why else would they do it?

And exactly how many strollers have you been “gifted” since David was born? Oh wait, you were going to donate them. Right.

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abby says · 05.13.15

Is someone forcing you to read this blog? Why bother to read if she bothers you that much? And why spend time on a hateful comment?

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Allison says · 05.13.15

Jealousy isn’t flattering on anyone…

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TMarie says · 05.13.15

Serah, stop, really very rude. Hey I know, start a blog, make it successful and enjoy the fruits of YOUR labor instead of being ugly and jealous of someone else’s hard word.

Ask yourself this, are you really portraying the kind of role model you want for your children?

Have a good day!

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TMarie says · 05.13.15

*work.

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Alexis says · 05.13.15

I like your blog and I used to shop by your reviews, but you need to understand that when you give a review of a product after receiving it as a gift there is still a conflict of interest. You may not have been paid to give a positive review and you can claim that you are unbiased, but there is still perceived bias for many of your readers. The same holds true for research studies or doctors who prescribe medication after getting free gifts from the pharmaceutical company. That is why many of us prefer to read reviews from people who don’t get kickbacks, compensation or free gifts from companies they review.

I do appreciate that you were upfront and honest that you got the stroller as a gift. I just want you to understand where many of us are coming from and why this review is not completely unbiased.

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Michelle says · 05.13.15

I have to disagree with you on this. Kate has received many products to try out and use in the past and hasn’t always given a great review.
Why does anyone care whether she was given the stroller or not, she likes it and is sharing that with us. I don’t understand why she has to be given such a hard time for that.

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Nicole says · 05.17.15

Here’s the thing, you get a high end product for free and it’s a lot easier to look over any negatives. If you had paid for the item, you are much more prone to notice the negatives. plain and simple

I have also been sent many high end products, but it’s always implied that you will write about the product, in exchange for exposure. If I’m sent a $3 bag of cookies, no I don’t feel obligated to write about it (but they are hoping I will at least share it on IG, twitter or FB), but a $900 product, you better believe that brand is wanting exposure in exchange for the product. It doesn’t just show up at your door, they do ask if they can send it to you. Does your aunt ask if it’s ok before she sends you a “gift”?

The stroller will have to be claimed on your business taxes as income, so that’s another reason why it doesn’t really fit the “gift” category.

I’m sure you really love the stroller (who wouldn’t love a $900 stroller) and talking about it with your readers is probably helpful to some of them. It’s a fine line, because i’ve received products through blogging that I would have never spent the money on in my previous life, yet after having the opportunity to own the item has sold me on the product)s) and some times I’ve bought more of for myself or gifts with my own money.

You might want to work on your disclosure terminology. Maybe simply put I have a working relationship with xxx brand, all views and opinions are my own. Sounds a little cold, but truthful and straightforward.

Had this been an $80 stroller, I think it would have had a whole other feel to the post and reactions. The fact that there are $900+ strollers on the market, still kind of blows my mind.

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Katie says · 05.13.15

I agree with this in relation to all bloggers — it’s so weird that they can’t seem to understand why readers don’t enjoy sponsored posts. Whether someone gave you money, sent you on a trip, or gifted you anything, your review of it can’t be considered unbiased and your own. I also never think bloggers are giving a true review because they didn’t pay for it, so they can’t tell me whether it’s worth the money or not.

And there is definitely a difference between Kate getting a $10 lipstick for free and several $800 strollers for free.

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Nicole says · 05.17.15

I totally agree. But I do want to say, as a blogger who is on the receiving end of high end items, trips etc. I have also been exposed to things I would have never bought on my own, and after owning the item (or the trip experience) I’ve gone and purchased them on my own for myself and for gifts.

It’s hard not to look at it as “they got XXX for free”. In reality, I make a very good living thanks to my blog. Taking the time to write and photograph about a brand or product and expose them to my reach is valuable, so in reality I’m not really getting it for free. If I’m paid $3,000 for my time and reach to write about something, or I’m sent the item without additional monetary compensation, it’s still work. I turn down more offers than I accept, as I’m sure Kate does as well. So I’m only taking on brands or products that I’m pretty sure I will love to begin with.

Celebrities do it all the time, but since bloggers have to disclose, and celebs don’t people have a lot harder time accepting it.

Do you think if Kate come on and said she bought a $900 stroller and this is what I love about it, she wouldn’t still get flack? She would then be criticized for being able to afford a $900 stroller.

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Sarah says · 05.13.15

Agreed. I have never seen a full on post about one particular item alone where a blogger writes a full post with several pictures included about why they hated a gifted item. I totally agree with the bias.

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Nicole says · 05.17.15

have you ever seen a TV/radio commercial or magazine ad about how horrible a product is?

Blogging is a business, a compensated partnership. Since our blogs come from a personal side, it’s hard for readers to accept that it’s also a business.

Do you ever hear those commercials on the radio where it just sounds like the dj talking about how much they love a product or service? how they own it or have used it and how much they love it? (the station I listen to talks about laser hair removal, carpet cleaning , roofing and more in this manner) — well guess what?! They were given those items so they can talk about them in a personal way instead of the standard “commercial” They pay the station + provide the product or service so the DJs can talk about them in a casual tone. Again, they don’t have to disclose that, like bloggers do, so no one thinks anything about it.

I then have in my mind, when I’m looking for carpet cleaners, I remember hearing XXX station talk about XYZ carpet cleaning and what a great job they did for them, so I call them.

I never hear them talk about companies that do a poor job, unless it’s a news story. Blogging is the same.

just a little “food for thought”

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Jill says · 05.13.15

This might be a stupid question, but are you happy with the color choice? I’m looking in to getting the Vista but I don’t know if I would rather have black or a color that I could possibly grow tired of.

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Elizabeth says · 05.13.15

Kate, I love your blog, I came for the hair and beauty tips, but stuck around because of YOU. You have my sister and I constantly laughing at your posts and videos! Thank you for sharing your life with your readers. Reading your blog is always a part of my day that I look forward to. ๐Ÿ™‚

That being said, I’ve followed you for a few years now and have seen you talk about products with honesty and grace whether you liked the product or not. I appreciate all of your reviews and have never questioned your honesty or bias when talking about products – you make it very clear which posts are sponsored and those that are not. I appreciate that and as a result I turn to your blog often as a point of reference for new products. I’m not a mom yet, but thanks for sharing your personal experience with all the momma’s out there. I’m sure it is appreciated!

PS. You’re killing the mom game (and the blogger one too!) ๐Ÿ™‚

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Jennifer Larson says · 05.13.15

Hi, Kate!
My questions I have is…I have the Cruz and am looking into getting the Vista. Would the snack tray from the Cruz work on the Vista?

Thanks!
Jen

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Kate says · 05.13.15

you know I’m not totally sure. If I can I’ll try snapping the snack tray into my Cruz later and see if it fits!

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Jennifer Larson says · 05.13.15

Great! No hurry! If it doesn’t fit, then I plan on selling it with the stroller.

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Kate says · 05.14.15

I tried it and it doesn’t fit : /

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Jennifer Larson says · 05.14.15

Thanks for checking and letting me know! Much appreciated!

Nicole Andersen says · 11.27.15

Hello- I sell high end baby gear online. I will tell you that there are actually two models of the Uppababy Snack Tray. I will start with the 2015 model This model fits the 2015 models of the Vista, Cruz and Alta.
Now the snack tray made before 2014- comes with adapters in the box- sometimes. You do not have to use the adapters if fitting the snack tray into the Uppa Vista Stroller. However- you will need those adapters if you are going to use this earlier model with the Cruz or Alta.
You may be wondering why I say sometimes above. I get a lot of returns from a high end department store. A lot of the times the adapters are ‘missing’ out of the packaging.
To help here is the UPC number to the 2015 Uppababy snack tray..817609011753. They sell for $35-40 online – I charge $25.00 shipping included. thanks- btw Great Blog!

p.s. People that are upset about you receiving a stroller for all your hard work are probably people looking at buying a stroller and struggling to figure out how to pay for it. I think that sometimes we forget how hard it is for young couples starting out. Some of us would be able to pay for a $859 stroller and not look back and most of us (especially in today’s economic times) would not be able to just pay for such an expensive stroller. So, when people are struggling and wanting a safe well made stroller for their babies- but not being able to afford it- maybe reading that it was a gift just sends them over the deep end. I feel the blogger is not in the wrong- but maybe should have taken a gentler approach to your gift and how it was not going to effect her views. If you want things like a Vista sent to you- well then you need to do the work to earn that. These bloggers spend a lot of time and let people into their private lives. Believe me- she earned every thing that was ever sent to her.

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Megan says · 05.13.15

I’m an obsessive stroller researcher too! I’m two weeks from my due date with #2 and I actually decided to hold off on buying a double. My older daughter is almost 2.5 and walks a fair amount when we are out and about, plus I love baby wearing so will probably wear Baby when Big Sis needs the stroller…….but this is all hypothetical! I appreciate the review in case I realize that a double stroller is something I want!

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Stephanie says · 05.13.15

Bless you momma! I actually think they SHOULD pay you $$ for this review as a result of putting up with these silly comments…geez! Enjoy the wheels and enjoy your boys! Thanks for the helpful post

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Ashley says · 05.13.15

I am so happy to read this review! My husband and I got the new 2015 Vista in December when it first came out as a gift from my parents – we are expecting our first little one in the next couple months. I had done a bunch of research and had friends who had input about various strollers. I was pretty set on the Uppababy Vista, but when we went to the store, I was even more impressed by the new model. We got the red one, and I am so excited to use it soon!!!

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I forget says · 05.14.15

Interesting stroller, but very scary to see that there appears in your review to be no harness for the baby in the baby section. That can’t be so surely?? I mean, I get that a small baby isn’t mobile and unlikely to roll out, but a stroller could tip, especially with another larger child in the stroller. It seems ludicrous if not downright negligent that they wouldn’t include a harness, no?
Free stroller or not, I’d be sending that straight to the dump if there wasn’t a harness for my baby.

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I forget says · 05.14.15

Oh. My bad. I just re read. I see in the pictures there is a harness. My apologies to the manufacturers. Harnesses for the win.

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Kate says · 05.14.15

Yes there definitely is! I had a blanket over it because Luke was being carried and I just laid him down in it for a minute ๐Ÿ™‚

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Carly says · 05.14.15

Which monitor did you go with and would you recommend it?

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Jennifer says · 05.14.15

Random question Kate- we have the same sippy cup that David is using in these photos, but mine seem to leak all over the place because the rubber nipple bunches up and doesn’t seal well. They are brand new cups- so I was just wondering if you had the same issues, or any suggestions for that?

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Jessica J. says · 05.14.15

Kate, as a first time mom I love reading all your baby gear post ( and can totally relate to the YouTube binge watching on products). We are currently looking at baby monitors too. Do you have any suggestions since you looked so much into them? Thank you!

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Shannon Ashley says · 05.14.15

Oh man… I already have the mesa and cruz (which I absolutely LOVE- you can tell how much better the quality is than “cheaper” strollers), but we just found out we are expecting #2! So somehow, someway I will have to figure out how to buy the Vista. Like you, my first is near David’s age, and I would have just started with the Vista if I would have known better. As they say… first world problems. Thank you for the great review as I have been looking at so many double strollers.

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Shannon Ashley says · 05.14.15

I forgot to add… can you try to talk them into sharing a coupon with your lovely readers who are looking to upgrade ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Shannon says · 05.15.15

Kate,
I’m almost positive that we are only going to have one child. I have stated at the Cruz for my 6 month old for weeks now and love the compact size for when we go out to target or shopping. Is the vista that much smoother that it’s worth the bulky size for indoor use? P.S. How do you like the chicco next fit for David? That’s my top contender so far in the upcoming month!

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Bethy says · 05.15.15

Also curious about your experience with the Chicco NextFit ๐Ÿ™‚

PS- have been a reader for several years and am thrilled to watch your blog, business and brand grow to include collaborations with companies of all sizes. I often make purchases based on your recommendation and wish you were compensated. Cuz seriously, I’ve bought a lot. A. Lot.

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Kristen says · 05.15.15

Hi Kate! Just wondering if you used the bassinet at all and if so, for how long? I’m expecting my first in just a few weeks (!!) and my in-laws graciously got us the Vista. I can’t wait to use it!

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Sarah MOrford says · 05.26.15

We used the bassinet for 3 months with our tall little one. It is a wonderful alternative to strapping them in the car seat- we went from naps at home, to snapping her into the stroller and walking to the store and back – loved to peel back the top so she could see the clouds ๐Ÿ™‚

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Emily says · 05.15.15

Do u have a picture of David in thr front and Luke in his car seat? I’d love to see how that works:)

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Jenny says · 05.16.15

Commenting again just to be supportive! ๐Ÿ™‚

I really don’t understand all of the extreme butthurt over sponsored posts. She clearly states at the beginning that it is sponsored, if you don’t like it, don’t read it!

Her blog content, etc. isn’t “free”. It takes a lot of time and effort to have a blog, especially one where companies want your feedback. Try it sometime instead of all of teh unkindness and jealousy. Some of you really need to let it go.

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Stephanie|ChalkSouthernToMe says · 05.20.15

I have always heard that picking a stroller is the toughest decision, I’ll be saving this for the near future! Xo, Stephanie

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Catherine says · 07.02.15

I think it is great that Uppababy updated the vista stroller. I absolutely loved my Vista stroller that I got for my first kid, but when I had my second kid (when the first was 2 1/2 ) I was very frustrated with the rumble seat. It didn’t work with my car seat or the bassinet- the two options I use most with a newborn. If I used it with the regular seat facing me and reclined (which is necessary for a newborn) the seat was right in my toddlers face and I couldn’t see her at all while pushing the stroller. Not to mention all the extra weight of the two year old on the front wheels made the stroller very hard to maneuver. It looks like they fixed all of these problems with the new design and now I would totally recommend the stroller to anyone. I am still using my uppababy with my second kid and I get lots of people asking about the stroller when they see my older child catching a ride on the piggy back.

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Tabitha says · 07.26.15

Thank you for sharing honest opinions of different products!I hadn’t heard of Uppababy until I was reading your reviews. I just bought a 2015 Uppababy Vista in Jake (Black) for $105! Just because the retail price is high, doesn’t mean you can’t find one at an affordable price if you’re willing to look for one. I found mine at a Bargain Hunt. They have several locations in KY, TN, IN, GA, MS, and AL. They have overstock items, store returns, out of season items, etc. I have also seen some really good deals on Craigslist.

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sara star says · 09.25.16

I love babies.. so I’m going to have a baby in 2 months almost. ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for this post. love this

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Chris Campbell says · 10.10.16

Thank you for sharing your thought with us, Kate. You wrote all ins and outs of the product.

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Martin Vlcek says · 10.26.16

Hi, great post. I also like brand UPPAbaby.
My recommendation is UPPAbaby VISTA Stroller in black colour. Price is little higher but overall quality is very good. By the way great blog.

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Zooey says · 12.28.16

I’m glad I bought Vista, it’s served my three kids and after 3 years it still works great. This is very multitasking stroller with the biggest basket ever! (shopping with Vista is a pleasure :D)

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Sumana says · 10.08.17

Hello! I found your post very useful, thank you! A quick question- you said you started with a Cruz. And bought a Vista a little later. What did you do with the Cruz? I’m just wondering if by any chance Uppababy does an exchange one for the other (of course keeping in mind one would not get full price on the used item). I haven’t used the Cruz very long, but now really want to get the Vista. Wondering if I can get something back for ‘handing’ in my lightly used Cruz back? Or did you just sell it through the usual channels… Thanks!

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Barbara Nevers says · 06.19.19

Iโ€™m glad I bought Vista, itโ€™s served my three kids and after 3 years it still works great. This is very multitasking stroller with the biggest basket ever! (shopping with Vista is a pleasure :D)

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