Confession: this post has been in the works for seven months! Basically Harlen's age, but it's for good reason, I promise. Since his birth, we've only had one stroller and it's the only stroller we plan on having until we no longer need one. We rave about it to just about every parent we talk to. Our Uppababy Vista stroller has been an absolute dream and we cannot live without it.
Harlen first came home from the hospital in an Uppababy Mesa infant car seat and I cannot begin to tell you how easy it was to set up the car seat base. We knew by sticking with an Ub branded car seat, we would be able to take advantage of the entire system and click the car seat straight into the Vista stroller. Parents, this is a huge advantage because if baby sleeps, it's so much easier to take them from car to stroller without waking them up. It allowed us to have some freedom when Harlen was a newborn because we could take him out and about without disturbing his sleep.
When we moved back to Southern California from the Bay Area, it became apparent how unprepared we were for travel with baby and all of his belongings. How in the world was I going to bring all of these things with me? After doing research, we learned that Uppababy carried Travel Bag with TravelSafe for their Vista strollers for their carseat and stroller, along with insurance in case anything was damaged. With so many horror stories about most airline carriers handle strollers, this was the best insurance to have. Luckily everything went smoothly with our flight and nothing was damaged, but we now have piece of mind the next time we fly.
Due to our car being stolen in July (this was completely devastating to us), we lost our Mesa carseat and ended up switching him up to a convertible carseat since he was already getting really tall to fit an infant carseat. It was also around this time we switched him up to the Vista rumbleseat. He was just a pound or so under the requirement, so we purchased the Infant SnugSeat so that was nice and snug. It was also then that we got to see the Vista stroller in action and trust me, it. is. incredible.
A short list with what we LOVE:
- UV protection sunshade
- Extra large basket to carry everything
- Handle bar extension for my husband
- Complete recline without moving the baby
- Smooth ride with great handle
Need I say more? New and seasoned parents, if you're in the market for a new stroller, I cannot recommend the Uppababy Vista enough.