Baby Jogger City Select Announcements from Harrogate Nursery Fair, by Jus
As you all will know I love my Baby Jogger City Select. It’s a pushchair that excites me to use. I love the seating options. I love being able to talk to my toddler whilst seeing my baby clearly parent facing at the front. I absolutely adore the huge shopping basket. I have to say I thought Baby Jogger wouldn’t have anything new to show us, but I was wrong!!!!
But this post is about the Baby Jogger City Select so I will stay on topic for now!
There are several announcements in Baby Jogger land.
First of all the ‘Diamond’ Baby Jogger City Selects are being discontinued. So if you have a single Baby Jogger City Select, and want a matching second seat, then now is definitely the time to buy it!! The Amethyst Baby Jogger City Select was a lovely shade of purple – deep and rich unlike the more pink City Mini purple. I really liked the tone but purple isn’t me
And then Leah showed me the new Baby Jogger infant carrier car seats. I have to say they looked lovely. Very very comfy. They also attach directly onto the City Select without the need for car seat adaptors. There are two advantages to this. It costs less especially if you have twins and need two sets of adaptors. But also it means both car seats wont sit as high up which is an advantage for the parent who can struggle to see over the top of a maxi cosi car seat when its placed in the top position. Having just said all that I haven’t seen the two car seats side by side to compare whether my theories are correct, so don’t take my word for it – check it out yourselves!! However I do see one disadvantage (that I suspect Baby Jogger wouldn’t want me to point out) and that is that you are then tied into their brand. I assume (but again I don’t know) that the car seats also fit the other Baby Jogger Pushchairs – its something I will try and find out about. But the huge advantage of the Maxi Cosi car seats is that most of the major brands will have adaptors for a Maxi Cosi car seat. So if like myself, you start out with a single pushchair in one brand, you can later transfer to another pushchair, tandem, double etc. of another brand easily. My Maxi Cosi Cabriofix in the 2 last years has been on a couple of Quinny’s, a couple of Baby Joggers, a Bugaboo, and an iCandy Peach. Now I don’t expect everyone changes their pushchairs as often as I do, but I remember the relief at realising when I needed a tandem that the Maxi Cosi was the seat that went on every tandem I was considering at the time. Not only that, but the Maxi Cosi is one of the lightest infant carriers, and as anyone with a 9 month old will tell you, a light car seat is an advantage! I didn’t think to lift the new Baby Jogger infant carrier up, but it looks quite a big beastie in the photos – chunky! Which again is important to me as the Maxi Cosi Cabriofix was the ONLY car seat with a base which would fit in the back of the car. But anyway I am not here to review car seats. But its something to bear in mind.
Before I leave car seats, I should put in a note here to say that Recaro were displaying a prototype set of car seat adaptors to fix Recaro infant carriers onto the City Select chassis. Apparently they hope to release them in September with a RRP of £29.99. But Recaro keep putting the dates for release back.
We saw the new vertical stitching on the Baby Jogger City Selects. I forgot to ask about the mixed seats, but before we left, Dan had already mailed me to say that there shouldn’t be an issue with the UK seats and that the ones we had seen in the photos with horizontal stitching as I thought were prototypes.
I have added onto here photos of the new glider board – sorry I forgot to ask about the release date but I will find out for you. And also the changing bag that attaches onto the side of the Baby Jogger City Mini and City Elite Pushchairs. I know Leah was very impressed by them. But they do look good.
One other thing to mention – and many apologies for not taking photos but I was hopelessly distracted by the NEW 4 wheeled Baby Jogger City Mini Single pushchair which is just fab - but Baby Jogger have brought out a line of lovely fleecey lined cosy toes. They are much nicer than the old ones and I believe the RRP is only around £40 which is about the same as a Buggy snuggle or even less. But don’t quote me on the price. I will try and check. I completely missed the City Select ones on my photos but they are very similar to the City Mini ones which I did photograph, but the CS ones are in the deep CS colours.
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