Joovy Stroller: Joovy Caboose Too Rear Seat, Black Review

Joovy Stroller: Joovy Caboose Too Rear Seat, Black

  • Caboose Too Rear Seat is compatible with older Caboose, Caboose Ultralight and Big Caboose models. For new Graphite models, please use the new version: Joovy Caboose Rear Seat
  • Full-size rear seat for toddler still too young to sit on the bench seat or stand on platform
  • Installs easily onto the existing rear platform and stroller frame
  • Multi-position reclining seat with 5 point harness
  • Seat minimum age 6 months, max child weight: 45 pounds

Joovy Stroller: Joovy Caboose Too Rear Seat, Black Reviews

I wish I had known about this seat earlier, and so does my son! (By Stephanie S. Hinderks)

We are thrilled with this rear seat. This little seat was a snap to install, and has extended the life of our Joovy Caboose Ultralight stroller. My oldest child is 4 and a half years old and very tall, and he still eagerly climbs into the back of the Joovy, now that we have this seat.

Our family has loved the Joovy Caboose Ultralight. It’s great and relatively easy for one parent to fold up and open. At first, my son loved to sit on the rear facing bench seat that comes standard in the back of the Joovy. However, once the novelty wore off and he grew taller, he started to complain that he couldn’t get comfortable (as he enviously eyed his two-year-old little sister chilling in her front seat). He would want to be carried instead, negating the whole purpose of the double stroller.

The problem is this: the standard seat is small, it’s not fixed in place (it can slide forward and backward – for easy access to the under-seat storage basket), and there’s no back – it’s literally a rectangle with a little padding – so there’s no ability for a little guy or girl to recline.

Since we wanted to use the stroller for an upcoming Disneyland trip, we were concerned. Enter this rear seat – Presto! Suddenly my son was able to relax, lean back, and enjoy life! And so could Mom and Dad. Once, after a long day at Disneyland, both kids even fell asleep sitting up in the Joovy as we pushed them back to the hotel. We have never taken this seat off – it is here to stay.

Storage issue and how we solved it: Installing the seat meant that the under-seat storage disappeared, since that is where my son’s feet go now. However, we solved this by buying some heavy-duty stroller hooks and we now hang tote bags from the handle to store what we would have placed under the seats.
And it’s easier to access our stuff this way. Before, we used to have to ask our son to get off the stroller so we could get at the under-seat storage.

Messing with little sister issue and how we solved it: Now that my son could face forward, this meant he could now have easier access to hit his little sister’s head/grab her hair or otherwise mess with her. We solved this problem by withholding treats/snacks in the stroller when he did not behave – a terrible fate.

I just wish we had purchased this seat from the get-go. It would have saved my arms and my patience on many occasions!

Very handy seat, even for preschoolers who might need a rare nap (By Legomom)

Pricey, but awesome accessory for the Caboose! My youngest is now 17 months and oldest 4 1/2, but at the time of purchase the youngest was an infant and the oldest was 3 1/2 or so. I bought for those rare times when the oldest would fall asleep in the car and want to continue the car nap or wanted to nap in the stroller after being out all day. By 4 he was too tall and his head would flop back with no support (it came up to his shoulders, he is average height). Also, be aware that the sunshade will not cover the rear rider’s head. It is meant to cover 2 kids back to back. I knew this when buying the seat and it wasn’t an issue. I just wanted to have a second seat in case both kids fells asleep at the same time. It was short lived but I have also used it when babysitting for friends with babies. Also, in case anyone is wondering, it will fit in the basket below with some wiggling. A good place to be able to put the seat if you aren’t sure you will need it. Toss it in the basket so you have it for the “just in case” moment but otherwise the oldest is free to get on and off as usual. If you think you are going to need this rear seat and you haven’t already purchased your caboose, I would recommend comparing prices on the caboose ultralight too which includes the rear seat. Sometimes it is cheaper to buy separately and other times it’s cheaper to get the one that includes it.

Just what we needed (By JulieInMD)

Just what we needed to convert the stroller to a double stroller. Our toddler doesn’t have a place to stand anymore, but that’s OK for now. We actually put the baby in the rear facing me and our toddler up front. And use the extra seat for extra storage. Once our infant is bigger, this will be perfect for both boys.

Watch out– Rear seat buckles are not compatible with the Joovy Caboose ultralight stroller (By Vivien Lee)

We love this seat and got it for the Joovy Caboose Ultralight and I didn’t have any issues with it until we tried to buckle the child into the seat. We were surprised to discover the buckles don’t match the stroller, so you can not strap the child in. Specifically the crotch seat belt is not compatible with the shoulder buckles. I looked at the internet trying to find anyone else who had mentioned this problem but couldn’t find anything. We couldn’t believe that we were the only ones who had this problem. So I called the company customer service– and yes, they did recently change the buckles for the Joovy stroller, so they do not match. They are sending me a new rear seat buckle to replace it. It’s just strange that the company would change the buckle system but not update accessory products that attach to it or mention this. Anyways, a minor inconvenience but one that people should know about.

Very nice! Sit-n-stand/double stroller converter! (By Amazon shopper)

I just installed this on my joovy ultralight – very easy. We have used the bench seat for our older boy and really like it – light weight, easy to maneuver, collapse compactly. (Wish it has a standing fold. But well, you can’t have everything.) It is great for everyday use – running errands, taking them to stores, etc. But I wouldn’t want him to sit there for too long because it is not comfortable (no back support) and the view is limited (facing backwards). He is still too young to stand in the back right now. (For serious outdoor activities, I use an all-terrain double stroller – Mountain Buggy urban elite. It goes over everything nice and easy. The kids have a smooth ride and we have an enjoyable time pushing it. But it is heavy and bulky and I could not take it for air travel.) The joovy ultralight is light weight, compact, and durable (so far). But it is best for part-time use if the older one is still young… (like under 2.5/3 years old).

I bought this seat for our upcoming trip, which requires air travel. I know that my older boy (who will be turning 2.5 years old) would want something more than a bench seat after a couple of hours being out and about (e.g., at the zoo). We tested it – still pushes easily and turns nicely. My boy tells me that he is comfortable. (I like it because he likes it.) It reclines so that even if he wants to take a little nap, he can in his rear seat! It still folds the same way. And I can always convert it back to a sit-n-stand when my older boy wants something different. Now I also have the option of switching position for my two boys. So maybe I will have the baby ride in the back close to me and the big boy ride in the front for the excitement. (Or if my older boy kicks the front seat, I could also switch them.) Options are always good. I love it that I have such a compact double stroller now.