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Graco LiteRider Stroller Reviews and Features

Sturdy Lightweight, Lots of Features

The Graco LiteRider is a lightweight stroller that is sturdy enough to be a travel system stroller.

Moms get tired quickly with their full featured travel system strollers. They're wonderful for when baby is a newborn, and all the bells and whistles are fun, but mom gets exhausted carrying the large infant car seat onto the big bulky stroller; add in all the extras you need to take with you such as the diaper bag, purse and shopping bags and it feels like you're pushing around a dump truck!

However, you don't have to have the big bulky stroller if you still want a travel system. Some strollers are quite light weight yet sturdy enough to be able to safely carry an infant car seat and the Graco LiteRider is one that can do the job well. It's the stroller you'll want when looking for a lightweight alternative.

The Graco LiteRider is a sturdy, high quality stroller with the perks of a full-sized stroller that weighs only 17 pounds. While not nearly as large as a standard stroller, it still has just about all the same features. The LiteRider has all you need to keep your child safe and comfortable while at the same time providing the benefits you enjoy with a full-sized baby stroller such as a parent tray with cup holders, one handed easy fold and lots of storage space.

Think you're going to have to spend a bundle on such a stroller? Nope, the LiteRider costs well under $100 (not including an infant car seat) making it a great choice for families on a budget. But don't worry, a cheap price does not mean cheap quality. This Graco is one of the best lightweight strollers in its class and customers who have bought this product rave about it in Graco LiteRider reviews.

Let's take a look in detail at what this Graco Literider stroller has to offer.

Graco LiteRider
Graco LiteRider

Popular LiteRider Features:

  • Accepts a Graco SnugRide or SnugRide 35 car seat
  • Weighs only 17 pounds
  • Holds your child up to 40 pounds
  • One handed easy fold
  • 2-position reclining seat
  • Adjustable sun canopy with peek-a-boo window
  • Lockable front swivel wheels with front-end suspension
  • Large storage basket beneath the seat
  • Parent tray with two cup holders
  • Removable child's snack tray with cup holder
  • Foot rest
  • 3 or 5-point adjustable safety harness

Comfort and safety

The Graco LiteRider lightweight stroller has what your child needs for comfort and safety. The seat is roomy with a nearly 14-inch width and 30-inch height. It is large enough to accept a SnugRide or SnugRide 35 infant car seat, turning this stroller into a lightweight Graco travel system.

This padded seat also has two reclining positions: flat and upright. The flat position is just right for naps, newborns and for holding the car seat and the upright position is not too far forward.

Eating and drinking in a stroller is going to mean spills at some point. Fortunately, the seat is easy to clean because the cushion is removable and machine washable. Just put it in the delicate cycle and line dry.

Another important feature a decent sunshade. The sun canopy, of course, keeps the sun off your child's delicate skin and shades the face, especially needed to be able to nap. What you're really going to love about the LiteRider sunshade is that it has a peek-a-boo window so you can keep an eye on your little one. The sun canopy is adjustable as well, folding all the way back, halfway or fully expanded.

So now your child is comfortable, but what about safety? The Graco LiteRider is a great stroller because it gives you the choice between a 3-point harness or a 5-point safety harness. It's a good transition to go from a 5-point to a 3-point harness as your child becomes older, more independent and more active. Your child will also likely enjoy sitting in the stroller longer when using the less restrictive 3-point safety buckle.

Compact for storing and gives a smooth ride

Customers who buy this item write on their Graco LiteRider reviews that they love this stroller as a compact, lightweight alternative to the big bulky travel system strollers. While this stroller will eventually weigh more with the infant car seat installed, it is still nothing like the larger travel systems that can be difficult to maneuver and put away into your car.

Storing the LiteRider is a breeze, too. It folds up very nicely with an automatic storage latch to secure the frame together. This keeps the stroller together while you're attending to your baby or trying to put the product into your car with only one arm. Then when you're ready to put your stroller away, it is compact enough that it takes up little space in your vehicle, leaving enough room for groceries.

The wheels on this lightweight baby stroller are large enough to give a smooth ride; the front wheels measure 8 inches and the rear wheels are 8½ inches. The Graco LiteRider has double shock-absorbing front swivel wheels with locks. Just push down the lever in front to lock your wheels into place and the locked wheels give you better stability as you walk over rougher surfaces. Keep in mind that the LiteRider is ideal for sidewalks, city walking, and shopping on even terrain.

You won't be kicking the wheels either, because the handle bar adjusts up and down giving you the perfect height for the best walking comfort. Many lightweight strollers are simply smaller, which can mean hunching over to hold the handle and push. That can become very uncomfortable and it's not good for your back. You will love this stroller because adjustable handle bar keeps you in the proper posture for a more pleasant outing.

Lots of storage space

Underneath the seat you'll find that the storage basket is huge - not just a mesh bag that other lightweight baby strollers have, and it is large enough to carry what you need and is easily accessible. The basket has a drop-down feature, which makes accessibility easy, especially when you have the seat fully reclined. Talk about convenience; parent reviews rave about this feature.

The Graco LiteRider baby stroller has a parent organizer tray with dual cup holders and a space for your cell phone, keys and lip balm. Lots of lightweight strollers merely have a bumper bar or nothing at all for your child, but the LiteRider has a child tray with a place to put a juice box or sippy cup.


Graco LiteRider Stroller Reviews

Across the web, customer reviews say that they are very happy with their Graco LiteRider. Overall, it has earned between 4 stars and 4 ½ -star ratings. The two most positive comments made about the LiteRider are how easy it is to fold and the quality you get for the low price. It's a fantastic buy. And once folded, the LiteRider fits so well into car trunks for easy transport and storage.

Parents who bought this stroller write in to say how surprised they are at how much they can fit into the large storage basket, and they are constantly amazed at how lightweight it is. One mother even said that the stroller weighs less than her baby boy!

The LiteRider also gets compliments on the color schemes. Parents love the gender neutral earth tones with cute patterns on the fabric. Another compliment is that you can steer this stroller with one hand because it maneuvers quite well with those large front swivel wheels.

Disadvantages

Quite a few Graco LiteRider reviews mention that the child's tray scrapes the ground when the stroller is folded, causing it to become scratched. This problem arises constantly, even the newer reviews out there. However, some LiteRider owners write in to contradict these reviews saying that they never scrape the child's tray when folding it up.

The other problem that shows up in many reviews still deals with the child's tray. Reviewers write in to describe how difficult it is to add or remove the tray from the frame.


Where can I find the best price?

Popular color scheme Lively Dots can be found for cheaper prices at Walmart online and Diapers.com. But if you love the grey and turqoise Dragonfly or the CUTE Zuba or Marco pattern, then Amazon is the BEST place for you to get some money-saving deals.

Just imagine how good you'll feel after you've put together your new LiteRider and you take your excited little passenger out for a ride.




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