This post was sponsored by Evenflo as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received the Evenflo Sibby Travel System to facilitate my review. As always, all opinions and imagery are ours.
Our daughter, A, is very independent. She loves to explore, walk with us and be a part of the action. Sometimes though? Her legs get tired and she wants to rest or ride on long walks or day trips. Having two little ones without the need for a full on double stroller, we were looking for a solution that met all of our needs. A couple of months ago we were introduced to the Evenflo Sibby. We love Evenflo so we were very interested in checking it out.
The Evenflo Sibby offers a solution to having one child sitting in the stroller seat and one riding along via the Ride Along board. The Sibby gives your older, more independent child the ability to walk around freely as they wish and then stand and ride once they are tired.
The Sibby comes in a denim like color with a large adjustable canopy which gives your littles lots of shade. The Sibby is also completely compatible with the infant car seat in the travel system making it easy in the early days. Once your child is old enough for the stroller without the car seat, the sun shade offers a lot of coverage which we really like.
The stroller seat has the ability to lay back easily via the strap system in the back of the seat which makes for easy adjusting. At the base of the seat is adjustable allowing your child’s feet to dangle, be elevated or have the option of being completely out which is a great feature. The Sibby has a rounded padded bar across the stroller front that allows your child to hold on and lean forward safely, as well.
The storage area under the stroller seat is nice and roomy allowing for quite a lot of items in the stroller bottom. We were able to fit a small bag, a camera bag and a gallon jug of water comfortably in the bottom comfortably. You also have an attachable cup holder that mounts to the side to keep your own beverage close.
The wheels are made of a thick plastic. This makes it so the wheels don’t have a lot forgiveness of items in its way. They are great for smooth surfaces and roll nicely. We took it for a trip to the zoo and it did great. In our neighborhood, where there can be small rocks kicked up on the sidewalk from landscapes or small sand-like rocks, the stroller had a bit of a struggle. It seems to get stuck and drag on the rocks a bit. However,if you are on a smooth surface regularly you’ll likely have no problems.
The Ride Along board for the second passenger is beautifully designed and durable. When the child is not using the board it can be folded up and attached the the storage basket under the stroller. The board it comes back down easily with its additional two wheels when the child is ready to stand on the stroller. You can also easily remove it. If you have a longer foot pattern or larger feet, the Ride Along board can make it tough to push without it becoming under foot. Ryan struggles with this a bit more than I do.
Aside from the wheels having issues on our neighborhood sidewalks, we notice our daughter has a bit of a hard time seeing over the canopy portion of stroller when it’s not completely down. When the canopy is folded back, her visibility really decreases and it’s in her face. For us, the Sibby standing board works for shorter distances because having her hold on for a long period of time with her arms holding on at a 45* angle isn’t ideal.
The handles to push the stroller are a decent length and curve upwards at a 45* angle. This allows for your standing child to hold on to the horizontal portion of the handles and you to still push the stroller using the vertical portion of the stroller handles. They are a nice padded foam like material which feels good on your hands. You should be a little mindful so you don’t accidentally snag it like we did.
It should also be noted that if your child in the front is out of the stroller, the Sibby will tip backwards of it just has the standing passenger. I recommend having your older child ride in the front if you other child is out of the car seat. The seat itself holds up to 50 lbs and the curved bar has plenty of room which allows your older child to comfortably sit and ride in the front. At least this was the case for us and worked well for us at the zoo recently.
Overall, the Sibby is a good option for you if you are looking for a stroller for smooth surfaces, a solution for short rests for your older child, and has good storage on the go. If your child is also on the taller side, visibility over the canopy likely wouldn’t be a problem for you. The Sibby Travel system comes with the infant car seat so it’ll be helpful to you from the earliest time you have a second little one needing a car seat and it’ll adapt as you need it to.