Introducing the New Graco Ready2Grow Stand and Ride Stroller!

Graco is excited to announce our newest double stroller, the Ready2Grow stand and ride stroller. Most people are probably more familiar with Graco’s tandem double strollers (DuoGlider, Quattro Tour Duo), which are the ones that the two kids sit back to back. What is so exciting about this double stroller is that it provides 12 riding options for your kids (yup, I said 12).

You can still snap in two Graco infant car seats into this double stroller but there are also so many other seating configurations to choose from. Your older child can sit on the bench seat or stand on the platform, while your little one can sit back and enjoy the front row seat. Another cool option is the “Face Time” stroller seat. You can make your little one laugh or show her the sights as you push the stroller. The best way to experience this stroller is to go instore and try it out with your kids, see more pictures online, or check out our video.

With all of these seating options, Graco did not forget out the convenience features that moms expect and love about Graco strollers. Like I mentioned before this stroller includes, the ability to use two Graco infant car seats in the stroller, a removable Face Time seat where you can spend some close up quality time with your baby, a reclining front seat that lies flat, a one-hand fold, and an extra-large storage basket that can be accessed by pulling up on the toddler bench seat–awesome, huh?

I wish I had this stroller when my girls were younger! I know PP would have loved the standing platform and Pinkie Pie (who is my eternal cuddler) would have loved the Face Time seat so she could be even closer to me. Our strollers keep getting better and better!

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158 Responses to “Introducing the New Graco Ready2Grow Stand and Ride Stroller!”

  1. Sheryl March 10, 2012 at 3:32 am #

    Wondering the same thing as Diana- what’s the difference in the LX version?

  2. Melissa Parlaman (Graco Contributor) March 12, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    Hi Sheryl & Diana,
    The main difference between the standard model & the LX model is that the LX versions have front & rear seat head rests and harness covers.

  3. Diana March 12, 2012 at 7:30 pm #

    Do the non-LX versions have the visors on the front and rear canopies?

  4. Melissa Parlaman (Graco Contributor) March 12, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

    Hi Diana,
    The LX model has a visor on the front & rear canopies – the non-LX does not.

  5. Corinne Robinson March 13, 2012 at 3:54 am #

    First of all, thank you for this blog! These questions & answers are very helpful in learning about a stroller when I can’t see it in stores yet (I’m in Canada). Can you please tell me how the Ready2grow compares in size/weight to the Duoglider? I’m hoping it is shorter and lighter. :)
    thanks very much!

  6. Melissa Parlaman (Graco Contributor) March 13, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

    Hi Corinne,
    Here are the specs of the DuoGlider (in inches)

    Length Width Height
    36 20.5 41
    the weight of the DuoGlider stroller is 29.5 lbs

    Here are the specs of the Ready2Grow (in inches)
    L W H
    44 24 41
    The weight of the Ready2Grow is 33 lbs.
    So, to answer your question, its not shorter nor lighter but has a lot of extra features likes the FaceTime stroller seat, standing platform and bench seat for your older child and the versatility of 10 riding options. I am sure you will love it!

  7. Samantha Vermeulen March 19, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

    Do you have the FOLDED specs of the Ready2Grow versus the Quattro Tour Duo? I have the Quattro Duo, and it doesn’t fit in the trunk of my car. I need to see if the Ready2Grow will fit! Thanks!

  8. Melissa Parlaman (Graco Contributor) March 19, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

    Hi Samantha,
    Below are the folded specs for each stroller:
    L W H
    53 24 20.5
    Quattro Tour Duo
    L W H
    36.5 24 18

  9. Sondra March 20, 2012 at 10:35 pm #

    Hi Melissa,

    First of all, thanks for the information! I have ordered the Ready2Grow in Forecaster because it best matches the rest of my gear, but was wondering if you could outline the differences between the LX and regular models.

    I note from your previous comments that the LX has the following features that the regular model does not:

    1. headrests on front and back seats
    2. harness covers
    3. flip out visor on front and back canopies

    What other differences are there between the two models?

    Thank you for your help!

  10. Melissa Parlaman March 21, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    Hi Sondra,
    The features that you listed above are the ones that make them different (nothing to add to your list).

  11. Sondra March 21, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

    Awesome! I would have paid the $20 difference for those things if they were available, but I’d rather have the pattern that best matches everything else we have. Thanks for your quick reply.

  12. Debora March 22, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

    I was wondering what are the specs of the stroller, before putting it together, just the main frame, i might have make it fit in a suitcase :) before putting it together…

    thank you so much!

  13. Melissa Parlaman March 22, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

    Hi Debora,
    Unfortunately, I do not have that information. It is probably easier if you use the stroller then gate check it when you board. That is what I usually do when I travel with my little ones..

  14. Debora March 22, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    yeah, that would be best, but i am not traveling with kids, and they don’t allow it without the kids of course, thanks anyways! =)

  15. Morgan March 23, 2012 at 12:59 am #

    So this stroller can go on the plane with you when you board? I plan on using my car seat also. I have a 5 month old and a 3 year old that I am traveling with and I have never traveled alone with or without kids. I guess my real question is, can I gate check the stroller and the car seat?

    I just got this stroller today and it was pretty easy to put together! It probably would have been easier without my 3 year old “helping”. =))

  16. Debora March 23, 2012 at 11:15 am #

    yes you can, the first time I travel I had my graco quattro stroller and the car seat. they let you take the kid all the way to the door of the plane, then there you have to close it and they will take away, as they do with the wheelchairs, as soon as you get off of the plane the stroller is there at the door waiting for you to put your kid back in.
    no extra charges!

  17. Anna March 24, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

    Hi have a question, can you give me the stroller dimension when it is folded? I have a tiny car and I do not know if it can fit. Thanks

  18. nena March 24, 2012 at 8:54 pm #

    Do you know if the baby trend infant car seat will work with this stroller? I like it better than the sit n stand but I have the carseat that will clip into the sit in stand and don’t want to purchase another carseat.

  19. Melissa Parlaman March 26, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    Hi Anna,
    The folded dims of the Ready2Grow stroller are:
    L W H
    53 24 20.5

    Hi Nena,
    The stroller only accepts Graco infant car seats (our strollers are excusively engineered to fit out Graco infant car seats).

  20. tami March 26, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

    Does this stroller take any other car seats other than graco

  21. Melissa Parlaman March 26, 2012 at 11:30 pm #

    Hi Tami,
    All Graco strollers are engineered to fit all Graco infant car seats, so no, it does not accept any other brands.

  22. Wendy March 28, 2012 at 4:02 am #

    Does the rear seat recline?

  23. Melissa Parlaman March 28, 2012 at 11:54 am #

    Hi Wendy,
    No, the rear seat (the FaceTime stroller seat) does not recline.

  24. Ana-Maria March 28, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    Does the rear seat fit a 2 month old comfortably?

  25. Melissa Parlaman March 28, 2012 at 9:05 pm #

    Hi Ana-Maria,
    Since the rear seat (called the Face Time seat) does not recline, we would recommend waiting to place the child in that rear seat until they are able to support their own head/neck or are about 6 months old. A 2 month old would be able to rest comfortably in the rear seating position if you have them in the infant car seat that snaps into the Face Time seat.

  26. Kelly April 3, 2012 at 12:23 am #


    I have noticed these fabulous strollers seem to “out of stock” everywhere I look I online. Can you suggest another option? Also, can you purchase this stroller in Canada, Ontario specifically?


  27. Kacie McKee April 3, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    Hi Kelly,

    There will be several shipments of the Ready2Grow strollers between now and May, but they will be completely back in stock mid-May. We encourage you to check stores soon though for the earlier shipments! Also, the Ready2Grow is available in Canada. Let me know if you have any more questions. Thanks! -Kacie

  28. Lisa April 4, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    Can you use the canopy/sun shield on the front seat while an infant seat is used in the back facing the parent? It doesnt show this in any pictures and I want to be sure before purchasing.


  29. Val April 5, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

    Can you tell me what the difference is between the Ready2Grow and the RoomFor2 strollers?
    Seems like the same style sit and stand stroller and I’m not sure which to purchase.

  30. Maggie April 6, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    When will a rain cover be available? Will rain covers specifically designed for other stroller systems work (like the the other Graco tandem strollers)? Thanks!

  31. Melissa Parlaman (Graco Contributor) April 8, 2012 at 12:51 am #

    Hi Val,
    The biggest difference between the RoomFor2 and Ready2Grow is the 12 riding options available for the Ready2Grow stroller. The Ready2Grow stroller also has the FaceTime rear stroller seat so your baby can face you and you can also attach two Graco infant car seats (you can only snap in one Graco infant car seat on the RoomFor2). Please let me know if you still have more questions.

  32. Christina April 8, 2012 at 6:16 am #

    HI! Just test drove this stroller and LOVE it! Thinking of purchasing but wondering how I can use my Chicco infant seat with this? Any sort of strap or adapter so I can use my infant seat. In store at Buy Buy Baby the Chicco seat fit well, but the employee did not know if there was a way to secure it. Please let me know


  33. Melissa Parlaman (Graco Contributor) April 9, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    Hi Christina,
    All Graco strollers are engineered to fit all Graco infant car seats, so no, it does not accept any other brands (no adaptor available).

  34. Melissa Parlaman (Graco Contributor) April 9, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    Hi Lisa,
    Yes, you can use the canopy in the front stroller seat when the Graco infant car seat is snapped into the back seat.

  35. Melissa Parlaman (Graco Contributor) April 10, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    Hi Maggie,
    There is no rain cover available for this stroller–also..Graco does not recommend using non-Graco rain covers on any of our strollers. Thanks Melissa

  36. Heather C April 10, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    Does this stroller fit the Graco Quattro Tour Travel system carseat (that goes up to 35lbs)?… wondering, since it is bigger than the regular Graco car seats. Thanks!

  37. Melissa Parlaman (Graco Contributor) April 10, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    Hi Heather,
    Yes, the Ready2Grow stroller is compatible with the SnugRide 35 infant car seat that came with your Quattro Tour stroller.

  38. Heather C April 10, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

    Oh good! I love that carseat… and can’t wait to use if for baby #2 (due next month!) And I think we’re leaning toward the Ready2Grow stroller :)
    Thanks so much for your quick reply!

  39. Janine April 11, 2012 at 1:34 am #

    Will the graco safe seat work with this stroller?

  40. Melissa Parlaman (Graco Contributor) April 11, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

    Hi Janine,
    The Graco SafeSeat infant car seat is compatible with the Ready2Grow stroller. Melissa

  41. Julie April 11, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

    Hi, I just got my Ready2Grow stroller and I know it said that the front seat can recline all the way but the only way I can figure out to do that is to detach the two black strings from each side of the stroller. Is there an easier way that I am not seeing?

  42. Tanya April 11, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

    Hi there, does this stroller accept the graco snugride 35 carseat? It’s a large carseat. Thanks,Tanya

  43. Melissa Parlaman (Graco Contributor) April 11, 2012 at 6:54 pm #

    Hi Tanya,
    The Ready2Grow stroller accepts the Graco SnugRide 35 carseat. Melissa

  44. Debbie April 11, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

    I was wondering if the on the LX if the headrests are removable? It’s hard to tell in the pictures but it almost looks like they are.

  45. Melissa Parlaman (Graco Contributor) April 11, 2012 at 11:32 pm #

    Hi Julie,
    To answer your question, you should not have to detach the strings. To recline the stroller, -pull down on the plastic tab on the back of the seat. Melissa

  46. Melissa Parlaman (Graco Contributor) April 11, 2012 at 11:35 pm #

    Hi Debbie,
    Yes, the headrests are removable on the Ready2Grow stroller.

  47. MrsDiGiacomo April 15, 2012 at 3:58 am #

    We bought this the day before yesterday and already wish we could return it. We have no car and rely on strollers and buses to get everywhere and this stroller is not meeting our needs. The brake is very hard to lock, the wheels have no grip and slide easily, and the maneuverability is so bad when the stroller is on uneven ground at all. For $300 (in Canada), I kind of hoped for more.

  48. Jessica April 16, 2012 at 3:17 am #

    Will there be more color options available? I’m expecting my second girl, and I want this stroller, but I’m not happy with the color choices :(

  49. CS April 16, 2012 at 3:22 am #

    Looked at this today in our local store and it seems promising and mostly intuitive. Two questions: 1) how does it fold? Floor model says its one button, but had no instructions and I couldn’t figure it out 2) Where does the rear seat go when its not being used? It doesn’t seem to ft in the basket or clip anywhere as far as I could tell.

  50. CS April 16, 2012 at 3:39 am #

    And one more question: Where can I buy the Ready2Grow™ Stand & Ride Stroller Viceroy? Your site says Target but its not in stock and I don;t see any others listed