5 Most Frequently Asked Questions About the City Mini
5 Most Frequently Asked Questions About the City Mini
September 28, 2021

5 Most Frequently Asked Questions About the City Mini

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5 Most Frequently Asked Questions About the City Mini

The Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 is an overwhelming favorite with parents for a simple reason—it packs a lot of the features you’d find in a $1,000 stroller for about $360. Seasoned parents love it for its sturdiness, dependability and famed one-handed fold. So what should you know before getting one? Babylist Scout Lisa answers five of the most frequently asked questions about the City Mini GT2 in the video above.

Q: What’s the big deal with the fold?

A: There are a dozen small moments each day when you’re going to need to fold your stroller and hold your baby at the same time:

  • Walking up the stairs to your apartment
  • Taking your baby to a restaurant or coffee shop
  • Getting in and out of your car

If you have a baby in one arm, that leaves one hand left to accomplish your task—and the City Mini GT2 makes it pretty close to error-proof with a quick pull on the center strap.

Baby Jogger One Handed Fold gif

Even people who have never touched a stroller before (or in the case of Lisa’s test subjects, just a really long time) can usually figure it out without needing to consult the manual.

Q: Do I need an “all-terrain” stroller? Even in a city?

A: With the amount of strollers that boast fancy suspension systems and all-terrain tires, you’d think off-roading was a popular hobby with parents of newborns. In reality, even city life brings you to some tricky terrain: root-covered sidewalks, hilly parks and the unpredictable topography of playgrounds.

That’s actually one of the things that makes the GT2 compete with pricier strollers: the all-wheel suspension and puncture-proof tires help the stroller glide over tricky terrain while limiting the amount of jostling your baby feels. If you’ve ever driven on a dirt road, you’ve probably felt the difference a good (or bad) suspension can make.

Q: How long will this stroller last me? Does it come with a car seat?

A: The City Mini GT2 is technically designed to be used once your baby can sit up on their own (around 6 months). But one of the major perks of this stroller is that there are adapters available for just about all the major infant car seats brands. So you can choose your favorite infant car seat from Britax, Chicco, Clek, Cybex, Graco, Maxi Cosi, Nuna, Peg Perego or UPPAbaby and then turn it into a travel system.

If you’d rather keep it in the Baby Jogger family, there is a ready-made travel system option. And if you want newborn strolls but don’t need a car seat at all? There’s a pram for that.

In terms of how long this stroller will last you, the weight limit is 65 pounds…or about the size of Lisa’s 6-year-old.

Q: Does it have a parent-facing seat?

A: One of the limitations of the City Mini GT2 is that the seat is not modular—aka it stays in one place. Unless you’re using the stroller as a travel system or with the infant pram, your baby will be facing the world. But they can recline nearly flat for naptime, and enjoy the shade of a huge canopy with peekaboo windows that allow you to quietly spy on their cute little head.

Q: Is the GT2 worth it?

A: Premium features like all-wheel suspension are usually reserved for strollers that cost nearly twice as much as the GT2. And as long as you don’t mind sacrificing details like leather accents and a roomier basket, you may not know the difference. Particularly if you live in a city, it’s a hard-to-beat combo of price and performance.

As for whether it’s the right pick for you? Watch Lisa’s video to get a closer look and answer that for yourself.

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