*I was sent the Baby Roues LeTour Stroller at no cost to facilitate this review. No monetary compensation was provided. All opinions are my own and may differ from yours.*
The baby Roues company has been manufacturing strollers for over 30 years now! The LeTour stroller is their newest model and I’m excited to tell you all about it today! I think when I’m through, you’ll agree that this stroller is the perfect fit for your little prince or princess!
Let’s start off talking about Setup:
While the baby Roues did come in a number of pieces, as you can see in the picture below, it was really pretty easy to put together.
What you are looking at is the main frame, the wheels, (You’ll need to attach those, but it is easy.) the bassinet, and the stroller inserts. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. I set it up by myself and had it ready to go in under 10 minutes.
Bassinet, Stroller Seat, or Infant Car Seat Options:
The baby Roues LeTour comes as a main base, with the option to then equip it with a bassinet or stroller seat, both of which are included in your purchase, or use your infant car seat with the addition of an adapter.
The bassinet is perfect for ages newborn until your child starts becoming mobile. There is no seat-belt in the bassinet, so as your baby begins sitting or “pulling up,” you will need to retire the bassinet, generally around 6 months of age.
Once your child is ready to sit upright in the stroller, you can attach the main stroller seat. baby Roues recommends that you begin using this seat at or after 6 months of age.
The seat works well for my son who is 14 months old and my daughter, age 3.
The stroller seat has a 5-point harness system to keep your child safely buckled in.
Additionally, if you would like to use this stroller with your infant car seat, baby Roues sells the following adaptors: Universal, Graco, Maxi Cosi, & Cybex and they can be purchased through the baby Roues Website.
This stroller comes with a base that allows you to reverse the direction of the stroller seat and bassinet. When under a year old, I’ve found that my children prefer to face me. They feel more secure and can focus on me, rather than the big, overwhelming world around them. As your child gets older, he or she will most likely want to be turned around to see the scenery around them.
Reversing the seat is as easy as pushing forward on the square connectors, pulling up to release the seat, then flipping it around and reattaching. You’ll hear a loud “click” when it’s firmly in place. *For safety reasons, make sure your child is not in the seat when you do this.*
In the Stroller: The LeTour has a large basket underneath to store your diaper bag, shopping bag, or anything else you’d like to tote with you. There is also storage on the back of the seat, as pictured below:
Of the Stroller: When it’s time to store your stroller, I think you’ll find it pretty simple with the baby Roues. To collapse, located the button on the right side of the frame, push in, then pull up on the black pieces on each side.
There is no need to remove the bassinet or stroller seat when collapsing, but you can, to save room, if needed. I was able to fit the stroller with bassinet or seat attached into the back of my minivan and the back of my husband’s small Nissan. I did removed the detachable arm bar before putting the stroller in our vehicles.
Because you will receive both the bassinet and the stroller seat, you will always need to have a place to store the one you are not currently using.
To set the brake, just step on the brake bar attached to the back wheels. When you are ready to disengage the break, just use your foot and push it back up. It couldn’t be easier. (See Picture Below)
Locking Front Wheels:
Normally I like for my front wheels to have the ability to rotate 360 degrees, but if you would like them to be locked in the forward position, there are buttons on both front wheels that allow you to do so. (See Picture Above)
Ability to Change Colors:
This is probably one of my favorite features! Since most people find out the gender of their child before he or she is born, it is nice to be able to purchase gender specific items. On bigger gear items, (stroller, car seat, travel crib) I’ve always been one of those moms who opted for the gender neutral colors so I could use it with future babies of the opposite sex….but yet I would have the green eye of envy every time someone walked by me with a brightly colored stroller. Sure, you can use just about any color with a girl these days, (And, I guess, a boy too if you want!) but if you go down the road pushing a blue stroller, 9 out of 10 people are going to refer to your child as “he,” and probably 10 out of 10 will say “she” if you’re pushing a pink stroller!
With the LeTour, you pick one color when you order, but you can order additional colors to add to your collection. Each additional canvas sets will cost you $69, while a leather one is $99. I was sent a pink canvas set and also a blue leather set. While I really like both of them, I think I prefer the canvas over the leather.
So now, if your first child is a girl and you really want pink, it’s okay to splurge for it! When #2 comes along and it’s a boy, you can purchase blue (or red, cream, silver, or black) for under $100. Or, maybe you are like me and just get bored with the same color stroller all the time. This gives you the ability to have the look of a number of different strollers, while only paying for one!
The canopy and the bassinet boot cover can be put on your stroller and taken off very quickly and easily. Since I have both a girl and a boy, I’m changing mine all the time, depending on who I’m pushing in the stroller. I LOVE THIS FEATURE!!
Whether you opt for canvas or leather, you’ll receive a large canopy cover for your LeTour. If you are looking for the largest possible canopy, go for the canvas. The canvas features a hidden mosquito netting that can be unzipped when desired. The canopy top is easy to move from bassinet to stroller seat; it easily clips on and off of the frame.
Weatherproof Raincover: Have you ever been out with your little one and it started to rain? With the baby Roues LeTour Stroller, a raincover is included with your purchase. It can be used with both the bassinet and stroller seat. If you want to give your child a little bit of extra air, there is a small flap that can be rolled to expose mesh.
4 Adjustable Seat Positions: Every baby prefers a different angle and you have the option to adjust it to suit your child just right with this stroller. The stroller seat AND bassinet both have multiple seat positions. Changing the angle of your seat is as easy as pushing in on both circular buttons on each side of the seat/bassinet.
Adjustable Pushbar: I love this feature! My oldest is a girl, and anyone with a girl knows that they love to be mommy’s big helper. My 3 year old is actually able to push this stroller with the pushbar at the lowest setting. She loves being able to push her baby brother, “just like mommy.” I prefer pushing it at the highest setting and I am 5’5″.
Overall, we are in love with our baby Roues LeTour! I’m hoping that in the near future they will offer a few accessories for purchase: sheet for the bassinet, stand for the bassinet, and a cup holder I’m thrilled that I’m able to change the color of my stroller based on which kid I’m pushing or what mood I’m in. It handles like a dream and I’ve gotten compliments on it wherever I take it. It’s a great stroller from newborn through at least 3 years old.
Buy: You can buy this stroller from the Baby Roues website, on Amazon.com, and check out the retail store locator on their website for all brick and mortar locations. The stroller ranges in price from $550 for canvas to $599 for leather.
Disclosure: I received this stroller at no cost to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. No monetary compensation has been received. This post contains Amazon affiliate links.