UPPAbaby VISTA Toddler Seat vs. RumbleSeat

uppababy vista toddler seat vs rumbleseat

The UPPAbaby VISTA grows from a single to a double stroller with the addition of a second seat. The expansion is easy, but learning about the differences between the two VISTA seats—the Toddler Seat and the RumbleSeat—can be a bit confusing.

On this page, we'll answer frequently-asked questions about converting the UPPAbaby VISTA into a double stroller.

Is the UPPAbaby Toddler Seat the same as the RumbleSeat?

No, the Toddler Seat is not the same as the RumbleSeat.

If you originally purchased the VISTA as a single stroller, you already own the Toddler Seat: It comes in the same box as the rest of the stroller. The Toddler Seat only fits on the upper position of the VISTA.

The UPPAbaby RumbleSeat is sold separately, allowing families to expand the stroller when another child comes along. The RumbleSeat only fits on the lower position of the VISTA.

UPPAbaby VISTA Toddler Seat vs. RumbleSeat

Can the UPPAbaby Toddler Seat go on the bottom position?

No, the UPPAbaby Toddler Seat does not fit on the lower position of the stroller. The Toddler Seat and RumbleSeat are not the same size and are therefore not interchangeable.

Because the frame of the VISTA narrows toward the bottom of the stroller, the Toddler Seat only fits on the upper position, and the RumbleSeat only fits on the lower position.

What is the weight limit for the UPPAbaby VISTA Toddler Seat and RumbleSeat?

The UPPAbaby Toddler Seat has a weight capacity of 50 pounds, while the UPPAbaby RumbleSeat holds 35 pounds.

That means if you have an older child who exceeds the 35-pound weight limit of the RumbleSeat, they'll need to ride in the Toddler Seat in the upper position of the stroller. Your younger child can sit in the lower position, using the RumbleSeat, bassinet or an infant car seat.

Do the UPPAbaby VISTA Toddler Seat and RumbleSeat recline?

Yes, both the UPPAbaby VISTA Toddler Seat and the RumbleSeat recline, including to a flat position for newborns or sleeping. When both seats are facing the parent, both kids can be in a fully-reclined position.

However, while the Toddler Seat features an adjustable footrest that helps position your child's legs for sitting and napping, the RumbleSeat does not have an adjustable footrest.

Can the UPPAbaby VISTA Toddler Seat and RumbleSeat face either direction?

Yes, both the Toddler Seat and RumbleSeat are reversible, making the following configurations possible:

  • Both seats facing parent
  • Both seats facing forward
  • Toddler Seat facing parent, RumbleSeat facing forward
  • Toddler Seat facing forward, RumbleSeat facing parent (not recommended due to space constraints)

UPPAbaby VISTA Toddler Seat vs. RumbleSeat

Can I use the UPPAbaby VISTA RumbleSeat and bassinet together?

No, when the UPPAbaby VISTA is a double stroller, there is not enough space to fit the bassinet in the upper position and the RumbleSeat in the lower position.

To use the bassinet with a double stroller, sit your older child in the upper Toddler Seat, with the baby in the bassinet on the lower position.

If you're having twins, the VISTA can fit two bassinets.

Which adapters do I need for the UPPAbaby VISTA?

The only double configuration of the UPPAbaby VISTA that does not require any adapters is Toddler Seat + RumbleSeat.

If you want to use an infant car seat or the bassinet when the VISTA is a double, you'll need to purchase the UPPAbaby upper adapters and/or lower adapters ($19.99 for each set). 

See our post, Which Adapters Do I Need for the UPPAbaby VISTA?, for a full explanation of the adapters needed for your desired configurations.

This video also provides an overview of adapters for the UPPAbaby VISTA.

Questions?

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