Graco Fastaction Fold Review
Back in the early 50’s Graco was a company with over a decade long reign in the industry. But in 1953, the engineer of the company, Rex Thomas was given a new task. To transition the manufacturing of the company and expand the merchandise. So, after watching his wife cradling his infant son, he had an idea. To create an easier and much more practical product that new parents will love. So along with his colleague David Saint (who already had nine children) designed the Swyngomatic. The first baby swing at the time to be fully automated. It took them 18 months to create and design it, but it was a labor of love.
It was an instant and much-welcomed success for both of them. Graco sold millions over the next couple of years, and after David Saint’s retirement, his son Nate continued his father’s legacy within the company. He became an engineer as well and much as his father worked in Graco in the ’80s.
But for now, let’s take a closer look at the FastAction. A smart and very practical travel system designed and developed by Graco. It’s one of the company’s bestsellers, but let’s figure it out what makes it so special? What are the pros and cons of the product? Find out by scrolling this post.
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Folds in seconds time
Max weight limit: 50 lbs
Multiple positions on the reclining seat
The second reason is the plastic which is also a very lightweight, strong and child-safe material to use in a transportation system like this. Aside from the ease of transport, the plastic used in several areas of the system is actually very easy to clean, but more on that later in a different section of this review. The third (if you’re keeping track) that are used in the making of these two items is polyester.
Several levels of thickness and density of the polyester are used on several locations, but yes, the polyester is the third ingredient, but there’s no way we could forget about the tires. Yes, they may seem insignificant, but the tires are actually fantastic. They’re designed in four pairs (two at the front and two at the back) and they’re made out of the good old EVA. They’re sturdy and with great amortization, but you’ll figure it out all by yourself once you try out the stroller.
And best of all, it meets all the size requirements that are demanded by Disney. Why is this important information about comfort? Well, let’s say that you and your child would like to go for a fun trip to Disneyworld. There are strict regulations that your transportation items need to make in order to have a very comfortable and stress-free experience. In most of the cases, they’re height related but even the height of the stroller can sometimes become an issue. But you don’t have to worry about a single thing thanks to the Fastaction system. Both the stroller and the car seat meet the size requirements.
But when you think about it, the size of the items is really favoring the child that’s inside those items. Both the stroller and the car seat. For instance, the depth of the car seat is 26.75 inches, while the seat of the stroller is 10 inches in depth. When folded, the stroller has 28.5 inches of depth, while the stroller in the same position is 18.5 inches high and 22.5 inches wide. Enough to carry your child from the infant's stage of development up to the toddler stage.
The stroller is equipped to handle jogging and running through most of the terrains, and so are the four sets of tires. So, you have your more relaxed uses, just for a quick stroll with your baby to the park, or a quick pick up of your child from the car to the doctor’s office. And that’s all great and dandy. But if you’re interested in much more cardio based exercise, the system offers the jogging option as well. Well, at least for the stroller. You can push the stroller through all kinds of terrain and not only it will become an easy breezy job, but every single part of the stroller will also be able to take on the strain of that job. Most notably the tires.
One click type of technology. It’s a simple one-step type of technology that requires little to no effort, and allow you to focus a lot more on your child, not on the transportation system for the child. Yup. When you have a fussy or crying baby on your hand, this technology will quickly become your new BFF. The stroller is capable of holding a load with 50 lbs max, while the reclining seat in the stroller and in the car seat have multiple position options. Thanks to all of the positions that are offered, your baby will remain safe, comfortable and healthy.
The stroller contains two treys (one of the parents and one for the baby) and while the child’s trey has one cup holder, the parents’ have two. Oh, and those wheels mentioned earlier? Yes, we mentioned that they’re made out of EVA, and they’re small but very durable, but that’s not all that can be said about them. They’re swivel wheels and the front pair of wheels have a great suspension added to them. You know for much easier maneuvering form the parents.
Let’s move on to the harness. It’s convertible and it can allow you to have from 3 up to 5 points of security. You can adjust the points as your child grows and becomes more mobile. And last but certainly not least, there’s the canopy. It offers protection from the sun, and it has a peek-a-boo style of a window at the top where the parent can check the child and keep a close eye on him at all times. It’s truly a handy thing, but according to the multiple comments left by the parents in the comment section, the canopy doesn’t cover the entire body of the child. One of the small flaws of the design is that the canopy covers just half of the child body, leaving the other half exposed to the sun.