An Unexpected Upgrade for our Valco Snap Duo

Valco Snap Duo

This weekend my fifth baby, the Valco Snap Duo got an unexpected upgrade. Thanks to me just not being stern enough with my toddler and her love of using anything and everything as a stepping stool one of my tires snapped.

Valco Snap Duo

I had my stroller in the tight space behind our SUV so the tires were off and when we brought it back inside the house I failed to attach them back to the frame. For the next 3 days Aria proceeded to throw the tires, step on them so she could climb the counters and use them as part of her race track. I kept watching her abuse these things and just said nothing, my parenting style in a nutshell.

So when the wheel came off  I won’t lie and say I was surprised. I looked at it, took a picture and messaged Justyna over at Stroller Seekers at 11pm asking if she had an extra pair for sale. You know why? Because if Justyna doesn’t have it she will either refer you to someone who does have it or find it herself. You should all join her Facebook Groups if you have any questions about strollers or need some help finding the perfect one for you- Canadian StrollerSwap and Stroller Seekers

By 2pm the next day I had not only got the Valco Air Tires (at a great deal) from a fellow mom but I also found these Four Season Foot Muffs by Valco on sale for $50 each. 

Embarrassed to say that this is not the first time a tire has snapped on us. Let’s just say MOST of our previous strollers had this issue but our Valco was the only one that had tires that just popped off and could be fixed literally in an instant. I am so happy that we spent the money on a quality stroller instead of taking our chances (yet again) with one that wasn’t capable of keeping up with our needs, demands and toddler.

So the silver lining…I turned my great city/travel stroller into an all-terrain stroller with literally the snap of 4 wheels. Those foot muffs are perfect for us as our kids don’t wear jackets in the car and I no longer have to bring a million blankets to keep them warm. We are Canadian winter ready and just in time as we are having our first snow fall as I type.

Valco Snap Duo

Always the optimist 😉

If you would like to read my review of the Snap Duo you can do so here and keep Valco Baby in mind for early 2016 when they will be coming back to Canada. You can follow them on Facebook and Instagram to stay in the loop or be like me and make lists of all the new models you want. My husband is going to kill me 😉

Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. salexis
    November 25, 2015 / 12:49 am

    A good stroller is like GOLD when you have little ones! Love hearing about your experiences – glad you have a community of support and suggestions to find the best ones!

  2. JaimeeM
    November 25, 2015 / 9:25 am

    Totally agree with the above comment. Finding a good stroller is difficult, and when you do find one that you absolutely love, you will want nothing to do with other brands and models.

  3. nicolthepickle
    November 26, 2015 / 10:28 am

    I found a good stroller, way back at a yard sale, but it doesn’t come with cool extras and attachments like yours.

  4. Julie F
    November 28, 2015 / 11:38 am

    Didn’t know these facebook pages existed, I will have to pass the links onto my daughter as she has a broken wheel on her three seater!

  5. Treen Goodwin
    January 23, 2016 / 8:29 am

    wow what a great stroller , i am so outta the loop with strollers now , this one is like the Cadillac of the ones i used to use lol thanks for sharing , will pass this on to my Daughter in law 🙂

  6. kathy downey
    March 26, 2016 / 1:43 pm

    Wow,that sure looks like a great stroller will past this post to my friend

  7. Deborah
    April 1, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    Just found this site while trying to decide on a double stroller. How did the snap do this past winter? My single gets stuck a lot (we live in Toronto also) and I’m trying to avoid that when I choose a double…