I have become stroller obsessed over the last couple months. I really want the UppaBaby Vista but its pretty expensive at $680. (If money wasn't a concern I'd get a Bugaboo Chameleon but DH is already freaking out about the Vista's price tag).
So I'm just curious what strollers you ladies have or are looking at and what you love or hate about them. Would you buy the same stroller again? If not what would you get instead?
Obsessed is putting it lightly.
(okay, back to your regular scheduled programming....)
~Jackie, mommy to Aiden (11/2/10) and Zoe (VBAC 11/27/12)
We are looking at the Bob Revolution city edition. We want a three wheeler that can handle trails but also be comfortable in the shopping mall/on sidewalks etc. So far I love this one for how smooth it glides around, turns on a dime, single handle, and folds with one hand. But I am not totally sure yet...I'm obsessed too so I'm gonna go look at the ones you posted right now
We'll use a double snap n' go at first that I got used from a friend. That should get us through a few months and give us time to figure out the regular stroller. I definitely need a decent stroller with some height and that is easy to push because my poor back is still recovering from a spinal surgery and is now dealing with twins. On a friend's recommendation, I'm looking at the City Mini Double. It's a side-by-side, which I'd prefer, that can still fit through doors. It's somewhere in the $300-400 range. Yikes.
Honestly, I can't STAND strollers. Its like one of my "soap boxes". It's an issue I'm going to have to overcome before I have the baby, because obviously they are pretty necessary. I just have issues with them being so big and always being in the way.
There was a Christmas a couple years ago and I was out shopping like 7 days before Christmas and everywhere I turned there were double strollers and the moms were SO rude, like pushing people out of the way and blocking traffic everywhere. I understand that you have to get your children around and a stroller is the easiest option, but at least be a little courteous!
But I registered for a Graco stroller/carseat combo and an umbrella stroller. I also registered for a Graco stroller frame that is really small and will hold the car seat. The key words there are "reall small". Haha. Okay, I'm done rambling now.
I like the bugaboo best, but have heard uppababy is a great alternative.
I already have a bob revolution and maclaren triumph... honestly i never really used a stroller for an infant other than for exercising/trail walks, for which i used the bob. I was a big baby wearer. Once she was walking the maclaren was perfect, light, portable. I am not one to carry around carseats either.
I doubt I can justify splurging on a bugaboo (or stokke, my other fave) when I might not use it... though it's nice that you can attach those big kid standing boards to them... and they do hold their value pretty well for re-sale!
Alexandra ~ May 11th, 2008
Cezar ~ Nov 28th, 2011
both home water births
We have a Graco metrolite- I think it was around $130 after coupons. We used it a lot in the beginning for walks around the neighborhood. It does the job and wasn't too expensive. Now that DS is walking, we only bring it when we go somewhere that is a TON of walking (zoo, fair, etc) because it is so big and bulky and DS hates sitting...he would rather walk. I'm glad we didn't register for anything more expensive.
IMO it's better to invest in a nicer umbrella type stroller because they are more compact and still function well. I think I want a double umbrella stroller that has a basket to put stuff in and we will just babywear until baby is big enough to sit up in it.
All of this being said, if I see a nice double stroller at a consignment sale for cheap, I will probably pick that up.