What is your must have/really want purchase for this baby?

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What is your must have/really want purchase for this baby?

I REALLY WANT to buy a BOB revolution duallie stroller for baby number three! We have the single and it is amazing. My oldest daughter mainly walks, but can sit on the front when necessary. We live in the country and it is great on dirt roads, off roads and for trips to the zoo or other outdoor events.
I won't buy new, but will be hunting on craigslist thus spring:)

What do you want/need?

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I need a double stroller too. My DD2 is turning 2 this month and She goes all over the place but still need something for her to sit.

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We need everything, pretty much. I really want to try a wrap this time around. I had a ring sling last time, and Thomas loved it, but my back didn't.

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cloth diapers. we still have everything from DS

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I just bought a double stroller. Other than that some sleep slacks with Velcro arms and lightweight swaddle blankets. With our daughter we couldn't use them because she had hip dysplasia, but some friends swear by them.

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"Dundees2010" wrote:

I just bought a double stroller. Other than that some sleep slacks with Velcro arms and lightweight swaddle blankets. With our daughter we couldn't use them because she had hip dysplasia, but some friends swear by them.

My June babies did not like to be swaddled, but my March baby did. I think they don't like to be swaddled when it's hot. I don't know, though.

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"2sonsplus1" wrote:

My June babies did not like to be swaddled, but my March baby did. I think they don't like to be swaddled when it's hot. I don't know, though.

Mines weird. My first daughter who was born on July loves being swaddled but my second daughter who was born in February hates being swaddled.

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"2sonsplus1" wrote:

We need everything, pretty much. I really want to try a wrap this time around. I had a ring sling last time, and Thomas loved it, but my back didn't.

I love using the Moby with little babies! Dd1 didn't tolerate it for long until she could face outwards. Dd2 loved it and our ergo, too!
Hope you find a great wrap for your family

"janijanis" wrote:

cloth diapers. we still have everything from DS

Good for you! I wish i had the desire to cd'

"Dundees2010" wrote:

I just bought a double stroller. Other than that some sleep slacks with Velcro arms and lightweight swaddle blankets. With our daughter we couldn't use them because she had hip dysplasia, but some friends swear by them.

I will get a few adain and anais Swaddlers...so functional. I do love my Velcro dealers. They are so easy to use.

"2sonsplus1" wrote:

My June babies did not like to be swaddled, but my March baby did. I think they don't like to be swaddled when it's hot. I don't know, though.

They are so particular about tastes, aren't they:)

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My big one is a double stroller. Need to look around for what I want/like. I definitely want an all terrain/jogging one with a good weight limit.

Other than that, I don't need much, but I'd like to get
*new video monitor
*more muslim blankets
*wall decal for room
*bouncy chair and or swing

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*lurk*
As an alternative to the super pricey BOB double, I'd suggest looking into the Schwinn Turismo double. I run a lot and this stroller has been great! It has shocks like the BOB too so it does well for uneven surfaces. Just thought I'd throw that out there! Smile

I really want a sit and stand for this baby. I have a snap and go frame that I used with my 2nd and loved but that often meant carrying my DD as she was pretty young still.

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"akpufa" wrote:

*lurk*
As an alternative to the super pricey BOB double, I'd suggest looking into the Schwinn Turismo double. I run a lot and this stroller has been great! It has shocks like the BOB too so it does well for uneven surfaces. Just thought I'd throw that out there! Smile

Thank you for the suggestion!!! Does this fit a standard baby car seat? (Chicco, etc)

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"elleon17" wrote:

Thank you for the suggestion!!! Does this fit a standard baby car seat? (Chicco, etc)

After doing research there seem to be so few that "technically" work with the Chicco Keyfit. I want to start out with a sit and stand so I just bought this one in green:
Amazon.com: Joovy Caboose Stand On Tandem Stroller, Orangetree: Baby

I am going to see how I feel and how things are once the baby comes to see if I want a double jogger. With my daughter I only used our jogger a few times for jogging. I just couldn't get used to the form of running with a jogger. However, I really liked it for long walks. I guess we'll just see what happens!

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"elleon17" wrote:

Thank you for the suggestion!!! Does this fit a standard baby car seat? (Chicco, etc)

After doing research there seem to be so few that "technically" work with the Chicco Keyfit. I want to start out with a sit and stand so I just bought this one in green:
Amazon.com: Joovy Caboose Stand On Tandem Stroller, Orangetree: Baby

I am going to see how I feel and how things are once the baby comes to see if I want a double jogger. With my daughter I only used our jogger a few times for jogging. I just couldn't get used to the form of running with a jogger. However, I really liked it for long walks. I guess we'll just see what happens!

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I guess I can work with something as long as it has an infant insert, but being able to put the car seat in it seems so much easier, but I'm not getting a new carseat, lol!

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There's not much we need this time. I'd like to get a new carseat since ours was a hand me down when we got it.
We got a Babytrend sit-n-stand stroller with baby #2 and I've LOVED it. It's definately not an off-road or jogging stroller but for pavement, trails, zoo, etc it's great. My 4 year old can still sit on the back when she wants to. She was 2 when ds was born and wouldn't sit in a regular stroller for long but she loved sitting on the little bench seat on the back of the sit-n-stand. I think it depends a lot on what your children like.

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"kramsgirl" wrote:

There's not much we need this time. I'd like to get a new carseat since ours was a hand me down when we got it.
We got a Babytrend sit-n-stand stroller with baby #2 and I've LOVED it. It's definately not an off-road or jogging stroller but for pavement, trails, zoo, etc it's great. My 4 year old can still sit on the back when she wants to. She was 2 when ds was born and wouldn't sit in a regular stroller for long but she loved sitting on the little bench seat on the back of the sit-n-stand. I think it depends a lot on what your children like.

I wish we could do a sit and stand, but DS is a little wild at times and just takes off. I need the option of a seatbelt when neeeded. Smile

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"akpufa" wrote:

*lurk*
As an alternative to the super pricey BOB double, I'd suggest looking into the Schwinn Turismo double. I run a lot and this stroller has been great! It has shocks like the BOB too so it does well for uneven surfaces. Just thought I'd throw that out there! Smile

I really want a sit and stand for this baby. I have a snap and go frame that I used with my 2nd and loved but that often meant carrying my DD as she was pretty young still.

Do you know if the single will maneuver well in a store? Also, does it fold up with the wheels intact? I'm looking for something to replace my Graco stroller because it is such a PITA in the store and on rough surfaces.

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"elleon17" wrote:

Thank you for the suggestion!!! Does this fit a standard baby car seat? (Chicco, etc)

Sorry didnt revisit this thread until just now. I've heard of people setting carseats in it, but I'm pretty sure it isn't made for one. That being said, it reclines pretty far so it might hold one pretty well. I'm actually in process of messing with car seats so I'll try it with my Baby Trend and let you know how it goes. That being said, I put my DS in it early on with a support "nest" around him and it worked great because it reclines all the way and has a full harness.

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We want a jogging stroller just because we walk a lot and the sidewalks in our town are horrid. We had a jogger before and loved it, but you couldn't fold it up for trips to the store, zoo, etc. I want a stroller that does well on rough terrain but is lightweight and easy to fold. And not too pricey. Any suggestions? It doesn't have to be compatible with an infant carseat, as we are not at this point planning to get one. We are going to use a convertible seat and a Moby Wrap for carrying. I couldn't justify spending so much money on a seat I know my child will grow out of in 6 months, and I am not going to have any more babies.

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I'll try to help the best I can with my limited use of other joggers...

Noelle: I tried putting my Baby Trend infant seat in my Turismo (Flex Loc) and it would be doable with some sort of strap, but I know it's one of the narrowest seats out there and it barely fits because of how narrow the seats/sunshade are. I can't say I'd recommend it with a carrier - it's kind of sketchy, but like I said in another post, when I was just going for walks initially, my little guy dozed off it in easily because of how far it reclines. HTH! Smile

"morel_baby" wrote:

Do you know if the single will maneuver well in a store? Also, does it fold up with the wheels intact? I'm looking for something to replace my Graco stroller because it is such a PITA in the store and on rough surfaces.

I only have experience with the double, but even it *does* fold up with the wheels intact fine, it is just too big for my very small, awkwardly shaped trunk. But my single jogger (BabyTrend Expedition - wouldn't recommend) wouldn't fit with wheels either. I'm sure it would work in a store fine unless you were in a narrow isles because the width with the big wheels is definitely a bit bigger than a normal stroller. But they maneuver sooo much easier. That being said if you aren't planning on running with it, I might suggest saving some cash and getting the InStep Safari (more on that below...).

"2sonsplus1" wrote:

We want a jogging stroller just because we walk a lot and the sidewalks in our town are horrid. We had a jogger before and loved it, but you couldn't fold it up for trips to the store, zoo, etc. I want a stroller that does well on rough terrain but is lightweight and easy to fold. And not too pricey. Any suggestions? It doesn't have to be compatible with an infant carseat, as we are not at this point planning to get one. We are going to use a convertible seat and a Moby Wrap for carrying. I couldn't justify spending so much money on a seat I know my child will grow out of in 6 months, and I am not going to have any more babies.

I'd look into the single Turismo (I swear I don't work for Schwinn, haha!) ONLY because it has shocks like the BOB so it handles bumpy surfaces the best. But the InStep Safari is pretty similar and quite a bit less, it just doesn't have shocks and is made with more plastic (but I believe is about 10 lbs lighter). I haven't ever used one personally though but the reviews are good. The bigger, air filled wheels on any jogger should show an improvement over the small plastic wheels.

ETA: Definitely make sure whatever you get has a swivel wheel (most lock if you want it to be fixed for running) as you are both suggesting using it as an all around stroller. HTH Biggrin