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    Default Ok I am loosing my mind.

    I am already thinking strollers, and not just for this child. DH wants to have another child as soon as possible after this one (I told y'all he was crazy, right?). So I am thinking, what is the point of buying a single stroller if I will need a double stroller in less than a year. I was thinking I like the Phil and Teds stacked type seats. Or the Graco Ready2Grow Stand and Ride.

    I really like the stacked ones, as the look like they take up less space, but I am having trouble justifying spending that much on a stroller, especially if it doesn't get used often. If I can find it on craigslist I will totally buy it there when the time comes. On most of them the second seat can come out and just use it as a single, and the Graco on can be a sit and stand for DS for a while too.

    I know I will buy one of these when the time comes at some point, just feel like why waste money getting to what I want/need.


    What do you guys think am I crazy? Should I just get a single stroller until we actually need the double?



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    Well that is a hard one. It does seem a bit ridiculous to get a single one of you wil need a double one later. But it may look ridiculous to have one kid in a double stroller for a couple of years. Maybe you can find a cheap single stroller online or at a yard sale or something. Double strollers are wonderful! I think the stacked and side by side have their own pros and cons. We had a side by side and the ony negative I found was sometimes it was hard to fit in places. My BIL and SIL had a stacked and it was hard to steer and turn.
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    I loathe the side by side, and the long ones. I think I may just wind up wearing them both, and skipping the stroller all together. Though DH hated when I wore DS, but if he wants two more kids he will have to get used to it.



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    Phil and Teds are awesome. Several of my friends have them...and they are great as a single (the extra seat is removable) and they work as a double.

    We have a single BOB stroller. I'm considering not even getting a double. DD will be almost 3.5 when baby is born so she won't use a stroller much anymore. A sit and stand might be worth considering for us but I just can't go back to the 'mall stroller' wheels after having my awesome BOB. My current plan is to wear the baby if/when DD needs/wants to be in the stroller. We have several carriers. That, or get an attachment for the BOB that makes it a sit n' stand. Like this:

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    The other issue we currently have is our stroller is pink and brown...if we have a boy.... LOL. We'll cross that bridge when/if we get there.

    As you can tell I'm a bit of a planner too, so I don't think it's THAT crazy to be thinking about this right now.

    I am also a HUGE proponent of used sites. I buy SO much of my kids stuff used. Why buy new? Anyways, you have LOTS of time to watch the sites...perhaps you can find a good one used?
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    Just to give you another perspective as I happen to have lots of kiddos close together!

    I almost never use a stroller. They are bulky, sometimes hard to navigate, and usually end up with a small baby crying in it (unless they are peacefully asleep).

    So... my personal preference is to invest in a good baby carrier. Notice I said "good" carrier. There are plenty of "cheap" ones on the market that just are not comfortable, so those will not do! I personally prefer the Ergo carrier, but there are other nice ones as well. So, I put the baby in the carrier, and then I put the toddler in the shopping cart, or I have a little umbrella stroller if need be.

    Another option - we also have a wagon. So much easier to use than a bulky stroller. Plenty of space for a bag and 2-3 kids to squish in. We love our wagon for things like trips to the zoo!

    Just something else to consider!

    ETA: In my siggy pic you can see my then, 21 month old toddler, on my back in an Ergo. We were climbing a mountain in snow and ice... no way to use a stroller!!
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    I'll tell you that I have a double that we bought after DS was born. We hardly used it! But, if you really are going to try and conceive right away, then sure. I think we just didn't need ours since DD was already 2-1/2 and walked most of the time. It came in handy at the zoo and stuff like that, but the rest of the time, short trips, she just walked!
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    Thanks! I don't know why the stroller is seeming so important right now. I think I just want to get the big boring stuff out of the way so I don't have to worry about it when I am ready to buy the fun things later.



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    After going through a handful of different strollers, the only one I ever use (other than my double jogger which I run with a lot) is my single umbrella stroller. I've had both a side by side and front to back double and hated both and resold them. I wore DS when he was tiny and pushed DD and now DS rides and DD walks. I haven't tried out a sit n stand but would consider that option if I feel like I need a bigger stroller when this one is born

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heatherbella View Post
    Phil and Teds are awesome. Several of my friends have them...and they are great as a single (the extra seat is removable) and they work as a double.

    We have a single BOB stroller. I'm considering not even getting a double. DD will be almost 3.5 when baby is born so she won't use a stroller much anymore. A sit and stand might be worth considering for us but I just can't go back to the 'mall stroller' wheels after having my awesome BOB. My current plan is to wear the baby if/when DD needs/wants to be in the stroller. We have several carriers. That, or get an attachment for the BOB that makes it a sit n' stand. Like this:

    Lascal Ltd | BuggyBoard Fitting Guide | BuggyBoard Maxi

    The other issue we currently have is our stroller is pink and brown...if we have a boy.... LOL. We'll cross that bridge when/if we get there.

    As you can tell I'm a bit of a planner too, so I don't think it's THAT crazy to be thinking about this right now.

    I am also a HUGE proponent of used sites. I buy SO much of my kids stuff used. Why buy new? Anyways, you have LOTS of time to watch the sites...perhaps you can find a good one used?

    Heather the single BOB is great for an older child hitching a ride on the footrest. We did that a lot -- and when #3 came along, we did but a BOB double but used it like a triple sometimes, with the third kid on the footrest. I <3 BOB!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MJDttc View Post
    Though DH hated when I wore DS, but if he wants two more kids he will have to get used to it.
    Ok, I have to ask...WHY did it matter to DH when you wore DS? If it's a problem, maybe HE should wear the baby. :P

    Quote Originally Posted by pollo_la View Post
    I personally prefer the Ergo carrier, but there are other nice ones as well.
    We just bought an Ergo a couple months ago! We got it to use with our DD who is 2.5 on hikes. She likes to walk but gets tired, so it's nice to have the option of going on hubby's back. We knew we'd be TTC #2 so it was a good investment in the long run. I wish I'd bought it when DD was younger.

    Quote Originally Posted by MJDttc View Post
    I don't know why the stroller is seeming so important right now.
    I SO got like that when I was pg with DD. I would find an item that we NEEDED and be all OCD about it. Research it and HAVE to buy it. Then I'd move on to something else. LOL. I HAD to have an exersaucer like 4 months before K was born. They don't even use those for MONTHS! I ended up selling it for what I paid so I'll need a new one...but I'll wait till this baby is older before I buy one.

    Quote Originally Posted by CamelNoodle View Post
    Heather the single BOB is great for an older child hitching a ride on the footrest. We did that a lot -- and when #3 came along, we did but a BOB double but used it like a triple sometimes, with the third kid on the footrest. I <3 BOB!
    Good call. I knew that about the footrest but totally forgot! Yes, DD likes to ride there once in a while now and we don't even have a second. They can totally share! We will need to get the car seat bar though, we got our BOB when DD was 6 months so we didn't bother. Another parenting faux pas. I should have bought an Ergo and a BOB from the start. WHY did I mess around with cheaper stuff? Oh hind-sight!
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