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stroller question

we took our evenflo stroller to the beach the other night and it was HORRIBLE trying to keep up with DH and a 4 yr old! So I've been looking into a more compact stoller for when we go to the fair next week and the beach again (this time with a 4, 10 and 12 yr old) I've been searching and they are all more than I want to pay.. though I found one at our local walmart for 89 (though its not listed on the website for that) I want something that doesnt feel like Im pushing a minivan but more like a smart car... Someone on our local swap pages listed that they had one that didnt take the infant seat but had a baby head rest. It dawned on me that I could possibly put baby in the stroller WITHOUT the infnat seat? our stroller reclines so I could just tilt it back and put him int he 5 pt harness right? We didnt use the stroller much when DS1 was little... mostly when he was out of the infant seat. Anyone else use a stroller that doesnt ahve the infant seat attach? (I know this is probably a duh answer but Im tired and no brain over this way!)

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If you want to put him in a stroller without the infant seat it needs to fully recline I think. When K was 3.5 weeks old we took her out of town for the Olympics and I put her flat in a stroller so she could lay down and sleep.

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I hate regular strollers because they are such a pain to push. The only plus to them is the infant seat will snap in. I had gotten rid of all of our strollers except for our jogging stroller, so that is what I have used with Jonah a couple of times. He pretty much slept the entire time. I let the back down as low as it would go and used this for his head: Amazon.com: Boppy Noggin Nest Head Support, Brown Wheels: Baby

I love the Boppy Noggin Nest, I use it in the swing, bouncy seat, stroller, anything he sits or lays in except his car seat.

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We LOVE our BOB stroller. We had one with DD but it was pink so we traded it with someone for a blue one. It roll SO great one almost every terrain. Even when it's heavy, it doesn't feel hard to push because the wheels are so great.

Here is K and M at the mall the other day. K has turned it into a double stroller. Blum 3

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I second the bob, but its pricey.

I think if you fully recline you'll be fine. What about a baby carrier instead?

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Noah is warm to begin with.... and Im afraid baby carrier will overheat him. its REALLY hot here) Yesterday it was over 100

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Amazon.com: Graco Trekko Classic Connect Stroller, Metropolis: Baby

We bought this one this time to try for the same reason that our old one won't go on most surfaces. We haven't actually used it yet, but I imagine that with the larger wheels it should be just fine. It will accept a Graco carseat, and it also will lay down completely flat and turn into a bassinet type seat.

We found ours at Discount Shopping at the Best Deals - NoBetterDeal.com for less then $100.

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"elleon17" wrote:

I second the bob, but its pricey.

For sure. We bought ours used so it wasn't as bad.