I went looking today for a stroller. For some reason my feeling of not being prepared translates into "I need a stroller NOW". lol... so, off I go with DH and DS to look at strollers.
I'll be honest. I havent done a lot of homework - I'm not normally one to order them online. I like to look at it, try it out and go from there. There arent a lot of places here either. (BRU and Sears are the major stores, and then walmart which normally has even smaller selections. I havent done the used route yet - honestly if our graco travel system stroller broke in less than 2 years with normal wear and tear (wheels dont properly turn, makes steering a pain) then I'm not sure I want to try a used one. My luck it'll break in a few months.
Anyway, Heres the problem - most of the ones we saw today at BRU and sears have a max weight for both seats at 40 lbs. DS is 22m and based on the scale at BRU today is about 37lbs. Whats the point of getting a double stroller or a sit and stand if the weight limit is 3lbs more than he is???!!! The ONLY one that had a higher limit is like $700, and I'm sorry but I wont pay that.
The one we got when DS was born is a travel system, it was almost 400 because it was the one with the higher weight capacity (car seat goes to 35lbs and stroller goes to 50 or 55lbs). DS was 30lbs at a year. Umbrella strollers were USELESS with him as most have a max weight of 25 or 30 lbs.
What brand has a higher weight capacity and isnt a piece of crap stroller?!
Where can I find it?! and Please tell me its under $700....