Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Strollers, strollers, strollers....

So I am in the market for a double stroller. Not being rich... a $500 stroller is not in my price range. But considering how often I will use one, I don't mind spending some money for a good one.

Here are the options I am considering:

#1.This one is nice as it leaves room for Luke too. He likes to walk, but if we go for a walk he is still little enough he can't go too far! And he would love the stand option as it would let him ride when he was tired. Oh, and it is slightly expensive. NOT $500 though! Also, no way can I take it to Bulgaria for the return trip. I would instead have to take my single stroller and back pack. That wouldn't be so bad since I won't be alone, but it is a considering factor. :)

#2.I like the size of this one. I like the ease of folding it down. I love the blue color. But the down side is there is no option for a 3rd child, and I wonder how all that fabric holds up. This one is slightly expensive too.

#3. This would be a great all purpose stroller for a great price. But is it enough of what I want. Again, no option for Luke.

#4. "This one is my first choice, but I refuse to spend so much on a stroller. Maybe Bill Gates can do this, but I sure can't! I love to walk, and if I walk outside, these big wheels are SO NICE! Not sure I can do that much money, well... I know I can't. But it would be worth it.... AND I could easily take this along to Bulgaria. Why do the perfect things always cost more! I also love that it lists handle bar height. Being taller, I hate having to bend over to walk wiht a stroller!

Soooo, anyway.. that is what I am contemplating this morning... :) Strollers!

9 comments:

  1. Hey my friend--I recently saw some stunning ones at the Baby Depot WAY cheaper than those.

    I'm in the same boat :)

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  2. I have the Jeep Wrangler stroller for the twins (I got it at Babies R Us and it was only about $100). It's fantastic, very lightweight, folds up small (good for travel) and very easy to push. Also the handlebar height is very good. The seats are pretty narrow though (Ella barely fits), so I'm not sure how long you would be able to use it. I looked into the Joovy strollers but reviews I read said they are terribly heavy, don't fit in a trunk, not even in a van and they are hard to steer. I also have the basic Graco Duo-Glide double stroller (no third child stand) and it is nice, easy to push, fits in the trunk, etc. The front seat could easily fit a 3 or 4 year old (harder to push the heavier they get though).

    Hints and tips from me. :)

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  3. I have the sit and stand version in a single stroller (so it holds 2 kids), I HATE it. I never use it, because it is so hard to stear. We used it maybe 5 or 6 times when Patrick first came home and then we started using the single stroller for my "baby" and making Patrick walk (LOL)...I've heard good things about the jeep one though!

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  4. Oh, and here is a link to shop baby depot online ;)

    http://www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com/IWCatSectionView.process?Section_Id=9548&lc=bc

    also, check amazon, that's where we found our carseat for Patrick really cheap and it had free shippin!

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  5. Hi, you don't know me but I've been reading your posts for a few weeks. We had the Joovy Big Caboose when my twins were born and my other son was just 2. It was the only one I could find that would take two infant carriers plus the sit/stand option. I used it for our zillion doctors appointments the first year and it was a life saver. However, it is huge and very hard to steer and not good for outdoor use (long walks). It's good for medical complexes and the mall. We sold it once the twins were 1 year old and bought the Valco Twin with the additional 3rd seat. This was a huge investment for us, but it is awesome! It made it possible for me to go OUTSIDE with all 3 kids...bumpy sidewalks, dirt roads, the beach, etc. It has been well worth the money since it let me get outside and not stay cooped up going crazy or having to carry 3 kids around (yes, it's possible, but not pretty...one baby on front, one on back and the toddler on the hip...!!!) The drawbacks are that it is very large and heavy too, (heck you're pushing 3 people in it!) and wouldn't be the best for overseas travel b/c it'll probably get damaged in transit and it's too $$$ to risk that. The twins are 2 now and my oldest son is 4 and we can still put them all in it and go for walks...it steers like a dream! If you search around online you can find used ones or older models for less, but it's still a HUGE amount of money to spend on a stroller. It just depends on how much you think you actually will use it and how much Luke (how old is he?) will want to ride. I knew Kai would never want to walk, and a triple jogger is like $1000 or more, so this was much less than a triple jogger and it afords me the option of removing the 3rd seat when Kai does want to walk on small outings. Hope this helps! Debby

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  6. All good to know! I did contact a company who has a dealer nearby about an AWESOME stroller to see if they would offer me a discount. We'll see what happens.

    I really need it for outside use most often, but versatile enough to use indoors too! :) I do have a back pack that can carry someone too... but after awhile it wears me out. :)

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  7. You can always borrow my Jeep stroller for the airport, so just get the one you want for home use.

    E

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  8. I don't know if you still need a stroller, but we have 3 sons (4, 2, and 1) and I used this one
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Baby-Sit-N-Stand-Stroller-Galaxy/5246099
    it's intended for 2 but we use it with all 3. Walmart.com has great sit-n-stand strollers. It folds up easily and goes in the back of my van! I think we paid just over $100 for ours--including shipping but that was last year.

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