Originally Posted by ladydodson
hey smurfette...let me know when you sell your leebruss! :)
I'm selling it! LOL. Actually my mom wants to keep it at her place because she's on the beach and it rolls easily over sand. She also says she'll never have more than 2 Smurfs with her at one time. We'll see.
I bought two Britax B-Ready strollers on Amazon a few minutes ago. I got $200 off the order, no sales tax and free shipping and handling. I really did my homework on this stroller. The thing that sold me the most is... it can accommodate two newborns! Or a toddler/newborn or a single or two tots. Whatever! I figure we'll pair a newbie and a tot on each stroller. The quad strollers just weren't the vehicle for our family. They're too clunky and wide and very heavy. I can't imagine with 4 babies in it how heavy it'd be to push. I wanted a City Select but a friend of mines showed up with one today and it was kinda complicated with all the attachments. And pricey!
My stroller criteria is very firm. The stroller must:
A) Sit upright. I really dislike how joggers are so reclined even in the "upright" position. I get carsick if I'm not sitting straight up and I'd hate to put my kids thru that.
B) Roll over sand. We're beach people. And camping people and walking people.
C) Compact as small as possible. We camp a lot and our RV gets packed to the brim with all of our adult toys (skiis, snowboards, surf boards) so I need a stroller that breaks down without a lot of fuss.
D) Accommodate newborns! Most strollers don't recline flat so that newborns can be in "bassinet" mode.The Britax B-Ready is newborn ready. The twins will be nearly a year old when their siblings arrive, I need practical baby space. And it holds two carseats so if necessary, I can sit the tots together on one stroller and DH can handle the newborns.
E) Have seat configurations where I can face my children. I love love love this about the Britax. I was going to go with the Phil and Ted's but they don't seat newborns in the 2nd seat and you lose a lot of legroom.
I'm not big on wearing the babies. I just don't care for it so that's out of the question. DH doesn't yet know I purchased 2 more strollers, we're supposed to be pinching pennies here.. He feels like a Costco cart would solve our stroller dilemma and it would be low cost once he removed it from the lot. No comment. I don't like the idea of a black stroller attracting heat in SoCal and white will get dirty so I bought a pink one and a green one and depending on what this next batch ends up being, we'll mix and match.
NEWBORNS FACING ME
TWO TOTS / TWO NEWBORNS / TOT & NEWBORN
NEWBORN FACES ME / TOT FACES WORLD
NEWBORN FACES ME / TOT FACES NEWBORN / TWO NEWBS OR TWO TOTS