Originally Posted by kdabbler
Just going by the information from your original post, I think you could get by without having to buy one. Maybe just sit back and keep an eye on the classifieds and yard sales for when a nice high end umbrella stroller comes up. But for now, I wouldn't rush.
i think they're handy to have for the occasional time you might need it, but it doesn't sound like you need to rush out and get one. FWIW, i have a Chicco umbrella stroller that i bought when we lived in the city and walked everywhere (it usually carried our gear
) and in that setting it was very handy and we used it almost every day when we went to the park. but since we moved to a more rural area 2 years ago we have literally used it once - when we went back to the city and spent the day walking around the zoo. i tend not to do too much shopping (like at a mall or similar stores) so the places i go always have carts for the kids to ride in - grocery store, target, etc. and i always wear them till they're old enough to ride in the cart, and then still always have a sling or MT in the bag just in case.