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#1 of 16 Old 07-10-2011, 08:45 AM - Thread Starter
 
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my mom has decided that we need to clean out the garage and get rid of the 2 strollers we have (1 graco that was part of a travel system and 1 double stroller i got from craigslist about-both are about 6 years old).  they are in pretty bad shape after 2 kids :)  she also said she would give me money for a new stroller for this little one.  yippee!!

the thing is, i mostly wear my babies, especially in the early days, so spending loads of money on a stroller for what will be my last baby seems kinda wasteful to me. 

 

anyone have any opinions on what would be a good fit for us?  something that would get occassional use, lightweight, good for a newborn, etc.  also, we will not be using an infant seat, just a convertible, bc my car can't fit it with the other 2 seats in the backplus, again, it's 6 years old. so we don't need to worry about whether a seat can snap into it.  baby will basically be in the car seat and then popped into the moby wrap.

 

i thought this one looked nice and had some good reviews:

http://www.amazon.com/Contours-ZL014-TLO1-Lite-Stroller-Tangerine/product-reviews/B0030EH8OO/ref=cm_cr_pr_top_recent?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

 

what is everyone one else doing?

 

 


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crashing ddc but that one looks great and what a deal! my lo doesnt like the stroller much but i have put her in an old jeep double stroller fine, she just prefers to be carried/wrap


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That's how I feel about strollers, too. I wore my daughter all the time. I always felt so tricky navigating nimbly through all the stroller families at the zoo. I don't think we're going to get a stroller right off the bat, but we'll probably be looking for something similar to that. I like how light, yet sturdy it looks. One thing I found with DD was she really wanted to climb up by herself, and I found a Graco stroller at a thrift store where the tray swung to the side, and it was really nice to have.


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That looks great! 

 

I never really used a stroller for my other kids...I had a big clunky second hand one that my MIL gave me, which I NEVER used, because it was impossible to fold up and unfold, and then i had an umbrella stroller that I would use for walks and stuff.  This time, I actually spent money on a nice stroller for the first time ever!  Costco had nice jogging strollers on for a great price, and I do like to run, so this will probably only get used for that purpose.  I always wear my babies, so I wasn't even going to get one at all, but it will be really nice to have the jogging stroller so I can go for runs again after baby comes.


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It's a little more expensive, but I am getting this one by the same company: http://www.amazon.com/Contours-Options-Wheeler-Stroller-Cinnamon/dp/B002UKKVIY/ref=sr_1_2?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1310344736&sr=1-2

 

Although I don't plan on using it very often (hope to baby wear for most of the time), this one has the option of facing the seat forward or backward, like a lot of really expensive ones, plus it has three wheels, which makes it easier to maneuver on sidewalks and public transit should it come to that. :)


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Oh I love it! Now why couldn't I find something this nice (and this inexpensive) at the local babies store?!


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I got one like this ...cannot seem to post the link. But it is a Combi. It is very light weight and the back lays down so you can use it with a little baby. It comes in single or double. I have a single I got with my 2 yr old and do not intend to buy a double.  

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I really want the Contours Lite. Even though I have a perfectly good stroller from DD. They carry it in-store at Sears, too.


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My sister has the City Mini and it's magnificent! To fold you just grab a handle in the middle (where the baby would sit) and lift and it folds up.. really nice and safe. It's small enough for easy travel/packing up in the car, but big enough to really hold the child.

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My sister has the City Mini and it's magnificent! To fold you just grab a handle in the middle (where the baby would sit) and lift and it folds up.. really nice and safe. It's small enough for easy travel/packing up in the car, but big enough to really hold the child.


 

Sure, but it's $200-$250!

 

However I suppose it isn't so bad when you compare it to this one that I saw at a local boutique: 

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=stokke+xplory+stroller&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1024&bih=513&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=8952683347141438693&sa=X&ei=y3IeTrK6PMXhiAKh88CdAw&ved=0CJEBEPICMAg

I fell in love with it, but when the sales lady casually dropped the price into conversation I almost fell over. jaw.gif


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This is the most awesome stroller Ive seen but it is WAY too expensive!!!

 

http://www.uppababy.com/products/product.php?id=119

 

The inside of the pram is all lined with organic fabrics and you can buy a stand for it for use in the house too.

 

They have smaller models too but I'm not sure what those prices are but as far as a well made...made in the USA stroller...Ive been told their customer service is excellent, it's light, easy to maneuver...but spendy! Cant say Ill be buying one of these myself!!!


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I bought a cheapie second hand umbrella stroller for $12.50 from a consignment shop. It's pretty good... and definitely one of the fancy ones would be nice.. but not THAT nice!!! Imagine spending over a thousand dollars!!

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The one I listed is $600 (YIKES!!! In my dreams! lol!!!) but when my cousin lived in Europe and didn't have a car because she took the public rail system or walked everywhere, we all pitched in on the top of the line stroller there and it was $1,200!!! Now her daughter is almost 5 and she passed it on to her brother and his wife and it will live for another family. My crap Graco strollers never even made it through one kid! When my kids get to be about 20 lbs my back cant take baby wearing anymore. Strollers become my BFF till they are old enough to truck around on their own for long adventures! I still cant justify a $600 stroller! lol!


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We had a $300.00 one called the Ariah, which was really nice for my first son. That is alot of money to spend for us, but we only have one car and I walk him to places, so it justified the expense. 

 

Too bad DH left it out in the snow last year and it got moldy - we are very allergic to mold - and we had to throw it out.

 

Now I am looking for something similar, but that can hold two.. which means more $$$! 


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We have a Chicco Liteway Stroller.   The back goes all the way down and has a harness so it can be used from pretty early on.  Babies R Us has them for about $139, then you can use a 20% off coupon too.

 

We also have a Peg Perego OH Aria - they don't make it any more and out of the two, we prefer the Chicco.  It is light, folds up like an umbrella stroller and DS prefers it now that he is older which is important too.

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