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#31 of 37 Old 05-22-2007, 06:47 PM
 
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Sell, but go for something "in between", like a Chico or similar umbrella-type/size that will give you a basket underneath and a bit more stability. Umbrellas are great, but it IS nice to have something a bit sturdier that can hold more "stuff".
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yeah, I agree you may someday want *A* stroller but you'll never want *that* stroller.

I'm thrilled right now with my maclaren thriumph. it's so light and folds so small and easy, but it's certaintly not "cheap" in feeling, durability, or price
and it has a shoudler strap so you can carry it up stairs easy. I do that whenever I get takeout at a certain favorite upstairs restaurant.

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Yeah I was going to suggest a Maclaren--either a Triumph or a Volo.

That said (and this is more of a general thing for anyone reading this thread), having a big stroller in the city isn't as impractical as you might think. I've noticed that a lot of the bigger, fancier strollers--Bugaboo, Stokke, First Wheels, Quinny/Maxi-Cosi--are from the Netherlands, and that's one of the most urbanised countries in the world! I actually have one like that (it was a gift) and I do like having it. I've found that using it in cities is a mixed bag. It truly stinks trying to get it on and off the tube; buses are all right (assuming the buggy space isn't full... sigh). Shops are a mix, sometimes it's great having a place to put things, sometimes it's a pain to manoeuvre. But because DD wouldn't tolerate the sling when I was sitting down, I needed a buggy whenever I was on the bus or out to eat or whatever. So given that I needed one anyway, it was good that I had a nice one. I live in an upstairs flat (US 2nd floor) so it is a bit of a faff, but the layout of my building (converted house) makes this less of an issue--I can leave the base in the front hall and just bring up the carrycot.

My one issue with babywearing on public transport is that a front carry is best when I'm on the bus or tube but I'd rather have her in a back carry when I'm walking. Not quite solved this one yet!

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My one issue with babywearing on public transport is that a front carry is best when I'm on the bus or tube but I'd rather have her in a back carry when I'm walking. Not quite solved this one yet!
Hey

outside of the issue of strollers...I actually take the bus quite frequently...sometimes im too lazy to walk 2 miles or just inseatd of taking a quick walk i'll take a quick busride...but I pretty much solely back carry and ive never had a problem having Ibi on my back on a bus. Its only slightly annoying when its crowded...but not too bad. Try it sometime...really its not very difficult.

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The trouble is sitting down with her on my back. if I could just work that out...

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I would sell it and get an umbrella stroller in the future. There will be a time where your child doesn't want to be in a baby carrier, but does get tired and an umbrella stroller is perfect for this. I have a six year old dd and she does get tired on trips to the zoo and she does need to sit in the stroller occasionally. There is no way I could put her in a baby carrier.
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You can have my Maclaran Volo when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers. I find it incredibly useful for:

1) Putting my tote bags of slings/carriers in to get from the car to the library for our babywearing meeting (with dd on my back).

2) Putting the carseat and carry-ons in it as a fabulous luggage cart at the airport (with my dd on my back)

3) Putting all the bags of lunch, towels, change of clothes, etc. in for a trip to the playground/water park (with dd on my back).

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