i got a large Graco stroller as a gift when I had my son...its still in its plastic cover and is folded up in the corner...ds is almost 5 months. I or my husband wear him everywhere...I am trying to think of a reason why I shouldnt sell the stroller. I honestly dont see how or when it'll ever really be used and we live in a tiny urban apt and money is tight right now...so im wondering if we should sell it. We walk everywhere and anywhere we go we carry him...so I just dont know *scratches head*. I realise some mamas use them to put purchases in...but again, we dont take it anywhere so if i go shopping I just bring my bookbag or saddlebag and put stuff in it.U
I know that maybe...someday in the future something *might* come up where I *might* need one...but couldnt I just buy a cheap umbrella stroller? We havent used it yet and I donno...im wondering if its just taking up valuable space.
Hmmm....? Pls any advice is highly suggested
I would sell it as you're not using it at all now and it's in "new" condition, you'll get a better price for it.
I have 2 strollers, one from 7 years ago, and a double from last year. Each was a gift, each has been used approximately three times each, and each is collecting dust until our next garage sale.
My youngest finally got a day in the McLaren I bought just before she was born. Why? Because dh and I were working all weekend long and we had to get a babysitter who doesn't bw.
Sell it and downsize for a smaller one for one of those just in case situations.
But, I do use my stroller for my exercise walks with DS, who is 2 - mostly because I'm 40 weeks pregnant and babywearing is too much weight right now. But I still wouldn't want a huge stroller even for that.
Vanessa... Happily married to a paramedic - celebrating 10 years of marriage! Mama to one crazy 6 year old transformer and one chatterbox 4 year old princess. Daycare provider to many jumping beans I'm expecting my third in late November.
Thats what I figured...its just going to waste and taking up oodles of room. N yeah I figured if we ever truely need one, we can get a cheap-o Umbrella stroller n i figured those would be better for an urban environment anyway. I def dont need a tank,
NE way, im going to pass it by the hubbster...i doubt he'll care...oh maybe it'll even fund a new carrier
I dont have the original box anymore (since in the bnox its double the size) but it still has its plastic and manuals and everything...I dont know what kind it is though...just that its a BIG stroller. LOL....Hopefully I can figure out its "proper name" and sell it.
I used my Graco travel system when he was a newborn for strolls in the park (he loved to nap in it fully reclined), but I find now that I'm using it less and less. I use my Babyhawk Mei Tai for almost everything and will soon be getting a jogging stoller for power walks and an umbrella for the few times I might need it.
That said, if you live in an urban environment a huge stroller will probably be more of a burden than a help -- it seems like an umbrella stroller would be able to meet your occassional-use needs without taking up tons of room while not in use.
I'm trying to convince dh that we should sell ours, too. We never used it much and it takes up the whole trunk. Sil insists, though, that dd would ride in a stroller if I let her. Maybe so, but I'd rather have a compact stroller.
the only time we used ours was when we lived in the middle of the city and i was taking DD to the park daily. i'd wear her, and put our toys and snacks and diapering stuff in the stroller. i think an umbrella stroller would be totally adequate for that kind of use as well.
I used my buggy a lot at first because I started with a Maya Wrap and it just wasn't comfortable for longer periods. Now that I've moved on to a Kozy I'm hoping to use it less, although it is very convenient to have (at the very least it makes a fantastic shopping cart ) I've had to take the buggy on the Tube and dang that is a PITA.
DD 01/2007, DS 09/2011
We're going to keep these things for 6 ish months just to make sure we don't need them. Both were gifts.
Personally, I would keep the stroller, even if you don't use it much for the next six months, it is handy to have when you go to the mall, for instance, and you sling your child but can put all your shopping bags, diaper bag, blankies, toys, etc., in the stroller!!
I've never used the stroller in a mall yet, and only once on a non-walk outing.
Anyway, we did exclusively baby wear from prolly the first 9 months. Now, we do both!
ETA: Gosh, it sounds like I'm bragging... I don't intend to be, honest.
we don't use our regular stroller very often (dd hates it), but it's been handy when she falls asleep when we're out and about. she does, however, truly enjoy the jogging stroller, dh takes her out on a run most afternoons and we also go hiking on the weekends. on our hikes and long walks, we do a combination of stroller and babywearing and also letting her walk on her own a bit, and that works really well for us.
Picture of DD and a friends Doggy going for a ride in the stoller at a "strutt your mutt" chairty event http://dawnjuan.greatestjournal.com/...tml?mode=reply scroll down.
But I can't manage her very well without being in a carrier--she gets all overstimulated in a stroller, and I always bring a carrier for when I need to calm her down. I spend a lot of time with her in a carrier, pushing the stroller. Pretty silly.
It's definitely possible to be without a stroller, and maybe even preferable depending on your kiddo's personality. We don't have a car and we walk everywhere, and I never felt a need for one.
I was gifted with one of those massive Graco stollers when Sprogly was an infant, and I returned it. That was before Toys'R'Us required gift receipts. I couldn't even imagine trying to get that up and down the subway stairs! I used to see couples with small babies, pushing a stroller the size of a small car. It took two people to haul it slowly up the stairs. As a single person, well, that wouldn't have worked for me.
You may not need it for the next year or so, but there may come a day when your dc loves to go for stroller rides!
Since you live in a tiny urban apt, you'll have less need for a stroller, esp a bulky one. If you take public transportation frequently, then you'll want an umbrella stroller if you ever use one at all. If you lived in the suburbs and drove a lot of places and/or went for very long walks with stuff to haul (with no option of a bus or a train part of the way) then a big stroller would make a lot more sense.
Ruth, single mommy to 3 quasi-adults
So I spoke to DH and he agreed...im going to be selling it and then come early fall/late summer i'm going to buy a very small, basic umbrella stroller...something I can store in my closet along with our real umbrellas.
I really sat down and tried to think about what situation i might possibly be in this summer where we might really truely need this thing and *nothing* popped up...dh is busy in class all summer and we live in a urban area and I can either walk everywhere or do a short bus ride. I just cant think up a reason why i'd use this huge stroller this summer. I will get a small, decent Umbrella though...becos yes...as he gets older and is starting to walk he might wanna walk sometimes and be carried and sometimes i might just wanna be able to ride him around. We'll cross that bridge when we get there.
NE way...oh also...I forgot to mention...we live on the top floor of a 3 story building and walk up 6 flights...no elevator...so like...could you imagine lugging a stroller up 6 flights of stairs and the fact that Im everywhere...alla the time..id hafta lug baby and stroller by myself...n im not trying to deal with that mess. N forget leaving stroller at bottom of the stairs...people will steal stuff.
So yeah...its going to be sold. Thanks for all the great suggestions and advice!!! It really really helped...becos I was thinkin...how crazy am I, if i sell this thing?
but..my mom will FLIP if she finds out...LOL.
If you lived in the suburbs and drove a lot of places and/or went for very long walks with stuff to haul (with no option of a bus or a train part of the way) then a big stroller would make a lot more sense.
NE way...Umbrella we shall go...n the graco...to Craigslist shall goo.... :-)
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