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Old 10-07-2003, 04:45 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I would like a stroller to use when we have another baby (not preg yet just a pre-preplanner). I would like it to be less than $200, cheaper is better. Stadium seating style. And if I can still fit groceries in the trunk that is even better.

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I don't have one (so I haven't tried it), but I think the deluxe tandem lightweight stroller from One Step Ahead looks pretty good. Also, I know a lot of people like the Graco DuoGlider.

These days I usually just put one baby in a good umbrella stroller, and the other in the Ergo. I prefer the closeness of slinging, and the maneuverability of a small single stroller. But in the summer I liked being able to use a double stroller when it was too hot to have a baby strapped to me all day.

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Lex,
I know what you mean. The new baby will probably be in the sling most of the time but I will sometimes need a stroller. When we go for long walks, when the baby gets older and heavier, etc
My daughter was 17 lbs by 4 months. And with my bad back an hour was all I could do carrying her.

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And with my bad back an hour was all I could do carrying her.
An hour is pretty good, I think! My guys certainly won't sit in a stroller longer than an hour anyway.

If you are planning to use the stroller for taking long walks (outside), you may want to consider a double jogger instead. It is much easier to push than a front-to-back stroller, and my babies prefer the sling-type of seat to a flat-back stroller seat. BabyTrend makes a good double jogger that is really pretty cheap (I think around $160.00). We have one and while I don't take it shopping (shopping is when I do the ergo and single umbrella stroller combo), it does fit through all wheelchair-accessible doorways, and it folds up pretty small in the car. Dp takes the boys running in it, and we sometimes go roller-blading with it too.

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I'm looking at the single version of this:
http://www.joggingstroller.com/brand...i-double.shtml
it's not 'stadium style' however

I really like the concept of the jog strollers, but I don't like the big, fixed front wheel on most. This one seems to me a great combination of 'tradidional' stroller features with the more rugged abilities of a jog stroller.

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"going for a walk" in the NW often means taking laps around the mall. At least in winter where it pours most of the time.

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We have the Step One double stroller. It reatils for around $149 at Baby Depot. It is easy to push, easy to fold, has stadium seating, a large compartment beneath, cup tray, etc...
It is wonderful and although we sling most of the time with the baby, now that he is over 15 lbs at 2 1/2 months, we will probably get a lot of use out of it(I don't think my back will hold up at this rate!)
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Hi Megan,
What about looking for an used Emmaljunga w/the toddler seat attachment? Looks like:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...category=14742

Can be used as a single or double. Emmas are great for walking.

I've always loved the Emmaljungas - built rock solid. Unfortunately, they're no longer exported to the US. You can still find them on Ebay or check out the Yahoo "strollerswap" board.

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