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I am barely 5'2" and want to find a stroller that's comfortable for me, and doesn't just look way too big. I know there are many fans of the Snap-n-go system. Graco makes something similar. Opinions on those? Suggestions from other short mamas like me?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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I have a Zooper Waltz that I find quite comfortable. We didn't use a "travel system" and I didn't want a stroller that I'd only use for the relatively short period of time baby is in the bucket infant seat.<br><br>
I HATE the bucket infant car seats, though. For the period baby is in it, I try to avoid carrying the bucket at all costs, otherwise I'm all bruised up all over my legs.<br><br>
Really, though, my simple pouch sling was all I really needed through both baby's infancies.
 

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I'm also 5'2" and have never found an uncomfy stroller to push - we have about 5.
 

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I'm under 5ft tall and have found most strollers to be just fine. We have the chicco cortina - it has an adjustable handle which is nice for my 6'3" dh. I prefer to use a wrap when out and about most of the time though. The stroller is massive and overkill in most situations. they keyfit carseat snaps into it, if you prefer that
 

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I'm sure I'll be carrying him most of the time, but I LOVE my long walks! Since he'll be born in March, I foresee wanting to be out walking quite a bit, so that's why I'm thinking I'll want a good stroller. Are joggers too big for newborn/infants?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm sure I'll be carrying him most of the time, but I LOVE my long walks! Since he'll be born in March, I foresee wanting to be out walking quite a bit, so that's why I'm thinking I'll want a good stroller. Are joggers too big for newborn/infants?</div>
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it's not that they are too big, they are too bouncy for newborns, I think. that said, I think they are making some now that the carseat pops into for the infant phase, if that is interesting to you.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm sure I'll be carrying him most of the time, but I LOVE my long walks! Since he'll be born in March, I foresee wanting to be out walking quite a bit, so that's why I'm thinking I'll want a good stroller. Are joggers too big for newborn/infants?</div>
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A newborn is so relatively small and light, that they are easy to wrap and take long walks with <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> Also, depending on where you live, much warmer while they are little! By 3 months or so my babe was able to use the jogger just fine, and at that age I was also starting to feel his weight in the wrap a bit more.
 

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I think the biggest issue with jogging strollers/bouncing is the speed you push the stroller at while jogging. I wouldn't have such an issue with a jogger with a nb (as long as it laid flat or used the car seat) as long as you're only walking.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">A newborn is so relatively small and light, that they are easy to wrap and take long walks with <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> Also, depending on where you live, much warmer while they are little! By 3 months or so my babe was able to use the jogger just fine, and at that age I was also starting to feel his weight in the wrap a bit more.</div>
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I totally agree - I would MUCH rather put a newborn in a Moby for walks in March than in a stroller - rrrrr! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/cold.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cold"><br><br>
That said, I am someone who does have a hard time with comfortably wearing a bigger baby for a long time, so we got a Combi Cosmo EX when DD was a little older - it lays quite flat, is lightweight, and folds small. It is nice to take a long to the mall and things like that, when I'm going to need my hands. A friend then gave us a Jeep Liberty All-Terrain stroller as well. It's HUGE - I would never take it anywhere in the mall or anything, but DH likes to use it when he and DD walk to the grocery store. It is definitely nicer on gravel/rough pavement.<br><br>
I also picked up a Chicco Cortina off Craigslist the other day, because I'm giving a friend our Keyfit 30 and the stroller matches. It's bigger than I would want for something I hauled around in the car, but it lays flat and DD liked it when we tried it out. It would probably be a nice choice if you're looking for one of the travel system style combos, especially since I endorse the Keyfit 30 seat. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I love my Bumbleride ~ the handle is adjustable so it was really comfortable for me (5'3) AND my husband (6'3) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I had a maclaren and it's way to tall for me and I'm 5'4". I haven't found a comfy single stroller yet to replace it but I have a combi double and it's nice and low.
 

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I think it's kind of funny 'cause I always figured strollers were such a pain 'cause they were made too short.
 

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Really you should just go and try out a bunch of strollers. I'm 5'3" and LOVE some strollers that my similar in height friends hate, because our perportions are different. I have pretty long legs for my frame so I find I kick a lot of strollers they like.<br><br>
We have three strollers. A graco ride lite (I don't know if they make this anymore), a joovy caboose sit-n-stand and a jeep umbrella stroller. The only one I'm comfortable using for long periods of time is the ride lite. The other two are only used because I have more than one kid and sometimes need somewhere to put them or I'm making a really quick trip that I don't want to bother getting the ride lite out and back in.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm under 5ft tall and have found most strollers to be just fine. We have the chicco cortina - it has an adjustable handle which is nice for my 6'3" dh. I prefer to use a wrap when out and about most of the time though. The stroller is massive and overkill in most situations. they keyfit carseat snaps into it, if you prefer that</div>
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Ditto all of this, except i am 5'1 and DH is about 5'10. I honestly haven't used it much (a few walks around the block in better weather, DS was born in Aug) but it's been comfortable and easy to handle for both of us. DS hates to be in the bucket though (unless he's in the car and asleep in it) so walking in the stroller just isn't something we do. He's always in the Moby and we've actually never taken the stroller out of our neighborhood.
 

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I'm 5'2 and I actually found a stroller that was too short. Some Costco one that folds flat from Target. I felt hunched over using it.<br>
We have a Graco travel system and I do like that stroller, its just a BEAST. The thing is massive and takes up my whole truck.<br>
I love my umbrella stroller from Babies R Us.
 
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