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Does anyone know of a parent (vs forward) facing stroller. I know there are a couple expensive European styles, but I am looking for something a little more affordable (as in under $400).
 

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I have this one and I love it...and you can't beat the price!<br><br><a href="http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2302869&cp=2255983.2256189.2256203&view=all&parentPage=family" target="_blank">http://www.toysrus.com/product/index...entPage=family</a>
 

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I have been searching for the same thing. I found a bunch of them on Ebay, that look like the models of the old days (12-13 years ago) that fold flat for baby to lay down. I am trying to find one with a reversible handle, as opposed to a reversible seat. So if I am at the mall, I can switch her if she wants to look at something else.<br><br>
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we just bought this one <a href="http://strollersandprams.com/strollers/159/details.html" target="_blank">http://strollersandprams.com/strollers/159/details.html</a> at the toys r us here in germany even though im barely pregnant because we're leaving and i wanted a european stroller. we paid 300 euro for it, with the crappy exchange rate, it was right at about $400. it has a reversible seat, but its super easy to switch. ours also came with a moses basket type thing to clip onto the seat til baby sits unassisted
 

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We have a Combi I-Thru, which you can have facing either direction, it lies flat, etc. Only complaints-- the wheels are hard plastic (I'd prefer rubber tire ones) and the basket underneath is small. I think we paid about $160 for it.<br><a href="http://www.combistrollers.com/products/i_thru.htm" target="_blank">http://www.combistrollers.com/products/i_thru.htm</a><br><br>
We don't use it often, but when we have used it, it has worked well.
 

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I have this <a href="http://www.bumbleride.com/collection2007/flyer.php" target="_blank">one</a> and really like it --although I have the 2006 model. I paid $300 online, free shipping. The handle reverses.<br><br>
You might be able to get a 2006 model on sale somewhere now--I remember seeing some 2005 on clearance when I bought mine.
 

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I have the Bumbleride stroller for this exact reason...the handle reverses. The only down side is it took me a few tries to learn to close it properly...it weighs about the same as a Graco<br><br><a href="http://www.bumbleride.com/collection2007/flyer.php" target="_blank">http://www.bumbleride.com/collection2007/flyer.php</a><br><br>
We paid 299 @ BBB
 

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I have the Peg Perego A3 pramette. I love it. We used it as a parent facing pram for the first 3 months and after that, as an outward facing stroller. I bought it online at babyuniverse.com and it cost right around $350. Peg Perego came out with a new version of their famous Pliko that turns into a pram also. I saw it on their website. I don't know how much it costs though. Here's the link. <a href="http://www.pegperego.com/page.php?sid=4ebe662e15725667ea64fa8a99199ab4&pageid=UJVNL001&idf=08&idp=0000000099&cl=N" target="_blank">http://www.pegperego.com/page.php?si...000000099&cl=N</a>
 

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i have an inexpensive graco, and although it's a forward facing stroller, it comes with a carseat/infant carrier that is parent facing when placed in the stroller. i think it's a great choice because when they are small enough for the infant seat they like looking at mommy, but as they get older they enjoy looking at the world more. i also really like the way the shade on the carrier and the shade on the stroller can both be pulled together to completely conceal baby (with a window facing you) which i use when it's really windy out and freezing. of course this may not be at all what you are looking for if you are looking to spend a ton on a fancy european pram.
 

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When ds was younger I saw this one. <a href="http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/sr=1-1/qid=1171892797/ref=sr_1_1/602-6195601-2035018?ie=UTF8&asin=B000CE9RAS" target="_blank">http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B000CE9RAS</a><br><br><br>
Here are some people discussing it as compared to a Bugaboo.<br><br><a href="http://forum.baby-gaga.com/about386.html" target="_blank">http://forum.baby-gaga.com/about386.html</a><br><br>
Hope this helps<br>
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We have <a href="http://www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Section_Id=12946&pcount=&amp;amp;pn=1&Product_Id=433888&sku1=k_s1_74756089&is_baby_depot=1" target="_blank">this one</a> and love it. It came recommeded by an MDC mom! We get lots of comments about it, seems more parents than you'd think want a rear facing stroller!<br><br>
It's not available from Baby Depot right now, but I know there were lots of places to choose from. I think even Babies R Us had it.<br><br>
Oh, and it was $110 on sale; $130 full price.
 

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I have a question about these strollers. For those of you who use them, how long did you use them facing you? I HATE that I can't see my daughter when she's in the stroller, but I wonder if she's too old to like it now. As in, would she prefer to see out instead of looking at me. I am deffinitly getting one for our next baby, but I'm interested to know how old your kids are if you're still using one?
 

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Comment on the Target knock-off...the weight limit is very low...I also looked into that stroller b/c it looked like the bugaboo that couldn't afford. Many babies will outgrow the limit before they are even one.<br><br>
North of 60-My son is only 11w so I can't really answer your question.<br><br>
It took me 9 months to decide on a stroller. I love the looks of prams...they are just so old fashioned and remind me of the pics of me in a carriage when I was a baby. Our original choice was the PP Venezia which last year costs $400. It had everything we wanted, classic colors (I can't stand the patterns on most strollers, I wanted a solid color), reversible handle, and the look of a pram. It was the same weight as a Graco and had an easy fold and open feature. However like the Graco it is heavy and big. I had seen posts about problems with the wheels but I think the 2007 model addressed that. It is also compatible w/infant carseats.<br><br>
We looked at the Graco and by far it is the easiest to open, has a great basket underneath that is easily accesible, it drops down. For me though the patterns were not my taste and couldn't find one I could settle on and it had no reversible handle. Price is good though.<br><br>
We also looked at the Uppa Vista and Rock Star Baby but I wan't completely sold on them...wasn't sure a stroller with "parts" was ideal for us...both are expensive $500+, but they do have that trendy look of the Bugaboo at almost half the cost.<br><br>
We finally picked the Bumbleride b/c I am wanted a stroller that looks good and that is exactly what I got. I did sacrafice a nice easy basket that the Graco has and the easy one-handed open close of the Graco too, but I love the patterns and not to be silly, I get compliments on the stroller (and the baby...lol) wherever I go. It is compatible w/my infant seat and I use the reversible handle all the time. I do love the stroller, I just wish the closing of it wasn't multi-step...you have to lock the wheels in a set position before you close it for the latch to work, and the open/close mechanism is on the sides unlike the handle bar where the Graco closure is, so you need 2 hands to open and close. I also wish the basket dropped down so you didn't have to raise the seat to get to it. But even with all that, I love it...I wish they made matching carseats so I didn't have an ugly carseat pattern stuck in it...I know I sound silly getting so hung up on aesthetics<br><br>
The baby-gaga website below is helpful for getting opinions as the PP suggested...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have a question about these strollers. For those of you who use them, how long did you use them facing you? I HATE that I can't see my daughter when she's in the stroller, but I wonder if she's too old to like it now. As in, would she prefer to see out instead of looking at me. I am deffinitly getting one for our next baby, but I'm interested to know how old your kids are if you're still using one?</div>
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I'm still using it at 7 1/2 months, with no plan to stop as long as he's happy. He can still see the view when rear facing, and it makes me much more comfortable that he's not facing into uncoming auto or pedestrian traffic.
 

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Try the Peg Perego Venezia or the new Peg Perego Pliko Prammette. We've got a 2006 Peg Perego Pliko 3 and LOVE IT. These are terrific and you can possibly find a 2nd hand one - ebay, Craig's List, etc.
 

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Can I just say how entertained I am by these stroller threads??! I have learned SO much... thank you mamas! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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We live in the city and stroll all over.<br><br>
We are planning on getting the Bumbleride Queen Bee.<br><br><a href="http://www.bumbleride.com/collection2007/queenb.php" target="_blank">http://www.bumbleride.com/collection2007/queenb.php</a><br><br>
I can’t wait! I had an exclusively forward facing stroller w/ my first child and I wanted a parent facing one so badly. First of all, I wanted to be able to see my beautiful baby. Secondly, strangers would often stop to ooo and aww and even touch my daughter. I found it very intrusive even though compliments are sweet. I think that she caught her first cold from a stranger who played with her without asking and I occasionally had to ask that people we didn’t know to please not touch my baby.<br><br>
I love that the Bumbleride has a weight capacity of 45 lbs and can switch to forward facing. I like the aluminum frame and the versatile terrain wheels too. The 2007 Queen Bee is just over $400. This is expensive for us. So, in lieu of lots new layette items etc, we suggested that the grandparents pool their funds to help us with this.
 

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I bought my zooper on ebay for 150 and it's forward or rearfacing and it lays flat. I really like it, but upgraded to the phil & teds after #2 was born.
 

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I have a Peg Perego Venezia with the reversible handle. We are now using it on baby #3.
 
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