Picking out a stroller can be a daunting task. Travel system or Jogger? Single or double? Is an umbrella stroller necessary as well? Do I really need a cup holder? Will my feet kick the wheels when I walk? There are tons of reviews and ratings floating around out there on the internet, but sometimes it’s just nice to hear other mom’s opinions and suggestions. Here, we will give you the scoop on what strollers we have, and then we want to hear your opinions and suggestions!
For our main stroller, we went with the Baby Trend Jogger stroller. No, I’m not a jogger. We had not even done any research (tisk tisk) and I allowed my husband to sway my decision because he thought “it looked cool”. Lucky for me, I have ended it up liking it. We love going on walks near the lake, and it is perfect for rugged terrain. We got the matching car seat so it snaps right in. Overall, I’ve been happy, but not in love with it.
After several months of lugging the big jogging stroller in and out of my tiny trunk, I needed something light weight that I could open and close with one hand and a baby in the other. We found an AMAZING deal on a Maclaren Quest on clearance at Babies R Us. I love this stroller! The handles are high, the seat reclines- and it is actually soft, it is so lightweight and easy to carry, and it has survived many a rough airplane trip.
For our splurge, we asked for this Uppababy Vista from grandparents. Here’s why I chose it: you can add a seat when baby #2 comes around, the seat can face forward or face you, seat lays far back for good naps, and the company has an outstanding reputation for their customer service. I really didn’t think I’d use the bassinet that came with it but we ended up using it alot. When she was an infant we just let her sleep in it and pushed it from room to room in the house. My carseat snapped on it too. Here’s what I don’t love about it: the price and the folding mechanism.
I wasn’t sure that I would ever get an umbrella stroller, but now that Halle is bigger and we’re about to go on our first plane ride together, I definitely see the benefits. I did lots of research and decided on the new 2011 Uppababy G-Luxe. Again, it’s a splurge, but I’m of the mindset that we buy well, buy once. I just got it but here is what sold me on it: deep recline, stands while folded, large UV sun shade, can use seat with or without padding (good for those hot summer days!), tall handles and “elevated rear-frame to reduce toe-stubs.” So while I’ve barely strapped Halle in, I know since it’s from the Uppa family, I’ll love it.