(Closed) can you recommend a good stroller?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We have the Graco Travel system, and also a umbrella stroller.  The Graco Travel system is nice, but very bulky. I did like it, due to the fact the carseat sat right in the stroller when he was younger. 

Now days I tend to use the umbrella stroller more often unless I know I need more “storage” space during the useage of it then I will haul the Graco one.

 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

We haven’t had the baby yet, but we did get our stroller. We chose a travel system and got the Chicco Cortina KeyFit 30. It was really expensive from our point of view, but dude, those things get way beyond twice that. We got it at Babies R Us. A close friend has a BabyTrend (?) jogging stroller travel system that she adores, but we wanted something more maneuverable in stores, etc.

We originally liked some of the cheaper options, like the Graco ones, but we had major issues with how gendered most of them were. Then we realized that they fold down and the Chicco one folds up at you so that you don’t have to bend over all the way to the ground (with a baby in your arms!!!). We also found the car seat easier to remove from the stroller with the Chicco one. We spend about 4 hours at Target and Babies R Us trying these suckers out.

The Chicco one is also an all-weather stroller, which is kind of important in Florida where the rain can come out of nowhere in unbelievable amounts when the sky was bright, sunny, and cloud free just minutes before.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have the Britax B-Agile and love it. It’s lightweight, very easy to fold & unfold, very manuverable, and very smooth to push.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@dynamic_duo:  Just a word of warning that you can totally disregard if you want: A car seat is the one thing that you are not supposed to get second hand as the integrity of the plastic is of upmost importance. Since yours is from a friend, you can probably trust her when it comes to the history of the car seat, but I would be nervous with a used seat. I’ve seen too many terrifying videos and read too much on medical and safety websites. I’ve gotten lots of used things, but that was the one thing I wouldn’t compromise on.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

While it’s been a long time since I needed one, I am particularly fond of the BOB  strollers (my nephew has one) and I had a Peg Perego which was awesome.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It’s an everyday stroller. 

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@dynamic_duo:  The entire concern is about if it’s been in an accident, no matter how small. Since it’s not too old, you don’t need to worry about the expiration as that is probably many years away, but you can always check the sticker on the seat to be sure. Even a small accident can cause microfractures in the plastic that you could never see with your naked eye, but in a future accident, that could compromise the ability of the car seat to do its job protecting your little one.

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