(Closed) All the Stroller options make my head spin!!!

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I dont know a ton about jogging strollers as we arent getting one.  But my friends are avid runners and have the Bob-but thats purely for their jogging, its not their day to day stroller.  You could get a regular system and a used jogger.  Check craigslist for a used Bob/other brand of jogger to see what you can find second hand.  You might be able to get one for cheap

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I picked out a regular travel system for day to day use, then i also picked out a “jeep” jogger on amazon, it was $150, i walk/jog a lot and our streets are crappy around my neighborhood and would be considerably more bumpy for baby in a regular stroller. However they do make a universal jogger attachment to attach most baby seats to most joggers. Dont know if you want to go that route, but i didnt want to have to use a jogger in small stores that may not accomodate how the wheel is so far out in front. I really dont plan to use the jogger until the baby is more than 8 weeks old, so i may not even use the seat attachment. Hope this helps!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

If you want a jogging type stroller but don’t actually plan to jog with it, I recommend checking out the City Mini.  That’s what I think we are going to get.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@EK: Good point, the Baby Jogger brand actually isn’t intended for jogging!  

I have heard really great things about the BOB if you want to jog, but I think there are some knock off brands that probably work just as good.  They were on sale for $300 in the Amazon gold box today I think.  

We ended up with the Britax B-ready and chaperone seat system because the car seat snapped in without straps.  It also has a bit larger tires, not jogging, but better for parks and such.  Also the seat is reversible which is a feature I love and very few strollers have it.  It is very similar to the City Select and the Uppababy Vista/Cruz.  

The graco sells the Alano Flip-It, but it seems to get really negative reviews because when you flip the handle over so the baby can see you, the stationary wheels are now in the front and the swivel wheels in the back.  Apparently they are coming out with a new one where the seat back flips front to back to help alleviate this problem but I’m not sure.  

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Have you considered looking at craigslist? You can find some really highend/quality strollers as a discount.

Also, have you checked out the book “Baby Bargins”?  They rate all the different types of strollers.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you don’t jog, you don’t want a jogging stroller. They’re designed to run with, which changes the legnth of your step.

If he’s that dead set on one, make him try pushing one around Walmart for half an hour to see what a pain it is.

They’re also longer so sometimes they can be hard to maneuver in stores and hard to travel with.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2005

I bought the uppababy vista (I’m not pregnant yet even), but I’ve heard it’s a great stroller and I saw it on sale.  Does your Darling Husband jog? Is he going to be taking mat leave and jogging with the baby? If so, perhaps he’d want to invest in one?  If not, I’d just get a stroller best fit for a newborn/infant/child and later get a jogging stroller…

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I always wanted a jogging stroller but I had my first child when I was 18 and broke. Now that I’ve met someone and gotten engaged would you believe my grandmother just bought me a jogging stroller… guess thats a hint she wants more great grand babies. lol. I plan to use both the jogger and a regular stroller with the car seat system like I had before. I’d say buy the car seat system new and the jogging one used…. car seats are always changing and so are the laws on those things lol.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’d say get something like you want (you may want to search for “travel system” instead of stroller). Later, IF you realize you need a jogger then get one (I agree you can probably find a lightly used one on consignment). I kind of associate them for use with older kids so it’s not like you’d need one right when the baby is born.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

We got a Bob stroller off of craigslist for just over $100 and it’s in great shape – but we’re both runners so I hope to get a lot of use out of it.  It is big so we might have a smaller stroller for when we’re in crowds, it definately wouldn’t be one that I’d push around a store, it’s an outside stroller. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

While you can use the jogger as a regular stroller, not many of them, nor pediatricians, tell you to use it regularly as a real jogger until the kid is around 10 months old.  We’re getting the Uppababy Vista and then next year figuring out if we need a dedicated jogger.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

Head spinning is pretty accurate! Call me crazy but we started with the Bob Ironman. I knew I wanted to get back into running pretty quick so that was my priority. I went with the Ironman mainly because of the hand brake. I also started using it when he was about 4 months – with the seat fully reclined. You are supposed to make sure the babe has great head control. Considering how bundled up Warren was in his snowsuit it was practically like he was wearing a Hans device. (Special neck thing used in auto racing!)

I guess we do have the stroller frame you click the infant car seat into – but both of those are things we are borrowing. AND I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. I’m sure I’d love any stroller you can click the infant seat into.. cause I HATE carrying that thing 🙂

I’ve spent the last month trying to convince my hubby we need to buy an everyday stroller. (Warren is now 9 months) The bob is great and we could PROBABLY make it work for all situations – but it’s a little longer to be manuevering in the mall stores. My City Mini arrived in the mail today and I can’t wait to fly with it on Friday and use it while siteseeing around Seattle.

If you have any friends that have the BOB Revolution I’d talk to them about the possbility of that being an everything stroller. It’s a little more compact and you can but an infant seat adaptor for it. Plus I have friends that jog with it.

One thing to note when comparing prices.. some strollers include all the ‘extras’ and some don’t. For the City Mini by the time you buy the infant adapter, child tray, belly bar, parent console, and rain cover (If you want those things) you double the price of the stroller! Seems the more expensive the stroller – the more likely the ‘extras’ are sold a la carte.

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