(Closed) I hate every stroller :( Can anyone recommend one?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

We have a Chicco Cortina Keyfit 30 travel system in Gemini. We love it. The seat is heavy, but that gives me a sense of comfort. We also have a BOB Revolution SE.

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@iheartnerds:  DO NOT get the literider!  I felt the EXACT same way about strollers.  Why in the world did I have to spend hundreds when I can get one for so cheap.  Man, did I learn my lesson!  I bought the literider before my LO was born and also got the matching carseat and we HATED the stroller.  My LO felt EVERY tiny bump and everything we went over and it was also so inpractical.  

We have honestly gone through 4 strollers and we are now using a Baby Jogger City Versa and we absultely LOVE it.  We also had a Valco Baby which we liked but it was VERY wide and my LO didn’t like it because it only faced out and she needed to see us when she was in it.  We then moved to an I’Coo Pacific which was ok but there was a lot that I didn’t like about it.  The baby jogger is amazing.  Not too big and easy to manuver.  The fold is amazing.  There is nothing I don’t like about this stroller.  

Post # 19
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Danielle81:  Thanks for the input. I saw the LiteRider mentioned on Lucie’s List so I figured it was decent.

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@iheartnerds:  I thought the same thing!  Graco has(d) a great name so I trusted it but I was sooo wrong.  With the amount of money I spent on all the different strollers, I could have bought a really good one right from the start!  Do some research, try them out and spend the money.  If there is one thing that I have learned in the last 6 months its that strollers ARE important!!!  

g’luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2007 - Radisson Hotel

So I have a three year old, and we’ve had four strollers in her life.

Birth: Graco Snugride Stroller base. Used until 12 months (possibly more, Piper is a peanut who didn’t outgrow her infant seat until she was almost a year and a half), used solely until ten months. LOVED. Easy fold, easy transition from sleeping in base to sleeping in car and vice versa. HUGE storage area and great included cupholders. A little hard to steer if you’re used to regular strollers, but because I didn’t have a regular one until later I didn’t notice. We took a LOT of walks in it. Not one huge complaint to make me not use it in the future.

Ten Months to 29 months: Maclaren Quest Sport. Great recline ability, fantastic steering. Sunshade was subpar and I had to get an extension, as well as a stroller organizer to hang off the handles which give me two cupholders, a mesh “bag”, and some zipper pockets (best ever idea). The foot brake is kind of annoying, as is the fold. It’s easy and quick to fold, but doesn’t always latch closed all the way, which makes it not really a true one hand fold as claimed (but that’s because there was a recall and the adjustments they had to do were an add-on, the others now are better). Material is soft, and my girl was able to nap in it in any situation. Sits a little low, so it’s hard for her to sit in it and look at things at the zoo etc..

We also have a hand me down Baby Jogger Performance jogger. A true fixed front wheel jogger, and it’s amazing but we just aren’t joggers. Piper loves it, though, as it sits high.

B Agile, 29 months to present (Our daughter loves her stroller): LOVE IT. Steering is a breeze, the recline and seatbelt/harness height adjuster is magic, and very useful. My daughter naps in it really well, there is a ton of space inside it to turn and curl up if she wants to, and the shocks are fantastic- like bumpy streets are a breeze. Sunshade covers all but her ankles down which is really not the norm. I really like the storage, but sometimes coming from the underside is a pain, going from the side is better. GREAT brakes. We got the Britax organizer to go with it and love it. It is definitely the easiest fold I’ve ever dealt with, and the one click brake is as easy as it gets. Sometimes at home she’ll just choose to sit in it for no reason. Haha. I’d recommend the organizer as it gives you insulated cup holders and other little storage areas. Don’t get the snack try, it’s pretty much useless as it sits too high for smaller kids, and is too far forward for the kids to sit and eat without leaning forward. They also have a skateboard thing for bigger kids to ride on if you’re like us and trying to have another kid while the other one is outgrowing the stroller.

I very much recommend the Maclaren Quest for an umbrella stroller, but love love love the B-Agile for the every day stroller. If you use Camel Camel Camel, you can get deal alerts on Amazon for it, it’s now under 200 bucks. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We have the BOB Revolution (definitely bulky) but we are both runners.  So far we have only used it for walks (LO is too young to run with), but it is AMAZING.  So easy to push and can handle all sorts of terrain.  I have a feeling this will be our best purchase.

 

We also have the Chicco frame (infant seat straps in).  I love this thing.  It stays in my car and is so easy and quick to unfold and snap the car seat in.  It pushes and handles really well.

 

When the LO gets bigger I’ll be buying the Uppa Baby G-Luxe for our travel stroller.  It’s pricey but everyone I know that has one absolutely loves it.  And it comes in cute colors ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I can’t wait to buy my baby jogger city select! It’s the only single stroller that turns into a double stroller with normal size seats that sit like a normal double stroller. All the other brands are rumble seats that put the second child in a smaller seat behind the first with their feet in the basket. I LOVE it! And it super easy to fold. 

If you don’t need it to be a double stroller, go for the baby jogger versa. It’s pretty much the same thing. The only difference is smaller wheels and a 5lb higher weight limit on the versa.

 

Good luck!

Post # 24
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Wannabee

I personally loved my baby trend xl jogger stroller because its compact and semi light plus I like having a stroller that I could use while working out ,etc. When baby 2 came along I bought the Phil & Ted’s dot stroller with a doubles kit , its compact and a tad heavier and no storage but still a smooth ride .

 

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@cbee:  I second getting a snap-n-go to use with the car seat, then decide what you want later when the baby is bigger. The type of stroller you want depends on how you’ll use it, too. 

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Think honestly about how much you will use the stroller before purchasing it.  For Dear Daughter we barely used the big stroller since someone usually carried her or she was in a carrier.  The stroller I used the most, believe it or not, was a $10 umbrella stroller from Toys R’ Us that 15 years later is still in good condition.  This time around I will not waste money on a big stroller but will skip straight to a good umbrella from Maclaren.  Smaller, compact, easier to fold up and store, don’t have to worry about running over toes in crowded spaces, can even carry baby and a folded stroller since its so light in crowded spaces.  Once babies can hold their head up they will be good to go in that thing until as old as 8!  Worth the money!  The bigger stroller will just collect dust.

Post # 27
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2002

babyhome emotion! thats my new obsession. because its a lightweight stroller but so much more sturdy than most umbrella strollers. and our carseat clicks into it! weve got the stokke xplory too. youll have to decide whats most important to you and a necessity to have when ur looking!

 

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@mrsSonthebeach:  we just bought this travel system in Fuego! I love it already!

Post # 29
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@cbee:  Like @Bichon Frise:  we are getting the Uppababy Vista. We got overwhelmed too looking at strollers and we’ve had a lot of recommendations for that one. Plus it has the transitional pieces like the bassinet, car seat and stroller seat and it’s really easy to switch those in and out, puls you can decide if you want the baby facing you or facing out. And it’ll last a while through sizes, can also adjust to fit 2 kids. Good storage underneath and attachments like rain sheild and cup holder. Expensive but has great reviews and seems worth it.

 

I’ve heard from a friend that she HATES her bugaboo. I don’t know which version she has.

 

Post # 30
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Please make sure you walk around the store with your stroller! I bought my sister one that she positively HATES! It’s too bulky in small spaces, like store aisles! Also make sure you can easily fold and pack it! My 2c ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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