(Closed) Stroller Help

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Congrats on hitting the second trimester! I’m goin on 17 weeks and want to follow this thread though I think i’m pretty sold on the Jeep Universal Cruiser. My SIL has one and I love pushing it around.

 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

For me it was all about being able to get out and walk my dogs over multiple types of terrain. I wanted a good suspension system and something that would travel easy whether we were off road or on pavement. I got the BOB for this reason. I would never pick this stroller if I only needed on for family trips, mall ,etc.

If you have a list of your musts, then we might be able to help you pick what might be right for you.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

360degree turning wheels, usually just at the front – otherwise you get jammed in doors and its like old-school fold up prams where the wheels lock. Just makes life easier.

 

If you get a pram with a long bar handle rather than two seperate handles of unmbrella buggies then consider getting handbag hooks for your shopping.

A tray or bottle holder to hold all the accumulated detritus of children/you is also good but not essential. If you walk alot in a hot country it is though!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

CUP HOLDER! When ever I am out with the baby I nanny, I am ALWAYS regretful that his stroller has no cup holder. Its a little thing, but it is my biggest complaint about his stroller (a Maclaren, but I couldn’t say which exact model)

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Kalamaz17- Strollers do come in different height and adjustable so that is a good thing to look for. Also I don’t believe babies can go directly into the stroller for a while, they need the car seat attachment unless the stroller has an option to lie down all the way (I could be wrong but this is just what I have found).

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My baby is due in a few weeks, so I don’t have “real world experience” yet…

I suggest test-driving them first; go to Babies R Us and drive them up and down the aisle so you can get a feel for if it’s comfortabel to push, easy to turn, etc.. And also trying out how easy they fold and unfold.

We went with the Britax B-Agile stroller. It’s light-weight, turns easily, has a very smooth ride, folds and unfolds really easily, and the car seat (Britax B-Safe) is very easy to set in it. http://www.britaxusa.com/strollers/b-agile

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Kalamaz17 – The B-Agile stroller already comes with the place to hook in the B-Safe car seat. I think maybe if you get a non-Britax car seat you may need a different adaptor (not sure on this), but the Britax seat clicks in with no extra stuff required.

 

Shamless plug of my dog Josie testing out the set-up with the car seat attached to stroller:

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@abbyful:  I was looking at those this morning! i love the one in Kiwi

ETA: thats it! 🙂

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Kalamaz17 – It doesn’t come with the car seat (I think Amazon has it together as a “travel system” for about $400, but you can buy them seperately too, which is what I did), just it doesn’t take anything extra to attach them together. 

Thanks! Yep, she’s a papillon!

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