- 8 years ago
One more thing: Strollers!
I had a lot of anxiety about buying a stroller – it’s a LOT of money and I was overwhelmed with all the options. So here’s what we did:
Before our baby was born I had no idea how exactly we would use our stroller. Jogging? Just walks? Bring in the car? So we decided that for the first month or two, all we would purchase was a STROLLER FRAME. (See link for an example.)
They are inexpensive, and (trust me) all you will need for the first two or three months. They are easy to get in and out of the car. Also, you don’t have to wake your baby when getting them into and out of the stroller (this is a huge plus). And your baby can’t sit up as a newborn, so just strapping the carseat to the stroller frame is a great option.
Once our baby was 6 months old we got a more “all-terrain” jogging stoller, when I really knew what features were important to me. (I wouldn’t have known pre-baby.)
If you are having a lot of anxiety, and don’t want to spend a lot of money when you’re not even sure how you’ll use it, consider getting just a stroller base to work with your carseat!