So Many Strollers How Do You Choose

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klmr - October 15

I want to splurge a little on my stroller, but there are so many to choose from! I have tried reading all the reviews (http://strollers.baby-gaga.com is very helpful!) but I am having a hard time choosing. Which one did you choose & why?

 

Lisa - October 15

I know what you mean! I'm trying to get one that I can take from Infant to larger. I'm liking the one from Peg Perego as you can take the car seat nad snap it into the stroller! That seems pretty convinent to me...what have you been leaning towards so far?

 

kr - October 15

Think about where you both will go. Make a list of the kinds of outings. Will you put in in the trunk, a bus, to the park, to the grocery? Then go to the store and push the darn things around! Are they easy to fold with one hand busy? Is it an easy transition to the car? Does it suit your stride? I plan to use a front pack and carry the baby in the very begining. A little later I'm switching to the jeep cherokee limited edition. It has 3 wheels, but the front swivles, and they won't crack since they're rubber. Plus my husband will enjoy carrying the baby around in a manly stroller that matches his transportation. Get what you like. It will make you feel better later.

 

klmr - October 15

Well, I was leaning towards the Peg Perego Venezia because it converts from carriage to stroller. But I went to BRU and tested it out & I really wasn't all that impressed, the quality didn't seem to match the $400 price tag and it was HUGE. Plus, it is made for flat surfaces only, so I wouldn't be able to bring it on my daily walks to the park. (My friend has another one of their models, I think it's called a Pliko P3 (about $300), and she LOVES it, she bought the matching infant carrier and has been very happy with it.) I am now looking into the Bertini Shuttle, it is cheaper, about $290, and has big air-filled tires and can go on all terrains. It has excellent reviews, but I want to find a store where I can go try it out because it is hard to tell from a picture on the internet.

 

Lisa - October 15

That's good to know! Thanks! I've only been looking on the internet as the stores that sells them are not where I am at right now. The Bertini was another one too and the Frog Bugaboo...but that was way to expesive for me.

 

P - October 15

I have the Zooper Zydeco. That sucker can go anywhere!! It's pretty big and one of the heavier ones so if that's an issue I'd steer clear of it but if it's not it's a great stroller. It's has three air-filled tires and comes with all the accessories (sunscreen, boot, rain cover, tire pump etc.), unlike many others. I've also seen some new ones from Quinney and they are wicked looking. One has a hydraulic tube to help you fold and unfold it and I've heard they are rated very well. Check out Zooper, Quinney, Bertini, Inglesina and Peg-Perego for some of the best quality (IMO).

 

jen - October 16

I like the Bumbleride strollers.

 

unoffical expert - October 16

I am an unofficial expert at this I do it all.I walk alot,take busses and car.If the only thing you do is from the trunk to the mall at dosen't make a differance.If you or husband(special someone) is tall consider the handle height.Overall bigger wheels are better except on umbralla strollers.they causes them to run away uneven surfaces.Sometime the bigger strollers need a little give way,if they didn't have it at would break easily.If I can help in any other way just ask.

 

unoffical expert - October 16

I forget to add if you go up or down mor then a couple of steps you should go with a smaller one.carry a big one gets old after a while and your big 300.00 stroller sits in a closet and your smaller one gets all the use.

 

Narcissus - October 16

to klmr -- definitely see the Bertini in person. We bought the Bertini Shuttle M5 online and fortunately had the chance to see it in person b4 the order shipped. I could barely lift it and would have been in some trouble after my c-section. I think it was 30lbs and looked like an SUV up close. We canceled that day. It's gorgeous but is not practical. If you go the site you can find the dealer nearest you - remove dashes - http://www.bertinistrollers.com/dealers.htm

 

c - October 16

If you live near a Berlington coat factory go there.They have a wide selection from 20.00 to 500.00 strollers.Seeing it in person is always better.Take your time.

 

klmr - October 16

Thanks Narcissus, I found a store that sells the Bertini's & I will go check them out. I was thinking I would get a "Snap & Go" to transport the Infant Carrier around and then when the baby outgrows it I will move on to a bigger stroller.

 

Narcissus - October 16

klmr - that is wise. The Bertini would be ideal for parents that are outdoors a lot. For mall purposes, its not practical. I am a mall person so I had no use for the Bertini. It is very handsome though.

 

Lisa - October 16

I am looking for a stroller that is not too heavy; that is easy to maneuveur around and I can take for a walk outside and the malls. I would also like the car seat to snap into the stroller, but I'm really new at this and I honestly don't know what one to choose. I'm totally lost...can someone give me some ideas on the brands they think that would be good? Thanks very much, I really appreciate everyones responses on this.

 

klmr - October 16

Lisa - the Inglesina Zippy is awesome, it is light & you can fold it with one hand. It has an adaptor bar so it will fit any infant carrier. You can check out a video at www.inglesina.com

 

c - October 17

I don't want t be rude but go to burlington(if you live near one).Do everything open and fold it up,go around the store,lift it up and measure it for the space in your car.A big price tag may look imprssive but dosen't mean better quailty.If you want to go off sidwalks or stores I wouldn't go expensive.They get just as dirty just as fast.As the "unoffical expert" said bigger wheels are best over all.On umbralla strollers you want small fat ones.Not skinny,they can strech and come off.

 

c - October 17

For anyone who dosen't go to burlington it has a section called baby depo.There selection is quit impressive. I live east of pittsburgh and not sure how far the stores go accross the country.If not I'm sure there's a baby u us around.There prices are a couple dollars more but a good selection.Again sorry if my statment comes off as rude.

 

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