Monday, April 23, 2012

Strollers, HELP!

I cannot even believe it has come to this.  I need stroller help.  You might be asking yourself, how can you be on your fourth kid and not know about strollers? I have no idea. 

The only thing I do know is I am going to be hauling A LOT of tiny bodies in near future.  We have one double (a very economical Jeep that has served us SO well), but I think we need another.  The Jeep is on it's last legs, er, wheels, so I think we can time it's retirement with Amos and Maggie's transition to full-time walkers.

Anyway, moving on.  Totally disregarding price (yes, that matters, but I'll deal with that another day), what, of all the double strollers would you get? 

I have been researching Phil & Ted's and the Babby Jogger City Select mostly, but I am totally open to anything.  I am especially interested in the "glider board"/"skate board" attachments, if possible. 




Ok, go!


10 comments:

Kendra said...

I have a friend who has the Phil and Ted's. She loves it. I told another friend about it and she loves hers. So...that's all I really know about it. :)

Watts Family said...

I really like the look of the baby jogger. Bonnie and Julian have the Phil and ted. They love it, but I borrowed it and I didn't like how low the second kid is to the ground. you also can't recline the stroller with the second seat. I like on the baby jogger how both kids are pretty much upright and can see.

Laura Horne said...

I only know people who have Phil & ted's too (that I know of). Very good points, Denise! I knew I could count on you guys.

Party of Four said...

Laura- GET THE PHIL AND TEDS!! It's amazing and we LOVE ours! The one draw back is that there's not a lot of storage area for snacks/waterbottles, but we have managed with either putting stuff in the feet area of the lower seat or a backpack. I think they might make storage packs for the sides of the P&T's that velcrow? Maybe? I go running with my kids in mine even though it's not a technical jogging stroller, and it does really well. I've never taken it off designated trails/sidewalks, so maybe its not great on "all terrain", but I don't know if that's your thing anyway. So, I hope that helps! I give it a glowing recommendation. Worth the money for sure.

Party of Four said...

And ps- I totally missed that you are pregnant? Yes? CONGRATS!!! That is AWESOME.

Laura Horne said...

Wendy-how does the back rider fare? Any trouble with the view?

And, thank you!

Party of Four said...

Hmmmm, if I'm being honest, yes- there are troubles with the view. My kids take turns in the front seat. One get's it on the way to wherever we're going, the other kid gets it on the way back. It's not ideal, but for me it beats the HECK out of trying to manuver (sp?) a double wide stroller. We take our P&T shopping, and it goes down small isles and between clothing racks with ease, so (mean mom alert!) I don't particularly worry about the view for my kiddo :) They don't seem to whine much once we get going anyway. Hope that's helpful at all!

Party of Four said...

I've never even seen the baby jogger, but it looks really cool too! :)

Laura Horne said...

Interesting...I was thinking I could just put new baby in the back and he'd never know the difference ;)

julie said...

I got this (http://www.babyjogger.com/city_mini_dbl_dtl.aspx) city mini double stroller. I LOVE it. They do have a jogger version of it too. It turns on a dime and I am yet to find a door I can't fit through. Most strollers have attachments you can buy like the stand up board behind. Both sides recline individually and cover individually. We also got the car seat attachment. It makes it more bulky but is nice for a sleeping newborn.

My only complaint is most airlines don't gate check double strollers. I got the red one and my sister got the orange/gray one. She wishes she had the jogger one now but I love the one I have. Hope this helps and good luck!