We decided to tackle one element at a time when we came home. I busted out my fave go-to site for speedy comparison shopping - where anything from the perfect briefcase to the best stroller can be found - of course I'm talking about CSN, that online shopping mecca (I also did some serious Consumer Search review reading - I love that site!)
|loved the bright yellow of this BOB - but it was soooo super pricey (and had the hinged front wheel which is great for jogging, but impractical for using in grocery stores or around town as it doesn't "turn" very easily.)|
|I swooned over a "pram" for a hot minute - sooo sweet and proper looking! But so impractical for our lifestyle (plus it was around $1200. Doy.)|
You know, buying a stroller isn't necessarily as easy as picking out the coolest looking ride. Nope. There were loads that were awesome looking...in bright funky colors that made me swoooooon...but some cost more than I make in a month...and some didn't have good reviews...or couldn't be used for specific activities (like jogging or power walking). Who knew this was soooo tricky??
Our wish list included a stroller that was an all terrain, jogging-type stroller, as we will be taking our lil girl out and about, to the park, on gravel trails, lil jogs, and the like. We also hope to have this one stroller (so we wanted one that we could mount an infant care seat in - to last from infancy to toddler age), and it needed to have sweet maneuverability for places like the grocery store. Oh yea - and it couldn't cost an arm and a leg. And it had to be crazy safe with fantastic ratings of course. After reading all about them and then "playing" with them at Babies R Us, we decided on a Jeep Libery Limited!
We kinda laughed at ourselves for getting all excited about a stroller :-) Can't help it. It was one of the top rated strollers in all the reviews we read...score! AND not only do we have some friends who SWEAR by this stroller, it has sweet perks...like a hook up for an iPod, an included cup holder for the parent, roomy storage underneath, and a play deck for baby...dude...doesn't get better!