Last weekend Chris and I went to Babies R' Us and Buy Buy Baby to just start "looking" at products that we will need to consider for our registry. Strollers, cribs, high chairs, car seats, gliders, mattresses, pack n' plays, video monitors....we left overwhelmed and with our heads spinning! It was good to go there and get a sense of what we need to look for. We focused largely on strollers right away.
Many of the mom-bloggers I read are obsessed with their BOB Revolution strollers. There is even a whole clique of self-professed "Bob Snobs" of people who love their BOB jogger strollers. I was intrigued to check these out, but it just didn't seem practical for me. In an ideal world, I'll be motivated and jog all the time with my baby...but I just don't know if that will really happen. And I don't think I should splurge on a jogging stroller in the hopes that I "may" get into the idea of jogging with a baby. Also, the stroller is really large and really heavy. I don't see me getting it in and out of my car trunk every day. In the end, I don't think this is a practical stroller for me.
So then I came across the Baby Jogger City Elite. Great for jogging or regular use, lighter than the BOB and it comes with a conversion kit that allows you to add a second seat to the stroller when/if you have a second baby in a few years! I like the idea of this stroller a lot, however, I don't like the car-seat adapter - it seems like a complicated strap-in system rather than a click. Also: Once you add up the price of all the components needed to really get the full use out of the stroller, it ends up being much more money than most of the others. I would want to buy all the second seat things now because models are constantly changing and I'd worry that by the time we'd have a second child, the stroller we use will be obsolete and we won't be able to take advantage of the second seat feature. So...I will probably pass on this one as well.
I was mostly drawn to the Britax B-Agile strollers. It was very easy to slip the car-seat in and out of the stroller, it was lightweight, and easy to push. The employees at both stores seemed to recommend this stroller to us right off the bat.
I often see MacLaren strollers everywhere. It seems like a practical, easy, lightweight stroller...but maybe this is better for kids once they get older? Does anyone have opinions on the MacLarens? I don't know if they have a car-seat feature for a newborn.