As a self confessed tool junkie, I can tell you the process of deciding how Sloan would travel was a big one. I had heard babies loved to "worn", so I attended a baby wearing class to pick out the best carrier, and I knew I needed a stroller. I probably dragged Reg to Toys R Us 5 times in search of the perfect car seat and stroller combination. I also stopped at Bo Bebe, and E-Children on a few side trips myself. But I never could settle on the perfect stroller. Only after a false labour scare did I madly run out and purchase a car seat...but still no stroller. I had indeed paralyzed myself with too much information, and too many choices, and when you top that off with major baby brain, it was not looking good.
We stopped at Jodi & Brian's on the way home to show off our new stroller. Brian filled the air with tires, fixed a little spot on the canopy, and Drew sweetly windexed the entire stroller. We were set. I got home, and after Sloan's nap I took the new ride out for a walk. I guess you are supposed to jog with these jogging strollers, not walk, it didn't push right, and I had to lift it around corners, this stroller wanted to go fast and I wanted to stroll, I wasn't happy. Stupid Kijiji.
Back home we came, and down to the basement I went to dig out my Eddie Bauer stroller (did I forget to mention I already had a stroller at home?), and while I was there I found another stroller, this one I had bought at a garage sale before Blake was born, it had big tires, and pushed well, but...it was ugly. In case you aren't counting, that's Strollers:4, Baby Carriers:3, Baby: 1.
I decided to post my first Kijiji ads, and promptly sold my Jogger stroller (I love Kijiji). I took the old stroller to Toys R Us and got a trade in coupon for it. Which left me with Roxanne's stroller, and the Eddie Bauer stroller. Now technically, I only owned one stroller, and it was listed on Kijiji, so I obviously I must buy a new one. Here is the reaction I got from Sloan with the news that a new ride was coming...
As a side note, it's been handy having a few strollers, I am able to outfit both Drew & Sloan with strollers, and Jodi provides the pushers - quite handy!
I researched, and compared, and researched some more. And then I hit the order button, and I'll be honest the cool factor of this stroller was a big selling point. Our new stroller arrived yesterday, and after a few minutes of construction, I was psyched. Here is our new Jeep Liberty All Terrain stroller: