Monday, September 28, 2009

strolling along

Being on bedrest has made me boring. I have nothing exciting to post about. Because I am not allowed to do anything fun. Booo. So perhaps I shall write about something that will be utterly boring to everyone but me. I am giving you a free pass to skip this entry if you like. You can thank me later.

Let's talk about...STROLLERS! Yayyyyy...jazz hands. I am very confused by all of the contradicting opinions and the seemingly endless options. At first I was planning on making the very obvious choice and getting the travel system, which is the infant car seat and the matching stroller.

Then I was told by many other moms that they hate their travel system stroller because its too bulky and not convenient. So I asked for opinions on other strollers and got a recommendation for the BOB stroller. Yes you heard me right, "Bob". I love it if nothing more than for the name.

But the BOB is $380. Say what?? I cannot figure out if the Bob is so amazing that it is worth that absurd amount of money or if its just hype. And I am not sure how I figure that out without buying it and trying it out.

I mean, its real pretty and all but it better make me a decaf soy caramel macchiato and deliver it to me in bed every morning for cash like that. So I am at a crossroads...get the stroller that everyone says is worth its weight in gold, or be skeptical and go for the cheaper option. Please feel free to weigh in on my absolutely meaningless, boring dilemma.

If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat,
if your house is on fire, then you got a problem.
Everything else is inconvenience.
~Robert Fulghum


Roars said...

Checking your blog in between feedings for the little one... I had the same dilemma! Loved the BOB, but hated the price... which is why we got the Baby Jogger City Mini... great reviews (watch the babygizmo reviews of strollers... oh so helpful!) and is easy to collapse. So far we love it.

~Laura and Geoff~ said...

heres my .02 we had the lightweight Graco travel system and I loved it, loved the convient-ness of having it all right there, and it was the lightweight model so it was easy to manuver... HOWEVER Grant is 2 and the stroller part is falling apart and I don't even bother taking it with me anymore, and it certainly won't last for any further kiddos, so I say the stroller, car seat and crib are the 3 things you use the most and are the most important must-haves so spend the extra $$$ on them~ p.s. Rory's is easy to use!

Emily said...

clearly i do not yet have a baby. however, i did talk to a friend recently who also became obsessed with the bob but didn't want to spend the money. her solution: craig's list! yes, she found a Bob on craig's list for about half the cost. you are a craig's list pro so this should be an easy task for you. this friend lived in some city other than Durham/CH but regularly checked craig's list in all the cities where she had family. she ended up finding hers in carborro. just an idea. and i think ellie is onto something... its what you will use the most, so it may be worth putting the money into that and skimping somewhere else.