Thursday, January 15, 2009

Stroller Whores

Well, we gave being baby minimalists our best shot, but to our chagrin we are now the owner of 4, count 'em FOUR strollers. In our own defense, I feel obligated to talk about each of them and their individual functions:

-Snap-n-go for infant carrier--so very handy when Theo was a wee lad and didn't mind being in the car seat. Now the straps hardly fit around him (even though it's supposed to go to 30 lbs.) so we need another solution since we'll be switching to the big car seat very soon.  

-Large Peg Pereggo - purchased before Theo was born for a steal on Craigslist. More drawn by its designer-ness (though we know this pales in comparison to the Bugaboos, Stokkes, etc.) than its functionality, we took it out for the first time last weekend. We loved the roominess for our huge dude and the versatility of the seat positions. Storage compartment gets a thumbs down, though.

-Umbrella Stroller - We got this as a shower gift. When he's older, it will be good, although I know it has pretty much zero support.

- Peg Pereggo Aria - a one-handed, extremely lightweight version of our Cadillac Escalade of strollers up there. It's awesome. We think we like it better than the big Peg, although we just bought it yesterday, again as a steal off of Craigslist. Ahh, Craigslist...

There is a real reason we bought that last one. Theo goes to a babysitter's house every day, and every day he is strolled there in his infant carrier since our sitter lives across the street from S.'s school. Sooner rather than later, little Theo is going to get a big-boy car seat, which means the end of the Snap-n-go. The Aria will stay at school with S., and go back and forth to the sitter's house every day. So it's almost like we don't even own that last stroller, since we won't be traveling with it or really even using it. 

Okay, I just had to get that off of my chest. Please don't judge me for my excessive baby gear! 

8 comments:

Laura said...

Oh I won't judge, as long as you'll sell some of those strollers to me, some day. Hahaha.

CD and SP said...

umm...honey...you forgot our jogging stroller, which gives us a total of five stollers. Also bought off of craigslist for a deal-and-a-half. But yes, we have 5 strollers. we're gross.

projectkjetil said...

While we only had two strollers for Kiddo, we had to laugh at our 700 methods of carrying her. Carseat, Snugli, Bjorn Active, stroller system, umbrella stroller, Hip Hammock, and oh yeah, our own arms. It was crazy. And I wouldn't have done it any differently in retrospect. Plus, you two are great at Craigslist. Way to be!

CD and SP said...

Oh yeah, we also have an Ergo, a Bjorn (which he's mega-too big for now), and a ring sling.

CD and SP said...

umm...honey...we have the faux Moby too. Yes we have 4 baby carriers. we're gross.

oneofhismoms said...

It feels so good to not be alone in our owners-of-four-strollerness. Though our Snap and Go has two wheels out the front door!

oneofhismoms said...

If we lived in a house with a garage we'd probably have a jogging stroller, too.

Heather said...

Sounds like you'll need some more storage!!