I fell in love today.
With a stroller.
Jazz and I spent the day registering and looking at baby stuff and fainting over ludicrously expensive prices. Of course it was basically a dream come true for me. I’m not going to lie, I was less than impressed with Babies-R-Us. They didn’t have that many strollers to try out, and it was kinda crowded, and I had the hiccups which always frustrates me.
We registered, and by that I mean Jazz went around zapping anything that had obnoxious butterflies or cheesy pink themes. (“Look, its just genetics, our kid will be cheesy.”) I was a bit overwhelmed looking at the display of bottles- how many bottles does a nursing child need? And which kind? Tall ones, angled ones, baggie ones, easy flow ones- too many options. Not to mention, it is inevitable that we will stock up on one kind, and this baby will come and she will hate the ones we have purchased and we will only have to buy more.
Also, the bedding that we ordered from Target.com arrived in the mail this week. I was so excited to have found a girly bedding that was still stylish. Well, it came, and the color resembled pink Hawaiian barbecue vomit. It was way too hot pink for my tastes and we returned it today. I was very optimistic about that bedding and now we are back to square one. Dang.
The brand of stroller/carseat that I have been reading about and looking for is Peg Perego. Babies R Us had one stroller (not the style we want) and didn’t even carry the car seat. Consumer Reports rated the car seat as super safe, which is important, and all the reviews I have read have said encouraging things. We found a store called USA Baby that carried the Peg Perego line so we zipped over there after registering at Target.
I literally squealed in delight when I saw that they carried every single product created by Peg Perego. We got to test out the cars car seat and all the stroller styles- we rolled them around, folded them up, played with the seats. I was in heaven.
The stroller that we love is called the Peg Perego Switch. It is a newer stroller, and the main selling feature for me is that the bassinet part can be completely removed so the infant car seat clicks right into the stroller frame. It is called the switch because you can arrange the seat so the baby is facing you, or facing the world. It has good storage, folds up pretty small, and isn’t too heavy.
I literally did not want to leave the store without it, but my more logical husband reminded me that we don’t need it yet because our child is still in my womb. Good point, honey. The greatest drawback on this stroller is the price, which is always hard. Another customer in the store today said “Oh, we love that line of strollers, my kids all have them and they have lasted through all their babies.” Look, if this lady was bold enough to interject into our conversation, she must know what she is talking about.
So question. 1) How much did you/do you use your stroller and 2) is there a specific one that you love?
PS: Using spell check used to be a luxury, now it is a neccesity. What is happening to my brain?