Tuesday, August 25, 2009

You Won't Miss Us Coming!

Well, I took the plunge into double stroller land . . . and man, did it take a while to find one that would work for us! I had originally decided against a double stroller just because we already have so. much. stuff! But considering the only places I can go with the boys alone are places with shopping carts, I decided we needed to go ahead and invest in one. I started out wanting a "jogging stroller" that was side-by-side and had the three wheels. Mainly because both kids could see where we were going and the weight limit was more. But those turned out to be a no-go because they were very hard to fold up. I think they're just meant to sit in the garage and only pull out for a daily jog, which we all know I don't do! So I went back to the strollers that had one seat in the back and one in the front, but still wasn't happy since when Jackson gets older I'm sure he'll want to see out and about. And the weight limit on most of those was 40 lbs. per seat, and with Clayton weighing almost that now, it wouldn't pay to invest in one of them. But while I was perusing the stroller sites online, I found what I think is the Cadillac brand of strollers: BabyJogger. I ended up getting this one because it fits through standard doors and has four of the big all-terrain tires (need those with Brian driving!). The weight limit is also a combined 100 lbs., so I see it lasting us awhile. When I got it put together today, I was laughing at how massive it is--it's like I'm driving a Sherman Tank down the road! And it's still bulky when you fold it up, but big folded up is still BIG! We plan on keeping the third seat in the van folded down so we'll have room for the wheelchair and the stroller. That way we'll have them both handy and we'll be able to choose the right one for whatever outing we're on. I can already feel the freedom we'll get from this purchase!

9 comments:

Melanie said...

oooh snazzy!!! How nice!

Kristina said...

This looks like exactly what you need! I was just at the mall pushing Emma in her wheelchair and holding my 3.5 year old since she had a meltdown. Have a stroller for the two boys will definitely make your life easier in the long run!

Patti H said...

looks great Ashley. I bet this is going to be great when Jackson gets older too!! It looks like the cadilac !!

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

Very nice! It definitely looks like it will last a while and I bet it will make life SO much easier.

LesleMora said...

That's great Ashley!

Heather said...

I'll have to check back with you to see what your verdict is in a couple of months. Surprise for us, we will be in the market for a double in the nearer future. Strollers can be quite an investment but there doesn't seem to be the perfect stroller out there. I will be interested to see how you like the Baby Jogger.

Katy said...

Love it when someone else gets there before I do--when/if I have another kid I'm sure this will come up!

jsotier said...

sounds like the perfect combination of all the features you need. can't wait to hear of all the new adventures you'll be able to take with the new stroller - i'm sure it's a huge blessing for you!!

Erin said...

Hey Ashely,

I am looking at double strollers now and am trying to choose between the babbyjogger, bumbleride indie twin and valco twin tri-mode. Of course no store in town carries them in-stock, so I'll have to order before trying them out. Did you have a chance to try out any of the strollers I mentioned (other than the baby jogger, as obviously you got that one).

Would love your input.

Thanks!
Erin