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double strollers, again

I wrote this post about double strollers and what I'd hoped we would get based on our needs and the amenities that this stroller has, however, recently, I've had a change of heart.

I'm starting to question the importance of a double stroller.

Being that Coen will be 14+ months old when baby #2 is born, he will probably want to ride verses walk.  And baby #2 would probably be okay with being carried in a carrier (like my bjorn or my moby).  Since she's going to be born in late August, I'm not sure how much use of a double stroller we would get right away.  I could see using it around Christmas time at the zoo or something, but aside from that, we haven't really made a lot of use of the single strollers we have, so putting money into something that we may not use.... scares me.

We have a Bumbleride Flite that works with our infant carrier and while I have some issues with it, it would be fine for our strolling purposes.

I'm half tempted to call off the search and re-address it when baby #2 is here.  If we feel we need a double stroller to help with carting them around, we'll just have to break down and get it. I'm just worried that it will be a wasted purchase.  I just need to think about it a bit more before taking the plunge.

So, we're going to go ahead and pause for a sec, on the double stroller rush.


Stephanie said…
I can understand your reasoning for holding off. Depending on how the weather is, you may or may not need it and those things are expensive! I did take Chloe on several walks though when I was on leave (she was born in August) but I never really used the carrier. If you are used to the carrier, one single stroller may be all you need.
J o s e y said…
If you don't even use your single very often, I'd definitely hold off. I've been watching my girlfriend's daughter for her, and so far, Lily (21 months) rides in my BOB stroller and I carry Stella in the Moby or Baby Bjorn, and that seems to work well, b/c I can put the diaper bag stuff for both kids in the basket under the stroller.
Sassytimes said…
Some people love strollers...I have too many and rarely use them. And it is much easier to carry (Bjorn) a newborn around at times. V is 4 months and still has yet to be in a stroller. ;/ Do you have the option to borrow one for special occasions like Christmas?

Next spring/summer you may find a double handy if C still likes to ride for trips to the Zoo, mall, etc.
Mrs. Dirnberger said…
Wait till baby..thats what I did!! Then I purchased a walking/running stroller now that SAylor can kinda set up on her own. Everyone is happy. I didnt' go many places without someone for a while, bc its HARD..ha
Erin Anderson said…
I think holding off is totally a great idea. But, check craigslist? Maybe you're not the kind of person who would feel comfortable putting her children in a used stroller, and if that's the case I totally respect that.
But, i've found that some people buy them new, hardly use them, and then sell them for less than half the price in practically new condition. Just a thought. All the best to Coen and the new kicker. :)

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