Our New Wheels

Friday, February 3, 2012

We easily put more miles on our two strollers on average each week than we do on our car, and we haven't had a new stroller in years, so it was fun to splurge on one. We still cherish our big, old, beat-up, rusty, mildewy double stroller and our equally old and tattered light-weight umbrella stroller, but ooooo is it fabulous to have a shiny, new set of wheels to dash around the city!

I was so eager to take our new stroller out for a spin today that we grabbed the bus to our local toy store to pick it up and then spent all afternoon with it out and about in the city. As I mentioned in my earlier post this week on "10 City Parenting Must-Haves," I am a big fan of collapsible, lightweight strollers for crowded city buses, busy restaurants, and bustling museums -- not to mention taxis, airports and train stations.

So let's talk stroller types and brands! What are your favorites? Which stroller(s) do you think is essential? Which ones do you like for babies, for bigger kids? I have a couple of friends expecting their third babies who are starting to research new strollers. What do you recommend?


  1. We LOVE our Bob revolution! NOT a compact stroller, but awesome over Cambridge's uneven brick sidewalks, through snow (in past winters) and for power walk/runs along the river. This is a workhorse stroller - carries my over 35 pound pre-schooler & over 40 books to the library while still steers with one hand! (& fits through those tight spots easily). Great for walking around town/shopping/trains/out-all-day carrying kids & stuff. But NOT good for buses.

  2. Yes, Bobs are fabulous! We have a Phil & Ted double with those same big bike wheels which I couldn't do without on city sidewalks-- and especially in snow.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love the Uppa baby. We bought the piggy back board and the rumble seat, so all three kids can be on it, and it's surprisingly lightweight and easy to handle. I also like that it's made with recycled material, and the factory is in Hingham, so it's local. It's not as easy to fold as an umbrella stroller, but it's still easy to get on and off a bus

    1. Leigh, Uppa Baby is such a neat stroller-- especially with those add-ons! Thanks so much for sharing!! -Kerry