Stroller Advice ?

Jess - posted on 02/22/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My little family is off on a holiday in August ! So we need a lightweight stroller for our daughter because we have a baggage limit. I have been looking at the Steelcraft Profile Layback stroller. But as I have no experience with strollers I have no idea what to look for. I do need one that lay's back so Ava can sleep in it. I should probably mention that Ava is almost 7 months old and is still the size of a 3 month old.... so it needs to be supportive !



I would love to know what Strollers you all use or if you have heard of any good ones or what you plan to buy when your baby gets to that stage. We currently have a steel craft pram for Ava and I love it, which is why I swayed towards another one, but I'm open to anything !



Love to hear from you all !

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Jessica - posted on 09/10/2010

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I have a valco baby stroller. It is fantastic. I bought a sheep skin liner and put in it for extra comfort. I bought it from a local baby store for about $150 but it was on sale. It is the right height for both my partner and I. I know a lot of strollers are really low and hard to push. The front weels turn and the handles are big and have nice padded grips. You can also lay it back to what ever height you want. It doesn't have stages in height it just has like a bit at the back you release as little or as much as you want. I would buy another valco stroller any day.

Cally - posted on 07/17/2010

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We travel a fair bit and I bought a Childcare Captiva Storm stroller ($300 but Regarly on sale for $200 which is what I paid). I bought it for when we travel as I didn't want Qantas to trash my expensive Bertini pram. It's great, lightweight, 3 wheels, fully reclines so my son can sleep in it, small and very easy to collapse and put up and after several plane trips still intact. Toys R Us and Bubs baby shop sell them here in Canberra so shouldn't be too hard to find.

Becky - posted on 05/20/2010

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I have a big, bulky pram and an upright stroller that my bub can't sleep in so I was looking for a good stroller too.
I wanted one with the following features:
* 2 handles (not the bar handle) so I can hang nappy bag etc on handles as well as putting items in the basket.
* extendable foot rest so there is plenty of room for her to lie down.
* a sun hood, mosquito net & rain cover.
* multiple lay back positions.
* good brakes and easy 'umbrella' folding system.
I ended up getting a fantastic stroller off Ebay that had everything I wanted and more for only $20. Cheaper than hiring & you can keep using it after your holiday - I LOVE the one I found and take it everywhere!
Target has a Childcare Alto stroller (Soho) RRP $169 but been on special recently for $99.
Good luck and have a great holiday with your little girl

Pam - posted on 04/13/2010

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why don't u hire one when u get to your destination, there are places all over australia that hire baby goods just type in baby hire in your search engine and location and u will find heaps

Beck - posted on 03/05/2010

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Look for one with good storage still as some dont have a basket underneth. We have a great stroller but it still doesn't fold down really small and would be too heavy for what you want.

Jess - posted on 02/24/2010

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Thanks heaps Donna. I have a baby bjorn carrier and I love it. It totally slipped my mind that I could take it along. We are going a cruise, which I probably should have mentioned, so I need a stroller for her to sleep in during the night time entertainment on board. P & O cruises offer no services for children under 3.... because they don't a fare ! Can't even hire a baby sitter :( Very disapointed with their attitude towards babies !

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I had a pram that rarely got used. If weight is a limit, why not get a carrier? I used a Baby Bjorn Active with my first and use an Ergo with my second who is 1. Both are very supportive for baby and the wearer.



If you're set on a pram, then why not try a Phil and Ted. My SIL has one and it's brilliant! If I were to get a pram, that's the one I'd get because not only is it lightweight, but it actually lays flat and you can get a toddler seat for it if you have a second child.

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