Need Help Picking a Stroller

Danelle - posted on 09/29/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I know this may seem silly but I am obsessed with finding a stroller. I spend hours researching them because I want very specific things.



1. less than $200

2. Lightweight (under 15 lbs) w/ carying handle or strap

3. Large Basket

4. Child tray w/ cupholder

5. A bar for pushing, not two handles

6. High weight max

7. Parent Cupholder



I have found a stroller with almost everything I want. The Peg Perego Aria OH. It's really expensive though and is right at my $200 limit. The worst is that it's weight limit is only 35lbs. This stroller is for my first child so I have no comparisson. He is in the 75% for his weight on the growth carts which means is he stays there where he's been for 6 1/2 months, he'll out grow this stroller on or very close to his 3rd birthday. Which mean all of age 3 and age 4 he's too big for it. Do kids that age need to be in strollers?? I'd mostly use it shopping I think and when I go shopping I'm out all day or atleast several hours. Thanks for your help!

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Melissa - posted on 09/30/2009

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I just got the Maxi-Cosi Perle, and am really happy with it. It's lightweight like an umbrella stroller, has a decent-sized basket, mine has a parent cup holder on the handle and is super easy to collapse. My little boy is 11 mos and in the 75% for height/weight. I was finding my travel system stroller too cumbersome even though it has a child tray and lots of room. The Perle doesn't have the tray, is 17 lb and has 2 handles. I didn't think I wanted this from a maneuverability standpoint, but was surprised at how easily I can manage it. One site that helped me a lot in selecting was Babygizmo.com. Hope this helps & best of luck in your search!

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