If I have had one problem during this pregnancy, it has been deciding what stroller to choose. I have been ALL OVER THE PLACE and I swear it is a LIFE & DEATH decision. If one thing has given me complete anxiety, it is buying the wrong stroller. I am that person who sits and watches other families push around strollers. I like to see how they get along with it and how it has, or hasn’t, held up for them. (creepy, I know!)
I am pretty obsessive compulsive about strollers and have been to numerous stores to “test drive” certain models. Both my husband and my mom have been great with discussing and trying out strollers. I am also that person who decides on one brand, then hears a rave review about a new brand and MUST TRY IT OUT. I think I have “finally decided” on a stroller/car seat combo at least a handful of times so far.
Here are my “final picks” and the one I ULTIMATELY bought. 🙂
Britax B-Agile Stroller (this was my DEFINITE stroller the whole time… or so I thought)
Graco Click & Connect Travel System
Chicco Bravo Travel System
BOB Revolution SE Jogger
…… then I REALLY wanted a daily stroller with the BOB jogger ……
AND FINALLY…. Drumroll please…………..
I decided on the Baby Jogger City Mini GT!!!!!!!!
Now, you might be asking at this point, “Kelly, why did you and your husband decide on this one over every other brand you listed above?” Well, let me explain….
The BOB Revolution SE Jogger was such a hassle for me to haul around…. I feel like I am a rather capable human being and it just wasn’t as easy to fold up and throw in the back of a car like the City Mini is. I swear, the wheels on that thing nearly took Rian out a few times! 😉
The other travel systems didn’t meet all of my needs. Either the stroller didn’t push well, it was clunky or it just didn’t feel good. I was really starting to think that I would NEVER decide on anything! After some test driving, we crossed them all off the list.
I posted on Instagram and Facebook about what strollers all of you liked. It seemed that the majority liked either the Britax B-Agile, BOB Jogger or the Baby Jogger. I noticed that most people at Disneyland (one of my prime stalker stroller watching perches) used either the BOB or the Baby Jogger. Since the BOB was taken off my list already, I went to test drive the Baby Jogger and FELL IN LOVE.
Here are the features I really love about the Baby Jogger City Mini GT:
Baby Jogger City Mini GT –
-SUPER Easy to Push & Maneuver
-All-Terrain Wheels for ALL of My Walking Needs
-Adjustable Handle Bar for Me & Hubby
-Easy to Fold & Compact (it even auto locks when it folds!)
-Seat Reclines to Almost Flat
-UV 50+ Sun Canopy
-Lightweight & Easy to Haul
This stroller isn’t perfect though. I did have to settle with a smaller basket underneath and the fact that I can’t necessarily hang a diaper bag off the handle bar…. BUT, I don’t mind! (I bought myself an awesome Kate Spade cross body baby bag so hopefully that won’t be a problem anyway!)
So there you have it, my great debacle has come to an end…. now on to the next “what do I choose debate”! 🙂