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post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
Well, I have such a decicion handicap
Usually I can narrow things down to 2 or 3, but them I´m stuck there!

So, now I´m buying a stroller for my son. Online, so I cant see them. A flight attendant friend of mine will bring it home for me (otherwise I will have to pay a lot in shipping for such a big item and the taxes...)

I have found the stroller I want, but it´s the fabric I just can not decide on. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!

Here are pics of them, they are three.

Thanx for you help!

This is called "Eleganza"
LL
post #2 of 24
Thread Starter 
This is called "Chespeake"
LL
post #3 of 24
Thread Starter 
...and the third, is called "Mare"
LL
post #4 of 24
I like chespeake, but it's a cute stroller and whichever you decide will look great!
post #5 of 24
Eleganza.
post #6 of 24
Eleganza, it won't show stains as quickly.
post #7 of 24
I am so baby uneducated.. they all look the same to me
post #8 of 24
I like Eleganza.
post #9 of 24
I vote on Eleganza.
post #10 of 24
Quote:
Originally posted by lotsofkids
Eleganza, it won't show stains as quickly.
Same thought here...stain coverage is pretty important when it comes to babies!
post #11 of 24
I'm the odd one out.. I like the Mare one. I think it's because I like the dark blue of that one and the Chespeake over the lighter blue of the Eleganza. And I like the Mare pattern *slightly* better than the Chespeake one. They're all quite nice though, I can see why you're having a hard time deciding.
post #12 of 24
Just had a thought. Does the liner come out easily for cleaning? If not you might want to invest in a cover. Strollers can get really nasty once baby is a little older.
post #13 of 24
ummm not to be 'hating' on this but I don't like any of them, mainly because they are a pain in the ass to maneuvur. I prefer the ones that have the handle all the way across like these (much easier to move around in my opinion)
http://store.babycenter.com/product/.../standard/4629
http://store.babycenter.com/product/.../standard/4423 (for jogging moms)
http://store.babycenter.com/product/.../standard/4464 (love graco stuff)

In reality, I hardly use these, mainly because it's a pain in the ass to fold any stroller and put into a car/truck and then undo it to put your child in and push around for shopping, I mainly carry my son or put him in the Bonjour slingback that way I can use both hands or put him in the grocery cart which he's enjoying now days! This is a long sentence! LOL! Anyway, I use it mainly for gardening since he wants to put grass in his mouth!
post #14 of 24
Ooooh really good point. I didn't even notice there wasn't a bar. From what I've heard those slings are fantastic! I never had one with the "singletons" as I couldn't find one, and it wasn't really practical with twins.
post #15 of 24
I LOVE the slings/carriers, they are a life-saver really, I can't believe I didn't get them sooner, like right after my son was born. My hubby kept asking me if I wanted one and I thought he was talking about the ones that are for hikers (have all the metal bars, etc). So he finally just bought it after my son was 3 months old and I loved it!!! It was very helpful with the c-section also and I could get stuff done around the house, cooking, cleaning, walking, etc.
This is my favorite website even though I haven't bought anything yet
www.babystyle.com
They have all kinds of stuff, plus different style of slings...I haven't tried the hiphugger or the wrapstyle, I have some friends that swear by them, but for me I feel like I was going to drop them so I stuck to the BabyBjourn ones.
post #16 of 24
Eleganza... i like it..
post #17 of 24
I like the Mare
post #18 of 24
I like the Chespeake. I also agree that having the handle bar all the way across is much easier to manuver. More stable too.
post #19 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thanx for your help everybody!

I agree with those of you who talked about it beeing more ease to use and more stable to have the whole bar, instead of just handles. But these strollers have so much in them that I want in a stroller. I want it to hold out the wind and to have a foot cover so that it is possible to let a baby sleep in it (we have a lot of wind and quite some rain), and at the same time it has to be easily folded both for storage (we have so little space) and for the car. This one allmost folds to keep in the glove compartment! (And the price is the handles instead of the bar). My friend has the same brand, just older and just loves it, I do now have one (her old one actually) that has the bar, but the weels dont "turn", and it doesn´t fold well, and the wind goes right through it and it has no foot cover...and I just hate it.
The only thing that conserns me is the size of the weels, and that they do turn. Strollers like that might not be perfect in all the icelandic conditions, i.e. snow, but we don´t have a lot of that anyway in this courner of the country.
What I, and every mother in Iceland uses for the babies to sleep in outside (we let them sleep outside during the day) it what you see on the bottom of the page. It´s very nice to drive, but takes up so much space and takes the whole back of the car and is so hard to deal with, take apart etc. I hardly ever bothered to take it anywhere, I rather waited untill my son had his nap outside the house and then went for that wisit or whatever....I cant wait to get something thats easy to use...

We live only 10 min. walking distance from downtown, and take a lot of walks, but would also like to be able to take the stroller in the car without a lot of work and time, to use it elsewhere.

Jellybelly, how old is your son?
I was just wondering about the slings, I think my son is to old for that now, I used one sometimes last year, and that was great.
Now we have one of those hikers bags, and just love it. It made hiking this summer so easy!
LL
post #20 of 24
Okay, well that explains it, those do fold better than the ones I like....and I didn't factor in your weather conditions Iceland must be really pretty...wish you could send us some scenic pics

My son is almost one at the end of the month and I carry him ALOT. One spoiled baby, I keep having nightmares of still carrying him when he's 35 LOL! I like the bonjour slings. They have slings that can carry up to 45 lbs, but who wants to carry that much weight?
post #21 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by Jellybelly
Okay, well that explains it, those do fold better than the ones I like....and I didn't factor in your weather conditions Iceland must be really pretty...wish you could send us some scenic pics

My son is almost one at the end of the month and I carry him ALOT. One spoiled baby, I keep having nightmares of still carrying him when he's 35 LOL! I like the bonjour slings. They have slings that can carry up to 45 lbs, but who wants to carry that much weight?
My son has alway been very happy to be on his own playing on the floor or in a chair, I found that great. I could be cooking or cleaning and he would just mind his own business in the meantime.

You´re right, who would be carrying a 45 lbs!

Here comes one scenic pic for´ya!
It´s from this summer in our trip to the north-west of Iceland. This show me (the fat one without the makeup...same weight as the day I gave birth )and my son in the hiking "bag". I had just put him on and hadn´t fastened the "roof". This is a really nice one, the "roof" can be taken off, but is great in much sun and in rain. There are also 2 roomy backpacks on the behind of the hiking bag, and it stands on its own.
LL
post #22 of 24
Wow!!!!!! Is it cold there all the time or do you have four seasons? I don't see anyone 'fat' in that pic! Just a pretty lady and a happy camper!
post #23 of 24
Thread Starter 
No, it´s not cold all the time, I guess I wouln´t be dressed like this in a cold weather
We have 4 seasons, the summers are mild, maybe 50 F-75 F (at the most, and that is HOT here, its not the same as 75 F in the US, strangely enough ), and the winters are also mild, hardly ever below 32 F. But we have a lot of wind, which makes the weather more difficult.
This summer was the warmest for decates.
post #24 of 24
I like the "Eleganza" for the same reason listed above(stain-hiding! ) They ALL look like REALLY nice strollers too!
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