Thanks to Tami for sending me to mamabargaincom. I am sure I didn't need to buy anything, I've spent so much on Ebay that I can no longer account for the packages arriving at the door. I have purchased all of my big ticket item, except my biggest ticket item -- Nursery furniture! I am hoping Grandma will want to buy that.
Anyway, I digress. I haven't done as much research on strollers as I did on the high chair, but I did know that this time, I wasn't asking any of my friends for their opinions! I knew that I wanted it to be able to move easily over smooth surfaces and rough surfaces. I doubt that I needed off roading or all-terrain because clearly, I will not be doing much of that :). I also wanted something that wasn't too bulky, lightweight and easy to maneuver with ONE hand and thanks to the advice of Christina, it needs to fold UP to me. I guess it is stupid that most strollers you collapse and it falls to the ground. So now you have baby in hand and you are trying to bend over and balance the baby while lifting it up. Of course I wasn't looking for the most expensive but not the cheapest either. I wanted something durable that would work for more than one year. I had really been eyeing the Maclaren strollers. They seem to be the most popular, lightweight, umbrella step-up. And it really is a NAME BRAND umbrella stroller. For $100.00 plus. I knew I didn't want the old school style all in one with ducks and stuff. I really wanted cup holders Somewhere! And lets face it. Ya'll know by now, I want it to not look "baby". So there were a lot of choices with fabulous colors, features, material and of course nice hefty price tags.
So back to mamabargains.com, this place is great, one item a couple times a day for at least half off and these are things you didn't even KNOW you needed LOL. So that's where I found it.
The Micralite Fast Fold. Yes I got the red. It has many of the features I needed and many that I wanted that I didn't get, but this was really a souped up umbrella stroller on steroids. Its not bulky at all. Mine came with the bassinet that you see but I don't expect to get much use out of it. However its a good alternative to a cradle for the little one. It retails at $529. And I got it for $238! Yep I'm crazy. I like it and now that's on e more thing off of my list.
Tell me what you think?