We had a lot of fun in the store, more fun that I thought we would. I was highly entertained from watching my husband try to figure out how to detach the car seat from the adapter. Another guy walked up and detached the car seat next to it in probably 3 seconds, while my husband and I stood there for probably 8 minutes trying to un-do it. I finally got down on the ground and figured it out...we have lots to learn!We had a lot of fun trying out all of the strollers. There were some that I couldn't wait to see in person and push around. It was so fun, and I loved walking around with a stroller and imagining that there will be a baby in it soon.
I love the Britax B Ready, and so does Joel. But, we have a conflict of interest because Joel loves to run and we have been really into walking trails since moving to Birmingham. We decided we'll definitely register for the B Ready, but are contemplating on registering for the B.O.B jogger as well? If anyone has anyone advice on this, please let me know.
Why I loved the Britax: The Britax was very smooth, sturdy, stylish, and secure. Some contenders were the Bugaboo, Uppababy, and Bumbleride. The Bugaboo is overrated..there I said it. Plus, I hated how low the bassinet and seat are. I felt that the Uppababy and the Britax are very similar, but I immediately fell in love with the Britax's soft chassis, 2nd seat option, covered wheels, and large basket that is accessible from the front and the back. I was sold on the Britax, plus it felt a bit more sturdier/heavier than the Uppababy. I just adore it, and can't wait to actually push our little baby around in it.
Thanks to Natasha and her baby gear posts for introducing me to this brand!
First I was going to go for the Britax, because I've heard really good things about how safe it was. But then I learned that the Britax stroller has a universal car seat adapter so I could look at all other options. From research I knew the Peg Perego had amazing reviews, and when I saw it, it was an immediate yes. Safety is huge for Joel and I. If you were with me when I was picking out my new car 2 years ago you'd know I watched every car crash test video on youtube before making my decision. So, I've done the extensive research and know how safe this seat is. It may be a bit pricier, but I think it is worth it to feel that your baby is safe.
Thanks to Delighted Momma's professed love for the ErgoBaby, we saw it in store and both agreed that it was definitely the better choice. I was sold on the Bjorn for awhile, but after learning that the Ergobaby is better for your back, I was sold. I've had back issues since I was a teen, so I want to make every effort to preserve it. Another thing I learned is that the carriers that have the design where the baby is "hugged" and not "cupped" is easier on boy babies when they get older. I will be looking at wraps next, so send any suggestions my way.
I saw a friend bought this awhile back and raved about how good her baby slept in it. Some think it's overrated, and I kind of agree, but I think having a seat that is portable and cozy for the baby is really important for us. Joel and I travel a lot and are always on the go, so I know we will really appreciate having this rather than un hooking a swing and folding it up for a quick trip to a friends or taking on a long trip.
There you have it, our favorite baby gear so far! Joel tried to hurry me out of the store because he said he wanted to save the rest for next time, and save some of the fun. I'll update you the next time, but hopefully you enjoyed this, and if you have any of these items or have any that you suggest, I am all ears!