I'm stroller shopping, and coming up with lots of ideas, but nothing certain yet (it's ok, I've got 6 months). My dear friend Nikol suggested I ask all of you smart and savvy Moms for your stroller opinions and recommendations. So I'm asking and I need answers.
My list of wants is simple:
*wide wheels either on the front, back, or both, *fully reclining and a hood, *lightweight and folds reasonably small, *sturdy and able to handle the beach ... this will be abused, *a bassinet or pram feature (yes, it's weird ... but see below), *after having my store I know I don't care for Graco, Peg Perego, or Evenflo strollers
While I have a list of wants I'm flexible and really, more than anything, want a stroller I can depend on and use easily.
Because the older kids sail we're at beaches/parks/dirt roads and out in the sun for entire days. That's why I want the pram feature, to allow the babe to play a bit while still in a safe relatively clean area. I'm sure there are other solutions, but that's the first that comes to mind.
Most of my last strollers were combi's and I loved them (and their customer service), but I'm not sure about the wheels (though I did spend a few years with a combi side-by-side double and survived countless regattas).
So please, please, pleases give me your stroller tales - the good, the great, the bad, the ugly ... all will be taken seriously and researched to the full extent of my capabilities (I'll google).
The images above are the stroller of the day, the Bumbleride Queen B, but it's over $500 and I'm hoping to go spend a wee bit (tons) less than that.