My absolute favorite store has recently introduced a new limited collection for babies. Check out Crewcuts Baby! Though the product line is fairly small and is composed of several baby brands, I’m hoping it will get a lot of interest. My favorites are the cotton onesies and cashmere sweaters. Hopefully they will be putting more out in the next few months!
I’m in the market for a new set of wheels. It’s not a car, as most would think, but rather a baby stroller! I started my research a few weeks ago as I wanted to be well versed and educated on the subject. Who knew there was such a wide variety of brands and styles? Between the jogger, umbrella stroller, travel systems, and the double, my mind is spinning. The myriad of options on the market has made this once thought of simple task to become tedious and overwhelming. Because this piece of gear is an every day necessity, I’ve taken on this task very seriously. The one piece of advice that’s been mutual among all my mommy friends has been to invest in a good piece of gear. All have said its best to spend the extra cash now on one very good stroller rather than purchasing 5-10 different kinds as my baby grows from newborn to toddler. I’m taking this advice to heart as I’ve prepared myself to spend hundreds of dollars on this one item that once would have went to a weekend getaway with my husband in my pre-baby life.
My main necessities in a stroller include safety and functionality. With the upcoming move and many unknowns we will be facing in Germany, I need something practical, functional, lightweight, and versatile. I need a stroller that can fold up easily, as we will be toting it on trains, planes, and buses. I need something that I can easily navigate on cobblestone streets, steep stairways, crowded pathways, and packed hockey arenas. Adjustable handlebars would be a perk to make up for the height difference between my husband and myself. I’m looking for something that has a bassinet attachment for my sleeping newborn at hockey games as well as a stroller that adapts to car seat standards in both Germany and the U.S. Though my needs may be more specific than most, I’m determined to find the perfect buggy.
With my list of needs in hand, my stroller search has led me to two options. The Bugaboo Cameleon and the UPPAbaby Vista. They are both considered to be baby stroller travel systems because they are made up of a frame that can be used with various car seats, a removable bassinet and a removable pushchair. I’ve talked to several mothers and read reviews and I’m leaning toward the UPPA. The UPPA is less expensive, folds up easier, the tires cannot be popped, and it can easily convert into a double. Besides from these features, both strollers are very similar.
The stroller purchase will be made right before we leave for Germany so there’s still time to change my mind. All in all though, I think I’ve decided. Hello UPPAbaby!