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on May 19, 2012

Before I became pregnant I never really noticed strollers. I knew some of the brand names but really had no clue about them. Then I became pregnant and I started doing research on “THE” stroller I would be purchasing. Finding “the perfect” stroller actually became a time consuming task. Somewhat of an obsession really. This was going to be “the stroller” that we used all the time so it had to meet specific criteria. It had to be light, have a bassinet and seat, be able to put a car seat adapter onto it and have a large basket. I thought that my criteria was pretty straight forward but it wasn’t! Who knew there were so many different brands of strollers that fit our criteria. At about 4 months pregnant the search begin. I would read hundreds of reviews online to try to narrow it down. Our weekends were spent going to baby stores to speak with their sales people to get their opinions on the “best” stroller. We would then walk up and down the isles pushing the stroller, opening and closing it trying to imagine our little baby in it!

Then by process of elimination with meeting our specific criteria and our tests drives we narrowed it down to about 4 strollers. We knew everything about these four strollers! Which car seats brands had adapters, which stores had the best price to buy it, weight of strollers, maximum child weigh limit, and the accessories to be purchased. I even brought my four-year old niece to “test” all the strollers for longevity purposes to see what a child looked like in each stroller!

Once upon a time, The Hubster used to turn his head to look at attractive women and through all of our stroller research he started to look at strollers on the street and in the park!  Actually it didn’t matter where we were, he was constantly checking out strollers. It didn’t matter who was pushing it in fact and often it was a yummy mummy who he wouldn’t even notice! Sometimes he would whisper to me proudly “oh that’s an Uppababy” because he could identify it independently. Then there were many times that he would say “what stroller is that?” when it was a brand that he was not familiar with.

He also started to judge people based on their strollers. Yes, a little ridiculous I know but he did and still does. He vows that you can tell a lot about people based on their stroller types. We will keep that for a later entry!

Anyways, after months and months of research and testing we settled on our stroller. The stroller that was going to be the one and only. We chose the Uppababy Vista and it met all of our criteria and more. We do absolutely love this stroller.  The sunshade is incredible as is the massive basket underneath. It pushes nicely, my daughter is super comfy in it, and i love the ease of using it.

All in all we love our stroller and made the best decision for us. The only problem is that now Princess Peach is in a convertible car seat and no longer in the bucket. So I decided I wanted a lighter umbrella stroller to leave in the car. I got it, but that’s a story for another day.

I would love to hear about your wheels! Which ones did you choose?

Whatever wheels you decided on, enjoy ’em!

xoxo

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