|City Elite (L), City Micro (R)|
After exploring several options, we finally decided on a stroller. You can read about that here. We started looking when I was only 13 weeks along (wow, I was tiny then - cannot WAIT to get back into my summer clothes - don't tell me it won't happen either!).
The main stroller criteria:
-comfort for the boy
-ability go off-road
-easy to fold/travel
-sturdy, to last through future child(ren)
-ability to face either way
-somewhat light weight
After checking around, we determined that Baby Jogger's City Elite was going to be the best option for us. We called them to ask some questions and basically confirm that this was the right stroller for our lifestyle. We looked at the City Select because it had so many configurations and could accommodate a second seat for another child, but it lacked the off-road ability, which was a major factor in our selection. The Elite will allow a child to face the parent with the infant seat attachment (we haven't ordered that yet), so not exactly what we were originally looking for, but the other features make up for it. It's also not very 'light weight,' but again, it has everything else we were looking for... Overall, I am LOVING it. And it will be perfect for Spring as I start the quest to get back into my pants! :)
You also may remember the first stroller we bought - City Micro. We felt like we needed something a little more compact and more geared for indoors - we really liked the easy fold of the City series so we stuck with it and got the Micro. The differences are obvious:
If you're looking for a great stroller without a lot of bells and whistles, let me know! The infant seat adapter piece is separate - we haven't ordered it yet. The Micro also doesn't lounge all the way back so if you have an infant you'd need that adaptor to use with a baby <6 months.
So that's our stroller sitch in a nutshell.