If you had told me 5 years ago that today I would be writing a blog post, 1) about parenting and 2) about my cool, new stroller, I’d be quite shocked. I would have taken a drag off of my cigarette (no more though – I quit a good while back) and then said something like, “Wow. Sounds kinda like a pain in the ass.” But as I have learned since becoming a parent, whether you’re Super Enthusiastic Mom or not, sometimes you’ve just gotta talk about shit like strollers. So, here we go.
With baby #2 on the way (a girl!), I knew I would need a different stroller than what I had with my son, who’s now past 2 1/2 years old (he’ll be 3 in June). First of all, I knew I didn’t want to use the same stroller with her because I just didn’t like it. It didn’t steer well at all, which is a huge pain in the butt when you’re maneuvering through a crowded department store. Plus, I thought it would be nice to have a double-ish option. I say “double-ish” because I don’t really need a full-on double stroller. Not only will my son be 3 in June, but he’s also very tall. Plus, I imagine that his desire to sit in a traditional stroller seat won’t last much longer. I had looked at some sit-and-stand strollers online, including the Joovy Caboose (pictured above). Then I got lucky one day when a girlfriend of mine told me that Zulily had the Joovy Caboose Stand-On Tandem Double Stroller (wow, that’s a mouth full) on sale for $114.99, when it’s regularly $149.99. So, I went for it. They won’t take returns, which is a bummer, but I decided to take the gamble anyway. My husband put it together for me and I must say that I was pretty excited when I saw it in the living room when I got home that day. Not only is it attractive, it feels sturdy and it will accommodate multiple strolling scenarios. I can stroll my son by himself sitting in the front seat, I can stroll the new baby girl in her baby carrier (it’s compatible with lots of brands) by herself and I can stroll with baby girl in the carrier and my big guy in the tandem area at the rear. And then of course I can continue to use it when she’s out of the baby carrier, and just let her sit in the front seat. See? Options. I like it. To view more information about it, including photos with children actually using the stroller, click here.
I’ll make sure and share with you guys after we get to use it, especially with both kiddos on board.