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cherbear 04-25-2013 01:19 PM

Stroller advice?? First time mom taking 12 month old to Disney
 
I have decided I want to bring my own stroller to Disney rather than renting one. That said, I do need to purchase a new lightweight stroller, and am very overwhelmed! I would like an inexpensive option, but I do want to use it for a while and hope to use it for a 2nd child later on, as well.

I have heard that the 2 best strollers for Disney are the City Mini, and the Britax B-agile. (Actually, while I was still pregnant I kept looking for a deal on the Britax but could never justify the price....especially when Babies R Us is constantly putting out 15% off or 20% off "all strollers" but the fine print always excludes Britax, which drives me completely insane!)

The stroller we are using right now is one my MIL bought for us, it's got 4 huge wheels, bulky, not easily foldable (MUST use 2 hands, takes me a minute to get it right) and does not fold small. So it is absolutely NOT an option for Disney. I have been wanting a new one anyway, so now's the time. We leave for Disney on June 29.

I happened to be at Target over the weekend and saw a few in my price range, but as they were up on a high platform I really could not check them out. The Baby Trend Expedition jogger was a good price but I have never heard anything about it.

I know that you seasoned moms here will be able to offer some sound advice, hence my post here.

Anyone ever buy used strollers? I would be open to that, but I don't frequent auction sites so I'm a nervous nelly about buying used and getting swindled.

AKL_Megs 04-25-2013 01:23 PM

We have an Expedition and I LOVE it, however, it doesn't fit in my car, so it's just our neighborhood walk stroller. We also have the The First Years Ignite (they sell it at Target) and I absolutely love it. It's a slightly fancier umbrella stroller.

dsneygirl 04-25-2013 01:37 PM

Can you check kijiji or craigslist for a gently used Citimini? It is so easy to use, has a huge canopy and good recline. it also steers like a dream.

snoopy5386 04-25-2013 01:43 PM

I have bought used strollers and had good luck. I have a Maclaren Quest and love it.

theduhaimes 04-25-2013 01:50 PM

As a mom of 4, I highly recommend Maclaren! I am currently using the Maclaren Volo but my kids are older. I have loved every Maclaren I have owned.

bgraham34 04-25-2013 01:53 PM

I have a City Mini and its the only stroller I would use. It collapses in about 1 second. Just pull the strap on the seat and its ready to go into a bus.

cherbear 04-25-2013 02:05 PM

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Originally Posted by AKL_Megs (Post 48211817)
We have an Expedition and I LOVE it, however, it doesn't fit in my car, so it's just our neighborhood walk stroller. We also have the The First Years Ignite (they sell it at Target) and I absolutely love it. It's a slightly fancier umbrella stroller.

Thanks Megs! Do you use the Ignite at WDW?

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Originally Posted by dsneygirl (Post 48211987)
Can you check kijiji or craigslist for a gently used Citimini? It is so easy to use, has a huge canopy and good recline. it also steers like a dream.

Kijiji? That must be new. I tried posting on my community yard sale group on FB asking if anyone was selling a lightweight stroller such as the Citi Mini but no luck there. I haven't checked Craigslist but I think I will. Just apprehensive as I want it to last a while, kwim?

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Originally Posted by snoopy5386 (Post 48212049)
I have bought used strollers and had good luck. I have a Maclaren Quest and love it.

Thanks! I used to hear great things about Maclaren (several years back) but it seems they are not as popular these days for some reason. I believe Baby Depot (Burlington's baby dept) sells Maclaren strollers so I may check for that one on Friday when we plan on heading toward the city(N.O.) for the day. I have a couple of 15% off (only good for one item) coupons for The Baby Depot so it would make for a good deal. We also need a new carseat so I'm on that hunt as well. My DD is 9 months now and we are still using the same carseat(!) so we definitely need a new one that she can use for the next couple of years.

jameyh 04-25-2013 02:14 PM

Hi, not sure when your trip is but check your area for consignment sales. I bought a jogging stroller for $65 which new would have cost $200+.
Also go to a store and tryout the stroller and then look at Craigslist.

CabesLove 04-25-2013 02:20 PM

We took our son last year at 12 months, and didn't feel like taking the bulky stroller. So we bought the Jeep Cherokee Sport one from Walmart for $50. I'd say it's about the next step up from being an umbrella type. I didn't expect much out of it, but was pleasantly surprised. It's super light, folds up pretty compact, but still has the storage spaces, tray, and cup holders. Plus, the bright color made it super easy to spot in crowded stroller parking. My son loves it, and I have no complaints. Best $50 I ever spent (and it's still going strong).

Sadly, I have no experience with the strollers you're looking at, but just wanted to say that I have bought a used stroller before with great success! I just frequent local online "yard sale" type sites (like bookoo, or area ones on Facebook), that way I have a chance to look at and try them out before paying.

cherbear 04-25-2013 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by jameyh (Post 48212386)
Hi, not sure when your trip is but check your area for consignment sales. I bought a jogging stroller for $65 which new would have cost $200+.
Also go to a store and tryout the stroller and then look at Craigslist.

I have seen one consignment shop around here but no baby things, according to what their website shows. There might be another place to look; I just wish I knew where to go.

cherbear 04-25-2013 02:21 PM

I must say, this is pretty darn cute:

http://www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com...355354536.aspx

AKL_Megs 04-25-2013 02:27 PM

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Originally Posted by cherbear (Post 48212283)

Thanks Megs! Do you use the Ignite at WDW?.

This will be our first time, but we've used it around town (mall, shopping, etc.) and I love it. So much better than a clunky huge stroller. My only complaint is that the storage is hard to get to, but I don't carry a diaper bag anymore, so for me, it's a non issue. (A diaper bag could easily be hung on the handles).

staceycanada 04-25-2013 02:35 PM

Are you just needing it for the Disney trip or you really do want another stroller?
Have you thought of Kindom strollers for your trip. You can get the city mini delivered right to your hotel and you have it for the whole trip. This is a great company and it's way cheaper than the disney strollers plus you have it for the hotel as well.

cherbear 04-25-2013 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by staceycanada (Post 48212629)
Are you just needing it for the Disney trip or you really do want another stroller?
Have you thought of Kindom strollers for your trip. You can get the city mini delivered right to your hotel and you have it for the whole trip. This is a great company and it's way cheaper than the disney strollers plus you have it for the hotel as well.

We really need another stroller. The one we have is just....not user friendly at ALL. The only reason we have used it this long is because it was free! My MIL got it on clearance. I can't even tell you what model it is. I really would like to start going on walks and jogging but it is impossible to do that with the stroller we have now.

I definitely appreciate the suggestion though! We do really need a new stroller and I expect to get a ton of use out of whatever we buy. That's why I'm being careful about my decision. I really want to love it!

BringingUpDisney 04-25-2013 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by cherbear (Post 48212283)
Thanks Megs! Do you use the Ignite at WDW?



Kijiji? That must be new. I tried posting on my community yard sale group on FB asking if anyone was selling a lightweight stroller such as the Citi Mini but no luck there. I haven't checked Craigslist but I think I will. Just apprehensive as I want it to last a while, kwim?



Thanks! I used to hear great things about Maclaren (several years back) but it seems they are not as popular these days for some reason. I believe Baby Depot (Burlington's baby dept) sells Maclaren strollers so I may check for that one on Friday when we plan on heading toward the city(N.O.) for the day. I have a couple of 15% off (only good for one item) coupons for The Baby Depot so it would make for a good deal. We also need a new carseat so I'm on that hunt as well. My DD is 9 months now and we are still using the same carseat(!) so we definitely need a new one that she can use for the next couple of years.

The reason Maclaren strollers have become less popular is they have a hinge issue that was severing the fingers.


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