Gavin and I have a pretty good system and usually we are able to make decisions very well. Something broke down with the stroller process. I suspect price was a factor. I didn't know at the start that purchasing a stroller is more akin to buying a car than a baby toy.
The second problem was how much our family loves carriers! From the B'jorn to the moby to our new Beco, Colin loves being carried. I love that the carrier is a giant cuddle all day long. Plus, a carrier is super easy; you can navigate around without the hassle of wheels. But with summer approaching, and Colin ever growing, we've realized we won't always be able to carry him. Better to get a stroller now since we will eventually need one.
Still, around and around and around we went. Then we went to the Ladera Garage Sale and randomly found a BOB jogger stroller and bought it. :) It's a nice stroller, but it made me realize I wanted our 'real' stroller. So the next day we purchased our stroller!
I really REALLY really wanted a stroller with a reversible seat. Lots of people told me it wasn't worth it, he's only going to want to face me for a short time before he's ready to watch the world instead. I don't care if it's just another day, I don't want to miss a single second of that lovely face. Plus, one of my main reasons for NOT carrying Colin all of the time is that, ironically, sometimes you get less interaction. A forward facing stroller wasn't going to remedy that!
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