Earlier this spring, I found the Phil & Ted's Vibe double stroller on
major sale so I bought one. Many many people have this stroller and
LOVE it so I thought we would too.
And since it can be a single or a double we were likely to get years of
use out of the thing.
Only... it's so damn fancy and complicated that it scares me just a
bit. And in the end, I hate it. Sigh. It is Not For Us.
I can live with Not For Us when it costs $100 or less. But this thing?
Even with a very generous gift card from 2 friends, it still wasn't
The most annoying part is that I found the stroller that'll work best
for us with 2 kids. It's a shitload cheaper and a lot less fancy but oh
my, it's all things. Steers great, seats both kids in a seat that I
don't have to kill myself to put them into, trays for both kids and a
real seat for Val that converts to a bench if she wants to roll that
way. Because even at 3.5, Val adores riding in a stroller seat, much
moreso than when she was littler. She's about to have to share her room
and her life with this baby, I'm not going to make her give up her damn
stroller seat too.
So I think the fancypants stroller will soon find its way to craigslist
and the $100(ish) wonder (which, admittedly, is not of the same quality
as the fancypants Phil & Ted's) will find its way to our home.
Maybe you're thinking, but Val is 3.5, will you really need this for all
that long? I'm not sure but I'm not inclined to take away something she
really loves (and that keeps her contained in public places) before
she's ready. Plus, I do find myself out and about with Val many
afternoons, often in places where the stroller really comes in handy.
I just hate knowing that I really did pay too much for something that
just won't work for us. Sigh.