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Posted by Alina on Wednesday Aug 19, 2009 Under Baby Products

chicco-c6I purchased a Chicco C6 umbrella stroller a few months ago for the purpose of having a lightweight, compactly collapsible stroller for travel and running quick errands around town. Overall it is a nice stroller, easy to push, very light-weight (11 lbs), has a slight recline feature, and comes with a travel bag and carry strap, which can be attached to the stroller or the bag. It seems quite durable, and my 16 month old son loves to sit in it. He gets excited when he sees the stroller and climbs right in. The one main negative aspect that I have found is that the handles are a bit low. I’m 5’5″ and when walking with this stroller for a while, my back begins to ache. It is certainly too low and uncomfortable for my husband to push (he’s 5’11”). Other cons are that I end up kicking the wheels when pushing the stroller and the shopping basket is quite small. Overall it is a good stroller and well priced for a sturdy light weight category, however, after a few months I am considering trading it in for something with higher handles.

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More thoughts on strollers

Posted by Alina on Sunday Aug 17, 2008 Under Baby Products
Graco Travel System

Graco Travel System

The Graco Travel Systems, which are available for around $200 are quite nice. The system consists of a relatively light weight (20 lbs), folding stroller and a car seat, which can be used with the the stroller or in the car. The stroller has a generously sized storage basket, a reclining seat, and a child’s tray. The system can be used from day one and up to 40lbs, or 4 yrs.

Another option to think about is getting a car seat stroller frame by Graco, Kolcraft, Baby Trend, or Combi. These typically run around $50-70. They can be used until your baby can sit up, at which point, you can consider a folding Maclaren or Chicco strollers, which start at $60, and are light-wieght (~11 lbs), great for traveling and don’t occupy too much space. They should last until the child is about 3 yrs old.

These are just a few suggestions in the big sea of strollers out there. Good luck finding the one that’s right for you and your little one.

Combi

Combi

Baby Trend

Baby Trend

Kolcraft Universal Car Seat Carrier

Kolcraft Universal Car Seat Carrier

Graco SnugRider

Graco SnugRider

Maclaren Triumph

Chicco C6

Chicco C6

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