Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mama's got a new set of wheels!

I finally got the stroller I've been drooling over for a year now! It's an expensive one, but we're getting a decent tax return, and more importantly I'm not happy with my current stroller. It gets the job done, but after being parked on the front porch on a somewhat regular basis this winter it has started to mildew. So I finally was able to justify my new jogging stroller.

I got a Phil & Teds brand sport buggy. The really cool thing about this stroller is it easily converts to a double, and as a double doesn't take up any more space than it did before. And when I say easy, I mean in less time than it takes to count to ten. The hardest part will be remembering where we put the doubles kit. You can read a review of the stroller here, with pics of how you can arrange it, two different ways to ride doubles:

I bought mine slightly used on ebay, and it came with the travel bag and some extra parts, there's an extra main seat with a tear in it (apparently it started tearing shortly after they got the stroller, and Phil and Teds sent them a new one.) and two extra tires, and one extra inner tube. It also came with the doubles kit. Brand new the stroller would cost $450, the doubles kit another $90, and the travel bag around $60. I got it all (plus extra seat I'll never need, and the tube and tires) for $355. It's in great shape, and I'm looking forward to a test drive with Ru tomorrow! (she was with Auntie Judy today, who is keeping the old stroller at her house now so we don't have to move it back and forth between our cars all the time.)

Here it is with the doubles attachment, which we'll keep handy for when we are out with friends, too! :)


Claire Hertz said... the double is for what???? I think you're secretly making plans :) or....maybe not so secret???

Luv the buggy.

JenO said...

Not so secret, but don't get ecited just yet. We've always planned on having more than one, but my OB/GYN said we should aim for at least two years between them (decreases the risk of another preemie) so we won't even be trying for at least 3 months. (or when Ru sleeps thru the night, whichever comes LAST. ;)