A jogging stroller! Many friends of ours that have kids advised us a must-have baby item is a jogging stroller. Unfortunately, a jogging stroller is not one of the items we inherited. So we knew we needed to get one. This was probably one of the items that John is most looking forward to. Anything with wheels… leave it to the men.
Fortunately though, we have the cash from my generous co-workers, which helped pay for our stroller with some to spare. =) Surprisingly, we didn’t invest much time in doing research on strollers. This was probably due to the limited budget we want to spend on a stroller leaving us with not many options anyway. I saw this stroller on sale at Babies “R” Us. They are discontinuing the model that’s why it’s on sale and they no longer carry it in the store. So, yes. Without testing out the stroller, we went for it and purchased it online. We figured if we don’t like it, we can always return it back to the store. Returning stuff is nothing unusual for me anyway. ;P All the positive reviews outweighed the bad – so we took the chance. Plus,you can’t beat the price tag. I have a 20% coupon which I am going to try to bring it to the store to have them reduce the price for me further.
The stroller arrived fairly quickly. We ordered it on Saturday and received it on Tuesday. As soon as the package arrived at the door, John put it together and tested it out. The assembling part was fairly easy.
He has been playing around with it all night. Pushing it back and forth around the house. Having so much fun with it. :) Let’s just hope he will be jogging with it when baby M arrives.
The wheels can come off for easy storage. It has a little window where you can see the baby when pushing the stroller. So far, we are liking it. Of course, we won’t know for sure until we actually use it. This type of stroller is recommended for baby 6 months and above. I guess we won’t be using it for a while.
Remember I said we painted the nursery so early in the game so we can put all our baby stuff that we inherited from John’s family in there? We literally did dump every single baby item in there!
We got ALL these hand me downs from John’s sister and mom. Although if given a choice, I would have picked a different style of crib, changing table, bedding set, high chair, swing set, pack and play, bassinet, and etc. But who am I kidding here….? This stuff literally saved us hundreds of dollars or maybe thousands. Baby is not going to know if these are new or used. Yes, we are practical people here. :-) Or cheap you may call it! I know we still have plenty more items to purchase. So whatever hand me downs we can get, we’ll take it!
The only furniture in there that we bought is the white Ikea expedit bookcase, which I snagged it off craigslist. Yes, another used item. :)