Friday, August 22, 2008

The Great Stroller Debate of 2008

Well, we have finally settled the Great Stroller Debate of 2008, and we did it for less than the cost of the first vehicle we ever owned. Last night we became the proud owners of a Runabout -- a beast of a stroller -- but then what stroller that seats three isn't something of a beast? The Runabout comes highly recommended by parents of multiples, and we were glad to find a used one for sale.

Here's the triplets' first ride:

We've researched and debated what to buy almost as long as we've known we were expecting triplets. Do we buy a stroller that takes car seats? A quad stroller to also hold Amelia? Two doubles? One that folds? New? Used? It's a relief to finally have this decision done with.

The Runabout does not fold, so we've got a hitch attachment to carry it on the back of the van. I told you it was a beast! But it maneuvers well, is narrow enough to fit through doorways and aisles, and has big wheels to go over virtually any terrain. We also got a well-used (and free!) triple stroller from another family that has been triply blessed. It folds down seats and all, so it will be handy for short trips where we only need to get the babies from the car to the destination.

I'll get my exercise pushing three kids in this stroller, won't I?


The Murray Crew said...

You won't regret your choice! R-U-N-A-B-O-U-T spells FREEDOM! =) I hope you'll be able to join me for a walking adventure next spring! =)

You are doing AWESOME! So excited for you! Cook Babies, Cook!

Ambulance Mommy said...

I used this type of stroller for years working in an infant room at a daycare. I LOVED it! It was so easy to manuever, it holds little ones no matter what their size, way up into toddlerhood....

You will love it...yes, its annoying to transport, but its so easy to work with!

Good luck!

Suzy said...

Oooh, a Runabout! We've been keeping our eyes peeled for a good, used quad model ... not too much luck so far.