Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hey you, city girl, step away from the huge stroller!

Jeep Liberty Limited All Terrain 3 Wheel Stroller - GalaxyI've definitely had a case of my eyes being too big for my belly... or, in this case, my stroller being too big for my neighborhood!

I registered for and recieved the amazing Jeep Liberty All Terrain 3 Wheel Stroller. We just put it together and brought it home to Queens with us when Andrew turned 6-months-old a couple a weeks ago. It handles the sidewalks like a dream and is super cushy and roomy for the baby. BUT, there's a huge problem and that problem is that the stroller is HUGE!

For some reason, when I was registering I didn't take into account that I would have to carry all 33 pounds of stroller up the stairs to my apartment! I definitely can't carry it up while holding Andrew and I also can't open it in my apartment foyer because it is too long. Folding it is also really rough because I have to drag it up the front stoop, squeeze it into the foyer, take Andrew out and bring him upstairs, and then return down for the fold. Whew!

I also can't fit through the aisle or check out lines of many of the stores in my neighborhood. I've knocked over quite a few displays! 

Baby Jogger City Mini Single Stroller - Black/BlackSigh. I really am attached to our rugged Jeep, but we're going to be purchasing the City Mini for use in Queens and taking the Jeep upstate for suburban trips and walks through the parks up there. The City Mini has an awesome one-handed fold, weighs only 16 1/2 lbs, and has an extra-long sun canopy which is really hard to find yet necessary when you live in a city and walk everywhere.

I'll be sure to post pics, a review, and maybe even some video of our City Mini when we get it. Maybe I can save another mama from getting too big for her city britches? :)


  1. Hi, I found you on Friday Follow...I love reading your perspective on being a mom in a city, I'm from downstate NY so it makes me feel like I'm back there! Thanks!

  2. Hi again, Queens Mama!
    We bought a black City Mini when I was pregnant. It was the easiest one for me to fold. I just pictured myself standing in the rain trying to fold a complicated stroller and knew that this quick-fold one was for me! I also have to lug it up the stairs to our 2nd floor apartment, so I feel for you. :-) By the way, our little girl is really doing well at Christ the King daycare. I don't know if you're still considering it, but it's been great. Take care!

  3. Thanks for the info, Local Girl! Hope all is going well by you!