Everyone's raving about the new Bugaboo stroller so we found Lisa
King, mom of Eddie, to give our readers a first-hand account of her
The Bugaboo is
great - but I doubt it will be the only stroller you will need so if
you are justifying the price with that thought then read on:
We have a
Bugaboo and we love strolling around the block or taking nature
walks on dirt paths or fire roads. It seems to be very comfortable
for the baby and the ride is very smooth. It handles very easily
also. The best feature is the option to either see your baby while
strolling or let your baby see the world.
My son still
loves taking strolls in his Bug at 16mos and sometimes still naps
there, too. The bassinet feature is nice for infants, although a
very short use-span - you can carry it everywhere easily so when the
baby falls asleep, you can easily take a shower or a nap and just
bring the baby with you. You can also do this with a car seat but
then the baby must be strapped in and car seats are not as stable.
The Bugaboo is
not great for errand running - getting in and out of the car many
times - or for going to the mall. We have the Peg Perego infant
carseat and the Bug accessory to snap it on but it was too much of a
hassle to use so I would use the Kolcraft Snap-n-go (same price as
the Bug accessory) when I ran errands and, most of the time, left
the Bugaboo at home. This was nice though because I didn't have to
keep moving the Bug to and from the car - the Snap-n-go stayed in
the car and the Bug stayed at home.
Later, we got
the Maclaren Quest for errand running and still left the Bugaboo at
home for neighborhood strolls.
is no object, then I highly recommend the Bugaboo because it is
really comfy for the baby and a pleasure to push. But if
your funds are limited., then I'd go with the Kolcraft Snap-n-go,
the Maclaren Quest, and a nice air tire jogger for the home. Zooper
offers a cushy ride that comes with a handy removable infant carry
cot and also gives you the option of seeing your baby or letting
your baby see the world - the Zydeco. And you can get all three for
less than the cost of a one Bugaboo. It is better to have at least
two strollers; one for the car, and one for the home - and then you
have a spare if one breaks down.
There is no one
perfect stroller - yet.
This review was written
by super mom, Lisa King, mother of adorable Eddie!