Monday, 9 January 2012

A Tale of Many Strollers - Part Three

When I was pregnant, I was naive enough to think that one stroller would do me from cradle to solo walking. Silly me! The Parasite is nearly three and we're about to retire her collection of strollers as we make her walk on her own to hither and yon. The following is a review of the third stroller we used in our "pushing a kid around" career with the final chapter to follow soon.

3. The Bugaboo Frog Grade: B

Yup, the yuppie status symbol that is... the Bugaboo. But that's OK, as it turns out I *AM* a yuppie. I have learned to live with it, and you should too. After our I'Coo crashed and burned, I needed a new workhorse stroller because we run a lot of our errands on foot. Purchased brand new these strollers are pretty pricey, but if I knew then what I know now, I would have just bought a used Bugaboo at the outset. The woman I bought it from used it for five years and two children, I have been using it for over a year, and other than a little sun fading it's still in great shape.

The common complaints about the Bugaboo are that the basket is too small (it's true) and that it's a pain to get in and out of the car. I can't speak to that one because I kept a travel stroller in the car, the everyday stroller stayed assembled at our entranceway at all times. It is light enough to take up and down stairs with a toddler in it, it handles really well, and the wriststrap/handbrake means you can walk at a pretty good clip without worrying about disaster.

Overall, I found the Bugaboo Frog to be a total workhorse. The Frog has been discontinued and I've read that the Chameleon, its replacement, has some notable improvements including more storage space and an easier folding mechanism. If the hefty pricetag doesn't make you run away screaming, I RECOMMEND the Bugaboo line. There's always a bunch for sale on Craigslist.

Stay tuned for my review of the next and final stroller in our considerable collection. Until then, happy strolling!

This is not a sponsored post, no compensation has been received. All opinions expressed are my own.

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