If you are like us, a first-time parents living in the city, you’d be hauling your baby anywhere you’d go. Especially on the weekends, when you are able to get more precious time to be with your baby and at the same time experience life.
Gone are the days where you are bind by “O, bakit mo ilalabas si baby!? Maliit pa yan!’ or “Mahahamugan!” and the most annoying, “Baka mabati! Wag mo ilabas.!” Whatever that means, right?
I myself am surprised with how moms are so brave bringing their tiny humans to the mall or to the great outdoor. I keep thinking is it safe or even sanitary enough to do so? But times have changed. Parents have a lot to do and cannot stay inside the house and wait for their babies to grow legs and teeth. Mommies have mini businesses, they drive, they pay their bills, and do their yoga. Sometimes, they have to do it without a yaya or someone to take care of their baby. Life does not stop after you have given birth and the world should not judge them if they like to live their life to the fullest and at the same time trying to take care of their baby the way they would want the best way they know how.
That being said, I have bought my 2nd stroller. hahahaha
Ang haba ng spiel ni mommy all the while just wanting to justify a created need. But really, I needed a second stroller!
I liked my first stroller which was a Graco Citilite R. It was lightweight, easy to adjust, airy, and comfortable even for infants due to soft cushions and all-around support. (We also like to thank Tita Ninang Cha for this very nice gift!)
But as Isabella grows and as me and Kevin likes to go for walks outdoors, I thought I needed some alternative. I have been eyeing other strollers at the mall religiously and oogling lately for best strollers, prams, pushchairs, and buggies.
There are so many and different styles fitting different needs and preferences. Anyone would get lost so easily in the language.
But my tip to parents are (to avoid double buggy!):
- How often do you go out or intend to go out with baby?
- Where do you intend to go?
- Do you go out alone with baby or with partner?
- How long would you use your buggy?
I bought my 2nd stroller through an app that sells second-hand stuff. It was convenient for me because the seller was 1) in my area 2) selling a stroller with the features I think I need, 3) at a price I’m willing to pay! Yes, the holy trinity!!! SCORE!
So here we are enjoying a fully-washed and soaked Mama’s and Papa’s Sola 2 Pushchair. It is quite heavy but the elevation is perfect and the wheels are big and the over-all use is sturdy and convenient. Plus, there’s a lot of storage space for groceries and bags.
Over-all, buy what best suits your lifestyle. If you intend to splurge, I recommend buying those with high elevation (to avoid dust and car exhaust) and with lot of under chair space. Having a baby in tow means bringing the whole house with you but mommies don’t mind that at all.