Sunday, December 28, 2008
The Stroller Dilemma. Take Three.
Ok, this is it. Down to the wire and a new option pops up out of nowhere: The Maclaren Techno XLR Buggy Stroller. It's classic, it's light, and unlike any other Maclarens, it's carseat compatible so can accommodate baby from birth through toddlerhood and serve as a very lightweight travel system. The Maclaren also has a bigger basket. The Maclaren XLR costs about $100 MORE than the Baby Jogger City Mini, but includes a raincover, extendable handlebars (which we were going to buy separately) and the carseat adapter, making the total prices of both strollers about equal. Someone recently told me that the City Mini does not quite have enough support for baby to sit upright and look out at the world. Does anyone know if this is the case for the Maclaren Techno XLR? Also, are there any child trays that are compatible with the XLR? And lastly, does anyone know how the Maclaren rides on bumpy/hilly Jerusalem terrain? If you were buying a stroller right now, which one would YOU buy -- the Maclaren Techno XLR or the Baby Jogger City Mini? And why? Please comment! I need help!