The way I look at it, we have three options:
1)Baby Jogger City Mini
3)Snugride carseat and carseat holder
Let’s talk prices and accessories and see which of these three fit our needs best.
1)The Baby Jogger City Mini is still my favorite, but at about $220, it comes completely “unloaded” accessory-wise. So if we get the City Mini, we’ll have to add to that price by getting the following:
– Car Seat Adapter -$60
– Rain Canopy-$35
– Parent Console-$30
– Child’s Tray– $20
– Car seat (not sure which one yet) – about $80
GRAND TOTAL: $455, by far the most expensive…but can you really resist that amazing folding technology? I’m not sure I can.
2)Graco MetroLite Travel System= $210. This is a classic, lightweight, 4-wheel stroller. It includes everything above minus a raincover. It is just as light as the City Mini, has extendable handlebars, and has an easy fold, though not nearly as easy or compact as the City Mini.
3)Graco SnugRide Infant Car Seat + The Graco Infant Stroller Frame for a grand total of $130. This, of course, is only a temporary solution since baby will outgrow the carseat in about six months, but comes with a big basket and extending handlebars and is lightweight. Seems like a good option, but waiting six more months means allowing myself six more months to obsess…and we don’t want that, do we?
And so there you have it. How much is that stylish stroller with that fabulous fold worth? An extra $200? I think it is.