As we are nearing the date for Mini Smiths arrival (whoop whoop) I thought it would be helpful to anyone who is expecting or just generally nosey like me to see what Pushchair (stroller to my American friends) we have chosen.
Firstly I didn’t look at any others apart from this one. I am very much I have made my mind up that’s the one kind of person. For instance I chose my Wedding Dress from the first Wedding magazine I bought and to humour people in the shop I tried on two different ones yet the one I got was the one I picked from the magazine. When I like something, I like something.
Because of my unique choosing style I can’t give a detailed comparison to other pushchairs/strollers on the market but I can tell you why I picked it and what it does.
I had certain criteria in mind when picking Mini Smiths chariot.
1. It had to be parent facing. I cannot stand the thought of when Mini Smith turns 6 months He/She gets the view of someone’s derriere while we are out and about. When working in retail for as long as what I have you see kids screaming at that earth shattering pitch, craning their necks, contorting their bodies and generally throwing a fit –Why? The answer in my observation is that 9 out 10 times its because they want to know what Mummy and Daddy are up to not the detailed pockets on some strangers jeans.
2. It had to be Black. Even if we knew what gender Mini Smith was it had to be Black. The hope is that Mini Smith will have other siblings (I am naming the next bump the Prawn, My mother in law insists that once Mini Smith is here we will still call it Mini – we will not be calling the baby Mini so I am naming the next bump the Prawn because who would want to continue calling their grandchild the prawn)
3. It had to have 4 wheels. I just like that thought of 4 wheels. I mean the Reliant Robin had 3 wheels and you know how random they looked, that’s what I think to 3 wheeled pushchairs but each to their own.
4. It had to have storage. Again you see it in town with the pushchair practically collapsing underneath the weight of all the shopping, or my personal favourite take the child out and put your shopping in the pushchair after all it is only an overpriced shopping trolley anyway.
5. Easy to fold. The most important feature had to be the fold I have seen monstrosities in some stores and I just thought how the heck do you get that to fold into your car? I would need a roof rack!
After all my “simple” requests we chose the Baby Jogger City Versa
The pushchair is parent facing when they get to 6 months, has tons of storage, comes in a delicious black colour. Once we had worked out which way to pull the cord on the pushchair then it does have a simple fold and look at those lovely wheels! 4 of them! :o)
Once Mini Smith has arrived I will do a detailed review of things I love or things I would like to have changed. Lets see whether we have picked the right one!