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I am trying to put a list together of the pro's and cons of the main bassinet strollers:

UppaBaby (UB)
PRO:
so easy to push
great basket (HUGE)
the bassinet is easy to take on and off
the wheels are easy to remove if need be
folds in a sinch
handle bar is great for tall and short people
the rumble seat lets the kid sit like a human being (not slide down)
the break is easy to push and doesnt break easily
the lay back position is great for kids who need to sleep on the go
the sun visor is a life savor
option to use with car seat (need to purchase the adapter)
fantastic customer service

con:
its wide but still easy to push
it can be heavy for some
the lock to close the stroller (it broke on mine)

« Last edited by RT on October 01, 2013, 11:50:15 AM »

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Re: Stroller Reviews for all the newborns!!
« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2011, 12:06:42 AM »
Got the Citi mini 2011 double... not much choice in the matter as it was a gift... :)

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Re: Stroller Reviews for all the newborns!!
« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2011, 12:14:55 AM »
Mazel Tov Dan
I had the city mini and bugaboo cameleon we liked the city mini much better, though it does have down sides, you cant have the baby face you and the seat doesnt sit up all the way but its a breeze to fold. STAY AWAY FROM BUGABOO WE ONLY HAD TZORIOS WITH IT. the straps dont hold its a pain to fold it takes up your whole trunk IT CONSTANTLY FALLS INTO CRACK, the list goes on ...........
That's a requirement on my wife's list.
Sorry to hear that your bugaboo fell into crack.  The thing is expensive enough as it is, let alone having to feed its crack addiction!
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Re: Stroller Reviews for all the newborns!!
« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2011, 12:16:40 AM »
That's a requirement on my wife's list.
Sorry to hear that your bugaboo fell into crack.  The thing is expensive enough as it is, let alone having to feed its crack addiction!
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Re: Stroller Reviews for all the newborns!!
« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2011, 12:19:25 AM »
my sister in law got the first wave (or whatever its called) and she was very happy with it.
however it doesnt go to 50 lbs - thats a 5-6 yr old
she dot it thru bed bath and beyond. when she flew with it and they broke it, she was able to return for a full refund.

personally i had the phill and ted and was pretty happy. now that my kids are older its nice to be able to use it for a 5 yr old (we have a long walk to shul on y"t) and my 3 yr old goes on the bottom. as they get older, obviously they like going on the top better but they were ok with sitting in the back for the most part.

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Re: Stroller Reviews for all the newborns!!
« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2011, 12:32:12 AM »
Dan there are many other strollers that have a front/ rear facing seat. people are very happy with UPPA baby, they fixed the mistakes bugaboo was to stubborn to fix

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Re: Stroller Reviews for all the newborns!!
« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2011, 12:33:55 AM »
Dan there are many other strollers that have a front/ rear facing seat. people are very happy with UPPA baby, they fixed the mistakes bugaboo was to stubborn to fix
But is UPPA baby worth an extra $180 if you can find the Frog for about $500?  What did they fix?  It seems to be bigger and less attractive than the Bugaboo?
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Re: Stroller Reviews for all the newborns!!
« Reply #36 on: July 19, 2011, 01:45:06 AM »
OT: Anyone have any idea why the prices for a good stroller has to be so high? You'd think a well made bug-a-boo knockoff could be sold in mass for $200 or so.

What am I missing?

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Re: Stroller Reviews for all the newborns!!
« Reply #37 on: July 19, 2011, 01:45:14 AM »
Dan, based on lots of experience - go with the uppa baby. !

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Re: Stroller Reviews for all the newborns!!
« Reply #38 on: July 19, 2011, 01:46:49 AM »
OT: Anyone have any idea why the prices for a good stroller has to be so high? You'd think a well made bug-a-boo knockoff could be sold in mass for $200 or so.

What am I missing?
someone who is going for the name bugaboo doesnt want the knockoff, and someone who is going for a good stroller, is paying for the product itself , quality, cs, durability... obviously i wouldnt mind if someone would make a copy of an expensive good one such as the uppa baby and sell for cheap... I ll be the first customer!

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Re: Stroller Reviews for all the newborns!!
« Reply #39 on: July 19, 2011, 01:49:59 AM »
someone who is going for the name bugaboo doesnt want the knockoff, and someone who is going for a good stroller, is paying for the product itself , quality, cs, durability... obviously i wouldnt mind if someone would make a copy of an expensive good one such as the uppa baby and sell for cheap... I ll be the first customer!

Yeah, you are right. Bug-a-boo was a bad example.

A knock off of the uppa baby - possibly minus the customer service for $200 sounds do-able.

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Re: Stroller Reviews for all the newborns!!
« Reply #40 on: July 19, 2011, 02:00:07 AM »
i repeat - Ill be your first customer!!

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Re: Stroller Reviews for all the newborns!!
« Reply #41 on: July 19, 2011, 02:05:09 AM »
IMHO the uppababy really got it right (my babys 6 weeks old, and live in nyc). Everyone I talk too loves it.
-just another perk ob ody mentioned, is the great build in sun protector, its really simple and usefull in summer
Don't know specific problems with bugaboo, though many I spoke to had probs with cammelion

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Re: Stroller Reviews for all the newborns!!
« Reply #42 on: July 19, 2011, 02:23:36 AM »
Just a piece of advice - Get the Snap and go and use that for the first 6-10 months while your kid is in an infant carseat. They're so compact and an excellent piece of baby gear to own. Then take your time figuring out which stroller you want to buy. Trust me, you will love how light it is and although it's not great on all terrains, it will make your life much much easier than lugging around a 20 pound stroller!!!!!

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Re: Stroller Reviews for all the newborns!!
« Reply #43 on: July 19, 2011, 04:55:43 AM »
we got the mountain buggy in 2008 and we're very happy with it. its a very strong and durable stroller given the abuse we subject it to on our trips around the world. it rolls like a dream over the cobblestones in europe as well as through the snow in switzerland. its like a stroller 4x4, or better yet, the stroller beast.

i dont know what the new ones are like though, as ours was manufactured in new zealand and i think the new ones are made in china

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Re: Stroller Reviews for all the newborns!!
« Reply #44 on: July 19, 2011, 06:56:15 AM »
From the research that I did about a year ago, if you want the best price for a new stroller, email babygear@capitalkidz.com, or call them (Israeli #:) 052-765-5439. Note: they have 2 day shipping included in the price, they only ship to the US.