Double Stroller Buying Guide with Baby Cubby!

Since I can now publicly talk about being pregnant and having another baby come May, I can talk about all the fun things that go along with that, yay! Enter, double strollers. Do I really need one? Saylor will be about 4 by the time this baby comes, and I honestly don’t use a stroller a whole lot with her. I’ve thought, well I could just get one that has a kick board for her, I plan on carrying the baby for as long as I can get away with it…all these thoughts that I’m sure second time moms have.

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A couple weeks ago I went into the Baby Cubby to try and make my decision and answer questions I had. If you are local to Utah, I’m sure you have visited or heard of Baby Cubby.  I love visiting them as opposed to a big box retailer.  They really focus on trying to be a resource to us parents, and not just sell us “stuff”. They make a point to help us when we feel overwhelmed about becoming a parent. The team at Baby Cubby is made up of parents who have been there, so they are passionate about encouraging, inspiring, and reminding parents how amazing we are and how important our role is. They carry the safest baby gear, and provide a place for a fun shopping experience. They price match and offer free shipping online on orders of $49 and are very engaged with their customers. You can find out more about who they are and what they do, HERE.

Going into the Baby Cubby, I sort of have an idea of what I liked and what I didn’t like. I knew I didn’t want a side by side stroller; I have seen friends struggle getting them through doorways and crowds. They just don’t seem convenient for me! I tested one out in the store and was actually surprised how EASY it was to maneuver, so don’t completely rule it out for yourself until you have tested it!

img_6633 This is the Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double Stroller.

My top 3 I wanted to checkout were the UppaBaby, Britax B-Agile, and the City Select.

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They all have similar frames and similar wheel sizes and similar canopies. The City Select seems so long, and surprisingly didn’t drive as easily as I was expecting, considering how popular it is! I checked that one off my list.

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The UPPAbaby Vista double stroller is definitely a luxury stroller, and has the price tag to come along with it. I really like the look of it and it seems there is a bit more leg room for the back seat. I learned that you can buy the stroller as a set, meaning with the second seat, kick board, etc…instead of buying everything separate, which may save you money in the long run.

img_6604  My personal fave…the Britax B-Ready.

I was so, so impressed with this Britax stroller! They have a new model that I was excited to checkout. I like the idea of having the second seat down below, instead of out front. Saylor really liked that, too! The handle bar moves up and down, and not just in and out (if that makes sense), and I love that. We have always used Britax car seats as well, and would use their infant car seat with this for the new baby as well.

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The Baby Cubby has also created a blog titled How to Pick the Perfect Double Stroller, which you can read HERE. They are the pros, so I suggest reading it. I haven’t made my decision quite yet, since I still have a few months to decide. Let me know what you guys have used and love! I would love some advice! Thanks Baby Cubby for sponsoring this post and making shopping for a little fun and educational.

xo,

Robyn

 

First Time Mom?

Being a first time mom, I am constantly scouring the Internet and Instagram for the latest and greatest. I love baby gear, and finding new products or accessories that I can’t live without. (Sorry, Troy!) I am NOT an expert, just a lady who has tried lots of different things and is here to share what you absolutely NEED! I can’t possibly cover everything in one post, so this will be a start.

–Nursing? You need nipple cream and nursing pads (I preferred the reusable kind). Also, a good nursing cover! BONUS, this one can be used 3 ways!

city_cover_square_grande_1883df21-2ca8-4b66-a5c9-e64e62858bc8_grande Be sure to follow @copperpearl on IG for discounts and new products!

 

Fischer-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper. This got so much use when Saylor was little! It is lightweight, easy to move around, and has the perfect incline position.

— A Sling Bathtub! We had one like THIS ONE and used it for almost a full year. The sling is perfect for when they are little, then the actual bath part is great for when they are learning to sit up/first learn to sit up on their own.

— A TRAVEL SYSTEM! This is an absolute must. Newborns sleep so much, and who wants to transfer a sleeping baby in and out of their car seat every time you are going somewhere? No one! Insert car seat in stroller and you are good to go. There are so many options in this field that it honestly could be its own blog post. but THIS ONE from Britax is always a top pick.

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— Swaddle blankets. Lots and lots of them! I particularly loved the Aden and Anais brand, but to each their own! I used them for everything. Stroller blankets, burp rags, nursing covers…they will get lots of use!

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That concludes my list for today, as Saylor is waking up from her nap. Trust me, we only scratched the surface! What are some of your must haves?

xo,

Robyn