Here’s why they are Terrible, Awful and No Good!
1. Heavy. The lightest full size strollers weigh about 20 pounds. The heaviest are closer to 30. Compare that to the most tricked out of umbrella strollers, the Maclaren Techno XLR. With all of it’s bells and whistles coming in at only 17 pounds. Most umbrellas are between 10 and 15 pounds.
2. Huge. Fold it? Why bother! It’s still a g’normous size when folded flat. The Graco Alano full-size stroller is 22″ x 36″ x 15″. The Aprica Presto Flat umbrella–which is car seat compatible, no adapter required, is just 11” x 41″ 13.5”. The UPPAbaby G-Luxe is only 8″ x 42″ x 10″.
3. Hideous. Ok, so this is neither here nor there because there’s always someone who thinks a print is just adorable but I truly believe that this brown plaid is the saddest looking print available in stroller history. The Baby Trend Monkey Around. Notice the dated style of this stroller–all full sized strollers look this way! Might as well hand me the keys to the Dodge Caravan and my denim jumper to complete my ensemble.
So why on earth do parents keep buying these contraptions? Glad you asked!
- They are available at B’RUS–which is the first place women drag their husbands when they conceive.
- The vicious cycle of everybody-you-know-has-one. Break it now.
- Cupholders. Yes, the one glimmer of redemption is that most full size strollers have two parents cupholders.
- “They’re so easy to push.” Of course they are. You’re pushing it on the smooth surface of a B’RUS store without a baby in it.
After experiencing so many excellent strollers, I wish folks would do more research before buying! But what I really want to know is how you bought your stroller–did you research or just pick up the first thing you saw? Was it a Terrible, Awful, No Good stroller?