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    CPS Technician tl01's Avatar
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    Car seat/stroller situation

    I'm sure this is the wrong place to post this... but it involves lots of facets..so here we go.

    DH and I decided we like the Chicco Cortina together stroller. Of course it can only be used with the Keyfit seats. We already have a SR and a SS1. DH actually like the stroller enough (more than the joovy ergo) to sort of want to buy a new infant seat to use with the stroller. I need the SR for my Stokke Xplory stroller. That leaves possibly selling my old SS1. Are we crazy to do this? The stroller has a 40 lb limit for the seats too... DS is about 42 lbs but he does fluctuate... it really depends upon the day. I weighed him recently at night and he was 38 so who knows how much he truly weighs. Would you totally stick to the weight limit of a stroller? The stroller pushed beautifully with infant seat, baby, and DS in it. All the other strollers seemed so much heavier and their seats seemed to small for DS.

    I believe the Keyfit 22 is only available in the travel system.. right? So that leaves getting a 30. It looks like I can get one for about $150 which doesn't seem too bad. Then I could sell my SS1 for a small amount to offset part of the cost.

    Lastly, what are the colors on the Keyfit Romantic? Is the black on grey or black on lavender?
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    Re: Car seat/stroller situation

    can you see the stroller in person?

    I found that while it isn't official, all the chicco single strollers and graco single and double strollers will take each other's seats as they both rely on the tray at least partially. Now if you want it so solid you can lift the stroller when you lift the seat, you'd want to add a bungee cord through the baseless belt guides secured to the frame of the stroller... but if it fits unofficially, then I'd use it that way.

    if it doesn't fit... go stroller shopping for something else.



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    Re: Car seat/stroller situation

    Are you talking about the Cortina Double? I'm so confused I didn't think that stroller was out yet?


    When you pushed it with DS, Baby, and infant seat in it, which seat did you use? Did you just borrow a keyfit from the store to try it out?

    I would actually recommend against a tandem stroller for an older child like that, and look more at a double side by side.

    I don't think you are crazy to sell the SS1 to buy a keyfit, if you have the funds, and DH is on board. Although, for me, I would rather take the baby out of the car seat and lay flat in the stroller.
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    Re: Car seat/stroller situation

    My favorite stroller (tandem) is the Kolcraft Contours. It pushes like a breeze! Easier than a single stroller! The seats face 7 ways, and it has an adapter for the infant seats. LOVE this stroller! I got mine for about 200, and you wouldn't have to buy a new infant seat. I'm sure you could go cheaper with coupons somewhere.
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    Re: Car seat/stroller situation

    Quote Originally Posted by Kat_Momof3 View Post
    can you see the stroller in person?

    I found that while it isn't official, all the chicco single strollers and graco single and double strollers will take each other's seats as they both rely on the tray at least partially. Now if you want it so solid you can lift the stroller when you lift the seat, you'd want to add a bungee cord through the baseless belt guides secured to the frame of the stroller... but if it fits unofficially, then I'd use it that way.

    if it doesn't fit... go stroller shopping for something else.
    We did see the stroller in person. It only takes the Keyfit. There's no real way to use it with a SR. I don't think an unofficial fit works in this case.
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    Re: Car seat/stroller situation

    Quote Originally Posted by lovinwaves View Post
    Are you talking about the Cortina Double? I'm so confused I didn't think that stroller was out yet?


    When you pushed it with DS, Baby, and infant seat in it, which seat did you use? Did you just borrow a keyfit from the store to try it out?

    I would actually recommend against a tandem stroller for an older child like that, and look more at a double side by side.

    I don't think you are crazy to sell the SS1 to buy a keyfit, if you have the funds, and DH is on board. Although, for me, I would rather take the baby out of the car seat and lay flat in the stroller.
    I'm talking about the Cortina Together stroller. It is a double stroller. It came out in April and we saw it at a store yesterday.

    We already have side by side jogging stroller but at the mall etc if just isn't practical. There are so many stores that I already have a problem squeezing my single stroller.

    I wish I could lay DS2 down flat in the stroller but he has worse reflux than DS1 ever did and he's never flat except for diaper changes. He really needs to be in a seat for now. I have to sell the bassinet we bought for him b/c we had to buy something else to keep him elevated for sleep.
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    Re: Car seat/stroller situation

    What about an ergo caboose?

    http://www.joovy.com/pages/pd_ergo.php

    http://strollerqueenreviews.blogspot...se-review.html

    Or you could hold out for the new britax (that I think people will kick the bottom seat).
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    Re: Car seat/stroller situation

    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer mom to my 7 View Post
    What about an ergo caboose?

    http://www.joovy.com/pages/pd_ergo.php

    http://strollerqueenreviews.blogspot...se-review.html

    Or you could hold out for the new britax (that I think people will kick the bottom seat).
    We were debating btwn the Cortina Together and the Ergo Caboose and we tested them both yesterday. The seat on the Ergo Caboose seems so small for DS1 right now. He said it was really uncomfy. Also, it was so much harder to push with everything in it. I went to the store planning to choose that stroller but after testing and the seeing the Cortina I was sold on it.

    I agree, I think the Britax is going to be an issue with people kicking the bottom seat. I'm sure it would drive DH nuts. DH really liked the Cortina. He's been on such a budgeting kick lately that I was shocked he was fine with the purchase of the stroller and possibly a new seat.
    DS 7.5 years 71 lbs FFing in:
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    Re: Car seat/stroller situation

    Not sure I'd buy a different infant seat just for a stroller. Did you look at the Sit n Stand stroller? We loved our sit-n-stand and they have improved them a lot since we bought ours too. Or what about the [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Joovy-Caboose-Tandem-Stroller-Purpleness/dp/B001I463FI"]Joovy caboose[/ame] (not the ergo.)

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