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    Whats the best lightweight stroller that allows baby to face you?

    I think Isabel would be more willing to sit in a stroller if she could see me.

    I'm looking for something compact, lightweight, I'd love it if it was not modular, but I get that that might be my reality. Hmmm, maybe modular is okay, but I'd love it if I could fold the stroller without *having* to take the seat off.

    I don't want a maxi cosi or a quinny.

    I don't need alterrain. I don't need car seat compatible. I dont need single-to-double capability.

    Right now I have a BJCM S&D, a Mac Quest, a Peg Aria, and a freshly repaired uber loved e3.

    Is there anything out there for me??
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    Re: Whats the best lightweight stroller that allows baby to face you?

    I was gonna say Quinny Zapp Extra ...

    How about Bumbleride flyer? The handle reverses so there's no moving the seat to fold the stroller and stuff. I haven't personally used one buy have been stalking my craigslist.
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    Re: Whats the best lightweight stroller that allows baby to face you?

    Quote Originally Posted by lovemybabybug View Post
    I was gonna say Quinny Zapp Extra ...

    How about Bumbleride flyer? The handle reverses so there's no moving the seat to fold the stroller and stuff. I haven't personally used one buy have been stalking my craigslist.
    I know, right. But I don't want to push a Dorel stroller, even if it's badged as high-end. I know I'm ridiculous, but there you go.


    I've played with a Flyer. It's too heavy, and the steering is mediocre when the handle is flipped so baby can face you. Don't get me wrong, it's not horrible, but I'm hoping for something more zippy.

    On that note, I guess I do want modular. Flipping the seat, rather the handle will mean better steering. Hmmmm.
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    Re: Whats the best lightweight stroller that allows baby to face you?

    Quote Originally Posted by canadiangie View Post

    On that note, I guess I do want modular. Flipping the seat, rather the handle will mean better steering. Hmmmm.
    Then a Mama's and Papas Urbo would do the trick I that stroller. If it EVER goes on clearance I am buying and saving for a possible next kid.
    Or the Sola is on sale for about $250!

    They aren't lightweight though but they are so awesome!
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    Re: Whats the best lightweight stroller that allows baby to face you?

    Quote Originally Posted by lovemybabybug View Post
    Then a Mama's and Papas Urbo would do the trick I that stroller. If it EVER goes on clearance I am buying and saving for a possible next kid.
    Or the Sola is on sale for about $250!

    They aren't lightweight though but they are so awesome!
    Sola looks great. It's $455 here. Figures.

    Off to look at the Urbo.. Eta: looks good too. It's $580, tho.
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    Re: Whats the best lightweight stroller that allows baby to face you?

    Over here they have the black and green one clearance here for like $299 and there's an extra 30%off clearance going on, so around $230ish with tax


    The URBO folds pretty flat for the type of stroller it is.
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    Re: Whats the best lightweight stroller that allows baby to face you?

    Oh yeah there are very pricey, they are just a dream at the moment if I bought a $600 stroller my husband would SO kill me lol

    Maybe you can check the First Years Indigo. There are mixed reviews on it but I heard is pretty lightweight for a modular stroller and it is under $200. When I was looking for a reversible stroller that was one of my top choices but I ended up going with the Kolcraft Contours which turned out to be a big flop.
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    Re: Whats the best lightweight stroller that allows baby to face you?

    Kolcraft Contours?

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    Re: Whats the best lightweight stroller that allows baby to face you?

    The new BJ, ummm, can't remember it's name, but it faces you and folds without having to remove the seat. The seat folds in half and then you pull up on the single strap to fold the entire thing. Off to look up the name for you...

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqHXfAiK5Ug"]BabyJogger City Versa[/ame]
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    Re: Whats the best lightweight stroller that allows baby to face you?

    I love the looks of the versa! If they decide to make that a double like the mini it'll be my *have* to have. The contours isn't bad, but isn't really lightweight and has a smaller seat, I believe the indigo or wave from the first years is similar as well but with an even smaller seat. The Graco sugnature? I haven't played with it or even seen it, it holds up to 50lbs but weighs about 26lbs
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    Re: Whats the best lightweight stroller that allows baby to face you?

    I really like the look of the Versa too! I wonder if the Versa seat would fit on the City Select frame and give it a more compact fold...
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    Re: Whats the best lightweight stroller that allows baby to face you?

    Versa it is.

    Now to find one. I'll pm Ben and see. I wonder if I could get purple? Holy cow!
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    Re: Whats the best lightweight stroller that allows baby to face you?

    Id add the peg perego switch to your list. You to can find them used or older models for less on albeebaby and places like that. 19lbs, reversing seat, integrated stand bar, umbrella fold.

    I love the look of the versa but am afraid of the price tag.....? Anyone k now? Can you preorder?

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    Re: Whats the best lightweight stroller that allows baby to face you?

    Junior Baby in Canada is pre-ordering for $479. US is supposed to retail for $449.
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    Re: Whats the best lightweight stroller that allows baby to face you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosey View Post
    Id add the peg perego switch to your list. You to can find them used or older models for less on albeebaby and places like that. 19lbs, reversing seat, integrated stand bar, umbrella fold.

    I love the look of the versa but am afraid of the price tag.....? Anyone k now? Can you preorder?

    I actually considered one. There's one on kijiji now, where I live, but he's asking $295 and won't budge. Was rude about it too, so forget him. Lol.

    I had a P3 once upon a time. I still miss it.
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    Re: Whats the best lightweight stroller that allows baby to face you?

    Quote Originally Posted by lovemybabybug View Post
    Then a Mama's and Papas Urbo would do the trick I that stroller. If it EVER goes on clearance I am buying and saving for a possible next kid.
    Or the Sola is on sale for about $250!

    They aren't lightweight though but they are so awesome!
    WHERE do you see it for $250, cheapest anywhere I see is $350 for the green one... been debating between the Sola, UppaBaby Vista and the Pliko Switch, we are looking for a reversible stroller that can lay flat and the Sola is a true flat whereas the Vista is more of a tilt back lay flat...

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    Re: Whats the best lightweight stroller that allows baby to face you?

    Unfortunately the Versa is not coming in purple.... Hopefully BJ changes their mind about that though

    Also did you notice its around 26lbs?

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    Re: Whats the best lightweight stroller that allows baby to face you?

    Quote Originally Posted by love-pink View Post
    Unfortunately the Versa is not coming in purple.... Hopefully BJ changes their mind about that though

    Also did you notice its around 26lbs?

    Good grief, no I did not see it was 26lbs! I find anything over 21-22 too heavy, so this gives me something to think about. The last thing I need is some beast of a stroller weighing me down. And no purple? Boo on BJ.
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    Re: Whats the best lightweight stroller that allows baby to face you?

    The switch (esp the new one with newer style wheels) and the skate are what im deciding between but the skate may still be too heavy/bulky for my taste.

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    Re: Whats the best lightweight stroller that allows baby to face you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosey View Post
    The switch (esp the new one with newer style wheels) and the skate are what im deciding between but the skate may still be too heavy/bulky for my taste.

    The Skate is too bulky for me, but lots of ppl love it. There's a mom at school with one. She pushes a Zapp Extra thru summer, and her Skate thru winter. She says it's her workhorse stroller.

    The Switch would be perfect for me, but it's just a smidge too full-size for what I need. I wish Mac had a reversible seat stroller, yk? I just need zippy lightweight, but kid facing me.
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