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    CPS Technician Auntie2Avi's Avatar
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    Stroller for 3 year old?

    Avi's mom is wanting a new stroller for Avi to use when out and about and he gets tired, or when she needs him to be contained and not running wild. Also for days at the zoo, disneyland, etc. I have a Volo that I keep in my trunk and she wants the same thing. I told her that there might be something better for one of us. I use the stroller when running errands, generally 1-2x per week. I keep it in my trunk, so a small size is good since I have a Corolla. Avi's mom has a minivan so size is not really an issue.

    Any good strollers? Top price would be $250. I don't really want a jogger, don't think we need that heavy duty of a stroller. Avi is really tall, as you can see in my siggy pic, and he is ~43 lbs. Stroller does not need to recline, Avi sleeps ok in the Volo.

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    Re: Stroller for 3 year old?

    At this age, I wouldn't think you'd want to invest a ton in a stroller. I would think another volo or a Graco Ipo would be great. The Ipo goes to 50 and the volo goes to 55.

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    Re: Stroller for 3 year old?

    You can pick up a Volo for $54 plus $20 for shipping on ebay. I just had one sent to me in Au from this guy.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Maclaren-Volo-Ca...QQcmdZViewItem
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    Re: Stroller for 3 year old?

    wow - he is a big boy!!!

    i thought the graco only went to 45 lbs? but even if it goes to 50 lbs, i'd just spring for a maclaren which will hold 55 lbs min. (65 lbs if you want to spend your up to your limit and look for a techno XLR on ebay) but like someone else said, at his age, you probably don't want to invest that much in a stroller and if you don't need it to recline than there's no reason not to just get another volo. they're probably the best lightweight stroller on the market and will push a heavy child like a dream, as you already know

    babies r us has the gorgeous chocolate brown one and amazon has some cool striped ones, if you don't mind paying full price but ebay is a great way to get a new one (2006 or 2007 model) for a lot less
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    Re: Stroller for 3 year old?

    I'd also get another Volo.

    Babye-store.com has them for $74.99 ($69.99 if you want an '06 in Salmon), plus free shipping.

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    Re: Stroller for 3 year old?

    I just got an '06 salmon one and love it! I got mine for $45.99 plus $20 shipping off ebay. Same guy that was mention in previous post. I love it. My daughter is 3.5 and sits in it when she is tired.
    Proud Mom to David (15), Hannah (14), Emily (13), Stella (9) and Zahari (8)

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    Re: Stroller for 3 year old?

    I my Volo, and my only regret is that I didn't buy it sooner.
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    Re: Stroller for 3 year old?

    I need one for my 3 year old. Our single stroller broke Ughhh and I so need one. He hates walking and I don't blame him. He has lil' legs! LOL!

    He is 29 pounds and I do daycare.

    How is that graco ipo? That is a pretty ok price?

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    Re: Stroller for 3 year old?

    Quote Originally Posted by skaterbabscpst View Post
    I my Volo, and my only regret is that I didn't buy it sooner.
    HUGE DITTO!!
    We just got the Volo and I can't rave enough about it!! My other stroller was fine, but has been a NIGHTMARE to try to push him (you can see by my sig how big he is too).
    The Volo is a miracle! LOL! I feel like I am pushing an empty stroller!! I love love love it!!

    I used to rarely use the stroller since he could walk most places, but now I find myself finding excuses to use it! LOL!! You won't be disappointed! I bought mine at Target for $99.
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    Re: Stroller for 3 year old?

    I'm a bit unusual in that I tend to use the stroller as long as I possibly can. But that's because I would rather not have to chase my kid - especially when the other two are being bratty.
    Rebekah Branch, CPST from May 2005 until June 2011
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    Re: Stroller for 3 year old?

    Also jumping on the Volo bandwagon. We bought ours last year for our then 3 YO and love it. We got ours from http://myworld.ebay.com/maxoty/ on ebay.

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    Re: Stroller for 3 year old?

    Quote Originally Posted by USmominOz View Post
    You can pick up a Volo for $54 plus $20 for shipping on ebay. I just had one sent to me in Au from this guy.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Maclaren-Volo-Ca...QQcmdZViewItem

    I bought our Volo from this ebay store (who I found via USmominOz ), and he is GREAT to work with. I had all types of paypal issues and small windows of time, and he went out of his way to make it work. I totally recommend the store to anyone.
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    Re: Stroller for 3 year old?

    Another vote for the Volo. We bought two this spring (three if you count the one I got for the early childhood special education program I teach in) on clearance at Target. We found the first two for $60 and the third for only $25! We have loved it. We just gave one a week of heavy use when we traveled to NYC.

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    Re: Stroller for 3 year old?

    If you want a more full-featured stroller that goes to 55 lbs, I'd look at the Zooper Twist. Fantastic stroller; way better value for money than comparable Macs.

    If just need basics, sounds like the Volo works.

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