Wednesday, October 12, 2011

What's in a Stroller?

Like everything else in the world, strollers have gotten fancy and expensive and trendy. There are brands that tend to "say" something about the mom that's pushing them. Of course, sometimes a stroller is just a stroller and it's ridiculous to give any weight to what brand allows you to push around your kid on four wheels.

I have many strollers. It's not really my fault. We got one great Chicco stroller at my baby shower and I love it. But then we got a couple of hand-me-down strollers from friends and I took them all. When I was pregnant I didn't really have any concept of what I would like or what the little guy would like. Mainly we use the Chicco one but the other day I busted out this little Maclaren lightweight stroller. Of course, I didn't really want a Maclaren stroller because, around LA, it just means fancy and rich and it's what the beautiful 105 pound actresses push their babies around in. (Babies who are named "Bear" or "Axel" or "Zuma" by the way.) But, I have to say, it's a great little stroller. I think Jack likes it because he sits really upright and is right out in the action, no tray to come between him and his trees. Of course, I wish it didn't have the words "Maclaren" blazoned across the seatback. But hopefully I don't look too cool for school in my sneakers, stained t-shirt, and ponytail. My son on the other hand... Maybe he should lose the shades.


  1. I know exactly what you mean, but I also love our Maclaren stroller. After years of pushing around a crappy (but wonderfully affordable) umbrella stroller, I finally caved and bought the Maclaren (after borrowing my mom's). Totally worth every penny.

  2. Hahaha funny! And how cute are those shades :) You probably look like a famous person in your pony tail and stained tee trying to dull it down. Put some sunnies on too and keep them all guessing! Alternatively, change one of the letters on the name lol

  3. I didn't realize the Maclaren had that sort of cache. Here they are ubiquitous and it is the Bugaboos that get the wows. I love my Maclaren Triumph. Cheap umbrella strollers didn't work (mijo could get out of them), but my Maclaren has been everywhere and keeps on lasting.