I finally got the stroller that I wish I had six years ago! It’s funny when you are pregnant with your first and you go in to register at a store, and they convince you that you need all sorts of things that you really don’t.
Buying a Stroller for the Third Child
This being the third time around, I can safely say that the three most important pieces of baby equipment for me were (in no particular order): baby carrier (I swear by the Ergo—it’s worth its weight in gold!), a bouncer, and my stroller.
When I was pregnant with my first I got a travel system that I wound up being only partially satisfied with. It was hard to carry and the stroller seemed bulky and not as maneuverable as I would have liked.
With my second, I got a sit and stand (since they are two years apart). While I like my Joovy Ergo Caboose, I no longer need a double. So, I decided to sell my older strollers and invest in one I really wanted.
Why I Chose the Quinny Buzz 3
After much research, I chose the Quinny Buzz 3 (I went with Rebel Red). A lot of people were wondering why I didn’t choose a BOB to run with (I later got the BOB Revolution PRO). I actually really hate running with a stroller, so it wasn’t much of an issue for me (update: because of the BOB, I’m actually enjoying my stroller running dates now!). I have to say that I am SO HAPPY with my choice.
Although the Quinny Buzz 3 had a price tag of $579, they are coming out with a Buzz 4 (4 wheels), so I snagged a 3 for $399 from Diapers.com with free next day shipping! I actually think I would prefer 3 wheels instead of 4 anyway!
I can say with 100% certainty that I am in love with this stroller, and I wish I had gotten it six years ago! It will go with our Maxi Cosi Mico car seat, so I won’t even need the Snap N’ Go. The car seat snaps right into the frame (it comes with adapters for the Maxi Cosi).
2015 Quinny Buzz Xtra Stroller, Rocking BlackQuinny Buzz Cup Holder, BlackQuinny Buzz Multi-Model Car Seat Adapter
Face Baby Forward or Backwards
I love that you can face the seat backwards (baby facing you) or forwards. The seat also reclines almost 180°, so your baby can nap comfortably. C, my 3 1/2 year old is in love with the new stroller and frequently falls asleep in it in the late afternoon (see pic!).
The Quinny Buzz 3 is super easy to maneuver and has a handle that is adjustable, so it’s comfortable for both my husband and I to push. I also love the self unfolding feature when you set up the stroller. It actually unfolds on its own! How cool?
Quinny Footmuff for Cold Weather
Lastly, I love the footmuff accessory. I bought this already, since I knew that C would still be using the stroller until the new baby comes. On cold winter days, it is AWESOME for keeping him nice and snug and warm. It’s like a sleeping bag/cocoon.
Quinny Footmuff, Electric Blue
I am sure that this stroller will get a lot of use, and I am so happy I got it!
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