I participated in a Blog Blast on behalf of Mom Central for Urbini. I received information from Urbini to facilitate my post as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
Please note: I only applied for this opportunity because I genuinely love this stroller and shopping for baby at Walmart.com
As a mom, the number one question I receive from moms-to-be is what my recommendation is for strollers.
I am a researcher and try to stay on top of the latest news and trends. But, I am also a realist and rarely let myself get attached to things that are just objects.
What I always start by saying is ALL strollers have the SAME safety standards, so to not get brainwashed/emotionally attached to advertising claims from expensive brands on how superior they are. That, and shop with your mind set on what your priorities are.
My priorities for strollers: Lightweight, cup holders and a big basket for things — hands down. We have used an inexpensive travel system for almost 4 years now, and while I look completely unhip with it since it’s dated at this point, it’s functional and does what it’s supposed to, so I can’t complain!
As far as places to shop, personally I am not a baby-specific store shopper. They are overpriced, and are very overwhelming for first-time moms. Too many choices lead to confusion and expensive purchases you may regret later.
I’ve said it before — my absolute favorite place to shop for baby supplies is Walmart.com. I love the website because it’s so easy to compare products, they have much more online than in stores, and shipping is generally free, or much more inexpensive than competing sites. Makes shopping a breeze when you are home with kiddos!