So, back in March I bragged about only having ONE stroller…my favorite, the phil&ted. And I still absolutely love it. BUT, having three kids now, it was time for a smaller, more light-weight stroller for quick on-the-go moments. I had three goals with this purchase: 5-point harness, not cumbersome, and not Maclaren priced…oh, and also go up above a 25 lb weight limit…so really 4 goals.
I lucked out. My girlfriend down south just happened to leave me a message about the UPPAbaby. I had never even heard of the brand before. She had done all of the research in preparation of having her third baby. She found a G-Lite locally and was thrilled. I say I lucked out, because they are hard to find in a store. I called and our local Buy Buy Baby just happened to have ONE in stock on the floor due to a mistake in ordering…and it was BLUE. We rushed over and fell in love. Since it was the floor model, I got it for $99 and used my Buy Buy baby coupon…one of those purchases that makes you giddy due to the deal you got. What? You never experience that?
Here’s what I love: it’s easy to fold and unfold, it will hold 40 lbs., the seat pad is removable and washable, it still has a basket underneath, it has a cup holder, it’s easy to push, the sunshade is remarkable (even an extra drop-down one), it has a kick-stand so that it actually stands up on its own when folded, and it’s only 11 lbs.
This is a great high-end “umbrella” stroller. We went with the G-Lite, but they have other more expensive, more bells & whistles strollers as well. I still use my phil&ted for most extensive trips – to the zoo, around the neighborhood, etc. However, I now use the UPPAbaby for Henry when we are at the girls’ swim lessons, running into the dr. office, etc.