Motherhood is something we tend to spend a lot of time preparing for. There are things to learn, items to purchase, houses to prepare, appointments to attend, and so much more. The truth is, caring for children isn't always a walk in the park, and once it is time to put your preparations into practice mama will need some serious support, especially when it comes to leaving the house with baby!
I am not talking about mental or emotional support, even though all moms need that too. I am talking about physical support because last time I checked moms are human beings, not pack mules! The first few times you enter the "real world" with your baby can be quite the shock. You can't just grab a wallet and car keys and run into the mall anymore. You have some extra baggage to haul ladies! Okay so maybe we shouldn't call our children and their things baggage, but you surely weren't hauling it all around before you were a mother so it is new territory to do so now, right?!
That is exactly why a stroller was the very first piece of baby gear that I started researching when I found out I was pregnant for the first time! I didn't know much about baby things, but I did know two things I wanted out of a stroller; something that will hold up over time, and something with the capability to become a double stroller.
So what stroller won my skeptical and ever researching heart you ask?! None other than the Baby Jogger City Select Lux. Here is my quick list of why it was my pick:
- Super high-quality materials
- Extremely adaptable--capable of transitioning to carry two, and even three, children
- Beautiful and timeless design and colors
- Seats that fully recline, and can be used in multiple different configurations
- Can carry an infant seat with adapter
- Good-sized storage basket
Obviously, those aren't the only features of the stroller, but those were the first things about it that sold me! My husband thought I was crazy for spending all of the time looking into a stroller that I did, and for how excited I was to actually get the stroller and get it ready to roll! But let me tell you what, 15 months later he understood my obsession!
We planned a trip to Disneyland with some family members when our little lady was 15 months and we were so insanely excited to go! I mean, taking your first child to Disney for the first time is really a momentous occasion, don't you agree?? We spent two days at the beach and two days in the parks. We packed our trusty City Select to the brim with food, diaper bags, souvenirs, beach toys and towels, and everything else we needed! We not only fit our stuff in the stroller, but we kept a good portion of our family's stuff in our basket too.
Our baby napped in the stroller and even went to bed in the stroller for the night while we stayed to catch the late parade! When the sun was blaring down into the stroller while she was trying to sleep, we just flipped the seat around. Take that sun! Seriously, there wasn't an obstacle the stroller faced that it didn't overcome. By the end of the trip, my husband was singing the praises of the stroller to our family and continued to do so whenever we talked to anyone about how our trip went. If a dad falls in love with a stroller, you know that stroller is pretty dang impressive.
So what about you? Are you in the preparation stages for your stroll into motherhood? Are you looking for your own, less messy version of a pack mule? You have found it my friend! The City Select Lux has literally saved my life and the life of my now crazy toddler. Parking lots are scary with free and very fast toddlers! This stroller is one of the top-selling products at The Baby Cubby and I know why; when mama has a good thing on her side, life gets a little bit easier. The Lux is a very, very good thing to have on your side! Now get out there and take on that amusement park with your two kids in tow girl, you got this!Photo Credit: @themamahoodblog
Written by: Alyssa Liston