So, with two kids, I always figured I'd buy a BOB dualie. With two kids under 2 years old, I NEED a double stroller -- for walks, for trips to the mall, the zoo, etc -- and my thinking was that if I need a double stroller anyway, I may as well make it a double running stroller. Did I do any research on this in the past 9 months?
I just figured I'd go and buy the BOB dualie, buy the car seat adapter to accomodate Caleb, and...viola! Easy-peasy.
Turns out, not so easy-peasy.
The BOB dualie does have a car seat adapter, but not for the brand of car seat that we have for Caleb (the Chicco Key Fit). BOB has an adapter for this kind of car seat for the single stroller, but just not the dualie. The dualie is expensive enough as it is; plus, we already have this car seat (leftover from Norah's infant days), so I can't justify buying a whole new car seat just to fit the dualie. Additionally, Jerry's argument is that Norah will probably only tolerate a stroller for, maybe, another full year. So, is the dualie worth it in the end anyway?
If we don't buy a BOB dualie, we'll probably just a buy a regular ol' double stroller that's about $400 cheaper (which is certainly an advantage) that can be used for the basic above listed needs for a double stroller. I'm just out a double running stroller. Which means no running with two kids. Maybe that's a good thing, not running and pushing two kids in a stroller? But, it would mean no convienent running times -- like running very early in the morning or late in the evening.
So, as I was sitting at the computer, browsing every stroller combination online and growing increasingly frustrated that I couldn't make my ideal work, Jerry suggested I blog about it and see if any of you have ideas, suggestions, or experiences that might help me make the best decision here.
Keep in mind, I want to make the best fiscal decision, but we also have very limited storage, so I can't buy both a regular double stroller and 6 months down the road (when Caleb would, conceivably, be big enough to go in the dualie without a car seat) a BOB dualie. Suggestions?