What Your Stroller Says About You

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moms with strollersWhen putting together a baby registry or buying items for your impending bundle of joy, deciding on what type of stroller to purchase is a big deal. Your stroller will likely be one of the baby items you use the most. Because it gets so much use, you can usually tell a lot about a person by the type of stroller they own. Here’s what your stroller says about you.


1. You don’t own a stroller

You don’t want to push your baby away from you, thank you very much, she’s vastly more comfortable in her organic muslin 47 yards of fabric surrounding your body like a sweaty, but admittedly soft, cocoon. You proudly (and loudly) consider yourself to be an attachment parent, and Mayim Bialik is your personal hero, followed closely by Dr. Sears.

2.  You bought an umbrella stroller

While your dedication to minimalism is appreciated, umbrella strollers suck for babies and you may be underestimating how difficult this whole parenting thing can be. Sure, it’s light and small but umbrella strollers offer little to no shade and don’t recline for naps. Save it until she’s a toddler or old enough to take her dolls for a stroll.

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  1. Kheldarson

    October 13, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Lol! Does it count if you got the jogging stroller second because the basic stroller just shook like it was on a rickety coaster any time it touches asphalt?

    • KirstyDarkeula

      October 13, 2014 at 2:10 pm

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    • PAJane

      October 13, 2014 at 3:21 pm

      How’s the suspension?

    • jsterling93

      October 13, 2014 at 4:06 pm

      I got a second hand basic stroller that was the same system as my car seat so it worked for infant until toddler. But it sucked for walks in my neighborhood because the cracked pavement so I got a second hand jogging stroller. And now that he is a toddler i have a cheap umbrella stroller in the car for quick shopping trips.

      So what does all that say about me?

  2. rockmonster

    October 13, 2014 at 1:08 pm


    • js argh

      October 13, 2014 at 9:10 pm

      I almost died from the cute. True story.

  3. Jessifer

    October 13, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Actually, there are umbrella strollers that have lots of shade and can recline. Plus, if you rely exclusively on public transportation, it’s a lifesaver.

    Just sayin’

    • Boozy Shark Lee

      October 13, 2014 at 2:02 pm

      I was recently in Chicago and just about everyone I saw had a Maclaren umbrella stroller.

    • ted3553

      October 15, 2014 at 2:53 pm

      I have this one which I love mainly because it is high enough I don’t have to hunch over when walking, which I did with the other 2 strollers I had.

    • Lilly

      October 13, 2014 at 2:45 pm

      yes, this — I had a silver cross umbrella stroller that was great for public transit, was really sturdy, had super high handle bars (hubbie is 6’3), reclined to near flat.
      I even got it off craigslist.

    • Jessifer

      October 13, 2014 at 3:49 pm

      I got a First Years umbrella stoller not long ago and I love it. It doesn’t recline but for $80, it’s really good value. Going on a subway with an escalator/elevator is not so bad but I sometimes have to board a streetcar with 3-4 steps to climb. It’s pretty much impossible to do it on my own with a regular stroller and I hate having to depend on people to help me get on/off. At least with the umbrella stroller, it’s light enough for me to lift up with my son still sitting in it.

    • Mari

      October 14, 2014 at 6:22 pm

      Came here to post this and you did it for me. Mine reclines almost fully and has just a little less shade than my full-size stroller. We didn’t start using it until our son was 9 months, but only because we used a snap-n-go and his bucket seat for that purpose before.

  4. Jennie Blair

    October 13, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    I guess I have a basic stroller (travel system thing) but I picked it because it matched the pack n play and it was cute and girly but not so girly my husband won’t go near it (black with Alice in Wonderland)

    I’m not a coffee drinker but it does have cup holders for that oh so needed extra Dr pepper and cupcake!

  5. Blahblah

    October 13, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Oy. I ended up with a regular stroller (my kid is the third to use it, cost my MIL fifteen bucks from her sister), a five dollar umbrella, and a free jogging stroller. And I actually kind of need all of them. Weird.

  6. Cindy Ailey

    October 13, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    I have 3 strollers haha. A jogging stroller I bought from a thrift shop, a basic one someone bought us as a gift and an umbrella stroller for when I want something simple and small.

    • Emily A.

      October 14, 2014 at 9:03 am

      Seriously, I was waiting for the “you have multiple strollers, each for specific scenarios” category.

  7. Ann B.

    October 13, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Ehhh I bought a jogging stroller because it had the best tires for going in the grass at the dog park at our apartment complex. I have had about zero plans to shed baby weight.

  8. Guest

    October 14, 2014 at 10:35 am

    I would like to add people with huge strollers that take all the space on public transport and any public places. I consider those people assholes.

  9. Personal

    October 14, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    I bought the one that was 70% off. Got it for $39 and have used it for 2 kids. I reckon that says I’m a cheapo. 🙂

  10. Stacey

    October 14, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    I have 2 kids (6 months & just turned 2). We have a basic travel system stroller, an umbrella stroller and a double stroller. I also use a Moby wrap for the baby.
    That is a! I guess that means I’m well prepared?

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