Stroller Dilemma – The Decision

So, how’d I solve the stroller dilemma that plagued me before my big trip …. the Joovy Caboose.

Confused? Yes, you are right, that wasn’t a choice. In fact, I didn’t even own it. I actually went out and bought a new stroller just for my trip to Argentina.

After my post on the stroller dilemma, my mother talked to me on the phone and reminded me of one very important fact. My son sees his stroller as his cocoon, his safe place. When he is uncomfortable or in a situation he doesn’t like, he looks for the stroller. Here I was, taking him to a place he’s never been. Of course he was going to need a stroller. And that would mean that my daughter would spend most of the time on our back in the Ergo. And neither one of us have a good back…

My son in his cocoon.  No way I was going to be able to do a month long trip without a place for him.

My son in his cocoon. No way I was going to be able to do a month long trip without a place for him.

So a quick search online found the Joovy Caboose was highly recommended, and one of the smallest folding double stroller. A search on Craigslist found it at a price I was willing to pay, and before you knew it, five days before leaving for our trip, we were the proud owners of a new-to-us Joovy Caboose.

Our useful Joovy Caboose, bought just a few days before we took off...

Our useful Joovy Caboose, bought just a few days before we took off…

After one month of travel I can say that it was one of the best last minute purchases I have ever made for a trip. If you are interested, you can read my full review of the Joovy Caboose here.

And for those counting, that now makes me the owner of five strollers. This from the girl who swore she would be a one stroller mom. Sigh…

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2 thoughts on “Stroller Dilemma – The Decision

  1. Pingback: Stroller Dilemma | Around the World with Kids

  2. The trouble is none of them are perfect for every situation!

    Yes, my son was a bit like that with his stroller, although we usually went with the route of carrying him instead, even when he was quite heavy. (My husband did notice the strain on his knees a couple of times, but it wasn’t as bad as the strain on his sanity from carrying a stroller in stroller-unfriendly territory would have been.)

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