Before Blair was born, I was a little overwhelmed with deciding which baby items she’d like or not like. Especially when it came to registering for her – so many options! I also learned that when it comes to baby shower gifts, other mamas will give you things that worked for them (which is so appreciated, since a first-time mom has no idea what might work!). Now that it’s been pretty much eight weeks (has it really?!), I have a pretty good idea of things that are working (and a few that did not work) for us.
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5. BOB Stroller. Before we were even pregnant, I knew I wanted a BOB Stroller when we had a baby. As a runner, I’ve seen them many times before in races I’ve run, and heard great things about them. Since running is one of my favorite things, I definitely wanted a way to bring Blair along when I work out. Being the practical, sometimes minimalistic, people we are, we decided that the BOB was the only stroller we needed – it wasn’t necessary to have a second stroller that was only for walking. We ended up getting the BOB and the car seat adapter for the Britax B-Safe car seat, and it’s been great so far. We’ve used the stroller for running, walking and browsing the aisles at Target, among other places. It’s so versatile, easy to use, and easy to fold up. It does take up quite a bit of space in our Ford Edge, so I can’t imagine how much space it’d take up in a car – but if you take the wheels off (super easy to do), it fits a little better. It’s just been super convenient to have only one stroller, and it’s nice to not have more baby equipment sitting around!