Monday, January 29, 2007

It's already beginning

Iris is a tall toddler. She's already outgrowing size 3T clothing and all the new stuff she's wearing is 4T, which really isn't THAT big of a deal. Clothing only really starts being a problem when they no longer make them in your length. I suspect both girls will hit that magical time in their lives right aroud puberty. Matt and I are no strangers to the woes of being tall. He's 6'7" and I'm 6'. We always knew we were raising tall girls, but I didn't really think we would deal with the downside so early. For one, I have been researching strollers constantly over the past few days and it keeps boiling down to one thing: Iris is too tall for most of the ones I like. Well, technically she just fits in most of them, but seeing as how strollers are pretty much investments, I don't feel comfortable dropping almost $500 on the Phil and Ted's E3 (which I came very, very close to doing!) if Iris' head is already brushing the sun shade. Sigh. So I'm really at a loss. I need to get a stroller I can get both girls in and do some serious walking, but nothing seems to fit our needs.

Well this just might work. How fast do you think Iris can run?

4 comments:

  1. Frankly - I am going to spend the $$ on the Phil and Ted's - my 3-wheel Jeep stroller is on it's last legs, Michael is the size of a small 4 year-old (38" and 37#), and we are planning a second child in the not-too distant future who will most likely be the same size. I balk at the price too, but I have yet to read/hear a nagative thing from someone who owns one and as far as high-end strollers go, it's on the cheap-side.

    Good luck and I hope you find one that works for you soon.

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  2. I have the Phil and Teds and love it, my 2.5 yr. old loves riding it and he is on the tall side too, almost out of 3T's, I am not sure how tall, though. Anyway, I love the stroller, but it isn't for jogging, walking, great but not jogging. Have you looked at BOB or Mountain Buggy? My mom says, a good stroller is probably the same cost or cheaper than a gym membership and your health is always worth it!

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  3. Well this is so interesting that you both like this stroller so much. I put Iris in it yesterday and it felt like she could outgrow it by summer at the rate she's growing!

    Is there ever an issue with not having a sun shade over the back seat? I wondered about that.

    I looked at the BOB Revolution Duallie, but again, my daughter is so tall! The Mountain Buggy is the super $$, isn't it? I forget . . .

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  4. I have never seen one of those straps before. hmmm...I am very much opposed to those leashes for your children, but today as I was out running errands all day and didn't have the stroller, I told my hubby that I needed one for Zach the 16 mos. old. He's uncontrollable!!! LOL! I need to go look at one of the Phil and Ted's...I've never even heard of it before.

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