Mommy Bloggers: Strollers 101

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    For parents of a little one, buying a stroller is a big deal. It's an expensive purchase and you want to make sure your child is safe and comfortable. You also want it to be easy to use.

    Two of our favorite local mom bloggers have done a lot of the homework for you on how to find a stroller that fits your needs and your budget.


    Enter to win a stroller. Details for the $499 stroller giveaway are on Karla's Belly Button Boutique blog and details for the $139 stroller giveaway are on Frugal Philly Mom's blog.

    Frugal Philly Mom's Stroller Picks Under $200

    [PHI] Frugal Philly Mom's Stroller Picks Under $200


    Here are the picks from Karla Trotman of Belly Button Boutique and below, the "under $200" picks from Frugal Mommy Mom, Linda Vertlieb.

    Brand Model Type Celebs Pictured Price Key Points
    B.O.B. Revolution SE Jogging Alyson Hannigan $429 Weekend Warrior Mom
          Jennifer Lopez   Jogging
          Gisele Bundchen   Rough Terrain
          Jennifer Garner   Everyday too
    Phil & Teds Explorer w/ Double Kit Seat Double Madonna $479.99 Base Use as family grows
          Gwyneth Paltrow $89.99 Doubles Kit One hand fast fold
          Halle Berry   Use Dbl Kit & Car Seat Together
          Naomi Watts   Seat liner washable, comfy
    Valco Boy Meets Girl Twin Tri Mode SE Double & Jogger Brooke Burke $800 Family-owned Co. in Biz for 30 yrs.
          Charlie Sheen   Lots of Accessories
              Can ride up to 4 kids
    Quinny Zapp Xtra Quick Use Gwen Stefani $299.99 Forward and rear-facing stroller
          Rachel Weisz   Reclines in either facing position
          Alessandra Ambrosio   Use w/Maxi Cosi infant car seat selling for less than $200
      /td>       Adjustable footrest
    Cybex Callisto l Hybrid Britney Spears $349.99 0 to 55 lbs
          Sarah Jessica Parker   Lighweight
          Katherine Heigel   Great Travel Stroller
          Matt Damon   Lightweight
      Ruby     $149.99 Child Weight Max:55 lbs
              extremely agile and fun for quick trips
    Uppa Vista Hybrid Sarah Jessica Parker/Twins $679.99 Adapts to diff. infant carriers
              Forward and rear facing
              One button telescopic handle-height adjustment
              All-terrain
              Kids up to 50 lbs
              Great Colors, sleek, modern
    Chicco Cortina Travel System Travel System Kendra Wilkenson $329.99 Celeb Favorite & Affordable
          Kimora Lee Simmons   Price includes EVERYTHING
    Britax B-Ready Hybrid All people love their carseats; $499.99 Thoughtful, user-friendly, versatile system
          list of celebrities is endless   Up to 14 possible configurations
              Get free car seat during Free Ride Event
    Brand Model Type Celebs Pictured Price Key Points
    iCandy Peach Hybrid Selma Blair $899 UK co. in biz for 50 yrs
          Kourtney Kardashian Table Cell Celebrity Favorite

    Here are the "under $200" picks from Frugal Philly Mom blogger, Linda Vertlieb:

    Full Size:  The First Years Indigo - $179.99 
    Jogger:  inStep Flash - $139.99
    Umbrella: Maclaren Volo - $139.99
    Umbrella: The First Years Ignite stroller - $64.99