obsessing over strollers

I am one of those people who obsesses over some item until a decision has made.
Since December I have been contemplating what to do with the whole double stroller issue.
Since Z will still be fairly young, we will need a way to easily transport her and C at the same time. Also, C will be using Z’s Chicco carseat (because I am not going to buy a whole new seat!).
The first problem is that Chicco does not make a tandem or even double stroller that fits with the KeyFit 30.
Second is that there are only three strollers that actually will work with the Keyfit. I don’t know about you guys, but we used the Universal stroller to cart around the bucket for the entire year when Z used the car seat. We carted her into and out of stores and doctors offices, etc. And she isn’t ready to be walking around unassisted. We will need to keep her contained! She would totally be running wild if she could….
Since the Peg Perego Duette is over $700 – that is out of the question.
There are two Kolcraft strollers that could work.

The Universal Express Rider has less bells and whistles, but is $100 bucks less and folds up easier….I think I will try that first…

I went to the Big Baby Store to check out this other Kolcraft. I don’t like that the seats are so small and you have to take the seats off to fold it up – which seems like a pain….still it has more cup holders and the kids can face each other….I don’t know how much that matters. I think it looks cooler, but I think I will wait and try out the simpler one first….

So that is my obsession and my plan – oh know which stroller! Oh my! Hey – it is better than worrying about jobs and unemployment and all that crap.

I sort of feel bad for C, because he really is sort of like ‘the prince of whatever’s left’…(You know – Mary Engelbreit – Princess of Quite A Lot and the Prince of Whatever’s Left – That is totally Z and C….
So since he isn’t getting a brand new carseat – I decided to check out replacement covers…
I found someone on Etsy to make C one, and here are the fabrics that will be used:

Whimsy Criss Cross

And it will be sort of like this:

I also had the lady make a blanket that matched the cover. I think this is princely enough for the kid. Now just to see what double stroller we end up with.
So that is what I do at 3 in the morning when I can’t sleep – pick out fabrics and color schemes that will go with either stroller….

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