What I value:
- compact when folded so I can fit other things in the trunk (don't EVEN bring up the minivan option)
- lightweight (I'm 5'2" and not a weightlifter) AND durable
- able to accept an infant carseat for when when little Jim Kelly isn't big enough for a regular stroller
- travel system: car seat snaps into a full-size (read: bulky) stroller
- lightweight (read: flimsy/uncomfortable) stroller
- frame-on-wheels for the car seat phase, and then a lightweight stroller for later
Research continually suggests that I purchase a stroller according to my needs. News flash: I don't have a baby yet, so how do I know what life will be like? Right now I go for walks through the neighborhood. We travel. We eat out a lot. I run errands around town. We fly sometimes. But I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that I may not do things the same way after little Tord comes along. I even have a fantasy that, because Steve and I both work from home, when I need to go to the store I'll go during little Mildred's nap time. In the meantime I continue to research, make spreadsheets, and get frustrated. Comments welcome, but do remember that everybody has different needs and the babies are different as well. Too many factors!