I’ve been holding back on doing baby shopping until we move. Now that we’re moving soon, I can start shopping. Yippee! We really need very little – some diapers, some breastfeeding supplies (cream, maybe some new pads) and not much else. I can only think of three significant purchases – double stroller, double jogging stroller, and new dresser.
Isla has a crib and a dresser from Baby Cache in natural colored wood. I am really into light colors in terms of wood these days. I used to like dark colors – cherry and whatnot – but these days, I’m all about the light. Anyway, here are some pictures of her current furniture:
The dresser is available on Amazon, and I’m thinking of buying a second one. It doubles as a changing table and has worked quite well for us. However, I’m also inclined to consider a more upright dresser, since we only need one changing table, perhaps one like this:
The color looks a bit different, but it’s very hard to tell how different it really is. It’s currently on sale for 25% off at BabiesRUs, so it’s tempting. It has more space than the dresser Isla has now, and it’ll take up less wall space.
Interestingly, my sister and I shared a dresser our entire childhood, so maybe I should just be more efficient in our use of space! Do I really need a whole dresser per child? It does seem ridiculous. On the other hand, I wouldn’t mind having this dresser for myself. I still have my childhood dresser, which is a little worse for the wear.
Item #2 is a double stroller. I’d like to get a tandem stroller. It should fully recline and thus be compatible with newborns. I was interested in the Britax B-Ready. We currently have a Britax B-Agile and it’s been great. The B-Agile, however, does not have a tandem option.
The problem is that the bucket seat shown does not lie flat. Therefore, you end up having to buy the bassinet. The stroller itself is $375. The second seat is $120. And the bassinet is $120. That’s a total of $615. Given that I paid less than $200 for my B-Agile, this seems like quite a lot. I’d only need the bassinet for a short time and could probably sell it, but still.
Does anybody have any recommendations for a tandem stroller?