I have always considered myself as extremely spoiled with my stroller. My sweet mother gave us the magnificent Stokke stroller, which doubles as highchair when you go out at a restaurant or something.
The Stokke, a Norwegian model, just radiates European design and we have received many compliments on it. That aside, it just is a very good stroller, although the price would have been too steep for us to consider. I have many times tried to convince my mother that a cheaper option would do, but she had her heart set on giving this to us and I must admit I have loved it, even though it takes a while to get the collapsing mechanism in your fingers.
I thought the Stokke was the pinnacle of design and engineering. That is.. until I stumbled over the TAGA on the blog of a fellow immigrant from Belgium.
A bike and stroller and 'cart' in one. If it weren't for the little detail that this wonder of engineering costs 2500 dollars, I would be signing up today. I can already see myself with Joseph in the little seat, riding off to the supermarket. Hopefully these stroller innovations will come down in price over the years so that they are accessible for all moms. Wouldn't it be great if we could forgo short car rides and instead bike our children the way they do in the Netherlands?