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Taking infant to Jamaica for a week. What kind of stroller?

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Taking infant to Jamaica for a week. What kind of stroller?

We are leaving to Jamaica for a week at the end of November. We were wondering if we should take our full size Uppababy stroller or should we purchase an umbrella stroller to travel there? She's only 5 months old.
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leave main stroller. invest in a travel stroller
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Traian2003 wrote:
Nov 13th, 2017 7:39 pm
Thanks for the recommendation on the Babyzen Yoyo but I see that it sells for 600$+... out of our budget for now. Was looking at the Summer Infant 3D one. Any ideas if it's good?

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp ... =113044636
We have the Summer Infant 3D. It works fine, the only annoying part is that it eventually developed a squeak and the wheels do not completely disassembled to thoroughly grease. We use our strollers a lot though - as in we walk over 20 KM a day when on vacation with them. We also use them in the snow, which I am sure doesn't help with the squeaky wheels.

One thing we learned the hard way - remove the cup holder before checking it at the gate because it will most likely get knocked off when being loaded/unloaded.

I would have no problem recommending it - I just think we use it a little more than most so we get problems like the squeak.
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I would definitely leave the uppababy at home. We have one of those and although it's fantastic for getting you around in all terrains, it's way too bulky for travel. Plus it will pain you to see how they toss that thing at the airport while transferring it from the plane. I would just invest in a nice umbrella stroller since you'll be able to make use of it as your child gets older anyway. I also got the uppababy umbrella stroller.
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The Yoyo is worth every penny if you plan to travel a lot, and/or have more kids.

Another alternative is to buy whatever padded "travel bag" the Uppababy offers and just bring the big stroller along (which the baby can sleep comfortably in during the day).

If I was going to go cheap on a travel stroller, then I would go really cheap and get the cheapest one I could find.
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umbrella stroller doesn't offer much storage for baby stuff
I would get either of these

https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/delta-chil ... 0196330702

https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/summer-inf ... ime/740557
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Traian2003 wrote:
Nov 13th, 2017 2:31 pm
We are leaving to Jamaica for a week at the end of November. We were wondering if we should take our full size Uppababy stroller or should we purchase an umbrella stroller to travel there? She's only 5 months old.
Are you sure you need a stroller? The only time we use a stroller on a resort vacation is for naps in the stroller and then you can wheel it to the pool, but a 5 month old might not be able to use an umbrella stroller. You want to try it out in advance for sure.
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Another idea: if you're going to an all inclusive, check if they can give you a stroller. The Club Med in the Dominican republic gives strollers, baby beds, baby bathtubs, etc

On our first trip, we just used the hotel's stroller.
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We took our 5 month old to Mexico for a month and bought the cheapest stroller there that we could find, it was $50 and this was years ago. It was fine, did us well for multiple trips. I don't see the point in investing in an expensive stroller just for travelling, and we travelled a lot too.

He was a little small for an umbrella stroller at the time but we kept it mostly in a semi-reclined stage (which was important) and had a sunshade (which was even more important). We also had a sun cover that went over it. To get us down there (before we bought the stroller) and for lots of other excursions though, we used a wrap - got a little warm at times but virtually nothing to carry.

Eventually I passed on that stroller and I think it broke on a flight but it was a well used and well travelled $50 stroller!
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summer infant 3d should serve you well, it's now our everyday stroller Smiling Face With Open Mouth
travel stroller duties now on the qb pockit, fits underneath plane seats
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We got the summer infant 3d flip (baby can look at you or the world) for our recent trip to Mexico with a 4 month old. It worked great and was lightweight and easy to get around with. It had good head support for the baby too.

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