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Squid Kid Unavailable, NA, United States 32450 posts
17th Mar '13
Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:" Ok. Which is all well and good. But still pretty unrelated. I have 3 kids. I know I prefer babywearing ... [snip!] ... feel she should have to buy it since it is our baby, but this is an item that only she will use, that will stay at her house."


Then don't get one. I don't see what the problem is.

O ♥ G 2 kids; Pride, Louisiana 10723 posts
17th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 3 little monsters:</b>" Tell her she is more than welcome to buy a stroller and keep it in the trunk of her car. I freaking hate ... [snip!] ... I rarely used them, I either carried them or made them walk as soon as they were old enough. Strollers are a pain in the ass."</blockquote>




This. Why does she want you to look at them anyways if it's just for HER to use when the baby is with her. She does know umbrella strollers at Walmart are like $15 bucks right? She just has to make sure baby is heavy enough for it

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
17th Mar '13
Quoting O ♥ G:" <blockquote><b>Quoting 3 little monsters:</b>" Tell her she is more than welcome to ... [snip!] ... She does know umbrella strollers at Walmart are like $15 bucks right? She just has to make sure baby is heavy enough for it"


She doesn't feel she should have to buy it if it is for our baby.

And you do realize that you can't put newborns in an umbrella stroller, right?

3 little monsters 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado 50990 posts
17th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:</b>" Agreed!!!!!!! I hate fighting with them, I hate trying to find an out of the way place in the house ... [snip!] ... for my Mom lol....she has a fully stocked baby supply, and it's all stuff she has purchased when she felt it was needed."</blockquote>



Just tell her that it's your baby and you don't want to use a stroller. It's her grandchild and if she wants to use one she can buy it herself because you won't be using it. It's not like strollers are super expensive, $60 bucks gets you a decent one that will work perfectly well for a long time. Pacify her and tell her you promise never to use it unless she wants to. It will make her feel like she has some control and if she insists on using it she can push it!

3 little monsters 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado 50990 posts
17th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squid Kid:</b>" Then don't get one. I don't see what the problem is."</blockquote>




Well I think the problem is an overbearing MIL who wants her way and she is wondering if she should just buy the stroller to keep peace or go with her original intent of only buying the wrap. That's what I got from the OP at least.

O ♥ G 2 kids; Pride, Louisiana 10723 posts
17th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:</b>" She doesn't feel she should have to buy it if it is for our baby. And you do realize that you can't put newborns in an umbrella stroller, right?"</blockquote>




Uh yeah, which is why I said she has to make sure baby is HEAVY enough for it. Are you planning to let her bring her out and about a lot as a newborn? I was assuming not. Why are you being snotty to ppl trying to give you advice?



It sounds like your issue is telling her no. Just tell her you don't want the damn stroller. I see no problem. If she wants a stroller that's fancy schmancy she can get one off of CL. I would never buy double of everything just so my MIL could have it. That's ridiculous and a waste IMO.

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
17th Mar '13
Quoting 3 little monsters:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Squid Kid:</b>" Then don't get one. I don't see what the problem ... [snip!] ... buy the stroller to keep peace or go with her original intent of only buying the wrap. That's what I got from the OP at least."

Oh god yes. The woman is an overbearing mess....We were pretty good friends until I got pregnant, but now it's just...ugh. She accuses me of "stealing her baby" pretty regularly - and not in a silly, jokey, ha-ha kind of way...but a seriously I hate you and you're the reason my 20-something son doesn't still live at home how dare you. She guilt trips SO into paying half (or more..) of her rent every month (literally....every fucking month) because she took care of him growing up. She's just....I can't stand her now. If I had known the kind of person she was, it honestly may of scared me away from SO if I had known before we got serious. lol She's off in the head, and I don't mean a little. I don't know if it is worth fighting with her or not, like....I know it is an issue she won't bend on. If she doesn't want to pay for it and we don't buy it, she's not going to buy it - and she will bitch about it constantly.

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
17th Mar '13
Quoting O ♥ G:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:</b>" She doesn't feel she should have ... [snip!] ... can get one off of CL. I would never buy double of everything just so my MIL could have it. That's ridiculous and a waste IMO."


It's not an issue of weight, it's an issue of muscle maturity, and I was NOT "being snotty" about anything

O ♥ G 2 kids; Pride, Louisiana 10723 posts
17th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:</b>" It's not an issue of weight, it's an issue of muscle maturity, and I was NOT "being snotty" about anything"</blockquote>




Uh yeah you are. You asked someone else if they even read what you said just because she had different advice than you wanted to hear. It's not anyone's fault that you cant find the balls to tell your overbearing boyfriends mom no. Sure, waste even more money buying a stroller you will never use. Problem solved.



:)

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
17th Mar '13
Quoting O ♥ G:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:</b>" It's not an issue of weight, it's ... [snip!] ... tell your overbearing boyfriends mom no. Sure, waste even more money buying a stroller you will never use. Problem solved. :)"



No, I asked if she had read it because what she said had nothing to do with the question at hand.

Squid Kid Unavailable, NA, United States 32450 posts
17th Mar '13
Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:" No, I asked if she had read it because what she said had nothing to do with the question at hand."

You asked if you should get a stroller or not. Sounds pretty straightforward to me, then I suggest "They're handy to have" you go "NO, I DON'T WANT ONE." Well then it looks like you answered your own question. Either don't get one or quit complaining and go buy a $5 one from a thrift store- like I also said.since your problem was with cost aside from the principal of having one.

3 little monsters 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado 50990 posts
17th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squid Kid:</b>" You asked if you should get a stroller or not. Sounds pretty straightforward to me, then I suggest "They're ... [snip!] ... go buy a $5 one from a thrift store- like I also said.since your problem was with cost aside from the principal of having one."</blockquote>




Actually her question was should she get a stroller to shut up her MIL even though she already knows she doesn't like them or stick to her original plan of not getting one because again, she doesn't like them. the point wasn't if strollers are useful or not, the point was she doesn't like them and her MIL is trying to insist she get one. Did we read the same OP?

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
17th Mar '13
Quoting 3 little monsters:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Squid Kid:</b>" You asked if you should get a stroller or not. ... [snip!] ... are useful or not, the point was she doesn't like them and her MIL is trying to insist she get one. Did we read the same OP?"


lol....THANK YOU! Between the two of them, I was starting to wonder if I had typed something completely different than...well, what I typed. I'm seriously at the point between the two of them I wasn't even going to attempt to clarify anymore. Like...by the time baby is old enough for the umbrella stroller, she'll be old enough for the jogging stroller we're already planning on, obviously we're talking about as a newborn.

Mamakye_ Due October 19; 1 child; Australia 919 posts
17th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 3 little monsters:</b>" Tell her she is more than welcome to buy a stroller and keep it in the trunk of her car. I freaking hate ... [snip!] ... I rarely used them, I either carried them or made them walk as soon as they were old enough. Strollers are a pain in the ass."</blockquote>



I agree with this!

Mrs.Mud 6 kids; 2 angel babies; North Dakota 3314 posts
17th Mar '13

First of all, strollers don't cost $200. Get a pre-owned one since it's going to be rarely used. Or get an umbrella one for when baby is a bit older. The first few months she's going to be carried everywhere in her carseat anyway.