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I’m having a bit of sticker shock here as I look at my step son’s and step daughter in laws baby registry. They are asking for a stroller that is $600 an extra seat for it which is $250. It’s been a long time since I shopped for a baby. Am I that much out of touch??Is that normal to pay that much or am I being cheap?? Just wondering.

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Since when are people supposed to financially support other people’s offspring? They can go buy it themselves. If they can’t afford it, don’t have kids. Problem solved.

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Sure, but within reason. Too many people see these milestones as opportunities for really pricey gift grabs. No one NEEDS a $600 stroller when a $100 stroller serves the same purpose. Spend your own cash when you want a splurge; don’t expect friends and family to put themselves into the poorhouse for your self-indulgence.

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New parents don't realize that the kid doesn't care what things look like and they're going to outgrow everything in a few months anyways. They add all the best stuff to their registries thinking it actually matters. Just get them well-made, practical stuff within your budget that they'll actually appreciate once reality hits.

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That’s high end but not the highest end. Like a BMW, not the Ferrari.

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That’s right. Honda = $100 Graco mid-line stroller from target. Good for pushing 1 kid around the mall. Ford Explorer = $350 Britax or City Stroller available anywhere. Good for pushing 2 kids on actual walks, on/off bus/train, and on variable pavement (park grass, curbs, Disneyland,etc). BMW - $600 Low-end Uppa. Same functionality as above, better finishes, more bells and whistles, lighter weight. Ferrari - $1,000 high end Uppa or Stokke. Same as above, mostly a status good. And yeah, add $200 for the second/third seats and $100 for stuff caddy/hand warmer. And travel/umbrella stroller is another $50-300. Source: Dad of 3 with kids born at $150k HHI up to $700k HHI. FWIW - we’ve stayed mostly on the Ford Explorer category, straying occasionally into the BMW one.

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One of our colleagues in our industry came up with this price for the client.

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It’s about keeping up with other parents and appearances.

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THIS

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A friend bought a $2000 stroller and it didn’t look THAT pretty. LOL

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Haha which one is it? Uppababy?

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Tell them to ditch that shitty stroller and get the UppaBaby Vista. This bad boy has leather handles and is fire resistant. Best $1000+ they (or someone else) will ever spend.

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The travel bag is awesome for this stroller

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I would expect that to be the price of a stroller at Nordstrom, haha. But I mean you could also go to Target...

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You’re not cheap, OP. These are higher end selections your step-son and his wife have opted for.

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Definitely higher end and a waste of $. With the exception of a car seat, the other stuff is ridiculous.

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Just give them a gift envelope with a $20 bill inside. Pat them on the head and wish them luck. They’re on their own now. 😂😂

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I just purchased a city select lux double for our family. Set me back a cool $900 but worth it. Feels like solid german engineering

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My registry includes $1000 stroller; I’m okay with being judged. I don’t expect anyone to buy that stroller, just contribute the $amount that you planned.

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But aren't you hoping for the $1000 stroller because of your fear of being judged? 🧐

Yep that’s normal now. Signed, broke father of three kids under 5.

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^Make sure you test that stroller like this!

Yes it will need a crash test🤦‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

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OP, take a look at the SNOO bassinet if you want to see crazy prices for baby gear

We got a double stroller... and yeah it did cost close to $1k

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