This early afternoon, I hauled Chris over to Nordstrom so that we could test out some strollers and car seats. The sales assistant was quite helpful and showed us some of the limited models on my list, and we further narrowed down the strollers that we wanted. In addition, I’m pretty set on a specific infant car seat to get, as well. We immediately eliminated the super popular and bulky Uppababy Vista and Cruz strollers. They are far too big, and the Cruz is pathetic in that it doesn’t even close up all the way. The Cruz itself would take up the bulk of a car trunk’s space, which is ridiculous when you think about it regardless of whether you own a car or not. The sales assistant was pretty blunt about the strollers: if you are the kind of person who doesn’t take a car or public transit or leave your own neighborhood, and all you want to do is push your stroller around your own neighborhood, then the Vista or Cruz is likely for you. If you actually plan to go on trains and other boroughs and travel, you will hate these Uppababy models. So that was an easy decision. Since they didn’t have all the models I wanted to see in person, I have to do another visit to a different baby store uptown to get a better sense of finalizing what we end up getting. We’re getting closer to the end of this decision making process!