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I just can't fathom you'd pay $700 for a stroller that can't even get you past preschool. I get it that you aren't likely to use it a lot at those ages, but 40 lb weight capacity is way too small to me. I have a pretty averaged sized 3 yr old that is approaching that & although he loves to walk, he still can't do a whole zoo on his own.
I have a Cybex Topaz (bought here at Woot) and LOVE it. It's a PITA in the opening & closing (and I've owned plenty of strollers to be able to compare - this model bombed on that part of its design) but it's great in every other way & is rated to 55 lbs at a fraction of the price of the Phil & Ted. It also takes from newborn on up & can be made compatible with a car seat to use as travel system also (although newborn can go into it without car seat). And the best part? It folds tiny & weight like 12 lbs - so even petite mommas like me can feel like it's easy to load in & out & carry. Even now my averaged sized 6 yr old can set comfortably in it as much as a baby can & he squeezes in right under the weight limit. Not useful most days, but still awesome after an all day trip to an amusement park or the like & great for when he was 5 & had to be in a leg brace for 8 weeks. It saves us a lot of hassle. ;)
spending my kid's college funds one woot off at a time