As you all know, I'm nuts when it comes to walking the grandboys in their double stroller. I'm nuts when it comes to walking, period. Dear Hubby and I got out on the glorious Saturday we just had and walked 5 miles, stopping for coffee in the sunshine along the way. With our infamous dreary, wet Oregon fall/winter weather just ahead of us, I purchased a Jeep brand Stroller Starter Kit when I was at Walmart on Saturday doing my shopping. This one advertised on Walmart's online site is $19.97. Buying it instore, it cost me $16...plus there are no shipping and handling charges, which saves even more.
Anyway...with all that said...I thought, "What a great shower gift!" What comes inside is the plastic rain cover, a see-through netting for summer months to keep out bugs, a mesh bag you can hang on the handle to carry your cell phone, etc., and a little bag of 12 Linkables to link toys/pacifiers to the stroller without them dropping them on the sidewalk every 10 seconds for us to pick up. The one I bought is for a single stroller, which I also have, now that Dylan's walking beside me most of the time. I'll be purchasing a rain slicker for him this coming weekend to keep him dry. Once the inclement weather comes I cut down the length of our walks quite a bit but I'm still a great believer in getting the boys outside in lots of fresh air.
If you know a mom-to-be who you think will be out walking her baby a lot, I think this would be a great shower gift. I wish I'd had it back from the beginning when Dylan first arrived on the scene, but I've still got a year or two of Cooper still riding along so I feel it was money well spent.