How to Decide Between the Maclaren Triumph and Maclaren Techno XT by gyvwpsjkko


									?My mother is from England. Although she loves my American father, she didn't quite
love relocating to the states. She did her best to support her home country in every
way possible. She petitioned to have our small road renamed Three Lions Drive,
anytime my father flew the American flag she made sure there was a spot for the
English flag and she even named my older sister Rose.

One of my earliest memories is how excited she was when my Maclaren stroller
arrived. She sat me in it and told me all about how not only were these the best
buggies on the market, but also the original (Mom will have to forgive me for calling
them strollers instead of buggies).

The other weekend I announced to my parents that I'm three months pregnant. By
Monday I received a gift certificate from mom for Albee Baby. Perhaps she thinks in
the days of internet and fast food, everything is done quicker. I tried to explain I still
have another six months before we'll even really see the baby. She just replied, You
can never be too prepared. Now which Maclaren Stroller will you get? The Maclaren
Triumph or Maclaren Techno XT? I guess someone's been keeping up with the baby
stroller trends! I, on the other hand, had no idea what she was talking about!

My mom would be devastated if I didn't get a Maclaren stroller. She'd say, You know,
you're my daughter and English, too! And then there'd be a bit of silent treatment. It
was much easier to listen from the start. Besides, I remember being very found of my
own Maclaren stroller back in the day.

While doing research I found that while the Maclaren Techno XT could be used from
birth, the Maclaren Triumph could not. Infants need to lay completely flat in the
stroller and the Techno XT fully reclines. The Triumph can be used once the baby is
three months.

I noticed that Maclaren offers a lifetime warranty on all strollers. Impressive. I started
by checking out the Maclaren Techno XT. It only weighs 15 pounds and has a
carrying strap, which I liked because my husband, David, and I love car trips and
traveling. Portability is a priority. The Maclaren Triumph is even lighter at 11.5
pounds and is umbrella fold making it compact and easy to store.

Both the Maclaren Techno XT and Maclaren Triumph seemed like perfect strollers
with five point harnesses, foot operated parking brakes, lightweight aluminum frames
and other extras like rain covers and shopping baskets. I was having a tough time
picking. I did think it was really neat the Techno XT has reversible liners with one
side patterned and the other solid. It would be like having two strollers! But David
thought that was a poor deciding factor.

Finally, we rationalized it would be best to get a stroller we could use right away. We
were decided on the Maclaren Techno XT when we got a delivery from UPS. It was
from David's mother and it was a Techno XT. Seriously. And she's not even an overly
patriotic Brit! So that made our decision easier. We placed an order for the Maclaren
Triumph and thought two strollers could definitely be useful, especially with how
active we are. And it would be like having three strollers! Besides, you never know,
maybe baby will have a sibling soon. Well, not too soon. I do still have six months to
go on this pregnancy. I really am my mother's daughter!

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