|the original travel system we had|
It served me well until he was around a year old, and then I found it too large for a quick trip to the mall. I bought a small umbrella stroller, and used that the odd time I needed it until he was around 2, when we stopped using it altogether.
When Mr. K was born, I still had the same travel system and it came in handy - I used a baby carrier more often when we went out when he was an infant, and as he got older I found the stroller to clunky. It took up so much room in the back of the jeep, that I had trouble loading my weekly groceries around it.
I didn't like the umbrella stroller because there really was no support, so I found a stroller that was just a bit bigger than an umbrella stroller, but was super sturdy.
I read somewhere that the average family will go through FIVE strollers when their kids are young, and thought it was crazy, but then realized that I used 3 (and while we were at Disney World when Mr. K was an infant, we rented a jogging stroller and I was in love with it - if they hadn't been so expensive, I would have bought one when we got home).
Did you use a stroller for your kids? How many did you have?