RE: Desperately seeking stroller help!
I have an Instep Safari that I adore. It is a terrific swivel wheel walking type stroller. I can't say enough how much I like it and am really not sorry to not have bought a more expensive stroller. I never use it indoors, but I have seen people using it in the mall. It retails for around $125. I have found the swivel wheel to be invaluable in many situations, but others don't feel they need it.
Many people are very happy with the Baby Trend jogging stroller that can be found at BRU. I think it runs new around $100.
Another option for light outdoor use are fixed wheel prams like the Emmaljunga EC Sport. They no longer sell these new, but can be found on eBay for less than $200. This may not be the best choice for the beach where larger wheels tend to work better.
Beth, mom to older DD (8/01) and younger DD (10/06) and always missing Leah (4/22 - 5/1/05)