Britax Affinity All-Terrain Stroller Review

britax_affinity1Britax have just added a new all-terrain luxury customizable stroller to their collection called Affinity. The stroller comes with three different frames (black, white, or silver). The seat base is gray, but you can choose the color of your seat liner, canopy, basket liner and strap paddings from six beautiful colors that are part of so called ‘color pack’. The seat liner has such nice padding and is so soft, your child will feel very comfy and snug.

This is an everyday stroller that is great for long walks in the park or running errands. What really impressed me in Affinity is maneuverability. The air filled tires together with adjustable all-wheel suspension create an extremely smooth ride.

The leather covered handle bar has the one-hand grip that makes one-hand navigation super easy. My hands are always full. I am one of those moms who has a phone, cup of coffee, or a dog leash in the other hand. LOL.

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Valco Baby Zee Stroller Review

valco_zee_stroller1The Valco Baby Zee is a lightweight stroller that is full of great features, but has a very compact fold. I think that Zee model has been flying under a radar and I am very surprised it’s not as popular as many other lightweight strollers. It’s designed for every-day use and is very versatile. You can turn it into a travel system, replace the seat with the infant car seat, or turn it into a pram by replacing the seat with a bassinet. You can even add a glider board to it for an older toddler.

Four never-flat tires together with rear-wheels suspension system will provide a very smooth ride. Although it’s not an all-terrain stroller, it will definitely tackle a mommy terrain like grass, gravel or mulch. The maneuverability on Zee model is outstanding! This is a truly one-hand stroller that glides even fully loaded. It also features large canopy, large basket, flip-flop friendly brake, and adjustable foot rest.

The Zee model got a little upgraded in 2013 and now has adjustable handle bar  and a mesh window in the back. What impressed me the most, was how compact the fold is. It will definitely fit into the smallest trunk. With a press of a button you can remove all of the wheels making it even more compact. It also features an automatic lock and standing fold. This puppy weighs only 18 lbs.

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Jané Rider Stroller Review 2014

jane_rider1Jané Rider is a new luxury stroller from a Spanish company ‘Jané’. It’s designed for everyday use like going to a shopping mall, grocery store, or walking in the park. It rolls on four hard rubber wheels with 6″ wheels in the front and 10″ wheels the back. The Rider model performs best on flat surfaces, but can also tackle some ‘mommy terrain’ like grass, gravel, or mulch. The rear suspension with adjustable shock absorber will provide your little one with a comfy ride.

I really like the reversible seat that sits higher on the frame than on most strollers and can be used as a high chair at the cafe or restaurant. By bringing your baby closer to you, it promotes better communication and bonding at early age. The seat has a one-hand lever recline and can accommodate a child from 6 months and up to 40 lbs. You can also remove the seat and replace it with an infant car seat by using a car seat adapter (called ‘Link Fix’ on Jané site).

The Rider model looks very sleek. It comes in three beautiful colors with black or silver frame. The seat has a removable seat liner that has a stylish print on it. The unique feature of Rider model is a VERY compact fold. The folding system reduces the size of the stroller by 30% of the unfolded size. It has one of the most compact folds on the market for a full size stroller. And, you can even fold it with the seat attached. Very cool!  The downsize is a narrow basket that they did in order to make it so compact. It also features adjustable handle bar, adjustable foot rest, easy fold and hand brake (so much better than a foot brake). All these goodness weighs 30 lbs.

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Joovy 2014 Scooter Stroller Review

joovy_scooter_2014_13Joovy Scooter got a serious face lift this year. So serious that I wouldn’t call it Scooter anymore. LOL. There are a lot of differences between the old 2010 Scooter and the new 2014 Scooter. It went from being one of the cheapest Joovy single strollers to one of the most expensive. Are these upgrades worth the money? I think so. The new Scooter is full of luxury features and has a new sporty look.

It’s designed for busy parents that like going to the mall, grocery shopping, or run errands around town. The small sealed bearing wheels perform best on a flat surface, but can also tackle some mommy terrain like grass, gravel, or playground mulch. The maneuverability on Scooter is outstanding! You can easily push it with one hand even fully loaded. Storage is the name of the game in the new Scooter. Aside from a large easy to access basket that can fit a lot of stuff, it has two pockets inside of the seat for your child’s stuff, and two pockets in the back of the canopy for mommy stuff :). For me, the large basket is important bc moms love to shop. It’s our daily therapy session. LOL.

It also has a huge canopy that goes all the way down to the bumper bar providing full coverage. Other features that I really like are: adjustable handle bar, adjustable leg rest, all-wheel suspension, 5 point harness, and easy fold. The roomy seat with a removable seat liners has a deep recline and can accommodate a child from 3 months and up to 55 lbs. If you want to use it from birth, you can covert it into a travel system. The stroller weight is 20 lbs.

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Joovy Qool Stroller Review

joovy_qool2Joovy Qool is the first luxury stroller released by Joovy. It is a full size stroller designed for everyday use like running errands, going to a mall or grocery shopping. The high-tech four wheel suspension system helps to absorb all of the bumps making your stroller glide over rough areas. The sealed bearing wheels are not all-terrain, but will handle some mommy terrain like grass, grave, or mulch with no problem. It has an outstanding maneuverability and can be pushed with one hand.

The stitched leather on the handle bar and the bumper bar add to expensive feel. The roomy seat is reversible and has a super soft insert that can be removed and washed. It can accommodate a child from 3 months and up to 55 lbs. If you want to use it from birth, you can get a car seat adapter and turn it into a travel system.

The Qool model also features adjustable foot rest, 5 point harness, telescoping handle bar, and flip-flop friendly brake. The canopy is absolutely HUGE! It provides full coverage any time of the day. The cool thing about it is that it weighs only 21.5 lbs!

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Contours Bliss 4-in-1 Stroller System Review

contours_bliss15Contours Bliss 4-in-1 Stroller System is the most expensive model in Contours line. This luxury stroller is absolutely amazing! It converts from infant car seat carrier, to pram, to take away carrycot, to a stroller – all in one piece. Since the seat transforms into a carrycot, you don’t even need to purchase a separate bassinet (unlike many other strollers with a bassinet option).

I really like that you can bring the carrycot inside of the house without waking up the baby and use it as another sleeping place. The seat is also reversible and comes with an insert that will provide your newborn with extra support.

The Bliss designed for everyday use like taking a walk in the park, grocery shopping, or going to the mall. A large basket will fit a lot of groceries while never-flat tires with front wheel suspension will provide your little one with a smooth ride. Although it’s not an all-terrain stroller, the wheels are large enough to tackle some mommy terrain like grass, mulch or gravel. The Bliss also features a large canopy, adjustable handle bar, flip-flop friendly brake and easy fold. While it does not have the most compact fold, you can make it less bulky by removing the wheels and the seat. All this goodness weighs 24.8 lbs which is average for a full size stroller.

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Stokke Scoot Stroller Review 2013

stokke_scoot1Stokke Scoot is a new versatile luxury stroller that is designed for on-the-go parents who live in an urban environment. It features roomy padded seat, adjustable foot rest, and one-hand fold. One of the main selling features of Scoot is its reversible seat that is positioned higher on the frame allowing for the child to be closer to you and promoting a better bonding. You can also use it as high chair at the cafe.

Although the recline is very deep and can accommodate a child from birth and up to 45 lbs, I would recommend getting an insert for a newborn. You can also turn it into a travel system by getting a car seat adapter.

The Scoot’s frame is narrower than on average stroller (only 21″) and it can do a 360 degree turn with a push of one finger, which makes it perfect for public transit, navigating busy streets and narrow doorways. The large basket can fit a lot of groceries in case you decide to go shopping. The large canopy with the ventilation panel will provide plenty of sun protection and great air circulation on a hot summer day. The handle bar can be adjusted for shorter and taller parents.

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Baby Jogger City Mini 4-Wheel Stroller Review

city_mini_4_wheel17Baby Jogger City Mini 4-Wheel stroller is almost identical to the City Mini model, but it has 4 wheels instead of three. That’s pretty much is the main difference between the two.

It has all the feature we love so much in City Mini like huge canopy, roomy seat, infinite recline, and one-hand fold. The 4-Wheel model has a larger weight limit and can accommodate a child from birth and up to 65 lbs. It also weighs almost 20 lbs, which is more than City Mini that is only 16.8 lbs.

I got many emails asking which City Mini is better 3-wheel or 4-wheel and I think it’s a  matter of preference. The 4-wheel model is more stable and is easier to maneuver, while 3-wheel has lower weight capacity and weighs less.

I personally like the original City Mini because for me light weight is very important. I also would like to add, that this is NOT a jogging stroller despite being made by Baby Jogger. Many parents get confused by the name of the company and think that they only have jogging strollers. This is more for everyday use like going to the store, mall, or park.

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