2015 Stokke Scoot V2 Stroller Review

stokke-scoot-v2-2The new 2015 Stokke Scoot V2 has been creating quite a buzz lately. It’s an updated version of the beloved Stokke Scoot which is a lightweight compact luxury stroller with a reversible seat. Unlike the old Scoot, the Scoot V2 has larger thicker wheels and better handle bar. I did like the old model a LOT, but the new V2 model is to die for! The larger thicker wheels really made a huge difference and put V2 above many others.

Now, you can not only take it to the mall, or grocery shopping, but you can also go to the park for a long walk, or tackle uneven pavement of the city. Although it’s still not all-terrain stroller, it can handle a lot more of different terrains while providing your child with a smooth ride.

I think this is a great choice for an urban lifestyle. I swear, sometimes the city streets are worse than forest trails. LOL. It’s also very stylish and modern stroller which is perfect for city moms who are always following the new trends. I also like the large canopy, adjustable foot rest, large easy to access basket and deep recline. Another great features of Scoot is the ONE-HAND fold that everybody wants to have.

It does not have a bassinet option, but there is a Soft Bag (sold separately) for a newborn that you can insert right into the seat creating a bassinet like enclosed environment. You can also replace the seat with an infant car seat turning it into a travel system. The stroller weight limit is 45 lbs.

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Chicco Echo Umbrella Stroller Review

chicco-echo9The first time I saw Chicco Echo umbrella stroller I was at the park with my daughter Sophia and one of the moms had her son in it. My first impression was what a cool modern looking stroller! I absolutely loved the bright fresh color (it was turquoise) of the seat and the frame. I think that the combination of the black and color frame together with the black handle bars give it a very sleek and stylish look. Have you noticed that more and more companies have been doing color frames lately? I think it’s a new hot thing. Of course I had to come over, meet the mom and take a look at the stroller up close.

The Chicco Echo is a lightweight umbrella stroller that is very basic, but is very affordable. It retails for only $99 which makes it perfect for traveling. Let’s say you are going to visit your relatives in another state and you want something lightweight and compact that you can take with you on the plane and later on to the restaurant, shopping or park, but you don’t want to spend a lot of money, Chicco Echo would be a good choice. Also, if it gets damaged at the airport (which happens a lot when you check it in), you are not going to be too upset because you only spend $99.

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20 New Strollers for 2015 You Don’t Want To Miss

20-new-strollers-2015Last year I thought that strollers couldn’t get any better until I saw new strollers for 2015.  Now, it’s even harder to choose a stroller with so many amazing models out there.

If you are having stroller nightmares, I feel your pain. I am lucky my daughter who is 2.5 years almost doesn’t need a stroller anymore, otherwise I would probably end up with 10 of them for every kind of event. LOL.

Anyways, in this post I wanted to tell you about 20 new most anticipated strollers for 2015. Most of the strollers listed below are already available for purchase, but there are a few that are still not out.

For those strollers that will be coming out later, I tried to post as much information, photos and videos as I could find. As a result, it took me a whole week to put this post together. I hope you find it helpful.

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Top 10 Strollers For 2015 You Can Buy Right Now

top-ten-300    I’ve already posted an article about 20 new strollers that you can expect to see sometime in 2015, but I know some of you need a stroller right now and don’t want to wait. That is why I wanted to post a list of  top 10 best baby strollers that you can get today. While some of the strollers below have been recently released or updated, others have been around the block for some time, but still hold their spot.

All these stroller have been already tested by many parents and have received the highest ratings. And since the features are just as important as the price you are paying for them, I’ve also personally tested all of them to make sure you get the highest quality and the best value.

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BOB Revolution Pro Stroller Review 2015

bob-revolution-pro1Recently, BOB has released two new jogging strollers Revolution Flex and Revolution Pro. Both models is an upgrade to beloved Revolution SE. The updated models have such minor changes, I don’t know why BOB felt the need to give them new names. Now, I think it’s even more confusing with so many similar models out there. Anyways, the main change that both Flex and Pro have is an adjustable handle bar  with nine different positions.

Aside from different colors the Pro model has a hand brake attached to the handle bar while Flex does not. That’s it! The addition of the adjustable handle bar did increase the weight a little. Other than that it stayed ABSOLUTELY the same.

Just like SE, the Pro model features huge oversized canopy, roomy seat, large basket, and adjustable 5 point harness. The large basket underneath the seat is not the only storage. It also has two mesh pockets inside of the seat for your child to store his toys and a large mesh pocket in the back for parents to store their essentials. The seat can accommodate a child from 3 months and up to 70 lbs. If you want to use it from birth you can turn it into a travel system by purchasing a car seat adapter.

The most important feature of Pro is the wheels. It rolls on large air-filled tires with adjustable state of the art suspension system that provides a VERY smooth ride. From my experience, BOB has one of the best suspension systems on the market. The front wheel is swivel, but can be locked straight. The fold is very easy and as compact as it can be with a jogger.

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Nuna Pepp Stroller Review

nuna-pepp-stroller2Nuna is a new Dutch company that has recently appeared on US market. Nuna Pepp is their first stroller that was introduced to US a couple of years ago.

The Pepp is a compact luxury stroller designed for running errands, traveling and public transit. Because of the small wheels, it does best on the flat surfaces, but can handle some mommy terrain like grass, mulch or uneven pavement.

You will like a roomy seat made out of plush certified Oeko-Tex® fabric. The seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to 50 lbs. It also has TRAVEL SYSTEM capability and works with Nuna Pipa and Nuna Pipa Lite car seats. The adjustable leg rest will provide your younger child with more room to stretch. The adjustable handle bar is great for taller and shorter parents.

When you look at the Pepp model, right away you can notice a unique frame design and wider wheels. It looks very modern and stylish. Pepp’s main features is it’s compact flat fold that works great for small trunks and traveling.

What I really like about Nuna is that their products are made in an eco-friendly and ISO-certified factory and consists of quality materials. They try eliminate the use of toxic chemicals as much as possible. Being made by an European company is also a plus. You will be surprised, but many parents want to buy ONLY European strollers. It’s their main criteria when shopping for a stroller!

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Top 10 Best Selling Lightweight Umbrella Strollers for 2014

top10-umbrella-strollersLightweight umbrella strollers are the most used type of strollers among the parents. When your child is young, you need a lot of different features to keep him safe and comfortable. You also stuck carrying a huge diaper bag with everything in the world in it. As the kids get older, they become more and more active and need less stuff.

Most of the time my 2-year old doesn’t even want to seat in the stroller, so I take it with me just in case she wants to take a nap or needs a diaper change.

So, why do parents love umbrella strollers so much? Well, the light weight of umbrella stroller makes it easier to take it in and out of the car. Compact fold allows you to fit more stuff in you trunk. Also, it’s great for public transit. Small foot print let’s you navigate in tight spaces like narrow store aisle, elevators, parking lot, and doctor’s office with ease.

While there are a lot of pros, there are also some cons. Because of the compact fold, most umbrella strollers have small hard to access basket, so don’t plan on going grocery shopping with it. The canopies are not as big as on full size models. There usually two handle bars that are non adjustable. Deep recline is not always an option. Also, many don’t have very good seat padding.

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Joovy Groove Ultralight Umbrella Stroller Review

joovy-groove-ultralight14The Joovy has recently introduced a new stroller called Joovy Groove Ultralight which is a lighter version of a very popular Groove model. I don’t know how they did it, but Ultralight model is 5 lbs lighter than the original. While weighing only 12 lbs (hard to believe right?), it is full of great features like deep recline, large canopy, and compact fold.

The Goove Ultralight is one of a few umbrella strollers that has a 149 degree recline (which is very deep), that is great for long naps and on-the-fly diaper changes. To give your child even more stretching room they’ve included an adjustable leg rest.

Once the seat is recline, there is a large opening in the back that provides nice air circulation during hot summer day. When the weather gets chilly, you can cover it with the attached closure. The seat can accommodate a child from 3 months and up to 55 lbs. It does NOT take infant car seat.

There are plenty of storage! Aside from the medium size basket which is typical for an umbrella stroller, there is also a zipper pocket in the back of the canopy  two mesh pockets inside of the seat and a mesh bottle holder/mesh pocket for small items.

The tall parents will be happy to see tall ergonomically positioned handle bars located at 41″ from the ground. The fold is very easy and has an automatic lock. There is also a shoulder strap for easy transportation. And at 12 lbs it’s really a shoulder kind of stroller. What I really like about it that despite the light weight it is still a very sturdy stroller.

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