Graco Breaze Click Connect Lightweight Umbrella Stroller Review

graco-breaze-stroller1Graco Breaze Click Connect is a lightweight umbrella stroller that takes an infant car seat. This is a very sturdy umbrella stroller that is full of great features that parents want. The one-hand recline goes to almost a flat position making the naps and diaper changes comfy experience.

The large basket will fit your medium to large diaper bag. The big canopy provides plenty of shade protection. Breaze is designed for flat surfaces, but can tackle some occasional mommy terrain like grass, mulch or uneven pavement.

It also features nicely added seat back, adjustable leg rest, 5-point adjustable harness, single foot brake, and carry strap.

The fold is a BREEZE! It’s really easy to fold with only ONE HAND. No foot needed! I was able to fold it while holding my child in the other hand. It has an automatic lock and very compact umbrella fold. The weight of 17.5 lbs is about average for an umbrella stroller with the car seat capabilities.

I gave it 4 out of 5 stars because I think Graco is really stepping up and wants this to be a serious competition for popular strollers like Chicco Liteway and Maclaren XT. You are probably wondering if it’s so great, why didn’t it get the highest rating? Well, there are a few things that can be improved.

The foot rest is located too close to the seat making it inconvenient for a older toddler to place his/her feet. The seat back is 18″ which is on a shorter side. Plus, the material at the top of the seat back will prevent a taller toddler from taking nap with a recline.

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Bumbleride Indie 4 Stroller Review

bumbleride-indie4-2If you’ve been reading my blog, you know how much I love the Indie model. That is why I was so exited about release of the Indie 4. Some parents want to have four wheels instead of three because they feel that four wheels provide better stability. I think it’s matter of preference. In my opinion, four wheels ARE more stable and easier to navigate in tight spaces, but they weigh more and take up more space in your trunk.  So you have to see what’s more important for you the weight or the stability. Here is my full review of Indie model.

The Indie 4 model is designed for everyday use like going to the mall, running errands, walks at the park or a beach. It’s NOT a jogger unlike the Indie model, but has all-terrain wheels and comes with a matching BASSINET so you can use it from birth. I think Bumbleride is trying to create serious competition for popular UPPABaby Vista model which also has all-terrain tires and comes with a matching bassinet. You can also convert Indie 4 to a travel system by using included universal car seat adapter.

I was happy to see that Indie 4 has some of the same features as Indie like oversized canopy, adjustable leg rest, deep recline, nicely padded roomy seat, adjustable handle bar, 5-point harness, huge basket, storage pocket, and easy fold. The seat has a deep recline and can accommodate a child from birth and up to 55 lbs. This buggy weighs 22 lbs which is 2 lbs more than Indie model. The extra weight comes as a result of an extra wheel.

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Chicco Liteway Umbrella Stroller Review

chicco-liteway2The Chicco Liteway is one of the most popular umbrella strollers on today’s market.  It has been rated the best umbrella stroller by many website because of the combination of value and features. Many parents already have heavier bulkier strollers and want to buy something lighter, more compact, and inexpensive for short trips, running errands, and traveling.

The Chicco Liteway model is designed exactly for that. It has a roomy seat with deep one-hand recline that can accommodate a child from birth and up to 40 lbs. Typically, umbrella strollers are not designed for a newborn, but Liteway is very sturdy and has great back support so you can use from birth. Of course I would add a special padding for a newborn before putting a baby into the seat.

The maneuverability on Liteway is great. It rolls on four hard rubber wheels with rear suspension system and swivel front wheels. It’s designed for flat surfaces, but can handle some terrain if you lock the front wheels. It also has an easy compact 3D fold with an automatic lock for storage. This is not your over-the-shoulder type of umbrella stroller. It weighs 17 lbs and is designed more for transporting in the car rather than carrying around. It also features adjustable 5 point harness, adjustable leg rest, carry strap, medium size basket, and mediocre canopy.

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Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience Stroller Review

summer-infant-3d-lite1Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience is currently one of THE MOST popular umbrella strollers on the market. Why? Because it has high weight limit, deep recline, very lightweight, and budget friendly. And that’s exactly what most of the parents want in an umbrella stroller.

Nobody want’s to spend hundreds of dollars on a second or third stroller especially when parents already have bulky heavy travel systems and full size strollers with large wheels that cost an arm and a leg. Who wants to carry them around while traveling or using public transit?

Well, Summer Infant 3D Lite is design specially for that. Great for on-the-go parents that like to run errands around town, going to the mall, theme parks, or traveling on the plane. Weighing ONLY 12 lbs, it’s easy to throw over your shoulder when you are on the go.

You will be pleased with a deep recline that is great for an afternoon nap. The roomy seat is also very tall (28″ to the canopy) which is important if you have a tall child. The seat is designed for kids from 6 months and up to 50 lbs.

Storage will not be a problem since it comes with a cup holder, roomy basket, and a storage pocket for small items. This is very good size basket for such a light stroller. It also featured nice size canopy with a sunvisor, tall handle bars, front wheel suspension, carry strap, and easy fold. On the website they say it’s an one-hand fold, but you will also need to use your foot. So, a hand and a foot fold. LOL. I was able to fold it with my 2-year old daughter in my arms.

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BOB Revolution Flex Stroller Review 2015

bob_revolution_flex2I love BOB strollers! They are sporty, stylish and high quality. This time BOB has release a new stroller called Revolution Flex. This new model is an upgrade to the beloved Revolution SE. The only difference between the two is the adjustable handle bar that people have been asking for a LONG time. That’s it! The handle bar has 9 different positions and goes from 34″ up to 45″ from the ground.

I can’t believe that they gave it a different name because of the handle bar. BOB has already many similar models like SE, CE and Strides Fitness to choose from.  Now, parents will be confused even more. They  should have just released it with the same name as an upgrade for 2014. The other thing that is new are the colors. Flex comes in four different colors with silver or black frame.

It also has a huge oversized canopy, very room seat, 5 point harness, large basket, and easy fold. But the most important feature of Flex are the large air-filled tires and the state-of-the art suspension system that makes the ride super smooth. These tires can go through anything! That’s why this is THE BEST jogging stroller on today’s market. Just like SE it weighs only 25 lbs which is an average weight for a jogger.

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Britax B-Agile 4 Stroller Review

britax-b-agile4-1Britax B-Agile 4 is the same as B-Agile only with four wheels. As soon as Britax has released it, I got a lot of emails from parents asking if four wheels are better than three. I think that four wheels are a little more stable when you going over terrain, but three wheels are easier to navigate when you on the flat surface. Also, keep in mind that strollers with four wheels weigh more because of that extra wheel.

The B-Agile weighs only 16.5 lbs, while B-Agile 4 is 20 lbs. The 3.5 lbs is not a big difference, but it can be a pain especially if you have a baby in one hand and trying to fold and load the stroller into the car with the other.

Just like the original model the B-Agile 4 is a great stroller for on the go parents. You can take it to the park, mall, grocery shopping or doctor’s office with no problems. The hard rubber tires are not all-terrain, but will tackle some grass, mulch or uneven pavement. B-Agile is one of the most popular strollers in the US. It has even made it top 10 best strollers list. Many celebrities picked it over expensive luxury strollers.

The B-Agile 4 also has that easy one-hand fold and so many great features like huge canopy, very roomy seat, mesh window, and large basket. Besides the basket underneath, there is also a large storage pocket on the back of the canopy where you can put small items. It also has a travel system capability and even comes with Britax infant car seat adapter.

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Peg Perego Book Pop-Up Stroller Review

peg-perego-book-pop-up18After seeing the success of UppaBaby Vista stroller that has a reversible seat and a matching bassinet, Peg Perego decided to release the  Book Pop-up model. This is a luxury stroller that has reversible seat and comes with a matching bassinet. It’s designed for everyday life like running errands, going the to mall and to the park. The wheels are NOT all-terrain, but will handle some so called ‘mommy terrain’ like grass, mulch or uneven pavement. The polyurethane airless tires with ball bearings and all-wheel suspension create a smooth ride and make the wheels turn on a dime. This is a truly one-hand stroller with great venerability.

The fold stayed the same as in Book and Book Plus models. I will do comparison between the models later, but they have a lot of the same features. The Book Pop-Up is a little more luxurious than other models. It has a leather handle bar and a leather bumper bar. The basket is huge and very accessible even with the seat fully reclined. The canopy is humongous! It goes down all the way to the leg rest shielding your child completely. It also features adjustable handle bar, adjustable leg rest, automatic lock, standing fold, and 5 point harness. The stroller weighs 23.7 lbs which is a great weight for a reversible seat model.

You can convert Book Pop-up into a pram by replacing the seat with an included bassinet or convert it into a travel system by replacing it with an infant car seat. There is no additional adapters needed if you are using Peg Perego Viaggio Infant Car Seat. The included bassinet is very cool. It has a large canopy with a dark mesh panel, adjustable head rest inside with three positions, curved outside bottom for back and forth rocking and a removable cover. It can be used as free standing bassinet at home and even has a compact fold.

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Joovy TooFold Stroller Review

joovy_toofold14Joovy TooFold is a luxury versatile stroller with a creative frame design and some unique features. It has unusually shaped seat that might look small, but in fact is very room and comfortable. The main features of TooFold is it’s BUILT-IN stand-in board that can hold a second older child. It can be quickly fold up when not used. How great is that? No attaching, no carrying board with you. Easy. Another great thing about this model is it’s ability to convert into a double inline stroller with the addition of the second seat. The main seat can accommodate a child from 3 months and up to 45 lbs while the second seat is designed for an older child from 6 months and up to 45 lbs.

Basically, it’s designed for everyday life like running errands, going the park, or grocery store. While technically it’s not an all-terrain stroller, the large 12″ air-filled rear wheels will go through any type of terrain unless you are trail walking. The front-wheel suspension helps to absorb the bumps.

I found the adjustable double handle very unique. It can not only adjust up and down, but also to the sides. You will love going shopping with TooFold because it has tons of storage. While the basket is a medium size, the included waterproof shopping bag is huge and can hold a lot of groceries. There are also two small pockets for small items.

I have a mixed feelings about this one. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars because while it’s scored extra points for unique design, built-in board, lightweight, large wheels, and the double seat option, I was not impressed with the hard to access basket, mediocre canopy, second seat age limit, stability, bulkiness and a high price tag. It really depends on your lifestyle and matter of preferences. Are you ready to overlook all the cons because of the built-in board, double option, lightweight, and large wheels? If yes, I would say go for it!

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