Mountain Buggy Cosmopolitan Stroller Review

buggy_cosmopolitan13Mountain Buggy Cosmopolitan is a luxury slick modern stroller that is designed for parents who live in a city. Its main feature is a reversible seat that allows your child to look at you or the world. It also converts into a FLAT BED for a newborn, so you don’t even need to buy a bassinet. It is a very compact stroller with an easy fold. The all-wheel suspension and Aerotech tires, create an amazing  maneuverability and provide a smooth ride.

Although it’s not an all-terrain stroller, it can easily tackle playground mulch, grass in the park, or gravel. This stroller is full of great features like a large canopy, adjustable foot rest, and a huge basket that can handle 22 lbs of stuff!

The Cosmopolitan weighs 26 lbs which is quite average for a full size luxury stroller with a reversible seat. It can be used from birth and up to 44 lbs. Since the seat is removable, you can use it as a frame by taking the seat out and replacing it with a car seat.

It gets a perfect score of 5 out of 5 stars from me because it is almost perfect. The only thing that needs improvement is its non-adjustable handle bar. I also wish it was not as bulky and weighed a little less.

The Cosmopolitan retails for around $549 on Amazon (free shipping/free returns and no sales tax). It doesn’t come with any accessories except for the bumper bar. I wish the cup holder was included. There is also no pram option, but I guess you don’t really need it since the seat converts into a flat bed.

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Bugaboo Bee Stroller Review

bugaboo_bee2Bugaboo Bee is a luxury stroller that is the lightest model in the Bugaboo collection. Parents love it for its great maneuverability, easy fold, and reversible seat option. You can take to the mall, doctor’s office or public transit with no problems. It is very compact and is designed for on-the-go parents who live in an urban environment and who has a LOT of money. Since it rolls on small 6″ wheels, don’t expect it to do well on grass or mulch. The Bee model is designed for flat surfaces ONLY!

The seat has almost a flat recline so you can use it from birth and up to 37.5 lbs. You can also use it as a frame by removing the seat and replacing it with an infant car seat (you will need to purchase a car seat adapter compatible with your car seat). Weighing 18.5 lbs, the Bee model is somewhere in between a regular stroller and the umbrella stroller. I think it is a little too heavy to be an umbrella stroller and at the same time, the wheels are too small for a full size one. However, it costs like two full featured size strollers. LOL.

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Peg Perego Vela Easy Drive Stroller Review

peg_perego_vela2Peg Perego Vela Easy Drive is a lightweight stroller that is designed for running errands, quick trips to the store, and traveling. It has a good size canopy, large wheels and a big basket. It is very easy to navigate and maneuver with one hand. The roomy seat can accommodate a child from 6 months and up to 45 lbs and you can also convert it to a travel system by using Peg Perego car seat. Parents with back problems, like me, will be happy to know that it weighs only 15.8 lbs.

The large wheels and all-wheel suspension helps a little (but very little) to smooth out the bumps. It is an EASY DRIVE, but only if you stay on the flat surface. It is not all-terrain stroller and it doesn’t handle uneven pavement, grass or mulch that well. It is ok for a short 15 min walk in the park, but not anything longer than that. After a while (about 20 min), I usually get tired of pushing it.

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Peg Perego Book Plus Stroller Review

peg_perego_book_plus1When I saw Peg Perego Book Plus for the first time, it blew me away! It is a new generation stroller that has a reversible seat, large basket and a canopy to die for. The canopy is so big, that it goes all the way down to a foot rest covering your child completely!

The seat has a totally flat recline making it great for newborn. What I really love is that if you lift the foot rest and completely recline the seat, you can create a bassinet environment for your baby by using an INCLUDED foot muff. You don’t even need to get a bassinet! You can also turn it into a travel system be replacing the seat with an infant car seat. There is also a bassinet option for parents who want a pram.

Another important feature of Book Plus is an easy ONE-HAND FOLD. Everybody loves the way City Mini and B-Agile folds. Who want’s to bend down to the ground to fold it? Well, Book Plus has the same type of fold. It folds like a book! LOL. You can have a child in one hand and fold it with the other. It weighs 22 lbs, which is an average weight for a reversible-seat stroller with so many features.

The big wheels and all-wheel suspension help to smooth out the bumps. You can take this stroller for a walk in the park, grocery store, or doctor’s appointment. The maneuverability is great! You can easily navigate the store by pushing it with one hand. Although it is not an all-terrain stroller, the wheels are big enough (7″ and 10″) to handle grass, playground mulch or uneven pavement. It is very practical stroller that will grow with your baby. You can use it from birth and up to 45 lbs.

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Britax B-Nimble Stroller Review

britax_b_nimble1Britax B-Nimble is a lightweight umbrella stroller that has a lot of great features of a full size stroller and can be transform into a travel system, which not many umbrella strollers can do. It has a very roomy seat with a deep recline and a weight capacity of 55 lbs.v The B-Nimble rolls on hard rubber 5.5″ wheels and performs best on the flat surface.

Now, this is not an all-terrain stroller, so you will have difficulties going over grass, mulch or gravel. It’s great for on-the-go parents who likes to go to the mall, grocery store, or to run errands around town. It weighs only 14 lbs and can be carried over the shoulder by using an attached strap. Other features include adjustable foot rest, easy fold, and lot of storage. It also comes with a number of accessories like cup holder, car seat adapter, adapter strap, and rain cover.

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Britax B-Ready Stroller Review

britax_b_ready2Britax B-Ready is a luxury stroller that gain popularity because of the reversible seat and the ability to transform into a double inline stroller with an addition of the second seat. You can also easily turn it into a travel system by getting a car seat adapter or you can use it as a frame by replacing the seat with an infant car seat or a bassinet. It has over 14 different seat combinations! This stroller grows with your family and is perfect if you are planning on having a second child in the near future.

B-Ready is designed for flat surfaces. You can take it to the park, run errands or go to the mall, but it will feel bumpy if you try to tackle grass, mulch or gravel. It is not an all-terrain stroller. The maneuverability is great even with both seats fully loaded.

It’s full of features like large accessible basket, nice canopy, adjustable handle bar, and adjustable foot rest. The foam filled rubber wheels will never go flat and all-wheel suspension will provide your child with a smooth ride. B-Ready is very stable and will not tip over even with a heavy child climbing into a 2nd smaller seat. It is a great double stroller, but if you are going to use it ONLY as a single, it is not the best choice. It weighs about 27 lbs in a single mode and 36 lbs in double.

I gave it 5 out of 5 stars because it’s almost perfect. As you probably noticed, I rarely give a stroller 5 stars, but I think B-Ready is a great solution for parents who are planning on heaving a second child. The only thing I would change is a handle bar, would like to see a telescoping one. That’s it! It is on the heavier side, but I don’t think they couldn’t made it any lighter without it being unstable with the second seat. The price ranges anywhere from $360 – $499 depending on the color and the seller. I found it on Amazon for $399 (free shipping/free return and no tax). Keep in mind, the price vary depending on the color.

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BOB Revolution CE Stroller Review

bob_revolution_ceThis is one of my favorite strollers! BOB Revolution CE is a great for walking around the neighborhood, long walks in the park, and light jogging. This CE (City Edition) model is designed for active parents who like to walk more than run. This is NOT a power jogging stroller. If you are looking for a jogger, SE (Sport Edition) model would be a better choice.

I like to go for light jogging, but more often prefer to walk. We have a lot of trails near my house, so I put my baby Sophia in the stroller, grab phone, keys and my little Yorkie (in this order) and walk out of the house. Sophia usually falls asleep within first 10 min and I have some time to call my friends to catch up.

Since I always have my phone in one hand, I push the stroller and hold the leash with another. The stroller has to be easy-to-push and navigate in order for me to do it all at once. Well, the CE model is truly one handed stroller. I don’t recommend it for shopping because it is very wide (25.5″) and very long (51.5″). You will be constantly hitting display stands with the front wheel.

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BOB Stroller Strides Fitness Stroller Review

bob_stroller_strides1BOB Stroller Strides Fitness model was released after BOB teamed up with a nationwide exercise program called Stroller Strides®. It is a very popular stroller-based fitness program designed for moms who want to get in shape while spending time with their kids outdoors (no babysitter!). It incorporates power walking, strength, toning, songs and activities. BOB Stroller Strides Fitness Stroller is based on a top selling BOB Revolution model.

And just like Revolution, it has 16″ tires and high-impact polymer wheels. Both strollers are identical, that is why you are not going to find separate reviews for this stroller. The only difference is when you order Fitness model, you will get a parent console ($30 if you buy it separately) and a fitness kit that includes two exercise tubes of different tension, a Stroller Strides exercise manual, and coupons for a week of free Stroller Strides classes. Oh, almost forgot! The most important feature of this stroller is it’s red color.

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