The Babyhome has introduced two new strollers at the ABC Kids Expo 2015 called Vida and Vida Plus. Both of these models are upgraded version of the popular Emotion model. The Vida is still a lightweight stroller, but is wider, taller and has more features than Emotion.
Vida has slightly larger wheels for better maneuverability, adjustable handle bar for shorter and taller parents, mesh windows on the side of the seat for better air circulation, larger canopy with attachable sunvisor, and a deep almost flat recline suitable for a newborn. Another interesting accessory that was added for a newborn is a soft nest that you can put on top of the reclined seat to provide your baby with bassinet like environment.
Just like Emotion, Vida has adjustable leg rest, large basket, flip-flop-friendly brake, 5-point harness, all-wheel suspension, and very compact fold. It can also be converted into a travel system and works with Nuna, Cybex, and Maxi-Cosi car seats. Since Emotion also works with Graco infant car seats, Vida might too, but the Babyhome rep didn’t mention it. We will need to wait and see.
With all of these great new features, the weight of Vida has increased to 15 lbs comparing to Emotion that weighs only 13 lbs. This is still very light for a stroller that can take a car seat. While this is probably not going to work as your main stroller, it would be a great choice as a second lighter one. You can get Vida in one of the four beautiful colors for only $399 (free shipping). BTW, Emotion is on sale now for only $250 on Amazon.
-Great canopy. The canopy might not look that big, but it comes with a large attachable sunvisor that you can attach to the last panel to provide your child with more coverage. The canopy has a small peekaboo window with a magnetic closure.
-Adjustable handle bar. The adjustable handle bar goes from 30″ all the way up to 41″ from the ground. It has a nice soft foam covering.
-Run-away strap. The run-away strap attached to the handle bar is an additional safety feature.
-Seat. The seat is 13″ wide with a 18″ seat back and a measurement of 22″ from the back of the seat to the top of the canopy. Since taller toddlers often like to ride in the stroller, I wish the seat back would be a little taller. The 20″ is an average for most strollers. The canopy height could also be a little taller at around 24″. The seat has a deep strap recline that goes to almost flat position suitable for a newborn. It can accommodate a child up to 50 lbs. When the seat is reclined, you can lift up the canopy material in the back for better air circulation. There are also two mesh windows on the sides.
-5-point harness. It has padded adjustable 5-point harness with a center release buckle.
-Adjustable leg rest. The leg rest adjusts up and down.
-Large basket. The basket is pretty large comparing to the umbrella stroller, but is medium compared to the full-size stroller. It would probably fit your large diaper bag, but not more than that. Because there is no crossbar, it’s very easy to access from the back.
-Flip-flop-friendly brake. The foot brake is located near the right rear wheel and is flip-flop-friendly.
-Wheels. It rolls on four TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) tires with 6″ wheels in the front and 6.5″ wheels in the back. The wheels are made out of the same long-lasting material as the skateboard wheels and offer the advantages of both hard and soft tread materials. The front wheels are swivel, but could be locked straight for rougher terrain.
-All-wheel suspension. It has an all-wheel suspension for smoother ride.
-Easy fold. The fold is very easy and very compact. If you are on the market for a compact umbrella stroller, you might want to give this one a try. There is an automatic lock and standing fold.
-Travel system option. While weighing only 15 lbs, Vida can be turned into a travel system with Nuna Pipa, Cybex, and Maxi-Cosi. I don’t have the exact models yet.
Here is a short video overview.
Stroller weight: 15 lbs
Weight limit: 50 lbs
Handle bar height: 30″ – 41″
Seat to canopy height: 22″
Front Wheels: 6″
Rear Wheels: 6.5″
Babyhome has only 1-year warranty from the original date of purchase and you have to be the original owner. Here is more information on the warranty.
The Babyhome Vida will be available in four colors. This model will come with silver or black frame depending on the color.
Where to buy it
You can get Vida in one of the four beautiful colors for only $399 (free shipping).
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