Phil and Teds Dot Stroller Review

phil_and_teds_dot1Phil and Teds Dot is one of the most compact inline strollers on the market. You can use it as a single or convert it into a double mode by purchasing a 2nd seat. This is an all-terrain stroller that rolls on 10″ air-filled wheels. Take it to the park, playground, or over the grass, it can tackle any kind of rough terrain. The Dot is great for active parents who like outdoors.

The main seat has a flat recline and can accommodate a child from birth and up to 44 lbs. It’s full of great features like adjustable handle bar, large basket, and easy one-hand fold. The Dot truly grows with your family. In single mode, you can use it as a travel system or a pram by purchasing a carrycot/bassinet. In double mode, you can use it as a travel system plus a seat for a toddler or two seats for two kids. All this goodness weighs 26 lbs which is an average weight for a inline stroller.

Despite all the great features I’ve listed, I gave this stroller 3 out of 5 stars because of the medium canopy size, inconvenient recline, lock of storage, and non-telescoping handle bar. But, my main issue is the easy to reach wheels in a double mode. A child can hurt himself by getting his hand into the wheel. This is not safe! Also, I think that the handle bar should telescope to provide more feet room instead of adjusting up and down.

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Mamas & Papas Sola Stroller Review

papas_and_mamas_sola1Mamas & Papas Sola is a luxury stroller designed for urban lifestyle. It’s perfect for on-the-go parents who likes to run errands, go to the park or mall. The maneuverability on Sola is great as long as you stay on a flat surface, since it is not really made for the rough terrain.

The roomy seat has a one-hand recline and is reversible, so your child can face you or the world. This stylish model has also features like adjustable leg rest, all-wheel suspension, adjustable handle bar, and flip-flop friendly parking brake.

The Sola can be used from birth and up to 50 lbs. You can also convert it into a travel system, by replacing the seat with a car seat or turn it into a pram by purchasing a carrycot/bassinet accessory. It weighs 22 lbs and comes in 7 beautiful colors with cool prints inside of the canopy. Very sleek and modern looking stroller!

I gave this stroller 4.5 out of 5 stars because while I really liked the seat, the canopy can use some improvement. Also, the basket is large, but not as deep as in other strollers. I personally like to go grocery shopping (often resulting in a full basket of stuff I didn’t even know I need. LOL. Story of my life). The lowest price I was able to find for Sola model was $399 on Amazon (free shipping/free returns and no sales tax. There is NO cup holder, but it does come with a rain cover and a bumper bar.

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Mountain Buggy Urban Jungle Stroller Review

buggy_urban_jungle1Mountain Buggy Urban Jungle is an all-terrain full size stroller that is designed for active parents who like to spend time outdoors. Take it to the park trails, beach, or uneven sidewalk, it can tackle any rough terrain. You can even do some light jogging with it. The air-filled tires and rear-wheel suspension provide a very comfortable and smooth ride for a child. For shorter and taller parents there is an adjustable handle bar with a run away strap. This sleek and stylish buggy has plenty of storage for your diaper bag and smaller items like keys and phone. A roomy seat can hold a child from birth and up to 55 lbs. The stroller weighs 24 lbs which is an average weigh for an all-terrain stroller.

Although you can put a newborn right into the seat, there is also an option of turning it into a travel system by using a car seat or a pram by replacing the seat with a carrycot/bassinet. Want to face your child? Well, you can zip off the seat and replace it with a smaller seat called ‘face-to-face’ parent facing seat (available for purchase). This face-to-face seat can hold a child up to 20 lbs. 

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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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