Stroller Overload

Today was a GREAT day. Harper and I spent the day at the Bump Club and Beyond Best Of Bump Club Event. This was THE event to be at today…and with good reason. Every major brand from Mountain Buggy to Medela was there.  Each brand had a booth with all of their products on display. Events like these are my favorite. I’m able to “shop” all day without the threat of my husband leaving me! LOL!

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AH! FINALLY got a picture with TheBabyGuy NYC. Why do I have to look like a total weirdo??

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Thanks to Chicago Parents for taking this photo!

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Loved testing out this Limited Edition Beco today! #innedthisinmylife

I wanted to shared with you all some of my favorite finds today! These are all sitting in my shopping cart on various websites right now. I WANT ALL THE STROLLERS!!!

First up – Stokke Scoot. I cannot get over how freaking adorable this stroller is. I mean, really, baby pink AND polka dots. I can’t handle it! The Stokke Scoot weighs 27 lbs, has 3 recline positions, adjustable footrest, large foam filled rubber tires, huge canopy and a great storage basket. It was really easy to fold and unfold too! I LOVE the look of this stroller. I feel like I should be seeing more Stokke’s around town?? What gives, Chicago!?

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You know that company, Thule, that makes racks for your car?? Well they also make strollers! Who knew? I am totally obsessed with this Thule Urban Glide 2. It  weighs 32lbs, has a crazy smooth push, easy one hand fold, adjustable handle bar, large canopy and can hold a combined weight of 100 lbs. This is a total work horse and I love it!

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Almost makes me want to start running….almost.

Next up is the Britax Affinity. I am totally shocked this stroller isn’t more popular. It has so many features that fall into the “Must Have” group for a single stroller. Large canopy – check! Large basket – check! Reversible seat – check! Adjustable handle bar- check! Under $500 – check!  Check. Check. Check. If you are in the market for a new stroller, check out the Affinity!

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Every time I see an Orbit, I want to run to BuyBuyBaby and buy one. It just looks so freakin’ awesome. That gorgeous canopy against the black frame literally makes my heart ache. This stroller is a total Rock Star. Sadly, I’ve never had the chance to really mess around with one. After today, this is on my list of strollers I need to have ASAP.

This list keeps getting longer and longer…

One day...

One day…

Last but not least, the 2015 Uppababy Vista with rumble seat. What makes this stroller so great is that it grows with your family. The Vista is built to last and is great when used in any set up! The 2015 Vista offers a larger basket, easier fold, new beautiful colors, and what we’ve all been wanting… a new rumble seat!!! You now have the option to add-on a rumble seat that reclines and can face either direction. Woohoo!!! This makes so many Mommas happy!FullSizeRender

I could go on and on about everything I saw today but I will keep this short and sweet! Thank you to Bump Club and Beyond for hosting another stellar event! Now to go figure out what stroller I’m buy next…. Sorry hubs!!

Double Stroller Showdown

You don’t realize just how easy it is with one child until you have 2. It’s complete and utter chaos all day. I consider the it a win if we are all alive at the end of the day.

Now that I have 2 little ones that are mobile (pray for my sanity), my double stroller is used more than ever! I’m a big fan of strapping the kids down with a snack so I can get ready to head out the door! They both love strollers as much as I do, so it makes my life a lot easier.

Yep...they are just sitting in the living room while I get ready... HA!

Yep…they are just sitting in the living room while I get ready… HA!

The struggle is real when it comes to picking out the right double stroller. What should you go with? Tandem, Side by Side, Jogging, Light Weight…the options are endless and overwhelming. I have yet to meet someone who only had ONE double stroller. You usually end up with 2, because the first one didn’t work out. If you’ve only had one, you deserve a medal of honor. I want to know how you managed that because I’ve had about 10…no bueno.

There is definitely a stroller for everyone, you just need to do your research. Or let me do the research 😉

Let’s get started!

The Bugaboo Donkey $1348.95 – The Donkey is a great set up for the kiddos. The toddler can face out into the world, while your little squishy newborn is facing you. There are 17 different seating configurations and you can remove one seat, convert the frame into Mono Mode, and you have the most amazing single stroller ever! The Donkey weighs 33lbs which makes it a little heavy to get in and out of the car all day. Pushing the Donkey is a breeze due to the air-filled tires. We took ours to the beach last summer, loaded with one child and all our extra crap, and it plowed right through the sand like a champ. That right there is priceless. I highly recommend taking a look at the Donkey if you are a family in the City and loves to be out and about.

Valco Snap Duo2 $499.00 – $579.00 – Weighing in at just 26 lbs, the Snap Duo2 is perfect for Families on the go. The Snap Duo2 features many recline positions, 2 independent expendable canopy, adjustable foot rests, 5 point harness, large storage basket, 2 bumper bars, rain cover, and nice little pockets behind the seats for each child’s belongings. This is my go to double stroller for running errands and traveling. It’s simple, light weight, and makes my life easier. I love anything that makes life easier.

Mountain Buggy Duet $599.00 – The Mountain Buggy Duet has an extraordinary feature. It’s only 25 inches wide which makes it same width as a single stroller. How cool is that? The stroller itself weighs 34 lbs, offers an easy to reach storage basket, numerous recline positions, large canopy, adjustable handlebar, and all terrain tires. The Duet also has an incredibly easy one hand fold! This stroller is so great for parents who want the ease of a side by side without the added width.

2015 Uppababy Vista $1029.00 – The 2015 Uppababy Vista is pretty much what all parents are looking for. This stroller features a super comfortable toddler seat, updated rumble seat that reclines and can face in or out, HUGE storage basket, adjustable handle, easy fold, and the ability to add a 3rd child with the purchase of the Piggyback, and only weighs 27.5 lbs. If you are looking for a double stroller that can really grow with your family, this is it.

Contours Options Elite $299.00 – The Elite is such a great tandem double stroller that is often overlooked. Contours made some great upgrades to this stroller and it’s worth the drive to BuyBuyBuy to check it out! This tandem offers 2 interchangeable seats, large storage basket with zippers on each side for easy access, upgraded tires for a smooth push, 5 point harness, large canopy that extends with a mesh insert, and tons of seating variations. The stroller folds in one piece (woohoo!) and weighs 38 lbs. Looking for a great every day stroller that won’t break the bank? You just found it.

These are just 5 out of the many options out there! I can help you find the perfect double for you. For a look at some more great options available, check out my Pinterest board dedicated to this subject!