Beautiful and Functional Stroller
I recently had my third child in June 2018. We were planning to use the same infant carseat we had used with our other daughter (born in 2014) and had bought a compatible stroller for it that we found at a consignment store. When the weeSpring Parent Panel provided the opportunity for us to test out the Britax travel system (infant carseat and stroller) I jumped at the chance as I really like travel systems when my kids are infants. It's just so easy to click the carseat into the stroller when out running errands. When the box came in the mail, my husband and I excitedly unpacked everything. My husband put the stroller and carseat together while I was nursing the baby. He came into the room and said "That stroller is awesome! It's like a Cadillac." He is definitely not someone who gets excited about baby gear so for him to be so excited about the stroller, I knew it must be great and couldn't wait to try it out.
After using the stroller for about a month now, here are my favorite features: the large canopy - it actually provides lots of coverage and has a nice window you can look down and see your child. The canopy has a magnetic closure, which is really cool and so much quieter and easier than velcro (or not unattaching at all). The wheels on the stroller are a great size - they're sturdy and easily maneuverable. The stroller rides really smoothly. I also really like the one handed closure. It is very simple to fold up the stroller by pulling up on the handle, then you just lift the stroller by the handle into your car. It couldn't be more simple to fold and store the stroller. But just because it's easy to fold and store doesn't mean that it's flimsy. It is very well built without being bulky or heavy and I can tell that it will last us for many years. Another really cool feature is that the seat of the stroller itself reclines so you can use it with your infant before they can sit up on their own if they don't like being in their carseat or just to give you options. My baby really likes looking at the black and white striped design on the inside of the canopy. I also really like the inclusion of the large zippered pouch to put keys, phone, even diapering supplies etc in on the back of the stroller in addition to the large basket underneath.
Three (pretty minor) cons for me are the size of the opening of the basket, the handle shape, and getting the carseat unattached from the stroller. The basket itself is a good size, but the opening is too narrow for me to get my diaper bag in. This leads to the second negative which is since I can't fit my diaper bag in the basket, my next go to option would be to hang it on the stroller handle. However, the handle on this stroller is one long bar, not two separate handles, so I can't hang my bag from it. It's not necessary a con because the handle itself is very comfortable and makes the stroller easy to push, but just keep in mind that you can't hang anything from it if that's important to you. Third, it always takes me 3-4 tries to get the carseat unattached from the stroller. I can always get one side to "unclick" but I have to jostle it around or click it back in and then try to remove it again several times before I'm successful. It's probably user error but it can get frustrating when your baby is fussy and you need to get them back into the car.
Overall, we are extremely pleased with this sturdy, easy to use, beautiful and functional stroller and know that we'll be using it for walks, errands, and travel for many years to come. Thank you again to the weeSpring Parent Panel for the opportunity to use this stroller!
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.