Thursday, November 27, 2014

BabyZen YoYo vs. Mountain Buggy Nano

SMACKDOWN!


One of the things we always mull over when traveling is which stroller to bring. There are two out right now that will both fit in the overhead bins on a plane, or even in the most crowded car.


 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

BabyZen YoYo Review

Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother's house we go...

  We are now entering the busiest travel zone of the year, the time to be thankful, eat lots of turkey, and share good times with family and friends.
 And those good times will be even better if your travels are smoother. This is the stroller that promises to make that happen.
 
It's the Baby Zen YoYo, which, along with soft cheese and champagne makes France all that much more endearing to me.

What is so special about the YoYo is that it folds small enough to fit in the overhead airline cabin bins, whoo hoo!

OK, maybe they fit, too, but they aren't technically allowed. The YoYo, however, comes with it's own travel bag, so it fits right in amongst the briefcases and overnights.

If you haven't travelled with littles before, you might not know how life-saving this can be. See, there are a lot of factors that aren't in your control, like bad weather.

which leads to flight delays

which results in this.

And sometimes that happens on connecting flights. Which means that if you gate-checked your stroller, as most of us do, you are stuck carrying a baby, and luggage, and perhaps a tired toddler
Unless you are lucky enough to find one of these, which will most certainly be in high demand and short supply.
Two-year-old Devon Roeder has a thousand-yard stare as he waits in a long check-in line in his booster seat while his mother, Sandy, feeds his baby brother, Nathaniel, at Sea-Tac Airport on Thursday. Photo: Andy Rogers/Seattle Post-Intelligencer
And you will dearly wish you had brought this,

to place up here.

 But let's suppose you are driving, so you think you don't need such a compact fold.  Um...

 If you are like us, luggage space in the car is at a premium. Even with three rows, even if it's just the weekend.

 So happy our YoYo is here, waiting to be loaded up!
 Now what about the features? Of course you've seen the canopy with visor,
and peekaboo window. A rain cover is included, too.
The YoYo reclines, but there is a new version that is flatter for newborns.
If you want to sling it over your shoulder instead of using the travel bag, there is a carry strap.


 And lest you forget to use the harness...


The frame is a high quality aluminum. And here's a little back pocket, your airline tickets, or phone, or sunglasses.


You can see how cool the wheels look, but what you can't see if how they perform. The suspension makes them so springy, that the YoYo is really fun to push. And the seatpad is removeable for washing, or to swap out color packs!
  Up next...the smack down between the YoYo and another overhead cabin-friendly stroller! Weights and folded sizes will be in this post.
 

BabyZen YoYo

Seat Back: 17.5"
Seat to canopy: 24"
Seat Width:  14"
Seat Depth: 10.5"
Drop to footrest: 7"
Seat to ground: 17"
Length: 26.5"
Width: 17" front, 13" rear
 Height: 42 "


If you need help finding the best stroller for you, click on "Consultations" up top. And to see all of the 2014 stroller models, go to StrollerQueen.Net

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Strollers of New York

Hey Strollerland! This is right up our alley, er, walkway, er strollin' experience...Check it out!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv8mKD7dNSc


If you need help finding the best stroller for you, click on "Consultations" up top. And to see all of the 2014 stroller models, go to StrollerQueen.Net

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Mountain Buggy Nano Review

The Supernaturally Small Nano


This black Mountain Buggy Nano is the StrollerQueen choice for Halloween. The fabric is all black, on a black frame, so of course it fits the mood.

 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

Britax Affinity Free Colorpack!

Now that you've read the Britax Affinity review, check out their free colorpack promotion!


If you need help finding the best stroller for you, click on "Consultations" up top. And to see all of the 2014 stroller models, go to StrollerQueen.Net

Confirmation



She did it! After two years, her journey to Confirmation is complete. Congrats, Sweetie!








If you need help finding the best stroller for you, click on "Consultations" up top. And to see all of the 2014 stroller models, go to StrollerQueen.Net

Britax Affinity Stroller Review

Fashion Forward, and Reverse! Luxury Stroller


We've been testing out the Britax Affinity for the past few months in a variety of situations.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Baby Jogger Vue Review

Baby Jogger Vue Reversible Umbrella Stroller



School getting out for summer means different things different people,

depending on your point of Vue.

But from the Vue point of children, it means unbridled joy.

And so we capture it, from the point of vue, of the Baby Jogger Vue.



Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Flowers for the Homeless




For my DD's Confirmation project, she decided to reach out to the homeless. She made up baggies of snacks, and toiletries.

Sometimes, Life just throws us the funnest surprises!

I went to pick up my son from Boy Scouts tonight; pretty routine. Except when I tried to pull into the school parking lot, two Security Guards stopped me, and started quizzing me...why was I here, what was I doing, etc. I told them, and then I said, "Why are YOU guys here? You aren't usually. What's up?"

They said there was a political rally going on, for a Congressional Candidate. "Ah, so you're here to protect him", I said. "Her", the guard corrected me. And then it dawned on me. "Wait", I said, is it Marianne Williamson? It IS Marianne, isn't it? WOW." I've seen all the yard signs, but I haven't been paying much attention.



Monday, June 2, 2014

Enter to win a free VIP Family ticket to Club MomMe SpringFest!

It's almost here, gang! Everything you ever wanted to know about having a baby, even if you didn't know you needed to know it! Plus, giveaways galore! Strollers, car seats, carriers, diaper bags, play yards, you  name it! And it's all here in fabulous Huntington Beach in the OC this week-end! And guess what, you can enter here to win a free ticket!