How do the rich and famous roll? Just like the rest of us parents pushing prams and strollers around town while their wee ones relax! Though their rides might be on the pricier side and have a few more bells and whistles. See if you know which baby buggies your favorite celebs push around town.
When mama needs to jump in the shower or prepare dinner, a bouncy seat can be as good as a babysitter. Parents who love such contraptions, but detest primary colors, teddy bears and plastic are in luck as some of the high end baby companies are producing aesthetically pleasing options to appease a swank parent's decor craving. Check out my slideshow to see some of the hippest baby bouncing seats on the market.
While my 2008 stroller reviews have sparked a discussion about the benefits of full travel systems versus their lightweight siblings, the granddaddy of stroller manufacturers, Maclaren, has thrown a new product into the ring that is sure to have your tongues wagging.
The Maclaren Grand Tour LX, the company's first non-umbrella stroller, was unveiled last week and its features have moms doing a double-take. In addition to the multiple-positioned, forward- or rear-facing seat, removable carry cot, and infant car seat compatibility, the pushchair features front chassis safety lights with a remote control, stain-resistant Nano-Tex fabric available in eight colors, adjustable telescopic handles and an undercarriage basket with a removable shopping bag. To see what has me lining up to test this beauty, including another photo, read more
As you may remember from my Maclaren Volo review, I am a Maclaren fan. They are easy to manage, lightweight and practical. For those reasons alone, I was sure the Maclaren Twin Techno XT would win me over — even at $380!
Moms of newborn twins or a newborn and an older tot are in for a treat with the Twin Techno XT. Instead of having to wait until the baby is able to sit up on his own, newborns can cruise around in the separate reclining seats leaving the adapters and infant car seats in their rightful places — the car. The sibling can ride shotgun perched straight up without harassing their kin too much as they are each self-contained in their own chair.
To see what else I thought of the Twin Techno XT, read more
What do Matilda Ledger, Ramona Gyllenhall, Violet Affleck, and Alexander Schreiber have in common? They all cruise around in the Maclaren Techno XT. King of the lightweight stroller category, Maclaren dominates with five options all under 17 pounds.
Weighing in at 14.2 pounds, the Maclaren Techno XT offers the ease of an umbrella stroller with a few extra perks. To see why the Techno XT is a crowd pleaser, read more
Perhaps one of the oldest and most trusted brands of strollers is Maclaren. Known for their ease of use and simple style, the English born brand is a top seller worldwide. The hard part comes when you have to pick which Maclaren to purchase.
Available in a variety of spunky colors, the Maclaren Volo is the lightest stroller option weighing in at 8.6 pounds. Crafted with high performance aluminum, the basic buggy collapses with a quick step on a switch and a pull of the toe. Using just one hand, a mommy can easily toss the stroller in the trunk or use the attached strap to throw it over her shoulder.
To see why I gave this stroller a high rating, read more
Almost anything can be upgraded for a price. Born in 1965, Maclaren is one of the oldest and respected brands in the stroller land. Celebs like Michelle Williams, Dave Grohl, and Melania Trump all chose the British-based buggies to tote their loved ones. While some opt for the less-expensive versions available at Toys 'R' Us, others pay a pretty penny for labeled versions.
Melania Trump pushes Baron in a pimped-out leather Maclaren ($3,800) and Geri Halliwell gives Bluebell a ride in the posh "Life Is a Bed of Roses," especially created by fashion designer Lulu Guinness. Lacoste, Burberry, Kate Spade, and others have also added their name to the list of specialty makers. When people are easily spending $900 on competitive brands like Bugaboo and Orbit Baby, the $300 Kate Spade buggy starts to look doable.
The Donald doesn't mess around with plebeian matters so why should his heirs? The littlest Trump to pull rank is Donald's mini me: Barron Trump. The tiny tot left his swank Trump Tower digs with his hot mama Melania. You can spot the prepster's sweet ride not far behind him.
As expected, Barron has a souped up version of the $999 Maclaren Black Leather stroller. Instead of the standard silver "rims," this pimped out ride is detailed in gold with some sort of insignia (a family crest perhaps?) emblazoned on the headrest. The only thing missing is a golden cup holder for mommy's latte!
How do you feel about a black leather stroller for your wee one?