Oh, baby, it's about to get cold outside! Don't let a little cold weather stop you from bundling up your baby for his or her daily stroll. With one of these cozy buntings, you can tote your tot through those sub-freezing days that are just around the corner. We've highlighted the best features of each of our 10 top picks to make shopping a breeze. Stay warm, and happy strolling!
What child wants to walk when he's got a decked-out Halloween ride? Trick-or-treating with a stroller can be a bit of a pain when it comes to running up and down stairs in search of loot, but when a younger sibling is tagging along with her big brother for the night, it's often the only option. If your little one needs some wheels to make it through the night, then a decorated stroller is the way to go. Check out some fun homemade creations other mamas have made — and some that are available for purchase in time for Halloween, too.
If you've got baby number two (or three, or four . . . ) on board, the last thing you want to do is start from scratch when it comes to stocking up on all of the requisite gear. Strollers, car seats, high chairs, and even clothes are expensive, and they're only used for such a brief window of time. Click through for our comprehensive guide to the smart, safe, and savvy way to upcycle your own baby gear.
The best baby gear you can buy factors in not only the comfort and safety of the baby, but just as importantly, ease of use and convenience for the parents. If you and/or your partner have the gift of height, factor this into all of your baby transport purchases.
With a husband who's more than a foot taller than I am, I can attest firsthand to the importance of choosing gear that's easily adjustable and won't result in hunched backs or aching shoulders. Check out five smart picks for tall parents — they'll elevate your baby-moving experiences to new heights!
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says at least 18 people have been injured by the tire blowouts — including two children standing near the strollers — resulting in cuts and bruises to the arms, legs, torso, head, or face. The recalled strollers were sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Sears, Toys "R" Us, and children's speciality stores online from June 2010 through June 2013, the news agency reports.
To find out which models have been recalled and how to get replacement wheels, read the whole story at Today.
It wasn't all that long ago that we were amazed by the launch of Orbit's Sidekick, a skateboard attachment for their G2 stroller. The added ride-on fave gives bigger tots the luxury of rolling when their young sibling was being pushed.
Now it looks like Quinny is about to one-up things in the skateboard-loving baby world with plans for the Longboard Stroller. According to our friends at Child Mode, the Dutch stroller company is working with Studio Peter van Riet to "develop strollers to suit the urban lifestyle." The ultimate way to do so? With a stroller that combines mobility with practicality, thus a longboard (skateboard) attached to a stroller seat — providing parents with a mode of transportation and exercise, while still giving tots a safe, comfortable place to sit.
The project is still in development mode, as the designers work to perfect the stroller, ensure its safety, and incorporate testers' feedback. But even in its current state, we're doing a bit of a kick flip over the entire idea. How about you?
Just because you've become a mother doesn't mean you have to become serious and give up your style. That's the motivation behind Jeremy Scott's unlikely collaboration with Cybex, the infant and baby gear company, that was announced earlier this week. The designer best known for placing Bart Simpson-patterned clothes on his runway models and pink teddy bears on Adidas sneakers has created a fun, playful collection filled with animated snack foods ready to duke it out.
Hours before introducing his new Food Fight design, two editors and I were invited to sit down with Jeremy at London's Shoreditch Studios to discuss his inspiration, the moms he designs for, and what he thinks of the criticism of his friend Kanye West's pregnant girlfriend.
PopSugar: You just designed a Smart car and now a stroller. Do you have a thing for wheels?
Jeremy Scott: I would think the connection is that I love the idea of branching out into all kinds of design. For instance, I am the first designer ever to design a car now. Everything else has been an interior fabric . . . to have my designs go into a larger kind of spectrum in that sense. That's one of the reasons I agreed to do the collaboration with Adidas — to open that further. But then to do cars and strollers and next things, it's very fulfilling. I love the idea of my work touching people's lives in different ways. So much of high fashion can be so insular. As much as I love it, it, just by nature, is so insular. I like how these things can be parts of people's lives in different ways.
PS: You actually changed the exterior of the Smart car. Is there anything you'd change if you could create your dream stroller?
JS: If it was all neon and lighting up! There is a lot of safety baby issues, so I had to think about what would make the most impactful punch while not causing any trouble. That's why I decided to go with print more than anything. I just thought, well, it could just speak volumes, and keep babies safe, which is the most important after all.
The name Jeremy Scott and baby strollers don't usually go hand in hand — he's more well known for dressing the likes of Katy Perry and Lady Gaga for their stage shows than sending strollers down the runway. But in one of the most unusual and brilliant collaborations to come out of the fashion and baby worlds, the flamboyant designer is lending his talent to push chairs, baby carriers, and diaper bags for Cybex, the German infant and children's products company.
He's known for using bright colors and bold patterns in his designs, and the Cybex by Jeremy Scott collection is the designer's vision of the ultimate '80s high school cafeteria food fight — with animated hot dogs, pretzels, pizza and french fries — cheerfully battling it out across buggies, carriers, and accessories. The result is an exciting unisex collection that will quickly become the envy on the playground when it hits stores in June — Jeremy already has strollers put aside for several of his famous mommy friends, including Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian.
I attended the collection's launch event in London today and have to tell you that this is a truly fun and unique collaboration that's sure to make a style statement when out on the road. Click through to see all the pieces in the Cybex by Jeremy Scott collection, and stay tuned for my interview with the designer himself!
As a devout user of the Bugaboo Cameleon, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to spend a month "test-driving" the new Cameleon3 over the past four weeks. Since my son was born nine months ago, I've spent significantly more time behind the handle of our Cameleon than I have behind the wheel of my car. Having the 2012 edition parked literally side by side with the Cameleon3 for the past 30 days gave me the unique perspective of being able to compare and contrast every detail and feature. Here are the ins and outs of what I learned during my time with the new set of wheels:
What's Improved and Great
What's Improved and Unnoticeable