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10 Best Baby Strollers Every Mom Would Love To Have

10 Best Baby Strollers Every Mom Would Love To Have

It seems like there are a million and one things to prepare for when expecting. A stroller is among those many purchase decisions. There are a variety of strollers to meet almost every need, with a vast amount of accessories, from brake systems to cup holders. The stroller market grows very confusing, in very little time.

Here, we list ten reviews of the most popular strollers.

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    1. 4Moms Origami Stroller

    The Good:

    This stroller is an absolute must-have for the tech mom on the go. This stroller opens and folds at the touch of a button, making it both extremely easy to store and fully ready-to-roll. The stroller seat has sensors to detect the baby’s weight, so there is no accidental or unexpected folding. The LCD screen reports your pushing spend, the distance you’ve walked, and the temperature. Charge your cell phone with this self-charging stroller. It also has lights to keep mom and baby highly visible while on the go. There is plenty of storage space for baby’s essentials.

    The Drawback:

    Lots of bells and whistles here, but they all come at a very high cost. Price: $850.00

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      2. BOB Revolution SE

      The Good:

      This stroller is ideal for those seeking to regain their physique, post-baby. This stroller set a world record in a marathon, rolling strong for over two hours. The Revolution SE easily steers with one hand, has a front swivel wheel, and is ruggedly durable. The swivel wheel makes maneuvering on all-terrain, or through crowds, a breeze. The stroller is available in orange, navy, black, or plum. There’s plenty of storage space to stow all of the baby’s needs while on the go. The canopy is see-through so mom can keep an eye on the baby, while still offering full protection from the sun. The stroller is priced at $350, but can serve as a practical investment for a mom always on-the-go.

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      The Drawback:

      The bottle, key, and phone tray costs extra.

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        3. Quinny Zapp

        The Good:

        This is a definite on-the-go stroller. It’s umbrella-like design makes it easy to store. Consider lay-away if the $170 price tag is a bit much to shell out all at once. One of the great aspects of this stroller is that it’s compatible with the Maxi Cosi Micro Infant Car Seat, making for a complete infant travel system for around $400. A travel bag and rain shield are included. The stroller is ultra-compact. The four wheels make it easy to move this stroll about. It’s also very lightweight–a bonus every mom will love.

        The Drawback:

        The stroller itself does not have a lot of storage for baby’s things.

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          4. Liteway Plus

          The Good:

          The Liteway Plus accommodates the Key Fit infant car seat. It grows with the child and can accommodate a toddler up to forty pounds. This umbrella-style stroller comes in a variety of colors. The seat fully reclines to a flat carrier-stroller as the baby contentedly sleeps. This stroller is priced right and can easily be put on a lay-away plan and paid for in plenty of time before the baby’s arrival. It comes with a sun visor, which keeps the rain safely away from the baby. The fabric is very durable and breathable, and meant to last for many years. Though not generous, there is a small amount of storage space.

          The Drawback:

          The Lifeway Plus is somewhat clumsy to store.

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            5. Jeep Cherokee Sport Stroller

            The Good:

            One hand is all you need to quickly fold or unfold this stroller. The Jeep Cherokee Sport Stroller is somewhat reasonably priced at $80 dollars. It’s surprisingly lightweight and has plenty of storage space. The stroller is easy to maneuver through crowded spaces, such as, airports or malls. There is a three-point safety harness to keep a busy, wiggly toddler safely confined to the stroller. As with any stroller it may be converted to accommodate an infant car seat, for an extra cost. There are a variety of fabric colors to choose from, including a gender-neutral green. The stroller comes with a visor to protect against sun and rain.

            The Drawback:

            Accessories, such as a rain shield or hooks to hang necessities, cost extra.

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              6. Graco Metrolite Stroller

              The Good:

              This stroller is an all-in-one travel system. The system includes stroller, car seat, and the base for a vehicle. Easily snap the infant car carrier to the stroller and roll away. The stroller can accommodate a toddler up to fifty pounds. It has a one-second fold, for easy storage and quick unpacking. The harness has five points to keep a baby or toddler safe and sound. The system is reasonably priced at around $220.00. This stroller is equipped with cup holders for both mom and baby, along with a snack tray. The seat sits up or reclines flat for a sleeping child. It’s surprisingly lightweight with durable construction.

              The Drawback:

              Quite honestly, there are none. This system is reasonably priced and long-lasting.

               

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                7. Baby Trend Expedition Jogger

                The Good:

                This stroller is perfect for the mom who wants to get back in shape post-baby. Three-wheeled and extremely easy to stroll, mom and baby can enjoy the outdoors together. The Baby Trend Expedition Jogger is priced at about $120. The front swivel wheel locks securely for jogging and unlocks for more leisurely strolls. The wheels are equipped to handle any terrain, ensuring a jostle-free ride for the baby. It accommodates a child up to fifty pounds–a higher weight capacity than most other strollers. This stroller easily collapses for convenient storage. This is a great value for the price.

                The Drawback:

                None.

                 

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                  8. UPPAbaby G-LiTE

                  The Good:

                  The UPPAbaby G-LiTE is the lightest stroller on the market weighing in at just over eight pounds. It comes in a variety of colors. This stroller has no travel system, which may be a drawback for some. However, consider this a back-up over a bulkier travel or jogging stroller. It folds quickly and offers a smooth ride for baby. There’s a five-strap harness for the baby’s safety. A removable cup holder is included and there is plenty of storage space to accommodate the baby’s needs.

                  The Drawback:

                  There’s not enough value for the $150 price tag.

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                    9. Mamas and Papas Armadillo

                    The Good:

                    This stroller comes in a variety of colors, including a rainbow-hue. It adjusts to baby’s comfort, including an adjustable leg rest. The Mamas and Papas Armadillo easily steers over any terrain. It’s rugged and very durable. This stroller conveniently folds with one hand. A toy loop is included to keep the baby entertained while on the go. The front wheel locks to provide easier steerage over rough terrain. It includes the standard five-point harness. It’s compatible with Mamas and Papas, Chicco Key Fit 30, and Maxi Cosi Micro infant seats for a complete travel system. The brake is user-friendly and provides a secure stop and hold.

                    The Drawback:

                    The travel system is sold separately, which increases the $280 price.

                     

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                      10. The Dot Buggy

                      The Good:

                      Sometimes a bundle of joy comes in pairs, or you may just need to transport two little ones at the same time. The Dot Buggy is up to the task. The great thing about this product is that a second seat, similar to a motorcycle sidecar, can be attached and detached. It folds easily for storage and can be converted, with a kit, to an infant car seat carrier. A snug baby carrycot can also be added to the stroller to allow baby to lie comfortably flat. The weight capacity is forty-four pounds. The stroller includes a hood to protect the baby’s sensitive skin from the sun.

                      The Drawback:

                      Add-ons, such as car seat and the carrycot, can make this a pricey system.

                       

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                      Last Updated on June 20, 2019

                      Science Says Guitar Players’ Brains Are Different From Others’

                      Science Says Guitar Players’ Brains Are Different From Others’

                      There’s nothing quite like picking up a guitar and strumming out some chords. Listening to someone playing the guitar can be mesmerising, it can evoke emotion and a good guitar riff can bring out the best of a song. Many guitar players find a soothing, meditative quality to playing, along with the essence of creating music or busting out an acoustic version of their favourite song. But how does playing the guitar affect the brain?

                      More and more scientific studies have been looking into how people who play the guitar have different brain functions compared to those who don’t. What they found was quite astonishing and backed up what many guitarists may instinctively know deep down.

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                      Guitar Players’ Brains Can Synchronise

                      You didn’t read that wrong! Yes, a 2012 study[1] was conducted in Berlin that looked at the brains of guitar players. The researchers took 12 pairs of players and got them to play the same piece of music while having their brains scanned.

                      During the experiment, they found something extraordinary happening to each pair of participants – their brains were synchronising with each other. So what does this mean? Well, the neural networks found in the areas of the brain associated with social cognition and music production were most activated when the participants were playing their instruments. In other words, their ability to connect with each other while playing music was exceptionally strong.

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                      Guitar Players Have a Higher Intuition

                      Intuition is described as “the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning” and this is exactly what’s happening when two people are playing the guitar together.

                      The ability to synchronise their brains with each other, stems from this developed intuitive talent indicating that guitar players have a definite spiritual dexterity to them. Not only do their brains synchronise with another player, but they can also even anticipate what is to come before and after a set of chords without consciously knowing. This explains witnessing a certain ‘chemistry’ between players in a band and why many bands include brothers who may have an even stronger connection.

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                      This phenomenon is actually thought to be down to the way guitarists learn how to play – while many musicians learn through reading sheet music, guitar players learn more from listening to others play and feeling their way through the chords. This also shows guitarists have exceptional improvisational skills[2] and quick thinking.

                      Guitar Players Use More of Their Creative, Unconscious Brain

                      The same study carried out a different experiment, this time while solo guitarists were shredding. They found that experienced guitar players were found to deactivate the conscious part of their brain extremely easily meaning they were able to activate the unconscious, creative and less practical way of thinking more efficiently.

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                      This particular area of the brain – the right temporoparietal junction – typically deactivates with ‘long term goal orientation’ in order to stop distractions to get goals accomplished. This was in contrast to the non-guitarists who were unable to shut off the conscious part of their brain which meant they were consciously thinking more about what they were playing.

                      This isn’t to say that this unconscious way of playing can’t be learnt. Since the brain’s plasticity allows new connections to be made depending on repeated practice, the guitar player’s brain can be developed over time but it’s something about playing the guitar in particular that allows this magic to happen.

                      Conclusion

                      While we all know musicians have very quick and creative brains, it seems guitar players have that extra special something. Call it heightened intuition or even a spiritual element – either way, it’s proven that guitarists are an exceptional breed unto themselves!

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