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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 December 2, 2018

                      How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

                      How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

                      Ebb and flow. Contraction and expansion. Highs and lows. It’s all about the cycles of life.

                      The entire course of our life follows this up and down pattern of more and then less. Our days flow this way, each following a pattern of more energy, then less energy, more creativity and periods of greater focus bookended by moments of low energy when we cringe at the thought of one more meeting, one more call, one more sentence.

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                      The key is in understanding how to use the cycles of ebb and flow to our advantage. The ability to harness these fluctuations, understand how they affect our productivity and mood and then apply that knowledge as a tool to improve our lives is a valuable strategy that few individuals or corporations have mastered.

                      Here are a few simple steps to start using this strategy today:

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                      Review Your Past Flow

                      Take just a few minutes to look back at how your days and weeks have been unfolding. What time of the day are you the most focused? Do you prefer to be more social at certain times of the day? Do you have difficulty concentrating after lunch or are you energized? Are there days when you can’t seem to sit still at your desk and others when you could work on the same project for hours?

                      Do you see a pattern starting to emerge? Eventually you will discover a sort of map or schedule that charts your individual productivity levels during a given day or week.  That’s the first step. You’ll use this information to plan your days going forward.

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                      Schedule According to Your Flow Pattern

                      Look at the types of things you do each day…each week. What can you move around so that it’s a better fit for you? Can you suggest to your team that you schedule meetings for late morning if you can’t stand to be social first thing? Can you schedule detailed project work or highly creative tasks, like writing or designing when you are best able to focus? How about making sales calls or client meetings on days when you are the most social and leaving billing or reports until another time when you are able to close your door and do repetitive tasks.

                      Keep in mind that everyone is different and some things are out of our control. Do what you can. You might be surprised at just how flexible clients and managers can be when they understand that improving your productivity will result in better outcomes for them.

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                      Account for Big Picture Fluctuations

                      Look at the bigger picture. Consider what happens during different months or times during the year. Think about what is going on in the other parts of your life. When is the best time for you to take on a new project, role or responsibility? Take into account other commitments that zap your energy. Do you have a sick parent, a spouse who travels all the time or young children who demand all of your available time and energy?

                      We all know people who ignore all of this advice and yet seem to prosper and achieve wonderful success anyway, but they are usually the exception, not the rule. For most of us, this habitual tendency to force our bodies and our brains into patterns of working that undermine our productivity result in achieving less than desired results and adding more stress to our already overburdened lives.

                      Why not follow the ebb and flow of your life instead of fighting against it?

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