Monday, April 26, 2010

a perfect compact, lightweight stroller

In the city, you need to invest in a good quality, sturdy, lightweight, and compact stroller for being out and about with only one adult and a not-yet-walking baby. Getting up and down stairs (especially the narrow stairs at the subway stations) without the help of a second person is close to impossible with a clunky stroller. I researched a lot and read a lot of reviews before I ended up with the UPPAbaby G-Luxe. I got it in early February and haven't looked back.

Here's what I love about it:
  • It's very lightweight in comparison to other strollers of similar size and functionality.
  • Not only does it fold up quickly and easily, but it stands upright by itself once it's folded. It also has a built-in carrying strap. All of this made it super easy to travel with when we took the train to Washington, D.C.
  • It's a good lookin' stroller and the colors it comes in are unisex for future babies. I'm not saying that it being cute is the most important thing, but you know it counts for something.
  • The cup holder holds all sort of things...I don't drink coffee, but I use it for my cell phone, mama snacks, etc.
  • It rolls smoothly and got me through many snowy sidewalks this winter.
  • Ruby is comfortable in it. She's never had a problem napping in it and she loves to swing her little legs.
  • The sun visor is pretty good--it angles different ways and had pretty expansive coverage (though I still slather her up and put a sun hat on her, too).
  • The basket for stuff underneath is decent (for a compact stroller) and I can fit Ruby's changing stuff plus some farmer's market veggies and goodies in there no problem.
Here's the munchkin in her swanky ride.


  1. we need a good quality compact stroller for being out and about with only one adult and a not-yet-walking baby.

  2. Thanks for this article. I have a new born baby. I have to buy a stroller. Your article is very helpful for choose the right lightweight stroller.