When I was building my baby registry, I must have asked ten moms about their recommendations and experiences with strollers. There are just so.many.choices when it comes to options, accessories, safety, comfort, durability and design.
Over Easter, Mr. G's aunt was visiting and loved taking him on walks, but since she doesn't get to see him that often, she commented on how she missed seeing his little face when he was sitting in the stroller. Since he has outgrown the infant seat that clips into the stroller backward in favor of watching the world go by, whoever is driving the stroller doesn't get to watch his cute expressions. If only I had known there was a solution to this!
The ingenious people at Summer Infant have designed the ultimate stroller for this situation: the 3D Flip. Because sometimes the little one wants to see the world, and sometimes you want to see him! When they sent us this stroller to test out, I was beyond excited since we had just discussed this problem. It arrived in a manageable box and I got busy unpacking.
In less than 15 minutes, I had a sleek looking stroller that was ready to go! Forward...
Baby can choose (or mom can choose for him!) which way he wants to ride. The forward position is designed for up to 50 pounds, while the rear facing is up to 25 pounds.
The very first thing I noticed was how easy the wheels roll. They also have an east foot tap wheel lock.
Next on the list of features before we get to the real function, the super handy side pockets. These are sized perfectly to fit most mobile phones. I love the location and access this provides. It is the perfect size to hold just the phone so you don't have to fish around for it.
The stroller comes with a parent cup holder that easily attaches to the handles. This is a great benefit for those hot summer walks, but I ended up taking it off for most uses because I rarely carry a drink. The handles themselves offer a nice cushion with grips that fit my hands comfortably.
As for storage, despite being an umbrella-style stroller, there is still an under carriage bin for stashing a few items (that's an awkward angle, but the basket is directly under the rear-facing seat.
The seats both have adjustable 5-point safety harnesses with padded shoulder straps.
The awning is easily adjustable with one hand and I absolutely love that it has a "moon roof" for checking on baby and so he can watch the birds! This is especially handy in the forward facing position.
Speaking of forward facing, on our first walk we went off-road and the stroller handled perfectly through uneven grass.
Mr. G loves riding this way and enjoyed hanging out just watching the world! The seat is very easy to flip into rear facing position by just squeezing the lever in the middle of the seat. There are also four levels of recline in each position.
The name of this stroller says it all, and I really did flip for the convenience of having a forward and rear facing lightweight stroller with all the added features.
Want it? Buy it!
The Summer Infant 3D is available at major retailers where juvenile products are sold. For a list of specific retailers, visit www.summerinfant.com.
Thanks to Summer Infant for sending us this amazing stroller to try out! We think you will love it!