This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of UPPAbaby. The opinions and text are all mine.
THE UPPABABY MINU STROLLER
I’ll give you a little background on as to why I decided to partner up with UPPAbaby on the MINU stroller, besides being an amazing company. Anastasija is 16 months exactly today (omg! someone please invent the pause button). Anyways, we have a trip planned to Europe in July, and on top of that we are a very outdoorsy and adventurous family. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I love being out and about with my loves. That being said, I needed a stroller that would keep up. A stroller that was more compact (check), easy to fold (check), lightweight (check), easy to maneuver one handed, may I add (check), and provides support/comfort for Anastasija (check, and check). UPPAbaby MINU met everything from my checklist, and I was so excited to take it for a stroller with Anastasija.
Looking back at our trips to Europe in the past few years, every lightweight/compact/umbrella stroller that I took with was useless, and quite honestly a waste of money. They did not work, and I was frustrated. They were not durable, wouldn’t ride on smoothly when I needed to maneuver around people, they barely could hold anything, and the kiddos couldn’t even nap in a recline position. Not to mention, the wheels almost fell off. So you better believe I am beyond excited for this stroller to come with us this Summer, not only to Europe but everywhere we go.
We love taking a morning walk around the city, stopping by to grab coffee and then just stroll around. You have no idea how happy I am that I can sip on my coffee and push the stroller at the same time. It’s nice to be able to enjoy your coffee while walking.
This was just a mommy and daughter date here. But, on the days when I take all three with me, which is almost always it’s nice that they can hold onto the stroller as we walk not making it more difficult for me to push the stroller. Being that we are always out and about, UPPAbaby MINU was just perfect for our strolls.
I have a small car, and this stroller fits in my trunk leaving room for groceries. Now, this is BIG for me because every other stroller would take up the entire trunk and my groceries would end up on my front seat. Also, I can take the stroller out one-handed from the trunk, and pulling just one button the stroller unfolds and is ready to use.
Also, this stroller is truly lightweight and compact. It’s meant for parents on the go, travelling parents and adventures. It gives you the comfort your baby needs, a basket for your extras, and lets you maneuver easily with one hand. At this stage, Anastasija being 16 months old this stroller is perfect for us. She likes to sit up and see everything around her, and I like to walk around the city pushing the stroller with one hand and
my coffee in the other hand. I purchased the coffee/cup holder additionally, just FYI.
ONE-HANDED, ONE STEP FOLD
You can hold your baby in one arm and fold the stroller with the other arm. It may take some practice for you if you’re not used to it, but I love this feature especially when you’re in a tight parking spaces. When you cannot really get the stroller close enough to your door to put the baby in, but you don’t want to leave the baby in the stroller while you go open the doors, safety reasons. So, for me personally this feature was great. I open the trunk, take Anastasija out of the stroller, fold the stroller one handed & hold her in the other, put the stroller in the trunk one handed & then put Anastasija in her seat. Voila! This part made my life much easier. You guys, it’s the little BIG things like this that make us mamas happy.
This is another important thing for me and this stroller checks in! It’s such a smooth strolling for Anastasija and me. I cannot stress enough how some of the previous compact/lightweight strollers we have had failed us in this part (and many others). This stroller has an all-wheel suspension which helps it create more of a comfortable experience for both of us! I have never had a smoother riding stroller before, and this is my third baby!
FROM BIRTH KIT – FOR NEWBORNS
UPPAbaby offers their From Birth Kit so that newborns can lay flat and enjoy the smooth ride too. You would need to buy this additionally, but it’s such a great feature to have for anyone that has a newborn and can grow with the stroller, or if you plan on having another baby it’s good to know you can use this same stroller. Personally, I love the bassinet option for newborns and little babies that I would buy it in a heartbeat.
I am super excited to take this stroller with us to Europe this Summer, and I believe it will be perfect for all our traveling adventures. Also, another awesome thing is that UPPAbaby offers the travel bag for the stroller which is amazing because you can either check-in the stroller as a luggage, and the bag protects it while in transit or you can store it in the bag above the seat compartment in the airplane. Either way, I love the bag and that it protects the stroller from damages, etc.
Another great feature of the bag is that you can register it with UPPAbaby’s TravelSafe Program. Once you register your travel bag, any damage that occurs to your MINU in transit is covered. I would highly recommend getting the bag and making sure that you register.
Overall I would say that this compact stroller is well worth the investment. After our multiple fails with “lightweight umbrella strollers” I knew I wanted a stroller that was durable, comfortable for my little one and wouldn’t fail on us. I cannot recommend the UPPAbaby MINU stroller enough. And, if you’re still skeptical just keep following me on Instagram @motherhood_charm to see how much we love it this Summer.