Now that DD is older we no longer need a great big stroller for trails or sleeping in, an umbrella stroller is just fine. Last year we brought a simple umbrella stroller from the store only to discover that it really was just a few hunks of metal and it broke quite quickly (makes you feel good doesn’t it?!?). Although we didn’t need anything super heavy duty, safety is still a strong concern. After testing out the Amazing Britax car seat last year, I was very happy to put the new Britax B-Nimble stroller to the test.
This umbrella style stroller came pretty much ready to go. There was no major construction, and no fuss. The only pieces that needed to be put together were things like the cup holder and a few wheels. Although this is an “umbrella” style stroller, there is still the capability to attach an infant stroller with the adapter. I don’t have an infant car seat right now, but I did think that this was a great feature to have. I was pushing around a “hummer” style stroller with DD, it was quite huge and really hard to get into any small spaces (even elevators, which I don’t consider very small). This B-Nimble is a decent size (under 15 pounds and even comes with a carrying strap), compact and easy to maneuverer. With the small wheels, I wouldn’t suggest taking it on a run or through rough terrain, but it’s perfect for walks to the park and in the mall. This stroller can be used straight from brith up to 55 pounds.
I’m finding as DD gets older, she doesn’t want to be in her stroller (I see some kids that are probably close to 4 that enjoy a stroller… I even know a 30 year old girl that would love to be able to relax in one of these). However, it is nice to have readily available. It’s easy to throw in and out of the trunk. This stroller is light enough to take in and out of the car, and it’s small enough that it doesn’t take up the entire trunk, so there’s no fiddling to get it shoved in there just perfect.
Many umbrella style strollers do not have a storage pouch underneath – this is one major benefit to this smaller stroller, it has quite a large place under the stroller to put shopping bags and other miscellaneous accumulated items.
Although this isn’t quite as small as many other umbrella strollers, it still is way more compact than the larger strollers and has many of the same abilities as the larger strollers! It’s kinda of a Happy Medium stroller. I love that it has a basket in the bottom and that the adapter can be used for an infant car seat. This would pretty much be the ultimate stroller if the wheels were just a touch bigger so it could be used on rougher terrain (there is a great trail by our place, but it is all crushed gravel). I’m sure it could be pushed on this type of surface, but I don’t think that it would be much fun.
One last feature that I want to mention about the stroller is that it reclines, another feature that you do not often see in smaller umbrella strollers. Unfortunately, my daughter no longer sleeps in the stroller, but I remember the days when this was the highlight of my day! I think this is probably the most important feature in a stroller, and if a smaller stroller is able to recline into a sleep position, there is little more that is required.
Check out this B-NIMBLE video, I think that after seeing it, you will agree that it is the ultimate stroller, just in a smaller package.
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