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The Battle of the Lightweight Strollers! UPPAbaby vs. Maclaren vs. Baby Jogger (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

Baby Jogger Vue

Weight is only one of many considerations that go into stroller shopping, but most parents agree: at some point, you’re going to want a lightweight. A good umbrella stroller is as sturdy as a full-sized stroller, but takes up way less space, folds more compactly, and is awesome in mass transit. They can’t tackle rough terrain, but that’s not where ... Read More »

Maclaren introduces the ultra-light Mark II

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Here in New England, it’s still chilly most days, but the signs of spring are peeping through. The first daffodils, irises, and tulips sprouts are cautiously nosing their way out of the earth; fluffed-up robins are browsing the local lawns; and adorable tykes are venturing out on the city sidewalks with their scooters and tricycles. And while the whole beautiful ... Read More »

Drool Baby Expo is coming

Here’s an interesting fact: having a baby is the most demanding consumer research project most people will ever confront. The number of product categories and  the relatively short time frame lead to a marathon of information gathering that begins with the pink line on the pregnancy test and continues well into toddlerhood. We hear it from expectant parents over and ... Read More »

Maclaren introduces redesigned frame

Maclaren is currently rolling out (haha) a “next generation” stroller frame with a redesigned hinge mechanism. The new design features a circular pivoting hinge and totally eliminates any risk of pinching during folding and unfolding. My sources at Maclaren USA tell me this new hinge has been in the works for several years and is a logical design evolution, not ... Read More »

Giveaways Day 2 – Maclaren Quest Zodiac

Maclaren is known for their quirky special edition strollers, many designed by some of the hottest names in fashion. But for 2010, one of these limited edition strollers is the Zodiac Quest – it’s not designed by anyone you’ve ever seen on E! but it’s a really fun idea and a sweet ride too. The seat fabric is a night ... Read More »

Maclaren Recall (it’s OK – really)

First of all, calm down. Yes, Maclaren is recalling one million strollers. And yes, some children have been injured by the strollers during the past 10 years. BUT. There are two very important things to keep in mind: 1. This is a voluntary recall – in spite of the injuries (and their frightening nature), the CPSC has not mandated that ... Read More »