Monday, July 22, 2013

Contours Bliss 4-in-1 Stroller System {Review & $100 Babies 'R Us Gift Card Giveaway!}

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It's no secret that there are a lot of strollers out there.

From travel systems to umbrellas to joggers, it's often bewildering for first-time parents to see all of the options and wonder what makes one better than the others.

Therefore, of all the things that I've learned about baby gear, I've found that there are some areas that you feel like you can skimp on and have it not matter... and some that you really shouldn't. Just as some people might be intent that one crib mattress is better than the others or that a certain brand of pacifier soothed their baby better than the rest, I believe that there truly are strollers that outperform the pack.

That's not to say that buying a cheap stroller at the toy store won't do its job, because I'm sure it will. But considering the sheer length and amount of times that a stroller is used during the span of one (if not more) child, then it just makes sense to start off with something of the highest quality, amazing functionality and able to accommodate all the way from birth to preschool, doesn't it?

Forget the rest, it just makes sense to start at the top with the Contours Bliss 4-in-1 Stroller System.


Focusing on baby products that feature innovative designs to fit your family’s ever-changing needs, Contours strollers and bassinets strive to make a positive difference in your everyday life, help you embrace the everyday moments with your little one, and allow you to give your baby everything.

And when it comes to having everything, the Contours Bliss 4-in-1 Stroller System is just about as close to being a perfect stroller as I have ever seen.

Right out of the box I was admiring the durable pieces and the high quality construction that clearly went into making this piece of gear... well, bliss.

Contours Bliss assembly

Thankfully, Contours knows that parents (and parents-to-be) are busy and don't have hours to spend constructing their products and it only took me around five minutes to pop the front and back wheels into place before the frame was ready for use.

Contours Bliss frame

Any consumer knows that being able to purchase one product and have it last through multiple years (and life stages) makes sense, so I was immediately pleased with the ease in which the Contours Bliss can adjust for infants up to preschoolers.

For the youngest riders, the Bliss has two options, making it extremely easy for parents or caregivers to decide which works best for their child each time.

First, the infant car seat adapter. By simply popping this attachment into place, it then fits over 20 different car seats so you can create your own travel system. Just click, place your seat, snap the safety belt and you're ready to go right from the car if your little one has fallen sound asleep.

Bliss car seat attachment

Or, if you're heading out for a walk and you know that your baby prefers to stay comfortable by laying flat and stretching out while sleeping, then you'll absolutely love (I do!) the way that the Bliss seat turns easily into a carrycot. Suddenly your stylish, durable stroller just became a pram without you having to make any separate purchases!

Simply recline the seat all the way back and, with a single squeeze on two levers on the front, the bottom of the seat is released and turns into a carrycot. Couldn't be easier!

Bliss carrycot

However, this awesome feature doesn't end with just being a very comfortable way for your baby to be pushed around in a portable bed (there is even a padded infant insert for extra softness).

By unclipping and folding out the stand at the back, this convertible carrycot can then be used without the stroller as a cozy sleep option. Whether you set it up in your living room or your baby falls asleep while you're strolling and you want to move him/her to the bedroom, just pop this right off and you never have to worry about disturbing that precious sleep.

Bliss stroller carrycot

Hello, incredible!

When your baby outgrows the pram or you would simply like to use this stroller for an older child, the same seat is then raised up and used as a traditional stroller seat.

But, due to the extremely easy push-button right on both sides...

Contours Bliss seat

...this seat can be reversed to face either direction in seconds. Absolutely perfect so that you can see your child (and they can see you) when younger, while still being able to turn the seat around to face forward for curious toddlers.

Contours Bliss reversible seat

Along with the way that the Bliss is an amazing all-in-one stroller, pram and on-the-go carrycot, Contours didn't skimp when it came to including just about every other feature a parent could ask for in a highly functional stroller.

The 3-position reclining seat allows for multiple angles of comfort just by lifting a lever...

Contours Bliss seat recline

...the large, adjustable canopy provides plenty of protection from the elements when you're out for a stroll, as well as a peek-a-boo window so that you can check in on your child when they are in the forward-facing position...

Bliss stroller canopy

...the comfort-grip handle is not only soft and easy to hold, but is also height-adjustable so that parents and caregivers of varying heights won't have to slouch or bend to push this stroller comfortably...

Contours Bliss adjustable handle

...the included foot muff is fantastic for those of us in colder climates so that we can easily snap it into place instead of having to try to push blankets around our little ones (and have said blankets continue to fall from the stroller and get run over)...

stroller foot muff

...and the large, roomy storage basket underneath is easily accessible from all sides and provides space for a diaper bag, purse, shopping bags, jackets, and just about anything else you might need to bring along with you.

Bliss storage basket

As far as I have been able to tell, the only things missing from the Contours Bliss are a child snack tray and cup holder as well as any sort of storage compartment or tray for the parent. There is one adjustable cup holder right on the side that can fit drinks of all sizes (or your cell phone), but otherwise the large basket underneath is the only storage that this stroller has.

But comfort, ease of use, safety (5-point safety restraint, sturdy rear wheel brakes and more), style, convenience — the Bliss has it all! It is even extremely quick and simple to fold, as the two-finger trigger fold is located right underneath the handle.

Just pull up and the whole stroller folds down (with or without the seat attached). It even has an auto-lock latch system so that it stays firmly closed until you're ready for its next use.

Contours Bliss fold

Available in Wilshire Black or Valencia Gold color options, the Contours Bliss 4-in-1 Stroller System has a suggested retail price of $399.99 and can be found in select retail stores as well as online at Amazon.com, BabiesRUs.com and more.

When it comes to an extremely high quality, durable stroller that is made to last from birth throughout many years of childhood (the stroller holds up to 40 lbs!), the Bliss has met and surpassed all of my expectations. I love that one single purchase could make life so much easier from newborn up to big kid!

Contours Bliss stroller review

Want to see a little more of this stroller in action? Check out my quick demonstration of just how easy this system is to use and why it can add bliss to any mom or dad's life!


For much more information and images of the Contours Bliss 4-in-1 Stroller System, visit ContoursBaby.com and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter as well.

Plus, thanks to their generosity, one person will be already on their way to saving up for the most incredible new stroller around, because...

One lucky person will win a $100 Babies 'R Us gift card from Contours!

Babies R Us gift card


A big thank you to Contours for providing a Bliss Stroller System for me to review as well as a $100 Babies 'R Us gift card for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

377 comments:

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Sandy VanHoey said...

I like that it can be converted as your child grows so you don't have to buy another one when they get too big

Mami2jcn said...

A stroller that is lightweight and easy to fold down is important to me.

Sass said...

Ease of movement is extremely important. If it doesn't move easily, then what's the point?

Anne said...

To me, the most important features in a stroller involve safety. The restraint system, good brakes, sun protection, sturdiness, and other features of this stroller seem to fulfill safety requirements.

Rochel S said...

Easy to fold and lightweight! Aldo it has to move well.

Stephanie Phelps said...

My most important feature of course is safety first but also how compact it is.

Christina said...

Most important would be a lightweight stroller.. but I also love stroller with adjustable handle since I am 5'1 and hubby is 6'3, most strollers that are comfortable for me to push are difficult for hubby.

Tiffany Schmidt said...

Ease of folding!

Jennifer McClearn said...

The most important feature in a stroller to me is that it is easy to fold and unfold and folds compact

Laura Aldridge said...

I think it should be easy to fold up (some take an engineering degree!) and lightweight so I can lift it in the car without getting a hernia!

wigget said...

lightweight and easy maneuverability

Kayla said...

Safety is the huge one! It definitely has to be very, very stable!

Darlene said...

Comfort and storage are important to me.

Elizabeth Pyo said...

Lightweight, suspension and easy, compact fold.

channallocks said...

easy to work with

Mijal Photography said...

Easy to fold and store!

Laurie Nykaza said...

up to 40lbs is great so you will get a lot of use out of it and the design of a cup holder and snack tray is great

J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

A stroller that is lightweight, has extra room for bags & stuff, one that offers comfort for the baby as well.

Megan Borkowski said...

I love that it can be converted and grow with your baby!

618mom said...

I have big boys so weight limit is always a huge plus for me

Rebecca009 said...

Easy to put up and down and not too heavy! Compactable and good suspension!

Carolyn said...

Lightweight, easy to maneuver and fold, and convertible so it works from infant to big kid

Danielle PB said...

I think it's most important for a stroller to open and fold as well as be safe for your child.

Candice said...

Durability and safety.

ellen b said...

5-point safety restraint

Katy said...

I think the ease of folding it up is very important- that and how sturdy it is.

betty baez said...

Light weight, easy maneuvering, storage space, transitional from infant to toddler angelgenius27(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jammie Morey said...

one of the main features is storage, I like to have room for everything

JC said...

Safety and easy to use is the most important feature to me.

Mary said...

Safety, ease of use, and storage are biggies!

Janet W. said...

Lightweight and a safe harness are the most important features to me!

katychick said...

most important things- light weight, easy to fold, and slim to go in places like the stores
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Jennifer Q. said...

Safety is always the most important feature and after that it would be ease of traveling with it (how much space it takes up in the trunk of the car, how easy it is to set up)

HilLesha said...

The most important is a reliable safety harness.

Veronica said...

I love the fact that there is a large storage area underneath the stroller that is accessible from all directions. I have found in the past that some strollers have a small area to store your diaper bag, etc. and it's hard to get them in & out of it too.

Sean C said...

Safety for sure. But I also love its compact fold.

Clarissa Hooper said...

My strollers have to be lightweight. simple designs are also a plus!

Mysharona said...

Needs to be lightweight

Jennifer T. said...

For me, the most important features are that it rolls easily and the handlebars are at a comfortable height for me to push. This stroller looks like it covers a lot of areas and would be great for someone with limited storage.

B. Wilson @ Windy {City} Wilsons said...

Lightweight, large canopy, large wheels.

Faride said...

I like the strollers that face mommy when on the go. I always like to keep a close eye on baby especially when they are babies.

Cjnedrow said...

I think the qualities of being sturdy but lightweight and easy to maneuver are the most important!
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Helga said...

Lightweight and sturdy come to mind first.

Helga said...

Lightweight and sturdy come to mind first.

Jayna E said...

I love that baby can face you and ease of movement is a great thing!

peg42 said...

I like that this stroller grows with your baby.
Thanks so much.
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adinatm said...

easy to push adinatm(at)aol.com

Sarah said...

Adjustable (or high) handlebar for tall parents, full recline, large canopy for sun protection, and easy to fold/unfold.

Caron B said...

Lightweight and easy to fold.

Di said...

being light weight but still sturdy is so important for hauling it in & our of the car!

Sandra Davis said...

safety is the number one concern. how much it weighs and how hard it is to open and close is also very important.

Katie said...

lightweight and easy to pack up!

Laurel said...

I like when a stroller is lightweight yet sturdy and easy to fold.
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Colleen Boudreau said...

Safety.

sonyamorris (Sonya Morris) said...

I look for a stroller that is easy to steer & pushes smoothly.

Tamar said...

Lightweight, safe for child, and protective.

richied.becky said...

for me its comfort of my baby and also the room for additional items since we walk everywhere :)
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Ken Ohl said...

comfort and the brakes are most important. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

KIACI30 said...

It's lightweight and easy to fold

SueZH said...

Comfort and safety for the baby is #1.

Michele R. said...

I look for safety first (5 pt harness), durability- is it going to last?, then ease- can I lift it on my own? is it compact to fit in the car with other things as well? This looks like it may just do all of those things!

stefanie gladden said...

lightweight, sturdy, easy to control

stephanie ann

Thomas Murphy said...

a stroller has to be lightweight and easy to get in and out of the car.

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Leslie Galloway said...

I think quality combined with lightweight are important, as is the width of the stroller. The narrower, the better! (without being an umbrella stroller)

Kelly Urban said...

Folds up easily and maneuvers easily.

Michelle Lee said...

It has to be compact and easy to fold.

MANDY83 said...

that its safe and easy to use

sixgunsue said...
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sixgunsue said...

I would definitely say durability and weight. Can you tell me more about the durability of the stroller? The quality of parts? I also love that it is so lightweight.
The whole package is pretty dreamy! Love it!

puffpastryshop said...

The most important feature for me is safety. I like that the stroller looks durable and stable.

ide2678 said...

For me it's important for it to be easy to maneuver with one hand and fairly lightweight. I also like it to be easy to push on multiple terrains.

Britni Bradford said...

Lightweight, easy to fold, flip flop friendly, and versatile.

mary casper said...

safety and lightweight

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Barker's Momma said...

I like the auto-lock latch system. Hate when you try to put it in your trunk & it keeps unfolding.

lana said...

the fact that its light weight and easy to fold

Kera Brown said...

Extremely important to fold small enough to fit in trunk with no handles sticking out and lightweight to be able to pick up with one arm while holding stuff/children in the other

aperry said...

Holds 40 lbs

smarieee said...

The 5 point restraint is most important to me.

blackjewels7 said...

Honestly I think the most important feature is that it saves time. It seems like it is fast and easy to use or to store. Lets face it everyone has somewhere they need to be. Why waste time trying to put together or take apart the stroller all the time. You want it to be fast, easy, and do it's job.

Colleen Maurina said...

I think it's important that the stroller lasts and fits a child from infancy to toddler. It should have a safe 5 point strap system and be easy to maneuver.

Andrea D said...

safety and I must say how they look

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Renee Walters said...

My most important feature is safety and being lightweight. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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Carrie Phelps said...

I think the most important feature is safety so I love that this has the 5-point safety restraint.

Aimee said...

I love the way it looks like a pram for little babies, but the most important feature for me is that it is lightweight.

CarrieAnn13 said...

Safety features are the most important for me

Em Ma said...

THe most important features for me in a stroller are that it's lightweight, easy to fold and/or transport, and that it grows with my child.

Tina said...

easy to fold
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clc408 said...

I think safety is most important followed by ease of use and light weight.

BrunoDogg2 said...

I want it to be safe first then lightweight and easy to fold!

hallies_mom said...

Easy to store and open up again. Safety for the child is also important as well as it being comfortable for them to ride. I would also hope that it has storage space and at least a cup holder for baby and one for adult!

kellyr78 said...

I like the safety features, such as the 5-point safety restraint
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Julie said...

lightweight, easy to fold, easy to maneuver

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Lloyd Family said...

i think one of the most imporant features is being made to last from birth - to toddler/preschooler follower by easy to fold/set up and compact (easy to take with you)

Cheryl said...

I think ease in transporting and in comfort for the child. I also like a great sun shield.

Laurie J. said...

Easy to fold/unfold and easy to move!

lisamercy said...

i look for ease of use and if it's lightweight.

Katie Ashley-Bascombe said...

One that's lightweight and easy to fold.

Liz said...

Safety and storage is important to me.

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Tiffany Weikel said...

I like when its light weight and sturdy

Sharon Kaminski said...

the fold up feature so the stroller is easily transportable

Courtney B said...

i like safety and weight :)

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Jess&James said...

the feature thats most important is asfety and it need to be easy to move around
Jessica Cox

squiresj said...

Would love to win and give to a Mother who cannot afford one.
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Trisha Kilpatrick said...

I think the most important feature on a stroller is the ability to fold and unfold it with one hand.

Rob Shank said...

I think the rigidity and folding aspects are super important.

mahnrafjtb said...

Safety is always an issue. But for a stroller, I like the ease of folding and unfolding.

Stacey Roberson said...

Safety is the most important feature I look for in a stroller. Also durability, weight and storage space is high on my priority list.

Stephanie Larison said...

It must be lightweight, and easy to fold and unfold.

Ronni said...

leightweight and at least a tiny bit of storage

April said...

The super ease of folding, you don'tknow how frustrating it can be to have a stroller that won't fold down when your in a rush!

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Emaisgr8 said...

Safety and that it is easy to move.

Arthur Anderson said...

Safe, lightweight, easy to fold and unfold, and versatile.

Deal Bunny said...

lightweight, yet safe and secure

Robyn said...

Lightweight and easy to fold, but with some good features like a parent cup holder and large canopy!

Amy said...

The most important feature on a stroller is easy to open and fold. It's not good to stand in the parking lot too long while the kids wait for me to do just that.

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Katy said...

We are expecting our first baby soon and have been searching for a stroller that folds easily, is lightweight, can go on several terrains and can be parent-facing. I love the bassinet feature too!

Rebecca Graham said...

Lightweight and being able to fold easily.

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hdeanna69 said...

I love how big the sunshade is

Shemp DeYoung said...

Most important thing is that it's easy to clean.

Linnie said...

stability, safety, and easy to fold down are the features most important to me in a stroller

jtedd said...

I like an easy latching system and lightweight.

traci said...

Safety and east to fold

emeraldmaz said...

I think being able to use the same stroller as the child grows is important, who wants to have to keep buying them?

Slack Ass Mom said...

Easy to open up or close and fits in the back of a car easily.
Thanks!

sweepmom said...

For me, a stroller must fully recline and have large wheels that are easy to maneuver and can go over rough surfaces.

Kari said...

I think the most important feature besides safety is that it is easy to manage - easy to open and close and store.

MELINA said...

features most important in a stroller are easy to fold up and easy to keep clean, also easy to push

Darby Elizabeth said...

safety and comfort for the baby!

Moms Gone Crazy said...

lightweight, easy open & close, sturdy

Amanda Bode said...

safety and ease to use!

momo said...

I like the fact that it is light weight and does not take up too much room.

LauraJJ said...

I love when it converts to the Pram! and the never flat wheels....thats a huge plus!!!

Shan said...

Single hand operation and a nice seat height is very important to us.

Monica said...

For me the most important thing is the weight. Obviously safety and comfort is also important.

mogrill said...

Easy fold up.
Thanks for the chance.
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Krista Grandstaff said...

I LOVE the big basket under the seat... our last stroller didn't have anything, and draping bags and purses and STUFF across the top of the stroller made it a top heavy danger, especially with a tiny one inside...!

Jessica Strudthoff said...

It is hard to pick a favorite feature. I love that this stroller, unlike so many, converts on its own (without spending more money) to accomodate an infant AND that the foot muff is included. Those two features alone result in an easy $200 in extra purchases with other strollers.

Cassandra Eastman said...

I think an adjustable handlebar, reversible seat, and good suspension are all important!

jeannette cuevas said...

Love the stroller its light weight can close with the seat still attach. Makes it easy when riding the bus where the stroller must be closed you have baby in one hand close stroller with the other hand very convience. Where other stroller require you to remove seat, now you have the seat off the baby and the stroller fame to deal with.

Mike Bratek said...

Safety features, durability, and lightweight.

Andrea said...

I love how you can just unclip it & take it with you when baby is still sleeping. Very similar to other travel systems, but this one looks way more comfortable!

me in millions said...

I think a lightweight system is important

cjabdelnour said...

I THINK THAT IT SHOULD HAVE FROM BIRTH TO OLDER TODDLER SEATING, SPACE FOR DIAPER BAG AND PACKAGES, AND IT SHOULD BE EASY TO FOLD AND LIGHTWEIGHT. Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

Mama V said...

Lightweight, easy to fold, and able to "grow" with my child.

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Stacy said...

Easy to fold, easy to navigate, safe, and grows with your child

price21100 said...

Any safety features are important and ease of use and weight.

Allie G said...

Safety

Kitty said...

A stroller needs to be durable and safe!

twbellamy said...

Durability and safety features.

Hannah said...

Comfortable handles (to prevent blisters for whoever is pushing! :) And also I think a good sun protector for the baby is important.

polly said...

I think the harness and that it has a good lock for the wheels are important features

Ruby said...

I like the 5-point safety restraint and sturdy rear wheel brakes in the stroller

stacey sanchez said...

I love the color, cup holder, snack tray, and ages it accommodates!

kdrae said...

I need it to be lightweight and have good safety features.

Sarah VM said...

I think having a lightweight stroller is important as well as having good straps to secure the child in.

Bekah Kuczenski said...

I look for strollers that are safe, easy to push, easy to fold, can fit into my trunk, and I love when you can change which way the seat faces. I also love when they can be used from newborn until at least toddlerhood!

Amy Parille said...

I like that it's light weight, I need something easy to move

bigbossross1 said...

I think weight and how small it folds up are important.

ginahull said...

Stability & easy to close & transport.

Debra Holloway said...

I like that it has a comfort grip handle, is high in quality, folds up neatly, and is durable.

Bernadette N said...

I like a stroller that's quick and easy to fold and unfold!

Pinky Sade said...

compact, lightweight, easy to fold and moves well

Amanda Rauch said...

A good harness to keep the child from falling out and awesome brakes!!

Shayna Brookman said...

The safety features are the most important features on a stroller :)

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cekaplan1009 said...

lightweight,multiple safety features, ease of use, convertability/ multifunctional use

Growl Tiger said...

I like that it is lightweight and coverts to grow with your child.

CindyWindy2003 said...

features i think are important or being able to fold in and out, easy storage, and manuverability, thanks!
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Treesa said...

All the safety features are super important to me!

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Tara said...

Love the Height Adjustable Handle

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marcia goss said...

I like a stroller that is easy to fold and unfold, and one that can be used for new babies as well as toddlers.
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Beanybopp said...

Easy to use/storage and safety features.

Victoria Nyquist said...

Other than being safe, an important feature is that it is lightweight and not too bulky!

traci jarrett said...

that it is safe and comfortable for my baby

Peanut said...

I love how versatile it is. How it can fit your newborn or your toddler and still look stylish!

freebiequeen15 said...

I love that the comfort grip handle is height adjustable

MaryAnn said...

lightweight, easy to fold up and roomy storage basket

Rachel Travis said...

It needs to be easy to use and lightweight :)

Elaine said...

Some features that I think are important are safety, comfort, lightweight, adjustable handle.

Dawn Ganey said...

I like it does 4 jobs in 1 stroller

Couponing with Christy said...

Safety and easy to fold.

Elvira Prunn said...

I like the 5 point harness to make sure baby is safe and secure and won't fall out.

heatherp626 said...

It needs to be easy to fold, hands down. I hate struggling to fold down a stroller when I have my kids to care for.

caro Ramos said...

I love that

John-Paul Thomas said...

Easy to fold, clean, and a safe harness/strap for the kiddo! :) ~Lynda

Melanie Montgomery said...

I like that its lightweight

steve stone said...

5-point safety restraint
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Jessica Kesson said...

the storage area should be easy to get to! the stroller i have now its like impossible to fit my diaper bag, i have to unpack everything to fit it

Lyn said...

Ease of set up and weight. You need to lift it into the trunk.

Ellen C. said...

A stroller needs to be easily steerable and light enough for me to get in and out of the car. Thanks for the chance.

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Jennifer said...

Durability and ease of movement.

mecarolks said...

The most important feature in a stroller to me is that it is easy to fold and unfold and folds compact

Kerry said...

I love that you can remove the carrycot to use as a bassinet

kyl neusch said...

lightweight stroller

kolpin said...

the most impt feature is being able to fold up into a compact space

Nikki said...

I like them to be lightweight and easy to fold up.

Angela Warren said...

Durability and safety

letthemcome1014 said...

safety, portability, and protection of the child

sherylssg said...

As a single parent ease of use is important to me. If it is difficult to fold, extremely heavy and the wheels don't move right I don't want it.

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dailymom said...

It is important to me to have a lightweight easy to use stroller

Rebekah Villalobos said...

Safe and easy to maneuver

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