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.

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Crazylicious85 said...

lightweight and easy to fold

Kristin sims said...

I like the ones that recline all the way back for my baby to nap

Christine Denton said...

Safety, ease of movement/smooth rolling, fold down for easy storage

Gina Wildorchid said...

The ability to fold up and down quickly and easily is important to me.

Thanks for the chance to win!
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Robert said...

They have to be lightweight and have easy maneuverability.

Giant Sis said...

Lightweight, easy to fold, easy to move, safe for child. (liz n)

Naomi C. said...

of course - safety, but then ease of use - no one wants to look stupid trying to get it unfolded in the parking lot! :)

Anonymous said...

I need a safe stroller that is easy to fold!

BethElderton said...

A stroller must be easy to get in and out of the car--with babies waiting, it needs to be a 2 second operation.
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Emily C said...

Lightweight and compact! Not bulky!

erika m said...

most important is folded size - I want to be able to keep it in the trunk without sacrificing ability to go grocery shopping, etc., followed closely by how it handles on rougher terrain- grass, dirt, small rocks, etc

Rita M said...

The quick and simple to fold(the two-finger trigger fold is located right underneath the handle).

Caitlin said...

I live in a basement apartment, so lightweight strollers are a lot easier to carry up the stairs!

Sherry Conrad said...

Safety and maneuverability.

Edna Williams said...

A stroller should be light with parts that are easy to move.

Mikaela said...

lightweight, easy to fold,and has a 5 point harness

Kristen Cross said...

A stroller that is easy to store and put in the car is the most important to me.

Cortney said...

Love that it has a bed that comes off so that you don't have to disturb baby!

Heather Manu said...

easy to fold, lightweight, and locking brakes

tina reynolds said...

Safety first then easy for me to handle so lightweight and easy to unfold/fold up

Anonymous said...

The swivel wheels!!! OH my I have an old stroller and I did not realize how much harder it is to push it around compared to a swivel wheel one!!! I love this stroller, and I sure hope I win.

Anonymous said...

Lightweight, easy to fold, and it can recline so that baby can sleep!

The Samples Sampler said...

Easy to fold and unfold! For some stollers you need to be a rocket scientist to figure them out!

Keisha Riggins said...

I love that it seems very comfortable for babies and children alike! I also love that it grows with your child and the quality seems great which is a must in our family with 3 boys and still a growing family it can be used with multiple children!

Sara said...

It needs to be easy to move and lightweight

Tanya White said...

Lightweight, easy to fold and grows with baby.

Missy Brown10 said...

I love the conversion. It is a worthy investment. Plus I love that in the early stages your child can comfortably lay down and sleep rather than being in a somewhat sitting position. It also seems so easy to assemble!!

Katherine Hahn said...

It is important that it's lightweight and maneuvers easily!

zebracakeoh said...

I need a stroller that's easy to maneuver!

Brit Christianson said...

Safe, comfortable, portable, and not bulky.

Jessica said...

For me...it would be ease of opening/closing & lightweight!

Momma Shoe said...

Love that it folds down to a carry cot position...Genius!

Unknown said...

Convertable and safety.

reinadrop said...

compact fold & ease of use

Janice Crespo said...

I love how easy it looks to fold up and lock to carry it easily

Denise S. said...

It needs to be light, easy to open and close, and have a safety harness.

Steph said...

I love that the seat is reversible!!

one frugal lady said...

I look for lightweight, easy to fold and fit in my car.... comfortable and durable and one that lasts!
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taralieb said...

I think Saftey and Comfort are most important. Comfort for both the child and parent is important.

Deana (The Frugal Homeschooling Mom) said...

The most important features to me are ability to lift and open/close it with one hand, easy to fold and store.

Ryan said...

Important feature is that I can get in car and comfort for baby.

apple blossom said...

can be used for infants and toddlers

9string said...

Ease of breaking it down to put in the car.

Elizabeth Boese said...

Lightweight, easy to fold, and turn on a dime.

Nikki Strong said...

I like the easy push buttons. It is so aggrivating when you can't get the stroller to do what you want because you can't work the gadgets.

Jasmine said...

I love how flexible this stroller is and the safety!

Stephanie Gossett said...

Easy for moms to lift!

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Conor said...

safety and ease of folding are the most important features to me.

Jodi Holmes said...

One that is lightweight and easy to fold!

Erika Reyna said...

I think the most important features in a stroller are lightweight, safe for baby and user friendly.

Think about it said...

for me it needs to be light weight i am pretty weak right now..

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April Dickey said...

Lightweight, easy to maneuver.

Melissa B. said...

I believe it's important for a stroller to be compact. If you use it on a shopping trip, you don't want to lose space in the vehicle that you need for stowing all those shopping bags!

Thais De Goes said...

This stroller is practical and stylish!

Erica Heft said...

Adjustable handle is necessary for my back!

craftvee said...

Durability, Easy to collapse for storage or transport, easy mobility to roll around (not stiff wheels)

Brunette & Blessed said...

wow...this thing really has all the bells and whistles! I love that you can fold it up so easily

PAIGE said...

The never flat wheels are most important.
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MamaHen said...

Lightweight
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Sarah MomE25 said...

I think a stroller being light weight and easy to fold up is the most important features.

teachinmomma123 said...

I love how it converts and grows with the child.

Jessica Lodge said...

For me the easy fold, the adjustable height of the handle, and the large canopy are the most important features. This is such a nice looking stroller

A. Truckenmiller said...

how easy it is to push and fold

Dawn Monroe said...

I like a easy fold down, safe and light weight stroller. It must be comfortable also.

Kelly Grant said...

ease of use and storage room

slehan said...

Safety and comfort.
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Dee said...

A good stroller must be able to be pushed with one hand (so I can open doors, carry things, etc...), must be easy to collapse, and should be comfortable for my child.

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LesleyfromWI said...

Lightweight!

Scott said...

I think the fold-ability is most important after safety.

jenspurg said...

Ease of use, safe and comfort are important in a stroller.
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Christine Jessamine said...

I love a lightweight stroller with canopy that is easy to run with

Wunderle said...

I like that it seems sturdy and also easy to fold/get into storage.

Jennifer Aldridge said...

I like a stroller that is lightweight, has options for storage, and folds easily (preferably with one hand/gravity) since we typically have our hands full with other things, children, etc. ;)

Brynn said...

That it is easy to fold! If youve got a baby in your hands or groceries or even just tired from the errands,making it easy to fold is a time saving and a sanity saver :)

sohamolina said...

being light weight and secure.

Sarah Walker said...

The most important features are that the stroller is safe and secure for my son.

latanya t said...

reclining features and how easy it to fold,

Anonymous said...

For me it's the ease of folding and unfolding, I need for it to be fast to use.

ellie said...

Easy to open and close up is the most important to me.

Kathy said...

Love the push button reversal feature

Andi said...

Safety and easy folding!

Tara said...

It has to be easy to fold.

Anonymous said...

The most important thing is that it is compact but still has a lot of room in the basket below the stroller. I also love storage and a cup holder near the handles.

Bo said...

It should be lightweight and easy to fold and maneuver! It should also be safe and comfortable for the baby!

Amy Martin said...

That it fits a wide age range

Sonya said...

Lightweight and easy to steer!

Melanie said...

I like the 5 point harness and I really like that it holds a child up to 40 lbs. I have a range in age and size for my kids so this would be great!

Chris Martinez said...

Easy movement and safety features are the most important.

ferriz said...

easy to fold and navigate.

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Sara Wood said...

Safety and lightweight

Amy L said...

Safety, comfort, and easy to open and close.

anonymousmom said...

steerability and good wheels for good and easy turning!

Sylvia said...

i dont have a lot of room, so it needs to easily fold and store

irenec said...

I like that you can easily turn the seat so that the baby can face either toward you or away from you.

Catherine Lynch said...

lightweight, easy to use & safe!

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

The obvious being safety, other than that lightweight and easy to store/fold.
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Krysta Niemczyk said...

I love the versatility, as your child grows, the stroller accommodates.

Nicolle Loughman said...

SAFETY!!!

Anastasia Fall said...

The most important thing, for me, is adjustability :) I want a stroller that can grow & support my baby from when they are tiny and as they get bigger! I also love storage, so there are places to put the diaper bag, groceries or anything else we may pick up along out walk :)

Kim Parr said...

Quick transition to portable mode is very important.

Bethany overdorf said...

light weight and safety

kathy f said...

I like a stroller to be lightweight and easy to steer. Folding down compactly is also a huge plus.

r said...

Not too heavy and easy to fold!

SharonC said...

Strollers need to be portable and lightweight. This means that they have to be easy to fold, get in and out of the car, etc.

EverythingSarah said...

i like that it has 5-point safety restraint
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Katherine said...

i need a stroller that i can easily collapse to fit in the trunk

Robin T said...

I think that it is important that it is lightweight and east to transport in your car.

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Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

My favorite feature is the height adjustable handle. With a foot difference in height between my husband and myself it would be great.

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Deb Christie said...

Comfort and security and that it provides good shelter from harsh sun.

Natalie Yeoman said...

Large adjustable canopy

amos122902 said...

Lightweight and can be folded with one hand.

Anonymous said...

The most important features for me are for safety. (5-point safety restraint, sturdy rear wheel brakes)

Gina said...

Safety, lightweight and grows with child.

Derek Timm said...

The safeness and stability is important!

cassandra mccann said...

the ease of use and safety

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Michelle Hagewood said...

There are 3 main features I need in a stroller: lightweight, easy to store, and wheels that can go anywhere.

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AmyBond said...

Lightweight and being able to "grow" with the child are very important.

Crystal Rose said...

It's the weight and ease of use that are the most important to me. I also need to it to fold nicely during travel.

Alexandra Harris said...

The safety harness, so baby doesn't fall out and also the break system are the most important safety features for a stroller.

Anonymous said...

Safety features are the most important to me, and easy to use features too.

Danita Gilbert said...

Very nice stroller. This could be very useful.

Kim Hardy said...

First safety, then the ease at which it can be used.

blew415 said...

Easy to fold

Jeni said...

Safety and lightweight

Laura Zimmerman said...

I look for easy maneuver, easy fold and unfold, safeness and compact ability.

stOOpidgErL said...

durability is the most important

Danielle Jones said...

Enough storage!

Heidi said...

safety and ease of use

Teresa Thompson said...

(5-point safety restraint

Deb S. said...

The most important feature for me in a stroller is that it is easy to use and must be lightweight.

Linda said...

I like a stroller that is light and easy to fold and store.
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Melanie said...

Can my child grow with it? Can I easily collapse and store it with one hand? Do those darn wheels actually turn effortlessly?

Those are the questions I ask when looking for a stroller!

Joan Kubes said...

Easy fold up, durability and safety

Becca Ann said...

I like strollers that are lightweight

McKim said...

I think how easy and compact it folds up is important.

kathy pease said...

mosy important features for me would be durablility,comfort and that baby is held securely in place

Carlie Bush said...

Easy to steer, and easy set-up and take-down.

chaz anderson said...

The ability to keep a child entertained...

lucabrasi said...

Lightweight and easy to fold

Janna Johnson said...

easy to fold!

susan1215 said...

I think the most important feature on a stroller is the ability to fold and unfold it easily and that it's lightweight.

The Crazy Gengler Boys said...

important to have a lightweight stroller

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Josh said...

Most important to me is the durability and safety of the stroller

Erica C. said...

It has to be lightweight and easy to open.
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Julieh said...

The most important is at it is durable yet easy to lift and pack up
Julie Hawkins

Chelsea said...

An important feature of a stroller is for it to be lightweight and comfortable for the baby/kid

Amy Orvin said...

It has to be lightweight and the wheels have to turn smoothly.

amy16323 said...

safety is important to me

Dillon W said...

Easy to fold and store!

brich2222 said...

must be portable, compact, and durable

Rebecca W. said...

Lightweight & easy to fold up!

tlcfromtn said...

Easy to fold and safe, of course

Rebecca Lock said...

lightweight, easy to maneuver, and folds flat

Abbyyy said...

Safe and lightweight

Charity/CC said...

Comfort & Stability

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Tim Stephens said...

I'd like to see a stroller that was small and light... folded up easy but might come with a separate addon for those times when you need bigger and more storage options

DC said...

I think portability is the most important feature of a stroller.

trixx said...

The most important feature for me is how easy it is to fold up and fold down. With so much going on, I don't have time to fight with the stroller.

maryjaco1 said...

Ease of use.

MichelleS said...

Storage!

Tylerpants said...

I think one of the most important features is how sturdy a stroller is. My kids are super rough so it has to be made out of quality materials that can handle them! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

smilekisses said...

I like the canopy protection.

Anonymous said...

Must have a cup holder and be lightweight
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Breanne said...

Durability

wallindeb said...

safety is of utmost importance, but ease of use is a big consideration.

Christopher Mills said...

hellooo

Shelley P said...

It is important to me that a stroller be sturdy, safe and easy to use with lots of storage : )

Tracy Allen said...

The most important stroller features are being compact and really ease to put up and down
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Lauren Harmon said...

Lightweight, easy to fold up, and comfort for the little one!

Mihaela Day said...

safety is the most important feature

Kimberley Meier said...

A 5 point harness restraint because my son was able to get out without one!

Kimberley Meier
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Scarlett Graham said...

I want a stroller that is light weight and easy to compact.

michedt said...

I think that the stroller itself has to be safe, yet lightweight enough to get in and out of a vehicle.
Michelle Tucker

Karrie Millheim said...

The 5 point restraint KMillheim609@aol.com

Lisa Pecora said...

Storage and not bulky

bbrittbrat1398 said...

It needs to be sturdy and easy to fold and store.
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lilyk said...

The features that I think are the most important in a stroller are durability and ease of movement.

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