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Pimp My Stroller

Since the introduction of a certain dutch stroller to America, strollers have quickly risen from a “shower curtain on a pole” to a status symbol. Some strollers have suspension systems, some have seats that reverse, some DON’T come with rain covers…..

Well, today I thought I’d feature a few new-ish stroller accessories to help you PIMP YOUR STROLLER!!!

I don’t like bright sun in my eyes, and I am certain your little nugget feels the same. Although some strollers do have sun shields available, this next product takes the cake. The Snooze Shade, a British import, is a blackout curtain for your buggy. Give that “it’s-3-in-the-afternoon-and-I-am-still-asleep-because-I-am-staying-at-a-hotel” feeling to your little angel. Blessed with a UPF50+, the Snooze also blocks 98% of UVA and UVB rays. Available in a Universal, Car Seat, or Double Stroller size, Snooze Shade has got you covered. Literally. How did you like THAT bad joke?

Snooze Shade Original retails for $34.99 and is available at Amazon.com

Have you ever sat in a stroller seat? Probably not. I have. They’re not as padded as you think, which is why I am so happy to tell you about the Tivoli Couture NuComfort Memory Foam Stroller Pad. This universal pad fits most strollers on the market and is SOFT. Like, squishy. As in, I have it draped over the back of my desk chair and it feels AWESOME. Your little nugget will feel like a stud (or a LADY) riding on a layer of Visco Elastic Memory Foam. Available in a ton of cool prints, the pad is also reversible! Now, if they only made one in my size….

Tivoli Couture NuComfort Memory Foam Stroller Pad retails for $79 and is available at TivoliCouture.com

You know what sucks when you’re pushing a stroller? Rain. Not for your little guy—for YOU. It’s damn near impossible to push a stroller and hold an umbrella (and FORGET about your drink). Finally, a universal product has been introduced to remedy that situation. My Blue Bumbershoot (British for umbrella—there’s your lesson for the day) has a VERY sturdy clamp that tightens around the handle or handlebar of your stroller to help you out. The umbrella is also height-adjustable, so that even caregivers of different sizes will be comfortable and dry. The Bumbershoot is also clear, so visibility is never as issue. Personally, having a horrible phobia of umbrellas, I think ALL umbrellas should be clear so that people are more aware of who they are hitting in the face with those metal tips. Rain cleared up? The Bumbershoot easily swivels downward out of the way. Love it.

My Blue Bumbershoot retails for $49.99 and is available at MyBlueBumbershoot.com

Obsessed. That’s how I feel about this next product. Toys are not really my bag, but the dolls by Woon are much more than toys. Made of fabrics of many different textures, prints and colors, Lulu and Pax are dolls that attach to your stroller, crib, diaper bag, play pen and anywhere else you can think of. What do they do? They have a built-in speaker that connects to your mp3 player. Yes. It’s a portable music speaker for your little one AND for yourself. They are wicked cute, the music actually sounds great (every other product like this I’ve tried has a VERY tinny sound), and they’re just awesome to look at. I actually have my Pax (the boy) doll sitting on my desk staring at me right now. You’ll be in love with these guys. You’re welcome.

Lulu and Pax retail for $49.99 and are available at Magic Beans.

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These are just a few great stroller accessories. Don’t worry, I plan on bringing you many more.

I ALSO PLAN ON ONE OF YOU WINNING ALL 4 OF THESE!!!



Disclaimer: I received product to review. All four of them. My apartment is slowly looking like babies took over Grey Gardens.

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