Never in a million years did I think that my fashion world and my mama life would collide. I clearly remember shopping for baby gear when I was first pregnant with Ryder, feeling completely turned off with all the baby blue and yellow tones. I longed for something in stronger colors, or pure black, which sort of didn’t exist back then. Another thing I recall was the lack of stroller choices, fortunately now for new moms, I think available options have tripled!
With Gemma at 2 1/2 years old, strollers are still a very big part of our daily lives, especially during these winter months, navigating around town. I rely heavily on them when I’m grocery shopping, as the baskets underneath can store packages. Gemma still naps, so she can sneak a snooze while running errands, and it also makes everything easier with her in the stroller, and the bigs holding on to the sides.
I’ve become a big fan of the Mamas and Papas Armadillo stroller, as all of our air travel calls for a lightweight stroller, we taken ours along on several vacations. I love the fact that it was super easy to fold and allows you to carry it with a handle, yet it fully reclines and has a huge canopy, making it super accessible for nap time, when we all lounged on the beach. As if their original model wasn’t enough, Mamas and Papas introduced the Armadillo Flip XT, with all the same features as the original, except now, it allows you to orient the seat forward facing, or a backwards facing (shown here). I’ve always kept a lightweight stroller for traveling, and then a heavy duty one for getting around town, because that’s sort of what you need here on the streets of NYC. That all changes with the XT, because it really is the only one you’ll ever need, with lots of little luxuries too. In fact, this travel system comes with a bassinet and is car seat compatible. The compact Armadillo Flip XT has loads of wriggle room for the years to come. The chunky wheels offer a nice smooth ride, and best of all the innovative design lets you fold it down with one hand, regardless of the direction of the seat in seconds.
The fashionista in me adores the textile design. Mamas and Papas have partnered with British designer, Donna Wilson once again, to create this adorable special edition Three Bears Print. The chic print combines deep treys and pops of forest green, in a playful design, with textured fabrics, and cognac detailing. The leather trim is featured along the handle bars adding to its super luxe look.
Accessories for the stroller include the exclusive Three Bears Cold Weather Footmuff, Reversible Stroller Liner, and my favorite the Parker Tote diaper bag. Inside the tote you will find an insulated bottle holder to keep their milk at the right temperature, a coordinating changing mat, multi-pockets, and a clip to hook on the stroller.
Not only do I love strolling through town with this fun print, but Gemma absolutely loves her new bear friends. I’m super psyched to have partnered with Mamas & Papas, and we are giving away a Footmuff and Parker Tote, in the exclusively designed Donna Wilson Three Bears Print to one lucky SITC reader. This exclusive stroller will hit US stores come mid March! Details below!