Bumbleride Debuts Speed - A New Running Stroller For 2016

Oct 1, 2015

Bumbleride has announced Speed - a new addition to their stroller family for 2016! Speed is a designated running/jogging stroller, designed to perform in any athletic adventure. The stroller includes 3 air-filled tires (16” rear, 12” front) and all-wheel suspension for best push in it's class.

What's really neat about Speed (well, besides the obvious), is Bumbleride’s new Speed3 steering which includes the following 3 modes:

1: Locked for running or training

2: 30-degree swivel for jogging or all terrain

3: Full 360-degree swivel for the city

Although personally, I'm neither a runner nor athletic by any stretch of the imagination, as an owner of 3 different Bumbleride strollers, I feel excited knowing that my stroller arsenal's "big brother" will be out there, living up to the brand's name.

Bumbleride also announced a change in textiles for their strollers. As a company, Bumbleride has always been committed to  reducing the environmental impact of their manufacturing processes. Beginning in 2016, fabrics will feature a combination of Solution dyed polyester - a process that saves water and energy while improving a fabric’s fade resistance and rPET- clean, recycled plastic bottles. Bumbleride’s fabrics are OEKO-TEX and Bluesign certified, ensuring the elimination of harsh chemical substances, the conservation of valuable resources, and minimal environmental impact.

Cosatto Wonder Limited Edition Pram

Sep 21, 2015

Cosatto, a British stroller brand, has just unveiled Wonder - an exclusive, limited edition iconic pram. The Wonder is a 3-in-one travel system made to the highest standards. It's available in three color options: Bonbon, Hepburn and Kew. Only 500 units have been created in each color.

The Wonder is priced at £1500 and comes as a set with frame, carrycot, reversible pushchair seat unit, infant car seat, lined parasol, diaper bag, footmuff, mosquito net and rain cover.

When I first saw the Wonder pram, I honestly didn't know what to think. Sure it's gorgeous, but £1500 is quite hefty for something you will probably use for a few years. Ok, maybe you'll use it with a few kids. Maybe it will become a family heirloom. I suppose the limited edition factor will attract celebrities and the ultra-wealthy.

When I showed this to my husband, he told me about high school students of his who buy used sneakers for thousands of dollars because they have Michael Jordan's or some other athletes foot odor (don't ask me where high school boys get that kind of money). I suppose if imbeciles can collect sneakers, women can collect strollers. Wait, I didn't mean to sound sexist. Men can collect strollers too.

If I sound incoherent, that's because it's currently 1:00 AM. Going to bed now. I'm sure I'll be dreaming of strollers.

Nuna MIXX Stroller Review

Sep 18, 2015

Ever since purchasing the Nuna Leaf baby lounger for Little Missy, I've been attracted to Nuna products that are made to very high standards.

The MIXX is the third stroller in the Nuna lineup. I'm very excited for the opportunity to review it, thanks to the wonderful people at Baby's Den. Of course, as always, all the over-opinionated opinions are entirely my own.

First Impression

The Nuna MIXX looks like one of those strollers that pretty much has everything. Think of your stroller "shopping list" and it will probably check most, if not all of the daily requirements. Of course everyone has different needs, but when it comes to every day, city use and baby's comfort, MIXX has got a lot to offer.

The stroller can be used with the reversible seat unit or as a travel system with the Nuna PIPA car seat. 

Included with the stroller are car seat adapters a rain cover and a 2 year warranty from date of purchase. Nuna will also be releasing a parent cup holder and a baby snack tray soon, sold separately.

If you're in the market for a full size, high quality stroller, the MIXX is definitely worth checking out.

The Nuna MIXX is available in 4 colors and sells for $499

Dimensions & Weight

Stroller width - 23"
Stroller length - 30"
Handlebar height - 40-43"
Stroller weight with seat- 25 lb (not including canopy & bumper bar)

Seat width - 11.5"
Seat depth - 8"
Seat back height - 19.5"
Edge of seat to foot rest - 7.5"

Suitable for: birth to 50 lb

Seat Unit

The seat is easily reversible so that your baby can face you or the world. It's made with convenient handles on either side with unlocking buttons built in. The handles make it really effortless to lift the seat off the frame. 

There's a one-hand, five position recline, including a nearly flat position. The recline is achieved by pressing a little lever. I love how easy and effortless it is! No dreaded straps to deal with. I also love that the backrest reclines independently of the seat, unlike many strollers that are made with a 'bucket seat'.

The seat is very plush and the seat textile is Oeko-Tex certified. This means that it's ecco friendly and free of any harmful substances.

There's a swing away, fabric covered bumper bar which can be opened on either side or removed entirely. To open the bar, you need to press a button on the side of the stroller, which is pretty typical. What I find slightly annoying is that the same button needs to be pressed in order to close up the bar. It's not a big deal, but I'm just not a fan of unnecessary extra steps.

There's a small storage pocket in the back of the seat to hold your small essentials, like phone and keys.

I've tested the stroller out with the help of 10 months old Little Missy and 2.5 year old Ben. Although the seat was incredibly comfy and quite roomy for both, Ben will probably outgrow it height-wise by the time he's 3. For reference, Ben is 29lb and 36" tall.

Overall, I think the seat on the MIXX is one of the best I've seen, and this is coming from a huge stroller snob.


I've always been very particular about stroller textiles (what am I not particular about?!). The seat fabric on this stroller is super soft and luxurious, with a slight ribbed texture. As I mentioned before, it is Oeko-Tex certified. The fabric seems breathable which is another one of my major requirements. 

And here's the really good news: the seat fabric is removable and machine washable! LOVE that!


If you've read any of my other stroller reviews, you know how I feel about leg-rests. If you're new here, well let me tell you, I think a leg-rest is absolutely essential! Who wants to sleep with their legs dangling down? If you ever tried to fall a sleep on an airplane, you'll know what I mean. Good, comfortable sleep requires stretching out, as nature intended. This is why I place a huge importance on a good leg-rest when evaluating a stroller.

The leg-rest on this stroller has 3 positions and is adjusted via two buttons on either side. The lower end of the leg-rest is covered in rubberized fabric, which helps keep it clean.

In regards to the length of the leg-rest, it was just perfect for Little Missy with some room to spare. When I tried it out with Ben, it sagged under the weight of his legs. It was also too short for him to stretch out comfortably. Since Ben doesn't really sleep in strollers anymore, I am not particularly concerned by this.

On a plus side, I really like the sturdy plastic foot rest on this stroller. It is sufficiently wide to comfortably support Ben's feet and is easy to clean, unlike the fabric covered footwells on many other strollers.


Ahh, the canopy! MIXX has a really wonderful, expandable canopy. There's a large mesh peek-a-boo window with a magnetic flap on top. Once the extra panel is zipped out, there are two more mesh windows on either side.

The front visor can be tucked inside the canopy or zipped off. The canopy is lined for optimum protection from the elements.

While I really like this canopy, I wish it extended even further to the bumper bar like the canopy on the Snap Ultra stroller.


The Nuna MIXX rolls along on 7" inch foam front wheels and 11", hard rubber rear wheels. The stroller has all-wheel suspension to help absorb those pesky bumps in the road. The front wheels can be locked from swiveling (helps if you're navigating grass or snow). Both sets of wheels have quick-release buttons so you can pop off the wheels for more compact storage

The MIXX is not an all-terrain stroller by any means, but for regular city life it's sufficient. It goes over grass and handle small cracks in the pavement. It does stumble over raised obstacles like tree roots and raised pavement.

As for steering, this is not one of MIXX's strong points, especially with a toddler. With 10 months old Little Missy steering was tolerable, though not amazing. With Ben in the stroller steering became pretty sluggish. The stroller feels heavier then it's listed weight and once you have a larger toddler in it, pushing becomes a bit of a work out. Maybe it's just me. I'm a 5'2, 110lb weakling. Perhaps a larger parent would not have any trouble. 

The stroller also lacks curb pop. Simply pressing down on the handlebar to lift up the front wheels did not work for me, especially with Ben. To lift up the front wheels, I had to push down on the rear axle with my foot. To be fair, I've learned to do this with a lot of strollers but I still wish it wasn't so.


Nuna MIXX has a tangle-free, breakaway harness which can be used as a 5 point or a 3 point harness. The length is really easy to adjust and the crotch pad is really cushy and stays in place. The strap pads are a little stiff but happily don't slide down.


The handlebar has an ergonomic shape and is height adjustable via two buttons on the inner side.  According to my measurements from the ground, the handlebar adjusts from 40" to 43".

The top portion is coated in rubber which makes it surprisingly comfortable to grasp. Again, good thinking on the part on Nuna designers. Having rubber instead of foam on the handlebar, means it will not wear out as quickly.

One little quirk that I found is that when extended, the handlebar wiggles slightly. This a bit annoying, but then again a few of my other strollers have the same quirk.

Under-seat Storage

I LOVE the basket on the MIXX. It's gigantic and has a compartment divider. Here I have in it my large purse, a baby blanket, pack of wipes, some diapers and some toys. As you can see, there's still plenty of room left. This is a really great basket to go grocery shopping with and keep your baby essentials and groceries neatly separated in the two compartments. 

The basket is really easy to access since the seat sits pretty high on the stroller. 

The Fold

This stroller has one of the best folds I've seen on full size strollers. It can be folded with the seat facing in either direction.

The fold is is one-step, but requires two hands. Unfolding the stroller can be done with one hand. All you have to do is pull up on the handlebar and give the stroller a little shake to snap it open.

When the seat is facing forward, the stroller folds with the seat in, which protects the seat fabric.

There's an automatic lock which engages when the stroller is folded. 

The folded stroller rests on it's wheels and can also be pulled along on it's rear wheels like luggage. 

The Break

MIXX has a rear wheels locking pedal break which is flip flop friendly - my favorite kind!

Recap & Ratings

Nuna MIXX is a very well thought through, full featured stroller with just a few minor quirks. Besides for being loaded with user-friendly features MIXX is very attractive and has a clean, modern look. While MIXX has a maximum weight capacity of 50lb, your kids may outgrow it in height well before reaching the weight limit.


1. Reversible seat
2. One-hand, true flat recline
3. Adjustable leg-rest
4. Swing away bumper bar
5. Luxurious Oeko-Tex certified textiles
6. Machine washable seat cover
7. Expandable canopy with mesh windows
8. Huge basket
9. Simple fold with seat facing in either direction
10. Adjustable handlebar


1. Rather heavy
2. Sluggish steering with toddler
3. No curve-pop
4. Slight wiggle in extended handlebar
5. Leg-rest sags under weight of toddler's legs

I've decided to give the Nuna MIXX four out of five stars rating. I think this is a very intelligently designed stroller. The seat unit, the fold and pretty much everything else on this stroller is as good as it gets, with the exception of the push. The stroller is also rather heavy which exasperates the sluggish steering. If Nuna only shaved a few pounds off and made the stroller a little more maneuverable, the MIXX would be just perfect!

Once again, I'd like to thank The Baby's Den, for providing a stroller for this review. No other compensation was received and as always, all the opinions are entirely my own. 

First Look At The New Nuna Tavo Stroller

Sep 16, 2015

The long awaited newest addition to the Nuna family, the Tavo stroller is now available for pre-order

Typical for the Nuna brand, the Tavo stroller is packed with awesome, user-friendly features. It is very similar to the popular Nuna Mixx stroller, except it's forward facing only. Tavo is also lighter, and narrower than the Mixx stroller making it ideal for urban life or travel.

The seat is very spacious with a maximum wight capacity of 50lb! It features a one-hand, four position recline with true-flat position, an adjustable leg-rest, and a bumper bar. There's a removable infant insert which provides extra cushioning. The seat on the Tavo is very well thought through, making it comfy for newborn and toddler alike. 

One of the many great features of the Tavo stroller, is that it can be used as a travel system with Nuna Pipa infant car seat. The seat clicks directly into the stroller, without the need of adapters. 

Tavo has a one-step one-hand fold with auto-lock. Similarly to the Mixx stroller, it can be pulled along on it's rear wheels like luggage. The 'quick release' wheels allow for an even more compact fold.

The stroller is equipped with a comprehensive canopy that includes a peek-a-boo window, a pull-out 'dream drape', and a zip-off section in the back for better air circulation on a hot day. 

The under-seat storage basket is quite large, considering the compact size of the stroller. It's got a compartment divider for stashing a variety of  items.

Tavo has both, front and rear wheel suspension for an extra smooth ride. The front wheels can be locked from swiveling and both set of wheels can be popped off with a press of a button, for storage. 

The break is flip-flop friendly (same as on the Mixx stroller). 

The height-adjustable handlebar will be comfortable for petite and tall parents, alike.

Nuna Tavo will be available in 4 canopy color options with an all black seat. The price is $349 and the approximate shipping date is October 2015. 

The Nuna Tavo looks like it will be a big hit! This stroller checks all the categories for a great, every day stroller with some unique features, usually found on more expensive strollers. 
I can't wait to try it out!

Last Day For 25% Off Mini Boden + Free Shipping!

Sep 8, 2015

Today is the last day to receive 25% off kids, teen's and baby styles at Boden and 20% off everything else. You can also get FREE shipping and returns on orders over $49. Use code 7T8Q at checkout. Sale ends at midnight. 

I love how whimsical Mini Boden styles are!