Last week, Some Boy and Sidekick and I had the pleasure of joining a bunch of other mom bloggers at a fun event sponsored by Graco event up in Los Angeles! I love when companies I’m a fan of host meetups with moms I read online. It’s just a whole melding of awesomeness. We give each other mom tips, gush about our favorite new gadgets, commiserate over our general lack of sleep…all that good stuff.
The event was hosted outdoors by the lovely Wendy Wise from the party blog Whimsy and Wise. Wendy’s decorations and snacks were so perfect and cute, she gave me a ton of inspiration for Some Boy’s birthday party that happened just a couple days after this.
I also got to meet other SoCal bloggers like Rachael Wunderlich (above) and Desiree Eaglin, who I’ve been working with on bloggy projects for a long time and somehow didn’t even realize lived near me. How serendipitous! Along with writing at her own site, Desiree writes for Savvy Sassy Moms, run by the talented Andrea Fellman who also manages the Right Start Blog that I contribute to. See? Even the internet is a surprisingly small world.
But enough about the ladies. I know you want the dirt on this rad new stroller.
The NEW Graco Jogger
Graco’s new FastAction Fold ClickConnect Jogger combines Graco’s classic convenient fold and recently updated ultra-secure click-in carseat system with the maneuverability to handle all terrains! I love that this one stroller can grow with baby from infanthood through the older toddler years, so I can use it with my 5-month-old or pop my Graco ClickConnect car seat out and stick my 2-year-old in there. Some of my favorite features are the smooth-riding tires – one of which locks forward for easy jogging – and giant storage basket shown at the top of the post. The easy, single-step fold automatically locks the stroller (no jumping on it in the middle of a parking lot to squeeze it down as far as possible) AND it stands upright so you don’t have to scuff your walls looking for a place to lean it. The snack tray is completely removable for easy cleaning, so you don’t have to fumble with one side still attached to the stroller. Just pop it off and hose that sucker down.
This phone cradle pins phones into position so they don’t go flying when moms forget to take their phone out before folding the stroller up after their morning jog. Not that I’ve EVER done that. And of course, there are cup holders. Ultra-deep ones so your kid won’t get an unintentional shower from a rogue water bottle.
The stroller even comes with reflectors for early morning jogs, and the seat reclines for the ultimate comfort of sleepy babies. Those Graco people seem to have thought of everything!
Graco’s NEW jogger is the ultimate crossover stroller, combining all the comfort and convenience features of a traditional stroller (FastAction Fold and Click Connect Technology) with performance and maneuverability of an all-terrain jogger. As an added bonus, Graco’s innovative one-second, one-hand FastAction™ fold automatically locks & is self-standing.
This post is sponsored by the Graco.