Zulily is having a sale on various brands of high quality leather first walker baby and toddler shoes.
There are lots of adorable styles to choose from. This sale came just in time, as my toddler is due for another pair!
Being a petite, skinny (oh wait, that was before baby!) lady and having to log a stroller up and down a flight of stairs every day, I'm always on a lookout for an amazing lightweight stroller. I do have two of those already, but new ones come out all the time and I'm not ruling out the possibility that maybe I'll be swayed to upgrade.
Disclaimer: I always had a suspicion that Europe and Japan produces some amazing strollers. Some of these buggies/pushchairs make a lot of sense in my mind. That is why I included in my "best stroller" list some models that are not sold in US. If you're in love with any of them, don't despair. In our modern day and age, for the right price, anything can be shipped anywhere. That is how I ended up with an Aprica stroller made for the Japanese market. Were the shipping charges worth it? To me, YES!
Here are some of the most innovative (in my opinion) Light Weight Strollers of 2014.
Don't be fooled by this baby's size. Amazingly, it packs many features that are not commonly seen on such lightweight strollers, like a reclining seat, bumper bar and suspension. This stroller also has a slightly bigger brother, Magical Air Plus, weighing 7.3 lb. The difference is, slightly larger wheels, canopy and ventilation system on the seat back.
Difficult to access basket when stroller is reclined.
This is a gorgeous, if not so light, umbrella stroller! I am mesmerized by the "Apple Of My Eye" color. The canopy is the best I've seen on umbrella strollers so far. Lots of matching accessories, likewinter muff, rain cover, seat pad, baby blankets, diaper bags, bibs, hats and mittens are also available.
Holes in the rigid seat back insert for ventilation.
Large basket with zippers on the sides for easier access
Includes rain cover, drink holder and air pump
Available in 4 colors
Could be better:
Seat has only 2 positions - upright or reclined.
Leg rest is not adjustable.
Bumper bar is removable, but doesn't swing aside.
Back recline is achieved by two zippers on either side of the stroller.
I just had to include this stroller in the lineup because, although it's not an umbrella stroller, it's the lightest stroller with all terrain wheels that I've seen. It reminds me of Baby Jogger City Mini GT, but it's 3 lbs lighter than the GT, with an aluminum frame. Also, while the GT back wheels are 24.5 inches wide, the Airbuggy Coco is only 22.8 inches wide! That is a pretty narrow frame, convenient for navigating urban chaos. Airbuggy also makes a version of this stroller with a hand break, which is available in 11 colors and is only 21 inches wide at it's widest point! Sadly, the break version is not as light, at 21 lbs.
Airbuggy strollers are made for the Japanese market, are also sold in Hawaii or can be ordered from Global Rakuten.
This post is way overdue, since my baby - now toddler started walking back in February. I took these pictures of his very first pair of shoes, but never got around to posting them.
When baby B took his first steps, I started obsessively researching First Walker shoes. I knew he needed something very light and flexible, that would not restrict the natural movements and development of his little feet. Though there were a variety of brands that fit the bill, after reading tons of reviews, I settled on Pediped Originals Aaron sandals.
These little shoes were perfect! They exceeded my expectations. Hand made of soft leather inside and out, the Aaron sandals are super flexible, light and breathable. Take a look at the rubberized sole that provides traction on a slippery floors. Just what my little guy needed! As an extra bonus, these shoes are made to last and can be passed down to younger siblings once baby outgrows them.
Now that my son has fully mastered walking, I'm about to order him toddler sandals with a more structured sole for the great outdoors. Will post a review once he breaks them in.