Strollers are a must-have baby gear, especially for parents who love to take their children to outdoor activities. With so many different brands and types of strollers on the market however, it is not easy to pick the right stroller that best fits your needs. You could spend hours making comparisons over price, features, designs, colors and other key factors that may influence your purchasing decision.
Inglesina, the leading European manufacturer of high quality baby gear, recently introduced their Italian-made Avio Strollers, which are designed to be compact, comfortable, convenient and stylish!
Besides its sleek design and vibrant colors, the Inglesina Avio Stroller includes a good number of parent-friendly features:
- one-handed fold, which makes it easy to open and close the stroller with just one hand;
- ball-bearing wheels and joined handle, which provide smooth strolling and an effortless push;
- slim frame (only 19.50" wide), which makes it a cinch to go through narrow passages and saves space when folded for storage (only 36.60" high);
- padded seating, 5-point harness, and 4-position recline, which neatly combine safety with comfort; and
- useful accessories: a roomy storage basket, a cup holder and a rain cover.
We were recently offered the opportunity to test drive an Avio stroller in lime (my son's favorite color). This is the first high-end stroller we have ever owned, so everyone in the family were super excited about this fancy new addition to our home. My son asked for a ride in his new stroller immediately after it had been assembled by daddy. Switching from his worn-out umbrella stroller to Avio is like having an upgrade from a compact car to a limo. My son looks very comfortable and elated in his new vehicle.
We are a bit surprised (in a good way) about how many parts of the Avio stroller are adjustable. For instance, the footrest can be adjusted to 2 different positions, the backrest has 4 positions reclining up to 170 degrees, the hood flap can be extended to provide extra sun protection, and the lining is totally removable and hand washable.
I'm also impressed with how easy it is to push the stroller around with only one hand. My son loves giving his favorite teddy bear a ride in the stroller and he never experienced any problem pushing it forward or making sharp turns. The stainless steel frames and wide wheels make the stroller highly sturdy and durable. Although it costs more than the average stroller, it's sure to last a lot longer and well worth the investment.
My favorite feature has to be the one-handed fold. It clearly shows that the Avio stroller was designed with a mom's need in mind. It did take a little practice to get used to the system. But once you get the hang of it, it will significantly save you time and trouble when you have to handle baby and stroller at the same time. When folded, the stroller can easily fit into a car trunk or the corner of a coat closet.
The Inglesina Avio Stroller is the best stroller we've ever tried. You may get your own at Diapers.com for $499.00 plus free shipping. There are six colors to choose from. I'm sure you'll find one that suits your personal taste.
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Inglesina and received an Avio stroller to facilitate this review.