I just wanted to give a quick product review for the Cosco Umbrella Stroller that I bought on a recent trip.
Pros: It’s cheap ($10.90 at Walmart), folds up to the size of a golf umbrella, manuevers pretty well, is lightweight and opens and closes very easily
Cons: The handles are short and nonadjustable, it doesn’t recline, there’s no basket or cupholder and the one I have doesn’t have a canopy
Recommendation: This is a great stroller to have on a trip because it takes up minimal space in the trunk of a car. It is also pretty good for trips around the neighborhood, to the park and even the mall.
I have to admit that I was first drawn to this stroller because of the price. I was taking a pretty extensive car trip and didn’t want to waste the room on my snugrider stroller. I also wasn’t quite ready to invest in a Maclaren stroller. When I saw this I figured, this was perfect for my trip and I hadn’t wasted a lot of money.
Once I started using it, I found that I really liked it and I am really happy in my investment (if you can call $10.99 an investment!). I now plan on continuing to use it. I like the ‘no frills’ aspect of the stroller and Becca seems really comfortable in it. She was even able to fall asleep on a recent neighborhood walk. My biggest complaint about this stroller is it’s lack of canopy.
Here’s a few links for the stroller:
This is the stroller I have (although mine does not have the canopy). You definitely want one with a canopy! The lack of canopy has prevented me from using my stroller as much as I would like.
This is the same brand with a reclining seat, canopy and a basket. The only thing it is missing is a cup holder!