New to the 2019 stroller scene is the Mockingbird Stroller. There is a lot to love about this stroller, but the standout feature is the price. For just $350 you get a premium-quality, full-size stroller.
“How?!” you ask?
Mockingbird is different than other stroller brands in that it sells direct to consumers through its website — this cuts out the retail market and passes on the savings to you. And to calm any fears you may have about buying a stroller you can’t test out before purchasing, Mockingbird gives customers a 30-day trial period (they even cover shipping both ways). Even more, the company offers a lifetime warranty on their stroller!
MEET THE MOCKINGBIRD
The Mockingbird Stroller is a modular system, meaning you can easily switch between forward-facing and parent-facing modes. You also have the option to change the seat out and use the stroller with a baby carriage or as a travel system with your infant car seat. The stroller doesn’t convert to a double stroller (although we hear one is in the works!), but it does hold kids up 50 pounds so that it will last your family for several years.
Even though you’re not paying the premium price for this stroller, it has the features of other premium strollers on the market like a sleek metal frame, durable nylon fabric, and leather accents. It has a UPF 50+ all-weather canopy that is spill-resistant and has both a peekaboo window with magnetic closure and a zippered mesh section for airflow. It also comes with an attachable full coverage sunshade that keeps the seat fully shaded (and provides some privacy). The foam wheels are meant to be tough enough for most terrains, but they don’t pop or go flat like air tires. It has an adjustable handlebar and can be folded using one hand–with or without the seat attached– and it stands upright when folded, making storage easy.
Now that we have the basics out of the way, let’s talk about all the unique features we love about the Mockingbird Stroller. For starters, check out that ample storage space under the seat! This stroller has a generously sized basket that supports a whopping 25 pounds, which is the size of an average two-year-old! (But perhaps more realistically your most recent shopping haul and diaper bag.)
Another feature that caught our attention is the footrest panel that unzips from the frame for easy cleaning. This means your stroller will no longer be full of goldfish crumbs! And if you really want to keep things clean, you can purchase a $20 seat liner that can be quickly removed and thrown in the washing machine. (If you’ve ever let your toddler eat an ice cream cone in your stroller, you’ll understand how fantastic that is!).
If you like to take evening strollers with your child, you’ll like the fact that the Mockingbird has added reflective material on the front of the basket and the back of the seat to improve visibility. And of course, the seat easily reclines for naps on-the-go.
If you plan to use the Mockingbird Stroller with your newborn, you can purchase the baby carriage or infant seat insert. You can also use the stroller as a travel system with the car seat adapter – it works with the most common infant car seats including the Britax B-Safe 35, Chicco Keyfit 30, Graco SnugRide, and the Nuna PIPA among others.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR MOCKINGBIRD
One fun design feature of the Mockingbird is the high contrast black-and-white patterns on the canopy interior – not only cute but they promote early childhood visual development. Mockingbird also lets you mix and match components to customize the stroller just the way you like. Choose between three colors for the canopy, two prints for the under-canopy lining, and between black and brown leather detailing.
Overall, we think the Mockingbird Stroller is a well-priced, premium quality stroller with a lot of unique features. If you think this stroller may be a good fit for your family, you can purchase one directly through their website and try it risk-free for 30 days. They even pay the shipping both ways!
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