Umbrella strollers are fabulous, except for their sometimes lack of storage. We chose the Bugaboo stroller for Peep and will continue to use it for Teapot since we loved it. But it’s not always the most convenient to travel with (especially via plane), so we also have a Chicco Umbrella Stroller which came in handy quite often. The thing I found most frustrating about the umbrella stroller, was there was no place to put stuff. The storage below could really only fit a few things, and if you hung too much on the sides, it became very tippy.
There are lots of umbrella stroller accessories out there. Here are two options that I think would be great additions – especially for travel (and b/c they’re easy to store).
The first options comes from Infantano and is called the Stretch™. It is made from a stretchy neoprene material that fits nicely to any size umbrella stroller. The material is waterproof and machine washable (check & check!). There are 4 storage pockets for mom & baby stuff and 2 insulated pockets for either bottles or your morning coffee. The color option is one of my favorites (orange and blue) and the design is modern. For $14.99, it seems like a no brainer.
The second option is from One Step Ahead, and is called the Hamster Stroller Bag. This innovative storage accessory comes in a 2-pack – one for each side of the stroller. They have one main compartment, 2 expterior pockets and on small interior mess pocket. They’re attached via velcro to the sides of the stroller so there is no tipping if you do a good job distributing weight. The bags are detachable, so you can bring it with you when you leave your stroller and empty bags are easy to fold down with your stroller for storage. The reviews of the bags on One Step Ahead’s site are stupendous. The price is $49.95, which is on the higher side if you’re only going to use these for travel, but they could be a life savor in my opinion.
I know there are just two of the hundreds of umbrella stroller accessories – what are your favorites?
These are my own opinions – I was not compensated or provided these products to review.
Photo Sources: Infantano & One Step Ahead