This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Graco.
Last week the boys and I headed over to Ft. Worth and met up with some other blogging mamas. Graco sent all of us their new FastAction Fold Jogger Click Connect Stroller to try out. Brittany, from Naturally Estes, was our gracious hostess and educator for the morning.
When we got to the park (after we got a little lost), I walked over to where all the other girls were and jokingly commented that it was like a stroller club where everyone had the same stroller. Brittany added some fun to our pavilion by writing the event hashtag in sidewalk chalk and adding some cute bunting banners. We got to just hang out for a bit and eat a delicious lunch from Zoe’s Kitchen. Then, we got down to business and Brittany gave us a demo of all of the stroller’s features and how it worked. Which, I have to say, is really intuitive and simple.
I, of course, procrastinated and didn’t even take the stroller out of the box until the morning of the event. I’m only telling you that to tell you that it was super easy to put together. It really involved popping the wheels on and child and parent trays on, and doing a few snaps. So easy! This stroller has a lot of great features, but right off the bat I had a few favorites. First, it has a holder for your smartphone/iPod in the middle of the parent tray. It makes it so it’s visible, but safely secured so it won’t fall or get lost. (The only thing I was a little sad about, was that my iPhone5 wouldn’t fit into it in the vertical position.)
Second, I loved that the FastAction Fold Jogger offers a really great mix of features from both a jogging/all-terrain stroller and a classic stroller. It is definitely built with a very sturdy frame. It has big rubber air-filled wheels and the option to lock the front wheel for added control while jogging. The stroller has a great large basket for storage on the bottom and even a pocket to tuck away the jogging safety strap so it’s not just hanging there. For convenience, it works seamlessly with the Graco Click Connect infant car seat to create a travel system. It has an awesome parent tray with 2 deep cup holders, a covered storage compartment, and the aforementioned smartphone cradle. The child’s tray also has a cup holder and can pivot open or be completely removed for easy entry/exit and cleaning.
The Graco SnugRide Click Connect 35 Infant Car Seat is one of my favorite infant car seats. Its easy to use and, again, intuitive. It has a large sun canopy that will meet with the sun canopy on the stroller to completely cover the baby if you want it to. Securing the car seat into the stroller is so easy, too. The stroller has a great reclining seat that you just squeeze and move up or down. If you are putting the car seat in, you put it all the way down. With Click Connect you then just put the car seat into the stroller, listen for the clicks and then you know it’s secure. Getting the car seat back out is as easy as squeezing the handle on the back of the car seat and lifting it out of the stroller. When you are done using the stroller the best part is the one-handed FastAction Fold. You just grab the fabric handle in the middle of the seat and pull up. In one movement, the stroller folds in on itself, rests on the front wheel and a kickstand that pops out when you’re folding, and the stroller will also lock.
We all had a great time putting our new strollers to use and learning more about its features! The Graco FastAction Fold Jogger Click Connect Stroller is definitely one of my favorites. It’s really a great cross between my first two strollers I ever had – a Graco travel system and a heavy duty jogging stroller.
Graco’s NEW jogger is the ultimate crossover stroller, combining all the comfort and convenience features of a traditional stroller (FastAction Fold and Click Connect Technology) with performance and maneuverability of an all-terrain jogger.
As an added bonus, Graco’s innovative one-second, one-hand FastAction™ fold automatically locks & is self-standing.
This post is sponsored by Graco.