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*Sidenote- Bacon was messing with my phone and for about a month there was some stupid filter on my camera that made all the photos I took have a yellow tint. Jerk.

My Never-Ending Quest for the Perfect Stroller.

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central for GB. I received a gift card to purchase a GB stroller to both facilitate my review as well as thank me for my participation.

With eight kids, I’ve gone through a LOT of baby gear.  And much to my husband’s chagrin, I am a firm believer that there are strollers best suited for different activities.  Your jogging stroller is not the same as your shopping stroller, for instance.  You want your jogger to have bigger, all terrain wheels, a super secure five point harness, etc.  Chances are, this is not the same stroller you throw in your trunk for a trip to the mall.  First of all, joggers take up the entire trunk- provided you can even fit it in there.  And secondly, they’re just so awkward and huge in tight aisles and between clothing racks.

No, for shopping I feel you need an entirely different type of stroller.

GB Zuzu Stroller

My ideal mall stroller would have to include a large basket, comfy handles for pushing and hanging my purse, cup holder for my iced coffee, and it’d have to fold up compact so that I can fit all my purchases in the trunk along side of it.  The GB Zuzu meets almost all of that criteria for me.

This stroller, which is available exclusively at Babies R Us, is lightweight and very compact.  In fact, the handles slide down when you fold it, so in addition to folding in like an umbrella stroller does and not in half like most other strollers, it also folds DOWN.  As an added bonus- you can do it with one hand!

While I didn’t use it in this fashion since Bacon is now officially a toddler, I’ve read that the GB Zuzu is compatible with several infant carrier car seats that are popular today.  This eliminates the need for those frame type strollers, and means that’s one less thing you need to purchase for baby.


The GB Zuzu’s oversize canopy unzips to show a peek-a-boo mesh window for easy spying on your little one.

The Zuzu has a large canopy, reclining seat, and a storage basket under the seat to compliment it’s compact fold.  I found myself wishing we’d had the stroller in time for Ryan’s Make-a-Wish trip because it would have been perfect in the airports and theme parks.  It’s awesome for those will smaller living spaces, or small vehicles since it does fold so completely.  It even works well with tall people, and not all compact strollers have high enough handles to be comfy for those who aren’t vertically challenged.

The one thing I felt the stroller lacks is a parent tray/cup holder.  I missed having a place to toss my phone and keys and keep my iced coffee.  I have been able to find some ‘after market’ versions that I think will work and not interfere with folding the Zuzu.

You can find more information about the GB brand and Zuzu  at the following:

Have you been able to find the perfect stroller?  Or are you like me and require different strollers depending on the activity?


Ethan’s friend, who is easily 6 foot tall, is shown here pushing Bacon.

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Samsung Galaxy S 5 Sport #SprintMom #Sponsored #MC

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Bacon of the Month Club: 20!



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