Raising children is a tricky task and one that requires so much hand and eye co-ordination that one would think parenting should be an Olympic sport. Spending quality time with your little ones often requires strategic planning and military precision making a 10 minute walk to shops seem like a reconnaissance mission. However Britax has developed a device which aims to make the task of a family outing a lot less daunting.
Britax website states it has been a leader in mobile safety for 70 years, selling everything from strollers to booster seats. Britax also prides itself on having the best selling child car seat in Europe, a feat achieved no doubt due to its history with vehicle manufacturers, consumers, child passenger safety technicians and other child safety advocates alike advising them on how to create the best possible products. It also has a history with the medical community in attempting to address travel safety concerns for children with special needs. Details of their work in the latter area can be found here.
Now Britax has introduced another helping hand for parents in the form the B-Ready Stroller with over 14 configurations accommodating multiple seats, bassinets, and infant car seat preferences which are sold separately. Newborns only can use the infant car seat, bassinet, or optional second seat on the stroller. The second seat is sold separately and is suitable from birth up to 35lbs. Children of at least 6 months old and up to 55lbs are permitted to use the top seat.
Its child friendly features include a large canopy with sun-visor and ventilation window, a no re-thread, adjustable, five-point harness and head pad and a reversible top seat with 3 reclining positions.
It’s parent friendly features are its one hand steering ability for tight turning, adjustable handle height, All-Wheel Suspension, large under seat storage accessible from all sides and ‘Click & Go Britax’ integrated infant car seat adapter works with the Britax Chaperone and B-Safe infant car seats and bassinet. There is even an adult sized cup holder. Small details such as a one-foot anti-scuff linked rear brake to help determine when brakes are locked or unlocked by red and green indicators provides extra piece of mind.
Storage is not an issue either, as it is designed to fold with minimal effort and its automatically engaging chassis lock can secure the stroller in the folded position even with the second seat attached.
The B-Ready Stroller has already been a hit with celebrities such as Joey Lawrence, Jodie Sweetin, Samantha Harris, Ian Ziering, and Ziggy Marley. Twiniversity; the nation’s fastest growing online community for parents of multiples recently awarded the B-ready stroller with a Twiniversity stamp of approval after months of rigorous testing.
Sometimes practicality can result in the overlooking of style, however, Britax recognizes every parent and child’s preferences are different, thus there is a choice of seven colors. The fabric is removable and Britax recommends that it be hand washed.
Aside from the bassinet and car seat, other accessories available to purchase for the stroller are a boot cover, full rain cover, child cup holder set and even a mosquito net. The bassinet is a poly cotton blend.
The website is also exceedingly useful in providing the stroller’s measurements and a detailed diagram of its various parts and written steps on how to use it, however a demonstration video is also provided. A 360 degree camera and zoom option allows you to scrutinize the item from the comfort of your own home.
The B-ready stroller is $499.99 and both stroller and separate accessories have a two-year warranty, provided there is proof of purchase.
Published on Jul 01, 2011