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January 29th, 2012 | Author: babylover Search Have You Ever Considered A Vintage Umbrella Baby Stroller? Do you live in a neighborhood that has sidewalks and allows you the luxury of walking your baby in his stroller whenever you want to? Don't you wish you had one of those vintage strollers with the big wheels and the canopy that covered your baby's face from the sun but allowed him to lay completely flat and sleep during his bouncy ride? There are a number of websites out there catering to nostalgia and in some case collectors. If you desire to have a piece of history you can purchase the like new condition Swiss made low riding chariot called the Helvetica for four hundred fifty Euros. They also have a very sleek Italian Giordani Brevetato with chrome bumpers and in original showroom condition for only 00. They also have another Giordani model Bambino Carriage for the same price. Other vintage strollers can be found at flea markets, antique stores and swap meets. Many are from the Victorian era and are of what are called a pram style. It is the baby carriage style you saw in Saturday morning cartoons and was called out at the beginning of the classic Who Framed Roger Rabbit? "I'm not bad; I'm just drawn this way". The problem with vintage strollers is that they are almost universally heavy and cumbersome. As society became more mobile there was a need to make baby strollers more portable. Hence the advent of the umbrella stroller. In the years before World War II and the 1970s European design was applied to strollers and many futuristic designs and fancy strollers were produced. When first introduced these strollers were very pricey and can now capture thousand dollar plus prices on the vintage stroller market. Baby joggers and convertible bike trailers are now the norm in neighborhoods around America. While many still hark back to the halcyon days of the 1950s you can customize your baby jogger at Kid Kustoms and create your very own vintage stroller. You can add fins and tins to your stroller and the Classic series takes you back to the cool days of the '57 Chevy and the great colors (Aqua, Red, Purple, Tangerine, White and Pink) of those cars. About the author: Go to my mortgage calculator loan site or my site about folding chair racks. Source:

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January 30, 2012 at 7:05 am Has anyone flown with Virgin Atlantic with a baby stroller? Has anyone flown with Virgin Atlantic and had trouble asking to have the stroller handy when landing on a connecting flight? I will be flying from Lax to India with an 8 hour layover in London and I would like to have the stroller handy. I have contacted Virgin Atlantic 3 times and the 3 times I have had a completely different answer. Does anyone know anything in regards to the strollers being able to pass through security check points in the airports? (The stroller I have is not an umbrella stroller) Reply

February 29, 2012 at 2:05 am I haven’t flown Virgin Atlantic. I did work at Heathrow for 6 years and I know it’s possible to have the stroller at connections there. Our passengers did but I can’t speak for Virgin. Their website doesn’t give much information except to say that it can be brought for free; “Infants are entitled to one piece of hand luggage weighing no more than 6kg. This is over and above the buggy or bassinet or car seat, which are carried free of charge.” I can also confirm that strollers can go through security. They can either be hand-checked (although in some places this is discourged) or folded and put through the X-ray. Most major airlines don’t require umbrella strollers but it must fold, and virtually all strollers sold today do. With airlines, sending an email is better than calling them. You can print it out and show the staff if necessary. Be clear that you want your stroller delivered to you on the “bridge” or “jetway”, not at baggage claim which technically, you don’t have to go through since you’re continuing on to India. I assume (and hope) you are not leaving the airport for your layover (unless you have a dayroom in a local hotel). You could also put your question to this forum, specific to Virgin; For more information on flying with children in general, I wrote a totally non-commercial article which is featured this month on the Expat Women site; or directly on the blog; Good luck getting it back for your long layover. Reply

February 1, 2012 at 11:34 am How do you know when your baby is ready for an umbrella stroller? My 5 month old can hold his head up steady but isn’t able to sit up unassisted yet. Is it only safe for a baby to sit in an umbrella stroller only after he/she is able to sit up on his own? I have seen some umbrella strollers that recline back pretty far and was wondering if one of these would do damage to his developing spine. This will be my first stroller for him. Reply

louise r:
February 28, 2012 at 6:43 am nar that would be fine cuz as long as he can old his head up there shouldnt be a problem in a strolle when u havhim sat up he wil learn my cousen is 5 months n she been in a stroller since she was 4 months n naw she can sit up on her own Reply

Strawberry Squeeze:
February 3, 2012 at 1:55 pm Using a baby stroller in Manhattan – is it advisable? Are the streets of Manhattan baby stroller-friendly? I have a teeny weeny umbrella stroller. Thanks! Reply

Vet's Daughter:
February 15, 2012 at 8:36 pm Sure, people do it all the time. Plus they push, carry things alot bigger than a stroller. Reply

February 8, 2012 at 9:35 am How old should a baby be to be in an umbrella stroller ? If it also has shoulder straps ?? She is able to hold her head up, just not sit on her own yet, but since the stroller has shoulder straps then it should be fine right ? Reply

March 2, 2012 at 7:18 pm we waited till my daughter was able to sit up on her own well before we put her in one, just because ours didn’t lean back far and she was sitting almost straight up in it. I was just afraid that she would flop right out.

But put your baby in it, if you have it. Drive it around your kitchen, see how she does. as long as you feel safe with her in it, and she doesn’t look uncomfortable, then go for it… Reply

DeAnna V:
February 8, 2012 at 11:42 am Toddler & Baby – Umbrella stroller? San Francisco trip? we are flying to san francisco this weekend – 2 1/2 yr old & 10 month old – will be staying a week visiting SF and bay area to Santa Cruz. Anyhow – 1st time flying with them. I understand umbrella strollers are the way to go – I’ll have to go purchase today – DO WE NEED A TWIN Umbrella STROLLER? Or would 2 singles work OK? I’m thinking of logistics of sightseeing…cable cars, ease of folding & carrying. And – how is the JEEP TWIN UMBRELLA for folding & carrying (again, cable cars,etc) Right now I have: 1 Maclaren Techo for toddler & Combi stroller frame (pop carseat into it) I use at home. The twin umbrella is harder to find – so cant decide if I should just go for 2 singles? thanks Reply

February 25, 2012 at 12:35 am I have children.. I would say two umbrella strollers or better yet… 2 stroller and one back carrier…. **Some streets like in Chinatown you will not be able to push a double stroller at all you would have to walk in the street**…. unless it is one of the double strollers with a seat in the front and a seat in the back…. single strollers are easy and lighter to carry then a big double one and cheaper… Get one that will be easy for them to nap or for you to change a diaper…At times I have put two children in one stroller for short peiods of time ……….. Reply

February 8, 2012 at 10:11 pm When Michelle Duggar puts an infant carrier in an umbrella-style stroller, is that safe? It just doesn’t seem as safe as a snap and go- travel system. I don’t understand how it stays put, when she puts little Josie in her baby bucket, in the umbrella stroller. Reply

March 2, 2012 at 9:22 pm It is not safe to place an infant carrier in any stroller or cart unless it is secured in some way, as the carrier could tip or fall. Even if the carrier is secured, the child should be closely supervised the entire time. It isn’t safe to put a carrier in an umbrella stroller that isn’t designed for it, because the weight is not distributed in the way the stroller was designed for and it could cause tipping. I haven’t seen the Duggar’s stroller, but if it is a combo system where the carrier snaps in, then it would be safe. However, based on what I’ve read on message boards, that isn’t the case. The Duggars can certainly afford a safe stroller, so it’s a shame that they would risk their child in that way. Reply

February 14, 2012 at 10:19 pm when can u put ur baby in umbrella stroller? Reply

Campbell's mommy:
March 4, 2012 at 5:32 pm When your baby has good head control and is able to sit with support. Some are not very sturdy, so the better your baby can sit up on his/her own then the better. Reply

Jamie's Mommy:
February 16, 2012 at 7:21 am Question about baby gates and umbrella strollers? What’s the point in a gate if you’re in a 1 story house? What’s the point in an umbrella stroller if you have a bigger one, besides that its lighter and smaller? Like when would you use it instead of a big one? Reply

February 25, 2012 at 8:15 am I LOVED my umbrella stroller, so much more convenient than my big travel system. I really only used the travel system while baby was a newborn because the car seat clicks into, or when we went to an amusement park or something where I needed the extra compartment on the bottom for things. I usually put the baby gate up at the kitchen entrance when I was cooking to prevent any accidents, I was always terrified my daughter would somehow open the oven while it was on or something… Reply

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February 22, 2012 at 4:09 am Which is a better umbrella stroller – Maclaren or Baby Planet? Has anyone used one or both of these strollers that can list pros/cons? I have also researched the Chicco Capri and a few others that are similar….does anyone have a recommendation? Thanks! Reply

February 23, 2012 at 3:52 am lightweight umbrella-type stroller with parent facing baby? Does anyone know of a lightweight umbrella-type stroller where the baby faces the parent? My daughter’s too big for her infant seat in the travel system stroller, but I still want to be able to face her and talk to her while pushing her around. Thanks! Reply

March 5, 2012 at 12:56 pm Hi, The following pushchairs are all umbrella folding and have reversible seats (so your darling daughter can face you or the direction of travel). I dont know how strong you are so I dont want to assume what you would regard as “light” or “heavy” so i’ve included the actual weight of these models: Chicco Trio For Me Travel System weighs 10.4 kg (23 lbs) which is light for a travel system. The seat is reversible. Maxi Cosi Loola Up Travel System weighs 13.6 kg Maxi Cosi Loola Travel System weighs 13.1 kg Inglesina Ottuto Travel System weighs 13.2 kg The lighter pushchairs that have reversible seat units usually to fold concertina or scissor -style, NOT umbrella-style, so you may want to take this into consideration, as you are severely limiting your options by wanting umbrella-folding pushchairs only Reply

Mommy to Simone Isabella:
February 23, 2012 at 8:54 am How old was your baby when you started using umbrella stroller? Just wondering because I quickly peeked at one the other day and was surprised that it stated for age 3 and up. I thought I would start using one whenever my baby could sit up well….or not? Thanks! Reply

February 26, 2012 at 3:39 pm I started using it as soon as Em was able to sit-up on her own. I knew at that age that she had the stomach and neck muscles to hold herself steady since umbrella strollers don’t recline. I think expecting a child to be 3 before using an umbrella stroller is very unrealistic! Most umbrella strollers are very narrow and the straps for the waist are small- even on the largest size it seems like they don’t expand a lot. Reply

February 24, 2012 at 4:22 pm What is a good light weight/umbrella stroller for a 4.5month old baby? I am going to be traveling and want to buy something that I can use in the airports and will be easy to take with me to push around my daughter. She has great head control so far and sits in a bumbo seat wonderfully. Does anyone have any good suggestions on a light weight stroller that reclines that way I’m not having to just carry her around every where while we are on vacation? Reply

February 29, 2012 at 2:49 am A regular umbrella stroller isnt recommended for babies under 6 months-but if you’re looking for a lightweight small stroller The CHICCO is my TOP PICK! If you want something a bit more high end… you can pick the Graco Ipo… It’s also lightweight, more comfortable for your baby. You also have to think that your 4.5 mos old baby will be taking naps there as well..and she needs to be comfy…. this Safety 1st looks like a great option..

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February 26, 2012 at 10:45 am How old does a baby have to be to use an umbrella stroller? I found a really cute umbrella stroller that reclines in 2 postions.. How old does my baby have to be to use it? Reply

March 6, 2012 at 6:56 am If it reclines,,,,, you could use it now, just strap him/her in. Reply

February 26, 2012 at 1:20 pm When can i use the umbrella stroller for my baby? she’s 3 months? and still has a jerky/floppy neck but can hold it sorta on her own, but I still have to support it. also, she tries to sit up though very far from it by raising her head from her shoulders when sitting down in her carseat or bouncer, she can also lift her head up on her own spontaneously sometimes now. also, i am still using the Graco snap n’go with the newborn car seat. Is it okay to to just stick with that til she can be in the umbrella stroller, or will she be too squeezed in? shes 14 lbs now. also, i am still using the newborn car seat…is that okay? Reply

Slassy Girl:
February 27, 2012 at 1:57 pm Newborn car seats can be used up until your infant weighs 20 pounds, so she will be fine in that for several more months. You shouldn’t use an umbrella stroller until your child is at least 6 months – and only that early if she can sit up well on her own. Reply

February 26, 2012 at 6:00 pm If I buy a Snap and Go stroller frame what happens when the baby outgrows the carrier/car seat? Is there any way the Snap and Go can be used as a stroller? Do I then have to buy a full-sized stroller until the baby is ready for an umbrella stroller? Reply

March 6, 2012 at 6:28 pm You will have to purchase another stroller, as there is no way to use the Snap & Go as a stroller without the carseat. By the time your child outgrows the carseat, s/he could probably go into an umbrella stroller. However, I would recommend a full size stroller- they are much more comfortable for baby. Reply

★ haŋdle with care ★:
February 29, 2012 at 3:36 am When can a baby sit in an umbrella stroller? I have a 7mo daughter and she weighs approx 6.5kgs (14lb something..) just wondering when the best time is to ditch the bulky pram for an upright umbrella stroller? She can support her head fine, and has for months now, problem is she might be a bit small for it.. Reply

March 2, 2012 at 3:18 pm As long as she can support her head well, she will be fine. The only thing is with umbrella strollers, is that some of them don’t recline to a layback position, so if your baby falls asleep, they will get a sore neck. I don’t think she’d be ‘too small’ because you would strap her in. Try to find one with a 5 point harness system for extra safety Reply

February 29, 2012 at 4:47 am At what age is it appropriate to put a baby in an umbrella stroller? also, do you know of any umbrella strollers with a basket for storage and a lap tray? Reply

Manda R:
March 1, 2012 at 4:15 am I just started to put my Daughter in one and she is 10 months. I don’t much care for them as they dont seem to have as much rooms as regular sized strollers. However, there is really no set age for Umbrella Stroller- But, normally people don’t put babies in them until she can sit up on there own. Hope this helps. Reply

March 1, 2012 at 7:12 pm how do I pick a baby stroller? I am looking for an umbrella type stroller that reclines and has 5 point harness. Does anyone have experience with a great stroller like that? Reply

Jenn M:
March 5, 2012 at 10:05 am It dosen’t fold like an unbrella stroller but it’s very small and compact, one hald fold, reclines and I can’t remember if it’s a 3 or 5 point harness. The Jeep Cherokee stroller, they have them everyone now and I got mine at Wal-Mart for about 50. Good luck! Reply

March 6, 2012 at 4:37 pm Is it ok to use a little umbrella-stroller for a 4-month old baby? Reply

March 6, 2012 at 8:19 pm Usuallly babies are ok in it. The only concern that pediatricians have against using them is because it hurts babies little backs to be in the sitting position when they haven’t learned to sit up correctly, as well as for a long period of time. If your baby seems uncomfy or slumping over too much then I would say no, its not ok. Reply

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