Summer is the perfect time to grab a lightweight, travel-friendly stroller, back an over-night bag and GO! Which is exactly what Masha and baby Maya did with the new Jeep Cherokee Sport. Here is a little bit from their summer adventure!
When the time came to purchase a new stroller for baby Maya, who is eight months old, I had a few criteria in mind. We live in the San Francisco Bay Area and travel quite a bit, so I wanted a lightweight stroller (easier to lug up and down the stairs and through airports) and one that was easy to maneuver down city sidewalks. It had to have a big basket for grocery trips and park play-dates. And since I swapped out pencil skirts and blazers for daily yoga pants, I wanted my stroller to at least look snazzy. Most importantly, it had to be safe and comfortable for the baby.
As I researched the options available on the market, it turned out that most umbrella strollers were designed for larger babies or toddlers, while the jogger-type city strollers were way too bulky for my liking.
That’s when I came across the Jeep Cherokee Sport Stroller, which had excellent Consumer Reports and Amazon ratings. I discovered that a newer upgrade was in the making – with a five-point harness and a supersized canopy. It sounded like a perfect option, so I bought mine the first week it hit the market, in Fuchsia.
The stroller’s maiden voyage was a family trip to Washington, D.C. on Memorial Day weekend. Its rubber wheels were sturdy, with suspension, and easy to maneuver as we scrambled down the crowded airport terminal. It folded easily with one hand, which helped us clear security in the airport quickly (TSA just loves to fold, unfold and inspect strollers – milk bottles are not the only suspect baby items!).
The Jeep stroller took us all around the District, without a hitch. We crossed the grassy National Mall with monuments and attended the Memorial Day parade, numerous neighborhoods and museums, putting some serious mileage on it.
Rain or shine (it was nearly 100 degrees on some days), baby Maya stayed comfy, thanks to the giant canopy. The reclining seat allowed her to nap on walks and at restaurants, or sit upright and wiggle her feet and giggle at people in the Metro and at the ducks by the Reflecting Pool.
Quite a few new parents stare when they notice the stroller. That’s because it’s unique, offering the best of both worlds. At just over 11 pounds, it’s a lightweight travel stroller with the elements of a fully-loaded urban workhorse.
The new Jeep Cherokee Sport stroller has been a lifesaver, since it has enables us to get out of the house on both short and long trips easily, as a family. And if baby Maya has fewer meltdowns, so do her parents!
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