This sponsored post is written by me on behalf of Graco.
I’ve owned a good number of baby strollers in my short tenure as a parent, but I am unsure that I have loved any as much as my new Graco FastAction™ Fold Click Connect™ Jogger Travel System. The stroller graveyard in my garage has included a different high-end jogging stroller, an umbrella stroller, a sit-and-stand style stroller, and a Graco Snap and Go traditional stroller.
On April 24th, I was invited to a Graco event at the Smith Playground in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park. A few friends had talked about their experiences there, but this visit was a first for me. Little Guy loved exploring the park (see him mountain climbing below!).
I’ll be honest, I was a bit skeptical as to whether the Graco Jogger would stack up to my other jogging stroller. As we – and by “we” I mean the husband – unpacked the box and put together the stroller, my husband said, “Heather, I think you are going to like this!”
Like was an understatement. I love it.
At Fairmount Park, Erica Voll showed us some of the many cool features of the Graco Jogger. First off, the Graco Jogger has a one-handed fold option and a KICKSTAND. Yes, you heard me right. Now, any mom who has ever tried to close their stroller and balance their baby on their hip at the same time knows how
annoying, difficult, just plain painful it is to try to juggle these tasks. With the Graco Jogger, I can close and lock the stroller and leave it standing next to the car (all with one hand!) while I load the baby. Yes, even I can do it, and I am the queen of clumsiness. No lie.
The Graco SnugRide Click Connect™ 35 Infant Car Seat can snap into the Graco jogging stroller with no additional attachments. Cool, right? The handle bar is also the perfect height for tall girls like me – no more hunching over while I try to walk. The movement of the stroller is wonderful – a smooth ride on the air-filled tires, perfect for a jog OR a walk in the mall.
For more serious joggers, the front swivel wheel can lock and the seat reclines in multiple positions, complete with 3- and 5-point harness options.
For the shoppers and park goers, there is ample, easy-to-access under storage for stashing your purse, shopping bags, and coolers (yes, there would be enough room for all three). The child’s tray is removable for washing and includes a drink holder and a place to hold snacks. The adult tray is even better – it has a place to click in your smartphone just in case you wanted to text or listen to some tunes on your walk, deep drink holders, and a covered storage area.
This really is, in my opinion, an awesome stroller.
While we were out learning about the stroller, Stroller Strides of Cherry Hill came to teach us how to work out while pushing our babies in their strollers. After a twenty minute demo on Wednesday, today is the first day that I can actually walk without being in complete pain. It is a serious workout, I tell you!
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. All options are my own honest options based on a complimentary stroller system that I received as part of the #GracoJogger campaign.