If you were a new parent even just five years ago, you’ll have noticed that the gadgets and gear aimed at this market have gotten significantly better and much more savvy to a new parent’s needs. Whether you’re using FaceTime on your iPad to communicate with your kids when at work or teaching them to read using an interactive eBook, parent’s today are enjoying gear that was only imagined when I was raising my daughter back in the early 90s.
Back then, I thought having a state of the art baby monitor meant being able to clip a walkie-talkie to my pocket, which allowed me to work in the yard while Sarah slept; now it means using web cams so that mom or dad can watch their little angel sleeping from their smartphones when traveling. Back then, I thought my GRACO stroller with all the cubbyholes and pockets was the handiest thing ever, but after seeing the 4moms Origami stroller in action, I now know that I didn’t even have a clue …
When I think of all the times I struggled to expand or collapse Sarah’s stroller, and how heavy it was when I had to load it in and out of our car … do parents today even know how good they have it?
• Power-folding: The Origami opens and closes itself at the touch of a button
• Self-charging: Generators in the rear wheels charge the Origami while you walk
• High tech lighting: Daytime running lights make you and your baby more visible all the time, and pathway lights located under the stroller turn on automatically in low-light conditions
• Child safety: Built-in sensors detect when a child’s in the seat (so it’ll never fold by accident)
• LCD Dashboard: Includes thermometer, speedometer, odometer, tripometer and lifetime tripometer
• Cell phone charger: Optional cable accessory can be used to charge your cell phone while you walk
• What strollers should be: Equipped with four cup holders, handlebar bag, lots of storage, luggage-style pull wheels, one-push brake, four-wheel suspension, reclining seat, sunroof, and the ability to buckle-in car seats/bassinets directly
And before you freak out at the price ($849.99 before adding the $39.99 phone charging kit), bear in mind that other high-end strollers start in the neighborhood of $500, and they quickly go up from there. None of them offer the features that the Origami has. In fact, assuming that the seat is actually comfy and the wheels roll smoothly over most terrains, I think that 4moms has just blown away the competition.
I’m jealous that something like this wasn’t around when I had my baby … which is why I am going to order this one for my daughter; she’s expecting her first child soon!
Learn more about the 4moms Origami stroller and their other baby products by clicking here.