Deck Your Stroller

By Jaime Rochelle Herndon

For many new parents, choosing a stroller [editor’s note: click HERE for our 2014 stroller guide] is one of the toughest shopping decisions. However, once you’ve got the stroller, there are countless accessories for you and your baby to help make trips easier. Here are some cool picks for tricking your stroller out to be red-hot!

bundlemeJ.J. Cole Polar Bundleme: Keep your baby warm and snuggly with J.J. Cole’s Polar Bundleme, which can be used in both the car seat and stroller. It also has an extendable bottom, so you can get extra use out of it as your child grows. It also has a removable top, for easy access to your child, and also helps regulate the temperature. $120,


warmmuffsWarMMuffs: It’s winter time, and you can’t find your gloves. Not to worry – the brand 7 A.M. Enfant has come up with a handy, always ready-to-go solution. Their WarMMuffs attach to the stroller handles, and you slide your hands in, giving you a firm grasp on the stroller but keeping your hands warm with quilted down. Various styles available. $38,


20692440209357pBRITAX Stroller Organizer: Ever been out for a stroll and realized you needed more hands for just the basics? The BRITAX Stroller Organizer is the answer. It has two insulated beverage holders, a large compartment and three smaller pockets to hold all the necessities. $29.99,


LG_GRRAB54E~SMgiggle Better Basics Grab-and-Go Double Bottle Bag: For those times you just need a little help packing extra bottles or snacks, choose the giggle Better Basics Grab-and-Go Double Bottle Bag. It can hold 2 bottles or sippy cups, and can double as a snack bag for older kids. Just loop it on the back of your stroller and you’re set! $18,


pTRU1-4311541_alternate2_dtJ.J. Cole Strap Covers: We all know seat-belts and stroller straps can be abrasive, especially on soft skin. These reversible strap covers come in a variety of colors and attach easily to stroller straps. $9.99,



14239499_Alt01J.L. Childress Cool n’Cargo Stroller Cooler: This easy to attach small cooler has multiple compartments for bottles, sippy cups, toys, snacks, and more. Insulated and leak-proof, with handles that make it carrying-friendly when not on the stroller, this has everything you need to keep cool. $17.99,


101713Lascal BuggyBoard Maxi Stroller Platform Board: More than one kid? Toddlers can hop on this board that attaches easily, without tools, to most umbrella strollers. The anti-slip foothold supports kids up to 44 lbs, and the height is high enough that you won’t keep walking into it when pushing the stroller. $89.95,


LG_4744~XBABugaboo Stroller Cup Holder: Okay, so the bottles and snacks are stored – but where are you going to put your iced coffee? The Bugaboo stroller cup holder fits any Bugaboo stroller and holds a variety of drink containers for you or your child, up to 700 ml. $25,


PP100_ORANGE_MAIN7 A.M. Enfant Pookie Poncho Light: Possibly the most versatile poncho ever, the lightweight version of the Pookie Poncho is great for spring and fall. It can also be used as a baby carrier cover or a blanket. With two different detachable hoods, this is the go-to for keeping baby covered. If you’re in the mood, there are also matching zippered mittens, hats, and booties. $98,


Babies-R-Us-Jogging-Stroller--pTRU1-12731201dtBabies R Us Jogging Stroller Rain Cover: Don’t let a little rain keep you inside! This jogging stroller rain cover fits most jogging strollers and has a vinyl front cover, with netting on the sides for ventilation. There’s even a pocket in the back, to keep your essentials dry. $14.99,