There’s a lot to love about this dynamo of a stroller. Mamas & Papas has loaded tons of features into the new Armadillo Flip. There’s a reason why they call it the “big, little stroller”—it has the features you expect from a big stroller with none of the bulk.
First things first, this sun canopy is crazy amazing! I may be biased because I had two babies who absolutely hated having the sun in their eyes. They wouldn’t have been bothered by the sun in this stroller. In fact, when the seat is in the upright position, the fully extended sun hood nearly meets the base of the seat, and it gets great coverage even when the seat is fully reclined, which is key to keeping baby snoozing when out for a stroll. The UPF 50+ fabric hood paired with the flat recline makes this an ideal on-the-go napping machine—kidding, of course, but we all know the occasional on-the-go nap is sometimes necessary.
Here’s what I love about the fold. The reversible seat, which can face you or out into the world, does not need to be removed in order to fold the stroller no matter which direction it’s facing. This may seem obvious if you are new to the world of strollers, but take our word for it, this is an awesome feature. And best of all, you can fold the stroller one-handed. Parents of babies quickly perfect the art of working one-handed, so this will fit right in. It’s a three-step process that takes seconds once you’ve got the steps down. If you’re like me and need a reminder the first few times you use a new stroller, the folding instructions are conveniently printed on the tether strap on the handle bar. This is also great for caretakers watching your kids if you aren’t around. I’ll never forget when certain unnamed relatives returned from an outing with my son years ago with a fully opened stroller in the trunk of the car because they could not figure out how to fold it.
The compact fold takes up minimal space in your home or car, and something I love but never thought about until I actually had a stroller? The Armadillo Flip has an inward fold, meaning the part where baby sits is protected, keeping the fabric cleaner and safer for baby because we all know cars, especially trunks, can get a little dirty.
When spending money on a stroller, you want to make sure it lasts. There is nothing worse than having to buy a new stroller because your child outgrew his first one just when he’s on the brink of not needing a stroller. But let’s face it, even with a child who is perfectly capable of walking, there are times you really want to just pop your kid in a stroller when you’re in a hurry or your kiddo is tuckered out, so you want a stroller that can accommodate an older toddler. The Armadillo Flip can be used right from the start, it’s compatible with many popular car seats if you want that option (attachment sold separately), and the manual states it works for kids up to 50 pounds or 43″ tall.
It’s just plain cute too. The shape is modern, and I personally love the teal—it’s gender-neutral and looks great against the black seat. It’s also available in all black, sand and coral. For a look at all the features of the Armadillo Flip and to purchase, visit Mamas & Papas.
UPDATE: Mamas & Papas has issued a voluntary recall for certain lots of the Armadillo Flip and Flip XT. Please visit their site for more information on how to receive a repair for your stroller if it is affected.
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Project Nursery received a sample for review.