Bloom's New Zen StrollerCasey Mullins
The design nerd in me got pretty geeked when I got an email that my favorite baby high chair designer has come out with a new stroller. bloom baby will be launching the zen stroller in early 2012 in two colors; monochrome, a sleek silvery/black and CMYK with reversible pads in cyan, magenta, yellow and black. The bloom zen stroller is a modular stroller that allows multiple configurations with the optional car seat adapters and newborn nest, which eliminates the need for a travel bed, bouncer and bassinet. When added to the frame of the bloom zen stroller it becomes a parent facing newborn cradle, so you can see your baby, not strangers.
The folded size and portability of the bloom zen alone is worth getting excited about, especially if you live in a small apartment or drive a small car.
Folded, the bloom zen is less than 10″ thick with no wheels sticking out and it can be pushed around as easily as a wheeled suitcase. It features a steady on or flashing hazard light at the front wheel that is battery powered and recharged by solar panels. The three part canopy is treated with a 40+UV coating to ensure as much protection for your baby as possible.
Optional accessories include a foot muff, car seat adapters (compatible with several major brands), UV mosquito net, cup holder and rain cover.
Compared to strollers seven years ago when I had Addie? They’ve come a long way and I sure do get excited when really cool ones come out. Hey, some people get geeked over technology, I get geeked over baby gear.
The bloom zen ($799) and bloom yoga newborn nest ($250) are available for pre-order through bloom’s US website.