Holy moly. We all know that having a baby really turns your life upside down. However, when you already have a toddler at home, adding a newborn to the mix REALLY throws a fast one at you. I was a bit cocky before I had Teddy. We had a great routine with Harry; although he's a full-blown toddler now (complete with full-on toddler sassiness), at least Eric and I could tag team when needed. I think there's a life lesson to be learned here, right? When you think you've actually got a handle on something, life decides to say, "lol, no." Anyway, Harry is quite fond of his brother and is extremely cute with him (seriously, it's adorable, but sometimes his kisses are too hard, if you get my drift), but I appreciate and recognize that this is a big change for him AND us--we're all acclimating, to say the least. Because of all these life changes, simplicity only need apply at the moment. Enter: the Bugaboo Cameleon3 Elements; it transforms a bassinet (perfect for Teddy) into a toddler seat (perfect for Teddy in a few months or Harry currently). I took her (the stroller--I decided it's a she) for a stroll in our fair urban jungle this past weekend and was so surprised by how smooth the ride was. The shock absorption system can't even be compared to other strollers I have or have used--it's incredible. Teddy didn't wake from the many sidewalk cracks and potholes we encountered and if you live in Chicago, you understand how rough our roads and sidewalks can be. The black faux leather handlebar and carry handle was actually easy to push and turn (you'd be surprised with how hard it is to maneuver big strollers)--easy enough for big brother Harry to help push it! I’ve done some pretty intense stroller shopping seeing as I have two kids now and always was intrigued by Bugaboo strollers but never took the plunge. I was really excited to get the Cameleon3 Elements and I must say, I’m really impressed by both the design and functionality. I understand why they have such a cult following.
The Bugaboo Cameleon3 Elements is inspired by nature and I actually think the pretty, ombré design is the perfect foil to the concrete nature of city living. Sometimes I'm envious of those who are constantly surrounded by the natural elements--rivers, mountains, rolling hills--but I know I'd have a hard time giving up life in the big city. I guess you could say the Cameleon3 is my compromise; it's color and design is unique and stands out in a good away...especially in the sea of all black strollers that everyone pushes around my neighborhood (I'm guilty as I have another all-black stroller, as well). The Bugaboo Cameleon3 Elements is truly a breath of fresh air--the colors are one of a kind (a river-stone-shade - a mélange) and when it comes down to the brass tacks as a stroller, it totally fits all of my family's needs for our urban lifestyle.
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