Walkabye Terrani Urban Buggy Stroller
When I was pregnant with Evan, I searched high and low for a wonderful stroller system that would work well for both infants and toddlers. I was so frustrated during my search, that I actually didn’t end up buying a stroller until he was several months old. It’s so hard to know which stroller to choose, I mean, it’s a serious investment, and one of the pricier pieces of baby gear that parents purchase in the first years. Recently, I had the opportunity to test a Walkabye Urban Buggy from Walkabye.com, and hopefully my experience and insight can help a few of you in your quest to choose the perfect stroller!
I was so excited when the FedEx man delivered my Walkabye Urban Buggy. Even the box for this baby was pretty, and opened up like a hat box to reveal the stroller components within. Here’s what you’ll find in the box: Infant Bassinet with Canopy, Bassinet Apron, Padded Mattress, Matching diaper Bag, Changing Mat, Rain Cover, Large Shopping Basket, Toddler Seat with Large Canopy, Hold Bar, Footmuff. The Walkabye Terrani is truly a complete infant to toddler package, and comes with both an infant bassinet and a toddler seat that snap onto the high quality frame.
Now, I’m going to be honest. I didn’t put this stroller together myself, however, I did supervise! Since my mom and dad live in such a cute neighborhood, I took the box to their house, and Evan’s Papaw (my dad) put the Walkabye together on the front law.
During the assembly process, my dad just kept commenting on how incredibly easy the Walkabye was to put together, and even though he had a toolbox handy, he only had to put in a couple screws. The parts simply snapped together, and it was nice to see my dad be able to put it together with zero frustration! After just a few minutes, we were in business, and ready to roll!
The first thing that you notice when you set forth on a stroll with the Walkabye, is how amazingly smooth the ride is. The sidewalk in the area where we walk with Evan is quite broken and bumpy in places. With Evan’s previous stroller, we had to use great caution and go extremely slow over some of these bumps in the road since it was obvious he was feeling them, but the Walkabye’s all terrain tires and spring loaded suspension, on both the front and back wheels, provide a smooth and comfortable ride. The Walkabye Terrani’s foam insulated grip is also comfortable to hold, and the front swivel wheels make maneuvering a breeze!
One of the other features of the Walkabye that I just fell in love with is the included footmuff. The footmuff is great for those of us who live in areas with cool spring and fall weather, as it protects your toddler from the wind and elements. This gives me the confidence to stroll Evan on cooler days, because I know he’s snug and warm.
Aside from the ease of assembly, build quality, and fantastically smooth ride, I also just love how this stroller looks. One of the biggest turn-offs that I faced when shopping for strollers locally were the unattractive designs. The Walkabye Terrani comes in a variety of trendy and attractive colors, and the overall design of the stroller is fresh and modern. Quite frankly, my kid looks like a million bucks riding in this stroller! Just look at him!
There are only a couple small points about this stroller that I would change. Evan likes to sit up pretty straight at this point when he’s strolling, and the seat could stand to be adjustable to a slightly more vertical position. Also, while there are some nice storage areas on this stroller, we do enjoy the cup-holder up top, and the activity center in the hold bar area of our other stroller.
As a choice for a stroller system, however, I think at $599 the Walkabye Terrani is a great investment, and certainly a high quality stroller for parents with an eye for style and a preference toward higher end, luxury baby items. My only regret is that I did not have the Walkabye Urban Buggy when Evan was a newborn. The bassinet just looks so comfortable, with plenty of room for your infant to spread out and enjoy a warm breezy stroll. I know if we ever have another baby that I will be strolling him or her from a very early age thanks to this great stroller.
In the meantime, Evan adores his Walkabye, can’t you tell? :)
Please be sure to visit Walkabye.com to learn more about Walkabye and their innovative strollers. I would certainly recommend the Terrani to parents seeking a great stroller, and particularly to expecting parents who want to utilize the fabulous bassinet for newborns and infants.
Disclosure: I was given a Walkabye stroller for this review. The opinions expressed are my own, and no additional compensation was received.