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Contours Bliss Stroller Review
Over the past 7 years, we’ve owned a lot of different strollers. I’ve come to really realize what I want and like in a stroller and what I don’t like. It’s been 5 1/2 years though since I’ve had a baby, and while looking at different strollers for baby girl, I was amazed at how far they’ve come. With just 4 1/2 weeks until our little girl makes her appearance, I knew I wanted a new stroller that would be easy to use, versatile, light weight and that would hold up.
After learning about the Contours Bliss 4-in-1 stroller, I knew it would definitely meet our needs as well as a lot of my wants.
Sometimes when it comes to baby gear, I dread putting it together. Usually I will have my husband put things together, but this time around, I’ve wanted to experience it for myself. I have to say that the Bliss has been the easiest to put together of all our baby gear. You can see that right out of the box, there aren’t a lot of pieces.
Realistically, all you have to do is put the wheels on, which took me all of 5 minutes. After getting the wheels on, I started making myself familiar with how the stroller works and its features.
I love that this stroller is 4 in 1. You can use it as a baby pram stroller, take the pram out and use it as a carrycot, face it forward & backward, and the infant carseat adapter. Currently, the stroller adapter will fit 27 different types and of infant seats which spans many different brands. Our infant seat, the Baby Trend Inertia is one of those. It’s nice to know that we can use the infant seat with the stroller if needed when she is little.
I like that the pram can be taken off and used on the ground as a carry cot. There is a stand on the back that comes down to help prop it up while on the ground.
Folding and unfolding the stroller is very simple. To unfold, you simply pull up on the auto lock on the side the stroller and open. Then to fold, you pull up on levers that are on either side of the stroller handle and fold. Some of our strollers have been a nightmare to fold or unfold so I really appreciate the ease on the Bliss.
Once the stroller is up, you have your 4 different options on how to use the stroller. To put the reversible seat in, you simple slide the seat into slots on either side of the stroller base and listen for a click to know it’s locked in. To take the seat out, you push on the buttons of the slots on either side and pull it out. To convert the stroller to a pram option, you simply recline the seat all of the way in the back, and pinch together two levers on the front of the stroller to finish.
The front wheels on the stroller have the option to swivel or lock, and the back brake on the stroller can’t easily be pressed and pulled back up with one foot. The stroller is easy to maneuver and has a very smooth ride. At 24 lbs, it is very comparable in weight to other lightweight strollers on the market.
I LOVE the modern feel of this stroller, the versatility and the fabric colors and design. I have the valencia gold, but you can also get this stroller in wilshire black. I love the pop of color that the yellow canopy adds. The build feels very sturdy and well made. The weight limit on this stroller is actually 40 lbs. Although my 5 year old doesn’t use strollers much anymore, at 40 lbs he could still use this stroller if we chose to.
Other features of the Countour Bliss include:
- Removable infant pad (You’ll see this in the pictures since we are going to be using it with a newborn very shortly. You are able to take it out as the baby gets bigger, but it adds a nice amount of cushion.)
- 5 point harness
- Comfort Grip Handle with Adjustable Height (Important for this 5’9″ mama so I don’t have to bend down!)
- 3 position reclining seat
- Parent cup holder
- Mesh pockets for baby inside the stroller
- foot muff/boot
- peek-a-boo window on the overhead canopy
One feature that I was really impressed with was the basket underneath. I’ve never had such a big stroller basket, or one that was so easily accessible. Most of the time with strollers, it’s a struggle to get things in and out of the basket. The Bliss sits up high enough that it gives you a lot of room and access. There are so many features that I love that I wanted to show you a hands on demo of how this stroller works and the features. Watch the video below to learn more.
There are a few minor improvements that would be nice on the Bliss. There is no parent or child tray. Yes, there is a cup holder that you can put on the side, and the inside of the stroller has mesh pockets for toys, snacks, or a bottle, but I’ve come to like parent trays on strollers. I don’t expect them so much on a very compact or umbrella stroller, but where this is a little bigger stroller, it would be nice to have one.
The stroller also didn’t fold quite as compactly as I thought it would. I expected it to be very compact without the reversible seat, but it’s comparable to other regular sized strollers.
These are definitely a few small deterrents, and the pros of the stroller greatly outweigh these few small cons.
The Contours Bliss retails for $399.99 and is priced very competitive compared to other modern strollers. You can buy it at Amazon – Contours Bliss 4-in-1 Stroller System.
I will definitely update this post when baby girl gets here and we have more of a chance to use it. I can’t wait!!
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