We recently had the opportunity to review the Britax Advocate CS Car Seat and we were even lucky enough to have the opportunity share the same car seat with one lucky “Deal”ectible Mommies reader! We love this car seat so much that we are back with a review & giveaway of another Britax product: the Britax Blink Stroller! Your all familiar with my love for strollers and as a self proclaimed stroller enthusiast, I have to say the Blink has a lot to offer for a small price!
Solid, solid, solid! Britax is well known for their safe and solid car seats and when the stroller arrived, it was apparent that they built their stroller with the same philosophy in mind. Often times, umbrella strollers are flimsy and can be pushed over with a simple flick of a hand. This is not the case with the blink! This stroller is well made with solid construction and you’d have to put some serious effort into pushing this stroller over. The fabric immediately caught my attention with it’s bold blue background color and bright modern circles. A neutral choice that would suit boys or girls and please both mom and dad!
Out of the box, the stroller is nearly assembled, I just had to pop on two wheels and the canopy and we were off. Releasing the stroller from the folded position can be done very quickly with just the flick of a plastic clip on the side of the stroller and a push of the foot in order to lock it in place. Lil’ Pea couldn’t wait to sit in her new ride and was buckled in the 5-point harness before I could blink! Pushing the stroller is simply amazing. This is the first umbrella stroller that I have pushed that required zero effort to not only push but to turn and steer. A truly smooth ride for baby. I attribute this to the solid construction of the stroller and the all wheel suspension. The more I pushed, the more I became fond of our new ride. Of course daddy had to jump in and give it a push and he instantly fell in love because he didn’t kick the back of the stroller. This is the first umbrella stroller that we have owned that he has not kicked while pushing. So those of you with a long stride…rest assured!
The Blink even sports a very large storage basket where mom and dad can toss blankets, toys, diaper bags and my favorite…shopping bags! The rear brakes can be engaged with a simple push of one foot and engages both rear wheels at the same time. The brakes feel beefy and solid and once the brake is engaged, this baby isn’t going anywhere!
When it was time to close up shop, I simply pressed up on the foot piece in the back of the stroller with my foot and it released the locking mechanism. I then pressed down on the side lever with the bottom of my foot while at the same time, pulling up on the carry strap. The stroller immediately collapsed into the folded position and automatically locked into place. The process can be easily completed with one hand and proved to be quick and simple. Check out a full product demo here.
Large Canopy & Peek-a-boo Window
The Britax Blink features an over sized canopy and is the largest canopy I have seen on an umbrella stroller to date. This protects little one from the suns harmful rays and offers baby an overall more comfortable ride. There’s nothing worse than the sun beating directly in their little faces! A Peek-a-boo window is located on the canopy, a feature rarely seen on umbrella strollers. The fabric folds back and is held in place by a toggle clasp. It’s as if baby has their own little curtain….ok all together now…awwwwe! When peek-a-boo time is over, the fabric can be placed back over the window and holds its position with velcro tabs. The back drop of the canopy also features a zippered pocket where you can toss your keys, pacifiers, cell phone or just about anything else you can think of.
Recline & Adjustable Leg Rest
The Britax Blink offers a pretty deep recline, although not completely flat. A great feature for us is that the fabric hugs tightly around the back of the stroller and when in the full recline position, it creates a cozy, enclosed space where baby can sleep and rest comfortably and quietly. This is a favorite feature as Lil’ Pea has a tendency to fall asleep while were out and about and I feel comfortable knowing that she is comfortable! The leg rest can also be extended, giving baby more room to stretch out. Lil’ Pea is not so small anymore and she can sleep comfortably stretched out in the blink.
Carry Bag Included
The Blink also comes equipped with a carry/travel bag and this is certainly one accessory that you would typically purchase separately. The carry bag is perfect for throwing over your shoulder for travel and also doubles as a nice storage bag when the stroller is not in use.
The Britax Blink offers a large number of features packed into one small umbrella stroller and at a low price point! With its solid construction, ease of use, travel friendly carry bag and multitude of features, we give the Britax Blink 2 thumbs up! This is one umbrella stroller that I would purchase again and I one that I would recommend to friends and family!
The Britax Blink is recommended for children 6 months to 55 lbs and the best part is that you get an awesome umbrella stroller loaded with features for just $100! YES..the Britax Blink has a new price and it won’t break the bank! Oh Britax..how I love thee! Visit Amazon or find a retailer near you!
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Disclosure: Britax provided me with the Blink stroller to facilitate my review and one for giveaway purposes. My thoughts and opinions remain my own!