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Zooper Waltz Review

20 Dec

Waltz with Santa

Why would you need the Zooper Waltz’ new water resistant canopy in Southern California? The answer lies below. And it’s now  because of the torrential downpours we are having now. it’s because Santa Claus was coming to town. And it was a nice, bright sunny day. The crowd was becoming impatient, so a firefighter decided to entertain them.

With a very big hose. That shot water high into the sky. It was not something we expected.

But then I realized, this is a great opportunity to try out the new, improved Zooper Waltz!

So I let her stand alone out there, under the power of the fire hose.

And she took it all in stride,

little Trooper that she is!


There’s a lot of reasons to love the new Waltz. Aside from the canopy’s water resistant powers, it pulls all the way down, so your child is fully covered.  And when you add on the boot, you effectively have a little carriage.

There is a full net in the back, so you can get more airflow on hot days. And a huge pocket on the back of the canopy, that is divided in half.

The seat has a legrest.

and a full recline,

which is done by a lever in the back, not a drawstring, yay!

There’s a nice cupholder, placed down low. That means liquids can’t splash on your stroller, or your child.

But THE best feature, in my opinion, is the front snack tray!

It is huge, and actually functional! So even if you are not a fan of feeding your child in the stroller, which I am not, it works great as a play tray, for SP 2.0’s little cars.

Anything that will keep him happy while Christmas shopping is aces in my book!

The Waltz is fairly lightweight. Super easy to fold, and stands up when folded.

You can even roll it behind you, which turns out to be quite a useful feature.

And the maneuverability is very good.

I figured the Waltz would be an excellent mall stroller. But I was happy with it’s performance outdoors, too.

That cute bag on the back is a Banana fish, btw.  (I know I will get asked.) Provides a festive touch!

Amidst a fleet of Police cars,

firetrucks, and classic cars,

Santa finally arrives!

SP 2.0 was so excited to meet him, that he broke loose from the crowd and rushed towards him.

“Hi Santa! Hi Santa!” “Wait your turn, little boy.”

So he had to go to the back of the line.


And he waited,

and waited.

And waited.

FINALLY! Would you be surprised to know that he asked for a firetruck? 🙂


Zooper Waltz

Weight:                                 19 lbs. (w/footmuff and cupholder)

Seat Back:                            18.5″

Seat to canopy:                   23″

Seat Width:                           12″

Seat Depth:                            9-13″

Drop to footrest:                     9″

Seat to ground:                    18″

Length:                                  25.5″

Width:                                    21″

Height:                                   41″

Folded:                                   41″L x 21″W x 15″H

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12 Jul


I’ve never been a big fan of feeding my children in strollers. I don’t like to mess up the fabrics. The exception I will make is at a carnival, or festival. That is when  snack tray comes in handy. Hence, I always keep a “snack tray” stroller in my line-up.

I also like them to have huge canopies.

And big baskets, to stuff with Jonas Brothers pinatas, or goodies won in cake walks.

And I am pleased to introduce you to my latest festival stroller, the Peg Perego Vela.

Wow, the steering on this is great! So easy! This would be one to get if you need to always hold the hand of another child, because you can easily push it one-handed, or two-fingered!

Despite the nice big canopy and 3-wheels, though, the Vela, like it’s predecessor the Aria, is better suited to indoors, than to out.

But there is plenty to do at an indoor artand music festival.

And snack trays can be used for things besides food.

The Vela has a good recline for napping, and an easy, quick fold. It stands up folded, too. You can see pictures of it in my post comparing it to the Aria.

Weight:                        15.5 pounds
Seat Back:                   18.5″
Seat to canopy:         24″
Seat Width:                13.5″
Seat Depth:                 10″
Drop to footrest:       9.5″
Seat to ground:          15″
Length:                         30″
Width:                          23″
Height:                         39.5″
Folded:                         39.5.”L x 23″ W x13″ H

I can help you find the perfect stroller for YOUR needs. Don’t let a salesperson sell you a stroller that won’t work for you! For more info on consultations, visit strollerqueen.com There are lots more reviews here, and info on how to get the 2010 BIG Stroller Roll-Out, an online video magazine of all the new stroller models. strollerqueen.com

Peg Perego Vela and Aria comparison

12 Jul

Before there was the Pliko Lite or Si’, the Aria was Peg Perego’s lightweight answer. It’s performed well for many years, but has now had a face-lift, the Vela.

In this front-facing picture, you can see how similar they both look. Roomy seats, snack trays, pretty fabrics.

You can start to see some differences in the back, with the larger wheels of the Vela, and wider wheel base. The brakes are different. It’s linked on the Aria, but there are two separate ones on the Vela. The canopy on the Vela, while excellent, is a little shorter than on the Aria. They both still have the same handlebars (without my embellishments), drawstring recline, freedom of movement harness, and big baskets.

Turn them sideways, however, and the difference becomes apparent. See how much farther the front wheels stick out now, with the new design.

Turning the Aria into a 3-wheeler makes for incredible maneuverability. Literally a two-fingered push. And the change from the center button on the Aria handle to the folding bar on the Vela means it’s easier to push one-handed. But the trade-off is the longer front, wider base, and an extra two pounds.

Which means the fold is now bigger, too. Longer, and wider. The Vela is also more back tippy than the Aria. Generally, a 4-wheeler is going to be more stable than a 3-wheeler. It’s inherent in the design.

Which do I prefer? Well, I’m hopeless. I really like both. As always, it depends on what your individual needs and preferences are. If you want a stroller with the lightest weight, hugest canopy, snack tray, very stable, and compact fold stroller on the market, choose the Aria. If you want all this, but don’t mind going slightly bigger, wider, heavier and tippier in exchange for two-fingered steering, choose the Vela.

I can help you find the perfect stroller for YOUR needs. Don’t let a salesperson sell you a stroller that won’t work for you! For more info on consultations, visit strollerqueen.com There are lots more reviews here, and info on how to get the 2010 BIG Stroller Roll-Out, an online video magazine of all the new stroller models. strollerqueen.com