Ready4Anything with Britax


I know I don’t write about them too often on my blog, but I have two crazy kids. My son Carter is 4 and daughter Kenzie is 2. They keep me on my toes and laughing all day long. Since I’m a stay-at-home mom, I pretty much am open to any ideas to make life with two kiddos a tad easier. When Britax reached out to me in coordination with Scottsdale Moms Blog and City Moms Blog Network to test out the new 2017 Britax B-Ready stroller, I didn’t hesitate to say yes. I was compensated with the stroller and attachments in exchange for this post, but the opinions included are all my own.


Britax hosted a blogger party in Scottsdale last week to teach me and a group of other bloggers all about this AMAZING stroller. I received it the day before the party and barely needed to glance at the directions to put it together because it was that dang easy. The stroller uses a Click and Go system where the main pieces literally just click into place. I assembled the whole thing myself in only a few minutes- no husband assistance required!


My son was at preschool during the party, but my daughter got to participate in the fun. She was so excited about her new ride, but was slightly more interested in the Pirate’s Booty and yummy cookies they had for the kiddos than taking pictures (can you really blame her?). We were able to pick our colors, and while I love the rainbow on my clothing, I prefer good old plain black for things like strollers. Although after seeing that bright blue color, I did start second guessing that decision.


The coolest thing about this stroller are all the options. It is one of those frame strollers where you can attach a bassinet, car seat, single seat or double seats. The seats recline and you even have the option on which direction you want your kiddos to face. My daughter was happy sitting up front, until I added the second seat to the stroller. After that, she wanted nothing to do with the front seat and wanted to be in the back. It was almost like her own little fort and she was as happy as can be back there.


Before I forget to mention it, isn’t the rose color on my peplum tank gorgeous? I think it was perfect for a warm fall day in AZ. I’m also rocking a Kendra Scott Rae necklace and my favorite Tory Burch flats.


When the second seat isn’t in place, there is a gigantic under stroller basket. This space is seriously huge. I had my ginormous diaper bag stashed underneath and there was still plenty of room for other bags or whatever else you’d like to store. I now know what stroller I’ll be taking with me during future shopping trips!


The handlebar organizer is an extra accessory, but well worth the money. I had plenty of room for my 32oz water bottle, Starbucks iced tea, and my daughter’s water bottle. There are also mesh pockets on the front of the organizer for a phone and keys. I really liked the center console closes using a magnet instead of velcro, which can easy get caught on things or snag my clothes. I appreciate little details like this one. Also, the handlebar is adjustable, which is awesome for short people like me and tall people like my hubby.


The B-Ready seriously rolls like a dream, even with two kiddos in it. The stroller features foam-filled rubber tires, which is a noticeable difference from the plastic tires I have on my old everyday stroller. Admittedly, my son is 4 so he is starting to get a tad big for strollers, but there are still plenty of times when his little legs get tired and need a break. Britax also offers a rollerboard attachment, allowing him to stand on the back while I push. Since I don’t think he is going to stop growing, I’m pretty sure I’ll need to purchase that attachment in the future.


I’ll admit, the stroller is pretty big. It needs to be to accommodate two kids, but something to be aware of. Some airlines, American Airlines in particular, have changed their stroller policies to no longer allow strollers over 20 pounds to be gate-checked. Since this is considered a full-size stroller and is over 20 lbs, I would have to check this stroller with all the suitcases. I travel frequently with my kids so this is a bit of a bummer, but not a make-or-break. Also, it wasn’t the easiest thing to fold up, especially when I had both seats installed. In order to get the stroller to fold relatively flat, both seats need to be reclined and then two levers need to be pulled simultaneously to get it to collapse. I remember back to the newborn days when I was sitting in a parking lot, almost in tears because I couldn’t figure out how to collapse my stroller. Again, this is something that would be a no-brainer after doing it a few times, but would require some practice.


Overall, I can’t say enough good things about this stroller. It is perfect for any growing family whose needs will continue to change over time. Thank you Britax for this amazing stroller that my family will use for years to come.