UPDATE: @sarahchesney you and your friend won!!!! See your comment below for how to claim your prize!
Are you guys ready for the mother of all stroller’s?!?!?! Ha! I’m not even kidding. The Maxi-Cosi Lila is the ONLY stroller you will ever need. Well unless you have triplets or quadruplets – then you’ll need two of them 😉 So if you are pregnant, thinking about getting pregnant soon or already have little ones that use a stroller, this blog post is for you! Or if you’re a grandparent out there wanting to get a stroller for your son or daughter, then this is for you too!
The Maxi-Cosi Lila
There are so many reasons I love this stroller, but in my mind, the absolute best thing about it is that it’s the only stroller you need. Any parent out there who has had young kids knows that you usually end up with more than one stroller. And usually that’s because you need one for your baby when they’re born and then when you have a second child you have to splurge on another stroller with two seats.
The Maxi-Cosi Lila is not only a single stroller for all you moms out there looking for a quality stroller for your one kiddo. But it easily converts to a double stroller just by adding another seat. That’s right, you only have to buy another seat. Not an entirely new stroller! You have no idea how much money parents waste on buying multiple strollers. Heck, how much we’ve spent! So when I saw that Maxi-Cosi launched this new Lila stroller I knew I had to tell you guys about it! And naturally I reached out to them to do a giveaway so I could give not one but TWO away! Always looking out for you guys 😉 And they agreed to sponsor this post. Keep reading for deets!
I’m just obsessed with the stroller because I feel like it’s going to save so many parents out there a lot of money! Of course it’s an investment in the beginning, but when you break down how much it costs to buy a single stroller and then buying another double stroller, you realize you’re actually saving! And saving space! Having multiple strollers in your garage takes up a lot of room. And if you live in a city where you have very minimal space, then you definitely don’t want more than one. I highly recommend putting this on your baby registry if you are pregnant. If you get a different single stroller and eventually decide to have another baby, you are usually the one stuck paying for it at that point since gifts are usually reserved for first baby showers and not sprinkles (showers for your second baby don’t normally have gifts). Which means you’ll be stuck buying a second stroller! Now do you see why I think this stroller is so cost effective?!
And let me tell you. it’s a GREAT single stroller even if you have no plans for a second kiddo. Sometimes I’ll take off the second seat if I’m going out with just Molly or just Riley. It’s a smooth ride, folds down easily and the seat easily detaches so you can make it front facing or rear facing. I can’t even tell you or emphasize enough how grateful I am that it comes out easily. I’m not gonna say what brand, but we had a stroller before this that was almost impossible to detach the seat. You have to push both buttons in at the same time while pulling up and it always got stuck. What I love about the Maxi-Cosi Lila seat is that you push the button on one side, it unlocks and then you push the button on the other side and it unlocks. Then pull the seat up without holding any buttons in simultaneously. Any parent out there who has had a stroller where you have to push the buttons in at the same time and pull up simultaneously knows what I’m talking about when I say it is super frustrating at times because it never works properly. SO as you can see I love it as a single and double stroller! Below is a side by side. The first pic is the Maxi-Cosi Lila as a single stroller and then second is the Maxi-Cosi Lila as a double stroller when I added a second seat.
I also really appreciate the snack holder that can attach to the seat. Molly loves to keep all sorts of stuff, from snacks to toys, in there! Another favorite feature of mine is the privacy/sun screen that’s hidden away in the canopy. No need to buy a blanket or sun protector for your stroller. This stroller has one built in! One last thing for me to put in my diaper bag and lug around.
And I LOVE that the storage underneath is actually a detachable bag! So it’s easy to pick up and take whenever I need to use it.
Other features that make it extra awesome, it has an ergonomic memory foam inlay that reduces space around your child’s body that makes them feel super comfy and secure. Also a HUUUUUGE plus is that the strollers shaped cavity reduces pressure on your child’s head which helps prevent flat head syndrome (something I worried about so much when my kiddos were infants). It converts from carriage mode for newborns to parent facing or world facing depending on what stage your child is at. It has an adjustable handlebar that makes it easy for parents of different heights to use. What else? What else? Well, it has a rain shield, parent cupholders, a zipper accessory pouch to keep things in, and it’s made with vegan leather accents! I’m sure I’m forgetting something but there’s just so many great things about the stroller and I want to give you guys as much information as I can.
Maxi-Cosi Car Seats
We also have Maxi-Cosi car seats. Riley has been in a Maxi-Cosi car seat since he was born. And we switched Molly over to Maxi-Cosi recently and JUST turned her around to forward facing a few days ago. She loooves facing forward. I wanted to keep her rear-facing until 3. We almost made it, but for multiple reasons we decided to switch her a couple months earlier than planned. She is in the Magellan Max. It’s a 5-in-1 convertible car seat that can be used with kiddos from birth to age 10. Anywhere from 5 pounds 120 pounds! So it’s pretty much the only car seat you’ll ever need! It also has the highest safety guidelines. I feel good about putting my kiddos in these car seats knowing they have Adjustable Side Impact Protection – which creates a custom fit for all growth stages and therefore ensures maximum protection.
The main reason we got Riley the Mico Max Plus instead of putting him right into the Magellan Max. Is because we like that the Mico Max Plus can easily come out of the car when the baby is sleeping and attach to the Lila stroller. So it’s really a preference of if you want to be able to detach your baby’s car seat while they’re still sleeping. The Mico Max Plus is compatible for babies 4 to 30 pounds and up to 32 inches tall! And it is so stinking easy to install! The stay-in-car base literally installs with a one latch system. It couldn’t be easier! We love it and I think you guys will too!
And the great thing about having the Maxi-Cosi Mico Max Plus infant car seat is that it easily attaches to the Lila stroller as well. It comes with two attachments that you put in place of the stroller seat and you can easily attach the car seat using them. So I can put the car seat on the stroller when Riley is in it and then put Molly in the front regular seat when we are out and about. The stroller has a few different double stroller configurations that you can check out on their website.
A Fave of Mine
Anyway guys I just wanted to tell you about this rad stroller and this brand. Oh ANNNNNND I’m giving away two Maxi-Cosi packages that BOTH include:
- A stroller with the Duo Kit (the single stroller retails for $799.99!!!! And the Duo kit is sold separately for $199.99)
- The Magellan Max (retails for $399.99)
- And the Micro Max Plus (retails for @299.99)
That’s right, I reached out to Maxi-Cosi and they agreed to give away all of this to TWO of you – one for you and one for a friend. That’s TWO packages worth $1,861.96 EACH!!!!! I think this might be the biggest giveaway I’ve ever done on my blog. Yay! Here is all you have to do to enter. And my apologies but this is only open to US residents! But I love you ALL!
- Follow me @alifedotowsky and @maxicosiusa on Instagram (Or Facebook!)
- Tag a friend on either my Instagram post or Facebook post (which will be up later this morning) where I’m pushing my Maxi-Cosi Lila stroller, because that friend will also win if you win!
- And the last thing you have to do is comment below telling me something about yourself! AND tell me what color stroller and car seats you want in the comments as well! (Please include insta handle or FB account so I can find you on social!)
I will pick a winner tomorrow morning at RANDOM! So make sure to check back then. I will literally have Molly scroll down the screen and whatever person the mouse lands on wins. Ha! (I’ll check to make sure that person does step one of the contest rules). And if you don’t win don’t worry! These items are currently on sale at retailers like BuyBuyBaby, Nordstrom, and Target for 15% off! So you can get the Lila stroller for $120 OFF! Heck yes!