One thing I loved about living in New York City was the fact that I could walk anywhere. I would just pop the girls into their stroller and hit my favorite stores, head to the park, meet friends for lunch, whatever. No loading the little people in and out of the car, worrying about parking or anything like that. The only downside? Bad weather. Sure, the girls were snug and dry under their stroller cover but it never failed that I would end up drenched since I don't have to perfect balance necessary to hold an umbrella while pushing a double stroller. Enter My Blue Bumbershoot, the answer to my rainy day prayers!
Invented by Melissa and Caryn, two city moms like me who were tired of being held hostage by the weather, My Blue Bumbershoot is a lightweight umbrella that attaches to pretty much any type of stroller with this easy to use clamp.
How do I know it's easy to use? Because they sent me one to try out! In about two minutes, this:
Was attached here:
And I was ready to head out into the wet, knowing that for once I'd stay dry.
Yes, it was that quick and simple!
While the My Blue Bumbershoot umbrella was fabulous on the Jane Powertwin tandem stroller we used in the city, I really love having it now that we're living in the 'burbs and I'm using our Maclaren double more often. The only thing I dislike about this stroller is the fact that it doesn't have a contiguous handlebar, so holding something like an umbrella while pushing it is impossible. But now, I don't have to worry!
The umbrella is adjustable to accommodate different heights (it worked for little 5'3" me and my almost-6-foot-tall nanny!) and it can be tilted to block rain coming from any direction. I also love how large it is and that it's see-through so you have a good 360 degree view. And when the sun comes out again, you can re-position the umbrella so that it faces downward and is out of your way. Easy peasy.
My Blue Bumbershoot is one of those products that makes you think "Why didn't I think of that?" and then once you use it, makes you wonder how you ever lived without it. Trust me - if you're a regular "stroller chauffeur" as Melissa and Caryn put it, My Blue Bumbershoot will mean rainy days won't seem nearly as miserable anymore!
And one lucky AFOMFT reader is going to have an easier time chasing there rainy day blues away because we have a stroller umbrella to give away! To enter, visit My Blue Bumbershoot and post a comment here telling me which feature you like best about it (this is mandatory). For additional entries:
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Please leave a separate comment for each entry (two if you've blogged about the giveaway) and make sure to include a link to your tweet, blog post, etc. All entries must be posted on AFOMFT as a direct comment to this post. Comments on Facebook will not count as entries. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and ends August 1st at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be selected by random.org and announced on AFOMFT on August 2nd. If the winner does not contact AFOMFT within 48 hours, a new drawing will be held so be sure to check back to see if you've won!
Please note that I was sent a My Blue Bumbershoot umbrella for the purpose of this review and giveaway. No other compensation was received. The opinions I've shared of this product are my own and yours may differ.
Images: AFOMFT and My Blue Bumbershoot
Images: AFOMFT and My Blue Bumbershoot