24.10.13

The Contours Bliss 4-in-1 Baby Stroller System: A Must-Have For Parents & $100 Babies 'R Us Gift Card

As first-time parents, we are unprepared for many things to come, but one thing I never expected was the need for a quality stroller and how much it would be used. I've admittedly spent too much money over the years on strollers and I've learned that you definitely get what you pay for. When Josiah was a baby, he went through three strollers! Some strollers just don't make the grade, but the worst waste of money is having to purchase a new stroller when the other is outgrown. If only I had known what I know now! The Contours Bliss 4-in-1 Stroller System is all you need for your baby all the way up to 40 pounds, so there is no need to purchase a new stroller every few months. We all know babies grow so quickly and, unlike clothing, strollers can be super expensive. Now you can save yourself from the daunting task of stroller shopping and also save money!

About the Bliss
This all-in-one stroller is an innovative system and the first of its kind. It is a stroller, pram and on-the-go carrycot. In addition, the system includes an infant car seat adapter that fits over 20 different car seats, so you can easily use for your travel system when on the go.
I absolutely love the pram feature of this stroller system. I can imagine my little baby napping comfortably as I walk go on a walk or even as I fold clothes at the house because the carrycot can be removed! The seat has 3 reclining positions and there is a removable padding on the seat, which makes it soft like a mattress and is the softest I've ever felt on a stroller.

As baby grows, the stroller changes, too. You can adjust the 5-point safety straps to different levels as the baby gets older. So, from birth all the way to 40 pounds, your child will be comfortably safe in the Bliss! In addition, there are front wheel locks, which are very useful when walking in hilly areas. Other features include an adjustable cup holder and a storage basket underneath the seat.

Our Review
On the 14th of September, my family had the opportunity to visit Disney World through Make A Wish Foundation. We'd never been on such a huge a family vacation and for entire week! A few days ahead of time, I made my lists and began to pack everything we needed. Luckily, we received the Contours Bliss 4-in-1 Baby Stroller System to review because we needed a sturdy stroller for the trip and knew it would come in handy, but we didn't realize just how much we would appreciate it!

Before leaving for our trip, my husband and I assembled the stroller in no time. Seriously, it was one of the easiest strollers we've had to put together. The instructions were straightforward and showed via photos how to transition the stroller to the different positions. Before we knew it, we were strapping in Liam and adjusting everything to fit him perfectly.

Our first stop was the airport and we decided to keep our stroller and check it at the gate. We immediately learned why it's important to have a good stroller when traveling. Since the stroller has extra room underneath for carrying items, we were able to keep our carry-on luggage there instead of hauling it down all the different halls and trams while trying to keep up with the kids at the same time. Considering we had to take off shoes and go through security with two kids, the stroller actually ended up being extremely helpful for lugging things. When entering the airplane, we easily folded the stroller and hopped on the plane. When we got to Orlando and off the plane, our stroller was waiting right outside for us, so the others who stored it under the plane also figured out how to close and open the stroller with ease.
We spent an entire week in Orlando, visiting 3 of the Disney Parks, SeaWorld and Universal Studios. The stroller fit perfectly in our trunk each day and was ready to use when we got there just by the touch of a button and a pull of the handle. The parks allowed the Bliss to double as Liam's wheelchair the entire time we were there. Let me just say, this was really a blessing because Liam would be unable to walk very long without having a stroller. Plus, with the wheelchair pass, we were able to push him right up to a ride, put him in and the stroller was there right when we got out. Not all strollers can double as a wheelchair at parks, but the employees inspected the stroller and were quite impressed with not only the features, but how sturdy it was. I cannot imagine carrying a small child or baby around such a big park for miles and miles. The Bliss was seriously an amazing stroller that made each day easy, fun and exciting for Liam.


A few of my favorite Contours Bliss Features:

1. Liam is on the bigger side of the spectrum for this stroller, weighing in around 34 pounds. Luckily, the 5-point harness has three points in which you can adjust the straps to fit around your child or baby's shoulders. I also feel like Liam is very secure in his stroller with this sturdy harness and think this makes it perfect for smaller children as well.
Strapping Liam in!
2. The stroller is very easy to fold and break down for storage. We could easily fold and place in our trunk. Plus, when parking at the Disney parks, we'd have to ride trams occasionally. There is a side handle so we could lift up the stroller and haul it just like a piece of luggage. It's not light-weight, but it's not extremely heavy or hard to lift either. I had no problem folding, lifting and placing the stroller each time we needed to.

3. Brakes are a must-have for strollers, especially when you live in the mountains like us. The first time I pulled the Bliss out of our trunk and placed it, in folded form, on the ground, the stroller shot down the hill and I went screaming and running after it like a crazy person. That's when I learned to always put the brakes on when not pushing, especially when Liam is in it!

4. I never knew how much I'd appreciate the extra storage underneath the Contours Bliss stroller system. There was more than enough room for a diaper bag, jackets, a purse, and more. In the airport, we were able to place two carry-ons, a pillow and 2 stuffed animals in it with room to spare!
Look at all the storage room!
5. A shade is great for babies, especially in the summertime when the sun is hot, hot, hot. We used this often when on our trip and Liam highly enjoyed the comfort of it. What I liked about it was the little window, which allowed me to peek through at him while pushing the stroller so I could continue pushing while checking on him instead of having to pull over and stop.

6. When outdoors I, more often than not, have a drink with me. This cup holder is not your typical holder. Some clip on loosely and other strollers have holders built into the top of the handles. This cup holder snaps securely into place, so I know it isn't moving. The cup holder is down on the side of the handles and is at a much better place for reaching it when needed.

The Contours Bliss is available in Wilshire Black (the one we reviewed) or Valencia Gold color options and has a suggested retail price of $399.99. It can be found in select retail and online stores. The Bliss is not your typical stroller and, as a well-built 4-in-1 system, you can expect it to last a very long time. From birth to preschool age, the Bliss is sure to provide everything your baby needs and more. I honestly cannot say enough about the Contours Bliss 4-in-1 Baby Stroller System. This system will be put to good use for many years to come.

Liam wants to send a special thank you to Contours for this wonderful stroller! He had such a wonderful trip and it would not have been the same without the Bliss! 
Sleepy & relaxing on our last day of fun!

Wouldn't you love to own one of these beautiful strollers? Contours wants to help out our readers on the purchase of their very own Contours Bliss! So...


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Thanks to Contours Baby, One Lucky Children Teaching Mama Reader Will Receive a $100 Babies 'R Us Gift Card! 
This giveaway is open to US readers, 18+ years of age and will end on Sunday, November 10th at 11:59pm. To enter, use the GiveawayTools form below. Good Luck!

Disclosure: A giveaway and Bliss stroller was provided from Contours for the writing of this post. No other compensation was provided and all opinions written are my own.

49 comments:

Stacie Bass said...

I love that it folds down so small! I had a stroller that "folded", it made it about 2" smaller. :/ Not fun for trying to take it somewhere.

Amanda said...

I love the reversible seat and convertible carrycot that can be used without the stroller as a cozy sleep option.

fancygrlnancy said...

I love all the options.. so much to do with just one stroller.

Mami2jcn said...

I love the extra storage underneath.

Danielle @ We Have It All said...

My favorite option with a lot of their strollers is the reversible seat. That's an awesome feature to have!

Trista said...

I love all the options it has to offer

Kay Maher said...

Are you kidding me? This system does EVERYTHING! AND has an expandable cup holder!?!?! They didn't have anything like this when my kids were little! This would be perfect for when I'm hauling grandkids around with me!

Stephanie Phelps said...

I would also love to have the Kolcraft ® Cuddle'n Care ® 2-in-1 Bassinet & Incline Sleeper

Tiffany Gaylord said...

This system has so many neat features. As Moms, extra storage is always welcome!

QueenB said...

wow, that's a NICE looking stroller! i love the color options it comes in. i'd never choose black i would do a vibrant bright color :)

i'm entering because we have showers coming up- we're past stroller age :(

Jonathan Agin said...

How does it compare with the Citi mini?

Amy said...

I love how it goes from infant to toddler! A stroller that grows with the child

akronugurl said...

i like all the options it has

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aperry said...

I like that the Front wheels lock for uneven surfaces.

Kelly said...

Extra storage!

Tammy S said...

I would have to say one of the features I like best would be the extra storage. You know how much stuff you bring with a baby or small child, it's nice to be able to store it and not have to carry it all day. this is an amazing stroller system.

MaryAnn said...

I like that it has an adapter to fit up to 20 different car seats.

sonyamorris (Sonya Morris) said...

I love the reversible seat.

Courtney B said...

im very familiar with kolcraft and they make safe durable products that last a really long time!

Abby B said...

I like that it's compatible with so many car seats.

Tj and Amy said...

Wow it looks amazing! I like that it is easy to fold and break down for storage.

Jbraswell10 said...

I like the reversible seat.

Devon F said...

I love the All-in-one stroller, pram and on-the-go carrycot

Janet W. said...

I like the underneath storage area!

JC said...

I like it is easy to fold and break down.

betty baez said...

I like how compact it is and the different style options!

Sherry said...

I love the extra storage.

Bekalee314 said...

i like the the canopy shade on the stroller has a little window so you can see your child.

Amanda said...

I like how compact it is when folded!

Shelly Leatham said...

I love the extra underneath storage!!

Julie G. said...

I love the easy fold and compact when folded

Jessica said...

I love that the seat is reversible

Meredith said...

I love the versatility! 4 in 1 will work in every situation. plus I like how little space it takes up when folded

CindyWindy2003 said...

i love how easy and small it folds down

GoodnessGraces said...

I love that it will grow with the child - from a bassinet to a universal car seat adapter to a great stroller for even a toddler.

LauraJJ said...

Oh I really love the pram and on-the-go carrycot! That would be so nice to have!

Jessica Lee said...

I love how it "grows" with the child. How awesome?!

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Laurie Nykaza said...

Convertible carrycot can be used without the stroller as a cozy sleep option This is a great feature

karenmed409 said...

Best feature that it grow with your child, from Baby to toddler. Saves you money. Another is the extra storage to store and a window to check on the little one

Stefi Patterson said...

I love these types of strollers.

DoxieLuv said...

The best feature for the parent is the height adjustable handle, in my opinion! Most strollers do not offer that! It is awesome!

Rebecca Parsons said...

The fact that it adjusts from birth to preschool is a great plus. only needing one stroller saves space and money.

MamaStace said...

I love that it has tons of a great features, but is compact. So many of the smaller strollers don't have a lot of extra features

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Mom Caboodle said...

I like that it is compatible with 20 different car seats.

obxmama said...

I love how lightweight it is.

kathy dalton said...

I love the extra storage capabilities

Harmony Burmeister said...

ilike the ◦Convertible carrycot

Amanda Sakovitz (mandy83) said...

I like how easy it is to fold up for storing in the car, etc

Thomas Murphy said...

I like the extra storage underneath the Contours Bliss stroller system.

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