Mamas & Papas Sola Stroller Review & Giveaway

If you’re a new reader here at Froggy & the Mouse, or, if you haven’t been reading for very long – you should know something about me: I’m a stroller whore. No really, LOVE strollers. Love researching them, love reading reviews, love testing them out and comparing to other strollers … just LOVE. So when Mamas & Papas contacted me about how their products would now be sold at my local Lone Star Baby & Kids, and oh by the way, would you like to get your hands on a new Sola stroller to test out and review {um, yes please}? … I jumped at the chance.

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First, some background on this stroller. This is basically a ‘do all’ stroller. Here are the details:

  • Can be used from birth to 50 lbs
  • Seat that comes with stroller can lay completely flat {like a bassinet}, and can be turned to face forward, or back towards parent
  • Adjustable handlebar for taller pushers
  • Huge basket underneath for lots of storage
  • Super easy mobility
  • Bassinet, adapter for infant carriers are also available {Maxi Cosi or Graco} to convert to ‘travel system’

Next … a video. Because I know we all like to see exactly how easy this thing is to use {and it is}:

Pretty cool, huh? We tested out our Sola stroller at the State Fair of Texas this year, with the Froggy. Technically, the Mouse could have still used it {he’s around 45lbs now}, but honestly at this point, he prefers to walk. The Froggy though LOVES riding in strollers {weird, I know}. So he cruised around all day in style.

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So – what were my impressions? First off, this is a NICE stroller. It’s well built, sturdy, and since my kid likes to dump food all over himself while he eats, I happen to know how easy it is to clean. He climbed all over it all day long {as long as the wheels were locked, he was able to climb in and out on his own} and it was no worse for the wear. We especially liked how the bumper bar opened on one side and swiveled out of the way, so you don’t have to take it completely to get kiddo in and out. The steering is a dream, and while it took me a minute to really ‘get’ the folding/unfolding … once I did it was very easy and seamless.

My FAVORITE feature?

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SO. MUCH. ROOM. for storage under the seat, so I could tote all of our stuff, and it still be really easy to get to. Hands down, my favorite feature on the Sola.

A couple of things to note – this is NOT a compact or umbrella stroller. This guy is a pretty good size … which is okay because of how it accommodates up to 50lbs and is so sturdy. And although I didn’t have any trouble getting through doorways or even through crowds at the fair, you’ll need some room in your car for this baby to fit. Also, while the harness is SUPER easy to unlatch {with one hand I might add}, getting it latched is a little cumbersome – it does have really great padding around the straps though.

The Froggy’s favorite feature?

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How comfy it is. Guys? The Froggy has NEVER fallen asleep in a stroller – EVER. But he totally did in the Sola. In fact, he slept for over a hour as we walked around the fair that day. I attribute this to a) the super comfy and supportive seats and b) the very large sun canopy. Babies have it so good – if someone would push me around the fair in the equivalent to a recliner on wheels, I might never get out of it. I really love the stroller we’ve previously been using for the Froggy, but I do feel like it’s lacking in the comfort area.

So – are you excited yet? How about if you could WIN one of these bad boys? {I know, I know – hold your applause} Take a look at the Rafflecopter widget below for entry rules.

Disclosure – I received a totally awesome Mama & Papas Sola stroller for free to test and review. I received no other compensation for this post. All opinions posted are my own. They’re mine, you can’t have them.


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Comments

  1. I love reading your blog! I would love to win this stroller! We are expecting twins early April & have budgeted for a double stroller but would love to have an awesome single stroller as well! I would also love the Magic Globe Rocker, that looks awesome!!

  2. Heather Terrell says:

    The pixi highchair is pretty awesome looking – I would really consider their products if we had a second baby.

  3. krsbenecke says:

    I love the bassinet that can be used with the Sola!

  4. Amy Schwarz says:

    That Magic Astro Bouncer is awesome!! I wish they had it when my toddler was little!!!

  5. smessmer02 says:

    I like the comfort baby carrier

  6. I like the snug seat.  It looks so futuristic and modern!
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

  7. I am totally digging that Juice highchair!  jmischna at gmail dot com

  8. amiebowling says:

    I’m totally digging the MAGIC Stargaze Playmat & Gym!

  9. I love the juice high chair. Perfect for our kitchen.

  10. CarrieBoldt says:

    I like the rocking cow

  11. Stefibeth says:

    The Stargaze Playmat is really fun!

  12. Butiwantcake says:

    Sweet! It looks nice!

  13. i LIKE IT NOT THAT i NEED ANOTHER STROLLER BUT i WOULD LOVE IT

  14. CorinneReese says:

    I love the sport stroller too!!

  15. MeganStilley says:

    I love the look of their Flex Baby Sling.

  16. ashley0908 says:

    The Juice high chair looks awesome! I also love the review on this stroller :)

  17. SuzanneOesch says:

    This stroller looks amazing!

  18. TheMommaDiaries says:

    I love the stargaze playmat & gym!!!

  19. greenglasshero says:

    I dig all the stroller accessories, esp. the parasol.

  20. Jaime Farley says:

    Kinda lovin the Mylo too…ahhhh, I need another baby!! lol

  21. kayeweaver says:

    This.  Looks.  Awesome.  :D  I love that you can turn the seat and that it can lie flat!  :)  Love the shade too!

  22. I love the rocking animal and all their strollers… So much fun!

  23. SonyaMorris says:

    I am totally digging this cow!
    http://us.mamasandpapas.com/en-US/product/239/cow

  24. curtsgrl07 says:

    I love the Light & Sound Playmat & Gym – Lotty.  It’s so cute and looks super soft!

  25. growingupgeeky says:

    LOVE the rocking snail!

  26. i like the Morph Baby Carrier S/M

  27. AMcFallMinute says:

    I love the MAGIC Stargaze Playmat & Gymn
    We may NEED that for baby number 2!

  28. imhistory says:

    The Loop high hair looks really impressive.

  29. imhistory says:

    The Loop high chair looks really impressive.

  30. MichelleSlade says:

    I’ve always loved the George giraffe rocking animal!

  31. lesleycaesar says:

    I love the loop high chair.  If/when we have #3 I am totally, 100% upgrading our well-love graco high chair.  It’s been good to us, but if I trip over one more %(&^$^!* high chair leg that sticks out 3 feet I’m going to lose it!

  32. I LOVE the rocking toys, but especially the hedgehog!  So cute!

  33. I love the juice high chair and how it converts to a chair too! But I would have to say the Jamboree bedding is super cute!

  34. I love the elephant rocker!

  35. gigiburbidge says:

    Love the stargaze playmat!

  36. MollyAnnBussler says:

    Digging the Baby Snug in Apple! :D

  37. nshmigelsky says:

    I love the Stargaze playmat and gym!

  38. lana bilyy says:

    I like the baby snug chair

  39. lana bilyy says:

    I like the baby snug chair

  40. I’m in the market for a new bouncer for baby #3 and loving the MAGIC Astro bouncer!

  41. I’m a sling lover, the Flex Baby Sling looks cool!

  42. KalaWinter says:

    I think the juice high chair looks pretty cool

  43. laurenlefty says:

    I love the look of the Capella Bouncer in Stars. It looks so cozy! I wouldnt mind one in an adult size too :)

  44. SuziStuberYoung says:

    I love the Stargaze playmat and gym! Expecting a baby in November and this stroller looks perfect!

  45. Squeee!  I love researching strollers too!   I love the Footmuffs and the spiral activity toys.

  46. jamiewincey says:

    I like the rocking horse in toys. Love all the strollers!

  47. JoySikhounmeuang says:

    I love the high chair! Definitely want a new one for my 8 month old!

  48. Love the high chairs…so sleek looking! (aka easy to clean…..lol)

  49. roosterroo says:

    Love all the high chairs! I am a stroller whore too…

  50. CDingGirl says:

    I love the playmat and gym. We had a Barnacle boat from them and LOVED it!

  51. Their rocking toys are SO cute!

  52. JennyMcClamroch says:

    The Sport Stroller!

  53. labooshki says:

    I love the juice highchair!!

  54. tryvermontfirst says:

    The juice highchair looks pretty great and long lasting.

  55. planetkendar says:

    The Stargaze Playmat looks fun! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  56. MelissaAlvarado says:

    The Mylo stroller is gorgeous!

  57. I love the Baby Snug.

  58. DanielleConklin says:

    I’m loving the light weight Cruise stroller too :)

  59. WendyHermawan says:

    I want this!!

  60. i love this stroller!!!!!!!

  61. The baby snug looks cool!

  62. I love the Loop Highchair.

  63. Carolinadaisy says:

    I like the Mylo stroller!

  64. brookelynmu says:

    I love the Mylo stroller

  65. Stroller looks awesome! I’d love to win :)

  66. KarlaJarkeConiglio says:

    I’d love the Magic Globe Rocker.  Heck, I want one in my size, ha!

  67. aubreylaine says:

    I like the Comfort Baby Carrier.
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  68. Love the Baby Snug seat!

  69. cassiesartin says:

    Can i just say that I LOVE the look of all of their stuff, but I would love to have that messenger diaper bag, too.

  70. I like the “baby snug” product.  Looks like a safer option compared to the bumbo seat.

  71. Trisha W. says:

    The Baby Snug looks like a good product.

  72. delightcreative says:

    the mylo stroller

  73. The Elephant Rocker!

  74. kimberlyowens6 says:

    juice highchair in raspberry

  75. seasidesmitten says:

    Great giveaway! I went to their site and would also like to try their Baby Snug in Teal! Thanks for the opportunity for the stroller. I’m expecting and this would be wonderful to win.
    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

  76. Lena Naef says:

    I like the Juice Highchair in Raspberry.

  77. AdinaBlassberger says:

    baby snug

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