The Smart Car of Strollers

The Bloom Zen Stroller

the bloom zen stroller!

No matter how insignificant a decision seems to the unencumbered (Diaper Dekor or Diaper Genie?), every choice feels big to a pregnant woman.

An exception to the rule: the new Zen stroller from Bloom, or what we call the Smart Car of strollers.

When open, it functions as a high-end, all-terrain stroller should — puncture-proof wheels, front and rear shock absorbers, and a solar lighting system that activates for after-dark strolls.

But the real beauty of the stroller is that — with the seat still in place — it folds flat to a slender 9.8 inches. Pop it in the trunk and have room for groceries; slip it in the closet and have room for boots.

Though the stroller is designed for ages 6 months and up, it comes with two options for even tinier babes — either a car seat adapter or the Yoga, a travel bed/bassinet/bouncer that also works as a newborn cradle.

Have fun deciding.

Available exclusively for preorder to DailyCandy Kids readers online at bloombaby.com; Zen stroller, $799; Yoga nest, $250; car seat adapter, $45.

this week in atlanta!

Gingerbread House Decorating Class

What: Cover a sugary home with candy alongside pastry chef Kathleen Miliotis (ages 3 and up).
Why: Squeeze in some shopping while your elf is busy at work.
When: Sat., 9-11 a.m.
Where: Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, 3500 Peachtree Rd. NE. Reservations (required) to 404-844-4810 or amy@davios.com. Adults, free; children, $20.

Twas the Night Before Christmas
What: Piccadilly Puppets presents this classic tale told from the perspective of the mouse.
Why: The 45-minute show is perfect for your stirring creatures.
When: Wed., 10:30 a.m.
Where: Peachtree Branch Library, 1315 Peachtree St. (404-885-7830).

Christmas at Callanwolde

What: Get in the holiday spirit with a spin through the decked-out mansion.
Why: Take a breather for crafts this Sat.
When: Thru Dec. 18. Mansion, Mon.-Thurs. & Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Crafts, Sat., 1-2 p.m. (also Dec. 17).
Where: Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Rd. NE., Druid Hills (404-872-5338). Tickets online at christmas.ticketleap.com. Adults and teens, $20; children, $12; under 4, free.

Photo: Courtesy of Bloom

3500 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
Peachtree Branch Library
1315 Peachtree St
Atlanta, GA 30309
980 Briarcliff Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30306