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 boston!

Santa Brunch

What: Pose for photos with the big guy, sing along to carols, and feast on festive food.
Why: Help yourself to a bellini or mojito (because you’ve been very, very good this year).
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: The Beehive, 541 Tremont St. Reservations (required) to 617-423-0069.


What: Marvel at the blinged-out Stone Zoo and visit old Saint Nick’s castle.
Why: Hang with the reindeer before they head to the North Pole.
When: Thru Jan. 1. Daily, 5-9 p.m. (Closed Christmas Day.)
Where: 149 Pond St., Stoneham (781-438-5100). Tickets online at zoonewengland.org. Adults and children, $5-$6.

Sky Zone Everett
What: Fit in a few rounds of 3-D dodgeball or play in the foam pit at the indoor trampoline park’s newest outpost.
Why: A surefire remedy for winter blahs.
When: Tues.-Thurs., 3-8 p.m.; Fri., noon-11 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., noon-8 p.m.
Where: 69 Norman St., ste. 1b, Everett (617-387-1000). Cost is $8-$18.

Photo: Courtesy of Bloom 

Sky Zone
69 Norman St
ste 1b
Everett, MA 02149
541 Tremont St
@ Hanson St
Boston, MA 02116
149 Pond St
Stoneham, MA 02180