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 miami!

How Sweet It Is … a Taste of the Holidays

What: Sample desserts made by local bakeries and restaurants at the Neighbors 4 Neighbors benefit.
Why: Little elves stay busy with cookie decorating and face painting.
When: Thurs., 6-9 p.m.
Where: The Shops at Sunset Place, 5701 Sunset Dr. Tickets online at npo.networkforgood.org. Adults and children, $20; under 7, free.

Deering Holiday Wonderland

What: Historic houses at the Deering Estate at Cutler get decked out in yards of ribbon and ornaments by area garden clubs.
Why: Crafts, stories, and quality time with the man in red.
When: Thru Dec. 31. Houses, daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed Christmas Day.) Santa, Sat., 10 a.m.-noon (also Dec. 17).
Where: 16701 SW 72nd Ave. (305-235-1668). Adults and children 15 and up, $12; children 4-14, $7; under 4, free.

Yo Gabba Gabba Live It’s Time to Dance
What: DJ Lance Rock, Muno, and Toodee get everyone on their feet.
Why: Your bambino is begging for a ticket.
When: Sat., 2 & 5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.
Where: Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale (954-522-5334). Tickets online at browardcenter.org. Adults and children, $25-$65; lap seats for babies, $10.

Photo: Courtesy of Bloom

5701 Sunset Dr
@ Red Rd
South Miami, FL 33146
Deering Estate at Cutler
16701 SW 72nd Ave
Miami, FL 33157
201 SW 5th Ave
@ Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312