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Your Umbrella Stroller's New Best Friend

magic stroller bag!

Baby’s too heavy for the Bjorn. And the bassinet/car seat/stroller system you had to have has gone the way of Craigslist.

So it seems wrong that while a lone umbrella stroller stands in the garage (finally!), we’re suggesting that you add a new item to your arsenal. But we are — the Magic Stroller Bag.

On first sight, the small and unimpressive package doesn’t seem worth its $72 price tag, but the aptly named lightweight product seriously transforms your toddler’s current mode of transport. Unzip the pouch (it folds into itself), unfold the bag (with roomy interior storage, an attached key ring, and an easy-to-access outside pocket), place the silver grommets over the handles of your umbrella stroller, and you’ll be sold.

No more balancing a tricky tote or digging through the underbasket to score a sippy. Plus, it comes with a detachable strap, so if you need to close the stroller for lunch or a spin around the playground, presto chango: Just sling the bag across your chest and go.


Available online at pintsizesocial.com.

this week in philadelphia!

SALUTE
Independence Day

What: Egg tosses, sack races, and other old-timey games, plus Revolutionary War re-enactments, and flag-raising ceremonies.
Why: Patriotic crafts for little Yankee Doodle dandies.
When: Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St. (215-409-6700). Adults, $12; children 4-12, $8; under 4, free.

DISCOVER
Valley Forge Secrets & Spies
What: Follow Gen. George Washington on a hunt for traitors on the historic grounds.
Why: Invisible ink makes cracking the case a breeze.
When: Thru Sept. 4. Sat., 2 p.m.
Where: Valley Forge National Historical Park, 1400 N. Outer Line Dr., King of Prussia (610-783-1077). Adults and children, $17.

CHOW
Marathon Grill’s Kids’ Happy Hour

What: Half off items from the kids’ menu (matzo ball soup, quesadillas) at all six spots.
Why: Bendy straws make slurping milk shakes even more fun.
When: Ongoing. Mon.-Fri., 5-6 p.m.
Where: Locations online.

Photo: Courtesy of Magic Stroller Bag

LOCATIONS
Valley Forge National Historical Park
1400 N Outer Line Dr
King of Prussia, PA 19406
525 Arch St
@ 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-409-6600
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