Have you ever had a day like this? My family and I were briskly walking the streets of midtown Manhattan when, out of nowhere, the rain came pelting down. The forecast had called for “a chance of showers,” but this was a full-blown soaker. Not only did I forego raincoats for my daughters in favor of sweet cardigans to go along with their summer finery (OK, so they were simple sundresses, but you can feel my pain), but we only had one umbrella between the four of us. While my 7-year-old and I ducked under the umbrella, my husband braved the rain with my 3-year-old strolling along. The only one who didn’t appear to be miserable was the little one, as she closed out the rest of the world by pulling her stroller’s raincover over her head. As we hurried along to our destination, I couldn’t help but think how much nicer it would be to ride under a cover that had a little more pizzaz to it. After all, a child is gazing up at the top of raincover…shouldn’t all that alone time give her a chance to set her sights on something colorful, the stuff that dreams of cotton candy and lollipops are made of? It’s why I so love the new Dylan’s Candy Bar Buggy from Maclaren. Not only does this stroller offer a smooth, comfortable ride, but now your little one can nestle right along with some sweet treats. Outfitted in a mouth-watering, candy-colored motif, this buggy boasts a rainbow-hued striped hood, coordinating seat cover and, best of all, a raincover that is a feast for the eyes as it is for the tummy. It’s one stroller that is as playful as it is practical. (And it’s not the first time we’ve seen something in the kids’ arena with the Dylan’s Candy Bar stamp on it; the limited edition buggy joins a craft/toy line from ALEX Toys that is equally enticing.) After all, isn’t it nice to feel like a kid in a candy store, especially on a drab, rainy day?
In a Nutshell: How sweet it is! A candy-colored stroller is a child’s delight–and it satisfies this mom’s craving for comfort and creativity.