Top Strollers 2011 ABC Kids Expo. There were dozens of strollers on display at the 2011 ABC Kids Expo - some specialized, like umbrella strollers or jogging strollers, some for general use with impressive new engineering and features. Daddy Clay took a look at a lot of the strollers on display at the show, but picked only three to feature here. The Britax B-Agile comes from a brand known for safety and quality engineering -- a feature rich stroller. The self-folding Oragami from 4Moms has got the gadget wow factor. The Orbit Helix takes the art of the double stroller to a new level. All three are high-tech and beautifully engineered strollers that any dad would be proud to roll with. Ep 817 is hosted by Clay Nichols and brought to you by BabyBjorn
Daddy Clay: Eons ago, our cavemen ancestors invented the wheel. Being here at the 2011 Kids Expo makes me wonder did it go on a stroller? [music] There are literally dozens of exhibitors here offering one kind or another of stroller. Dozens of models, hundreds of models! Here are three that really caught my eye. Britax has got a fantastic reputation for safety when it comes to car seats and now expand their brand to include strollers. That's what really attracts me about this stroller. Tell me about it, Kate.Kate: Sure, absolutely. This stroller actually came out in July. It's called the Britax B‑Agile Stroller. You can see that we actually have the Be Safe Infant Car Seat in the stroller. Works as a travel system as you see here. Has our Click‑and‑Go System, which is so easy to use. It's just a little clicking system right there.Daddy Clay: How about the folding mechanism on this bad boy?Kate: That's the wow factor. So, down here on the bottom we have a release button. That's actually a great safety feature because some other strollers on the market you have to remember to fold a flap under the stroller to keep the stroller out in a locking position. That automatically pops out every time you open the stroller, so you never have to worry about your child being folded up in the stroller accidentally. There is a handle right in the stroller, and it easily collapses.Daddy Clay: One of the things I really love about this thing in this age of worry about pinching fingers, safety concerns around strollers, these hinges are completely enclosed and really safe.Kate: The stroller actually can hold an infant, so you don't have to wait six months. You don't have to use the infant seat the whole time. It folds down. I'll hold you back here, very easily. And you can see that there is some ventilation.Daddy Clay: The harnesses aren't going to work both for a tiny kid and for a big kid, right? How is that going to work?Kate: We actually included our patented adjustment system, just like we had on our B‑Ready last year. I'm going to just bring this back up. You can see how that does it. In the back just like the B‑Ready, there's a mechanism back here that actually, when you squeeze both sides, you can see that moving up and down. I'll turn it around.Daddy Clay: Basically what that's going to do is that's moving this harness right here that goes over the child, so you can move it up as the child grows and adjust. Wow, fantastic piece. Thanks so much, Kate, from Britax. [music]Daddy Clay: The Origami from 4moms gives dads yet another reason to welcome the arrival of our robot overlords. [music]Daddy Clay: So we're talking strollers, of course we've got to pay a visit to Orbit. Tell me about this new stroller, Brian.Brian: This is the new Helix, our long‑awaited double. Our big thing was we wanted to maintain having two kids, full‑sized seats, lots of configurations. We're all about modularity. Car seat in the front, car seat in the back. Anything you want to do, you can go with this one.Daddy Clay: Wow. One of the things that I really love about it the most is that you can configure it such that the kids can see each other and interact.Brian: Absolutely. There you go. Kids are forward‑facing. Let them interact for a little while. Once they're done interacting and now they're starting to fight, let's turn [laughs] them away from each other.Daddy Clay: When you have it in this side saddle position, that's cool, too, right? Because a kid can almost self‑load themselves. Is that OK?Brian: It's really simple. Unclip the safety bar. Let them climb in and out.Daddy Clay: It's like a primer for Disney. This is how you get on a ride, kids.Brian: One of the things, too, is we have a height‑adjustable handle bar here, allows it to go up and down and also extends out. When you're in the double mode, nice long handle bar, lots of room. Extends back in. The best part is, when you've only got one child for the day, just grab this. Remove the back and you're back to a single stroller.Daddy Clay: Man, so if you're looking for a really amazing stroller to go on the back of your Porsche Cayenne. That's just what I imagine this. I mean this is the kind of design, if you need a stroller to go on the back of your Cayenne, this is the one for you, the Orbit Helix System. I'm in awe. Thanks for our sponsors, BabyBjörn. If you get tired of trying to decide what kind of stroller, just wear your baby. If you've got thoughts about what stroller models are the best, please drop a comment on this video or join the conversation at Dadlabs.com. That's all for us here at the ABC Kids Expo, Louisville, Kentucky.