Those of you who researched strollers rather than shopped for them know that they offer various amenities to parents. Amenities above and beyond the wheeling-baby-around part. Some are off roaders. Some have sequins and rhinestones, others mp3 players. Most of them have cup holders, except for some of the really expensive strollers, coughBugaboocough, which are apparently too good for cup holders.
When we bought the Maclaren, there was this organizer thing velcroed to the back. When I asked if this came with the stroller, I got an “oh no, that’s separate. And $30.” response.
Sorry,I draw the line at spending $30 on a velcroed on stroller organizer.
As it turns out, I had this tote bag from wrybaby.com that fit perfectly between the stroller handles.It’s actually their gift wrap, (originally encasing a set of “Attack of the 50 Foot Baby” blocks) how awesome is that? It even gives equal props to dads as well as moms.
I took some grograin ribbon that I had lying around, got a couple of split key rings just big enough to go over the stroller handles easily, and sewed those puppies to on the inner of each side. The resulting bag is extremely lightweight (important for such a light stroller), has plenty of room, can coordinate with the stroller pusher (mom or dad), and is machine washable (just slide off the split key rings).
Oh, and did I mention it looks awesome?