Face-to-Face Time to Connect with Baby in the New Alano FlipIt

I love working here at Graco for many reasons..but being able to try new products definitely tops the list on why I love it here. Recently, I received the Alano FlipIt for my little daughter, Pinkie Pie.

The Alano FlipIt stroller is one our newest strollers to hit the market–and one of my favorite innovative features about this product is the reversible (and adjustable!) handle. When Pudding Pop was Pinkie Pie’s age, I used a traditional stroller (baby faces out). Now with Pinkie Pie, I had the chance to use a stroller which gives you the option to face your baby while strolling around.

The reversible handle feature is useful in so many ways. First, there’s the practicality of it – it’s easy to flip the handle so you can quickly calm a fussy baby (no need to remove or flip the seat), or you can see if her pacifier falls out (or in my case, see if your baby has spit up in order to quickly clean her up – no one saw that, right?!).

But beyond that, I really love using the stroller to walk with Pinkie Pie facing me (which is what I have been doing) since I love to see her adorable little smiling face. Plus, I really feel like it gives me more time to connect with her while we’re out and about. I can point out colors and words, try to make her giggle and share what I’m doing with her while we walk. I love bonding with Pinkie Pie and now I have another way to do that.

The reversible handle is not the only great feature on this stroller–there are still the all-important features like a large basket, parent cup holder (this is really cool since it pivots to remain upright when you flip the handle so you can always have your drink close at hand), and it has a one hand, self-standing fold to help with an easy in & out of the car trunk.

Once PP saw Pinkie Pie in this stroller, she wanted to get in too. PP is now almost 4 years old but I think she sometimes wants to be mommy’s little baby too. So, PP hopped in the stroller too for a test drive. She loved being able to see me & chat with me while we took a post lunch stroll around the neighborhood (and made me go around the block several times since she enjoyed it so much!)

I’m so glad I had the chance to try out this stroller and I’ll continue to use it to keep connecting with my girls while we’re out shopping or strolling around the neighborhood. I love being able to have extra face-to-face time with them and this another way to keep doing that!

How do you connect with your baby?

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10 Responses to “Face-to-Face Time to Connect with Baby in the New Alano FlipIt”

  1. Erin Gilbert February 2, 2010 at 7:31 pm #

    Wow, that’s awesome!

  2. Breanne Clemmensen February 2, 2010 at 7:46 pm #

    I love this, to bad it wasn’t out when my little one was born a year ago. This is made like the older strollers you use to make with the newer convenience of one fold and cup holder. Now if they just had a double stroller like this for mom of twins or two little ones. Thank you Graco for bringing back and improving another stroller.

  3. Kate February 3, 2010 at 9:26 am #

    Thanks for your gear advice yesterday – this is actually a TS I considered getting (same fashion, too!) Based on your recommendation here, maybe that’s the way to go :)

  4. Jeannette February 3, 2010 at 3:30 pm #

    I want this.. DD is now 4 1/2 months old and able to sit in her stroller like a big girl. I hate not seeing her face though

  5. GaMaShElLEy February 4, 2010 at 7:27 am #


  6. amber February 8, 2010 at 10:42 am #

    Huh. That is a fantastic idea. My ten-month-old has graduated to a “regular” stroller, and I hate not being able to see her anymore. I think I’ll check that out next time I’m at Babies R Us.

  7. Double Buggy February 17, 2010 at 1:50 pm #

    That’s a great idea! We’ve been asked a number of times recently if there’s such a thing as a rear facing twin buggy, but there’s very little on the market. If you were able to incorporate this kind of thing on a double, I think you’d on to a winner.

  8. Rosa Barrile June 15, 2010 at 4:50 pm #

    Another great post, i’ve been keeping up with the blog for some time now and I look forward to more! Keep posting! Xxx

  9. Double Buggy June 25, 2010 at 5:29 pm #

    Great feature, going to add it onto my review blog, feel free to leave any comments on my blog, thanks


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