I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central for GB. I received a gift card to purchase a GB stroller to both facilitate my review as well as thank me for my participation.
We have been in the market for a new stroller for our newest daughter due to arrive in just six weeks. I have been researching stroller styles that will fit the needs of both a newborn and my toddler grandson if necessary. I have had my share of big, bulky strollers in the past and having to collapse and lift those beasts into the car while wrangling three little ones? No, thank you.
What we needed was something lightweight and compact – something like an umbrella stroller – that I could collapse and pick up easily but still had all the features of big stroller. I recently had the opportunity to review the GB Ellum Stroller in Raspberry and well, she is a dream! Check it out…
The GB Ellum is a stylish full size stroller. But get this – because it is lightweight and compact, it feels like a lightweight stroller. I can collapse and lift this sweet little gal into the car with one hand! It’s a win already, I am telling you. And the cute raspberry flowers? Swoon!
Let me share with you all the cool features about this stroller! When the box arrived, it was much smaller than I expected. I thought for sure I was going to have a zillion parts to assembly. I opened the box and was very surprised to see that other than the attaching the wheels, it was completely assembled! I was able to get it put together in under five minutes.
Since we are waiting on baby Quinn to arrive, Kinsley plopped one of her dolls in the seat and we took it for a spin. The stroller has 360 degree wheel base so it is easy to push and glides and turns very easily with only one hand.
One of my favorite features is the canopy. After raising six kids, one of my biggest complaint has been the small canopies. How many times have you pulled a canopy down and found it short coming, only to have to throw a light blanket over the top – and of course the blanket hangs down, catches a wheel and spins into a wadded, dirty mess on the ground? The canopy on the Ellum? Fantastic! The canopy has a see through area so I can check on baby easily. It also has a section that unzips and expands to allow more coverage over baby. Genius!
Oh the reclining seat! My last stroller reclined with a rod I had to pull up and it would always disconnect from the stroller and I would constantly have to take it apart and reassemble. The GB Ellum seat reclines via a toggle. I just reach under and adjust the toggle to obtain the seat height I want. So easy and reliable!
The seat also features the coolest padded back for comfort. It has a three point harness and padded straps. Underneath is spacious storage for the diaper bag with a detachable cup holder on the side.
Another feature I love and didn’t have with the bulky strollers – an adjustable foot rest! It can go down and straight out so it’s great for any size kiddo. It also goes upward when approved car seats are attached. Yes, you can attach certain car seats to create a full travel system. The GB Ellum converts to a travel system with following infant seats: the Graco Snugride Click Connect 30, 35 or 40 and the Chicco Keyfit and Chicco Keyfit 30.
But the best part? Collapsing this stroller is as easy as 1-2-3! It folds down easily and quickly without needing two hands…and it stands by itself so it doesn’t fall over when collapsed. It took me a couple tries to figure it out but once I did, easy peasy. I just kicked up the lock on the axle, reach down and pull up on a strap in the seat and it collapses like magic.
After it is folded, I can easily lift it with one hand and fit into the car. I have a big SUV with plenty of space but the Ellum folds so compact, you could fit it with no problems in any size car.
The GB Ellum is perfect for city strolls and shopping and it will hold kiddos up to 50 pounds!
I am pleased with this super cute lightweight stroller and can’t wait to take little Quinn for a spin. I love how the GB Ellum stroller just makes everything so easy for a busy mom (and grandma) like myself. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a compact lightweight yet full sized stroller.
The GB Ellum comes in two colors, raspberry and fusion and is available at Babies R Us for $219.99. Right now, it is on sale for $189.99!!