Our favorite wheels got an overhaul! Check out the improvements to the Britax B-Ready!

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We’ve been pushing our B-Ready for almost 2 years now, and it was definitely love at first press release for me. Today I got another press release, with the changes and improvements made to my favorite stroller. Introducing the 2012 B-READY.

The 2012 B-READY’s new design offers many updated features, including four recline positions on the top seat, with a new, more upright seated position and a deeper storage basket. It also includes new, all-terrain, bump-absorbing, foam-filled rubber tires that ride like traditional pneumatic tires, yet never “go flat.” The B-READY accommodates baby from birth up to 55 pounds.

Britax B-READY

Want the new B-Ready? It will be available in independent and mass retailers in April. You’ll have five fashions to choose from: Navy, Black, Red, Silver and Twilight, the 2012 BRITAX B-READY (MSRP: $499.99)

What I said in 2011 about the B-Ready:

When I first heard through the grapevine about the Britax B-Ready, I knew I wanted to check it out first hand.  I was in the market for a double since I was expecting, and since the B-Ready is a single AND a double stroller, it was certainly fitting the bill!   I also fully admit that I wanted to try it because I’m a stroller junkie. Ask my husband, he’ll tell you. But once you hear about it, you’ll understand my love affair with the B-Ready.

The BRITAX B-READY is a full-size, modular stroller capable of growing with your family. The B-READY can accommodate multiple combinations of infant car seats, a bassinet, or dual toddler seats to create an in-line double stroller.

Britax-BReady

After coveting it for MONTHS, I finally got my hands on a B-Ready when I arrived in Las Vegas for the ABC Kids Expo. I think I pushed it around for less than an hour and I knew it was love.  The B-Ready was a dream to push (usually one handed) and maneuver through the trade show.  Crowded monorail? Not a problem. Las Vegas Casinos? The Strip? Piece of cake.  Now my B-Ready strolls the neighborhoods of Seattle with ease.

Since I picked up my B-Ready from Britax, I didn’t’ get a chance to read the manual and had a crash course in how to install (and remove) the Chaperone infant carrier (adaptors make this so easy), how to engage the brake (step on the brake and it turns red, step again and it turns green so you know you’re ready to go.) and of course – what’s always a deal breaker in my book  – the fold. Oooh let me tell you this stroller folds like a dream. It’s super simple with an Automatic Chassis lock, so it stays folded.

Did I mention the unbelievable storage? Britax is smart too, you can access the shopping basket from all four sides. That’s just genius (and good for me since I kept burying the diaper bag) There’s also a cup holder – something that has been lacking in a lot of the strollers I’ve driven.

I love all the configurations, http://www.britaxusa.com/strollers/b-ready-configurations even though I haven’t tried them yet, but I’m going to say, after seeing them all set in person, this is the perfect stroller for most mamas and papas. You can even use it with two carseats. Or two bassinets. Or a carseat and a bassinet. Or a regular seat and a carseat… You get the picture. FLEXIBLE.

More information on the B-Ready straight from the Britax Website:

Features:

-Modular stroller with 14 possible configurations accommodates multiple seat, bassinet, and infant car seat configurations

-CLICK & GO integrated infant car seat adapter works with BRITAX infant car seats and bassinet. Also compatible with other major carrier brands when used with BRITAX infant car seat adapter kit


-Reversible top seat with 3 recline positions
-Large under seat storage accessible from all sides
-Large canopy with sun-visor and ventilation window
-Simple fold with automatic chassis lock
-Adjustable handle height with comfort grip
-No re-thread, adjustable, 5-point harness and head pad
-One-step, linked parking brake with indicator
-Comfort ride 4-point suspension
-Removable storage bag with insulated drink holders
-Included accessories: adult cup-holder, rain cover, CLICK & GO BRITAX CHAPERONE infant car seat adapters

For use with children from birth when using infant car seat, bassinet, or second seat (sold separately). For use with children at least 6 months old, up to 55 lbs when using top seat only.

This luxury stroller is retailed at $499, the second seat option will set you back another $149 – But then it will be the only stroller you will need, which makes it a deal. The flexibility of this stroller makes it the ideal addition to your baby shower registry, or holiday wish list.

We had the chance to try out the 2nd seat, and with my sturdy 3 year old it’s pretty clear that he’d be happier up front with the lower infant seat adaptor.  That being said, the 2nd seat is so easy to install and take this amazing set of wheels to a fully functional double stoller.

I’m in love with the B-Ready, and I can’t wait to maximize it to it’s full potential.

Disclosure: Britax provided me a stroller for the purpose of this review. I was not compensated for this post and the opinions state here are my own.

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About Kerri Jablonski

Kerri Jablonski AKA The Maven lives in Seattle,WA with her 3 kids (2008, 2010, 2013), husband, cat and backyard chickens. Two of her children have special needs. Kerri enjoys cooking, travel, movies and spending time with her family.

Comments

  1. Love the new wheels! Maybe I need an upgrade, haha!
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  2. just a mama says:

    I have a two year old and five week old and as such needed a stroller that accommodates both children. The Britax b-ready is a cool stroller but I have to say I disappointed with the wheels, even after the new design. The back wheels are great but the front wheels are plastic instead of rubber. After spending several hundreds of dollars is it too much to expect good wheels?

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