Looking for a luxury stroller without the luxury cost? You need to find out more about the Mockingbird stroller! I hae an in-depth Mockingbird Stroller review for you today, so you can decide if it’s the right stroller for you. If you’re debating between this stroller and an UPPAbaby stroller, this is the post to help you decide!
When there are babies around, there is lots of equipment. No matter if you’re pregnant, adopting, doing foster care, babysitting, or even a grandparent, there are some pieces of equipment that are really helpful. But as you begin looking, there are SO many options and it can be overwhelming making a choice on what’s necessary and what isn’t.
However, one of the top items almost everyone needs is a stroller. So the best thing to do is start researching. Make a list of what your top must-have features are and then start looking for stroller options that match.
We’ve shared a variety of stroller reviews on the blog because we know that when you’re choosing a stroller, it’s important to get the right one! Today, we’re bringing you a new one with this Mockingbird Stroller review.
Mockingbird Stroller Review
The Mockingbird Stroller is a single-seat, multi-function, modular stroller that’s designed for maximum versatility. And we’re excited to share all that we learned about it when we tested one out.
From The Box
I loved the way the Mockingbird Stroller was packaged in the box. Upon opening, right on top was a large envelope with the instructions. So, no digging around looking for them. And, I was thrilled to find that the stroller came packaged in a bag and then the box.
Our box was slightly damaged in one area and the bag also got a tear. Thankfully, the stroller inside was in perfect condition thanks to the precautions taken in packaging!
Assembly of the Mockingbird Stroller
The assembly of our Mockingbird Stroller was really easy. I always get nervous about putting things together but it took my 12-year-old and me less than 10 minutes from unboxing till we were done. It ws so easy!
We did follow along in the directions, but it basically consisted of unfolding the stroller, attaching the front and back wheels and canopy, and clipping on the bumper bar. So easy and quick!
See the Mockingbird Stroller In Action
We’ve got a comprehensive video review if you want to see everything in action. Make sure you watch all the way till the end where our 7-year-old folds the stroller! The Mockingbird Stroller features an easy, one hand fold (although Sam did use his second hand to help keep steady.)
Mockingbird Stroller Features – Point By Point
We’re going to touch on the features, point by point, as we all know how important these aspects are to strollers. Great features can truly make or break whether you’re going to love your new stroller or not. But rest assured that the Mockingbird Stroller does come with some great ones!
I love how lightweight the seat and frame of this stroller is. It’s also quite comfortable and accommodating for different ages, stages, and preferences of the child.
This seat’s one-hand functions include multi-position recline and child bar release. The connected harness makes it easy to get your little one in and out, while durable nylon is a breeze for cleanup. The multiple seat recline options are available in both seat directions. So whether you have your child facing you or facing out, the seat can easily accommodate the desired recline.
Plus, this stroller can easily switch between forward-facing and parent-facing modes, and interchange with a car seat or carriage. (Bonus: They offer an adapter that makes the Mockingbird stroller compatible with most commonly used car seats.)
Mockingbird Stroller Footrest
While we were going for our walk, we noticed just how important the adjustable footrest is. baby Levi spit out his nuk pacifier, but instead of it falling to the ground, the footrest caught it. So I’m a big fan of the adjustable footrest.
The harness features a single push-button release which operates with a firm, but gentle press of the thumb. To buckle, each clasp needs to be pushed into the center buckle clasp.
The Mockingbird Stroller is designed with a dual purpose peekaboo window. It’s a mesh lining so it allows for additional airflow but it also for easy access to checking on baby. And I love that they designed it with a magnetic closure so it’s almost sound-less. (No loud velcro to wake baby when peeking in to check on them!)
Vent Pannel & Canopy
The UPF 50+ all-weather canopy is full coverage and extends to about where the bumper bar is. It’s easy to operate and opens and closes with little effort. And the high contrast black-and-white patterns on the canopy interior are designed to promote early childhood visual development (plus they’re cute, too!)
On the back end of the seat canopy, there’s a zippered vent panel. Just unzip and open to allow for fresh air to flow through.
I also love the fact that the Mockingbird Stroller comes with an additional sun protection attachment. Featuring magnets sewn at the top, loops to hook on the sides, and an elastic bottom, it easily fits over the stroller and helps protect from the elements and pests. It’s also a great privacy shade. But the best feature it that if you look up close, you can see inside really well, which makes checking on baby really easy! (***Works in both forward and rear-facing modes.)
If you’ve pushed a stroller before, you probably already know how important the correct handle height is. But the problem with stationary handles is that they are only ‘good’ for one specific height. So with my Mockingbird Stroller Review, I’m happy to report that there are 5 height options with this great stroller!
This Mockingbird Stroller Review wouldn’t be complete without mentioning tires. These go-anywhere tires offer a smooth ride similar to air filled tires, but without the possibility of a flat. And since the front tires can be locked for pushing on rough terrain, you’ll be able to go almost anywhere.
Easy to use, this one-step foot brake even passes the sandals test.
I also wanted to note that Mockingbird has tested their brake mechanisms on both flat and inclined surfaces. They have also assessed the strength and stability of their wheels, even spinning them against sandpaper for miles on end to guarantee they’ll stand the test of time.
Probably not the MOST important thing when looking for a stroller but important none-the-less. Because nobody wants to push around a stroller they loathe the colors of. At this time, the stroller can come in a variety of options. While the main part stays black, the sunshade, windowpane, and leather have options. I love how all the color and style options are sleek, sophisticated, and beautiful. You truly can’t go wrong with the Mockingbird Stroller.
While I don’t have any personal experience with these, the Mockingbird Stroller can be fitted with a variety of accessories to make your adventures even easier. Their accessory line includes:
- Carseat Adapter ($30)
- Rain Cover ($20)
- Bassinet Carriage ($100)
- Footmuff ($50)
- Handmuff ($30)
- Infant Seat Insert ($30)
- Seat Liner ($20)
- Parent Organizer ($20)
- Mosquito Net ($10)