Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending the Biggest Baby Shower Ever! event here in NYC (read more about it here). It was basically a baby fair with lots of baby brands like Bornfree, BabyLegs and others. It was a little overwhelming, but very exciting (and probably even more so for the approximately 800 mommies-to-be in attendance). After seeing the latest and greatest from over 20 baby companies, there was one that I couldn’t stop thinking about: Teutonia.
It’s a stroller brand that you don’t hear of very often, but really deserves more attention than it gets. Why? They’ll build you a totally customized stroller! Really. You pick everything from the wheels that work best for your lifestyle to the fabric you want to line the bassinet. Here’s how it works:
First, you choose your frame. There are four to choose from, two that have four wheels and two that have three wheels.
Then, you choose your wheels, There’s a set that’s ideal for urban settings (think: city sidewalks) and the other is designed to glide smoothly over all other terrain.
Next, you choose your seat. There’s a pram-style bassinet to choose from and two other options. You can also choose what color you want your seat to be.
Lastly, you can select all your stroller accessories, from a hand- and footmuff to a diaper bag and mosquito net.
What’s really amazing is that as you are building your stroller, the site updates dynamically so you can see what your stroller will look like. So cool.
Now you’d think creating your own stroller would obviously be prohibitively expensive, but it’s not. I tried a bunch of different frame/seat combinations and the highest msrp I came across was $750. That’s more than $200 cheaper than the Bugaboo Chameleon, which is somewhat customizable, and it’s competitively priced with the UppaBaby Vista, the best stroller on the market.
If I was in the market for a new stroller, Teutonia’s definitely got my attention.