“Skis for your stroller – so winter snow doesn’t turn you into a hermit”
Once you have kids, it often feels like you turn into a hermit once winter shows up and there’s snow on the ground. I mean sure, you can take the kids sledding on occasion and do indoor activities, but hikes, long walks with the stroller, playground visits, are pretty much out of the question. I used to run all the time in the winter, but have you tried pushing a stroller through the snow? It’s impossible.
So when I came across Wheel Blades – stroller skis, I felt like cheering. They snap onto the 3 or 4 wheels on a stroller and lock into place, turning your stroller into skis. All of a sudden, the snowy world is open to you and your bundled up little one.
- Want to go cross-country skiing but can’t find a babysitter? Snap on the Wheel Blades stroller skis and go!
- Want to take a long walk but the ground is covered in snow? Snap on the Wheel Blades stroller skis and go!
It’s not just for strollers. I think Wheel Blades was originally meant for a wheelchair, but it also works great for strollers.
I tested Wheel Blades stroller skis on 2 different types of strollers: the Phil & Ted double jogging stroller and the Thule Chariot double stroller. You might be thinking, 2 strollers isn’t a guarantee that it will work on any others. But my test proved that with a little adjustment, the Wheel Blades stroller skis will fit on just about any wheel.
Wheel Blades stroller skis come with a mini wrench to adjust the snapping mechanism so the blades can fit on a small plastic wheel, and on a fully inflated stroller tire. It takes a little bit of work to adjust it from one type of stroller to another, so I’d suggest only using it on one type of stroller. But it’s great to know it works with any type of stroller you have.
The stroller skis lock into place really easily, and I tested it out by trying to yank it off and accidentally banging it on the ground. Whoops… thankfully my baby girl was not inside at the time.
On the snow:
Now, because I’m so clumsy, I’m not much of one for downhill skiing or snowboarding. My first time snowboarding I broke my wrist and spent 6-8 weeks trying to type and drive with a cast on my arm. So cross-country skiing is actually great for me. While I can still trip over cross-country skis, it’s a great winter exercise and I can still say I’m ‘skiing’ – no-one needs to know I’m not going down any runs.
“Great addition for those outdoorsy families who can’t stand staying inside in the winter when you have little kids. Just pop on the Wheel Blades stroller skis, and you’re on your way to your next adventure!”Lana Medina
But for those who just want to get out walking because it keeps them sane (and lulls a snuggly wrapped baby to a much needed nap – much needed for mom and baby), this is your answer! The stroller skis snap on quickly and securely, and as long as your baby is wrapped up enough, you’ll both have a good time on snow-covered trails.
There really isn’t a downside, except for the fact that if you hit a patch of non-snow – the cement or frozen dirt depending where you are – it’s going to scrape the bottom of the stroller skis as you try to push it back onto the snow. But that’s rather obvious.
Great addition for those outdoorsy families who can’t stand staying inside in the winter when you have little kids. Just pop on the Wheel Blades stroller skis, and you’re on your way to your next adventure!