For parents looking for baby gear that fit your needs as new parents without sacrificing style and safety, then look no further. UPPAbaby is here with sleek, high quality, smart strollers, car seats, and baby products with all the innovations and features that new parents want. The husband and wife-run brand recently introduced the first-ever fire retardant free infant car seat, and new fashions for its products. With an easy-to-use design, UPPAbaby’s products will make your life a little easier–and even fun!
What’s more, UPPAbaby will be at the Chicago Baby Show on August 26 and 27, at Navy Pier.
The nation’s largest show for expectant and new families, the Chicago Baby Showis a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler. From top products to trusted parenting experts, the Chicago Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from the Chicagoland area, and beyond!
Tickets to the Chicago Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.
We spoke with a member of the UPPAbaby team, Stefanie Walsh, Marketing Manager, to learn more about the brand and what new parents can expect at the New York Baby Show.
For someone unfamiliar with UPPAbaby, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?
The UPPAbaby mission is to make the smartest strollers, car seats, and juvenile gear available: intuitively designed, stylish, and sleek with the features and functions new parents want—plus innovations they never knew were possible. UPPAbaby is committed to providing customer service that is as exceptional as the company’s products. UPPAbaby’s core offerings include three stroller lines and a car seat line:
- VISTA stroller
- CRUZ stroller
- G-series travel strollers–the G-LITE, G-LUXE, and G-LINK
- MESA infant car seat
Tell us about UPPAbaby. When did it start and how has it evolved since then?
Drawing upon three decades of experience in the juvenile, sports, and automotive industries, Lauren and Bob Monahan founded UPPAbaby in 2006. A husband and wife team with three young children, the Monahans wanted to create products that made life with babies and kids simpler, more fashionable, functional, and even more fun. Headquartered in Massachusetts, U.S., UPPAbaby products are available in more than fifty countries worldwide.
What are the most popular and newest products from UPPAbaby?
The new collection incorporates a first-to-market, fire retardant free infant car seat, bold color trends, luxe textiles, and a continued commitment to using the highest quality materials in the marketplace.
The MESA infant car seat remains top-rated in safety and ease of use. UPPAbaby continues to innovate with the first-to-market fire retardant-free MESA in Henry (Blue Marl). This car seat uses a naturally fire resistant wool blend. Additional MESA updates include a new fashion, Taylor (Indigo), softer luxe material, improved tailored fit, and increased padding for added comfort.
Deep, rich tones inspired by fashion and nature trends join the 2017 VISTA and CRUZ color line-up. The VISTA has new fashions and features including a narrower wheel base that reduces the width of the stroller by 1” and decreases the weight by 1.5 pounds. New colors joining the VISTA line-up include: Dennison (Bordeaux), Austin (Hunter), Henry (Blue Marl), Loic (White), and Sabrina (Orchid; buybuy BABY exclusive). The feature-packed, compact CRUZ remains the same, but joining the collection this year is Dennison (Bordeaux), Austin (Hunter), Gregory (Blue Marl), Loic (White), and Sabrina (Orchid; buybuy BABY exclusive).
Adding a distinguished accent, 100% authentic REACH compliant leather will be available on the bumper bar and handlebar of select new fashions of the VISTA and CRUZ strollers. REACH is an EU certification that oversees and restricts the use of toxic chemicals in manufacturing in order to reduce associated risks. Create a customized, classic look for the VISTA or CRUZ stroller with premium leather bumper bar and handlebar covers for existing and/or new fashions that do not come with leather accents.
Calling all new and expectant moms! Haven’t made the stroller and car seat decision yet? The Tune UP, Gear UP events provide hands-on product demos by UPPAbaby’s team of experts. Just like maintenance extends the life of a car, routine maintenance will extend the life of gear. As UPPAbaby grows with families, UPPAbaby wants to be a part of the adventure and provide a hands-on, one-of-a-kind experience, and stroller maintenance service to help families stroll happy.
What sets UPPAbaby apart in the baby product marketplace?
Every UPPAbaby product is built to the highest standards of quality and safety. UPPAbaby integrates smart features and innovative design to make products versatile, adaptable, and easy-to-use, making a true fusion of form, style, and function. In addition, UPPAbaby is committed to providing exceptional customer service. Your relationship with UPPAbaby doesn’t end at the time of purchase. UPPAbaby values and cherishes its relationships with customers, retailers, and partners. The company stands by the quality of the products it makes.
What can parents expect from UPPAbaby at the New York Baby Show?
Parents can expect a team of UPPAbaby experts excited to show them the new UPPAbaby gear. Parents can test drive the products, and ask all the questions they want to make sure they are making the right choice to fit their lifestyle.
To learn more about UPPAbaby, check out uppababy.com.