Kolcraft creates adult-sized stroller for parents to test drive
How many times have you looked at your kid, nestled comfortably in their stroller after six hours of trudging around the zoo, and thought, “Damn, I wish I could hop in there too?” Well, here’s your chance to try it out: a company just created a stroller model big enough for grown-ups to take a test ride.
Baby gear company Kolcraft wanted to give parents a chance to test out their Contours Bliss stroller, so they thought, what the hell? Let’s just build a gigantic one. Full disclosure: the giant stroller is not for sale. It’s meant solely to allow parents to test the product, and for promotional purposes, because seriously, how great is this?
According to the Huffington Post, Kolcraft president Tom Koltun said in a press release that the giant stroller was designed to give parents a better idea of what their children experience. “We created the test ride so adults could experience first-hand how each Contours Stroller is carefully designed with a baby’s joy and comfort in mind and make sure it’s the perfect choice for their family,” the release explained.
The stroller sits a little over seven feet tall, and is available for test drives on select days at Chicago’s Mary Bartelme Park. The next one is June 7, but makers caution that the line will be long — especially since the stroller is getting so much attention. You might want to have your partner bring along your adult-sized baby carrier and wine sippy in case you get tired of waiting.
The giant stroller may not be available for purchase, but it does kind of make you wonder why adult-sized baby gear isn’t a thing yet. I mean, how big of a tantrum does a grown woman have to throw around here to get her queen size bed replaced with an eight foot tall baby swing? Plus, wouldn’t we all be so much safer if we rode around in car seats? I’m 30 years old, and I’ll rear-face for as long as you tell me to. I don’t give a fuck.
If stores can sell adult-sized footed pajamas — which, by the way, are excellent — surely someone can come up with a way to allow me to replace my living room furniture with a giant Rock ‘N Play. But until that day comes, at least we have this gigantic stroller. If you’re in the area, give it a test ride, and make sure you pour one baby bottle of black coffee out for me.