My Blue Bumbershoot – Never again be soggy behind the stroller

Stroller umbrellaIt’s one of those rare faults of nature that moms don’t sprout a few extra arms after they have a baby. Even simple walks get tricky when you have only two hands: you have to push a stroller, shoulder your purse, hang onto a shopping bag, pick up a fallen sippy cup, slurp a much-needed cup of coffee, field a call on your cell…. And what if it starts raining? Tough luck, soggy mama. You’re out of hands.

Thank goodness motherhood makes invention a necessity. We will never again sport the drowned-rat-steering-a-stroller look, thanks to the smart thinking of two city mamas.

They created My Blue Bumbershoot, a big, bubble-shaped, clear umbrella for the stroller, only it’s not for the baby–it’s for you. It connects right to your stroller’s handlebar so that you can stay dry, hands-free. It’s
sturdy (the pole isn’t going to collapse on you), durable (no
inside-out-umbrella-itis when the wind blows), and so easy to install.
It almost makes you wish for rain.

And don’t get me wrong, I could still use another three or four hands. Just not to hold an umbrella. -Lexi

Get fabulously rain-ready with a My Blue Bumbershoot stroller umbrella from online shops like Think Geek or Crocodile Baby.

Lexi Petronis is a freelance writer, blogger for Glamour.com, editor of Albuquerque Magazine, and former contributor to Cool Mom Picks

7 Comments

  • Reply May 4, 2011

    sarah

    I’m wondering if this would work for shopping carts too? I always deal with this at the grocery store as well… What a great invention!

  • There it is! I am so glad someone finally made this product! I have been longing for it for three and a half years. Thanks for sharing it!

  • Reply May 5, 2011

    JB

    I moved to London this past January and couldn’t figure out how to stay properly dry through the really rainy days. I even asked multiple local moms and the answer was always “you just get wet”. THIS IS FABULOUS!

  • Reply May 5, 2011

    JB

    I moved to London this past January and couldn’t figure out how to stay properly dry through the really rainy days. I even asked multiple local moms and the answer was always “you just get wet”. THIS IS FABULOUS!

  • Reply May 8, 2011

    Sophie

    Absolutely brilliant. It’s always so tough to push the stroller with one hand, while hanging on to an umbrella blowing in the wind… Thanks for sharing!!

  • Reply May 12, 2011

    Frances

    JB, I have just moved from London. Yes, the typical thing is just to get wet in the rain. Sorry the British mothers were not able to help you!

  • Reply July 21, 2011

    JenO

    Do you think this would work for my dear old granny and her walker? She’s always complaining that she can’t go out when it rains or she gets sopping wet. She’s on the other side of the continent from me so I can’t just buy it and keep it for me if it doesn’t work.

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