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How the 4moms Origami Stroller Works


Does the 4moms Origami stroller play nice?
The Origami has an adapter that lets parents use an infant car seat -- but it only works with Graco Snugride infant seats.
The Origami has an adapter that lets parents use an infant car seat -- but it only works with Graco Snugride infant seats.
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The 4moms Origami stroller has a robotic pedigree, celebrity backing and a price tag that would seem to indicate it's the greatest baby product since diapers. But it also has its drawbacks.

Several reviewers comment that though the Origami is easy to fold, it's also heavy. At 29 pounds (13.2 kilograms), the Origami weighs much more than your average toddler, and could be more than parents wrangling a kid and a diaper bag could handle. To help, the Origami has small luggage wheels on its underbelly. When it's folded, you can pull it behind you like a suitcase. Still, some reviewers say getting it up and down stairs or in and out of the car -- the very thing the power fold is supposed to make easier -- could be a chore thanks to the Origami's extra chub.

The reviewer at Tech Crunch reported that the seat was a bit small for kids age 3 and up, while the reviewer at The Wall Street Journal only complained about the origami's weight. The Origami does have an adapter that lets parents use an infant car seat (since very small babies won't be able to sit in the Origami's forward-facing seat), but it only works with Graco Snugride infant seats. That makes sense, since Graco is part owner of 4moms, but if you prefer a different infant car seat, you'll have to wait for your kid to grow to use the Origami.

We recommend you pass the time by watching the Origami fold up...and down...and up...and down. Come to think of it, your baby might enjoy watching, too.