Even though Greg over at Daddytypes has this story covered and then some, any morning when I wake up and find that a $600 stroller saved the life of a baby I've got to write about it.
If you haven't heard, a nanny working in the upper west side of Manhattan was with her charge yesterday when a building collapsed on both of them. Apparently the $600 Mountain Buggy Urban Double bent around the child, protecting it from the rubble and saving the baby's life. Who knows if in the same set of circumstances the stroller would ever do this again, but thankfully it did. The question posed to me by a friend from NY this morning was would my Bugaboo do this, and although I doubt it, one thing I do know is that a cheap $20 umbrella stroller wouldn't have done squat. This is one to file away in the you-get-what-you-pay-for file. And if any new or impending dads out there are trying to justify an expensive stroller purchase to their wives, I've linked to the Newsday article below.
Also, as far as I can tell Mountain Buggy is a company from New Zealand and isn't publicly traded. Which is too bad because I think they're going to have a good quarter.
Posh stroller may have saved baby's life [Newsday.com Archives] Thanks for the heads up Dan.