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Published May 02, 2012, 11:30 PM

Thursday review | Comfy, cozy kid’s seat: Seat liner turns stroller into luxury ride for baby

I’ve always been a bit intrigued by those foam mattress commercials that promise it’s like sleeping on a cloud. Now there’s a baby product that turns your existing stroller into a comfy cloud-like ride.

By: Sherri Richards, INFORUM

I’ve always been a bit intrigued by those foam mattress commercials that promise it’s like sleeping on a cloud.

Now there’s a baby product that turns your existing stroller into a comfy cloud-like ride.

Tivoli Couture’s NuComfort Memory Foam Stroller Pad and Seat Liner fits right into a stroller or rolling bassinet. Well-placed slits accommodate harness and lap straps.

Company literature promotes the product as “chiropractor recommended,” saying it “self-adjusts to a child’s individual contours to reduce pressure points and help absorb stroller shock.” The stroller pad can even help prevent flat head syndrome, the company says.

The liner is also marketed as a fashion accessory, a way to upgrade an old or gender neutral stroller. It’s available in a slew of colors and patterns, including argyle, damask, striped and several modern graphic prints featuring monkeys, owls, sea life or floral blooms.

And the liner can keep stroller upholstery free from spills, crumbs and other messes, company marketing suggests.

As soon as I pulled a sample stroller liner out of its plastic case, I was struck by how luxurious it felt. The fabric is rub-your-cheek-against-it soft, and the pad is wonderfully cushy.

The fabric is easy-to-clean, I found. According to the packaging, it’s anti-microbial and hypoallergenic.

I appreciated how easy the seat liner was to install. I was able to position it into my 4-year-old Evenflo stroller in the mall parking lot in a matter of seconds. It could easily be folded into a large diaper bag to be used as a changing pad or play mat.

While it surely would dress up a solid-colored buggy, the orange argyle pad I tested looked a little out of place in my beige, blue and yellow, safari-themed stroller.

The thing is, considering the liner’s $79 price tag, parents concerned about dirty upholstery or outmoded design could buy a brand-new, though lower-end, stroller for the same amount of money.

Those with high-end tastes, or chiropractic concerns, may appreciate this couture baby and toddler accessory.

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