The Foldable Wagon, A New Way To Travel
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The Foldable Wagon, A New Way to Travel

Since its debut in the World Fair (1933), the Radio Flyer wagon has become an American icon. Now the company has expanded its products to tricycles, bicycles, scooters, and even a little red car! So naturally when I was looking for a wagon to tote my three kids (under 5) around New York City, it was the first website I searched.

NO LUCK! The company who invented the toy red wagon hasn't seen the vision of the foldable wagon. Let me describe its genius! I lived in a large New York apartment building with three very young children. Just to get to the park down the street, it took us almost half the day just to get there. By the time we played my kids were beyond tired and I was holding the baby and smashing two kids in my single stroller! We all got home cranky and not happy with the whole park experience.

I know what you are asking; why not use a double stroller? Having a double stroller is really hard to maneuver in and out of elevators due to its bulk, and don't even try to get it on the Subway! So I opted for my single stroller with an attached kid board. This is a great solution for two children, but adding a third created a constant battle on which of the other children got to ride on the back board.

When searching online, there were two major companies that make a foldable wagon, I have tried both options and have a specific preference (see my reviews on my website!). Now you can find a great option at a much cheaper price at Costco and Sam's Club.

For a mom on the go, this invention is a must have! Let me describe the benefits. These wagons are big enough to hold four small children, (I have successfully put in five!) yet fold down small enough that it fits nicely in my car. It is extremely convenient for longer outings, when all three kids have the potential for getting tired. They also work on the subway; I have taken mine on the metro in DC and the NY Subway systems. They easily fold up for those quick trips up and down stairs (in non-handicap access stations). When it is folded up, I can hold it with one hand and roll it behind me, while keeping the other hand free to hold on to the hand of another child.

The only negative I have experienced is the lack of shade or covering for them. There are canopies available to purchase but they add bulk and are too complicated for longer trips away from home or the car. If you are experiencing the same problem, I have created a foldable wagon canopy that works great! You can see HERE. If you have any interest just comment below or on Facebook, and I will be in touch.

This isn't an article to sell canopies, it is to tell the world that I love my foldable wagon and it works great as an alternative to the stroller, check them out at your local stores.


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