DT reader Daniel gave a hearty endorsement to the Tipmenot stroller weights, fabric covered, donut-shaped 5 lb. weights which attach to the front wheels of your stroller and
prevent reduce the chance of it tipping backwards because of all the crap you hang off the handles.
Says Daniel, who probably doesn't live in a walkup:
"It's kinda like a mini-version of those soft strap-on leg-weights that everybody bought and never used during the late 80's aerobics craze. They work well and are an elegant solutiont to a really annoying problem. We give them a thumbs up."
Says the Planet Kids website: "Since stroller configurations and loads vary, there is no guarantee that this product will prevent your stroller from tipping in all the situations. Always follow stroller manufacturers instructions. [bwahaha, yeah right. -ed.] This product comes with no safety warranties, either expressed or implied." [And just as well, since the tipmenot.com domain is now defunct.]
Says me: That's great, but how about taking a little less stuff with you when you go out? Oh, and two words: FreshDirect.
Tipmenot stroller weights are $10 on Planet Kids' site or at the store [planetkidsny.com]