We got this in 2008 for our baby and loved it! We ordered the Jungle themed stroller ( and play yard, but that is another review). The colors are bright, playful characters on the covers,we believe that a baby should be surrounded by 'happy' colors and this was perfect for us. Moving on to the safety factor, the most important factor! We had a slight problem with one of the wheels ( it could be our DIY disaster) but the customer service fixed it, mailed out a spare set asap and we did not have any trouble at all. Washing etc: as far as I can remember, we had no trouble washing the covers. We just dumped it tin the washer and it came out clean. I have no idea if any special care was required, we did not do anything special. Over all, the stroller, like any other is big but easy to push. I had to go up 5 steps to enter my apartment, I used to tilt the stroller on the back wheels and push it up the steps, no bumps, no tumbles, nothing. worked fine. There is a storage bag underneath the stroller, it is a good size, I used to carry library books, diaper bag and at various times grocery items too, it is sturdy. We liked it a lot and gave it up only because we had to move.. and the baby was old enough to go in an umbrella stroller, which though lightweight , does not have that great storage basket .