Strollers are among the must-haves of a parent with a baby. It helps you especially since it gets tiring to carry your baby everywhere. But choosing a stroller isn’t that easy as one would like to think twice. In fact, there are hundreds of models out there with different price ranges. It’s similar to buying a car actually.
To help you decide, here is a list of the best strollers in the market. This list was made as a result of compiling and combining thousands of reviews both online and in real life. This is because finding the best one has to be the one meant for you. Every stroller differs from one another so here you have several options to choose from.
To top the list are Baby Jogger City Mini, Chicco Viaro, and the Bugaboo Bee5, for their ease of use, maneuverability, storage space, and folding system.
Best Overall Stroller
Baby Jogger City Mini
Strollers tend to be big and bulky, making them difficult to fold when you don’t have any help. However, this one only weighs 18 lbs and can be easily folded on your own due to its Quick-Fold handle. The stroller can also conveniently climb curbs and other obstacles.
Its storage space is also big enough to keep a lot of your stuff. You can fold it with one arm carrying a baby. Many also seem to love it because it has more than 80% five-star reviews on Amazon.
While the Baby Jogger is amazing, it’s not perfect as there are other strollers with bigger storage space and the minimal clearance makes it difficult to pull out medium-sized bags while your baby is on the stroller. It may be light and durable, but the seat is thin and would be better if it had more padding.
Car seats/warranty information: Children weighing 50 lbs can use this, and car seats of BOB, Peg Perego, Chicco, Britax, Graco, Baby Jogger, Cybex, and Maxi-Cosi can also be used.
Best Value Stroller
If you’re on a budget, then this one might be good for you. The Chicco Viaro is the most affordable. Its three-wheel design is similar to the Baby Jogger City Mini. Its frame is also light, and it has a tight turning radius. It is also easily foldable.
Although the City Mini is more preferable, this one has its edge such as the storage basket is bigger and more accessible. The stroller has a cup holder and child tray.
However, the Viaro’s canopy doesn’t connect to the back so your baby might get sick from the rain. But overall, the stroller is worth its affordable price.
Car seats and time warranty: Children weighing up to 50 lbs or aged 36 months can use this, and the car seats that can be used are Chicco KeyFit and KeyFit 2. Other car seat types are not compatible with this stroller even with an adapter. It does have a one-year warranty.
Best Premium Stroller
A fairly lightweight and stylish stroller, the Bugaboo Bee5 is one of the most favorite premium strollers in the market today. It has a four-wheel suspension, making its ride smooth. Its maneuverability, storage space, and folding ability make it great for people who need to climb stairs.
Its instant access to the basket by folding the seat up is an additional advantage. It also has a reversible seat and a sturdy frame.
The shade of the stroller is stylish, but the canopy frame feels fragile and is difficult to peek through. Moreover, it needs two hands to be folded.
With $739 as its price, it’s definitely a premium. You don’t actually need to pay $700 for a stroller, but the premium strollers that are high end tend to be high-priced too.
Warranty and car seat details: This one can carry children up to 37.5 lbs, and the compatible car seats are Britax, Maxi-Cosi, Cybex, and Chicco. You can get a two or three-year warranty if you take the time to register.
Baby Jogger City Select LUX
Another product mentioned earlier under the Baby Jogger is the City Mini, but unlike that one, the City Select LUX is bigger. Its frame is thick and robust; it has bigger wheels, plus bigger storage space. It’s not that easy to fold like the mini, but it can still be folded nicely.
Having a stroller like this for only one child may be a bit too much especially with its 30.4 lb weight and huge wheelbase. This can make it difficult to navigate small areas like busy stores. You just might need to leave it in an area with a big space if you live in the city.
On the other hand, maneuvering is very smooth, and its handbrake system is similar to a bike, which is useful when going down a slope.
What makes it stand out, though, is its capacity to add a second seat. This is almost unique to the City Select LUX and is useful if you’re planning to have more kids. Ultimately, this is the preferred stroller for long-term use.
Details on car seats: This one can take kids up to 45 lbs per seat and goes with car seats like Graco, Britax, Maxi-Cosi, Peg Perego, Baby Jogger, Nuna, Chicco, Cybex, and BOB that has adapters. You can have a warranty on this for its frame and one year of warranty for the other parts except for the wheels.
Britax 2017 B-Agile 3
This one has similar features as the City Mini and the Chicco Viaro with its three-wheel design, folding ability, and storage space. At $216, you can get all these, plus the chance to purchase separate parts like the tray and cup holder. It’s not the best when it comes to value, but because of the qualities mentioned above, it’s still worth the price. It’s more affordable than the City Mini too.
Warranty info: This stroller can take children up to 55 lbs, and you can have a warranty for two years for it. The car seats you can use are Chicco Key Fit/Key Fit 30, Graco SnugRide 32/35 (not Click Connect), and Peg Perego Primo Viaggio. Just make sure to buy some adapter.
Summer Infant 3Dlite
This stroller is quite popular for its price at $60 when it goes on sale. Since it’s a lightweight stroller designed to be compact, it doesn’t have a large storage space.
Parents love using the Summer Infant 3Dlite when they take their babies for walks in the park. Maneuvering is not very easy, though, and you will also need two hands to fold and pack it away. For its regular price of $100, it’s definitely affordable and can make a good backup stroller be a good stroller.
Car seat and warranty info: This doesn’t support car seats and can take children weighing up to 50 lbs. It also has a one year warranty.
Mountain Buggy MB Mini
The Mountain Buggy is known for its durability. The MB mini is similar but is customized more for city dwellers. Its large tires aren’t air-filled but more similar to the ones in city mini. This helps you overcome big obstacles like tree roots.
Weighing 16.8 lbs, this is a lightweight stroller with a compact footprint. While it can be folded with one hand, it’s tricky to do it. It’s worth $350.
Car seat and warranty info: It can carry children weighing up to 44 lbs and comes with a year warranty. The compatible car seats are Mountain Buggy, Chicco, phil&teds, Graco, Maxi-Cosi, Cybex, and Safe-n-Sound.
To Sum Things Up
There are quite a lot of strollers to choose from, but while you’re at it, keep in mind that to choose what you and your baby need. If your little one is more on the heavy side, then go for the bigger and more durable stroller. If he’s slim and active, you can opt for a smaller and easy to fold option.
Think of convenience, durability, comfort, and of course, the one that truly catches your eye and the stroller that you would love to see your little one on.
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