Choosing a baby stroller is a huge decision with many factors to take into consideration. Most people want a stroller that will work from infancy to toddlerhood. Safety is vital, and you want something easy to use. There are three-wheel and four-wheel strollers. Four-wheel strollers often feel more stable, but three-wheel strollers tend to be easier to maneuver. You want a stroller that is comfortable for you to manage in terms of weight and handle height. Something that can easily fold and be stored is also a great benefit. Prices can vary from under $100 to over $1,000, so think about what your budget is. Some parents need strollers specifically for twins or siblings. Think about whether you want a stroller than can convert into a car seat or that otherwise is travel-friendly. If you like to run, a jogging stroller that can keep up with your exercise habits could be important to you. We like having a stroller with adequate storage included for diaper bags.
Best Double Stroller: Baby Jogger City Mini Double
If you are in need of a double stroller, we recommend the Baby Jogger City Mini Double. This stroller measures 41.5 inches tall and weighs 28.6 pounds. The maximum head height is 23 inches. It is suitable from birth up to 50 pounds in each seat. Assembly was easy and took only a few minutes for most. Despite its name, it is not a jogging stroller and is not suitable for all terrains. The front wheel has a Swivel Lock to maintain a fixed position for long distances. The stroller is easy to fold with one hand by lifting the straps. It automatically locks upon folding. This stroller has a large underneath basket for storage, though sometimes the bar gets in the way with taking things in or out.
Best Jogger: BOB Revolution FLEX Jogging Stroller
If you want to run with your baby, consider the BOB Revolution FLEX Jogging Stroller. This stroller features and adjustable handlebar with nine positions, so caregivers can be comfortable no matter their height. This three-wheel stroller measures 48 inches by 25.4 inches by up to 45.8 inches, depending on the handlebar height that you choose. As with most jogging strollers, this is heavier than traditional strollers, weighing 26.2 pounds. It is suitable for babies as young as 8 weeks up to 70 pounds, though it is not recommended to use for jogging until the baby is at least 8 months old. The maximum child height for this stroller is 44 inches. The seatback reclines down to 70 degrees. It is recommended to always jog with the seat in its fully upright position. The tires can be inflated with a bike or hand pump if they lose air over time. The BOB Revolution Flex Jogging Stroller is not machine washable; instead, it must be spot cleaned.
A great travel system stroller makes live easier and more convenient. We like the Graco Modes Click Connect Travel System Stroller. This stroller is intended for children weighing up to 50 pounds. It measures 27.5 inches by 22 inches by 41 inches unfolded. The rear-facing car seat is suitable for infants weighing between 4 and 35 pounds and up to 32 inches long. The safety harness is a convertible 3- or 5-point harness designed to grow with your child. The large canopy provides a good amount of shade for your child. It is a bit bulky when folded but still can fit in the trunk of a car. This stroller is best used in an urban environment rather than off road. The handle does not include an adjustable option for different heights.
Britax B-Agile 3
The Britax B-Agile 3 stroller is a three-wheeled stroller with a lightweight aluminum frame that is intended for children from birth up to 55 pounds. It measures 38.5 inches by 23 inches by 40.5 inches when unfolded, and 29 inches by 23 inches by 11 inches when folded. The stroller comes with an adapter for car seats made with Britax. This stroller does not work with other car seats. The front wheel has a swivel lock so that you can keep it in a fixed position if strolling for long distances. Its three-wheel suspension makes it easy to maneuver and navigate over uneven terrain. It is not machine washable, so it is recommended that you hand wash with cold water and mild soap, and air dry to prevent shrinking. The handlebar has a fixed height.
The 2018 Uppababy Cruz Stroller is a great stroller for those with a bigger budget. This four-wheeled stroller measures 37 inches by 22.3 inches by 40.5 inches unfolded, or 13 inches by 22.3 inches by 36 inches folded (without seat attachment). It weighs 21.5 pounds. It is suitable for ages 3 months up to 50 pounds, though you can make it appropriate for infants as well with the Infant SnugSeat or Bassinet accessory. Additionally, you can adjust the canopy's height as your child grows taller. The stroller stands when folded, so no need to prop it up against anything. The basket underneath the carriage is very large and easily accessible. The basket can hold up to 25 pounds. This stroller is compatible with the Mesa Infant Car Seat, no adapters necessary. Choose among five colors.
The Chicco Viaro is a sleek-looking stroller measuring 38 inches by 25.5 inches by 41.25 inches. When folded, it measures 13.5 inches by 25.5 inches by 33.25 inches. It weighs 18 pounds, making it rather lightweight for a typical stroller. This stroller has a three-wheel design and is intended for children up to 50 pounds. This stroller was easily maneuverable, but some reviewers felt it was a little bumpy. The five-point safety harness keeps your child secure, and comes with adjustable shoulder and waist straps.
Summer Infant 3D Lite
The Summer Infant 3D Lite stroller is our budget pick stroller, costing less than $100. This four-wheel lightweight stroller is intended for children from age 6 months weighing up to 50 pounds. The aluminum frame weighs just 13 pounds. There is a storage pocket on the back which is great for storing keys or items you need in particularly easy reach. Additionally, there is under-seat storage, however the under-seat storage had a narrow opening and didn't feel very accessible. There is no peekaboo window in the canopy, but the canopy really is not that big anyway so it wouldn't be too difficult to peek around it. Anti-shock wheels help with maneuverability, but it still didn't feel as smooth as the higher end options we reviewed.
Baby Jogger City Mini
The Baby Jogger City Mini is a three-wheeled stroller measuring 41.5 inches tall and weighing 18.4 pounds, making it very lightweight. Because it is lightweight, it will be easier for you to lift into and out of cars, and also could be easier to maneuver in general. You can choose to engage the Swivel Lock on the front wheel if you want to keep the wheel in a fixed position for long distance strolling. Despite its name, this stroller is not intended for jogging. The handlebar is not adjustable for height. The adjustable seat reclines to a nearly flat position for your baby to lie down, so it can be used with a newborn. The maximum weight for the stroller is 50 pounds, so it is also suitable for a toddler. The safety harness is adjustable to ensure the correct fitting for your child. If desired, you can buy the Car Seat Adapter separately for compatible car seats, such as Cybex, Maxi-Cosi, Britax, and BOB. The only downside is the storage basket is smaller than we would like, and the opening to access it is narrow.
Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller
With a price over $1,000, the highest end stroller we've chosen for our review guide is the Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller. This four-wheeled stroller measures 33.7 inches by 23 inches by 39.8 inches unfolded. Folded (with wheels), it measures 45.4 inches by 23 inches by 12 inches. It is suitable for infants to 37.5 pounds, so it does not go quite as heavy as other strollers we reviewed. The five-point harness had adjustable shoulder straps to grow with your child. Folding this stroller is a two-hand process since you have to remove the seat/bassinet. The under-seat bag can carry up to 8.8 pounds. The bassinet and seat fabrics can be detached and machine washed.You can purchase a car seat adapter separately, making the Bugaboo compatible with car seats such as Peg Perego and Britax-Romer.
The Quinney Yezz Stroller is super lightweight minimalist four-wheel stroller, weighing just 11 pounds. It measures 41.5 inches by 29.5 inches by 22 inches. This stroller is only intended for children who can sit up unassisted (so not newborns) and is good for kids weighing up to 40 pounds. This stroller does not incline. The five-point harness straps can be adjusted for your child's height. There is no storage basket underneath which can be a bit limiting, however there is a pocket on the back of the stroller. There is a canopy with pop out sun visor. It does not have a peekaboo window, but it also isn't terrible large. You can choose among five colors when purchasing.
Choosing a stroller can be a highly personal decision depending on your individual needs. While we loved the Bugaboo Cameleon and the Uppababy Cruz, both of these strollers lost points in ranking due to their high price points. That being said, if you have the money, you may want to indulge! After all, you'll likely be using your stroller every day. If we had to choose between the two, we would probably go with the Uppababy Cruz (though we really liked the two-wheel option and reversible handle on the Bugaboo Cameleon!). For two siblings, we like the Baby Jogger City Select Double. The BOB Revolution Flex Jogging Stroller is our pick for jogging strollers. If you don't mind the weight, you could also use it as an everyday stroller. The Graco Modes Travel System stroller was super convenient for those who commute often by car, and makes life a bit easier by not having to choose a separate car seat. The Britax B Agile-3 stroller also scored very highly among testers, as did the Baby Jogger City Mini. For lightweight strollers, the Summer Infant 3D Lite and the Quinney Yezz are 13 and 11 pounds respectively, though you do lose some of the feeling of durability and quality with such lightweight strollers, so we primarily recommend these for traveling.