A stroller provides a comfy and convenient spot for baby—and your things!—when you’re on the go.
Strollers are helpful for navigating life with your new baby. They make getting out of the house with your infant (and eventually, your toddler) easier, so you’ll get your money’s worth out of whichever stroller you pick.
Why We Love It
The City Mini GT has everything parents love about the popular City Mini, with even more great features like all-terrain wheels, an adjustable handlebar and hand-operated brake. Perfect for city dwellers, it’s easy to maneuver through crowded streets or on the subway. It can also be stored in small spaces and folded while holding your baby (yep, you have officially won parenting when you pull this off).
Keep in Mind
Although it’s designed by a brand called Baby Jogger, the City Mini GT is not actually intended for jogging. A couple other things to note: the basket is on the smaller side and the seat only faces outward.
The Uppababy Vista is all about options to accommodate growing families. From birth, use the included bassinet for neighborhood strolls or even inside as a safe and snug sleeping setup. You can also pair the stroller with the Uppababy Mesa or other compatible car seat to create a top-notch travel system.
When your child is older, you can switch out the bassinet with the included toddler seat. Growing family? Add on their multi-directional RumbleSeat for a second tot or the PiggyBack Ride Along board for a big kid who wants to stand and ride. With the Vista, you’ll be that parent that makes running errands with little ones look easy.
The opening/closing mechanism can take some practice. And even when folded, this heavy-duty stroller still takes up quite a bit of space in a front hallway or trunk. But many parents say the benefits of the sturdy wheels and massive storage basket are totally worth it.
Even though it’s bargain priced, this Graco stroller doesn’t skimp on features that make getting out and about with a baby easier. In addition to having cup holders and a snack tray for your child, this stroller also has a parent tray for stashing keys, phone and a water bottle. A large basket has plenty of space for a diaper or shopping bag and an adjustable footrest accommodates your child’s growing legs.
Use this stroller from day one—it lays flat for newborns or you can connect a car seat to it and have it face you. Later, you can let your child decide which direction the stroller seat should go.
Any Graco ClickConnect car seat will automatically work with this stroller, but no other car seat brand will. Another thing to note: the ride isn’t as smooth as with higher-priced strollers.
Any stroller with a one-handed fold gets kudos from parents, but the B-Lively also boasts a spacious storage basket you can reach from the back or the front and a three-wheel design that makes it easier to steer. It has great wheel suspension to absorb bumps along the way and weighs less than other strollers, so you won’t pull a muscle lifting this in and out of your trunk.
The B-Lively comes with adapters to work with Britax and BOB car seats. And while there’s no parent tray or cup holders, there is a zippered pocket on the canopy that you can use to store small items.
5- Bugaboo Fox Complete Stroller Luxury Stroller
Safety? Check. Style? Check. Stroller Envy? Check. The Bugaboo Fox gets big love from parents, as well as lots of bystander oohs and aahs. The beautiful Dutch design is fully loaded with features for a smooth ride, no matter the surface. There’s also a super-compact fold, effortless steering and a roomy basket underneath. It comes with a bassinet, as well as a reversible, fully reclining seat.
This stroller is one of the priciest on the market. It does work until almost 50 pounds, though, so you’ll get plenty of use out of it which can make the high price point a bit easier to handle.
The City Select LUX by Baby Jogger (not actually intended for jogging) is the premium version of the City Select, a long-standing favorite of Babylist parents. The LUX has 4 more configurations (for a total of 20 different seating options!) and folds up 30% smaller than the standard City Select. Add a bassinet, car seat, second stroller seat and/or a glider board (all sold separately) and show the world you can make it out of the house with up to three little ones, no problem.
Once you add more seats, this stroller gets heavy and can feel cumbersome. Folding it up isn’t as easy as some other strollers, either.
Snag a stroller and car seat in one smart purchase with the Chicco Bravo. This travel system includes the beloved KeyFit 30 infant car seat and adapter for easier transfers from car to stroller. However, you don’t even have to remove the stroller seat to attach the infant carrier. This makes it heavier of course, but leaving it on means more seating options (in case your kiddo wants to sit in the real seat), and one less piece of gear to find a place for when not in use!
What’s really cool about this setup is that the canopies from both seats—the car seat and the stroller seat—meet and overlap, creating the ultimate nap time cocoon when your little one’s riding in the KeyFit 30. The stroller’s self-standing fold is another much-appreciated perk.
The Chicco stroller seat only faces outward, rather than having an option to face parents as well.
Other Strollers You Should Know About
These newer strollers are definitely ones that are on our radar. You might want to check out: