Having a great stroller helps you navigate life with your little one. This will likely be the most expensive item, and therefore the biggest decision you will make as you build your registry. Spending a little extra to get a high-quality stroller built to last will be well worth it. You will want a stroller with sturdy wheels and plenty of storage space.
I did so much research before I decided on my stroller. I looked at blogs, product reviews, and surveys of new mothers to see which strollers they loved the most. In the end, the best advice I received when it comes to strollers was that it is like buying a car. You have to go to the dealer and see how it rides! So, we did just that!
I also learned that there is a different stroller for every occasion. You may not want to schlep your stroller on a plane or on vacation, and you may not be able to jog with your regular stroller. Let’s take a look at my top 6 picks for various situations.
UPPAbaby Vista V2This is the perfect stroller for city life. These wheels can handle potholes and rocky curbs. Another thing I love about this stroller is that you can still use it when your baby grows into a toddler. When the time comes, you can swap out the bassinet with the toddler seat that comes with the stroller. There’s also compatibility with UPPAbaby’s Mesa car seat (other car seats are compatible as well). This system allows you to provide a seamless travel experience for your child.
UPPAbaby Vista is also famous for its storage space. You’ll notice many parents use the stroller instead of a shopping cart.
Another great thing about this stroller is that it works for a growing family. It provides you with the ability to add on UPPAbaby’s multi-directional RumbleSeat if you have a second little one. There’s also a PiggyBack Ride-Along board if you have a bigger kid who wants to stand up and ride. Forget about errands being difficult when you have this multi-functional stroller!
Bugaboo Fox2 CompleteWith this stroller, you don’t have to sacrifice style and luxury for safety. Yes, this is a model that’s going to WOW others. It is beautifully-designed and “fully-loaded” with all the bells and whistles.
Whether you are taking your child out on a bumpy park path or busy sidewalk, you are always going to get a smooth ride with this stroller. You also get an incredibly compact fold, effortless steering (you can turn it around with just one finger), and a spacious storage basket under the seat. Did I mention it also comes with a bassinet and a fully reclining reversible seat?
There’s no way around it. This is one of the most expensive strollers out there, but I think the investment is well worth it because of all its features. What’s amazing to me is that it can accommodate a load of nearly 50 pounds! That means you will get a lot of time and use out of this one. When you look at it with the perspective that it’s the only stroller you will ever need, the price doesn’t seem quite so outlandish.
Nuna MIXX StrollerThe Nuna MIXX is a chic stroller that is one of the more affordable, best-selling options out there. While it doesn’t come with a full-fledged bassinet, you can easily create one by putting it in a totally flat reclining position. The footrest folds up, allowing your baby to take a super cozy nap on the go.
This stroller also allows your child to be front or rear-facing, so your child can look up at you or out at the big, beautiful world around them. This model comes with a car seat adaptor for seamless travel.
Quite a bit of thought went into this stroller. For instance, you get an adjustable handlebar, spacious basket, and a seat that is both cozy when it’s cool and airy when it’s hot. In addition, there’s a canopy that expands, giving your child UPF 50+ protection from intense sun rays. This thing has some heavy-duty wheels, with shocks included!
Babyzen YOYO+If you plan to travel frequently with your little one, this is the stroller for you! The Babyzen YOYO folds up easily and casually fits into an overhead compartment on an airplane. You’ll be able to breeze right through crowded airports and cities with this handy, easy-to-operate stroller.
The seat cover can be easily removed for washing between adventures. It makes travel with a baby so much easier and less intimidating, you may even look forward to doing it again!
This stroller is smaller than some others, which makes it great for small spaces. You can take it into small shops and restaurants without bumping into other people. It is also very lightweight, making it less of a burden than many of the options available right now.
Stokke ScootWhen you’re looking for a lightweight and quality stroller, look no further than the Stokke Scoot. This stroller is light, yet can carry a child up to 33 lbs. While it’s very practical for everyday use, this stroller does not skimp out on stylish design or additional features.
This stroller comes in several color options. The seat can be easily adjusted into three different positions, making feeding your child at a restaurant so much easier. Additionally, the ergonomic canopy has UPF 50+ protection from the glaring sun!
Another welcoming feature is its soft handling, providing a smooth and quiet ride. The rubber tires not only keep the stroller silent, but also allow it to glide on rough terrain. The included suspension takes the comfort factor a step further, making this a great option for mothers who want to encourage their little ones to nap on the go.
Cybex Balios SThis stroller has several versatile features, the ability to adapt to different kinds of terrain, and a gorgeous design that will make you the envy of your mommy group!
The seat is one that reclines fully with just a slight push with your hand. It provides multiple seating combinations that allow it to be an all-purpose stroller you can use for years. You could get four years out of it comfortably. It can convert from infant to toddler transport in a matter of seconds!
Another thing I love is that this stroller’s canopy is huge, providing complete coverage from the sun. There’s also an included mesh panel that opens up with a zipper, providing an airy breeze for your child.
The Bottom Line
In my opinion, these are the best strollers on the market at this time, and spending on your budget, you can’t go wrong with any of these picks! They each allow you to provide a safe, smooth, and simple travel experience, both for your baby and for you!
What’s your favorite stroller available right now? Tell us why you love it in the comments!