Carrying your baby or toddler is not always an option. Long trips, jogs, days at the zoo, walks in the park, and those instances when your kid doesn’t want to have to keep walking because “their legs are tired” are all situations where you would need (or really want) a stroller, and the list could go on and on. Here are some strollers that are great for any occasion where you’ll need to push your little one(s) around.
Purchasing a Baby Stroller
Here’s what to consider:
- Function: If you plan to use your stroller while jogging, then you’ll want to purchase one that states that as its main function. Strollers are manufactured and designed based on a number of factors, so take your needs into consideration.
- Size: If you have more than one kiddo you expect to be pushing around, opt for a larger stroller (such as a two-seater) so that there’s no fighting or deciding who gets to ride.
- Style: If you plan on using it mostly while your baby is, well, a baby, it can be convenient to have an entire travel system ready to go to simply plop the car seat onto the stroller and keep your little one asleep.
- Weight/Portability: Lugging a huge stroller everywhere with you can be annoying and, in some cases, impossible. There are lightweight options that can make this task a lot easier, and most will fit in your car.
Best for Jogs: Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller
This stroller is perfect for taking your little one out for the morning or evening jog! Featuring large bicycle tires and a front one that swivels and locks, this stroller is also compatible with any flex-lock or inertia infant car seats.
It comes equipped with two adult cup holders located by the extra-wide, ergonomically shaped rubber handles to make pushing and pulling comfortable and easy. This stroller also has a storage compartment and a child tray with an additional cup holder. The seat itself is padded for your little one, has a reclining feature, a five-point safety harness, and a fully adjustable ratcheting canopy. The footrests have little reflectors for added safety, and the stroller is built of a lightweight yet rugged steel frame that is JPMA certified.
Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller, Phantom, 50 Pounds
Made of lightweight steel, this foldable jogging stroller comes equipped with safety and comfort features and is compatible with many car seats to transform into a convenient travel system.
Best Lightweight: Summer Infant 3Dlite Black Convenience Stroller
This lightweight stroller is designed to make any outing just a little easier while not sacrificing all the convenience of a larger stroller! It has a durable aluminum frame that makes the entire stroller only weigh 13 pounds. It has a large seat area, anti-shock wheels, and lockable rear wheels. This stroller also has a four-position recline (for added comfort in case your baby falls asleep) and a five-point position harness for added safety. It even has a removable and adjustable canopy with a flip-out visor for sunny days. It folds easily and compactly with a convenient carrying strap and an auto-lock to make transportation a breeze!
Summer Infant 3Dlite Convenience Stroller, Black (Silver Frame)
Easy to fold and transport, this stroller offers all of the safety and convenience of a large stroller but weighs only 13 pounds.
Best Travel System: Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System
This cute set comes ready to roll and can be used in six different modes to allow your little one to face in or out or easily convert to an infant car seat frame. The base is designed with a stay-in-car feature that makes for a quick and safe transfer to connect from car to stroller and back again.
This stroller also comes equipped with an oversized storage basket, a SafeZone base with a belt lock-off system, large cruiser tires (with tread), an ergonomic handle, a large canopy, and a removable arm bar to easily get your baby in and out of the stroller.
Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System With SafeMax Car Seat
Offering a multitude of accessories and convenience, this travel system is safe and easy to use.
Best Double: Graco DuoGlide Double Stroller
This double stroller is not only perfect for older little ones but can also fit two Graco Snug Ride Click Connect car seats as well. It is easy to use even with one hand and easily folds closed with no bending required. There are two reclining seats, each with its own individual canopy and footrest. This stroller also comes equipped with an extra-large storage basket you can reach into even while the baby is reclined, locking front swivel wheels with suspension for added maneuverability, and a parent tray with two deep cup holders.