Babble Best Picks: Strollers
One of the biggest purchases for your baby is the stroller, riddled with safety, style, and status issues - as well as affordability, of course, considering some strollers climb above the $1,000 mark. The choices and questions are seemingly endless: How do you accommodate your newborn without wasting money on a short-lived purchase? What are the features you absolutely need? Are luxury strollers really worth it? Can you find a good stroller in the $100 range?
To make your search easier, Babble assembled and test-drove over 30 of the newest strollers - from lightweight umbrella strollers to all-terrain joggers - to find the best of the best for every budget, geographic location, and age group. Did we miss one? Nominate your favorite stroller here.
READERS’ CHOICE | Aprica Presto
Aprica is a new brand here in the U.S., but the Japanese company has been making strollers since 1947. And their lightweight, umbrella-style Presto stroller is a great representation of Aprica’s well-thought design. We thought the Presto was just as light and nimble as our other favorite umbrella strollers, but it has some unique features that we especially liked: First of all, the seat is ventilated for your baby’s comfort, and it can also be removed and washed for your own convenience. The canopy also has better coverage than many umbrella strollers, and the storage is decent for such a compact design. Overall, we were thoroughly impressed with our first introduction to the brand and look forward to seeing more.
Get it from Toys ‘R’ Us, $199.99