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 | Bumbleride Indie
A contender for our “Best All-Terrain” spot, you really can’t go wrong when purchasing a Bumbleride. Every Bumbleride stroller we’ve tried – from the double Indie to the lightweight Flite – has been top-notch, providing exceptional maneuverability, must-have features, and sleek style.
Like the other all-terrain strollers we tested, the Bumbleride Indie can lock in and out of a swivel front-wheel mode, which means it can be used as an everyday stroller or a stable jogging stroller. But at 20 pounds, it’s also a little lighter than the average all-terrain, making it ultra-desirable for families who want to purchase only one stroller. With the purchase of an infant car seat adaptor or Bumbleride carrycot, the Bumbleride Indie can be your newborn travel system, portable stroller (although it will take a little more muscle than an umbrella stroller), all-terrain stroller, and even a jogging stroller – making it a fantastic deal, despite the $500 price tag.
Get it from Amazon, $469.99