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.
BEST UNIQUE | Mamas & Papas Mylo
Although this stroller won’t be available in the U.S. until February, this British import is nothing if not unique. It almost looks like an office chair – and we mean that in the best way possible because it’s an awesome, head-turning stroller. With celeb fans like Gwen Stefani, it’s sure to catch on fast – and for good reason: It glides effortlessly and is much lighter than expected. Plus, the baby’s seat is supremely comfortable since your little one sits in more of a chair than a stroller. We also like that the seat can easily change from forward- to backward-facing, and the footrest is easily adjustable. Bottom line: If you’re tired of the rickety, plastic strollers that look like they won’t last for the next kid, the Mylo is one of the most sturdy, solid strollers we’ve ever seen. It almost looks industrial, which makes sense since designers in the automotive and mass transport industries created it.
Note: We didn’t test the infant carrycot, but it will come standard with the Mylo stroller, adding to the stroller’s versatility.
Get it from Toys ‘R’ Us, $999; available in February 2011