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 VALUE | Mamas & Papas Sola
Mamas & Papas might sound like a new company to us in the States, but it’s actually the #1 baby brand in Great Britain – and we can see why. Their strollers are astonishingly well made, maneuvering like the most expensive luxury strollers on the market. And while the Mamas & Papas strollers aren’t cheap, they certainly aren’t overpriced. With the Sola, you get everything you need in one lightweight, compact stroller without needing to buy any extra accessories. (Of course, there are add-ons, like a bassinet, stroller liner, and foot muff, but the basic stroller is a good deal for what you get.) The stroller also moves beautifully, easily maneuvers with one hand, and the seat flips forward or backward with the click of a button. It’s also very flexible: The adjustable handlebar accommodates all heights, and the seat is designed to fully recline in either direction – for a newborn all the way up to a 50-pound child.
Get it from Toys ‘R’ Us, $419.99