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 | Micralite FastFold Super Lite
This is a very, very distinctive looking stroller – right up there with the Mamas & Papas Mylo. We think the real selling point is that such a lightweight stroller (weighing only 14 pounds) can handle rougher terrain with stride. The smaller front wheels can be locked to accompany the larger, 12″ air-filled back wheels in taking on bumpy paths, broken-up sidewalks, and uneven ground. That said, we had a bit of a problem with the front wheels being wider than the back wheels. Presumably, this is to help the stroller climb over rougher paths, but we had a hard time maneuvering it in tight spaces, like taking sharp turns and going in and out of buildings.
Also keep in mind that the canopy doesn’t have much coverage, and the strap across the storage basket makes it hard to fit larger bags. It might be a good choice for those who need a lightweight stroller that can handle all-terrain turf, but don’t expect too many luxurious features.
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