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 | Mutsy 4Rider
Like the other Mutsy strollers we reviewed, the 4Rider – their full-service stroller – has the same quality feel, easy maneuverability, and luxury features that we love about Mutsy. If you’re looking for a more affordable alternative to the Bugaboo or iCandy, this is a great option.
With a reversible, interchangeable seat, decent-size storage basket, and full-coverage canopy, it really gives you everything you need in a luxury stroller. Plus, the wheels are small enough to be maneuverable but big enough to climb effortlessly over uneven ground.
Although we only tried the standard stroller seat, there are a ton of accessories to make this the only stroller you’ll ever need to buy: The car seat adaptor and bassinet accommodate newborn babies, the step-up board can be attached on the back for older kids to ride on, and a bigger shopping basket can be attached for more storage options. You can also buy a dinner tray, parasol and rain cover, as well as a “babysitter” that turns your stroller seat into a rocker or feeding seat. Pretty cool, huh?
While we do wish the stroller came with more accessories – at least the rain cover and shopping basket – this is one of the most sturdy, high quality strollers we’ve ever test driven.
Get it from Amazon, $479.20 (accessories sold separately)