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 | Peg Perego Si Lightweight Stroller
We weren’t able to get our hands on a Peg Perego stroller to test for the feature, but since we know that the Italian brand makes some of the most raved-about baby gear on the market, we asked our readers. One of our readers told us that she bought her Peg Perego Si overseas after finding that her Bugaboo wasn’t as practical for Italy’s cobblestone streets and narrow doorways, and she hasn’t stopped using it since. The Si is the Peg Perego’s lightweight option, folding like an umbrella stroller, but with far more luxuries than the typical umbrella. Our reader said that the seat is roomy, the basket is refreshingly large, and the variety of little pockets is especially useful. On the other hand, we also heard that the cup holder isn’t the best (although we have to say an included cup holder is rare for an umbrella-style stroller), the recline mechanism is difficult to use, and the storage basket can drag on the ground if it’s stuffed with heavy items.
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