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 | Valco Baby Tri Mode EX
The Valco Baby Tri Mode EX is another all-in-one stroller, providing all you need for newborns up through toddlers – and can even accommodate a larger child with the added Joey Toddler Seat. Although it’s a little heavy and bulky for traveling (weighing around 23 pounds), we found it to be a great all-terrain stroller. It’s only equipped for light jogging, but you can also switch the wheels to a 45-degree angle for the toddler seat attachment, and then full-swivel wheel mode for ultimate maneuverability.
Like all Valco Baby strollers, the Tri Mode is extremely well made with great features, such as a full-coverage canopy, extra-large storage basket, and a comfortable, plush, supportive seat. If you’re looking for a stroller that can accommodate all types of terrain, a little jogging, and even grow with your family, the Valco Baby Tri Mode EX is a fantastic buy.
Get it from Amazon, $499