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 | Joovy Cocoon
The Joovy Cocoon is a stroller, jogger, and bicycle-trailer in one, but since it was the only bicycle-trailer stroller we tested, we couldn’t name it the “best.” However, we did really love it, especially for those with an active family. The “cocoon” your little one sits in has a roomy compartment covered with either mesh or waterproof plastic, and there are windows on either side for him/her to look out. And because it’s enclosed, there’s no danger of stuffed animals getting thrown out or blankets getting caught in the wheels. With smaller front wheels and much larger 20″ bicycle wheels in the back, the Joovy is both maneuverable and smooth on paths and sidewalks. To make it a jogging stroller, simply remove the two front-swivel wheels and attach the one stable jogging wheel. Either way, your child will love having his or her own little enclosed area to watch the world go by.
Get it from Amazon, $389.99