Babble Blogger Favorites: The Best Strollers of Summer 2013Lauren Jimeson
With summer well under way, you might be looking for a new ride for your little one. We showed you our favorite strollers that debuted in the spring, and it’s time for us to let you know our picks for the best strollers for summer. With new strollers and updates to some of our favorites, this season definitely does not disappoint.
Whether you want something that is easy to travel with on family vacations over the next few months, or something that will fit your new little bundle of joy expected to arrive soon, we have you covered. Check out our favorite new strollers for summer 2013!
And for our overall picks, check out our top strollers of 2013!
The 9 Best Strollers of the Summer 1 of 10
Click through for our favorite stroller set to debut this season.
Maxi-Cosi Kaia 2 of 10The new Maxi-Cosi Kaia has the convenience of a lightweight stroller with the ability to use it from birth. The Kaia turns into travel system so that you can easily attach your infant car seat with the included adaptors.Perfect for: Parents who want the best of both worlds: the Kaia is a lightweight stroller and a travel system that attaches to your carseat — so you don't need to buy two different strollers.
Highlights: A favorite feature of the Maxi-Cosi Kaia (other than the ability to make it a travel system) is that it stands up on its own when folded. The multi-position recline allows for babies to be comfortable while on the go, and the large storage basket underneath is great for parents to store a diaper bag, toys, and more!Age/weight: Birth to 50 lbs
Baby Jogger Limited Edition City Select Matte Black Frame 3 of 10The new Limited Edition Baby Jogger City Select Matte Black Frame stroller is the perfect blend of chic and practical. The patented quick fold that Baby Jogger is known for makes folding this stroller quick and simple for parents who are always on the go.Perfect for: Families looking to grow who want a chic stroller to follow them along the way. This stroller easily converts from a single to a double with a simple attachment.
Highlights: The sleek black frame, which can be paired with either a silver or black seat, give this already great stroller a brand new look. The chic black-on-black frame will definitely make you stand out in a crowd. With great features such as a fully reclinable seat that can be rear- or forward-facing and an easily adjustable harness (just a simple clasp), this stroller is a smart option for growing families.Age/weight: Birth to 45 lbs
Bugaboo Bee Andy Warhol Limited Edition 4 of 10
Known for their unique collaborations, Bugaboo has done it again with their Andy Warhol limited edition prints. You will definitely stand out in the crowd with this gorgeous, lightweight stroller.Perfect for: The art lovers and parents who don't mind a little attention, as you will definitely have people looking at you — and even stopping to talk to you — when you walk by with this stroller. The recognizable Andy Warhol print mixed with a lightweight stroller will get you noticed anywhere you go.
Highlights: The two Andy Warhol prints available for this stroller are an added plus to the already great features that it offers. The compact fold (which we were able to do with one hand) and the sleek, durable design make this a top-of-the-line lightweight stroller. The Bugaboo Bee is also designed to grow with your child. With a fully reclinable seat and the ability to change it from rear-facing to forward-facing, it's definitely a stroller you'll want to have.
Age/weight: Birth to 37.5 lbs
Mountain Buggy Cosmopolitan 5 of 10The new Mountain Buggy Cosmopolitan Stroller has a super-convenient convertible seat that can easily accommodate newborns up to four years with its three different conversion options. It allows you to effortlessly switch your child from forward-facing to rear-facing to lying flat.Perfect for: Parents who want a blend of high style and high function in an easy-to use system that can grow with their child.
Highlights: The Mountain Buggy has an easy, 2-step drop-fold system and automatically locks. Using a stroller doesn't get any easier. It also has puncture-proof wheels and a large sun canopy to protect little ones from UV rays. Another bonus: its urban-friendly 4-wheel drive offers a smooth ride and makes it effortless to maneuver!Age/weight: Birth to 4-years
Summer Infant 3D Lite 6 of 10
Summer Infant has expanded their stroller line with a new lightweight stroller. Weighing in at only 12 lbs, the Summer Infant 3D Lite makes for easy traveling with your little one.Perfect for: Parents on a budget. With a price point at less than $100, this stroller is a great value for parents that want a lightweight stroller for an older child, and those who don't need all of the things that a full travel system stroller has.
Highlights: One of our favorite features of this stroller is the super-compact fold with the carry strap that makes it easy for parents to tote around while traveling (without hurting their back!). It also has a multi-positioned recline for those quick stroller naps and a really big sun canopy with a pull-out sun visor, which makes it perfect for those summer trips to the amusement park or boardwalk!Age/weight: Up to 50 lbs
Nuna Pepp 7 of 10Nuna is stepping into the stroller arena, and we are glad that they did. The Nuna Pepp allows for busy city parents to go virtually anywhere and do anything easily with their child comfortably in their stroller.Perfect for: Urban parents who have limited space and use their stroller to do just about everything. The compact flat fold (it really is completely flat) allows the stroller to fit in the smallest and thinnest spaces. The one-handed maneuverability is a city parent's dream. Being able to hold your grocery bags, walk your dogs, or even talk on the phone while pushing the stroller gives the stroller major points in our book.
Highlights: The highlight of this stroller is the great flat fold that it has. This allows for parents to easily store it in the back of their car, a taxi, or even on an airplane. It even stands on its own when folded, which is great for urban parents who have to fold it quickly to get on the bus or taxi with a child on their hip. The ease of pushing this stroller with one hand makes for a smooth ride for both parents and baby. The fully reclined seat makes for easy stroller naps on the go.Age/weight: Birth to 50 lbs
Baby Jogger City Mini Four Wheel Single 8 of 10Baby Jogger has taken an already loved stroller, the City Mini, and added another wheel. The extra wheel gives the stroller added maneuverability and a greater weight capacity with all of the same great features of the City Mini 3-wheel stroller.Perfect for: Parents who love all of the features of the City Mini, but prefer a stroller with four wheels for a smoother ride.
Highlights: We love the added fourth wheel to this stroller because it gives your child a much more comfortable ride, and it's easier to handle for both mom and dad. The patented quick fold that Baby Jogger is known for allows you to collapse the stroller with just one hand. Although it weighs a little bit more than the City Mini 3-wheel, the added wheel is definitely a plus for parents who use their stroller for long walks outside.Age/weight: Birth to 65 lbs
Quinny Yezz 9 of 10Weighing in at only 11 lbs, the Quinny Yezz is the lightest stroller in our round-up. With its unique design and durable frame, this stroller can go anywhere and everywhere with you.Perfect for: Parents always on the go. If you are a traveler and looking for a stroller that is compact and lightweight, yet durable, this stroller is for you.
Highlights: While this stroller doesn't have luxuries such as a seat that reclines (we wish that it did), it is still a super-comfortable stroller for your child. The hammock-style seat allows for your child to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. We also really like the wheels of the Yezz. Quinny installed skate wheels on the stroller for an even smoother ride. The stroller stands on its own when folded, and has a carry strap to allow you to sling it over your shoulder when on the go.Age/weight: 6 months to 40 lbs
Cybex by Jeremy Scott Collection 10 of 10
Like many other stroller companies, Cybex has jumped to collaborate with a famous fashion designer. Jeremy Scott is known for his bright designs and interesting characters and brings a little bit of both to his new line with Cybex. Now your stroller can come decked out in bright and quirky cartoon characters while you take it for a stroll around town.
Perfect For: Parents who love bold colors and want to stand out in a crowd. If you want something a little bit different from the many strollers out there, this Cybex collaboration is perfect for you.
Highlights: The collection allows you to choose from two strollers: the Callisto and the Onyx. The Callisto 3-in-1 stroller is a travel system that will grow with your child. It's complete with a Jeremy Scott Bassinet that can be used as a separate attachment. The Onyx is a lightweight travel system that is suitable from birth. It has an extra-large canopy and a recline with multiple positions.
Age/Weight: From birth to 50 lbs
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