I think you’ll agree with me when I say:
Our kids deserve only the best baby strollers.
Well, there is only ONE problem. Finding a “Best Stroller” isn’t an easy job.
We started with 25 baby strollers which enjoyed a stellar reputation in the market. We sent all of them to our baby-owning friends, whose recommendations we used to draw a list of 15. Then, after testing those 15 in our lab, we now have the list of Top Ten Best Baby Strollers money can buy.
But how do we test them?
Well, we tested them against five factors which included – maneuverability, weight limit, car seat attachment, folded size, and storage space for accessories. With the result being that we’re in a position to recommend you the best baby strollers on the market.
Look at the comparison table. I will provide you with more information that will help you in our Buyer’s Guide later.
Best Baby Strollers 2018– Comparison Table
|Product Name||Weight||Dimensions||Weight Limit||Adjustable Handlebar||Recline||Price|
2016 Revolution FLEX
|28.5 lbs.||25.4 x 44 x 43 in||75 lbs.||Yes||Yes|
|38 lbs.||24 x 40 x 42 in||50 lbs.||No||Yes|
|10.7 lbs.||11 x 44.3 x 11 in||55 lbs.||No||Yes|
|18 lbs.||23 x 38.5 x 40.5 in||55 lbs.||No||No|
|10.7 lbs.||11 x 44.3 x 11 in||55 lbs.||No||No|
|Baby Jogger |
|14.21 lbs.||17.91 x 38.9 x 35.79 in||25lb||No||Yes|
|Graco Breaze Click Connect||17.8 lbs.||20 x 27.5 x 40 in||50 lbs.||No||Yes|
Infant 3D Lite
|15.87 lbs.||8.75 x 41 x 10 in||50 lbs.||No||Yes|
|11 lbs.||19 x 33.46 x 39 in||N/A||No||Yes|
|11.8 lbs.||18 x 31.25 x 39 in||50 lbs.||No||Yes|
Find the table confusing? Don’t worry, as there are three things which should of interest to you about this table. First, the dimensions of the baby stroller are very important – more important than its weight, in fact.
If you live in a large house or a bungalow, you could afford to have a stroller with large dimensions and need not to worry.
Conversely, if you live in a studio apartment or a condo, go for smaller dimensions as they would allow passing the stroller through small doors with ease.Second, the adjustability of a handlebar is also important.
Just like strollers – parents come in all sizes, however, the stroller manufacturers only design standard size products.
It means that if you are slightly tall or short, the lack of adjustability in the handlebar might force you to either over-extend your arms or bend forward, both scenarios which would be painful for your back.
Finally, if you have a newborn, ALWAYS go for a stroller which offers multi-recline positions. That said, multi-recline position on its own isn’t enough, with the adjustability of the leg rest also playing an important role.
Put simply, if you want your baby to have a quiet nap in their stroller, make sure that it has both multi-recline positions as well as adjustable leg rest.
BOB 2016 Revolution FLEX – Best Overall Stroller
Offering an easier-recline system, a large basket and a bigger weight capacity than its predecessor – the Revolution SE, the BOB 2016 revolution flex is undoubtedly one of the best baby strollers on the market right now.
But will it suit your child? Let’s find out.
Starting with its run-ability, and the Revolution flex is made for rough terrains, thanks to its three-wheel design and a swivel front wheel. Add to it the adjustable tracking – which keeps the Revolution running straight, and the flex is a cinch to turn and maneuver through tight corners.
For the convenient storage and transportation, you could fold this pram in two easy-to-follow steps. All you have to do is to squeeze the lever on the left and right side of the frame, before shoving the handlebar into the seat’s basket.
Thankfully, to protect your child under the sun, the Revolution has an extra-large canopy. When fully extended, it would cover up to the knees of your little one. Water resistant, the canopy is also adjustable and features a peek-a-boo-window plus a stow pocket.
Safety-wise, the 5-point harness system of the bob stroller makes it one of the safest units on the market. The harness is easy to take on/off, and its waist straps have pull rings which allow you easy tightening of the straps around the child.
Though not affecting its performance, the fact that the Bob Stroller won’t self-stand won’t folded is its negative point in our opinion.
- Offers the safest 5-point harness system
- Easy to run with on different terrains
- A large number of storage options
- Easy to swivel, turn, and stop
- The Bob stroller won’t self-stand when folded
Graco Fastaction Stroller – Best Travel System 2018
Much more than just a stroller, the Graco Fastaction is a travel system, which means it provides a rear-facing infant car seat in the package. And guess what, despite its increased utility, this Graco stroller costs twice as less as the Bob revolution flex.
Unlike most strollers out there, the Graco stroller doesn’t require both hands for folding. Instead, thanks to the marked strap on its seat, it provides a one-hand, super easy fold, so that you could use the other hand to hold the baby.
Also, it is a cinch to transition the Fast action from strolling to jogging. It allows you the freedom to lock the front wheel while on a casual stroll. Conversely, if you feel like jogging with the Fast action, just lock the front wheel for increased stability.
Finally, despite costing way below the odds, this stroller includes a Graco car seat in the package. The car seat securely attached to the stroller in a simple, one-step attachment, hence making it a breeze to transition your baby from the car to the stroller.
For all the good features that this baby travel system boasts, the fact that its handle is NOT adjustable might be a deal-breaker for some parents.
- Despite costing less, includes a car seat in the package
- Super-easy, one-hand fold
- Suitable for any terrain
- Lots of storage options for both baby’s and parents’ stuff
- The handle is not adjustable
UPPA Baby 2017 VISTA Stroller – Best Boy Stroller
Though not coming from a famous brand name, this baby stroller and car seat combo are astronomically priced, hence giving the impression that, since its brand-name won’t be enough, it would be the features which would justify the price tag of the UPPA Baby Vista.
First thing first, you’d get a standard toddler seat with the Vista, which you could transform into rear or front-facing at will. Reclining in six positions, it has a weight capacity of 50lbs. and features a bumper bar for the baby’s safety.
Making the Vista a must-have for newborns is the bassinet which comes in the package. Offering great ventilation and made of a breathable mattress pad, you could even unzip it at the back to allow for extra air-flow.
For parents of different height, the adjustable handlebar of this model is a godsend. As for the baby, the adjustability of the canopy is equally important. What’s more, the canopy also has a lock and a peek-a-boo window with which you can spy on your little one without disturbing him.
Measuring 16.75 x 24, the rear of the Vista is on the wider side. It means you might encounter some problems while navigating it with one-hand or through small doors.
- Adjustable handlebar and canopy
- Foot-operated brake with lock and release indicators
- Huge basket and a bassinet
- Can Stand without any help when folded
- Astronomically priced
- Wide rear side makes it difficult to navigate through small doors
Britax 2017 B-Agile Stroller – Best Stroller for Newborn
In stark contrast to the UPPA Baby stroller, this model from Britax is a budget-friendly option with all the niceties you may want in your baby stroller. Add to this its trendy design, and your baby would fall in love with the Britax stroller.
Designed for multi-tasking parents, the Britax 2017 has a lightweight aluminum frame with a quick-fold design to allow you to fold it with one hand. The swivel front wheels are also useful, as they allow slaloming through thick crowds, aisles, and tight spaces with aplomb.
The seat also features a sunshade which, though not on the larger side, still cover pasts the bottom edge of the seat. It also includes a peek-a-book window which could double as ventilation point during hot summer days.
The fact that it measures a paltry 17lbs makes it one of the lightest strollers in this review. It also has a sling-style seat with comfortable padding for the passenger and a handlebar which is foam-covered but stationary. Fortunately, the stroller has provided its wheels with suspension for smooth rides.
Once again, and just like the Graco Fastaction stroller, the absence of adjustable handlebar takes the shine off of the features of this stroller. Second, since its wheels are plastic and NOT rubber, their maneuverability is average on certain surfaces.
- Easy to fold/unfold
- Competitive price
- 5-point harness and a sunshade
- The handlebar is not adjustable
- Maneuverability is average
UPPA baby G-LITE Stroller – Best Maneuverable stroller
In addition to being a pram stroller which has a competitive price tag, the UPPA G-Lite is the lightest model in the UPPA Baby collection. Hence, if you are looking for a stroller which navigates easily in tight spaces, the G-Lite deserves your attention.
Starting with its frame, and its visual sleekness won’t let you believe that it has a substantial weight limit of 55lbs. The wheels are all rubber to navigate through any terrain, and the narrowness of the frame makes navigating it a cinch.
There is a basket underneath the stroller which, despite having a weight limit of 10lbs., could only provide enough space for a medium-size diaper bag. Add to it the cup holder in the package, and this stroller could carry a lot of stuff.
Finishing with a brief glance at its brakes, and unlike the best baby strollers, it is stiff and requires pressure to get engaged. It means you’d have to apply much pressure to make sure they are working.
Users have voiced three major concerns about this model. First, it offers no adjustability. Second, folding it isn’t easy, and the third is the fact that its brakes require excessive foot pressure.
- Extendable sun visor
- Storage space of 10lbs
- Seat back has mesh to allow air to pass through
- No adjustability
- Folding isn’t easy
- Brakes aren’t easy to engage
Baby Jogger City Tour – Best Baby Pushchair
When it first arrived at our doorstep, it was hard for us to believe that inside its tiny package was a full-sized stroller which could take a 3 or 4-year-old. Fortunately, as its features would suggest you, the Baby stroller has everything to rival other best baby strollers.
The quick fold of the City tour was undoubtedly our most favorite in the category. For, it would collapse at the push of a button – and that too with one-hand. Want to reopen it? Release its side clasp before shaking it out, and once again with one hand.
One area where the City Tour shines is its maneuverability. Despite being on the smaller side, the lightweight rubber wheels manage to glide over uneven surfaces such as gravel or glass effortlessly, thanks in no small measure to the extra suspension provided on the front tires.
Want to take it on a snowy terrain? The front wheels have a brake which could be locked to force them to move in a straight line. That said, even without locking the front wheels, we found the City Tour to roll straight.
Finishing with the sunshade, and it has a reasonable size, a useful peek-a-boo window, and quiet opening and closing. Unfortunately, since the sun shade’s cover isn’t water resistant, a rain cover would be a must-have on rainy days.
Both the leg rest as well as the handlebar are not adjustable, and the Baby Jogger City Tour won’t stand on its own either.
- Folds small; can carry in a backpack-style carry bag when folded
- Impressive recline positions
- Rubber wheels and suspension system for rough terrains
- Considerable storage weight limit of 15lbs
- Leg rest and the handlebar are not adjustable
- Won’t self-stand
Graco Breaze Click Connect – Inexpensive Baby stroller
When parents buy a Graco stroller, they do it with a hope that it would be compatible with Graco car seats. Fortunately, the Graco Breaze delivers on this count, as well as many others.
Though available as a single baby stroller, you could easily convert the Graco Breaze into a travel system. All you have to do is to find a Graco car seat and attach it to the Breaze using the latter’s one-step attachment. Consequently, transitioning your baby from the car to the stroller would be effortless.
Another area where this stroller disappoints is its brakes, and how hard they are to set. When we felt the need to use them, we applied so much force that we felt that they might break before engaging.
On the upside, the Breaze offers a one-handed fold which auto locks on folding. It means there won’t be any danger that the stroller would open on its own. As for the opening, while it requires two hands – a sign that it won’t be easy, we found that it wasn’t too difficult either.
There is also a removable parent cup holder on offer, though its smaller size means you cannot fit squat sippy cups or water bottles into it.
Finishing on a high note, the seat of the Breaze offers an almost flat recline back, has enough padding, and its adjustable leg rest allows your child to lie flat with ease.
Finally, you could angle down or straighten out the leg rest for greater napping room, and it also turns into an attachment point when you want to attach the car seat.
Two features of the Graco Breaze has attracted particular criticism from the users. First, and as we noted earlier, its bigger size makes it hard to push. Second, while the harness is 5-point, it is still difficult to tighten.
- Works with any Graco Click Connect car seat
- Adjustable leg rest and almost flat recline back makes it good for napping
- Sun visor provides UV 50+ protection
- One-hand fold
- Hard to push on rough terrains due to large size
- The harness is difficult to tighten
Summer Infant 3D Lite – Easy to fold
Standing at just 12lbs, the Summer Infant 3D is the cheapest of all the strollers which we have reviewed thus far.
Does its low price tag mean the presence of cost-cutting measures? Let’s find out.
For a stroller which doesn’t offer an adjustable seat, we expected the 3D lite to provide high-handles for compensation. However, with the height of a mere 41inches, the Infant 3D lite is limited to only the shorter size parents out there.
The removable sunshade of the 3D is one of the smallest in this review, which means it won’t fully cover your child. The canopy, meanwhile, is the locking brace type and provides no window, which isn’t a big deal as it won’t cover enough space to necessitate the window.
All in all, we found that this stroller would only provide adequate sun-protection during mid-day, as when the sun is directly overhead the stroller.
On the positive side, the 3D Lite won’t disappoint you when you take it out for shopping. That is due to its anti-shock rubber wheels which are capable of maneuvering bumps and sidewalks effortlessly. Similar ease would be on offer when you try to fold/unfold the seat.
As suggested above, the sun protection provided by this stroller is by no means adequate, with the result that majority of users have identified it as a flaw. Second, since its length is on the shorter side, only the shorter parents would find its non-adjustable handlebar as adequate.
- Easy to fold and unfold
- Navigates around tight spaces easily
- Anti-shock rubber wheels
- Its sun protection is poor
- Small size makes it worthwhile only for smaller parents
Chicco Capri C6 Lightweight Stroller– Easy to Carry
Easy to fold and carry, the Chico Capri C6 is a lightweight, economic stroller which provides a small amount of storage. If you plan on moving it over hard, paved surfaces, it won’t be a bad commuter.
Since stats don’t tell half the story, we found this proverb to be true while looking at the storage bin of this stroller. For, while it has a weight capacity of 10lbs, you won’t be able to fit an average sized diaper bag in it. Worse, the bin is a pain to access thanks to a rear cross back that would impede your usage and force you to slide things in through the corners.
If its price tag forced you to think that some cost-cutting measures were employed, look no further than the storage options to prove true your hunch. For, apart from the storage basket, there is no additional storage or even a cup holder.
Also, there is no adjustable leg rest, and the recline only offers 10-degrees, which, even for a stroller which is on the lower side of the price spectrum, seems to us as a potential deal-breaker.
Fortunately, the folding mechanism of this stroller won’t convey any such thoughts. It is pretty straightforward. All you need to do to fold it is to press the safety lever using your foot, before using both your hands to fold the stroller in the forward direction.
Even for a product that costs this low as the Chicco C6, the lack of storage options is a huge shortcoming. The absence of serious reclining options is another let-down-feature of this model.
- Includes a Carry bag in the package
- Easy to transport thanks to the shoulder strap
- Lightweight and easy to fold
- Lack of storage options
- Barely 10 degrees of recline
Kolcraft Cloud Plus – Best lightweight stroller
Despite offering quality features like the multi-position reclining system, a 5-point harness, and one-hand fold, the Kolcraft Cloud Plus is the cheapest stroller in this review.
Starting with the best feature this model has to offer, and the ease with which you could fold the Cloud Plus is brilliant.
Including a manual lock, you could fold it by pushing the red lever in the center of the handlebar. What’s more, even when you fold it, the Kolcraft would stand on its own.
For its meager price tag, the Kolcraft performs above expectations. It provides a storage basket with a weight limit of 10lbs and enough size to carry a medium sized diaper bag. A child tray, as well as a parent console, are also on offer. There are also two cup holders, though their small size rules outfitting any standard size bottle.
The 5-point system of this harness, however, divides no opinion as it is fairly straightforward and useful. To engage the harness, you need to remove both sides of the buckle separately. The adjustment of the rethread is also simple, and the side straps are easy to adjust as well.
To give the seat back its shape and stability, Kolcraft has provided it with a removable corrugated plastic which feels stable. Reclining-wise, a one-handed strap would do the job, though you won’t get the flat recline position which most newborns want for cozy napping.
The wheels aren’t easy to maneuver on unpaved terrains, and the seat isn’t removable.
- Compact, lightweight, and inexpensive
- weight limit
- Easy, one-hand fold
- Extra storage options and multi-recline positions
- Not easy to maneuver
- No option of removing the seat for washing
Best Baby Stroller Buying Guide
Since the market is full of baby strollers, you cannot identify the best one based merely on its brand name. Instead, what would differentiate the best baby stroller from the riffraff would be its features.
- Check for Safety
As you already know, your child’s safety is the biggest concern while selecting a stroller. You want the stroller to be stable – and you can check its stability by hanging a diaper bag over the handle. If the stroller remains upright and doesn’t get bowed down with the weight of the bag, it is stable.
Next, check the harness, with a five-point harness best for newborns who would stay in their seat a lot. For the slightly older ones, a three-point harness could do the job. Finally, make sure the stroller DOES NOT have any sharp corners or pinch points.
Want to avoid back pain? Then go for a stroller whose handles are adjustable. Adjustable handles have two buttons on both sides for adjusting their height.
As for wheels, they come in different numbers.If you want a stroller to go shopping, a 3 wheel stroller should be your go-to choice. If you want it for jogging purposes, go for big wheels which are resistant to dust.
Finally, look for working brakes in the stroller. Strollers offer brakes which only lock back wheels. However, they differ in their braking mechanism – with some brakes locking both wheels at once and others locking each of them individually.
- Convenience Features
The best baby strollers offer a lot of convenience features for both the parent as well as the baby. For instance, whether you are looking for storage space for the baby’s diaper bag or your shopping, they provide a basket underneath.
Have a baby old enough to drink milk on his own? Go for a stroller which offers drink holders. Does he like playing on the way? The best strollers offer toy bars or overhead handles where you can hang toys.
- Travel Systems
Willing to spend a bit extra on the stroller? Then go for one which offers travel systems. It means that the stroller would include an infant car seat which you could easily snap onto the stroller, hence allowing you to move the baby from stroller to car easily.
Moreover, some stroller travel systems offer a car seat base, which would stay in your car all the time. It means all you have to do to place the baby in the car is to snap the car seat into the base provided in the stroller.
The best baby strollers come in three types, with the first built for joggers. Having three big bike wheels allow them to go shopping with you without requiring extra force for pushing them forward.
Second, if you have to go under the sun, umbrella strollers would suit your baby the best. However, since they are cheapest of the lot, look for JPMA certification while choosing them to be sure about their stability.
Finally, if you have twins, we recommend considering double strollers. Big and awkward, they aren’t easy to move around, especially if you have a baby carrier attached to you.
There you have them; ten of the best baby strollers money can buy. Take them shopping, run on grass or slalom through rocky terrains, these strollers won’t break a sweat. They could recline, offering a myriad of storage options and would also protect your baby from the sun. All in all, they are the perfect companions for your baby.
However, as common sense tells us, you cannot have all of them, which means you need to choose one. And if you ask us, we’d gladly point our finger at one product: Bob 2016 Revolution Flex. With rubber, air-inflated wheels, the Revolution flex could handle all terrains with ease.
Add to this the multitude of storage options that it provides – which includes a storage basket, glass holders, and secure storage pockets, and its adjustable handle, UV-protecting sunshade, and 5-point harness, and this stroller is all your baby would ever need.