The 9 Best Baby Strollers

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For most families, a stroller is an essential piece of baby gear. Depending on factors like where you live, how many kids you need to accommodate, and how much storage space you have, there are lots of stroller options, ranging from umbrella strollers, travel strollers, jogging strollers, and more.

Here are the best baby strollers based on your family's needs.

Our Top Picks
Traveling parents will appreciate the infant car seat and stay-in-car base for quick transfers from the car seat to the stroller.
This lightweight umbrella pick is well-suited for everyday use or as a backup to complement a less portable stroller.
From the sleek leatherette details to the magnesium alloy chassis, everything about this stroller shouts elegance.
The splurge-worthy stroller keeps your kiddo protected from the elements with a UPF 50+ canopy and adjustable leg support.
Best for Growing Families:
UPPAbaby VISTA V2 Stroller at Amazon
The set is complete with a bassinet, full-size toddler seat, and a stroller frame, and can accommodate up to three children.
If you prefer a stroller you'll enjoy looking at each time you use it, this stylish pick is sure to stand out on adventures.
Athletic parents will appreciate the swivel front wheel that locks into place during jogs and its easily folded design.
It folds into a handbag-sized package in seconds and can easily fit into overhead compartments, for hassle-free flying.
The double stroller is ideal for two little siblings or best friends, and each seat can recline independent of the other.

Best Travel System: Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System

Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System
Pros
  • Folds up compact

  • Large storage basket

  • Budget-friendly

Cons
  • Heavy

Travel system strollers are convenient and popular choices for parents. This budget-friendly system includes the Evenflo SafeMax Infant Car Seat, toddler seat, bassinet, and modular stroller frame that will fit newborns through toddlers up to 50 pounds (and infants up to 35 pounds in the car seat). Available in four colors, the set comes with the aforementioned infant car seat and car seat base for the car, which allows you to easily transfer the car seat from the stroller to the car seat.

All three-seat options can face forward and back, giving you six total positioning options. The Evenflo Pivot Modular Stroller system also includes a large storage basket and cup holder for convenience. And the removable bumper bar is equipped with a removable snack tray so your little one can eat on the go.

Dimensions: 25.5 x 34 x 47 inches | Weight: 38.1 pounds (travel system), 22 pounds (stroller) | Max child weight: 50 pounds

Best Umbrella: Summer 3Dlite+ Convenience Stroller

Summer 3Dlite+ Convenience Stroller
Pros
  • Lightweight

  • Budget-friendly

Cons
  • Not suitable from birth

Lightweight and versatile, this umbrella stroller is well-suited as an everyday stroller or backup umbrella stroller to complement a bigger, less portable stroller. Weighing only 14 pounds, it folds compactly and has a padded carrying strap, so it’s an ideal option for running errands in and out of the car or traveling.

An extra-large storage basket carries everything you need and the one-hand, multi-position adjustable recline seat has a five-point safety harness. This umbrella stroller is suitable for infants as young as 6 months up to 50-pound toddlers, making it a great choice you'll use for the long haul.

Dimensions: 33 x 19.5 x 43 inches | Weight: 13 pounds | Max child weight: 50 pounds

Best Luxury: Silver Cross Wave 2021 Stroller

silver cross wave eclipse stroller
Pros
  • Accommodates up to 3 children

  • Sturdy hardshell basket

  • Bassinet is suitable for overnight sleep

  • Most accessories are included

Cons
  • Expensive

  • Heavy

  • Fold is not very compact

Silver Cross is the brand responsible for inventing the world's first baby carriage, all the way back in 1877. Its prams have been used to carry a number of Royal babies (starting with King George VI) since 1895. If it's good enough for the royals, it's certainly good enough for us commoners. All kidding aside, the Silver Cross Wave has everything you need to stroll your children around in comfort and style.

The set includes the chassis, stroller seat with UPF 50 hood, a bassinet that's suitable for overnight sleep, 2 rain covers, 2 bug nets, a padded bamboo reversible stroller seat liner, 2 bumper bars, a cupholder, and tandem connectors. There are 7 different configurations to choose from and up to 30 with the purchase of additional accessories. It also includes a very large, hardshell basket that can carry up to 33 pounds.

Dimensions: 43 x 23 x 37-43 inches | Weight: 26.4 pounds | Max child weight: 55 pounds (in each seat)

What Our Editors Say

My son loves to go on strolls in this stroller, and I love taking him on them. The ride is super smooth and you can feel how sturdy the stroller is. My favorite feature is the adjustable handlebar height, which helps with comfort as I am on the shorter side. The oversized hardshell basket is a great perk as well because it fits all of my groceries and isn't weighed down the way some fabric baskets are. I'm so pleased with this stroller and know it will be part of our family for a long, long time. - Jessica Mahgerefteh

Runner-Up, Best Luxury: Nuna MIXX Next Stroller

Nuna Mixx Next Stroller
Pros
  • Stands up when folded

  • Seat can recline to lay flat

  • Ready to use from birth

Cons
  • Heavy

  • Expensive

  • Additional seating options (bassinet, infant car seat) and accessories sold separately

In the Nuna Mixx Next Stroller, your child will be cool and comfortable thanks to a UPF 50+ canopy (with a peekaboo window so you can see them) and ventilated panel. The adjustable leg support and lay-flat reclining seat will keep them cozy from birth up until they weigh 50 pounds.

Despite being one of the heavier strollers we reviewed (28.3 pounds), this one folds easily and fairly compactly, which is helpful for a car trunk or storage in your home. It also includes a ring adapter, making it compatible with the Nuna Pipa Infant Car Seat (sold separately). The compatible bassinet attachment is also sold separately.

Dimensions: 45 x 32 x 23.5 inches | Weight: 28.3 pounds | Max child weight: 50 pounds

Best for Growing Families: UPPAbaby VISTA V2 Stroller

UPPAbaby VISTA V2 Stroller
Pros
  • Can maneuver up to three children

  • Stands up when folded

  • Extra large basket

  • Rain shield and bug shield included

Cons
  • Heavy

  • Expensive

Pushing one kid (or up to three) is a whole lot easier with the ultra-smooth ride on this luxury stroller. Suitable for 3 months old through 50 pounds, the set includes a bassinet, full-size toddler seat, and stroller frame. Thanks to the bassinet attachment and its compatibility with UPPAbaby's MESA infant car seat (sold separately), the stroller can accommodate infants from birth.

Parents in urban environments who need ample storage and durable wheels will benefit from the oversize storage basket and all-wheel suspension. Expecting twins or a second child? The Vista V2 can accommodate a second toddler seat, bassinet, or infant car seat. And a third child can ride along with the PiggyBack attachment board.

Dimensions: 36 x 25.7 x 39.5 inches | Weight: 27 pounds | Max child weight: 50 pounds

Best Style: Cybex Priam One Box Stroller with All Terrain Wheels

Cybex Priam One Box Stroller
Pros
  • One-hand fold; stands up when folded

  • Higher max weight range for toddlers

  • Seat position aligns with standard table height

Cons
  • Expensive

  • Not suitable from birth

  • Additional seating options (bassinet, infant car seat) sold separately

Crafted with premium fabric and finishes, this stylishly designed stroller will stand out on your family adventures. Available in five vibrant colors, the reversible seat can be positioned forward or rear-facing and lays nearly flat in either direction. And the large sun canopy offers UPF 50+ sun protection and includes a peekaboo window.

Unless you purchase the bassinet or a Cybex infant car seat, this stroller isn't suitable for newborns; however, it supports infants from 6 months up to 55 pounds. The foam-filled rubber tires and all-wheel suspension make for a soft and smooth ride, regardless of bumps and uneven terrain.

Dimensions: 36.4 x 23.6 x 42.1 inches | Weight: 28.1 pounds | Max child weight: 55 pounds

Best Jogging: Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller

Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller
Pros
  • Max weight suitable for big kids

  • One-handed fold; lays flat when folded

  • Large basket that zips closed

Cons
  • Seat doesn't sit fully upright

  • Additional seating options (bassinet, infant car seat) sold separately

Athletic parents will love this lightweight, all-terrain stroller that’s great for jogging or power walking over bumpy sidewalks. The swivel front wheel locks into place while jogging and the 16-inch rear wheels make for an exceptionally smooth ride. The padded, five-point safety harness ensures your little one is secure.

When using a bassinet or compatible infant car seat (both sold separately), this Thule jogging stroller is suitable from birth and can support bigger children up to 75 pounds. The adjustable handle has an ergonomic design and features a convenient handlebar brake.

Dimensions: 41.1 x 27.2 x 40 inches | Weight: 25 pounds | Max child weight: 75 pounds

Best Travel: gb Pockit Air Lightweight Travel Stroller

gb Pockit Air Lightweight Travel Stroller
Pros
  • Most compact when folded

  • Lightweight

  • Smooth steering

Cons
  • Sunshade not very functional

  • Not suitable from birth

  • Small storage basket

Innovatively crafted, this travel stroller folds into a handbag-sized package in just seconds. That makes it small enough to fit in any plane or train overhead compartment. The small size is also great for parents with compact cars or those lacking indoor storage.

The stroller supports kids from 6 months old up to 55 pounds, so it’s a choice that can last a long time. At just over 10 pounds, it is one of the lightest strollers we reviewed. The breathable mesh fabric will keep your child cool and comfortable while the UPF 50+ sun visor can be adjusted to provide shade—though it doesn't extend to a full canopy.

Dimensions: 28 x 17.5 x 39.5 inches | Weight: 10.4 pounds | Max child weight: 55 pounds

Best Double: Zoe Twin+ Stroller

Zoe Twin+ Stroller
Pros
  • Lightweight

  • Seats recline independently

  • One-handed fold

Cons
  • Not suitable from birth

This ultimate everyday twin stroller will literally grow as your family does. Ideal for twins or two youngsters close in age, each seat can fit a newborn or a kiddo up to 45 pounds. This stroller can grow from a double to a triple or quad with an expandable tandem add on seat (sold separately).

The seats and their large, four-panel canopies can recline independent of the other, which means one child can recline and sleep in the shade while the other looks out at the world. At only 19 pounds, it’s lightweight for a double stroller. And at 29 inches wide, it can fit through standard doorways without issue.

Dimensions: 33 x 29 x 40.25 inches | Weight: 19 pounds | Max child weight: 45 pounds (in each seat)

Final Verdict

When it comes to baby gear, one of the most important purchases parents will make is for their baby stroller. Travel systems like our Best Overall pick, the Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System (view at Amazon), are easy to use from birth through toddlerhood and include other essentials like an infant car seat and bassinet.

Want an upgrade pick that will grow with your family? The UPPAbaby Vista V2 Stroller (view at Amazon) is a great full-size option that also includes a bassinet and can accommodate up to three children with the right attachments and additional seats (sold separately).

What to Look for When Buying a Baby Stroller

Weight Limits

Prior to buying a baby stroller, one of the most important factors you should consider is the stroller’s weight limit. Once you’ve figured out the stroller’s weight limit, you’ll be able to determine how well it will work with your child. 

The longevity of the stroller that you pick out is partially contingent on the weight limit. If your baby is within a few pounds of the maximum weight, the stroller isn't going to last long and isn't a worthwhile investment.

Additionally, there are minimum weight limits that should be followed as they determine when your child can safely use the stroller. For the most part, baby strollers that do not hold infant carriers are not safe to use directly after birth, so checking the weight limits for both maximum and minimum will give you an idea of how long your child can use the stroller. 

Car Seat Compatibility

When you’re in the market for a baby stroller, you’ll need to consider if you want the stroller to be compatible with your child’s infant carrier. Not all baby strollers are compatible with car seats, so if that’s what you’re looking for, check with the stroller’s manufacturer on their guidelines for car seats.

For baby strollers that connect with infant carriers, they can typically be used immediately after birth and for many months after that. They’re convenient to have, but their weight limit may not be as high as strollers that are not compatible with infant carriers. 

There’s also the option of checking with the stroller’s manufacturer about a car seat adapter. Even if a stroller is designed as a traditional stroller, it’s always worth checking to see if you can add a car seat adapter so your baby’s infant carrier will fit inside the stroller. 

Lifestyle

Factoring in your family’s lifestyle will give you an idea of what stroller you need. You’ll need to consider how often and where you’ll be using the stroller. Will you be using it mostly for walks around the neighborhood, or is your family constantly on the go? 

For families who love to travel, finding a stroller that’s lightweight, compact, and has a large storage basket would be a great place to start. However, if you’re only needing the stroller every once in a while, while on a walk around the neighborhood, an umbrella stroller is perfect because they have sun canopies, is lightweight, and very simple to use.

Features

Not all strollers have the same features, attachments, and accessories. Look for things like whether or not your handlebar can be adjusted for height and what the sun canopy looks like. A ride-on board for a toddler or snack tray and cupholder can make a world of difference when you’re out and about with your baby. Personally, I like my stroller with lots of storage space so I don’t have to carry my diaper or grocery bags.

Wheels

Think about what type of terrain you’re most likely to use your stroller on. If you're planning on going on long walks, jogs, or hitting the trails with you stroller, durable tire-like wheels like the ones on jogging strollers would be ideal. On the other hand, foam tires offer a smooth ride on regular sidewalks and daily use.

Additionally, three-wheel strollers make steering and pivoting on a dime unbelievably easy while four-wheel strollers offer incredible stability and are typically easier to maneuver in tighter or more crowded spaces like the grocery store or mall.

FAQs

When am I able to put baby in a stroller without a car seat? 

Using the infant carrier in a stroller is definitely convenient but sometimes you just want to put baby in the stroller and go without carting around their car seat. However, it can be tough determining when a child can use a stroller without a car seat. 

Most stroller manufacturers design traditional strollers for babies above the age of six months. This is because that’s when babies can typically sit upright without any support. If your child is unable to do that, it’s best to wait until they can so they’re safest in the stroller.

When can I use an umbrella stroller?

The same rule applies to umbrella strollers for babies above the age of six months. By that age, they are able to sit upright without support and they’re able to keep their head up, too. Because newborns are unable to hold their heads up and sit upright unsupported, they need a car seat to help support those developing muscles.

Why Trust Verywell Family?

Maya Polton is a former marketing manager and current freelance writer who covers food, home, and parenting. She’s also the mom of a 10-year-old son, 7-year-old son, and 3-year old daughter. Maya’s garage has been dubbed her “stroller warehouse.” Even though her 3-year old barely goes in a stroller anymore, her garage does not reflect that fact. 

Additional reporting to this story by Deanna McCormack

Deanna McCormack is a freelance writer for various publications who specializes in lifestyle, and family. She’s flown across the country with her two young kids many times and knows the importance of a good stroller.

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