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The Best Strollers of 2024
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June 18, 2024

The Best Strollers of 2024

By Jen LaBracio | Medically Reviewed by Holly Peretz OT | Fact Checked by Karen Reardanz
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A stroller is one of the first items parents start researching when they find out they’re welcoming a baby. That’s because for most families, a stroller is something they’ll use every day—and in many different places—for years. The stroller you choose needs to meet your family’s needs and make getting out with your little one a little easier.

To help you from getting lost down the best stroller rabbit hole, we’ve done the work for you. After analyzing feedback from thousands of Babylist parents and our countless hours of on-the-ground strolling, we think the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 is the best stroller for most families. With its unbeatable combination of price and performance, it’s easy to push and steer, even easier to fold and handles most types of terrain well.

And because there’s a lot of nuance around strollers—both in the features families want to suit their particular needs and what’s offered by manufacturers—we’ve also chosen six other best-of picks across more specific categories like the best stroller for travel, the best affordable choice and the best jogger.

Why Trust Babylist?

Babylist is the expert in baby; we know baby gear inside and out. We talk with parents face-to-face in our showroom and on our user panels and hear from thousands annually via our Best Baby Products survey. We know what items millions of expecting parents are adding to their baby registries. 

As Babylist’s gear editor, I’ve been testing the ins and outs of strollers for over a decade—both as a city and suburban parent of two young boys, ages ten and two, and professionally via the dozens of strollers I’ve assembled, pushed and jogged with through my neighborhood over the years. I drew on both of these roles as I put together this list. I reviewed stroller feedback from thousands of parents through Babylist’s annual Best Baby Products survey of over 6,000 Babylist users and talked to parents at Babylist for their input. I also spoke with several experts for this guide. Courtney English, a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, walked us through all things strollers and safety. Tatyanna Hunter Jones and Pateel Markaradi are Babylist Showroom Registry Consultants. They’re part of a trained team of experts who work at the Beverly Hills showroom, answering questions daily about baby gear and helping parents-to-be build their baby registries.

The Best Strollers

How We Judged

  • Suspension and maneuverability. A smooth, easy-to-turn stroller is a better experience for you and your baby. We ensured all of our picks made strolling as effortless as possible.

  • Ease of use. All of the strollers on our list are easy and intuitive to use. We zeroed in on fold, size and weight when choosing our best strollers because we know from our own experience—and from what we’ve heard from thousands of Babylist parents—that folks prioritize these features when choosing a stroller. 

  • Features. We made sure all of our picks had thoughtfully designed features—like large canopies, lots of storage, recline options and adjustable handlebars—to make you and your baby the most comfortable while you’re on the go.  

  • Value. Strollers range from under $100 to well over $1,000. We didn’t limit our best-of picks by price, but we did factor it in while making our top choices so you can be sure you’re spending your money wisely.

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Best Stroller Overall

  • Super quick + compact fold
  • 3-wheel design = easy to maneuver
  • Rides smoothly on rough terrain like grass, dirt and gravel
  • Doesn’t maneuver well through sand or snow
  • Small storage basket; large diaper bags and bulky items may not fit
  • Seat only faces outward; no parent-facing option

Baby Jogger’s City Mini stroller has topped our best-of list for years—an impressive feat considering all of the changes in the stroller market over the last half-decade.

It can be tricky to recommend a best overall stroller pick, as families have many different types of stroller needs and what works for one may not work for another. But the GT2 is just that good. It’s versatile enough to work for both city and suburban parents and is a favorite among Babylist registrants who are looking for a stroller with high-end features under the $500 mark. That’s because it boasts an unbeatable combination of price and performance. It’s certainly not cheap, but it won’t cost you thousands of dollars, either. It’s easy to push and steer, features all-terrain forever air rubber wheels and all-wheel suspension, and has a near-flat seat recline. And the fold! It’s one-handed, takes under five seconds and is incredibly intuitive. (We promise you’ll never, ever have to Google “How do I fold my City Mini GT2?”) It’s also compatible with a huge range of infant car seats if you’re looking to build a travel system, including select models from popular brands like Britax, Nuna, Chicco, Graco and UPPAbaby.

My only real gripes with this stroller—and the things that Babylist parents also mention—are the small basket size and the lack of modularity (meaning you can’t flip the seat from forward- to rear-facing; it only faces outward). Also note that Baby Jogger used to make a more basic version of this stroller, called the Baby Jogger City Mini (no GT2 in the name)—but they’ve phased it out over the last few years and now only produce the GT2.

Real Parent Reviews

“This is seriously the only stroller we own and our daughter is now 17 months. We purchased it around the time she was 4 months old. It was extremely easy to set up as all we had to do was pop the wheels on. We love the way it steers, the forever air tires are great on almost any terrain, and the stroller folds very easily. The fact that it reclines almost completely flat for nap times (and diaper changes on the fly!) is a huge relief. It will be a stroller that lasts us many years since it will hold a larger child and our daughter is very petite. We can’t recommend it enough as an everyday/all the time stroller!” — mantan10

“I love this stroller. Not only is it comfortable for me to push (5’5”) but my husband (6’6”) loves it too! That adjustable handlebar is awesome. The size is perfect. It’s sturdy but not huge. It fits perfectly in the back of my station wagon & I can fold it up with one hand if I need to.” — Imtmum

Additional Specs
Stroller Weight 22 lbs
Age Range 6 mos up to 65 lbs; from birth with car seat
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Best Convertible Stroller

  • Stroller can fit up to 3 kids (with attachments; sold separately)
  • All-wheel suspension + effortless steering and turning
  • 30% of Babylist parents voted for this as their favorite stroller
  • Expensive
  • Bulky fold
  • Harder to push and steer with 2+ kids

Almost 30% of the 6,000+ Babylist users who completed our Best Baby Products survey voted the Vista V2 as their favorite stroller, describing the quality as “unmatched” and many going a step further and naming it the best product they added to their entire baby registry. I count myself among one of this popular stroller’s biggest fans; it’s the stroller I used multiple times a day for years as a mom in New York City.

The Vista is all about options to accommodate growing families. From birth, you can use the included bassinet for strolling or for naps and overnight sleep. “A bassinet is a great option because it allows baby to continue to move freely on their stroller ride,” says English. “I also love bassinet stroller rides for newborns because it stimulates their visual and vestibular systems as they explore looking at trees, clouds or a mobile as their body moves in space. This is all great for their development.”

If you prefer a car seat, you can pair the Vista with the brand’s Mesa or Aria infant car seats or other compatible top-rated infant car seats with the addition of adapters. When your child gets older, switch out the bassinet for the front or rear-facing toddler seat. Adding baby number two? Add on the multi-directional Rumble Seat or the PiggyBack Ride-Along Board for a big kid who wants to stand and ride.

Performance-wise, the Vista shines. The suspension system holds up to just about anything you throw at it, including high curbs, bumpy sidewalks and off-road terrain. The telescoping handlebar means it works for parents and caregivers of different heights (I’m 5’10” and find it comfortable to push) and the full-recline seat and extendable canopy are good kid-forward comfort features. The huge storage basket is also a plus; I easily fit a few days’ worth of groceries in it after a walk to the store.

This stroller is on the larger side, even when folded. It’s also expensive, and some parents say the inline design makes it tough to push when it’s loaded with two (or more) kids. (To clarify, that’s true of all inline strollers, not just the Vista V2.)

If you love all things UPPAbaby but want to spend a bit less money, or simply don’t need a stroller as large as the Vista, check out the Cruz V2. It’s a single stroller with no option to convert it to a double (although you can add a PiggyBack board so an older child can stand and ride along), but shares many of the same features parents love in the Vista in a more compact and affordable package.

Real Parent Reviews

“Love the ability to add more seats. Love the size and maneuverability. Love the bassinet. Bought the stand and have used it in our bedroom for three kids now. Onto our third child and stroller still looks and acts brand new—it’s incredible! Well worth the money.” — Clair

“As a twin mom, this was a great option for the first 9 months because it was incredibly easy to click in their infant car seats. Con: Multiple pieces to put together every time you get in and out of the car. It doesn’t sound terrible until it’s raining and you have two babies in the car screaming and you just want to go home lol.” — Melanie S.

“Uppababy Vista stroller [was the best thing I registered for]…it’s had the longest life so far, we’re currently using it with two kids now (3.5 years and 15 months) and the customer service at UPPAbaby is phenomenal.” — LL

Additional Specs
Stroller Weight Frame + bassinet, 28.8 lbs; Frame + seat, 27 lbs
Age Range Bassinet suitable from birth up to 20 lbs or until infant can push up on hands and knees; toddler seat from three months up to 50 lbs
The Best Strollers of 2024

Best Travel System

  • Includes parent-favorite car seat
  • Has several high-end features for mid-range price
  • Rear suspension and rubber tires = smooth ride
  • Handlebar isn’t adjustable
  • Storage basket only holds up to 10 lbs
  • No snack tray available

The price of a travel system (a car seat + stroller combo that attach) can range from a few hundred dollars to well over a thousand. The Corso sits squarely in the middle and has a lot to offer, making it my top pick and my favorite out of all of Chicco’s travel system offerings thanks to its quality and functionality.

The car seat, the KeyFit 35, is a popular parent favorite—and our pick for the overall best infant car seat—that’s easy to install, packed with safety features and fits babies of all sizes well. (It also works well for extended rear-facing use, with a good amount of headrest room and a weight maximum of 35 pounds.)

The stroller stands out for its high-end features, many of which you’d find on more expensive options. It pushes smoothly and steers easily thanks to the large, foam-filled tires and rear-wheel suspension. I also appreciate the modular seat (and its many recline options), the adjustable canopy and footrest and the one-handed, self-standing fold. These convenience extras make the stroller easy to use and comfortable for both parents and babies.

One unique thing about this stroller is that the seat pops off completely to turn it into a skeleton frame when you’re using it with only the infant car seat. This isn’t the case with all travel system strollers; some require the infant seat to attach over the toddler seat, adding weight and making the stroller tougher to push. And while the handlebar on the Corso isn’t adjustable, I was still able to push it comfortably even though I’m tall.

Real Parent Reviews

“As a CPST I trust Chicco and all of their products. The ease of the KeyFit35 install is to die for. The car seat also feels comfortable and sturdy. I also love this stroller! The one-hand fold and the sleek design. It looks beautiful with the flower-like wheels and leather handle. It’s also a beautiful color. I would recommend to anyone.” — Patience Mabin

“This travel system has been so great, and is holding up well 8 months in. The car seat is really easy to adjust as baby has grown, and is so easy to install. And I love that the 35-pound weight limit means we’ll be able to have her rear-facing for longer. The stroller is the thing that I use the most, and it is one of the best pieces of baby gear we have. It’s super maneuverable and very easy to push one-handed. We walk every day in our city neighborhood with old broken sidewalks and the stroller handles all that terrain beautifully. The stroller can also be used comfortably by people of different heights. I’m 5’5” and my husband is 6’2” and we can both comfortably push the stroller. My husband doesn’t kick the stroller when he’s walking (something that I’ve read can be an issue for tall people with other strollers.)” — Kate H

Additional Specs
Stroller Weight Stroller: 24.8 lbs; Infant car seat: 8.5 lbs
Age Range Stroller: 6-60 mos or from birth with infant car seat, up to 50 lbs; Infant car seat: 4-35 lbs, up to 32”
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Best Affordable Stroller

  • Includes parent-favorite car seat
  • Has several high-end features for mid-range price
  • Can use from birth (seat turns into a bassinet)
  • Handlebar isn’t adjustable
  • Less suspension = a bumpier ride
  • Takes time to assemble

The Pramette, part of Graco’s Modes stroller line, is three strollers in one, all for just about $200: an infant car seat carrier, an infant pramette (AKA a bassinet) and a toddler stroller. This versatility means you can use the stroller from birth right out of the box and is why I recommend the Modes line above the brand’s (many) other models.

“Most babies are not able to ride in standard strollers until at least six months,” says English, something many first-time parents don’t realize. “It all depends on their core, trunk and head control,” she explains. In Pramette mode, the sides of the toddler seat drop down and the seat flattens completely, transforming it into a newborn-friendly space—which means you can skip purchasing a bassinet separately. (You’ll also save space, since a bassinet is yet one more thing to store when the newborn days are over.) The seat on the Pramette is modular, another big pro for a stroller in this price range. There’s also a one-handed fold and a parent cup and phone holder included.

The stroller does lack the suspension found in many higher-priced options, so the ride is a bit bumpier according to many parents and our own testing. It also doesn’t turn as effortlessly as some pricier models. Parents also mentioned that the Pramette took a bit of time to assemble, usually about 30 minutes or so. And the handlebar isn’t adjustable.

Real Parent Reviews

“I have both an infant and a toddler, and I love that this stroller can easily and quickly be transitioned from using it for my toddler to my infant and vice versa. I regularly use this stroller both for neighborhood walks and running errands and I love that it is easily maneuvered even with my toddler riding in it. When folded it can easily fit in the trunk of my compact car, and I love that I can fold it with ease. The basket underneath is very large, easily accessible and can fit my bulky diaper bag with room to spare. I have limited storage space so I really appreciate that it has the function to be used for the stages of an infant through a toddler without having extra parts to store.” — kelcic

“Overall I really like the Modes Pramette Stroller compared to the other strollers I have used for my one-year-old. The multiple configurations (bassinet, inward toddler and outward toddler) make it possible to use this stroller from newborn through toddler. It is really easy to switch between the different modes and I love having the option of switching my daughter to face inwards so I can see her and interact with her on our walks or while at the store. The storage bin on this is AMAZING (bigger than on any other stroller I’ve used), which is a huge perk and so convenient for running errands. The stroller also comes with cup and phone holders for no additional cost, which is a nice addition. The folding mechanism could be better on this stroller. You can only collapse the stroller when it is in the outward toddler position, which is frustrating because I like using the inward position the most. Because of this I have to switch the seat to face the other direction every time I collapse it, which is pretty quick and easy to do, but still something I wish could be avoided. Switching the seat position also requires both hands so I can’t collapse the stroller while holding my daughter.” — leah5825

Additional Specs
Stroller Weight 20.86 lbs
Age Range Newborn up to 50 lbs
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Best Stroller Car Seat Combo

  • Infant car seat + stroller all in one = ultimate convenience
  • Great for travel
  • Lighter weight than most other strollers
  • Short usage life
  • Low handlebar can be uncomfortable for taller parents
  • No storage basket, snack tray or cup holder
  • Harness needs to be adjusted manually

“Makes everything easier,” “so convenient for our lifestyle” and “once you have the Doona, you don’t need anything else,” are just a few things moms told us about this innovative car seat + stroller hybrid when we asked them what they loved about it in our Best Baby Products survey.

The Doona transforms from an infant car seat into a stroller with the click of a button. When it’s time to get in the car, the stroller legs and wheels pull up and fold under the car seat. For some parents, this ultimate convenience feature is a really big deal. The Doona is ideal for parents who travel or fly with baby frequently, who are in and out of the car often (think a suburban parent of multiple kids who’s doing daily preschool dropoff, sports practices, etc. with a baby in tow) or for a city family who uses rideshares or rental cars regularly. It’s also great if you’re a minimalist who’s trying to cut down on the amount of baby gear you need, especially during the first year.

The Doona isn’t for everybody, though, as there are a few downsides. Most babies will outgrow it right around the one-year mark—at which point you’ll need to purchase a new stroller. There’s no storage basket, and the seat sits quite low to the ground with no adjustable handlebar, making it tough to push if you’re a taller parent (raises hand). It’s pricey, especially considering the limited usage window, and suspension and steering aren’t as good as you’ll find in most traditional strollers.

Real Parent Reviews

“It was so great for the subway and made my life living in NYC without a car so much easier. I don’t know what I would have done without it.” — CS

“I absolutely love this stroller/car seat combo…it is without a doubt worth the money. I have an 11-year-old, so when surprise, I’m pregnant again 11 years later, the one thing I remembered hating was dealing with the car seat and the stroller. I’m pretty small so lugging that around was a nightmare. I saw the Doona online one day and thought wow that’s an awesome gadget and I wasn’t even pregnant or thinking about being pregnant at the time. But I never forgot the name!! I recommend it to everyone I know and strangers alike….love love love this car seat/stroller!” — MamaKenz

“Doona car seat stroller with accessories [is my favorite item of baby gear]. It is a game changer for getting to appointments when baby is little, and later just such a space saver when traveling. Everyone comments on it when they see it.” — MD

Additional Specs
Stroller Weight 14.3 lbs
Age Range 4-35 lbs, up to 32”
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Best Travel Stroller

  • Compact, one-handed fold and built-in carry strap
  • 4-wheel suspension rides smoothly like a full-size stroller
  • Compatible with top-rated car seats
  • Expensive, especially if used infrequently for travel
  • Small storage basket
  • Handlebar isn’t adjustable

A travel stroller is a good investment if you plan on flying or traveling frequently with your family, but it’s also something to consider if you need a lightweight, easy-to-fold stroller to keep in your car or to use when you don’t want to deal with a larger stroller. The Joolz Aer is my top pick as it packs a big punch in a small package. It’s been my go-to travel and keep-in-the-trunk stroller for almost three years and I’m constantly recommending it to anyone who asks. (Or doesn’t, truly.)

The two things I love the most about this stroller are the push and the compact size/easy fold. Pushing it doesn’t feel much different than pushing many larger, more expensive and much heavier strollers. (That’s because of the four-wheel suspension system, a feature that’s not that common in travel strollers.) It steers easily and even handles uneven surfaces well, which is notable considering its 13-pound size. Fold-wise, it’s amazing. It breaks down in about two seconds with one hand, and it’s just as easy to open. When folded, it’s compact enough to fit in an overhead bin of most airlines or tuck away in any other small space.

The storage basket isn’t huge, but it’s big enough for a small diaper bag or backpack, and the near-flat recline is great for resting on the go. I also love that it’s newborn-friendly. It’s compatible with Nuna and Clek car seats (adapters sold separately) or a bassinet (also sold separately) so you can use it from birth if you’d like.

Real Parent Reviews

“After tons of research, we decided to try out the Joolz for our first family trip to Colorado. The stroller itself is very easy to unfold (after a little practice) and has great steering considering the smaller wheels. It did just fine on cobblestone/gravel paths and loved having the Nuna Pipa car seat attachments to push when in her car seat. The bottom storage was great for our day trip essentials and the canopy unzips to the perfect height to protect my kid’s head. HIGHLY recommend if you plan on traveling via plane and now it lives in my trunk for quick stops around town!” — Erica

“I live in New York City and have five strollers because it has been so challenging to navigate the streets. Everyone in my area has a different travel stroller so I was hesitant to buy something different but I’m so glad it did. This is the best purchase by far. I wish I would’ve known about this before registering for so many different products. It truly is a one-hand fold which is great for the train, plane, car and going up and down stairs. It is light, moves with one hand and is sturdy. It’s narrow enough to go down aisles but also roomy for my child. There is an extended shade which is perfect and there is an air vent so I can see her. I absolutely love it. It has made my life and my child’s life so much easier and SAFER! I purchased the extra foot extension for my one year old which folds with the stroller and the handle bar. In my opinion, it is worth the money.” — Vanessa D.

Additional Specs
Stroller Weight 13.2 lbs
Age Range 6 mos up to 50 lbs; from birth with car seat or bassinet
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Best Jogging Stroller

  • Slimmer and more compact than many other joggers
  • Quick, one-handed, self-standing fold
  • Zip-top basket keeps things from falling out on the go
  • Tires need to be inflated at setup and could lose air pressure over time
  • Narrower frame = slightly smaller basket size and narrower grip
  • Compatible with fewer car seat brands than other BOB strollers

BOB strollers are a longtime favorite of running parents. The Wayfinder is the brand’s newest addition and a home run for me; the overall functionality, performance and profile make it the best choice for parents who run frequently but also want a jogging stroller for day-to-day use.

The Wayfinder features independent, dual suspension and air-filled tires, so no matter what type of terrain I tried it on (dirt path, sandy road, bumpy sidewalk), it provided a smooth ride every time. It checks all the feature boxes I look for in a jogger: a swivel-locking front wheel, a hand brake, a wrist strap, an adjustable handlebar and a large cargo basket. The fabrics and finishes look and feel high-end, there’s a great canopy and the seat reclines all the way back. And it’s compatible with many popular infant car seats with the addition of adapters.

The biggest plus of the Wayfinder, though, and why I think it stands above other BOB joggers, is its slimmed-down profile. While not small by any means, this jogging stroller is narrower and more compact than many of its competitors. And when you fold it (which is also easy to do), it gets even smaller; the Wayfinder is only about 22 inches across, so it’s easier to store or load in your trunk than other joggers. The slimmer profile overall does take a bit of getting used to when running, especially if you’re used to a lower, wider jogger like I was, but it only took me a few runs to get the hang of it. Also know that although the stroller’s weight limit is 75 pounds, the height limit is 44 inches, so the odds are pretty high that your little one will grow out of it height-wise long before they come close to the stroller’s max weight capacity.

Real Parent Reviews

“We’ve used the Wayfinder both on neighborhood jogging and for tackling our local trails and it has knocked it out of the park every time. Compact enough to handle winding trail paths, the smoothest push you could hope for across different terrains, and the basket can carry more than expected at first glance. We had lunch for 5, extra snacks, water for the hot day and a first aid kit all comfortably carried. It has a true standing fold which is refreshing and the steering is as nimble as can be. I love the brakes and how upright the seat can get if needed, as well as the front access to the basket. Quality-wise, the Wayfinder is built to last. We have been getting out and exercising more as a family since we got it and I am looking forward to more adventures to come!” — strollingsodapops

“I love this stroller! When I say it’s the perfect all-in-one stroller, it really is! When people hear the words “jogging” stroller, they immediately think a ginormous contraption…but this is not it. I love how it glides so smoothly through every surface whether I am jogging out on a rocky trail, or a stroll in the city. The stroller is so compact that I can fit it on the back of my older Toyota Highlander. The fabric is so easy to clean as well! It has a pretty large compartment under the seat and would be perfect for long trips or amusement parks where you’ll need a lot of space to carry kiddo’s stuff! My daughter has fallen asleep multiple times and comfortably because the seat is spacious and comfortable and it’s adjustable. Honestly, I could go on and on, but that’s all for now!” — Cilla

Additional Specs
Stroller Weight 31.1 lbs
Age Range 6 mos up to 75 lbs or 44”; from birth with car seat, but do not jog or walk fast with a child that does not have sufficient head and neck control, usually around 6 mos

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Need more options? Here are other top strollers we love including the best luxury pick, the best stroller for twins and more.

The Best Strollers of 2024

A More Affordable Convertible

  • Premium design, affordable price
  • Expands to hold 2 kids
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Maneuverability and suspension not as good as some higher-priced competitors
  • Taller parents tend to kick the lower crossbar
  • Fold takes practice

If your heart is set on a luxury stroller but your wallet doesn’t agree, check out the Mockingbird. The parents we surveyed called it “the best bang for the buck,” an “awesome” product and “very nice and half the price of some other strollers.” It’s packed with high-end features including 22+ configurations, modular seats, a spill-resistant extendable canopy that offers plenty of sun coverage and a built-in suspension system for a smooth ride. There’s a one-handed, self-standing fold and an XL storage basket, and we love the lifetime warranty.

Real Parent Reviews

“We initially bought a single stroller from a different brand, not expecting baby number two so soon after number one so we needed something that we could use with both kids. I was torn between this and another comparable stroller but happy we went with Mockingbird! It was affordable and had all of the features we could want and need. We were able to clip our daughter’s Nuna Pipa in and have our young toddler comfortably in his own seat and it was still easy to maneuver. The bottom basket was also spacious enough to fit our very overpacked diaper bag. Once my daughter was old enough, she graduated to her own seat and my son loved the ride-on-board attachment. It was a bit tricky to fold and I found it’s easier to do without the seat attached, so it does take a minute to set up and break down when getting it in and out of the car. I also wish more accessories were included with the stroller (like the cupholder) but still worth it!” — Briana

Additional Specs
Stroller Weight 20.86 lbs
Age Range Newborn up to 50 lbs
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Best Luxury Travel System

  • Stroller has excellent suspension + high-end features
  • Includes baseless car seat
  • Expensive for a non-convertible stroller
  • Car seat has low height limit

This luxury car seat + stroller combo is one of the best around. The Mixx stroller features all-wheel suspension, a reversible seat, tons of storage and thoughtful features like magnetic buckles and a compact fold. The urbn is a baseless car seat that installs in your vehicle in seconds (rigid LATCH is built right in) and is as foolproof as it gets, meaning a safe, secure install every time.

Real Parent Reviews

“Love this stroller and car seat. Car seat is so easy to get in and out. Stroller does take up some space but the stroller ride is worth it. Ride is so smooth. Able to put my infant in car seat right into the stroller in his car seat or can use the seat it comes with. Two options depending on what I am doing. Great storage below stroller.” — Britney S.

Additional Specs
Stroller Weight Stroller: 28.3 lbs; infant car seat: 7 lbs
Age Range Stroller: newborn to 50 lbs; infant car seat: 4-32 lbs, up to 32”
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Best Stroller Wagon

  • Works on all types of terrain
  • Accepts infant car seat
  • Lots of fun (and useful) accessories available to customize your ride
  • Pricey, especially after add-ons
  • Bulky and heavy

Veer was one of the first stroller wagons to hit the market—and we think it’s the best. With the functionality of a stroller and the fun factor of a wagon, the Veer is a hybrid that offers the best of both worlds. Its oversized tires and front-wheel suspension mean it can easily tackle all sorts of rugged terrain, sand and snow included. You can even attach an infant car seat using adapters, along with tons of other fun accessories.

Real Parent Reviews

“We have used both versions of the Veer wagon and love the City way more! The push is much more intuitive because you can steer with the front wheels. We use this wagon for walks around the neighborhood, at the zoo, on rocky trails, you name it. It’s a smooth, comfortable ride and we actually use it more than our double stroller. We also love all of the extra accessories (which can be pricey to add on, but they’re worth it). It’s a bit heavy for me (mom) to get in and out of my SUV but not impossible. We have two toddlers but actually got the 4 seater and are so glad because they have more room plus space for our diaper bag and stuff.” — Brie

Additional Specs
Stroller Weight 32.6 lbs
Age Range 55 lbs per seat (two seats total); Cargo-only or pet weight capacity: 250 lbs
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Best City Stroller

  • Full-size features, compact design
  • Can use from birth with accessories
  • One-handed, compact fold
  • Small storage basket

City-friendly strollers pack much of the same punch, features-wise, as a full-size stroller, but in a more compact package, making them perfect for urban living where extra space is often at a premium.

The Thule Shine is our favorite in this category. The features are those you’d expect in a full-size stroller—a reversible, reclining seat with an adjustable leg rest, a huge canopy, a one-handed, self-standing fold and all-wheel suspension—but in a much more compact, lightweight package. (It weighs just over 20 pounds, almost 10 pounds less than the UPPAbaby Vista V2.) This streamlined design means it’s easier to store in small, urban spaces and easier to push through crowded streets and aisles, both huge perks for city living.

Real Parent Reviews

“This stroller is beautiful! It looks good and feels good to push around. I am not a fan of bulky strollers and this one is anything but that. It breaks down easily and compact, but is very high quality and durable. I’m so glad I got this stroller. I recommend 100x.” — Andreaakayyy

Additional Specs
Stroller Weight 21.6 lbs
Age Range From birth with accessories, up to 48.5 lbs
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Best Stroller for Twins

  • Fits through most doorways
  • Smooth ride + easy to steer
  • Lots of configurations
  • Very expensive
  • Fold takes practice
  • Bulky when folded

Finding a twin-friendly double stroller is tricky. Many are bulky and unwieldy to push, don’t fit through doors and don’t accommodate two bassinets or two car seats at a time. The Donkey does all this and (much) more. Its slim profile means it makes its way through most standard doorways easily. It holds two bassinets, two car seats and two toddler seats at the same time. And it converts from a single to a double in three easy clicks. It’s easy to push and steer even when fully loaded and has an incredible suspension system for a cushy ride.

Real Parent Reviews

“Babies have older grandparents so the ease of pushing was the most important thing looking for a stroller for us and this is the only one I tried that I felt fully comfortable would be easy for them…It is difficult in stores in double mode, even though it does fit fairly well through a standard doorway, but in stores often displays are in the way…The basket is low capacity and difficult to access in double mode with 1 bassinet/1 child seat configuration, but I like this much better than any of the other double strollers I tried. I’m not someone who usually splurges on the most high-end baby products but having bought a cheaper stroller for my first child I knew I wanted something better engineered and so far feel I got what I paid for with this stroller and am so happy I made this choice.” — Alex M.

Additional Specs
Stroller Weight 26.9 lbs in Mono configuration
Age Range 0 mos-4 yrs; Bassinet: birth until 20 lbs, stop using when baby can push up on hands and knees or rollover; Max child weight 50 lbs per seat
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Best Umbrella Stroller

  • Lightweight
  • Affordable
  • Near-flat seat recline
  • Small storage basket
  • No suspension = bumpy ride
  • Small canopy

Umbrella strollers fold into a slender, vertical shape and while lacking some features, they’re lightweight, convenient and a good choice for on-the-go or travel. The Summer 3D Lite combines a great range of features with a price point of under a hundred bucks. The aluminum frame lightens the load—this stroller weighs about 13 pounds—and there’s a built-in shoulder strap for portability. I also appreciate the near-flat seat recline, a large, adjustable canopy and an XL storage basket.

Real Parent Reviews

“I love this stroller. It’s light and compact yet sturdy. My baby likes to be front-facing so she loves it. It’s a really good stroller for the price.” — Tiffany

Additional Specs
Stroller Weight 13 lbs
Age Range 6 mos up to 50 lbs

How We Chose Our Best Strollers

  • We analyzed results from Babylist’s Best Baby Products survey, which polled 6,000 Babylist users and asked them to share the baby products they love the most and why.

  • We utilized insight from the Babylist editorial team, including me, Gear Editor Jen LaBracio, an expert in the baby space for over six years and a mom of two who has written hundreds of baby gear guides and personally researched and tested hundreds of baby products, including many strollers.

  • We spoke to Courtney English, a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, about stroller safety. We also talked with Babylist Showroom Registry Consultants Tatyanna Hunter Jones and Pateel Markaradi. They’re part of a trained team of experts who work on our Beverly Hills showroom floor, answering questions daily about baby gear and helping parents-to-be build their baby registries.

  • We read customer reviews from hundreds of Babylist users and spoke to parents on our Babylist staff about their real-life product experiences.

Types of Strollers

There are several different types of strollers to choose from when you’re researching what to register for or buy:

  • All-purpose strollers: What likely comes to mind when you imagine a traditional stroller, all-purpose strollers are great for everyday activities like walking around the neighborhood or strolling through a store.

  • Travel systems: A travel system is a stroller + infant car seat that attach. Parents like travel systems because they can use them from day one and because you don’t have to disturb baby during the car-seat-to-stroller-and-back transfer. You can buy a travel system with a stroller and a car seat from the same brand, or mix and match different brands to make your own. (You’ll just need to make sure your stroller and car seat are compatible and purchase adapters.)

  • Lightweight strollers: Lightweight strollers weigh much less than traditional strollers. They’re sometimes referred to as travel strollers or compact strollers. They’re great for travel or for parents who need a stroller that’s easy to carry (think going up and down stairs, taking it in and out of car trunks, riding public transit etc.).

  • Double strollers: Double strollers hold two children at once. If you have twins or little ones close in age, a double stroller can make your life easier. Double strollers come in two configurations: front-to-back (also called tandem or in-line) and side-by-side.

  • Convertible strollers: A convertible stroller converts from a single stroller to a double. Convertibles are a good choice if you’re planning on having two children relatively close in age. Like double strollers, convertibles come either in tandem or side-by-side configurations.

  • Jogging strollers: Runners take note: these strollers are built to handle rougher terrain and have souped-up suspension systems for a smoother ride. You don’t have to be a runner to own a jogging stroller, though; many parents love them for their ability to glide over almost any type of terrain.

  • Stroller frames: A skeleton of a stroller (think: handle, storage basket and wheels), these are made complete when you attach a compatible infant car seat.

How to Choose the Best Stroller

The best stroller for your family depends on a lot of things. “Some parents are shopping for [a stroller] that can turn into a bassinet or a bassinet option that can be added to their strollers,” says Hunter Jones, who talks with parents-to-be daily as a Registry Consultant at Babylist’s LA showroom. “Others are prioritizing travel systems because they like the convenience of taking baby from stroller to car and vice versa. Others [want] unique colored strollers or canopies,” she says.

“Parents coming in want to compare the pros and cons between different brands and models,” shares Markaradi, another Registry Consultant. “Many are looking into ease of use when folding and lifting the stroller. They also look into whether or not the stroller seat is newborn-friendly.” So how should you decide?

Evaluate your lifestyle

“Just because one stroller worked for a family member or your bestie doesn’t mean it will be the perfect stroller for you,” stresses Hunter Jones. Think through your lifestyle and your daily needs to help you narrow down the right stroller. A city family who uses public transportation each day has different stroller needs than a suburban family who’s constantly in and out of their car. You’ll also want to consider things like stroller storage space, if you have stairs leading up to your home and if you’ll be using your stroller mainly for walks or for jogging, too. 

“Consider lifestyle and neighborhood,” echoes Markaradi. “For example, there are some strollers that are lightweight for quick city strolls and some strollers that have more all-terrain [features] to smoothly take on adventures.”

Think through features

Do you want a stroller that accommodates your newborn from day one? Are you set on a particular brand of car seat that’s only compatible with certain strollers? How important are things like fold, weight, a reversible seat, a large storage basket and an adjustable handlebar to you? Be sure to carefully think through all the features you need—or want—in a stroller before making your choice.

Factor in family size

If you’re planning on having multiple children close in age, you may want to consider a convertible stroller from day one instead of registering for a single stroller and then having to purchase a double shortly after. “My recommendation for first-time parents is to navigate if they want to start with a single stroller or stroller that will grow,” says Markaradi. 

Consider safety

“A five-point harness is most important to ensure baby is secure in [the] stroller,” says English. Other safety features she recommends looking for include easy-to-operate brakes and a good fit. “A child should be able to freely move their arms and legs with good trunk control (no slouching). They should be able to hold their head up against gravity with their neck in a neutral position,” she says.

If you plan on using an infant car seat with your stroller, always remember what English calls the two-hour rule. “Safety experts recommend limiting car seat use to no more than two hours in a 24-hour period,” she stresses. “This is because research shows that when a baby is positioned in a semi-upright position for longer durations, it can restrict airflow to baby's lungs, resulting in breathing issues.” Too long of a stretch in a car seat can also put baby’s spine in a stressful position, notes English, and take away from floor time—the best way to help support your little one’s sensory and motor development.

Keep cost in mind 

Strollers can cost anywhere from a hundred dollars to well over a thousand. Pricier strollers often have features like all-wheel suspension, better maneuverability, high-end fabrics, modular seats or the ability to convert to a double. But there are plenty of high-quality, more affordable stroller options, too. There’s no right or wrong—it’s about what’s important to you. 

For a step-by-step deep dive into stroller decision-making, head over to our How to Choose a Stroller guide.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can your baby sleep in a stroller?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies sleep alone, on their backs and in a crib or bassinet with a firm sleep surface and covered in a fitted sheet with no other bedding. If a baby falls asleep in a car seat attached to a stroller or in the stroller itself, they should be removed and placed in a crib, bassinet or other safe sleep space as soon as possible. If a baby falls asleep in a stroller and you’re hoping to avoid disturbing them so they can finish a nap, reduce the risk by removing hats and blankets and be sure the stroller is well-ventilated—and always supervise them.

Which is better: a stroller or a wagon?

A stroller wagon is a hybrid of a stroller + a wagon, featuring the maneuverability of a stroller alongside the fun and functionality of a wagon. Most have large wheels, a robust suspension system and both push and pull functionality, and many break down in some way to make them more compact for portability. Stroller wagons have many pros (great for an outdoors-loving family, for seating multiple kids and for older kids who may be beyond a traditional stroller but not yet ready to walk independently for long periods of time), but some cons, too (most are big and bulky, expensive and don’t always work for infants, and many don’t maneuver nearly as well as a stroller). Like many baby gear decisions, you’ll want to think through these pros and cons and weigh them against your family’s needs if you’re deciding between a stroller or a stroller wagon.

What is the best stroller to put in a car?

Not all strollers are ideal for getting in and out of a car trunk. If you know you’ll be driving with your baby most days, prioritize a stroller with a quick, easy one-handed fold, a lighter weight and a compact design.

Jen LaBracio

Senior Gear Editor

Jen LaBracio is Babylist’s Senior Gear Editor, a role that perfectly combines her love of all things baby gear with her love of (obsessive) research. When she’s not testing out a new high chair or pushing the latest stroller model around her neighborhood, she likes to run, spin, listen to podcasts, read and spend time at the beach. In her past life, she worked for over a decade in children’s publishing. She lives outside of Chicago with her husband and their two boys, Will and Ben.

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