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Best Wagons for Babies and Toddlers
Updated on
April 1, 2024

Best Wagons for Babies and Toddlers

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No matter how great your stroller is or how much it can hold, sometimes you just need a wagon.Best Wagons for Babies and Toddlers

Strollers are awesome for so many reasons, but sometimes, you really need a wagon to get the job done.

Perfect for picnics, the farmers’ market and all kinds of outdoor adventures, a wagon makes it easier to tow your tot(s) when you have a lot of stuff to carry or they just need a fun ride. It’s also handy when you want to take a stroller-less stroll without the kids chiming in with “Pick me up!” or “How much farther?”

When shopping for a wagon, think about how you’ll be using it—if you know you’ll be on rough trails, you’ll want a wagon that’s sturdier, with tires that can stand up to the terrain. Just heading out for strolls around the neighborhood or to the park? You can get away with a simpler model.

Consider these wagon options, which all have different merits, depending on your needs.

All-Terrain Adventure Wagon

Why We Love It

“Cross-terrain” and “comfort suspension” might make you think you’re shopping for a car, but these are actually some of the features on the Veer Cruiser, which offers the same things as some of the best strollers in wagon form. Because it’s designed like a mountain bike, it can handle tough terrain, from trails to the beach. With airless tires and swivel-wheel steering, you can push it, pull it and avoid obstacles while your child rides comfortably. While some accessories you might think of as necessities (the retractable canopy, for instance) come at an extra cost, a snack tray and two drink holders are included.

Keep in Mind

It’s compatible with many top rated infant car seats (adapter not included), and it works with kids up to 55 pounds, so you will have it for awhile, from infant to 5 years old. And while it’s not cheap, it is pretty plush.

Additional Specs
Weight Capacity: Each seat holds up to 55 lbs
Age Range: 0-5+
Weight of Wagon: 32.5 lbs
Dimensions: 37 x 20 x 25 in; folded: 37 x 20 x 14 in

The Old-School Wagon

Why We Love It

Many of us had a version of this wagon as a kid, and that nostalgia might draw you to the Radio Flyer for your own family. With wooden stake sides and air tires, it has an all-steel body and an extra-long handle that folds easily for storage, and the controlled turning radius prevents it from tipping over.

Keep in Mind

This wagon features 10-inch air tires that are meant to handle most terrain, though it may not stand up to serious offroading. But the weight capacity is great—it holds up to 200 pounds!

Additional Specs
Weight Capacity: 200 lbs
Age Range: 1.5 yrs.+
Weight of Wagon: 31 lbs
Dimensions: 44 x 20.5 x 21 in

A Cool Two Seater

Why We Love It

Other larger wagons can fit two kids, but the Step2 Wagon for Two is a perfect two-seater option, with two contoured seats with deep leg room, two seat belts and two cup holders on the sides, plus storage underneath and a latched door. As with other wagons, this one has a handle that easily folds under for storage.

Keep in Mind

While some parents wish the door was a bit easier for their little ones to operate on their own, others appreciated this feature, liking the fact that their kids would need a grown up to help them with it.

Additional Specs
Weight Capacity: Up to 75 lbs
Age Range: 18 months and up
Weight of Wagon: 24.5 lbs
Dimensions: 38.2 x 20.25 x 42.5 in

The Foldable Wagon

Why We Love It

Maybe you love the Radio Flyer brand, but you don’t have a ton of storage space? Consider this model, which, as the name suggests, folds easily and is three wagons in one. Unzip the side panel to change the wagon from hauling or riding mode into bench seating mode. Two cup holders and quiet-ride tires are included, so don’t stress if you hit nap time when on your stroll. Parents find it to be dependable, and the versatility is wide—you can take it the park, a picnic and even through an amusement park (if they allow wagons!), and it’s great for hauling kids or gear.

Keep in Mind

There’s also a version with a canopy (or you can purchase it separately) and all-terrain tires. And for a similar folding style that’s also perfect for tailgating, check out the 3-in-1 Tailgater Wagon—it holds three chairs, two kids, a cooler, and more.

Additional Specs
Weight Capacity: 150 lbs
Age Range: 1.5-5 yrs
Weight of Wagon: 18.67 lbs
Dimensions: 39.37 x 18.50 x 32.68 in

The Wagon with Storage

Why We Love It

This wagon is built for two, has an umbrella to protect from the elements and converts to a bench that will hold kids and adults. (It also features removable sides, turning it into a flat bed that’s perfect for big hauls.) Need storage space? The Ride & Relax has an attached cooler on one side that’s just right for storing waters, juice boxes and a small snack.

Keep in Mind

Parents love the wagon’s ample size and that it features seat belts to keep even the wildest little adventurers safe and secure.

Additional Specs
Weight Capacity: 250 lbs
Age Range: 18 months - 5 yrs
Weight of Wagon: 36.5 lbs
Dimensions: 41.9 x 23.6 x 16.5 inches

The Beach Wagon for All the Stuff

Why We Love It

Heading out for a day (or more, we hope!) at the beach? A wagon is a great choice for toting allll the stuff. This large-capacity option holds a ton yet collapses to less than 10 inches thick thanks to an easy accordian-style fold. It’s got a heavy-duty frame, an adjustable handle, two cup holders and extra-large wheels that won’t have an issue rolling through sand.

Keep in Mind

Perfect for the beach, this collapsible wagon is also great for hauling sports gear, camping supplies or pretty much anything else. It even comes with its own carry bag for easy transport.

Additional Specs
Weight Capacity: 150 lbs
Age Range: Not meant to hold children
Weight of Wagon: 22 lbs
Dimensions: 31.8 x 21.5 x 17 in

A Wagon They Can Pull

Why We Love It

If you’re looking for a wagon your kiddo can use to pull their toys, rather than one you use to pull them, consider the Little Tikes Lil’ Wagon. It’s made to use inside and out, with tires that won’t damage indoor surfaces but will also handle the ground outside. This wagon isn’t meant for carrying kids, but parents love how happy their kids are pulling around their dolls, stuffed animals and other toys in it. This wagon is also the perfect way to get your kids to tote their own items, while having fun at the same time.

Keep in Mind

It’s not very big, so it doesn’t take up much space, and it has a handle that folds flat for storage.

Additional Specs
Weight Capacity: Not meant to hold children
Age Range: While not meant to hold kids, children 1.5-4 yrs like to pull it
Weight of Wagon: 4.89 lbs
Dimensions: 20.4 x 11.6 x 9 lbs
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