Top 10 Baby Strollers for 2014

best_strollers_2014kIf you are feeling overwhelmed by the process of selecting a stroller, you are not along. Many parents feel lost because there are a lot of great models on the market. Every year there are many new releases that raise the bar for a modern stroller and the 2014 is not an exception.

I’ve already written an article on some of the cool new strollers that will be coming out later this year, but I also wanted to put together a list of top strollers that you can get RIGHT NOW. Not all of them are brand new, some of them have been released a while ago, but still hold their spot. I will be updating this list as the year goes by and new strollers come out. Of course they have to meet my high standards first before making it to my special top 10.

All of the strollers below are high quality and very practical. For me it’s important for the stroller to have large canopy, deep recline, adjustable handle bars, adjustable leg rest, large basket, additional storage, travel system capability, price, and most importantly light weight.

1. Mamas & Papas Armadillo

This is absolutely my favorite stroller right now! It’s a lightweight modern looking stroller that created a big splash in the stroller industry. It weighs only 17 lbs, but has a capability to convert into a travel system. It’s full of luxury features like large canopy with a sunvisor, roomy seat, deep one-hand recline, adjustable leg rest, large basket, flip-flop friendly brake, and all-wheel suspension. I really like the one-hand compact fold. The small foot print makes is great for urban lifestyle. The City Mini and Britax B-Agile have a serious competition here! The seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to 50 lbs. The Armadillo retails for $245 and comes with a rain cover. Here is my detailed review »

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2. Bumbleride Indie

The Indie is one of the most popular joggers on today’s market. I love this stroller because it is full of great features like HUGE canopy, adjustable foot rest, adjustable handle bar, deep recline, large easy to access basket, and easy fold. The seat is made out of bamboo-nylon eco-friendly fabric that is very easy to clean. The air filled all-terrain tires can tackle any terrain providing a smooth ride. Weighing ONLY 20 lbs, this is the lightest jogging stroller that is full of luxury features. It has a travel system capability and can convert into a pram with a purchase of an additional bassinet. The seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to 45 lbs. It retails for $530 and comes with a car seat adapter, cup holder and a bumper bar. Read my full review »

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3. BOB Motion

The Motion model was a pleasant surprise from BOB company that usually specializes in joggers. It’s an all-terrain stroller that rolls on four air-filled tires. The state-of-the-art suspension system found usually only on joggers will provide your child with extra smooth ride. The maneuverability on Motion is superb! Parents love it for great features like roomy seat, adjustable handle bar, huge canopy, deep recline and one-hand fold. You can really take it anywhere: long walk in the park, store, or doctor’s office. It weighs only 23 lbs and has a travel system capability. The seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to 76 lbs (basically till college. LOL.) It retails for around $320 and comes with a car seat adapter. Here is my detailed review »

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4. Britax B-Agile

B-Agile is one of them most popular strollers that has been staying in my top 10 list for a while. It’s hard to beat this lightweight compact stroller that has all of the features of a regular stroller. It looks exactly like my favorite City Mini, but is even better! I know, it’s hard to believe. It has a huge canopy, roomy seat, deep recline, large basket, and all-wheel suspension. More importantly it weighs ONLY 16 lbs and has that amazing one-hand fold. You can totally have your child in one hand and fold the stroller with the other. I also really like the material of the seat which is made out of high quality easy-to-clean fabric. The seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to 55 lbs. It retails for around $230.  Read my full review »

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5. Baby Jogger City Mini GT

This is an upgraded version of City Mini. It has an amazing huge canopy with two peekaboo windows (it’s that big!), adjustable handle bar, deep recline, roomy padded seat, hand brake, and my favorite easy one-hand fold. The  forever-air tires and front-wheel suspension provide a smooth ride absorbing a lot of bumps. The maneuverability on GT is FANTASTIC. It is really a one-hand stroller. Weighing only 21 lbs, GT has all the features of a luxury stroller for a reasonable price. It’a perfect stroller for everyday use. Take it to the park for a long walk, grocery shopping, or to the mall.  The seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to 55 lbs. It can be purchased for around $245 depending on the color.  Read my full review »

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6. UPPAbaby Vista

Vista was on my list for last year and it’s still here. This is one of the COOLEST looking strollers that comes with a matching bassinet that allows you to turn it into a fashionable pram. LOV it! It’s full of great features like reversible seat, adjustable foot rest, telescoping handle bar, large basket, deep recline, great canopy with hidden sunvisor, forever wheels with all wheel suspension, and easy fold. It also has an option of adding a rumble seat for a second child. This luxury stroller weighs only 25 lbs (not bad for a reversible seat stroller). The seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to 55 lbs. You can buy it around $729.99 and it comes with a matching bassinet, mosquito net, rain cover, bumper bar, bassinet bug net, and bassinet storage bag. Read my full review »

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7. Joovy Qool

The Qool is a new luxury full size stroller from Joovy. This modern looking stroller got a lot of people talking right after hitting the market in the beginning of this year. It has reversible seat with a super soft insert that feels almost like a memory foam. The adjustable handle bar and the bumper bar are covered with high quality leather.  The high-tech four wheel suspension system and sealed bearing wheels will provide a smooth ride for your baby. The maneuverability is outstanding! I really like its huge canopy that goes all the way to the bumper bar shading your child completely. The Qool also features adjustable foot rest, 5 point harness, large basket, easy fold, and flip-flop friendly brake. The seat can accommodate a child from 3 months and up to 55 lbs. It also can be converted into a travel system for a newborn baby. It weighs only 21.5 lbs (lightweight for a reversible seat stroller). This stroller can be purchased for $549.99 in one of the 10 gorgeous colors (avocado color is my favorite :) ). Here is my full review »

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8. Contours Bliss 4-in-1

This amazing stroller converts from infant car seat carrier, to pram, to take away carrycot, to a stroller – all in one piece! Since the seat transforms into a carrycot, you don’t even need to purchase a separate bassinet. How great is that? The seat is reversible and very roomy. And, you only need one hand to reverse it. I mean WOW!  It also has a huge canopy that goes all the way to the bumper bar, large basket, additional storage pockets, front-wheel suspension, flip-flop friendly brake, telescoping handle bars, never-flat tires, and easy fold. It comes with a cup holder, swing-away bumper bar, footmuff and infant car seat adapter that is compatible with over 20 most popular car seats.  The seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to 40 lbs. This baby weighs 24.5 lbs and retails for $399Here is my full review »

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9. Peg Perego Book Plus

This is a great addition to the Peg Perego family. This stroller won my heart with its amazing large canopy, adjustable foot rest, all-wheel suspension, adjustable handle bar, roomy seat, deep one-hand recline, and reversible seat. It weighs only 22 lbs (very low for a reversible seat stroller) and has that easy one-hand fold that we all like. The included footmuff helps to create a bassinet like environment for the newborn. The seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to 45 lbs. It retails for around $450 and comes with foot muff, cup holder, bumper bar, and rain cover.  Read my full review »

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10. Mountain Buggy Cosmopolitan

Last but not least is the Cosmopolitan. It’s a luxury slick modern buggy that has a reversible seat that also converts into a FLAT BED for a newborn, so you don’t even need to buy a bassinet. It is a very compact stroller with an easy fold and great maneuverability. Perfect for urban lifestyle! It also features large canopy, all-wheel suspension, Aerotech never-flat tires,flip-flop friendly brake, adjustable foot rest, and a huge basket that can handle 22 lbs of stuff!  The seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to 44 lbs. You can also convert it into a travel system. This buggy is on the heavy side weighing 26 lbs.  It retails for $549.99 and comes with a bumper bar. Here is my full review »

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~Susan Brian

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Comments

  1. Jennifer Troy says:

    I am looking for a stroller with 3 main features and am hoping you can
    give me some recommendations.

    Wish list:
    -all terrain
    - reversible seat/handle
    - large storage basket/space

    Thanks!

    • Susan Brian says:

      Hi Jennifer. I think the best choice would be the UPPAbaby Vista stroller. It has cool design, all-terrain wheels, reversible seat, and large basket. And it comes with a matching bassinet! It’s one of my favorite strollers. ~Susan Brian

    • Jessica says:

      Jj cole Broadway ….. look it up, its great.

  2. nikki cooper says:

    hi! im trying to see the best stroller for my needs. Looking for somthing my three year old can fit in now until our new baby comes in july 2014. I would like one handed folding and a large easy to get into basket are my main concerns thanks for the help!

    • Susan Brian says:

      Hi Nikki. You didn’t specify if you want the small wheels or large all-terrain tires for long walks. There are only a few strollers that have a one-hand fold. For running errands around town I would recommend Armadillo. The basket is great and you can easily transform it into a travel system once your little one is here. The Armadillo weighs only 17 lbs! Another great choice would be a Peg Perego Book Plus, it has one-hand fold and the basket is very large. If you want all-terrain tires, you will love Bob Motion. Hope this helps. ~Susan

  3. Christine says:

    Hi,
    Love your site!
    I am having a hard time deciding which lightweight stroller to buy. We
    have a three wheel, all terrain jogger which I love but it is a hassle
    to bring on errands, grocery store, and the park is we aren’t walking
    there. I am a taller mom at 5’11 and I find that handles are short for
    me. My son is 16 months and a big boy at 34 in and 28 lbs.
    What are your suggestions? Please help.
    Thanks so much,
    Christine

  4. Christie Toole says:

    I’m having my third child in June. This was a surprise so I don’t have
    any baby equipment left. I’m trying to simplify my purchases this go
    around. I had a graco travel system before and once my children were
    one I switched to a Combi umbrella stroller. I’m considering the
    Britax B-Nimble this time since it’s a nicer umbrella stroller that
    will hold an infant car seat. This would be my travel system that
    could be used until my child grew out of a stroller all together. My
    question is how well does the stroller maneuver when walking while
    having the infant car seat attached. I don’t jog, but I do walk and
    I’m concerned it may not be as easy to push with such small wheels,
    etc. What is your opinion? Have you tested as a true travel system?
    Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks

    • Gia says:

      Hello if you are looking for a compact light weight umbrella stroller please look at the bumbleride flite! Love the stroller, the underneath basket is useless but comes with a universal car seat adaptor and can accommodate a large child, fold down to a thin little piece and has a carry strap! on top of everything is has a great smooth push, we took it to Disney world and it made the trip that much easier! It also takes a bassinet as well! GOOD LUCK!

  5. Olivia says:

    Hi! I’m expecting my first and trying to find a stroller that fits our needs. We live in the boston area in a 3rd floor walk-up and walk a lot, so I’m looking for a stroller that isn’t too heavy or wide, that will be able to handle poor sidewalks in the winter and preferably has a large basket. I’m leaning towards the uppababy vista but am concerned about the weight and size. Something that could be stored upright would be great but I know that you can’t have everything :) Thanks! Olivia

  6. Elizabeth says:

    I’m having my first baby on August and choosing a stroller it’s being a challenge!! As we live in Mexico City (I’ll buy the stroller in the US), we need a light, urban stroller, preferable one handed folding, and I would like a non bulky one! (I would like to avoid the seat + newborn seat/travel system). I’m between the Armadillo, Contour Bliss and B-Agile… What are your suggestions?? Thanks for your help!!

  7. amanda says:

    Hi, Im having my first baby in July and cant decide on a stroller. I am not runner, but want to use the stroller for fast walking and want it to be good for walks on the beach. Live in SC so good UV and bug protection is a must. I am 5’2 and my husband is 6’3 so adjustable handlebar is needed. Is the uppababy vista truly worth the price tag? Most likey plan to have a second child in a few years.

  8. Kirsten says:

    Hi, What do you think about Bugaboo strollers in general? Specifically, the Bugaboo Donkey?

    Thanks!

  9. Mayra says:

    Hi Susan!
    I love the Post…
    I’m looking for a lightweight stroller and my favorites are Mini City and Britax B Agile. But both don’t have reversible seat and I still don’t know how it will be important for me.
    What do you think about the Bugaboo Bee? It’s a lightweight stroller with a reversible seat… But I didn’t find a lot of reviews about it.
    Thank you

    • Susan Brian says:

      Hi Mayra. Bugaboo Bee is a good quality stroller, but is very expensive. What I didn’t like was the size of the wheels. They are tiny and wont be able to handle any kind of terrain. They are designed for flat surface only. So if you like to walk a lot in the park, it will be tough. Also, it’s very bulky and doesn’t have one-hand fold. B-Agle and City Mini both are very copact, cost much less, have one-hand fold and the wheels can definitely handle some of the mommy terrain. I think you should decide what is more important for you, the size of the wheels, compatness, or reversible seat. Hope this helps! ~Susan

  10. Carol says:

    Hello,
    My husband and I are expecting our first child in October. We’ve started looking at strollers, cribs and car seats. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to make a decision, because every store has different recommendations. Most recently, we were told that the Baby Jogger City Elite stroller would be a good one for us because the three wheels will allow us to be more mobile through all the thick snow we get in the wintertime. The Chicco 30 and the Peg-Perego 30 were the two car seats suggested because of their snug fit. At a different store the Mountain Buggy Cosmopolitan stroller and the Graco Snugride 30 and Maxi Cosi Mico car seats were suggested. Which do you support? Any guidance would be very helpful!!!

  11. Amie says:

    We are flying to a beach vacation with our ten month old – what’s the best travel/airport stroller?
    We have a bob revolutions but seems too big and heavy to lug through airports and I wish the storage basket was bigger.

    • Susan Brian says:

      Hi Amie. I would recommend Mamas & Papas Armadillo. It’s light (only 17 lbs), very compact, has a huge canopy to protect your child from the sun, adjustable leg rest so your baby can take a nap at the beach and it looks so stylish! Yellow is my favorite color. While it’s really great for traveling and running around town, it also will provide your little one with all the luxury features. ~Susan

  12. Patty says:

    Hi could you suggest a stroller for a 2month old I would like something were she can grow with if thats available I’am currently using a travel system… I would like something not over 600 dollars or is that not being realistic? Thank you for your help.

    • Susan Brian says:

      Hi Patty. I would love to recommend a stroller for you but first I need to know what king of lifestyle do you have. Do you like to travel, take long walks in the park, or run arrands? Do you need all-terrain wheels or will you be happy with smaller wheels but lighter and more compact stroller? ~Susan

      • Patty says:

        Hi Susan first thank you for your reply it’s hard not knowing when your a first time mom, my baby was born early so we didn’t have time to shop around what I have right now just seems bulky. I am looking for something for running errands and walks something that opens and closes easy. We don’t travel too much. Thank you again look forward to your response .

  13. Marlene says:

    Hi Susan,
    I am a 65 year old grandma taking care of her eight month old grandson and loving it. I’m looking for a stroller in the $200 – $250 range. My biggest wish is a stroller in which the baby would be able to sit totally upright. I would like one that’s seat reclines, a bar across the front, large canopy, comfortably padded and not too heavy. It would mostly be used in the city but being able to handle rougher terrain would be good. If I have to pay more for all of these features, I will consider other strollers. I am overwhelmed by the choices and was pleased to discover your website. Hope you can help. :)

    • Susan Brian says:

      Hi Marlene. It’s hard to find a stroller with a very upright seat. Most of the strollers have a seat that is slightly tilted back. Joovy Qool has an very upright seat but it costs $550. The only stroller that I can think of is Peg Perego Vela Easy Drive (that’s one of the strollers I have). The seat if very upright, it costs only $150, has huge basket, and weighs only 16 lbs. The wheels are a good size too. I think you will really like it. You can buy it on Amazon because it has free shipping. Here is a link. Hope this helps. ~Susan

      • Marlene says:

        Thank you Susan. I’ve ordered the stroller you recommended. It has a lot of great reviews and sounds like just what I’m looking for.

  14. Patricia says:

    Hi there Susan,

    I’m a nanny and a baby gear enthusiast since I was 12 years old. I used to want to design strollers, but I decided my love of books and writing outweighed my love to design. I decided to be a nanny while working towards my writing career. Anyway, I’m surprisingly expecting my first baby in November. I’ve tested and tried out many strollers over the years and always decided that I would go with a Vista as it’s one of my favorites. Well now that I’m really having my own baby, I’m at a cross roads between two strollers, The Vista, and The City Versa with the GT wheel kit by Baby Jogger. I love both these strollers but I’m pretty sure my boyfriend is only going to let me have one lol. I need an all terrain stroller as we love to hike and take mountain trails, but I’m not into air filled tires because they’ve busted on me a few times as a nanny. It would mainly be on walking trails I suppose, because if we hike up, we would just take a carrier. I want a seat that is reversible as social interaction and security is important to me for my child. I would like a large basket and a higher weight capacity as I expect this kid to be on the large and solid variety lol. I also want a bassinet feature. I’m pretty sure both these strollers can handle what I would like, but I just don’t know what to pick. I may save a hundred dollars in the end after getting all the accessories I want with the Baby Jogger, but that’s not enough of a trade off if the vista would handle the terrain as good as the GT wheels would. What would you choose?
    Thanks. Sorry for the long post.

  15. Kasey says:

    Hey Susan! Do you know if the Mamas & Papa’s Armadillo stroller is compatible with the Britax B Safe infant seat? I haven’t been able to find an adaptor for it. If there is not one, do you have another infant seat you would recommend that is compatible with the Armadillo? Thanks for the review!!

    • Susan Brian says:

      Hi Kasey. Armadillo is only compatible with Maxi Cosi Mico/Prezi/Citi/CabrioFix, Chicco KeyFit 30 or Aton car seat (using the armadillo Maxi Cosi, Chicco or Aton car seat adapters – sold separately). Sorry :( ~Susan

  16. Linda says:

    Hi! My daughter is 2 and is outgrowing her JJ Cole Broadway Stroller. What other stroller do you recommend that has similar features to this that will last her for a couple of years?

  17. Nikki says:

    I’m expecting my first baby and am looking for a stroller that will work for newborn and beyond. I’m petite and my arm strength isn’t great so I want to find a stroller that’s sturdy, functional and sleek-looking but also easy to fold and light enough to load in and out of the car (suv) over and over. And works with good car seats. I’m inclined toward the luxury strollers (uppababy and bugaboo mostly) but am afraid they might be too heavy for me to load into the car. I won’t be jogging or hiking with it so don’t need to consider that. Which strollers do you recommend?

    • Susan Brian says:

      Hi Nikki. Almost none of the full featured strollers are compact nor light. Keep in mind, your baby will get heavier than your stroller very quickly. LOL. We all have muscles after the first two years. Uppababy Vista is great for newborn because it has that matching bassinet. If I had to do it all over again I would get Vista. Time goes by so fast and you want to enjoy every moment. I think you will really enjoy walking with a pram for the first 6 months. Vista also has reversible seat so you will be able to see your child once you put him/her into the seat. It is very practical stroller but is not light (around 26 lbs). But it’s not going to be too heavy for you if you put the seat into the car separately from the frame. Bugaboo I think is less practical and is very bulky. Not my favorite choice. Susan

  18. Rex says:

    Love your site an detailed reviews. I’m a bit lost. I’m looking for a 3 wheel stroller, lightweight but one thT fully reclines or almost fully reclines. I’ve been considering the 2014 britax b agile (the travel system) compared to the baby jogger city mini, which description says almost full recline; love the purple color btw but it’s a 2012 model that scored top review on baby center’s moms pick for 2014. If I could choose now, it would be the baby jogger, but need the car seat as well and concerned also with long term durability.

    Usage: not daily or very often since I have a car and distances are very short. Additionally my family is real close by so I don’t anticipate taking baby out on errands. I don’t need for jogging, just for the occasional social or family function and in the future when we travel.

    • Susan Brian says:

      Hi Rex. I would go with Britax B-Agile instead of City Mini. They are very similar but B-Agile is a little better in quality. They are both have almost flat recline, very light and very compact. Keep in mind, you will be probably using car seat for the first 6 months. After that, it will be safe putting your child into the seat. If you want something light and compact but with better wheels for more walking get City Mini GT. It’s an amazing stroller that has been rated as best stroller by many parenting magazines and web sites. Hope this helps. ~Susan

  19. Bill E says:

    We are looking at upgrading our Chicco Cortina stroller to something a little nicer that’s easy to travel with and will hold up on longer walks. We have been looking at the UPPAbaby Cruz and also the Chicco Active3. What do you think of either of those?

  20. Ronit says:

    Hi,
    Maybe you can help me choosing between all the stroller at the market…
    I need a safe stroller that has also a car sit for new born and comes with a basket. stroller that will be safe for jogging and has good wheels…
    What do you think?
    Thank you…

    • Susan Brian says:

      Hi Ronit. For jogging I would go with Bob Revolution SE or Bumbleride Indie. Both of them are great quality and can be used with the cars seat for a newborn. You will need to wait for the baby to be older than 8 months before jogging. BOB is more heavy duty, is heavier and bulky, but at the same time has large wheels, better suspension, and is used by many hard core joggers. If you want to do just some light jogging and want a lighter stroller I would get Indie. ~Susan

  21. Wickie Mommy says:

    Our 3rd baby is 6 months and we will be living in Rome for the next 2 years. Any recommendation on what would be the best all in one stroller? We tend to skip the umbrella and opt to ergo carry if necessary for airport or really small spaces and I will not be able to buy another stroller after this one…hubby can’t stand additional baby gear. We bought the bob double stroller years ago and love, but will be too big for car and streets in Rome. We will probably keep it for future use(4th of July, Disney, big day out..great to pile on and if we have more), but only because we own it already. I d like the stroller to be able to handle light jogging, all terrain for cobblestone, compact easy fold up(so we can carry up open or closed up stairs) and fit in the back of our car, light weight(carrying), able to attach a scooter or step for 3 year old, easy recline to almost lay down, good awning and stable. I know!!! I’m picky!!! After research so far, I’ve narrowed it down to the Bob SE single(scooter attachment and great terrain ability for when we move again, but big), baby jogger summit (not sure if compatible with scooter, but love the fold up and awning and light weight), or city select GT. If possible, I’d like to spend less than $400. Any input you have would help! Thanks!

  22. Wickie5 says:

    Hi Susan, Our 3rd baby is 6 months and we will be living in Rome for the next 2 years. Any recommendation on what would be the best all in one stroller? We tend to skip the umbrella and opt to ergo carry if necessary for airport or really small spaces. We already have double bob and we don’t need 2 actual seats right now.

    Needs:
    Compact easy fold up(metro or back of car)
    Lightweight -to carry up stairs
    Light jogging
    All terrain for cobblestone
    Able to attach scooter or older child step
    Good shade awning
    Stable

    After research so far, I’ve narrowed it down to the Bob SE single(scooter attachment and great terrain ability for when we move again, but kinda big), baby jogger summit x3 (not sure if compatible with scooter, but love the fold up and awning and light weight), or city select GT. Any input you have would help! Thanks!

    • Susan Brian says:

      Hi Wickie5. Light jogging requires larger tires and usually jogging strollers are on the heavy side and pretty bulky. From your list above, I would recommend City Mini GT. It’s light, compact, has a huge canopy, has larger tires than a standard stroller, and has a one-hand fold. I don’t know one single person who didn’t’ like GT model. You can even do some fast walking/light jogging with it. It’s great for traveling or going shopping. ~Susan

  23. Wickie5 says:

    Thanks Susan! Is there another type of stroller you would recommend instead of the GT or would that be your best suggestion as well? This whole stroller research and investment is stressful!!!!

  24. Betty k says:

    Hi Susan,
    I don’t drive and use our current stroller for all my errands.
    We currently have the Graco click connect and can’t decide on the next stroller.
    I love facing my baby as we walk. She’s 14 weeks old. How long should a baby face you and when should we switch to forward facing?
    And what’s your pick for a compact stroller (we live on an apartment in NYC) that has a huge basket, straight across handle bar with a cup holder (like what we have now), has a good size canopy and will work on many terrains? Thanks for your help!

  25. Cara says:

    Hi Susan,

    What a helpful post and such thorough reviews! I’d love your advice on choosing a stroller for our soon-to-arrive bambino. As a first time mum, I’m a bit lost.

    Here’s what I *think* we need:
    - Suitable from birth onwards
    - Small footprint
    - Easy fold
    - Lightweight
    - Travel
    - Both urban and slightly off the beaten track use

    The last one has me stumped. I’ll mainly be using it around the city, taking public transport, lumping it in the car, walking in the park, and going on *occasional* trail walks. Do I really need all-terrain tires for walking on mostly groomed trains with fine gravel?

    I’m leaning towards the B-Agile or Armadillo due to weight and size, but I’m not sure if they’d be up for any trails, even groomed ones. Would the Bob Motion be a better fit? Again, I’m hesitant due to the additional weight. Do you know whether the footprint is roughly the same for all three?

    Thanks for any help you can give!

  26. Isabelle says:

    Hi!
    We’re having our first in September. I’m looking for a pram that
    - has good suspension for walking on all terrains (incl. offroad)
    - 4 wheels
    - big basket
    - reversible seat/handle
    - not too heavy
    - easy to fold and put in the boot
    - not too big

    Thank you!
    Isabelle

  27. Cat says:

    Hi Susan,
    I am trying to choose between the UppaBaby Vista and the Bugaboo Buffalo for my newborn. Features I need common to both are the bassinet, reversible seat, folding feature, extra large canopy and really large basket as I don’t have a car and will be pushing baby (and groceries, etc..) everywhere I go. My one concern is that I live in a hilly city that is entirely paved in crazy cracked cobblestones. Do you think the UppaBaby (which I otherwise prefer a bit) can handle that kind of punishment or should I opt for the all-terrain Buffalo? Many thanks for any thoughts!

    • Susan Brian says:

      Hi Cat. I would go with Vista, because I think it’s a better stroller. I like the larger canopy, and the adjustable foot rest. It’s also an all-terrain stroller that will be able to handle any kind of terrain. To me the UppaBaby looks more stylish and modern than Bugaboo. The Bugaboo is a little bulkier in my opinion. I don’t like that the canopy doesn’t have the peekaboo window, there is no automatic lock, no suspension, the canopy is only 22″ high which is on the lower side. Go with Vista you will love it! ~Susan

  28. Melissa says:

    Hello Susan,

    I’m having my first baby in September and have felt overwhelmed with sales clerks recommendations, consumer reports, internet suggestions and the pure amount of choices available.

    I have several features that I would like in a stroller and was hoping you could recommend something that will suit my needs.

    I need a stroller that:

    1. Has a 5 point harness system
    2. Will travel through 7 months of winter with temperatures dipping as low as -40 degrees Celsius
    3. Will travel through our short summer of 17 hours with daylight and sometimes +40 degrees Celsius temperatures
    Basically, something that is weather and terrain friendly…
    4. Is bus friendly
    5. Folds compactly with one hand (currently live in a 667 square foot loft)
    6. Will adjust for my height (5’8″) to my partners height (6’9″)
    7. Has an option for a spill proof coffee mug or water canteen and a cell phone holder
    8. Has great storage space
    9. The baby can be facing me or view the beautiful world and people we are surrounded by.
    10. Has a car seat adapter
    11. Is not too heavy
    12. Will be the only stroller I need to buy

    Your help would be greatly appreciated. I thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

    Many thanks for your expert help!

    Kind Regards,
    Melissa

  29. kristin says:

    Hi there,
    I’m having a bit of a stroller conundrum, and it looks like I came to the right place.

    I have a 3 year old and a 5 year old and we live in Boston. I’ve had a handful of strollers over the years, the Bugaboo Chameleon, Orbit G2, City Mini (which I wish I still had!), and we are now using a Mountain Buggy Duet, which I LOVE because of the incredibly small footprint for a double. But, my 5 year old is basically done with stroller riding, so I’d like to get a single for my 3 year old. I don’t want to spend a ton ($300 ish, max), as you can see I’ve already spent way more than anyone should on strollers. I’d like an easy fold, lighter weight stroller, so i can stash in our hall closet, but one that can handle the brick sidewalks of Boston with ease, and the snow and ice in the winter. Do you have any suggestions?
    Wondering if you have any experience with the Mtn Buggy, MB Mini?
    Thank you!
    Kristin

  30. Victoria Ayala says:

    My son will be 2 in sept right now he has the BOB Revolution SE Stroller – Black but he hate that this seat is so low and he can’t really see out is the bob motion seat higher then the revoution??

  31. Caitlin says:

    Hi Susan-

    My husband and I are expecting our first child this November and like many here are overwhelmed by the options! We need a stroller that will get us back and forth to daycare (couple block walk) all 4 seasons of the year. We have a couple steps into our apartment where we’ll keep the stroller, so that’s a consideration too. Lastly, I want to make sure the stroller isn’t too wide as to make it difficult to get on and off the train/metro. We plan to get a jogger/all-terrain type stroller for time away from the city, but thinking this will fit our city needs. I’m drawn to the vista or the baby jogger city select, but worry they could be too wide. What do you suggest?

  32. Kelly says:

    Hi,
    THis is my first baby and I live in downtown chicago. Im looking for something i can bring to the grocery store (with a large basket) and every where else without a car in all weather. We do have an elevator building so It doesn’t have to be super light weight but an easy fold would be nice for storage. I have been comparing the Uppa baby and the City mini GT. Ive heard great things about both!

    • Susan Brian says:

      Hi Kelly. Vista and Gt both are great strollers. Vista has reversible seat while GT doesn’t. I think basket on Vista is better, but it is also more bulky and doesn’t have that easy one-hand fold found on GT. Vista definitely looks more stylish than GT. GT is less about fashion and is more about everyday reality. It’s hard to get everything in one stroller. Usually you need to give up something. What’s more important for you a large basket and style or easy compact fold and lower price? There is also another great stroller that recently hit the market – Peg Perego Book Pop-Up. It has huge basket, reversible seat, cool look, and easy compact fold. Comes also with a matching bassinet. The only thing it doesn’t have is the all-terrain wheels (both Vista and GT have all-terrain tires). I hope this helps. ~Susan

  33. Mihika shah says:

    Hi Susan,
    I am 7 months pregnant and I live in India and I am really confused about the kind of stroller to purchase I.e. A travel system with a car seat or just a standard stroller..I want something that is light weight, easy to fold,mobile,good storage and something that will last me until the baby is 3-4 years and moreover that is reasonably priced..My sister in laws have all used the maxi cosi I don’t know whether I should get it to not. Ideally until what age will the maxi cosi will used 1-1.5??

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