Whether it’s a full-size stroller or an umbrella stroller, buying a stroller is a big deal. Your child will spend lots of time cruising around in it–just as much time as you’ll spend pushing it. So it’s important to pick a stroller that’s comfortable and meets both of your needs. Because we’ve purchased quite a few strollers over the years, we thought we’d share our advice for smart stroller shopping. It’s simple, actually. Ready:
(1) Shop in person at the store.
(2) Buy online.
No mom should buy a stroller without putting it to the test with her own two hands. You may not have a baby yet, but you can still investigate how much strollers really weigh, how easy they are to fold and unfold and what other bells and whistles make your life a little easier.
Once you’ve put a few to the test and decided on your favorite, thank the salesperson who helped you and politely exit the store. Then, make a b-line for you computer, find your new stroller and click, purchase and wait for it to arrive at your doorstep. Buying online not only saves you from having to get a cumbersome stroller home, but it also allows you to comparison shop to you ensure you get the best price.
Over the years, we’ve not only learned how to shop for strollers, but we’ve been able to put quite a few to the test. Here are our top picks in all categories to help make your decision a lot easier.
Best Double Stroller: Maclaren Twin Techno ($380)
Most Popular Stroller: Bugaboo Cameleon ($979)