Note from the editor: This list was reviewed on November 2, 2022, to provide you the most up-to-date information. We verified that the pricing are accurate and that they remain the top models available.
A stroller is one of the biggest investments a new parent makes. The most expensive item you’ll need to buy before your child is born, after a cot and a bassinet, is a stroller, and the price can be rather high. Given this, you should be sure to select the model that best suits the requirements of your family. Fortunately, there are a ton of excellent options available right now, and there is something to suit every preference and spending limit.
Before deciding on a stroller, you should be aware that it’s likely you’ll purchase more than one to meet different demands. If you exercise, for instance, you might also want a jogging stroller in addition to your standard one. Or maybe you’ll begin with a straightforward click-in car seat stroller and then graduate to something more advanced once your child outgrows the infant car seat.
Alternatively, many parents want a more compact stroller when going for a short stroll but prefer a larger stroller or travel system for going on all-day outings or visiting amusement parks.
WHAT TO CHECK
The stroller you’re contemplating should, first and foremost, meet all of the specifications established by the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC). They have regulations for everything, including safe materials, seat belts, wheel locking, and hinges. You won’t find any secondhand stores or specific imports on our list since while all new strollers sold in the United States must adhere to these laws, they may not all be sold by those establishments.
When purchasing a stroller, you should primarily think about how you’ll use it, whether you need a single or a double, how and where you’ll store it, and the parent’s comfort and convenience.
What Are Your Uses For It?
The most crucial inquiry to make when purchasing a stroller is this one. Do you live in the suburbs and intend to use it for park visits and neighborhood walks? Are you in the city and want to easily transition from one Uber to another? Do you need anything simple to run with when you jog? Or are you merely seeking for something portable and light?
A single or a double room is needed?
You’re mistaken in thinking that this question is simple. The majority of people believe that if you aren’t carrying twins, one child will do. A twin stroller, in my opinion, is ideal for children up to the age of four. A combination stroller, like the Mockingbird or the Uppa Baby Vista, should definitely be taken into consideration if this is your first child and you intend to have other children. These strollers come with a single seat but may be expanded with various accessories to accommodate numerous children.
Where Do You Keep It?
You won’t be concerned about the stroller’s size, which is important for some of them, if it will be stored in a garage or storage area. Apartment residents or parents with limited automobile storage might want to think about a sleeker, more compact stroller.
Convenience and comfort:
Here, you should think about factors like the accessories it has, the amount of storage it has, and whether or not the fabric is machine-washable. Is the handlebar adjustable for parents who are shorter or taller? Consider a stroller that can fit in the overhead bin if you travel frequently so you won’t have to gate-check it.
I spent weeks evaluating strollers, meeting with suppliers, and asking parents about their requirements and favorite features. As a parent and researcher, I drew on my personal experience and took into account factors like manufacturing, sustainability, availability, cost, repair possibilities, and materials I made sure there is someone available to help and a reliable repair chain in case the stroller develops a problem. Because a real person works the support line, it is possible to easily buy replacement parts or send the complete stroller in for service if necessary.
I performed tests to make sure that these buggies were safe for the road, cozy for both infants and toddlers, and simple to put together. And while very few strollers will be easy to assemble, I made sure the directions were precise and easy to understand so that new and expectant parents would have plenty of guidance.
While strollers can be very much a matter of personal preference, the following selections match my standards and will work for a variety of purposes. My criteria are based on my five years as a parenting journalist and my thirteen years as a parent. The top baby strollers for 2022 are listed below.
One VISTA V2 stroller
Converts quickly from a single to a double stroller
a variety of seating arrangements
even when folded, bulky
I can recall a day in New York City when there was only one elegant stroller present everywhere. Nowadays, you hardly ever see that model; instead, Upper East Side aristocrats prefer to transport their babies in the UPPAbaby.
1 Vista V2 Stroller
And there’s solid cause for it. This is a fantastic transport method, if you can afford the price. The soft, opulent bassinet has a cover that can be opened for ventilation and quick click-and-go attachments. Without being fussy, the seat is plush and beautiful. The undercarriage storage is our greatest overall because it can accommodate up to 30 pounds of cargo. Every aspect is excellent.
Additionally, it includes a telescoping handlebar, several reclining options, and different seat arrangements (parent- or front-facing). The lightweight, strong aluminum and magnesium frame includes a ventilated base for maximum breathability.
It might be more expensive than your crib, but it is totally worth it. Our tester has used this stroller for more than a year and appreciates how sturdy it has been. It’s not easy dealing with her two boys either. Additionally, because it is simple to turn the chairs so that they are facing in or away, you may have your child look at you to relax or out at the world to engage them.
This stroller “is like pushing the BMW of strollers,” according to our tester. The children simply wish to hang out in it constantly because it is opulent and dependable.
Bassinet: single or double?
Use up to 20 pounds with this.
50 lbs. for the top seat
adaptable to car seats?
2 Strollers with Bugaboo Butterfly seats
simple to clean
not suitable for car seats
One of the quickest and lightest strollers available is this one. It can be folded with with one hand and weighs only 16 pounds. It is comfortable and feels nice, and it fits children up to 48 pounds. Given that this collapses to the size of a typical backpack and fits in overhead bins, there is also a ton of cargo capacity.
While praising the stroller’s simplicity, our tester did observe that, like with all strollers, it takes some time to get used to.
There are other benefits than size. It is also made of materials that can be washed in a machine. They are easily removed, and the five-point harness has an easy-thread, making it simple to put on and take off.
It holds up much better than you would have thought, taking the harsh ruts of pavement just as well as it does grass and sidewalks. It’s a significant improvement over other lightweight strollers, according to our tester.
Limits on a single weight
Car seat adaptable from birth to 48 pounds
No Weight 16 lbs.
Has an overhead bin fit
3 Indigo Silver Cross® Wave Stroller
contains a bassinet
maximum weight allowed per seat
from one to three heavy
Not at all portable Expensive
Joana Mascioli, our deputy editor, adores this stroller. This is a top-of-the-line stroller, and it’s simple to understand its value when you get behind it. It comes in a single-to-triple design, has an incorporated bassinet, and is car-seat adaptable.
Mascioli claims that the Wave is easy to navigate and can handle a variety of terrain without batting an eye. Typically, huge strollers like this have problems with mobility. Even in double mode, the turning radius is simpler and shorter than the Vista. It is a smooth stroller to push because of the leather-wrapped, telescopic, adjustable handles.
The expensive materials aren’t very pricey; in fact, they are easy to clean, stain-resistant, and spot-clean.
The fact that the chassis is designed to support numerous seats, each with a 55-pound weight limit, and that the vehicle has a sizable cargo compartment makes sense despite the fact that it is big, heavy, and doesn’t compress into the smallest unit.
This stroller is undoubtedly upscale, but it is also the only one available with a single-to-triple design and a best-in-class weight limit per seat. Undoubtedly, it is something to think about.
20 pounds in the bassinet and 55 pounds per seat
includes a bassinet?
adapted to car seats
Clean Spot, just clean Extras
finished in leather
4 YOYO2 Pushchair
Big storage container
accommodates an overhead bin
Simple to fold
Small wheels could become unsteady
Not a good first stroller
The Babyzen Yoyo2 is a good option if you have limited room or travel frequently. Babyzen’s sleek design folds down completely, making it tiny enough to fit in a car seat or an overhead compartment on an airline. It is that little.
From the time the baby can sit alone until they weigh 40 pounds, they can use its multiposition reclining seat. Given the size of the stroller, there is a ton of storage down there, but since it isn’t truly adjustable, it works best for parents of normal height. The canopy is UPF 50+ rated, and each fabric is machine washable.
Joana Mascioli, our deputy editor, has started using it for her little nugget and has been quite pleased. “The perfect stroller for a mom on the move who doesn’t want to haul around a super-heavy stroller,” she says of the product.
The fact that this is not a baby to elementary school stroller is the only significant downside. This stroller for babies and toddlers is designed for short trips and tight areas. Mascioli adds that although the wheels are strong, they might become a little cumbersome or inaccurate with heavy use.
Single Weight specifications 12 to 40 pounds Maintenance Machine washable Extras
Has an overhead bin fit
5 a base for infant car seats and latches
simple one-piece design
I’ve discovered you, darling baby travel mystery.
This infant car seat and stroller set will become your new best friend if you live in a city or just go in and out of your car frequently with your child.
It’s a fantastic car seat with a simple installation process, a five-point harness, three layers of side impact protection, and the option to use a latch or a seat belt to secure it in the car’s cab, making it a commuter’s dream. It all unfolds with a click, the wheels lowering like it’s in Top Gun mode, and transforms into an immediate, strong stroller that is simple to operate.
In addition to being one of the greatest strollers for many families, the DOONA is also one of the best car seats ever made, according to editors. The Doona is a reliable extended-use baby seat because it may be used for infants weighing four to thirty pounds and up to 32 inches tall.
I do wish the handle could be extended a little farther, but it is at a comfortable height for most people. This device lacks storage, which is a headache, but what you lose in convenience, you make up for in ease of use.
only one stroller
limits of 4 to 30 pounds
integrated car seat
6-bravo travel system
incorporates car seat
a large amount of storage
not a bassinet
Not very well on supple surfaces
Trust me, this travel system has it all. Chicco really worked hard to make this stroller as parent-friendly and baby-safe as possible. With a multiposition reclining seat and huge foam-filled rubber tires that glide on the tarmac like racing cars, the stroller is built for ultimate comfort. Additionally, it has a wide UPF-rated canopy with a pull-out visor and flip-open mesh panel, as well as a folding child tray, a contoured reversible seat cushion (for support and unplanned spills), and a reversible seat cushion.
The stroller folds up quite easily, which is the best part. It functions well for suburban and urban families alike and features an adjustable handle to aid parents who are smaller in stature. Despite having a left hand that is only partially paralyzed, I had no trouble installing or removing the car seat or folding the stroller.
On sand and cobblestones, the stroller struggles to roll easily, but to be honest, most strollers struggle there.
Limits on a single weight
to 50 pounds by birth
Clean Machine-washable \sExtras
includes a car seat and a snack tray
7 Xplore All-Terrain Double Stroller Wagon from Pivot
fewer pounds than other wagon strollers
Bulky Easy to clean
being difficult to maneuver
adapted to car seats
Limit of 55 pounds per seat
Pull or push
It’s challenging to convey just how amazing this double stroller wagon is. If you are a sports coach, have numerous children, or reside in a city, this is the ideal stroller for long distance travel.
It is initially car seat adaptable. Even more stroller-like features can be added by purchasing an additional seat for the top. The mesh on the wagon is airy and comfy, and it has enough space to store an IKEA bag full of groceries and laundry. Additionally, the extra bag in the rear has a complete lunch from 5 Guys along with an Oreo shake, and the wheels virtually float off the ground.
Because you can push or pull it, you may pick who or what your baby confronts. It is car seat adaptable, and you can add a second jump seat on top. The double canopy protects your baby with UPF 50+-rated strength while yet allowing for optimal airflow through the mesh sides. The fabrics are machine-washable. The wheels are sturdy but built for navigating hard terrain.
50 pounds maximum weight per seat for a double stroller
adapted to car seats
Yes \sExtras Wagon
8 Stroller Model Urban Glide
plenty of accessories to choose from
Air-filled tires need maintenance; only hand wash
tough to fold
One of the easiest to fold and build is this jogging stroller. The stroller is a joy to jog with because it can be used from your baby’s infancy thanks to the addition of a bassinet.
For extended trips, the front wheel can be locked in the straight position. Any ordinary bicycle tire pump can easily top off the air-filled tires. The one-hand recline feature makes it so much easier to gently recline a sleeping baby, and the canopy provides loads of shade without obstructing circulation. There is a learning curve and it might be a hassle to collapse.
Running parents adore how simple it is to maneuver and how well it handles potholes in the road. It’s been created by runners, and it’s obvious (in the best way). Despite the fact that it can only be washed by hand, reviews point out that a hose and some dish soap work great on it.
Limits on a single weight
the first 75 pounds
Available but not included: a bassinet
adapted to car seats
Clean and only hand wash further
air-filled jogging tires
9 Single-to-Double Stroller with Elements
Double side by side
less expensive than rivals
just wash by hand
Separate sales for bassinets and accessories
Let me explain why this is the greatest stroller for twins and why you should be familiar with this brand even if you aren’t. With a total of 35 alternative configurations, it is undoubtedly one of the most adaptable double strollers available. It may not seem like a huge issue that the telescopic handle is a luxurious leatherette, but try pushing a stroller with a subpar handle around an amusement park.
It is a side-by-side double stroller that, even in double mode, is car seat adaptable. It costs a lot less than comparable side-by-side adjustable models while still being just as upscale and pushable.
Although the cloth wipes off very well, it cannot be machine washed. The deep frame can be collapsed with just one hand, which is a huge advantage.
Even more of a reason to adore this stroller: its accessories outperform those of its rivals. The basket and bags are of the highest quality, expertly made, and oh, so helpful.
from single to dual
40 pounds per seat from birth
adapted to car seats
Cleaning: Yes, only hand washing
- WHAT TO CHECK
- What Are Your Uses For It?
- A single or a double room is needed?
- Where Do You Keep It?
- Convenience and comfort:
- OUR CHOICES
- 1 Vista V2 Stroller
- 2 Strollers with Bugaboo Butterfly seats
- 3 Indigo Silver Cross® Wave Stroller
- 4 YOYO2 Pushchair
- 5 a base for infant car seats and latches
- 6-bravo travel system
- 7 Xplore All-Terrain Double Stroller Wagon from Pivot
- 8 Stroller Model Urban Glide
- 9 Single-to-Double Stroller with Elements