- 1 Top 10 Best Baby Stroller Reviews
- 2 Top 10 Best Baby Stroller Reviews
- 2.1 Orbit Baby Limited Edition Porter Collection
- 2.2 Peg Perego Book Pop Up
- 2.3 Peg Perego Booklet Travel System
- 2.4 Mountain Buggy MB
- 2.5 Maclaren Techno XLR Stroller
- 2.6 Maclaren WM1Y150162 Techno XLR
- 2.7 Mutsy Evo Urban Nomad Stroller
- 2.8 Britax 2016 B-Agile 3/B-Safe 35 Travel Systems
- 2.9 Contours Bliss 4-in-1 Stroller System
- 2.10 Graco Relay Click Connect Jogging Stroller
Top 10 Best Baby Stroller Reviews
One of the more important accessories for a parent is a baby stroller. With the many choices of strollers available in the stores today, it proves to be difficult to choose the right baby stroller for your baby. It has to be basically safe and comfortable for you and the baby and easy to open, close, maneuver and store.
There are many types of baby strollers found today like the carriage stroller which is a great first stroller and the umbrella stroller which is easy to fold and thus convenient as a secondary stroller to be used for jaunts and trips. The standard stroller is usually the primary baby stroller that comes with many features like storage basket and bumper tray.
How to Choose The Best Baby Stroller?
Lightweight strollers are also great for traveling purposes but are generally high priced than its typical counterparts. The car seat/stroller combo is a great baby stroller to be used for those using the car regularly. You can go jogging taking your baby with you in the jogging stroller while tandem and side-by-side strollers are best for those having children close in age, twins or triplets. In these types of strollers, the seats are fixed next to each other, on a large, single frame.
The wheels should turn corners well and roll smoothly. Some more expensive strollers have ball bearing wheels making them one of the smoothest rides available for babies. They should be securely attached to the stroller without wobbling or wondering. They should also be made of rubber and not hard plastic wheels.
Hard plastic wheels are alright for a baby stroller if you are going to be using it on soft surfaces but they make the ride too bumpy on solid, hard surfaces. Ensure that the stroller come with right kind of wheels. Select the strollers that feature lock option that let you keep the stroller in static position. This technology ensures that your baby is safe even in the sloppy grounds. Most of baby strollers include an alluring canopy.
Well equipped canopy shields your baby from the harmful rays of sun and its peek holes facilitate to check whether is kid is sleeping or not. Moms look for cleanliness and hygiene in all matters for their kids. She knows whether the kid is susceptible to dust or infection. This is the reason why the fabric of modern stroller comes with washable option.
Many strollers have adjustable handles that make using them easier for taller parents. It can be a back breaking experience if you have to use a stroller that is too short for your height. The handles should be comfortable and not have any sharp edges. Some toddlers like to play with strollers and sharp edges could injure your child. If the handles are not comfortable, it could cause cramping in your hands.
Orbit Baby Limited Edition Porter Collection
Designed to beautifully stroll the line between vintage inspiration and modern design, The Porter Collection is Orbit Baby’s first-ever Limited Edition Travel System. The Porter Collection is a matching, 6 piece ensemble that is packaged in 3 separate boxes.
The collection includes: G3 Infant Car Seat and base, Stroller Seat, Stroller Base, Cargo Basket and Sunshade. A deluxe Travel Mug is also included as a gift. The luxury stroller collection allows you to pair fabrics and finishes and offers a heather gray twill, soft black upholstery and leatherette accents.
Each piece in the Porter Collection is inspired by the Gilded Age of luxury travel. The Stroller and Car Seat feature a classic, tailored twill exterior in heather gray, soft black interior upholstery and stylish leatherette accents giving the collection a sleek, modern finish.
Details like contrast stitching, premium fabrics and elegant hardware make the limited, single-run Porter Collection a must-have for your wanderlust newborns.
Peg Perego Book Pop Up
From the fabric on the seat to the belly bar, this stroller is totally gorgeous. There is so much attention to detail and it’s incredibly well made. Harper has loved riding in the Peg Book Pop Up because the seat sits totally upright! The Book Pop frame is strong and looks sleek in the dark grey/black color that’s standard for the stroller. The lock for the swivel wheels is on the Chassis, just below the Peg Perego logo. The seat itself is spacious, and offers many recline positions. The seat and backrest slide open creating a super comfortable position for the child.
After seeing the success of UppaBaby Vista stroller that has a reversible seat and a matching bassinet, Peg Perego decided to release the Book Pop-up model. This is a luxury stroller that has reversible seat and comes with a matching bassinet. It’s designed for everyday life like running errands, going to the mall and to the park.
The wheels are NOT all-terrain, but will handle some so called ‘mommy terrain’ like grass, mulch or uneven pavement. The polyurethane airless tires with ball bearings and all-wheel suspension create a smooth ride and make the wheels turn on a dime. This is a truly one-hand stroller with great venerability.
Peg Perego Booklet Travel System
The Peg Perego Booklet came to the party, but forgot to bring a gift. We wanted to like this stroller, but it didn't perform well enough in our tests to break into the top half for this review. This stroller managed average scores in most metrics, and didn't truly disappoint testers so much at it didn't impress them.
With no standout features and few conveniences like storage pockets and cup holders, it is hard to justify the budget friendly price of this stroller when there are other products that scored better and cost less, or managed to offer more for a reasonable price bump. This makes the Booklet a stroller we don't recommend.
One thing to note about the Peekaboo window is that it is small. Good thing the canopy also has mesh netting which is large enough to see your little one quickly as well as get some ventilation from behind especially in hot weather. And it is worth noting that the sun shield UV Protection of the canopy is up to UPF 50+.
The Peg Perego Booklet stroller is one of the perfect candidates for parents who would like to have the flexibility of transforming their stroller to a baby travel system. Not only can you quickly click on your Peg Perego Car Seat but you also can recline the seat to almost flat so that your newborn can comfortably lie on it.
Mountain Buggy MB
The Mountain Buggy MB mini travel system comes in one large box, with two smaller ones inside. The first includes the pushchair and the second, the protect car seat. Setting up just requires attachment of the wheels and hood. The pictured instructions make this quick and simple.
With several updates to the original MB mini, we're keen to get to grips with this new model. At only 58cm wide, it won't have any problems fitting through doorways. The black frame complements the black seat liner and the three-wheels are iconic to Mountain Buggy styling.
Though it's supposed to be designed only for urban parents, the MB Mini is honestly so great it makes you wonder why anyone would need something heftier. This ultra light model feels like the future for buggies. This is the ideal product for a family living in the city, as it's really compact and light.
Despite our flat being typically tiny for central London, we can store the pram in our living room without even having to collapse it. The 3-wheel model means that the MB mini's maneuverability is second to none - it could turn on a dime.
Maclaren Techno XLR Stroller
The Techno XLR is the crème de la crème in all the Maclaren series and one of the best appointed models in the umbrella stroller category. It is a favorite among first-time parents who want a stroller with luxury features and want something convenient and sturdy at the same time.
Because of the extra heft in the XLR, the maximum weight your child can be to ride is an impressive 64 pounds; more than double than most umbrella strollers in its class and 10 pounds more than the other Maclaren models. The extra few pounds and wider seat allows even the biggest kids comfortably with a weight capacity of 65 pounds.
The Maclaren Techno XLR travel system (11.9kg) is the top of their range and promises a cosy carrycot for a newborn moving on to a lightweight pushchair (weighing just 7.5kg) to take you through as long as you need it.
So the travel system arrived and Cormac didn’t have to wait too long for me to set it up and seemed quite excited by the understated good looks. In spite of not having the flashy, fashionable appearance of some travel systems, the Techno XLR really does do what it says on the tin.
Maclaren WM1Y150162 Techno XLR
The largest most luxurious umbrella fold stroller in the world. Techno XLR is a favourite among first-time parents. Featuring a full recline 4-position seat with convenient one-handed adjustment, extendable leg rest, built-in Newborn Safety System, coordinating head hugger & shoulder pads, and cosy winter boot. A stylish full-size Carrycot is available, transforming the stroller into ideal lie-flat pram.
Maclaren Techno XLR is a comfortable pushchair with a wider seat to provide for comfort and space. The pushchair is suitable from birth, as it has a lie flat position with added safety from the new infant system. Head and foot barriers create a more enclosed and comfortable position whilst you baby lies flat.
The quilted seat unit also has 4 positions adjustable with one hand and extendable memory leg rest. Techno XLR Pushchair has front and rear suspension for a smooth ride keeping baby comfortable. Height adjustable handles with a satin finish handle and coordinating buckle keeps the parent pushing the XLR comfortable.
Mutsy Evo Urban Nomad Stroller
A high-end brand that could rival the likes of Hauck, with regards to its extensive history and give Bugaboo a run for its money in the fashion department, Mutsy proudly credits itself with creating the first fully dismountable baby carriage, the Plivite system back in 1963.
Similar to most Dutch-made pushchairs the Evo is precise, attractive and sturdy. From the leather clad handle to the contemporary chassis and the high quality fabric the Evo is eye-catching and draws you to it.
The Evo is another quality gem from Dutch company, Mutsy. We first saw the Evo, along with the Exo in Cologne last year where they were both untouchable prototypes in keep-out cabinets. Now they have been unleashed to the wider world and are available in the UK.
To begin with the chassis seems sensible as this is the part that you will be interacting with the most. The handle on the Evo is unmissable, it's very long and can be angled anywhere from 103cms to flat against the back of the chair.
Britax 2016 B-Agile 3/B-Safe 35 Travel Systems
This travel system comes with infant car seat, stroller, and one car seat base. The infant car seat and base are already fully assembled and the stroller assembly was simply popping the wheels into place. SafeCell Impact Protection is an integrated system of safety components that works to protect your child beyond federal safety standards. Impact-stabilizing steel frame offers superior strength where you need it most: at the connection point to the vehicle.
If you’re a new parent, or expecting a baby real soon, and you’re looking for a travel system, then you’ll be very glad to be introduced to the Britax B-Agile B-Safe travel system. Before you get lost in the naming convention, let us break the names up and examine the product one by one so we’re on the same page when their names are mentioned throughout this article.
Basically, Britax has only 1 type of travel system, which combines its best-selling car seat (B-Safe 35) and their stroller (B-Agile). However, there are variations to the infant car seat and stroller and therefore, a number of ways you can configure the travel system.
Contours Bliss 4-in-1 Stroller System
Contours Bliss 4-in-1 Stroller System is the most expensive model in Contours line. This luxury stroller is absolutely amazing! It 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 (unlike many other strollers with a bassinet option). The seat is also reversible and comes with an insert that will provide your newborn with extra support.
The award-winning Bliss convertible stroller effortlessly grows with your baby. Converting easily from infant car seat stroller to pram stroller and toddler stroller, its stylish simple and the only stroller you will ever need. In pram stroller mode, the Bliss takeaway carrier is an added bonus, allowing a quick and easy detach feature so your little one can keep snoozing when you’re on the go! Babies grow up quickly! The pram stroller seat converts to a full-size reversible toddler seat in 3 easy steps.
Graco Relay Click Connect Jogging Stroller
The Graco Fast Action Fold Jogger earned the third lowest score out of the 16 products we tested. In our opinion this easy on the eyes stroller only has that going for it. With a front swivel wheel that continually locked when we didn't want it too, combined with an inability to track straight and a general consensus that we'd like to burn it as opposed to push it, this is definitely a stroller we don't recommend. Despite the Graco brand being known for budget friendly options that are relatively good quality, this model fails to really bring anything useful to the table no matter what your goals are.
While maneuverability is difficult with any fixed wheel stroller or with a locked swivel wheel, it should be relatively easy to move this or any swivel wheel stroller around because that is the whole purpose of the rotating wheel. This Graco scored a 5 of 10 for maneuverability which is below the average of 7 in our tests.
Compared to other swivel wheel models it scored about 2 points less on average. This stroller is very hard to turn on the pavement, especially with one hand. It did manage our obstacle course without running into anything, but it was tight and a slower goes than much of the competition.
The Graco earned a second place score for ease of use tying with a couple of other strollers earning a 7 of 10. The top scoring stroller is the Burley Solstice with a 9.