Googling “best stroller” doesn’t exactly help narrow down your search. That query returns more than 15 million results—including thousands of reviews, hundreds of blogs, and dozens of Top 10 lists based on arbitrary criteria.
In reality, there is no single best stroller. Every stroller on the market is the best choice for some families, depending on their needs, lifestyle, budget and style. (Take our stroller quiz for suggestions about which one is right for you!)
Still, if you pour over enough “best stroller” lists, patterns start to emerge (congratulations, UPPAbaby VISTA and Baby Jogger City Mini!) To spare you from doing the same, we reviewed many a list to bring you one more: The Top 10 Best Stroller Lists.
Baby Gear Lab aims to be the “world’s best source of baby product comparison information.” Pediatrician and mother of two Dr. Juliet Spurrier founded the site to offer baby gear reviews based on scientific testing, not the opinions of a few random parents.
To develop its list of 2017’s best full-size strollers, Baby Gear Lab editors reviewed more than 200 products. After choosing 60 finalists, the team put the strollers through comprehensive side-by-side tests, evaluating criteria like maneuverability, ease of use, quality and size.
Baby Gear Lab praised the UPPAbaby CRUZ for its high quality, light weight and ease of use with the infant car seat (especially the UPPAbaby MESA, which attaches with one click and no adapters). Editors said the CRUZ offers excellent maneuverability for streets and shopping.
The one downside, they said: Because the CRUZ has small, lightweight wheels, it's not suitable for rougher terrain, like some of their other top choices: the BOB Revolution Flex, Thule Urban Glide or the CRUZ's big sibling, the UPPAbaby VISTA.
Part of the USA Today family, Reviewed.com is dedicated to independent reviews of consumer products tested in the company's labs.
Reviewed.com editors researched more than 230 strollers, read thousands of user reviews and spent weeks testing their 18 top choices using a scientific method they say includes repeatable, reportable procedures.
The mom behind Mom's Stroller Reviews is Susan Brian, a self-described "stroller addict" and stay-at-home mom who decided to turn her notes from an exhaustive stroller search into a review website.
The Mom's Stroller Reviews list is based on Brian's experience testing and reviewing dozens of strollers.
"Watch out, UPPAbaby, Nuna is coming for you!" Brian wrote. A fan of both brands, Brian gave the Nuna MIXX and TAVO strollers the edge, praising the brand for its quality, style and ease of use with one of her favorite car seats, the Nuna PIPA. "The Nuna MIXX2 has pretty much EVERYTHING parents are looking for," Brian wrote—and the TAVO is a less-expensive version.
BabyCenter is a top online destination for pregnancy content, expert advice and parenting communities.
The 2017 Moms’ Picks list of best strollers, along with BabyCenter’s other annual lists, are based on a nationwide survey and online voting.
Moms complimented the City Mini GT, the all-terrain version of the Baby Jogger City Mini, for its light weight, sturdy tires and easy fold. Folding the City Mini GT by pulling up on a strap in the stroller's seat requires only one hand to master.
As a mother of three who’s “almost obsessive” about smart shopping, Baby Gizmo founder Hollie Schultz says she has even licked products in the name of testing (and yes, industrial plastic tastes nasty). Baby Gizmo’s coalition of moms and child experts conduct real-life product tests, like running with products through parking lots with kids and diaper bags in tow.
Baby Gizmo’s Best Single Strollers list is based on staff opinions. Baby Gizmo has not given awards since 2015.
As a clueless new mom to Lucie, Meg Collins vowed to tell everyone “all the sh*! that nobody told me.” More than 295,000 subscribers to the Lucie’s List newsletter, “a modern survival guide for new moms," are now listening.
The Lucie’s List roundup of best strollers is based on staff favorites.
Using BabyList, expecting parents can build a registry using products from any store.
BabyList did not disclose criteria used for its Best Strollers of 2017 list.
Who says dads aren't stroller snobs? Fatherly aims to be a resource for dads about parenting advice, childhood development, and products including, of course, strollers.
Fatherly didn't disclose the criteria used for this list.
Founders and moms Kristen Chase and Liz Gumbinner write about cool gear, style and design for parents, promising to share what they really think. “For example,” they write, “the world would be a better place without diaper cakes and Comic Sans."
The Cool Mom Picks list of “the best strollers to buy right now” is based on staff opinions. The staff says they’ve tested dozens of strollers over the years, talking to manufacturers, experts and “tons and tons of parents.”
The Bump is a top destination for pregnancy and parenting information, message boards and baby registries.
The Bump did not disclose the criteria used in its list.
As these lists prove, there's no consensus as to which stroller is the best on the market. Only you can decide which is the best for you. That's why we made this quiz: Which Stroller is Right For Me? Answer just eight questions and we'll recommend a specific product that fits your needs!
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