If you’re expecting a baby in 2017, you’re in luck! This year is the most exciting to be picking out a stroller. There are so many options, and we’ve got a stroller to fit every need and budget.
Of course you want a stroller that’s going to keep your baby safe and comfortable, but nowadays you can get so much more than just the basics. When choosing a stroller, you’ll want to ask yourself some specific questions.
What’s the main purpose that you’re going to use your stroller for? Will you be getting it in and out of the car often? Do you need one to accommodate other kids too? Is style important to you?
You’ll be holding on to your stroller for a while (until your kid reaches 50 pounds or they’re well into preschool), so you want to choose one that will hold your child and that will match your lifestyle.
Don’t worry—we’ve got your back. Here’s our list of the top baby strollers for 2017, with splurge and save options for all budgets.
The Best All-Around
Splurge: Nuna Mixx Stroller
This hybrid stroller system is the perfect all-around stroller for your baby, from the newborn stage all way the up through toddlerhood. It’s stylish yet super functional. It comes with all-terrain wheels and a lightweight frame that doesn’t compromise strength.
The Nuna has four modes: carry cot, travel, rearward facing, and forward facing. The handle adjusts to the perfect height, and the large storage basket underneath is a big crowd pleaser with a divider to keep things organized. The stroller opens and closes easily with one hand, and the trolley function makes it very easy to carry when it’s folded.
Not convinced yet? Here are some more great features:
– Oversized canopy with an eyeshade that provides UPF 50+ sun protection
– Easy-to-move bassinet
– Five-position recline function
– Front- and rear-wheel progressive suspension technology
– One-touch rear-wheel braking system
The manufacturers claim that it’s the only stroller you’ll ever need from newborn to toddler stages—and we agree!
At $290 to $380 depending on your choice of colorway, it’s not the absolute cheapest option, but with all of its bells and whistles, we feel it’s the best bang for your buck.
Here are some key features of the Bravo Trio:
– Five-point harness
– Adjustable handlebar
– Adjustable canopy fitted with viewing window
– Excellent storage, accessible from the front and rear
– Forward-facing seat with different recline options
– All-wheel suspension system
The Best for Multiple Kids
Splurge: Baby Jogger City Select Stroller
This cool pick may look like a single-child stroller, but have no fear: It’s actually a standard stroller designed for a growing family that can accommodate up to three kids! It comes with one seat, but you can add another, along with a glider for a toddler to ride on.
The nifty part of this stroller is that the seats can be adjusted so that the kids face you, face front, or face each other.
But that’s not all! This stroller boasts 16+ available configurations to fit your family’s needs. It’s also easy to open and close and can maneuver through any kind of environment, including bumpy roads, slick snow, and tight shopping aisles.
Here are some of its other features:
– Five-point harness
– Adjustable handlebar
– Multiple reclining positions no matter which direction the seat is facing
– Fully adjustable seat with expandable head height and extendable foot well
– Seat back storage
This stadium-style seating double stroller is a real mom-pleaser! It’s as compact and lightweight as an everyday single stroller, but this stroller made for two is super easy to use with its folding and reclining features that only require one hand.
Its claim to fame is being one of the most compact folds on the market. Smooth glide wheels allow for easy operation and a comfortable ride. Even more comfortable? Both seats are reclinable, and the front seat can be laid down flat for sleeping children, long legs, or carrying extra stuff. At this price, it’s hard not to be impressed. Here are the other cool features:
– Five-point safety harnesses with easy-pop buckles
– Two large canopies that adjust independently and rear peek-a-boo window
– One-handed fold with auto lock and convenient carry strap
– Two-position recline
– Front seat padded bumper bar and adjustable calf rest
– Rear seat footrest
The Best On-The-Run Stroller
Splurge: BOB Revolution Pro Stroller
Jogging strollers used to be big, clunky, and hard to maneuver. Not the BOB Revolution! This dream of a creation glides along pavement almost effortlessly and manages to handle rough terrain equally as smoothly.
It’s easy to steer, easy to fold up, and has a hand brake that gives you maximum control when you’re running up and down hills. Another great thing about this stroller is that it can be adapted to accommodate an infant car seat—something that a normal jogging stroller could never do!
The state-of-the-art suspension system adjusts to two positions depending on the weight of your little passenger and the terrain. And the easy-to-glide, swiveling front wheels have a lock feature for stability when you’re jogging or walking on bumpy roads. Here are some more great features:
– Hand brake
– Adjustable handlebar to nine positions
– Runaway strap
– Five-point harness
– One-hand recline and fully upright seating
– Adjustable suspension system
So you want a decent jogging stroller, but think that you can’t afford it? Think again! This jogging stroller is heavy on the extras while being light on your wallet. Although slightly bulkier than more expensive models, it still only weighs 30 pounds. And there’s no doubt this stroller will keep up in performance.
It includes pneumatic tires with locking front-swivel wheels that track, a premium suspension package, and a one-handed folding system. It’s also got reflective tech fabric that will help keep you visible on the roads and paths and a UV 50 canopy to keep your kid safe from wind and sun.
It can hold your toddler comfortably and will also accommodate a Graco Click Connect infant car seat. Here are some other great features:
– Lightweight aluminum
– Pneumatic tires
– Premium suspension
– Locking front-swivel wheels with tracking
– Mesh pockets for extras like phone and wallet
– Oversized canopy
– Airy, reflective material
– Removable armrest bar
– Adjustable, multi-position reclining seat with convertible three- and five-point harness
– Wrist-attachable safety tether
The Stroller You Can Show Off
Splurge: UPPAbaby Vista
Known as the “glamorous” stroller, the 2017 model of this stylish staple features a luxe new look with genuine leather handlebar and bumper bar covers.
This all-in-one stroller is quite flexible. Infants can ride in their favorite car seat or the sleep-safe bassinet that’s comfortable enough to be used as their primary bed.
As your baby grows into a toddler, the UPPAbaby Vista is converted to a multi-purpose stroller with great features like a fully reclining toddler seat, generous sized canopy, and huge under-seat basket. Have more kiddos on the way? Not a problem! The Vista can go to a double or triple when new babies arrive. Some other great features include:
– Light, polyurethane wheels
– One-handed, 180 degree reclining toddler seat
– Adjustable canopy with peek-a-boo window
– Option to add more travelers with the RumbleSeat and/or the PiggyBack ride-along board
– Adjustable leg rest
– Lightweight aluminum alloy frame
– Single action, color-coded brake pedal
– Five-point safety harness
– Oversized storage bin
Save: Combi Catalyst
This 3-in-1 modular stroller looks like a celebrity stroller, but it’s available at an everyday price! Pretty and stylish, the Catalyst is many things: a bassinet stroller, travel system, or a toddler stroller that can be used with any infant car seat.
The ride is comfortable for parent and for baby because each wheel has its own suspension, and the front-lock swivel wheels absorb bumps to make for a really smooth ride. One of the best features of this stroller is the one-hand telescoping handle that allows everyone of all different heights to maneuver it with ease.
The oversized canopy with ventilation window makes it a cool and breezy ride, and the large easy-access storage basket is a big hit. Check out the Catalyst’s other cool features:
– Lie-flat bassinet position
– Three seat positions
– Adjustable incline (reclines and adjusts to a full bassinet)
– Five-point harness system and removable shoulder and buckle comfort pads.
– Forward or backward positions
– Single step lock for both rear wheels
When it comes to selecting the best thing for your little ones, it can be hard to sort through all the options. We hope this guide gave you a bit help in narrowing your list down. Whatever you choose, may you and your baby enjoy!