Shopping for a baby stroller is simple, right? You’d only answer “yes” to that question if you’ve never been stroller-shopping before. Browse online or at any baby store, and you’ll find endless options for every possible strolling wish, need, and desire. Which ones blow past the bluster and actually live up to their high praise or fancy-sounding name? Which stroller is the one that all your pregnant friends are snatching up? No need to steel yourself for hours of research—we’ve gone ahead and done that for you. Here’s what we found: the five best strollers you can buy in 2017, and who they’re most suited for.
Baby Jogger City Mini Single Stroller
This award-winning stroller is lightweight, compact, and made of the highest-quality materials, which means it’s tough enough to withstand any manner of city terrain.
Safety: The City Mini has a five-point safety harness and 50+ UV multi-position canopy.
Style: This well-designed stroller blends seamlessly into upscale city sidewalks.
Weight: 17.6 lbs
Foldability: Easily foldable with an ultra-compact auto-lock fold for travel or storage.
Flexibility for twins or additional siblings of different sizes: A glider board is available for separate purchase, and can be attached for older siblings to hop on and scoot along.
Other: The City Mini has a multi-position recline, ranging from infant-friendly full recline to slight recline for naptime on-the-go. The City Mini can become part of a travel system using a car seat adapter or additional pram attachment.
Bonus points: This one’s best for city-living.
The Bugaboo Donkey is a high-functioning stroller that is made to grow and adapt to your family’s ever-changing needs.
Safety: The Donkey has a foot-operated brake with heavy-duty air-filled tires and all-wheel suspension.
Style: We all know that strollers for multiples can be bulky or unwieldy, but the Donkey uses space efficiently and has a smart look, no matter how many diaper bags you’re towing.
Weight: 33.4 with 2 seats.
Foldability: The stroller is foldable and has a carry handle.
Flexibility for twins or additional siblings of different sizes: The Bugaboo Donkey transitions easily from mono (one baby), duo (a baby and an older toddler), to twin. You choose the set to purchase, and when you need to upgrade the space, it’s done in a matter of easy clicks.
Other: With the interchangeable seats, storage, and bassinets, there are actually a whopping 17 different configurations you can choose from, given your need of the moment. The seats are reclinable, reversible, and are carseat compatible.
Bonus points: This one’s best for for twins.
The Stokke Xplory looks simple enough, but its design is intended for maximum interaction and connection between you and your little one as you stroll.
Safety: The stroller includes a five point safety harness and adjustable footrests and handles for safe maneuvering.
Style: The Stokke has a sleek design with a minimalist feel, though it doesn’t skimp on necessary accessories like a canopy, cup holder and underseat storage.
Weight: 18 lbs.
Foldability: This stroller folds well and the frame is made of lightweight aluminum, which makes it easy to tote around.
Flexibility for twins or additional siblings of different sizes: The Stokke is for a single passenger.
Other: This stroller is height adjustable, so the child seat can be raised to parent eye level, or lowered for rest time, or anything in between.
Bonus points: This one’s best for travel.
A durable jogging stroller, the Bumbleride Speed is made for heavy-duty use for on-the-go parents.
Safety: A five-point harness, air-filled tires, foot brake, and all-wheel suspension make sure you’re in control of your little one’s safest ride.
Style: Eco-fabrics and an aluminum frame show off the intention that was put into designing this stroller. No matter where you use it, the stroller has a nice look that meshes function with style.
Weight: 24 lbs.
Foldability: The stroller folds easily and stands up folded (one of those little-known stroller perks!) but the large wheels do add a small amount of bulk.
Flexibility for twins or additional siblings of different sizes: The Bumbleride is for a single passenger.
Other: This is your go-too jogging stroller and has several accessories that can be used for a day outside, like attachable parent pack and full rain cover.
Bonus points: This one’s best for your outdoorsy lifestyle.
UPPAbaby Vista Stroller
This versatile stroller combines form and function into a multitasking piece of gear that you’ll keep for years, no matter how your family grows.
Safety: The stroller has a five-point safety harness and shock-absorbing rear and front suspension for a smooth, safe ride.
Style: The UPPAbaby has a classic design that won’t go out of style.
Weight: 27.5 lbs.
Foldability: A one-step fold easily collapses the stroller for transport or storage.
Flexibility for twins or additional siblings of different sizes: The Vista is a multitasking godsend for mothers of multiple children. It easily expands to accommodate a baby and older sibling, with additional adapters. It also accommodates twins, allowing for two bassinets or car seats to attach to the frame. The Piggyback ride-along adapter even lets you transport up to three children at once.
Other: The UPPAbaby Vista includes a bassinet that can be used from birth, along with the toddler seat and frame, so there’s no need to get a new stroller as your baby grows. It has an extra large storage basket along with removable, washable fabric that’s easy to clean.
Price: $839.99 - $879.99
Bonus points: This one’s your “forever” stroller.