A stroller is really like a giant purse for transporting (and shielding) your little one. But it can also tout high-tech features that will make your life easier, even during that little walk in the park. Here are our top picks for the most practical strollers for every lifestyle.
From the city streets to the back seat. Amazon
Spotted around many neighborhoods in New York City, these strollers aren’t cheap but are popular for good reason: They’re versatile and can be continually used from newborn to toddler years. For those with a bigger brood, it can be reconfigured to transport up to three kids. It also includes a bassinet and an infant car seat that installs in your car quickly. Assembly is a snap, and the wheels are perfect for the bumpy concrete sidewalks of any city.
For parents that are always on the go. Amazon
The Pockit lightweight features a two-step folding design that was awarded the 2014 Guinness World Record for being the most compact stroller, packing down to less than 10 pounds. It’s the perfect travel piece for a six month old or a child that weighs 55 pounds, and also comes with a sliding back panel, lockable front swivel wheels, and an overhead canopy. It’s not the sturdiest device, but it does the quick trick on trips.
Stay fit while taking the kids out. Amazon
One of the hardest things about being a new parent is keeping up an exercise regimen while being responsible for a tiny being. Luckily, this lightweight, all-terrain stroller will allow you to get in your cardio with your kid in the front seat. Large 16-inch rear wheels provide for a smooth ride (that you can steer one-handed). There’s also a handy large storage basket to keep your water and snacks within arm’s reach, in case you get “hangry.”
Converts into a bike. Amazon
As kids grow older, strollers eventually become obsolete. But that’s not the case with this convertible Costzon stroller that niftily transforms into a learn-to-ride tricycle, which will grow up with your kid as they navigate toddlerhood and kindergarten. The wheels are solid and of high quality, and feature strong shock absorption during bumpier treks. The piece comes with a removable canopy and a storage bag that neatly packs away when not in use.