Shopping for a stroller can be just as overwhelming as shopping for a car or a house. Suspension systems, adjustable handlebars, floating arch rear axles? And let’s complicate the entire hunt by adding a list of stroller recalls this year including Peg Perego and Kolcraft. If you’re on the lookout for some reliable recommendations, you’re in luck. Lori Richmond, Editor of TheBump.com, stopped by “The Shine” to help steer parents in the right direction with her picks of the top-rated strollers for every budget – keeping child’s safety above everything else.
Whether your priorities are hi-tech features or a chic style and design, there’s a stroller on this list to cater to every mom’s lifestyle and budget:
The Ultimate Stroller: 4moms Origami Stroller, $850
power-folding stroller out there, the Origami collapses with a push of a button
(it even reminds us of a Transformer!?) A sensor tracks when baby’s in the
seat, so you don’t have to worry about the stroller folding unexpectedly, and
it has lights on the bottom for when you’re out at night. This stroller boasts
many A-lister fans -- Natalie Portman, Rachel Zoe, Bethenny Frankel, Tia Mowry,
Melanie Brown, Denise Richards, Mario Lopez and Kourtney Kardashian all
reportedly use it!
Most Stylish Stroller: Quinny Moodd, $700
With an automatic unfolding system, the new Quinny Moodd is sure to be a favorite for all you stylish and practical mamas. It comes with forward- and rear-facing seat positions, and it can hold kids up to 50 pounds. Plus, you’ll have no problem choosing the colors of your Moodd: Pick from a black or white frame and eight different seat colors.
Best Stroller for Multiples: Baby Jogger City Mini Double, $400
With patented quick fold technology, the Baby Jogger City Mini Double allows parents to fold this multiples stroller in one step. It’s only 30 inches wide, which means you can easily maneuver through an average doorway. Each seat has it’s own recline so each baby can be in whatever position they’re most comfortable. Lastly, both seats have a sunshade and a little peak-a-boo hood for mom so she can always see what’s going on down there.
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Best Budget Stroller: Chicco Cortina
Travel System, $300.
Retailing at only $299, moms love all the bells and whistles for the price of the Cortina Travel System! A fully reclining seat, five-point harness, lockable swivel seats and adjustable leg rest are just some of the features in this 22-pound stroller. In fact, Chicco Cortina Travel System is lighter in weight than most other travel systems and gets high marks for safety and usability.
Best Umbrella Stroller: Maclaren Triumph, $185
Weighing only 11.5 pounds, this Maclaren Triumph umbrella stroller is loved by moms because it’s easy to open and fold, it’s lightweight so easy to carry, and steers smoothly. You can see why moms in cities who are constantly on the move love this pick! Not to mention, it reclines in multiple positions and has a longer hood for extra coverage.
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