The Best Strollers to Add to Your Baby Registry

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Graphics by: Anna Wissler
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A stroller is likely one of the biggest baby gear investments you’ll make as a parent, and for good reason! A stroller that works for your lifestyle makes it so much easier to get out of the house with your baby and makes going out more enjoyable for everyone. The good news is that with so many options out there, there’s sure to be one that checks all the boxes for your family.

With a lot riding (pun intended) on the line, it’s no wonder many parents spend a lot of time researching strollers. Whether you’re looking for a lightweight stroller that travels well or a convertible stroller that can grow with your family, we’re here to help! We’ve gathered up a list of the best strollers for a variety of needs and budgets in order to help you narrow down your choices.

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Best Strollers to Add to Your Baby Registry


Best Overall Stroller: Baby Jogger City Select 2 Single-to-Double Modular Stroller

According to Michelle Pratt, founder of Safe in the Seat, “This full-sized stroller is a must-have for any growing family. With over 20 seating configurations for one or two kids, as well as a rider board accessory, the City Select 2 can accommodate almost any family’s needs. This stroller can also be used as a travel system with a wide variety of infant car seats when combined with the proper adapters.

We love that, [when converted to a double stroller], both of the City Select 2’s stroller seats have a 45-pound weight limit, giving parents the flexibility to keep their younger child closer in the upper seat while older toddlers can see the world from the front. Additionally, the City Select 2 has lots of storage and robust wheels that can handle any terrain: it can truly be your family’s one-and-done stroller purchase!”


Best Car Seat Combo Strollers: BRITAX B-Lively & B-Safe Gen2 FlexFit Travel System and Doona Car Seat & Stroller

If you are on-the-go a lot, consider a car seat and stroller travel system. The Britax’s Click and Go system works together seamlessly to take your baby from the car to the store or the park. The best part? The stroller is designed to work for babies from birth to 55 pounds, meaning it will last well into toddlerhood.


The Doona may be the most flexible car seat and stroller combo on the market. It’s incredibly popular in cities because it transfers from a portable car seat to a stroller instantly. However, because it’s essentially a car seat and stroller in one, it does come at a hefty price point (over $500), and it can only be used for infants up to 35 pounds. Despite those limitations, moms who’ve used the Doona swear by it for its convenience and adaptability. Want to learn more? Read our full review of the Doona here!


Car Seat & Stroller

7 colors available


Best Lightweight Stroller: Bugaboo Butterfly Seat Stroller

Weighing about 16 pounds, the Bugaboo Butterfly Seat stroller is lightweight, compact, easy to maneuver, and features a “one-second fold.” This stroller is great for everyday use because of its large and adjustable seat, spacious and accessible under-seat basket, and generous canopy. Plus, it’s awesome for travel too because it easily folds and unfolds without extra adjustments, includes an integrated strap for hands-free carrying, and seamlessly fits in plane overhead bins and compact car trunks. 


Butterfly Seat Stroller

3 colors available


Best Budget-Friendly Stroller: Chicco Bravo 3-in-1 Travel System

The Chicco Bravo offers many of the same features as more expensive strollers at a lower price point. It has a sleek design, complete with a large storage basket and a removable UPF-rated canopy. The toddler seat comes off, turning the stroller into a lightweight car seat carrier.


Chicco Bravo 3-in-1 Travel System

5 colors available


Best Double Stroller: Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double Stroller

The City Mini GT2 Double Stroller makes it easy to get a baby and toddler around. It’s compatible with an infant seat and features a one-step in-seat fold design. The best part? This double stroller fits through a standard doorway and is surprisingly really easy to push around. It also comes with all-wheel suspension, forever tires, and UV 50+ canopies.

Baby Jogger

City Mini GT2 Double Stroller

3 colors available


Best Umbrella Stroller: Summer Infant 3Dcore Convenience Stroller

Affordably-priced at under $70, the Summer Infant 3Dcore Convenience Stroller is a great option for travel or everyday. Not only is it lightweight and have a compact fold, but it has a large storage basket, a durable steel frame, and provides a safe and comfortable ride for your little one. 


Best Convertible Strollers: UPPAbaby VISTA and Mockingbird Single-to-Double Stroller

If you’re looking for a stroller that truly grows with your family, look no further than the UPPAbaby Vista. Designed to transport up to three children, the Vista can be configured into countless combinations, fitting the needs from infancy to toddlerhood. While it does come with a higher price tag, it features premiums such as full-grain leather details and includes an infant bassinet. 


Vista V2 Stroller

many colors available


The Mockingbird features amazing versatility with 19+ configurations and can fit up to three kids with added accessories. The best part? It’s very similar to the UPPAbaby Vista but is less than half the price. If you do go with the Mockingbird, you’ll likely want to purchase the infant bassinet separately (the Vista comes with it), so make note of that added cost! 


Single-to-Double Stroller

5 colors available


Deciding whether to choose the UPPAbaby Vista or the Mockingbird? Check out one editor’s honest review of both strollers here.


Best Travel Strollers: Nuna TRVL and Babyzen YOYO2 Ultra Compact Stroller

Designed with travel in mind, the Nuna TRVL stroller is compact and self-folds with the touch of a button. It has multi-position recline capabilities and a UPF 50+ canopy, ensuring your little one is ready for whatever the day brings. Carry it easily through the airport in the included travel bag. The Nuna TRVL is a bit more expensive than other lightweight strollers but potentially worth the investment if your family travels a lot.



4 colors available


Another great travel stroller option, the Babyzen YOYO is, as its name suggests, ultra compact and folds and unfolds with just one hand. It weighs just over 13 pounds—but is still really sturdy—and includes a helpful shoulder strap for easy portability. It’s similarly priced to the Nuna TRVL (just slightly less expensive) and includes many of the same features, making it an awesome option for a lightweight travel stroller that’s just what any mom needs. 


YOYO2 Ultra Compact Stroller

10 colors available


Best Jogging Strollers: BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0 and Thule Urban Glide 2 Stroller

The BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0 jogging stroller is loved by parents and running experts alike. Its suspension system and air-filled tires work for long distances and for all terrains. The handlebar is adjustable and the front wheel locks for stability. It also features a “peek & chat” window on top so you can check on your child without stopping your run.


BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0

2 colors available


Sleek and lightweight, this jogging stroller can be pushed and navigated with one hand while providing your little one with a smooth and comfortable ride. It includes an infant car seat adapter, so it can be used for kids from infancy up to preschool age (75 pounds), the seat can recline with one touch, and the entire stroller can be easily collapsed to take on-the-go. It also includes a protective canopy with SPF 50+, a peekaboo window, a large storage compartment, reflective rims, and an ergonomic, adjustable handlebar for maximum comfort.

Pottery Barn Kids

Thule Urban Glide 2 Stroller

5 colors available


Best Stroller Wagon: Evenflo Pivot Xplore

Wagons are the latest stroller trend and are great for carting around kids and all of their things! Likely more suitable for toddlers, the Evenflo Pivot Xplore wagon has dual canopies and can be pushed like a stroller or pulled like a wagon. It folds up easily and has an integrated child tray that would be perfect for sharing snacks or toys.


Evenflo Pivot Xplore

3 colors available

Interested in other wagon options? Read our round-up of favorite family wagons at every price point here.

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