BabyZone's Ultimate Stroller-Buying Guide
Starting to shop for a stroller? Keep calm and carry on... this handy guide with get you in-the-know
Becoming more and more popular, carriers offer a simple frame to hold your baby’s car seat. Some seat carrier models come with an extra seat for an older sibling.
Pros: You pick your own car seat. Seat carriers are easy to use, lightweight, and inexpensive.
Cons: Seat carriers can only be used with a car seat.
Price Range: $50 to $190
Special Purpose Strollers
If you’re looking for adventure with baby on board, jogging strollers are the way to go. Once expensive options reserved for the jogging enthusiast, these strollers have come down in price and status, making them more practical.
Pros: Joggers are good for all sorts of roads—and even places without them.
Cons: Joggers can’t be used with a car seat and most joggers are designed for use with babies at least six months of age and beyond. According to Consumer Reports, the three-wheel design sometimes proves less stable over curbs than four.
Price Range: $90 to $800
Strolling with two? Double strollers come in two styles: tandem, where you have one child in front and one behind, and side by side.
Pros: Holds two children.
Cons: Double strollers can be harder to maneuver and heavier.
Price Range: $80 to $600
Within each of the stroller categories you can find hybrid strollers such as double jogging strollers.
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