Mockingbird bills itself as a luxury ride for less thanks to a direct-to-consumer business model that cuts out the middle man. The stroller features many convenient details, including a one-hand fold, a seat that can quickly be flipped inward- or outward-facing, plenty of hidden pockets and a generous storage basket. It’s compatible with lots of car seats, too (with a $30 adapter), including ones by Britax, Chicco, Evenflo, Graco and Nuna. Not sold? Simply send it back within 30 days ($350).
If tough terrain is keeping you from enjoying a stroll with your baby, then Cybex has a solution: A new, battery-powered version of its popular Priam stroller that actually propels itself up hills and over bumps once it senses you’re pushing the handlebar. No more struggling to lug your baby up a big hill! It can also slow a downhill descent by detecting pulling pressure on the handlebar. The stroller’s battery, which lasts approximately five to 30 miles per charge, detaches easily for re-charging, and if you don’t need the help, you can simply turn the power off with the touch of your toe ($1,400).
There’s a reason the Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience Stroller has a 4.4 rating (from nearly 3,400 reviews) on Amazon. It’s light but incredibly durable, and it takes up less space in your trunk than a traditional stroller. This year, Summer Infant released an update to its beloved stroller. The 3Dlite+ allows parents to adjust the recline with one hand, comes with a sippy cup holder for your child (in addition to the parent cup holder kept from the prior model), and has a designated cell phone holder. Folding the stroller is still simple, and the attached carry strap helps you transport the stroller easily ($120).
Graco’s latest travel system puts the versatility of four strollers in just one. The system comes with a Graco SnugRide SnugLock 35 infant car seat (which clicks into the stroller) and a toddler seat that can also configure into a bassinet. The stroller starts as an infant car seat carrier, upgrades to a toddler stroller, then turns into a double stroller that can hold both an infant car seat and the toddler seat. If you’re already past the infant car seat stage, you can purchase the system with two toddler seats instead. And at under $400, it’s one of the most affordable double stroller systems on the market ($380).
If you have a Chicco KeyFit or Fit2 car seat waiting for your next little bundle, the quick-folding, durable Chicco Bravo Primo is a must-have stroller that will take you from the newborn stage through toddlerhood and beyond. Remove the detachable stroller seat and canopy to create a light stroller frame for your KeyFit or Fit2 car seat. When your little one is ready for the traditional seat, put it back on and attach the food tray. The stroller also comes with a parent tray that has two cup holders and zippered storage. And perhaps the best feature? One-hand fold. While this stroller has been sold as part of a travel system in the past, Chicco will begin offering it as a standalone stroller in November ($349).
Whether you’re picking up your tot from daycare during the dark winter months or heading out for a post-work, late-evening jog, the BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 in Lunar will help keep you and your little one seen and safe. Reflective fabric ensures the stroller is visible after the sun goes down. The adjustable handle bar has 9 positions, so you can find the height that’s just right for you while walking, hiking or jogging. And for daytime walks, the extra-large canopy will keep the sun of out your child’s eyes ($469.99).
This compact, lightweight stroller (which replaces the B-Agile as a standalone stroller) has an extra-large basket to fit everything you need in one place. Diaper bag, lunch box, pump case, purse—stash it all underneath as you tote your little one around town or to daycare. One-hand fold technology makes this stroller easy to close and store, and all-wheel suspension ensures a smooth ride. Included adapters make it usable with your Britax car seat, so it’s available on day one. At $239.99, it’s a more budget-friendly option than Britax’s B-Ready G3, which can fit multiple seats and costs $599 ($239.99).
Dutch company Nuna aims to develop baby gear that’s simple, practical and stylish. They’ve certainly succeeded with one of the company’s latest offerings, Nuna DEMI Grow. It’s got a chic look and incredibly practical design features, including an extendable UPF 50+ canopy with a removable, flip-out eye shade and rain cover. An integrated mesh ventilation panel at your child’s back helps keep him cool during the warm weather months. This stroller can convert into a double or twin stroller if special adapters are purchased. While the Nuna DEMI Grow has been compared to Uppababy’s Vista line, the DEMI Grow uses an identical seat to grow into a two-seater, unlike the Vista, which uses a rumble seat. And while the Vista comes with a bassinet, the DEMI Grow may appeal to those who don’t need a bassinet for their stroller and want to pay slightly less ($799.95 for the Nuna DEMI Grow versus $899.99 for the Uppababy Vista) ($799.95.
There’s no need to worry about how much trunk space you’ll lose to a stroller when you have the Doona. That’s because the Doona is a car seat that turns into a stroller. You pull the car seat out of the car, push a button to release its wheels, pull up on the handlebar, and off you go! It makes daycare drop-off a breeze. For working moms who have to bring their babies along on business trips, Doona is aircraft-approved—and gives you one less piece of equipment to haul through the airport since it’s a seat and stroller in one. While the Doona has been around for a while, it received a few upgrades in September 2018, including new fabric colors (racing green, royal blue, blush pink, flame red, nitro cherry, and grey hound), a new breathable inner foam, a shoulder pad redesign, and a new canopy that uses stretch material so it stays taut ($499).
Thule’s first four-wheel city stroller is ideal for busy moms who don’t want to lug around a super-heavy stroller. If you need to push around more than one child, adapters easily turn the Sleek into a layered double-stroller that’s still compact enough to turn tight corners and maneuver through crowds. You can configure it to hold a range of combinations that include car seats, bassinets and bucket seats in various directions ($800 for the single stroller)
Environmentally conscious moms, rejoice! There’s a new stroller on the block, and it’s perfect for you. The Safety 1st RIVA’s stroller frame is made out of recycled materials in Columbus, IN. The travel system comes with an onBoard 35 FLX infant car seat. The stroller is so lightweight that it’s equipped with a simple “lift-to-fold” closure system—you literally just lift on a provided strap and the stroller folds to a standing position. And when those inevitable milk spills and food stains happen in the stroller seat, you can zip off the fabric and throw it in the washing machine ($299.99).
12. Nuna PEPP Next
This ultra-compact stroller makes traveling so much easier. The Nuna PEPP Next has a super flat fold and you can wheel it behind you just like a piece of luggage. When it’s in stroller mode, it still has all of the features you want in a kid- and parent-friendly stroller, including a large canopy, spring suspension for a smooth ride and a spacious seat that reclines ($299.95).
Moms who need an all-terrain stroller have depended on the Baby Jogger City Mini GT for years. In the spring of 2019, Baby Jogger will release an updated version: the City Mini GT 2. Rubber tires are paired up with an all-wheel suspension (an upgrade from the front-wheel suspension in the prior model). The stroller still folds easily using one hand, features a hand-operated brake, reclines nearly flat, and protects your little one with a UV50+ canopy. Baby Jogger City GO Infant Car Seat adapters are included with the stroller, which will come in six colors: jet, slate, windsor, ember, mystic and carbon ($399, babyjogger.com in Spring 2019). (For those who want a Baby Jogger stroller at a lower price point, the Baby Jogger City Mini also received an update. The Baby Jogger City Mini 2 will run for $279).
The designers behind Maxi-Cosi’s Lila turned to pediatricians to help design a special component of the new stroller. The ShapeOfYou inlay, designed for newborn babies through 3 months, was crafted to create an ergonomic environment that Maxi-Cosi says helps combat reflux and reduces pressure underneath your baby’s head. The inlay fits into the stroller’s regular seat, which transforms into a bassinet by rotating into a full-flat position. The stroller seat also has a thermo-regulated mattress that’s meant to keep baby cooler on hot days and warmer on cool days. A feature dubbed the “nap-keeper” is a dark, integrated mesh that pulls from the canopy and wraps completely around the bottom of the seat, providing a bit more darkness while allowing air to circulate around your baby as she sleeps ($799.99).
Moms fell in love with Diono’s Traverze stroller when it was released in the summer of 2018. The brand is doubling the fun with 2019’s release of the Traverze Twin. Built for moms who bring home two bundles of joy, the stroller is compatible with Maxi-Cosi, Nuna and Cybex infant car seats. When the twins move up to the traditional seats, they can sit side-by-side in seats that recline to multiple positions. At 26 pounds, this double stroller is fairly lightweight, and it has a super simple one-handed close that makes it compact enough to store in your trunk ($449.99, us.diono.com).