For Jogging (single or double versions):
Baby Jogger Summit X3 (note that the double does not yet have a car seat adapter available...the compact pram is a great option until Baby Jogger has one available)
BOB Revolution SE (note that I prefer the Summit X3 in many areas )
Thule Chariot (for those who are a multi-sport family and willing to buy an everyday stroller in addition)
City Dwellers/everyday stroller:
Baby Jogger City Mini or Baby Jogger City Mini GT (depending on lifestyle & terrain)
UPPAbaby Baby Vista
Baby Jogger City Select (for those who may be expanding their family in the future- note that its a heavier option)
Bugaboo Camelon or Buffalo (for those willing to spend a bit more)
Baby Jogger City Mini
Chicco Liteway Plus (can accommodate Chicco Key Fit and serve as a travel system on the go)
Side-by-Side Double (for non-joggers or on the go):
Baby Jogger City Mini or City Mini GT (depending on terrain and use etc)
Stroll Air Duo
Bugaboo Donkey (for those willing to spend the long dollar)
Bumbleride Indie Twin (great stroller but I don't recommend for taller kids)
Baby Jogger City Select
Joovy Ergo Caboose or Joovy Caboose VaryLight
Converts from Single to Double:
Baby Jogger City Select (with second seat)
UPPAbaby Vista (with purchase of 2nd seat)
Phil & Teds Navigator with Doubles Kit
Most strollers have great options in terms of compatibility with car seats utilizing adapters etc... but if you're looking to buy a system together here are some good options
Britax B-Agile travel system (you can get for under $300)
Britax B-Ready travel system (more moderately priced)
Uppa Baby Vista & Mesa ( for those willing to spend a bit more)
For those wanting a great ,somewhat affordable, everyday stroller, I tend to recommend the Baby Jogger City Mini GT. Its a terrific stroller.. same great design as the beloved city mini with a few upgrades including larger forever tires that can handle a bit more terrain, a taller seat, and adjustable handle bar (among other things). Baby jogger also has great options for accessories including the car seat adapter, carry cot (which can make it a pram, the glider board, snack tray and parent console etc... what's great is that if you add to your family and get a BJ double stroller, many of the accessories like the carry cot and parent console will work with that as well.
There are some terrific strollers and accessories on the market today; you just have to do your research and decide what works best for your family/life. Once you find decide on the stroller here are some tips if you are looking to keep the price down:
- Look for a gently used stroller from your local consignment store or online
resources (craigslist, community trading posts, local facebook mom groups) etc...(just the stroller though...always buy your car seat new!)
- Look for year end closeouts... you can save a great deal of $ this way... Right now there are some great deals on 2013 strollers and the changes may not be worth it too you..(often they are just new colors)
- Ask your local store about floor models... you can often can amazing deals on floor models...either ask and leave your name or follow your store on facebook as that's where these deals are usually posted.
For my fellow New Englanders, a great place to check out all of these options is Magic Beans. Family owned, friendly knowledgably staff and lots of options!
Also if you are in driving distance of New Hampshire like me, I love to support local and shop at Baby Go Round. Also family owned and operated, super friendly and knowledgeable ladies! Right now they have a great deal on the 2013 city mini... just $189 (no sales tax and assembled)... follow them on facebook to see these great deals!
**Please keep in mind these are my personal opinions.
What is your favorite stroller(s)? Am I the only hoarder among us.. how many do you have?
Let me know if you have questions! I always love to talk strollers!
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