Yes, this is an actual picture of my garage. I'm aware I have a problem, but the first step is admitting it right? I love to walk and run and we are always out and about, so I promise you these strollers get plenty of mileage. I have also been lucky enough to great some great deals and even found a few at a local consignment store and on our community trading post. There are so many great strollers on the market today and the companies are getting more innovative every year, its makes it really hard to chose :-)
The Right stroller or strollers for you depends on so many factors..where you live, typical terrain, lifestyle, activity level, number of children and age between them, obviously how much you're willing to spend and so on... People always ask me what my favorite stroller is and that's way too hard to answer..:-) We all should pick the features that are important to us ...i.e. I like a stroller with a quick and easy fold, fairly compact when folder, good canopy coverage, one that accommodates a carry cot, room to grow in the seat, easy to clean and so on. Here are some of my favorites: (and note this is the short list.. there are so many more good choices out there)
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:
**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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I'm Rebecca, a Maine mom of three energetic young boys and wife of a lobsterman, living in my favorite place, the coast of Maine. You'll find me here talking about my parenting journey, mom style, recipes, running and exercise, travel, stories from our life in Maine and so much more! Most days I'm just figuring it out as I go - Thanks so much for stopping by!