If you are a new parent, a stroller can be one of the most expensive purchases for you. You need to know you’re making the right decision before you put your money on the line. Of course, it can also be a cheap purchase if you go for a budget model — when it comes to baby strollers, the price range is vast. That also makes it difficult to know which ones are actually worth your money. That’s why we’ve done the work to consider every angle, so you don’t have to be overwhelmed with choices.
In many ways, looking for one of the best strollers 2022 has to offer is a lot like shopping for a car. Just as you’d do for that similarly overwhelming process, you must first identify your needs. Do you want a small stroller you can take anywhere, one you can deploy and break down quickly? Or do you want a large stroller that’s more comfortable and can carry more stuff? How many seats do you need? Do you need space for more than one child? Do you want to be able to swap in a car seat? And how much are you willing to spend? Once you have a better idea of what you want, you can narrow down your options.
To help you in your search, we tested nine strollers across several different categories. Keep reading to find out which ones deserve your attention.
Other strollers we’ve tested
How we tested
I began researching the most popular strollers online, looking for models with stand-out individual reviews and high aggregate review scores. After acquiring a sampling of strollers from various categories and price ranges, I tested them over several months. On the many walks around the neighborhood, visits to the park, shopping trips and all-day excursions during that time, I evaluated each stroller based on the following criteria:
Convenience: How easy is it for the parent to use, break down and transport?
Comfort: How do my children like riding in it? Do they get sweaty from the seat material? Are the straps comfortable to wear?
Ride and handling: How smooth is the ride? How easy is it to push and steer?
Value: Do you get your money’s worth for the price you pay?