The Best 2015 Stroller Systems for Every Budget and Lifestyle
As some of you may know, Little List was chosen to be brand ambassadors for a new registry website, GuGu Guru. We love the whole concept of their site which matches a soon-to-be moms style, budget and lifestyle with product recommendations fit the bill. Makes so much sense! We teamed up with the team of experts at Gugu Guru to help get some navigation through the crazy stroller market so Little List fans can better narrow down their stroller making choices.
Article Update: This article does not cover side-by-side strollers. We’ve recently come across a side by side stroller in 2018 review list from Helpful Habitat that we believe is more up-to-date since the years have gone by. These are great for twins, or double babies.
1) All around best budget-friendly choice: Graco SnugRider Elite Stroller + SnugRider Car Seat ($100 + $155)
While there may not be many bells and whistles on this Graco stroller/car seat combo, you can feel great about the ease and convenience of this duo. You can easily fold it with one hand and the all-wheel suspension guarantees you a smooth ride on every surface. But just keep in mind you will still need an umbrella stroller (we love the Joovy Groove Ultralight) when baby grows out of infant car seat.
2) Best moderate choice for city or suburban dweller: Britax B Agile and B Safe car seat ($349)
Britax is a trusted brand in the mom and baby world and their strollers and car seats are top-notch when it comes to functionality and safety. The stroller is super-lightweight and easy to fold while being the perfect size to walk down crowded city blocks without having to worry about how much real estate you’re taking up. We are big fans of the swivel front wheel, which makes maneuvering around bumpy sidewalks a cinch.
3) Best choice if you plan to have another child within two years: Baby Jogger City Select + Britax B Safe Car Seat ($500 + $135)
Despite the name, this stroller is not meant for jogging, but is one of the most versatile models on the market. This modular stroller is packed with features and transforms from single to double with the addition of second seat. You can also attach a glider board if you’ve got three little ones to roll with. It’s great for growing families and parents of multiples.
4) Best choice for eco-conscious moms: UPPABaby 2015 Vista and UPPABaby car seat (available in June 2015) ($800+)
This stroller is loaded with style and substance for the green-leaning mom—the bassinet liner is made from all-natural cotton and soybean fiber. There’s also a UPF 50 drop down sunshade to keep UV rays off baby’s precious skin. We love the foam and rubber wheels, which guarantee you won’t every get a flat. Brand new for 2015 is their Mesa car seat, which offers side impact protection, an adjustable headrest and a one-button stroller release.
5) The best spare no expense stroller: Bugaboo Cameleon3 ($970+)
Bugaboo is the Lexus of the stroller world—it’s come to symbolize luxury, style and five-star design. If you can swing the price tag, the Bugaboo Cameleon3 is the way to go if you live in a four seasons climate, especially if you’re an urban-dwelling mom. This beauty handles equally well on snow and sand and will seamlessly take you from newborn through the toddler years. The Bugaboo Cameleon3 is compatible with many different car seats thanks to its wide assortment of adapters.