So you’ve decided to retire the jumbo, extra-large luxury stroller that’s the size of a small car, now what? Now it’s time to begin the search for the best stroller on the market that meets all of your requirements; lightweight, safe, functional, easy to maneuver, and can fit just about anywhere. We've done the research for you and found out which ones are the best for the money and meet your needs. You only want the best for your baby! Let us show you which ones made the cut and which ones fell short.
Far and away the best umbrella stroller for the money. This lightweight stroller has it all for the mom on the go. It’s full of features and it's a safe way to travel with your little one. Made with a strong steel frame and a 5-point safety harness, this front locking wheel stroller has a canopy and easy touch brakes which makes it a preferred alternative to the traditional umbrella stroller. Summer Infant really thought of everything for the mom on the go, from the large storage basket underneath to the compact easy fold for quick storage. Hands down the best umbrella stroller for the money.
Chicco has manufactured the lightest, most maneuverable stroller on the market for the money. At eleven pounds, this aluminum framed umbrella stroller is both safe and rugged. Your baby can comfortably ride, up to 37 pounds. And with a 5 point padded harness and multi-position back rest, the occasional napping on the go is no problem. What makes this the best lightweight stroller is that it comes complete with its own custom carry bag and strap for easy transport. Whether you're going across town or across the country, this is a great umbrella stroller that will suit your needs.
This stroller is the least expensive of the Maclaren line and definitely offers the most maneuverability. It’s a lightweight stroller weighing in at only 13.6 pounds is easy to carry and has a one-step fold. Unlike the top two, this Maclaren stroller accommodates up to a 55-pound child, so you'll get more longevity. It comes with a 5-point harness for safety and the canopy is attached so there’s no negotiating with the canopy when folding. The unlock and lock feature is flip flop friendly which, let’s face it, is critical for all us moms! It comes in 8 colors and has a lifetime warranty from Maclaren that starts from the date of the original purchase.
By far the lightest and smallest umbrella stroller on our list at 7 pounds. Collapsible and can fit in the tightest of spaces, this is the best stroller for a mom on the go! It comfortably holds the little one up to 40 pounds with a 3-point harness, and has an adjustable canopy for some shade. This stroller has an easy compact fold to it so there's very little work to be done. For the money this stroller is definitely worth the investment and is available in a variety of colors with matching comfort covered handles. This is definitely the best ultra-lightweight stroller on our list.
Baby Jogger out did themselves with this umbrella stroller version of their Vue model. The sturdiest of all the strollers we have reviewed today, at 14 pounds, it's still a light weight but full of features the others just don’t have. The main boast of this stroller is the reversible seat that can be changed without removing. Secondly, it can hold an infant car seat safely. But note that only the City Go (which is a Baby Jogger brand) fits in this model. The back reclines almost flat for extend nap times or quick on the go diaper changes, because, let’s face it, it’s going to happen.
These umbrella strollers are the best suited to meet your needs for functionality, safety, maneuverability and all in a lightweight design. With all that goes into planning for the best food, clothes, music and entertainment for your baby, the method of transportation is definitely at the top. This is where your baby needs meet your sanity requirements. Let’s be honest, if you know you can safely and quietly push baby around your favorite store, then you might actually get some retail therapy you so desperately need!
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