Shopping for a stroller is a little bit like shopping for a car. There are countless models on the market and each have their differences—some subtle, some great. If you’re a city-dwelling mom, your stroller actually takes the place of a car. You’ll find yourself storing everything from extra baby bottles, changes of clothing, diapers and random flyers about Music Together classes in your neighborhood into the stroller’s storage bag. Navigating the stroller market can overwhelm even the savviest of moms-to-be. Since pregnancy should be as stress-free as possible, the team of experts at Gugu Guru narrowed down the best stroller and car seat options for every budget so you can stop losing precious sleep over strollers.
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.
Best moderate choice for city OR suburban dweller: Britax B Agile and B Safe car seat
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.
The best spare no expense stroller: Bugaboo Cameleon3
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.
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.
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.