11 Best Strollers for Travel in 2024

Whether you're going to grandma's or Disney World, we've got wheels that will make taking your kid a breeze.

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Our experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute have reviewed over 30 strollers over the course of the past five years and for this story, we pulled ones that can fit in tiny spaces (some, in the airplane overhead) and ranked the ease of carting around and stowing each stroller.

Our top picks:


Best Overall Travel Stroller

Bugaboo butterfly.

3D Mini

Best Value Travel Stroller

Summer infant 3d mini.

City Tour 2

Best Lightweight Travel Stroller

Baby jogger city tour 2.

Car Seat to Stroller

Best Travel Stroller for a Newborn

Doona car seat to stroller.

The Compact

Best Travel Stroller for Flying

Colugo the compact.


Best Compact Travel Stroller

Munchkin sparrow.


Best Travel Stroller That Holds An Infant Car Seat

Uppababy minu v2.

The Twin+

Best Double Travel Stroller

Zoe the twin+.


Best Umbrella Stroller for Travel

Chicco liteway.


Best Travel Stroller for Frequent Travelers

Whether you want your travel stroller to last for years or just need one inexpensive set of wheels to get you through a specific journey, there is something for you on this list, and something for any kid from birth to age 6 (plus a double stroller , if you're taking two). A lightweight stroller will help you tackle the toddler years with your sanity intact. Plus, these travel strollers have an additional focus on being compact and folding quickly (we gave them all a try!) so you can move like a travel ninja.

At the end of our story we've got a shopping guide that can help you narrow down which features are most important to you, along with more on how we test strollers. And if you bring baby with you on your morning run, consult our guide to the best jogging strollers .

We called this a "first-rate folding stroller" when we named this a Good Housekeeping 2023 Family Travel Award winner. The real key is it doesn't sacrifice comfort for compactness , so expect the usual Bugaboo high-quality fabric, deep seat, real sunshade (no skimping on sun protection here!) and extendable leg rest, just in a more tiny, adorable form that's perfect for travel.

One tester mom of a toddler geeked out about the fold, specifically. "The button to fold it is on the handle, so you just push down and collapse it quickly. Our regular stroller requires ducking down and pushing a lever," she said. "Also, the glide of the Butterfly is comparable to much larger strollers. I can push my son uphill easily, with one hand!"

Another note about that fold: The folded stroller can stand up by itself, great if you need it to sit a minute while you get your kid in the car or otherwise tend to things. You don't need to lean it anywhere. But some users note that unfolding the Butterfly takes some finesse and practice — you shake it out and need it to lock in place before you can set your kid inside.

If you're only taking one big vacation and don't plan to travel often, you might want a no-drama lightweight stroller that won't set you back more than a hundred bucks. This little 3D Mini might cost the same as checking a piece of luggage each way, and at just 11 pounds it's easy to handle on a trip .

The basket is small — an average-size diaper bag is too big to fit down there — but there's a zippered parent console that holds two drinks. It's got a reasonable sunshade, and the seat can lean back. There's no seat padding, nor is there springy suspension for the five-inch plastic wheels. It's built for the convenience of getting toddlers and young preschoolers around flat pedestrian areas, and it does that just fine.

The 3D mini folds long, to the size of a traditional umbrella. (Get it? That's why they call this style an "umbrella stroller.") It doesn't stand up when folded — like with umbrella, you have to prop it against a wall or a car, or lay it down, say in your car's trunk, or carry it in one hand, which is made easy by its light weight.

Not only does this weigh less than 15 pounds but its robust wheels — made of molded rubber, not plastic — can tackle a sandy beach path. Our tester did just that, saying, "We took the risk and rolled this along a nature trail in Puerto Rico and it did great! It was hot that day and so we preferred this to putting the 1-year-old in an infant carrier ." The City Tour 2 is smooth-rolling on city streets, too. It's fully featured with a deep seat that reclines almost flat, a comfy calf rest plus a wide sun-protective canopy.

The fold is easy and starts with squeezing a button on the handle. But when folded this is not as small as some others; it can stand when folded but will not fit in an airplane overhead. It comes with a carry bag that makes it easy to gate-check at the airport. The handle sits just under 40 inches tall, making it a little tough for tall parents to push.

Nothing else comes close to being an ideal car seat and stroller combo for travel with a newborn. The Doona is an infant car seat for a vehicle, then you pop the wheels down to stroll with it .

No need to travel with both a car seat and a stroller since this is a two-in-one. If your travels include ride share vehicles or various family members' cars you'll be happy to have this innovative gear that doesn't have you shifting your infant from one seat to another. The car seat is also FAA-Approved for aircraft travel . "Now I tell every mama that she needs this," says one tester who started traveling with her baby in the Doona at 2 months old.

It's got a sunshade (though you can buy an extension for total protection from bugs, rays and rain) and its telescoping handle adjusts to different heights. It does not have any basket storage, but Doona sells a compatible storage bag or you can hang your own from the handle. Because it's only for toddlers up to 35 pounds and 32 inches tall, most families outgrow it by their child's second birthday.

"I found it totally worth it for the first two years of each of my three kid's lives," says Good Housekeeping Institute's former Chief Technologist Rachel Rothman . "It is just that versatile and useful for trip sanity!" Note that it does come with a LATCH-compatible car-seat base but it can also be strapped in using seatbelts if you are traveling without the base.

RELATED: Doona Car Seat and Stroller Review

Lots of the choices on our list are great for flying because of their fold and compact size. But if you fly often — as in to and from grandparents four or five times a year — we like that the Compact can be carted around several ways.

It's important because a kid is in and out of their stroller all the time in the airport. Use the carry strap on the back to sling this over your shoulder when you're on a moving walkway, say, with one arm holding your kid. Or put the stroller in the included backpack-style bag so it's easy to carry your kid and wear the stroller on your back as you step onto the plane, where the stroller can fit in most overhead bins. (If the flight crew says the overheads are full, the bag makes it easy to gate-check.)

When we named this a Good Housekeeping Parenting Award winner, we called out some of the other great features: a more generous basket than most compact strollers, so you can fit the diaper bag; a parent cupholder (because caffeine ); and a rain cover in case it's pouring when you step outside. Our one issue is that you can only buy direct from the brand, and sometimes it's sold out. Also, this is not a choice for a newborn; your baby has to be at least 6 months old to ride in this.

It's all about the fold! The Sparrow folds into the neatest little 15" x 14" rectangle and tucks into its own carry case. Not only will it fit in an airplane overhead but we can imagine a bunch of other travel scenarios for this: tucked into a drawer in your hotel room or cruise-ship cabin, at your feet as you ride the train around Disneyland, on your shoulder while you hold your child and ride an escalator.

To get that small it has a lot of flexible joints and tiny wheels. Also, this weighs less than 13 pounds. The combination can make the Sparrow feel more rickety than others on our list. It performed well enough rolling around smooth New York City sidewalks but, especially if you have a lightweight baby inside, it bounces over cracks, bumps and curbs. Fortunately, if you're mostly steering this through airports or through a theme park, you should be good to go.

A few other notes: The handle is low (not great for tall parents) but the seat is high (so a toddler is not leg-draggingly close to the ground). The basket is tiny and blocked by two bars, so it can't hold very much, maybe just a stroller blanket and water bottle. The tiny sunshade is minimal.

Another Parenting Award winner, we've said this is "a perfect balance between a convenient compact and a sturdy full-size stroller." We feel it deserves a spot on the list of best travel strollers, too, because it's also able to hold an infant car seat if you need that — either the UPPAbaby Mesa or any other brand (be sure to buy the correct adaptor for your brand).

If you use this in an airport you will have to gate-check it; it won't fit in the plane's overhead. But its small, self-standing fold means it takes up very little room in your home or hotel room. You get all the bells and whistles of a full-size stroller including a generous sun canopy, leatherette bumper bar you can use to hang a few toys and a basket that can hold up to 20 pounds. Tall parents will appreciate that the handle sits over 40 inches from the ground.

Taking two on your travels? We've called this stroller "the best double stroller for Disney" based on testers' real-world experiences. It meets the Disney park size requirements but weighs less than 20 pounds so it's not too tough to schlep on and off transport, plus it stands up when folded so it's easy to set it down and pick it up again without having to lean the stroller on something.

Each seat has a large canopy (so important for long, sunny outings!), separate reclines so either kid can lean back when needed and bumper bars for toys and to help keep preschoolers from leaping out if they spot Mickey. The handle height works for tall parents but the basket is pretty small and tucked way under the seats. The Twin+ comes with one parent cupholder and the brand sells travel-savvy accessories, such as stroller carry straps and a storage bag, separately.

Little travelers who are a bit older, age 2 and up, do well with an umbrella-style stroller like this one that gives them a place to sit when they need a break but does not cost parents much cash. Mesh sides provide airflow when you're visiting warm places and rear suspension provides a smoother ride than other, cheaper umbrella-style models.

The handle style is two grab handles versus one long bar, and because this is umbrella-style, it has a long, thin fold that has to be rested on the ground or against something. You engage the fold with your foot rather than your hand, kicking up near the basket and stepping down on a lever at the side. The seat cushion is machine washable and it comes with a parent cupholder. It's best for toddlers and older; there is no good place to attach toys for a baby nor does this take an infant car seat.

If travel is a big part of your lifestyle, don't skimp on anything — this comfy, well-made compact stroller comes with a long list of amenities including a carry bag, a magnetic buckle so you can quickly snap your baby in place, plus a no-rethread harness so it's easy to adjust the shoulder-strap height as your child grows.

You can use the TRVL from birth until your child weighs 50 pounds (which is often about age 6) and you can use it with the lightweight Nuna Pipa infant car seat without needing any extra adaptor (the car seat rests against the bumper bar).

All-wheel suspension helps this roll more like a full-size stroller. The underseat basket can't hold as much as a few other picks on this list. But fans of the TRVL rave about the fold, which can be executed with just one hand while you hold your baby in your other arm. When folded it stays standing up on its own. Note, however, that it's just a few inches too big to fit in an airplane overhead bin, so plan to gate-check this stroller.

Evenflo Gold Otto


If you love the idea of a self-folding stroller that collapses at the touch of a button while you're holding your baby in your arms, this model does just that and at a nice price, too. Getting in and out of vehicles is easy because the Otto, when folded, can be carried by its bumper bar. You can use an Evenflo car seat with this without any separate adaptor, and the molded-rubber wheels have suspension in the front.

There is a gap between the seat and the canopy that lets airflow in but also allows a kid to squirm around and see you, which can either be a pro or con. We noticed online reviewers writing that the wheels squeak, which we did not experience in our Lab tests but seems to be an issue during real-world use. This model comes with a parent cupholder. Note that the Otto is heavier than most of the other single strollers on our list but still weights less than 20 pounds.

How we test the best travel strollers

a good housekeeping expert tests to find the best travel strollers

We test both in the Good Housekeeping Institute Labs and in real-world conditions to assess how strollers work for families who are traveling.

In the past five years we've tested more than 30 strollers with an eye to what is easy for travel, looking at a dozen factors including stroller weight, ease of fold, size of stroller when folded, whether it comes with a travel bag, size of the sunshade and basket, whether the seat can recline for rest and more. We roll strollers along varied terrain and time how long it takes to assemble strollers out of the box.

What to look for when shopping for a travel stroller

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First your dose of reality: There are some things you will not get in a travel stroller that you would get in a big, full-size stroller. A compact travel stroller won't have a huge basket because it must fold down small. It won't have large, heavy wheels either, which means it will not roll as smoothly as a stroller with air tires. Expect small, nimble wheels on a compact frame — that's a travel stroller.

Here are the features you'll want to consider:

✔️ Just how tiny do you need it to fold? If you want to roll your stroller right onto the plane and throw it in the overhead bin, look for a travel stroller that promises to fit up there. The International Air Transport Association suggests that carry-on luggage not be larger than 22'' x 18'' x 10".

✔️ A carry bag makes a nice backup plan if you're flying. If your stroller is supposed to fit in the overhead but the plane is too crowded, having a carry bag lets you easily gate-check it. Plenty of families, including many of our Lab experts, just plan on using gate-check to begin with. You roll your child to the gate, wait until boarding, then fold and bag the stroller and have airline personnel put a tag on it so you can pick it up on the jet bridge when the plane lands, allowing you to stroll your child to baggage claim.

✔️ Check the Disney Park requirements , if you're going there. Unfolded, your stroller should be no larger than 31 inches wide and 52 inches long for a day at one of the parks (which means no stroller wagons ).

✔️ Pay attention to age grading. If your infant is still only a few months old, they will be potentially unsafe and uncomfortably upright in a stroller for ages 6 months+. If you'll be traveling with a newborn, look for a travel stroller that works from birth. Sometimes that means using one that can hold your infant car seat. Also, always check with your pediatrician so you know your baby's current weight and height, and read the requirements specific to your stroller to ensure it's appropriate. If you have to wait a few months to use the stroller, you can consider traveling with your infant in a baby carrier .

✔️ What happens when it folds? We like a stroller that can stand while folded, because you can set it and forget it while you deal with other travel and packing hassles. However, sometimes an umbrella fold, which is long and skinny, is nice for road trips when you have a tightly packed car. You can almost always wedge an umbrella stroller in there! Watch videos online to see how travel strollers fold down and how you are expected to carry them in their folded position.

✔️ We like a canopy. We're nuts about sun protection (see our best sunscreens for kids ) and that's why all of our picks have at least some sunshade. We do not recommend one of the ultra-cheap sling-type strollers lacking any sun visor. But not all canopies are equal: Some extend far out, some have mesh panels for ventilation and many large canopies have peekaboo windows that let you easily peer down and see how your baby is doing. Some sunshades make noise as you move them in and out and some are silent. Finally, some are made of UPF 50+ sun-blocking fabric, which is preferable.

Why trust Good Housekeeping?

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For more than a century the experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute have been dedicated to helping consumers make safe and sound choices when purchasing items for their home and family.

This list was written by contributing writer Jessica Hartshorn who has followed the juvenile-products industry for decades, most recently for American Baby magazine and Parents magazine.

Coverage of travel strollers and much other gear for little ones was overseen by former Chief Technologist & Executive Technical Director Rachel Rothman , a 15-year veteran of the Institute and mother of three kids ages 6 and younger. Both experts have tested travel strollers in the Lab and on trips with their own family, and they lean into consumer testers for additional feedback and opinions.

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Jessica (she/her) is a freelance writer with several decades of experience writing lifestyle content and evaluating home and parenting products. A mom of two teens and two cats, her previous work can be seen in American Baby and Parents .

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The 15 Best Travel Strollers of 2024, Tested and Reviewed

We tested the best travel strollers on the market for maneuverability, design, durability, and portability.

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If you're traveling with a child under 4 years old or so, you need a stroller. But your everyday stroller might not be your best bet when you hit the road: Today's models are big with lots of storage space, wide canopies, and large wheels for challenging terrain. Not ideal for packing into trains, planes, and automobiles or for bringing in and out of a hotel. If you plan to travel even somewhat often with your little ones, you might want to invest in a travel stroller.

So, what is a travel stroller? A travel stroller is a smaller, more scaled-back stroller with a collapsible frame that can be folded up tightly. Many travel strollers fold multiple ways to reduce the length, width, and height; some, like umbrella strollers, fold one way into a narrow but still-long piece. In the end, you want your travel stroller to be comfortable and safe for your child while folding up into a very compact, easy-to-carry package.

We tested more than 32 travel strollers from top brands such as Uppababy, Nuna, and Babyzen. We measured and weighed them, then spent eight and a half hours in our New York City lab putting them all through the wringer, looking at each stroller's maneuverability, design features, durability, and portability. We then sent them out intro the real world to be used by families like yours to guarantee stroller longevity and functionality.

Best Overall

Joolz aer+ baby stroller.


  • Design 4.6 /5
  • Portability 4.9 /5
  • Maneuverability 4.9 /5
  • Durability 5 /5
  • Value 4.6 /5

It folds up into an extremely compact, easy-to-carry package that is great for storing at home or on flights.

The seat can only be hand-washed and air-dried.

The Joolz Aer+ looks great, rolls smoothly, and features plenty of padding for the little rider sitting in it. It wow-ed us right out of the box and was one of the quickest strollers to assemble with just a quick-snap connection to a secure and stable stroller. While the Aer+ is about one pound lighter than earlier models, it is still the same size and features all of the perks parents look for in a high-quality stroller. The roomy shopping basket can hold up to 11 pounds, the canopy is adjustable, and the seat reclines to multiple settings to help keep your little one comfortable as they grow.

Throughout our tests, we tossed the stroller off of a counter to see how it held up and it remained in impeccable condition with little to no scratching and no major breaks or rips. Even when fully loaded up, the wheels moved smoothly and limited turbulence as they are designed to absorb shock from pebbles, rocks, and other rough terrain. We could easily collapse the stroller down using only one hand — which is perfect for use when flying — and it can once again be assembled with just the click of a button. At just over 13 pounds, it's also easy to carry, so you can transport this stroller just about anywhere life takes you.

The Details: 13.2 pounds | 41.5 x 32.7 x 17.7 inches assembled | 8.5 x 21 x 17.7 x inches folded | 50-pound weight limit

Best Overall, Runner-up

Nuna trvl lightweight stroller.

  • Design 4.8 /5
  • Portability 4.2 /5
  • Maneuverability 5 /5
  • Value 4.7 /5

Not only does it roll well, but the one-handed folding process was the smoothest of all the strollers we tested.

It's not especially small when folded and is a little unwieldy to carry.

During testing, when we pressed the buttons to collapse and fold the Nuna Trvl, it felt like some spring-loaded mechanism started the process for us and made it easier. That's the kind of helpful detail any parent or caretaker appreciates. And that folding process was quick, easy, and doable with one hand. The Trvl isn't quite as light as some of the other strollers, however, and it has no strap for carrying over the shoulder (although the bumper bar turns into a handle for carrying when the stroller is collapsed). It's also not clear whether the Nuna Trvl will fit in all airplane overhead compartments; It was a tight squeeze when we placed it in ours, with the wheels sticking out a bit.

The Trvl has a lot of great design features, including an adjustable leg rest and simple, adjustable reclining system for your baby. The strap clasp is magnetic to save a little time, and the canopy has a peekaboo window and good ventilation. The bottom storage basket is also on the larger side for a travel stroller and can comfortably fit a backpack. The stroller gilded beautifully over each surface we tried; there was no difference between rolling over the smooth hardwood and the shag carpet, and it handled gravel without issue. And it held up just fine in the durability test.

The Details: 15.4 pounds | 41 x 26 x 20.5 inches assembled | 11 x 27.25 x 20.25 inches folded | 50-pound weight limit

Travel + Leisure / Claire Cohen

Best Budget

Kolcraft cloud plus stroller.

  • Design 3.9 /5
  • Portability 3 /5
  • Maneuverability 4.2 /5
  • Durability 4.5 /5
  • Value 4.8 /5

It comes with a tray for baby's food and drink but is still extremely lightweight and easy to fold.

There isn't a ton of space in the undercarriage for storage.

Strollers are unnervingly expensive; many new parents experience sticker shock when they first see those price tags. The Kolcraft Cloud Plus is not. And while it's not the prettiest of the bunch (there's some loud branding), it folds easily — it can even be done one-handed with a little effort and coordination. We love that unfolding can also be done one-handed.

The Cloud Plus doesn't fold down quite as small as most every other one we're testing; the shape is somewhere between an umbrella and normal travel stroller. It's very lightweight, which we love, but since it doesn't fold small enough to fit in an overhead bin and doesn't have a strap or handle, it's not as portable as other options.

This stroller is the only one we tested with a tray for the baby's food and drink; the tray is removable if you're looking to save space. There are also two small cup holders for the adults, though our travel mug did not fit in them. The storage basket can fit a small backpack. The recline system is pretty easy to use and goes back three-fourths of the way to horizontal, and the canopy is good but not great. Same goes for the seat padding.

It rolled well on smooth surfaces, though there was some resistance on the carpet and a lot more on the grave. But we were able to push it through, and the stroller is light enough that when the wheels aren't rolling you can still keep moving. It's not the smoothest ride, but passable. The tray came unclasped during the durability test, but there was no actual damage. Overall, the price-to-performance ratio of the Cloud Plus is so good that it's an excellent budget option.

The Details: 11.8 pounds | 38 x 27 x 18 inches assembled | 10 x 33 x 17.5 inches folded | 50-pound weight limit

Travel & Leisure / Phoebe Cheong

Best for Warm Weather

Gb qbit+ all city stroller.

  • Portability 4 /5

It reminds us of the very top-tier travel strollers, but its price is meaningfully lower.

The handlebar isn't adjustable and the stroller is a bit heavier than other options.

The GB Qbit+ All City reminded us of the Nuna Trvl, but at a significantly cheaper price. The only areas the stroller fell short of the Nuna model are the canopy, which is not especially nice or expansive, and the fact that it's slightly harder to carry since it's a little heavier and has no actual carrying strap. That said, there's plenty to love about the Qbit. One-handed folding is smooth, and buckling and unbuckling the straps is easy. The seat is nicely padded, the entire back is made of breathable mesh to keep your child from overheating. The leg rest is simple to maneuver and goes all the way flat. The seat also reclines almost all the way back so that your baby can take a comfortable snooze. The included bumper bar comes off and on easily, and the handlebar looks and feels nice. There's enough storage for a backpack, too. As for maneuverability, it rolled great on all our testing surfaces and made crisp, tight turns. If you want something similar to and almost as good as the Nuna Trvl, this is your travel stroller.

The Details: 17.6 pounds | 41 x 24 x 17 inches assembled | 10.5 x 23 x 16.5 inches folded | 54.8-pound weight limit

Travel + Leisure / Phoebe Cheong

Best Folding

Uppababy minu v2 stroller.

  • Assembly 3.8 /5

It folds up far more compactly than other UPPAbaby models.

The canopy sticks out a bit when the stroller is folded.

The Minu has a lot of the features familiar to UPPAbaby devotees — unstructured rear storage pouch, locking clasp to keep the stroller folded, excellent canopy — but unlike the brand's G-Luxe and G-Link models, this one is not an umbrella stroller. We actually think that makes for a better travel stroller. The Minu folds up more easily than other UPPAbaby models and far more compactly than an umbrella model. The fold can be done with one hand, but keep in mind the canopy needs to be tucked in once it's folded. A padded carrying strap easily fits over the shoulder. When carried, the Minu isn't the lightest or smallest option on our list, but it's portable enough and fits fine in an overhead compartment.

The Minu's seat back reclines nicely and easily for naps, and the handlebar feels good on the palms. The canopy's magnetic mesh window is handy and easy to keep open, and the sun shade for keeping the brightness out of your baby's eyes is one of the best we saw in our tests. The seat's padding is ample, though we'd like it if the leg rest were adjustable. We did appreciate the sizable bottom storage basket.

In terms of maneuverability, the Minu performed fine. It didn't make quite as tight turns as the Joolz or Nuna, and it felt a bit heavier to push, but it handled the gravel really well. A canopy rod popped out of place when we pushed the stroller off the table, but we were able to fix it pretty easily. Overall, while the stroller is expensive, it's not the priciest on the list and is worth it for the well-crafted features.

The Details: 14.75 pounds | 41 x 31 x 20.5 inches assembled | 12 x 22.5 x 20.25 inches folded | 50-pound weight limit

Travel + Leisure / Jhett Thompson

Best for Cities

Babyzen yoyo2 stroller.

  • Assembly 3.5 /5
  • Design 4.5 /5
  • Portability 5 /5
  • Maneuverability 4.5 /5

It's very well-padded, folds up into a tidy package, and has a convenient carrying strap.

The clips and buckles can be hard to maneuver.

Folding the Babyzen Yoyo 2 took two hands and, while not difficult, was a little more involved a process than with some other strollers. Unfolding is pretty easy, except we noticed our feet getting caught in straps a few times. While folding and unfolding were slightly disappointing, we love how portable this stroller is. It folds up very small and has a comfortable padded shoulder strap as well as a metal bar for easy carrying. And it fits easily into an overhead storage bin. It's a great option for a stroller you plan to fly with.

The Yoyo 2 has nice features, too. The seat padding is especially cushy, and the seat reclines three-fourths of the way back to horizontal (though the recliner is a bit tricky to figure out). There's also a pocket in the back and a decent storage basket underneath that can fit a small bag. The canopy is good, though we'd prefer the peekaboo window to be mesh instead of plastic.

This stroller especially stands out for its handling. We were able to maneuver this stroller through the safety cones with such ease, we could really see this stroller being helpful at a crowded grocery store or airport.

The Details: 14.7 pounds | 41 x 28.8 x 17 inches assembled | 8 x 20 x 16 inches folded | 40-pound weight limit

Best Double

Uppababy g-link v2 stroller.

  • Assembly 4.9 /5
  • Design 5 /5
  • Portability 4.4 /5

It folds more easily and rolls more smoothly than we expected from a stroller this size.

It doesn't fold down very small, and unfolding it could be easier.

For such a large contraption, this double stroller folds with surprising ease. We were even able to do it one-handed with a little effort, which none of us expected. Unfolding is a little trickier, as it takes some force to unhook the locking clasp. As a double stroller, the G-Link 2 is not the most compact package when folded. Plus, it's an umbrella structure, so this one probably isn't fitting in many overhead bins. Carrying it was a little unwieldy, as should be expected with a double stroller, but there is a helpful handle, and the stroller is lighter than it looks. You can actually wheel it along when it's folded instead of carrying it, but it's not easy, and it bumped into us when we did so.

We like the canopies on the G-Link 2: quality material and good coverage. There are little storage pockets behind each seat, and it comes with a cup holder. You can also fit a purse or very small backpack in the undercarriage basket. The seats have generous padding, which extends to form a sort of calf rest for the riders. The straps buckle easily and have different height options; the seat backs have two recline positions and are super easy to adjust.

The stroller rolled well over all the surfaces, even the gravel, and it made much tighter turns than we anticipated. We also like that there are no wheels in the middle of the frame (as most double umbrella strollers have), which makes it easier to push without kicking the wheels or frame. Finally, it showed no damage after our durability tests.

The Details: 21.8 pounds | 41 x 25 x 28.25 inches assembled | 14 x 40 x 17.5 inches folded | 55-pound weight limit per seat

Cybex Libelle Compact Stroller

  • Durability 4.6 /5

It's a modern-looking stroller that's easy to move.

It lacked some of the features we'd have liked to see at its price.

The Cybex Libelle Stroller looks sleek and is easy to fold down into an easy-to-store size. Unfolding this stroller is incredibly easy — perfect for families on the go. The wheels of this stroller turn more easily than some other styles and provides a smooth ride over most surfaces.

Due to its simplistic design, this stroller doesn't have extra pockets or cupholders, but its lightweight and compact style makes this a great option for traveling since the stroller can fit in the overhead bins of most airplanes. Just be aware that this model does not include a carrying strap, so if you plan to walk for long periods of time with the folded stroller, you'll have to carry it by its medal frame.

It handled pretty well over the smooth hard surfaces with no noticeable hiccups, but it struggled a bit on the gravel.

The Details: 13.7 pounds | 41 x 20 x 20 inches assembled | 8 x 22 x 14 inches folded | 55-pound weight limit

Best Maneuverability

Bugaboo butterfly stroller.

  • Assembly 4.8 /5
  • Design 4.9 /5
  • Portability 4.5 /5

It takes next to no effort to push this stroller over terrains of all types.

The instructions have pictures rather than words, so they’re a bit unclear.

From sharp turns to steep curbs to rocky terrain, the Bugaboo Butterfly Seat Stroller easily traverses it all. Built with advanced four-wheel suspension and a lightweight frame, we loved how little effort it took to push the stroller, even with one hand. The wheels seemed to absorb bumps and shock well, keeping the seat stable and the baby in place. 

We were equally impressed with the stroller’s packing and traveling capabilities. Weighing in at just over 16 pounds and boasting a compact size when folded down, the Butterfly is easy to carry and even hoist in the air to stow in a plane’s overhead bin. It’s also simple to assemble, and it remained perfectly intact and undamaged after we dropped it.

Other useful features of this stroller include a Velcro rain cover, seat cover, spacious under-seat basket, padded handlebar with a wrist strap, reclining mechanism, and an easy-to-use foot brake. 

The Details: 16.1 pounds | 36.4 x 17.7 x 40.3 inches assembled | 17.7 x 9.1 x 21.3 inches folded | 48.5-pound weight limit

Best for Air Travel

  • Assembly 4.7 /5

It easily fits in overhead bins and is a high-quality, durable option.

At 14.6 pounds, it's one of the heavier strollers we tested.

The Cybex Coya is a stylish and durable stroller families will be happy to use for their daily activities and while traveling. It folds up quickly and easily slides into airplane overhead bins for easy access as you board and de-board. The comfortable seat padding is removable for cleaning and the canopy comes down for sun and rain protection. The five-point harness is also incredibly easy to adjust and the seat itself reclines to be almost flat. Pair that with the adjustable leg rest and you have the perfect spot for your youngster to nap on the go.

We also love the cushioned handlebar that adds some extra comfort when pushing the stroller and the zippered pocket in the back of the canopy where you can store your phone or wallet for convenience. The cargo area is also a great size considering the overall compact nature of this stroller and easily fit our packed diaper bag. After our toss test, the stroller is still in great condition, although we do recommend investing in a dust bag if you're nervous about bumps and scratches while traveling.

The Details: 14.6 pounds | 38.2 x 17.3 x 31.1 inches assembled | 7.1 x 17.3 x 20.5 inches folded | 55-pound weight limit

Best Compact

Contours itsy.

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  • Assembly 5 /5
  • Maneuverability 4 /5

There’s almost no assembly required.

Parents of older, larger children may not find it as useful.

If you like to live your life simply, the compact and convenient Contours Itsy may be the stroller for you. Right out of the box, it’s already nearly fully assembled — all you have to do is snap the bumper bar into place, which takes almost no effort. On top of that, it’s a no-frills option, so there’s no cup holder or oversized basket to weigh it down, take up space, or make things complicated. 

We did, however, love features like the secure bumper bar, easy-to-use harness, canopy with UV 50 sun protection, and padding on the crotch strap, which makes the stroller look comfortable. They also appreciated the small size of the foot rest, basket, and entire stroller in general, because it made using and transporting it a breeze.

When it was time to stow the stroller away (or pack it up for travel), we got a kick out of just how tiny it folds up — in its simplest form, it’s not much larger than a grocery bag. It’s also ultra-lightweight and easily folds with just one hand. 

The Details: 12.3 pounds | 32 x 39 x 18.2 inches assembled | 11 x 22 x 11 inches folded | 40-pound weight limit

Best Comfort

Baby jogger city tour 2 stroller.

  • Maneuverability 4.8 /5

The price is reasonable considering how solidly it performed on all our tests.

It did not fit in our overhead bin and isn't easy to fold one-handed.

Folding this stroller was pretty simple, though not quite as smooth as it was with some of the others. The unfolding process was a little finicky as well and took some practice. So what do we like about the Baby Jogger City Tour 2? The price is reasonable, it performed solidly on most of our tests, and it maneuvered exceptionally well over all surfaces. We noticed little perceptible difference between its rolling over the shag carpet and smooth wood surface, and while other strollers struggled a bit on the gravel, this one navigated it with ease.

In terms of portability, the City Tour 2 doesn't feel bulky and has a good hand carrying handle. We would have liked to see a shoulder strap, however, and it did not fit in our overhead bin. The seat back has a lot of recline, and the drawstring to pull and push the seat forward and back is easy to use. The seat has good structure and good padding; the straps work well and can be adjusted to different height levels. There's lots of leg room and adjustable calf support for the baby, and the canopy has a peekaboo window and goes up and down smoothly. We'd have appreciated some more storage space; you can't fit a backpack anywhere. When we pushed the City Tour 2 off a table, we did notice that a small foam pad came off, though we couldn't even figure out where it came from, and it did not structurally damage the stroller.

The Details: 14 pounds | 40 x 26 x 20 inches assembled | 7 x 22.5 x 19.5 inches folded | 45-pound weight limit

Best Umbrella

Uppababy jordan g-luxe stroller.

  • Portability 3.9 /5
  • Maneuverability 4.7 /5
  • Value 4.5 /5

The recline system is particularly easy to use, and the stroller stands well on its own when folded.

The button/ring-pull combination for folding it is a bit finicky and has to be timed perfectly.

The first thing to note here is that ​​umbrella strollers only fold one-dimensionally, so the result is narrow but long…like an umbrella. The other strollers on this list fold down via multiple joints and in multiple directions for a smaller and more squarish package; neither is necessarily better, but you'll want to decide what you want before buying a travel stroller.

This particular UPPAbaby model is a bit tricky to fold because the handle/ring combination used to do so is finicky and has to be timed perfectly. Once you get that, the folding is smooth, but the whole button-and-ring thing is a little annoying. As with most UPPAbaby products, however, the G-Luxe's features are pretty nice. There's an included cup holder that fits a travel mug easily, and the canopy is expansive with extra sun shade (there is no peekaboo window, however). The leg rest for the child is easy to adjust, and the straps feature a five-point harness and adjustable height levels. The seat padding is substantial without looking bulky, and the recline system, while only providing two settings, is exceptionally easy to use. The unstructured (perhaps too unstructured) pocket behind the seat is pretty spacious and in a good location, but the storage basket at the bottom of the stroller isn't particularly big.

The G-Luxe maneuvers well, with good tight turns, though it rattled noticeably over the gravel. It held up well during our durability tests and sustained no damage.

The Details : 16.5 pounds | 42.5 x 23.5 x 18.5 inches assembled | 15 x 41 x 11.75 inches folded | 55 pounds weight limit

Best Lightweight

Zoe the traveler.

  • Design 3.5 /5

The removable seat liner is machine washable.

The attachable snack tray is sold separately.

If you're heading off on a family trip and looking for a simple, lightweight travel stroller, this minimalistic design will do the trick. It's incredibly easy to assemble and takes just a few minutes to click the wheels and bumper bar into place. It also comes with a parent cupholder and back pocket to help keep your hands free throughout your journey. We did note that the cargo area is the perfect size for a small tote bag or purse, but it may not be large enough to fit diaper bags or weekender bags.

We love that this stroller comes with a removable seat liner that can be thrown in the washing machine after a trip to keep clean and fresh. The canopy can also be unzipped to expand and it has a peek-a-boo feature on top so you can check on your child without stopping. This stroller is also easy to push around on every type of terrain — especially around tight corners. The stroller is light enough to lift up stairs, but we do recommend you use two hands when carrying down the stairs. When it's time to disassemble the stroller, simply press a button on the handlebar and bend the stroller forward. It’s so easy we didn’t even need instructions to figure out how to do it. You can even fold and unfold this one-handed, perfect for on-the-go travels.

The Details : 13 pounds | 41 x 30 x 18 inches assembled | 22 x 19 x 10 inches folded | 45 pounds weight limit

Most Adjustable

Thule shine.

  • Design 4.2 /5
  • Durability 4.8 /5

Assembly is quick and easy, perfect for first-time parents.

It can be hard to turn on sharp corners.

For such a compact stroller, the Thule Shine has plenty of storage, an expandable canopy with UPF 50+ protection, a reclining seat, and adjustable leg rests — everything you need for a busy parent and growing youngster to travel comfortably. We love the fast assembly of this stroller and the security of knowing everything clicks together when positioned and popped in correctly. There is an adjustable handlebar that is super easy to figure out, an extra rain canopy that you can pack and bring with you, and it is so easy to fold down. The harness does need to be clipped in a specific order before it can be fully buckled, which might become difficult with a fussy child, but we did find the seat to be comfortable and loved that it was extremely adjustable.

During our tests, it only suffered minimal scuffing and we never felt as though it would tip or fall while maneuvering through an obstacle course. We were able to fold the stroller with just one hand, but it was difficult to get it fully locked into the travel position without using two hands. It does stand upright once folded, so you can pop it down quickly for storage, whether you're coming back home and stashing it in a closet or boarding a plane. The stroller also fits easily into car trunks, but is most suitable for gate checking and is not likely to fit in overhead airplane bins. Overall, the stroller felt durable and was light enough that most parents would be able to carry it when needed. We felt like it would last through at least a couple of kids should your family use it multiple times, which is perfect for growing families.

The Details : 21.6 pounds | 35 x 42 x 20 inches assembled | 13 x 27 x 20 inches folded | 49 pounds weight limit

Other Travel Strollers We Liked

Some of the travel strollers we tested did not make our list of recommendations. They all had positive attributes, but a few things held them back.

Summer Infant 3DLite : This is a decent budget option, but the price-to-performance ratio was just not quite as good as the Kolcraft Cloud Plus.

Doona Infant Car Seat and Latch Base : The easy-to-maneuver pick collapses into a car seat but the use case for this is too specific to pay as much as it costs, and many other stroller frames can fit a car seat.

Gb Pockit Air All Terrain : This one is incredibly light and folds easily, but there are basically zero features.

Ergobaby Metro+ Compact Stroller : While this is a sleek and stylish option, i t's not easy to carry, and the canopy adjustment makes a lot of noise, which could wake up a sleeping baby.

Munchkin Sparrow : The lightweight design is smart and thoughtful, but everything from the canopy to the storage bin is simply too small. 

Travel + Leisure / Conor Ralph

Once we fully assembled all strollers in our New York City testing lab, we measured their height, length, and width, both fully opened and fully folded down. We also weighed each one, since weight is a particularly important aspect if anyone will be carrying the stroller during a trip. Then after carefully reading instructions, we repeatedly folded and unfolded each stroller. We took copious notes to record whether the folding process was intuitive and easy to execute. We considered how difficult it would be to do with a baby in one arm or with a whiny toddler pulling at our legs.

While each stroller was in its most compact setup, we tested it for portability. Is it easy to pick up? Comfortable to carry? Are there good handles and straps? Is it compact enough to fit in an airplane overhead bin (we constructed our own makeshift one according to standard airline measurements using a storage rack and a box). We recorded all this and more.

Next we carefully examined each stroller for included features. We looked for seat reclining and cushioning, cup holders, baskets and other storage space, canopy cover for protection from the weather, seat cushioning and reclining, and more. We tried the features out and took detailed notes on whether they were functional and helpful. We also practiced buckling and unbuckling the straps.

Then we put 25-pound sandbags in every stroller. We wheeled them forward and backward over hard floor, carpet, and gravel. We practiced U-turns and pivots and even wheeled them through a miniature obstacle course of cones. We also noted how well the brakes worked and if they were easy to engage.

Finally, we gave all of the strollers a durability test. We dropped each one from waist height and then pushed each off of a table slightly higher than that. We examined each after the falls to see if there was any damage.

After completing our lab tests, we sent each stroller out to real families to use these strollers over a period of six months to really put them to the test. Throughout the testing period, we asked how each stroller was holding up in terms of durability, comfort, portability, and more and updated our findings here.

Tips for Buying a Travel Stroller

Consider the types of travel strollers.

Not all travel strollers are designed with the same priorities in mind. Some may emphasize a lightweight and packable style while others are focused on maneuverability or durability. There are umbrella strollers, that are best for toddlers, but light enough for travel; jogging strollers with advanced suspension for smooth rides; and even full-sized strollers that may not seem best for air travel, but often include great features like storage compartments and padded seats when portability is less of an issue. When it comes to selecting the best travel stroller for your family, think about portability and convenience, but don't forget about comfort and bonus accessories to make your trip a smooth and unforgettable experience.

Pay attention to folded size

The biggest differentiator between a regular stroller and a travel stroller is that a travel stroller should pack up more compactly. You'll want it to fit easily into car trunks or train/airplane compartments without taking up much space. The Joolz Aer , our top pick, folds down to 8.5 (height) x 21 (length) x 17.75 (width) inches. That's a good guide for a stroller that will fit nicely into the aforementioned compartments.

Remember storage space and other features

Just because your travel stroller might be a smaller and more scaled-down version of your everyday stroller, you shouldn't have to suffer from a lack of convenience. Good travel strollers still offer some storage space for small bags, toys, snacks, etc. Remember, you can always add a drink caddy for both your stroller and luggage. The seat for your baby should be padded and comfortable and able to recline; keep an eye out for a canopy that offers good coverage and buckles and straps that are easy to use. So, while compact folding and good portability are what make a travel stroller a travel stroller, be sure to look closely at the other features a stroller does (or does not) include.

Prioritize comfort and safety

At the end of the day, your stroller needs to be safe and comfortable for your child. Check for good, padded seats that recline. Make sure the straps don't look like they'd cut into your baby's shoulder or chest, and take note if there are leg rests. Note if the wheels can handle different surfaces well enough to keep the stroller from shaking and rattling too much.

If you can fit it in the overhead, you can bring it on board. If you have an umbrella model or are using your regular (non-travel) stroller, your best bet is to gate check it. But many travel strollers fold down so compactly that they fit easily into an overhead bin. In general, carry-on luggage should be 45 linear inches (22 x 14 x 9 inches) or less. You can reference the FAA website for more guidance.

In short, a travel stroller is lighter than an everyday stroller and folds down far smaller. This means that the frames are usually thinner and have several folding joints, and the wheels will be smaller and less suited for rough terrain. Storage space, cup holders, and other accessories will usually be kept to a minimum. But a good travel stroller should give you everything you really need and even function well enough to be used every day — all while folding down nice and small and being easy to carry or pack away.

Why Trust Travel + Leisure

Chris Abell is the Associate Editorial Director at Travel + Leisure , and he is a parent and frequent traveler. He's owned the Uppababy G-Luxe and the Joolz Aer, and he helped design and execute the testing for all the strollers on this list. Chris and associate commerce editor Hillary Maglin worked with a team of other editors and parents to test these strollers in our New York City lab space.

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The 6 Best Strollers for Big Kids: (3 to 7 years old)

Best Stroller for Big Kids

The most important factors to consider when buying a big-kid stroller are comfort and ease of use. You don’t want to find yourself trying to maneuver and fold a bulky, heavy stroller. At the same time, it’s important for your child to fit comfortably in their stroller.

After trying several strollers and hearing what other parents have to say, I’ve determined that the best big-kid stroller is the  gb Pockit+ All-Terrain Ultra-Compact Lightweight Travel Stroller . It weighs only 12.3 lbs, has infinite reclining positions, and folds down in seconds to a handbag-shaped package that is easy to carry around. No other stroller on this list is so lightweight and easy to use while providing superior comfort.

BEST PREMIUM: gb Pockit+ All-Terrain Ultra-Compact Lightweight Travel Stroller

On the other hand, if your budget is tight, the  Summer  is the stroller for you. It gets you everything you need in a stroller for big kids at the lowest price possible and is by far the best value for the money. It’s one of the lightest strollers on this list, second to only the gb Pockit+ above, making it easy for parents to push and carry. It can fit a child up to 43 inches and 50 pounds, has four reclining positions, and is very comfortable.

BEST VALUE: Summer 3DLite Convenience Stroller

Last, if you’re looking for a jogging stroller , the Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight Stroller is your best bet. It’s by far the best stroller for a big kid. It can handle an astounding 75 lbs yet weighs less than most jogging strollers on the market.

BEST JOGGING: Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight Jogging Stroller

Keep reading for more information on each of these strollers or to see other good strollers for big kids.

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What Should I Look for in a Stroller for Big Kids?

#1: gb pockit+ all-terrain ultra-compact lightweight travel stroller (best lightweight travel stroller for older kids), #2: summer 3dlite convenience stroller (best umbralla stroller), #3: joovy zoom 360 ultralight jogging stroller (best jogging stroller for big kids), #4: dream on me coast stroller rider (best disney stroller for big kids), #5: bob gear revolution flex 3.0 (stroller with high weight limit), #6: evenflo pivot xplore double stroller wagon (best double stroller), at what age is a child too old for a stroller, verdict: your best stroller for big kids .

We all know how vital a stroller is when your baby is brand new. But what about when they start getting older? Once your child hits the 3-year-old mark, they’re likely ready to leave their ‘baby’ stroller behind. Parents need to know the right stroller to choose for their bigger kids, and we have the secret to success in this list. Here, you will find a variety of strollers for older kids, whether you need a lightweight pram or a  jogging stroller  to stay active. I’ll also tell you which one we use.

Now, some parents might ask themselves:  Do I really need strollers for older children?  The answer is yes. Do you want to know why I say this? Well, imagine trekking through Disneyland with a 5-year-old. You think they are finally big enough to go without needing a stroller. Then, imagine carrying said 5-year-old through half the park because their legs are tired. The result? You had a great and exciting trip, but your back is ruined for the next three weeks.

So, don’t think you don’t need a Pram for big kids. While they might be able to handle a lot of things, walking incredibly long distances isn’t exactly up their alley. You, your legs, and your back will thank you for buying a big kid stroller.

You shouldn’t purchase a stroller for big kids or tall toddlers willy-nilly. There is a science behind purchasing a big kid stroller. Well, okay, it isn’t  that  difficult. But think of it this way. If you have a 5-year-old and need a stroller, but he’s on the taller end of the spectrum, you need to be careful to ensure you’re finding one that meets his size requirements. Here are some top things to look for in a stroller for older children.

Criteria #1: Does the stroller meet your child’s size requirements?

This is the most important thing to consider when purchasing a stroller for an older child. That’s because older children are a wide range of heights and weights. Pay close attention to the size limits on the stroller. Some may be more suitable for a taller and stocker child, while other strollers are lightweight and ideal for a growing 3-year-old.

Criteria #2: Does the stroller meet your and your child’s needs?

Again, the perfect stroller designed for a toddler will not be suitable for a much older child, say 5 or 6 years old. You need to make sure that your kid is going to have enough room and be comfortable. You also need to make sure that there are features to help  you  as well. This includes storage space and, for some, a lighter-weight design.

Criteria #3: Is the stroller the right style?

Aside from comfort and design, another thing to consider is whether or not it is the right  style . Think about whether or not you need something more portable and lightweight. These are best for on-the-go moms and dads. On the other hand, a very active parent might want to ditch the  umbrella stroller  and opt for a jogging stroller. Still, some parents might need extra space to accommodate more than one child. Once again, pay attention to features and style to ensure the stroller is specific to your needs.

Criteria #4: Is the stroller the right price?

Of course, you should always consider the price. If you’re on a budget, you might have to skimp on a few features here and there, such as an adjustable footrest or parent tray. If you are willing to spend a little more, make sure that the features are worth the extra dollars. Luckily, there is a wide variety of strollers to choose from on this list. Finding one that you love for a price you can afford will be a cinch.

My Top Picks for the Best Stroller for Big Kids of 2024

I researched extensively to find the  best  strollers for big kids. As a mom, I know the importance of finding the best items for your child. I paid attention to the stroller’s overall features, price, and design. I also looked at reviews from parents across the world, considering their customer reviews when adding them to this list.

Recommended ages: Newborn + Weight limit: 5 5 pounds Stroller weight: 12.3 pounds

gb Pockit Plus All-Terrain Ultra-Compact Lightweight Travel Stroller

When looking for a premium big kid stroller, you’re likely thinking about something lightweight yet fully functional. Almost everyone can benefit from a lightweight travel stroller, whether they need a stroller for a big kid or a baby stroller. So why did we pick the gb Pockit+? Let’s take a look at why this is one of the best strollers on this list.

Ultra-Compact and Self-Standing

But the gb Pockit+ takes convenience a step further than other strollers. This is done in two ways:

  • Transformation in seconds.  It’s true – the gb Pockit Plus comes with one of the most unique transformations on this list. It actually breaks down into a handbag-shaped package that can easily be carried around. Being only 10 pounds, it’s not much heavier than other items parents are likely to be carrying around.
  • Airplane carry-on compliant.  Not all strollers are created equal, especially when it comes to their airplane carry-on compliance. While most strollers won’t make their way onto the plane, the Pockit Plus  does . This stroller folds down swiftly and can be stored in overhead bins for easy access.
  • Self-standing.  The self-standing feature makes this stroller  so  much easier to store. Simply break it down and toss it anywhere, whether in the trunk or the closet. It takes up little to no space!

Infinite Reclining Positions

Comfort is key when it comes to a stroller for a 4-year-old, 5-year-old, or even 6-year-old. That is why the gb Pockit+ comes with an infinite variety of reclining positions for your child. These strollers are designed for complete customization for comfort, so there is less whining during the trip and more good times to be had.

UPF 50+ Protection Canopy

Aside from comfort, safety is also a significant concern for the majority of parents. Unfortunately, while using a stroller, children can be susceptible to some pretty horrible weather conditions – especially when it comes to the sun. Well, the gb Pockit+ ensures your child has plenty of sun protection by tossing a large sun canopy above with UPF 50+. Gone are the days when parents had to worry about sunburn while using a stroller!

Durable and Agile

The gb Pockit+ is made using high-quality materials that keep you and your child safe while in use (and when being stored). Aside from reliability and durability, it’s also constructed to be agile. Up front, you will find a pair of swivel wheels that allow for easy navigation, whether you’re touring the busy city streets of Rome or making your way down a winding path.

Final Thoughts:  If you are willing to spend a little more on a lightweight stroller, consider the gb Pockit+. This is notably the best lightweight stroller as it is lightweight and super compact yet still highly durable and ready to take on any terrain. Plus, it has a reasonably high weight capacity, so this is an excellent stroller for big and small kids.

What do parents have to say about this best lightweight stroller, though? Well, parents have said that this stroller is “The answer to traveling with an older toddler” and remark, “What a jewel of a stroller.” Need we say anything else? You can’t go wrong with this best travel stroller for tall toddlers and kids, whether you’re using it near or far. Well worth the money!

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Recommended ages: 6 months, up to 43 inches Weight limit: 50 pounds Stroller weight: 13 lbs.

Summer 3DLite Convenience Stroller

Whether you’re looking for a stroller for a toddler or a stroller for a 6-year-old, one thing that comes to mind is  value . I love getting the best value on any item I purchase, so finding a stroller that met the description as the ‘best value’ was wildly important.

With that being said, I chose the Summer 3D Lite Convenience Stroller. This “perfect stroller” has plenty of valuable features and convenience is built  into  the name; you can’t go wrong with that! Overall, it is the best big kid stroller over 50 pounds for my six years old child.

Lightweight Umbrella Stroller – Just 13 Pounds

If there is one type of stroller that  every parent  should have in their arsenal, it’s an umbrella stroller. They are specifically designed to be compact and lightweight. They can be used for quick walks around the block or taken to amusement parks and other exciting venues. The best part is that they are small enough to fit in compact spaces and pop up in a matter of seconds- perfect for on-the-go moms and dads.

Well, the Summer 3D Lite Convenience Stroller is designed to be super portable- it weighs only 13 pounds! Because of its lightweight design, this stroller makes a great option for travel and everyday use. Take it anywhere, and you will be glad you did.

4-Position Recline

Kids like to be comfortable – can you blame them? Well, the unfortunate part of owning an umbrella stroller is that they typically don’t come with any type of recline.

But the Summer 3D Lite is different. This comfy stroller comes with four different reclining options. This makes it easy for young children and tall toddlers, such as 3 and 4-year-olds, to take a nap while out and about. Older kids will like being propped up and able to see the world.

Compact Fold, Easy Storing, and Carry Strap

Ease of use is just as important as any other feature. The Summer 3D Lite breaks down quickly and easily and even comes with a carrying strap to make life  that  much easier for parents. These lightweight umbrella strollers also have an adjustable and removable canopy to save space. When you need it on sunny days, simply attach it back to the stroller. It’s a cinch!

Plenty of Storage Space

Another common problem with umbrella strollers is that they simply don’t have enough storage space. The Summer 3D Lite packs a punch of storage to their product, though. Turns out, you can have an extra-large storage basket that taps out at 10 pounds. Here, you can place all of your must-haves from snacks to toys, iPhones to water bottles. Plus, there is an additional rear storage pocket and a cup holder for moms who can’t leave their coffee at home.

Final Thoughts:  It’s a great lightweight stroller that can be used with children up to 43 inches and 50 pounds. With fairly high numbers like these, kids of  all  ages can utilize it. Moms and dads will enjoy how compact and lightweight it is, making it the go-to for travel and everyday use.

As far as actual customer reviews are concerned, it was hard to find  any  negative comments. Most negative reviews were about minute details, such as the cup holder being a bit small or the 5-point harness being wider than other models.

These minor inconveniences can be overlooked, especially for a bigger kid travel stroller. The overwhelming number of positive comments outdoes any negative ones, making this a confident purchase for any parent.

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Recommended ages: 3 months + Weight limit: 75 Pounds Stroller weight: 26 pounds

Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight Jogging Stroller

Parents who enjoy things like running and hiking  need  a high-quality jogging stroller in their arsenal. If you think you can get by jogging with a lightweight stroller or travel stroller, think again. I have tried it, and I failed miserably. This is especially true when you’re dealing with older kids. You simply can’t get a smooth ride, which puts a real damper on your workout.

With that being said, you  need  a jogging stroller you can depend on. Our favorite, undoubtedly, is the Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight Jogging Stroller. This is the powerhouse of jogging strollers. It comes with all the best features you can imagine, allowing for a superior workout that burns leftover baby weight in no time. Here are some of our top reasons for loving this jogging stroller.

Uniquely Designed Workout Wheels

Two features go into a smooth ride: wheels and suspension. The Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight has  both . In the back, you will find 16-inch lockable rear wheels. These large-sized beauties ensure a smooth, sleek ride from start to end. They also help to absorb shock better than typical stroller wheels. With shock absorption, children feel calm and comfortable, even when in use over awkward, bumpy, and rock-lined terrain.

The front wheel is also designed to be large and in charge. The front wheel is notably easier to swivel than typical stroller wheels. Aside from superior maneuverability, the front wheel can also be locked in place. This allows for a quicker run, so you are still able to sprint during your HIIT workouts.

Lightweight Jogging Stroller – 26 Pounds

I know what you’re thinking – 26 pounds isn’t exactly  lightweight . But compared to other jogging strollers on the market, this jogging stroller is incredibly light. Most are well over 30 pounds! The Joovy Ultralight, though, is made to be lightweight yet still durable. Being a lighter weight allows for better portability, so you can stay active even when you’re far from home.

High Weight Capacity

One  major  standout of the joovy zoom 360 is the fact that it has a high weight capacity. yes, the joovy zoom 360 can handle an astounding 75 pounds. those with larger children will enjoy a high weight limit with this travel stroller. so, even if you aren’t in the market for a jogging stroller, you might still find this stroller to be the best stroller for you and your needs., wide seat with multi-position recline.

This is notably a top-of-the-line big kid stroller for all ages, whether you have a 4-year-old or a 7-year-old. That is all thanks to the high weight limit. But it doesn’t stop there. With comfort in mind, this stroller has an extra-wide seat that can handle big kids. It is also set up high, so kids big and small can get a good look at the world around them. When they want to sit back and relax a bit, simply choose one of the many multiple-position recline options.

Car Seat Adapter

Now, you’re probably wondering why we would add car seat features to a big kid stroller guide. The answer is simple – some people are looking for a stroller that will grow  with  their child. Well, this jogger comes with an infant car seat adapter. Why does this matter? With an adapter, you can bring your small child along for the ride when they’re still brand new. When they get older, you can ditch the adapter and simply use the jogger.

Simply put, this jogger will see you from the beginning of your child’s life to the middle. It’s not only the best stroller for a child over 50 lbs but best for anyone who wants a jogger that will get plenty of use.

Final Thoughts:  If you’re looking for jogging strollers that will change how you work out  for good , consider the jogging strollers from Joovy – most notably, the Joovy 360 Ultralight. This stroller comes with all the best features you would ever want from jogging strollers. From the high weight capacity to the uniquely designed wheel with premium suspension capabilities, this is a jogger any mother will love to own.

This jogger has plenty of positive reviews. Many parents say that their children love it; even those who have big kids say that their child is nice and comfortable. Some parents have stated this is an excellent option for a child with special needs. Since there is so much space and room for big kids, those who need a special needs stroller might consider it. The only downside is that it’s a bit difficult to collapse, but that’s expected with a jogger – even an ultra-lightweight jogger.

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Runner-Up: Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Stroller

Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Stroller

Another highly recommended jogger is the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Stroller. This jogger has a bit lower weight limit, with 65 pounds being the maximum weight capacity. However, the Baby Jogger City Mini is far easier to fold, as it only needs a single hand. The Baby Jogger City Mini also comes with a uniquely designed suspension system. However, it fails in comparison to the oversized wheels found on the Joovy jogger. All in all, this is an excellent second option.

Recommended ages: 6 months + Weight limit: 45 pounds Stroller weight: 13.50 pounds

Dream on Me Coast Stroller Rider

When you are looking for a big kid stroller while traveling to Disney, you want to find something that can grow  with  them. After all, even though a stroller might be able to accommodate a big child, this doesn’t mean they always want to be pushed around in one. That’s where innovation is key. The Dream on Me Coast Stroller Rider is, without a doubt, the most innovative and best travel stroller on this list. It’s a 3-in-1 design that is truly impressive, especially for the low price.

3-in-1 Innovative Design

The biggest thing that sets the Dream on Me Coast Stroller Rider apart from the competition is the 3-in-1 design. Let’s face it – there is no other stroller on this list that can give you this many different options. But what are the different options, exactly? Let’s take a closer look.

  • Stroller . The stroller is best for younger kids between the ages of 6 months of 3-4 years. In the stroller position, the product works and feels like regular lightweight strollers. It has a comfortable seat with a high back and plenty of legroom. Plus, it comes with a 5-point harness to keep younger and smaller children safe.
  • Rider. The rider position is best for older kids who don’t want to ride around in a regular ‘stroller’ anymore. The rider ditches the stroller seat entirely. It gets rid of the back and only leaves a small platform for kids to sit on. Here, they aren’t confined using a harness, and there is a  ton  of space. This extra space makes this a great stroller for kids of all ages and sizes.
  • Scooter . What kid doesn’t love a scooter? Well, instead of going out and buying a whole new toy, you can simply turn your Dream on Me Coast Stroller Rider into a stroller for your kids to ride on. It’s fun and lets your kids stay active, something that is incredibly important in these sedentary times.

Attaches to Almost Anything

Another innovative advantage of the Dream on Me Coast Stroller Rider is that it attaches to almost anything. So, if you’re a parent with a smaller child that requires a  travel system  to tote them around, you can simply attach this stroller to the back. You can also attach it to wheelchairs, shopping carts, you name it. This makes it easy for parents to take their children anywhere and ensure they are safe at all times.

Easily Folds Like a Book

If we are being completely honest, it is an absolute  pain  to fold and store the majority of strollers. Trust me, I’ve been there. Trying to fold down a travel system was a nightmare. Even a lightweight stroller can be difficult to collapse! One great thing about the Dream on Me Coast Stroller Rider is that the folding mechanism allows one to fold with  one  hand. Not only that, but it folds down like a book. The compact fold is so  small when it’s collapsed, you can easily store it just about anywhere. Bye-bye, bulk!

Convenience in the Palm of Your Hands

There is a reason why the Dream on Me Coast Stroller Rider won the JPMA Innovation Award. The unique style and innovative design set it apart from the crowd instantly. But the stroller doesn’t stop at being an attachable, collapsible, 3-in-1 dream come true. There are a few other great features of this compact stroller that parents will enjoy, including:

  • Adjustable handles.  The handles are completely adjustable to go up and down. Anyone can easily push the small and big kids around. Tall Uncle Joe will have no issue putting the handlebars up, while Mom can easily slide them down. This allows anyone to push and feel absolute comfort- no sore back from bending over the next day!
  • Soft-ride wheels.  With soft-ride wheels, it’s a breeze to push over a variety of  terrains . Not only do these wheels ensure that the stroller is easy to push, but it’s also far more comfortable for the child riding, too. You can’t go wrong!
  • Meets the stroller size for Disney parks.  This might not be necessary for some parents, but it is for me. This stroller meets the size requirements for Disney parks. Bring it along for the trip and never worry about your child complaining that their legs are hurting halfway through the adventure.

Could you believe that this innovative stroller doesn’t cost an arm and a leg? This wonderful stroller is  very  cost-effective. Even those on a budget will find that they can likely purchase this stroller and be glad they did. So, if you’re on a budget, check this stroller out. It’s great for a variety of ages and sizes and will be comfortable for many years.

Final Thoughts:  If you love 3-in-1 products that give you the biggest bang for your buck, then you will love the Dream on Me Coast Stroller Rider. It’s the most innovative product on this list and can be enjoyed by kids big and small. Parents love how easy it is to collapse and how much use their child will get out of it.

As far as reviews are concerned, it was hard to find any bad comments. People said things like “Love it! Worth the price” and “Amazing for the price.” There were only minor complaints, such as the seat having zero paddings. Other than that, this stroller has incredible reviews, and it’s definitely worth it for the low price.

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Recommended ages: Newborn to 44 inches Weight limit: 165 pounds Stroller weight: 33.1 pounds

Bob Gear Revolution Flex 3.0

Trying to find strollers that hold up to 100 pounds can be difficult, if not impossible. But plenty of big kids find themselves on the higher end of the scale, especially when they are reaching the ages of 6 and 7.

So how can a parent still take their tall and heavy toddle r or child out and about in a stroller when they have topped the scales?

The best thing to do is to find the best strollers for big kids with a high weight capacity. Our favorite is the Bob Gear Flex 3.0. Here’s why.

Maximum Weight Limit or Capacity

Obviously, the biggest advantage of the Bob Revolution Flex is that it comes with an incredible weight capacity of 165 pounds . That is by far the maximum weight limit out of all of the strollers on this list. With such a high maximum weight, this stroller isn’t limited to being another one of those strollers for 3-year-olds. No, this is the best big kid stroller option that can see them from  newborn  and 4 years old stroller .

Designed for Superior Comfort

Your little one should feel comfortable on the ride, no matter how big they are or where they are going. In addition to providing a seat that can handle plenty of weight, Bob strollers are made with an all-wheel suspension system and air-filled tires for superior comfort. They slide sleekly over any rough terrain, even the bumpiest roads aligned with rocks and cracks. Take your child anywhere, whether you end up on a rigorous hiking trail or simply go around the block.

Adjustable Handlebar

An adjustable handlebar is necessary when it comes to strollers, especially a travel stroller. Why? Because if the handle is too short, you will be left with a backache. If it’s too tall, it will simply be impossible. Well, these strollers come with completely adjustable handlebars. Adjusting to anyone’s height is a cinch.

No-Rethread Harness

Parents aren’t the only ones who will benefit from adjustments. With most strollers, mom or dad will have to re-thread the entire safety five-point harness to adjust the seat height. That is not the case with the Bob Revolution Flex strollers. Here, you can simply adjust the safety harness with one hand. There is no necessary rethreading. Adjust the safety harness as your child grows older.

A lot of the strollers on this list have great storage space, but they still can’t compare with the Bob Revolution Flex strollers. These strollers come with a whopping 6 storage pockets. There is also an extra-large cargo basket underneath that can hold all of your must-haves. There is also a cell phone pocket right at the handlebar, so you can whip out your phone when needed.

Superior Reclining Seat Options

Some of these strollers have four or multiple reclining positions. The Bob Revolution Flex strollers have the most reclining seat abilities of any strollers on this guide. The ultra-padded compression seat can recline completely upright for all-day comfort. However, when your child wants to sit back and relax, the seat reclines almost completely flat with a single push of a button. Impressive!

Travel System Ready

Again, this is not a must-have for people with older children, like 5-year-olds. But for those with small children who still need a car seat, they want to hear that the stroller they’re purchasing can handle one. Bob Revolution works as a travel system. In fact, it is compatible with almost all major car seats. All you need to do is buy the car seat adaptor to bring your small child along for the ride.

Peek-a-Boo Window

This isn’t one of the most incredible features you will hear about, but it is certainly worth mentioning. A lot of parents will enjoy having a peek-a-boo window on the canopy. Why? Because a peek-a-boo window allows parents to check on their children while they’re strolling down the paths. You can check in and chat with your young child and make sure they are a-okay without having to stop and look at the front of the stroller. It’s one of the smaller features, but one that is certainly convenient for moms and dads.

Final Thoughts:  If you need a versatile stroller with a higher weight limit compared to other lightweight strollers, this is it. This is undeniably one of the best strollers for big kids, even 6-year-olds and 7-year-olds. It comes with a massive number of features, big and small. From the comfortable seat (almost flat seat recline) with one-hand adjustments and reclining to the all-wheel suspension and state-of-the-art air-filled wheels, you can feel confident in your child’s ride.

This bigger kid travel stroller has been positively reviewed hundreds of times. Anyone can feel confident purchasing one for big kids. There were almost no negative comments. The biggest drawback is that there is no snack tray for the child. That must be purchased separately.

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Recommended ages: 2 to 5 years Weight limit: 120 pounds Stroller weight: 34.7 pounds

Evenflo Pivot XPlore Double Stroller Wagon

Two kids? Double the trouble? While that might be the case  sometimes , it doesn’t have to be trouble when it comes to getting around. I can tell you firsthand that having double strollers that function as wagons, too, is such a major advantage. What kid doesn’t enjoy riding in a wagon? For top-of-the-line double strollers to track around with your big kids, the Evenflo Pivot XPlore Double Stroller Wagon is a must. Here’s why.

Push or Pull

One of the coolest features of the Evenflo Pivot XPlore Double Stroller Wagon is that it can be pushed or pulled. Switching between the two is as simple as a flip of the handle. When using the stroller as a regular stroller, opt to push. When you’re pulling the  stroller wagon  along the sandy beach, opt to use the pull option. With two different options for maneuvering your little kids around, it makes everything much easier for parents. Kids love it, too!

All-Terrain Wheels

What’s a good wagon without all-terrain wheels? The Evenflo Pivot XPlore Double Stroller Wagon knows that having a wagon for 2 kids means you’re likely planning plenty of adventures. So, they created their strollers to come with all-terrain wheels for the ultimate freedom and smooth ride. They can easily go up a mountain or down to the sandy shores – your pick!

UPF 50+ Shaded Extra-Large Canopies

Double the kids, double the protection. The Evenflo Pivot XPlore Double Stroller Wagon comes with an extra-large canopy on both sides to ensure that each child is safe, even if the temperatures are on the high side. Say goodbye to the risk of sunburns thanks to the inclusion of UPF 50+ built right into the canopies.

So Much Storage!

Having two kids means that you have  a lot  of stuff to carry around. Well, storage is not an issue when it comes to this  double stroller . One of the major features is that it comes with plenty of storage space, including an attached spacious storage basket, for all of your needs. Baby wipes, toys, and snacks can go in the cargo area for parents. In the middle, there is a handy double tray for kids with cup holders to share their snacks and smiles.

Room for Two

These strollers were made to accommodate two children at a time. They are ideal for 2-year-olds up to 5-year-olds and have enough space for each child to be comfortable and happy on the trip.

Final Thoughts:  When it comes to room for two big kids and enough storage to keep all of your must-haves in one space, the best pick is the Evenflo Pivot XPlore Double Stroller Wagon. These strollers are designed to be used as push strollers or pull wagons, bringing some fun and creativity to your trip. Plus, each child gets his or her own canopy and snack tray to keep them safe and happy no matter where you go.

Parents have said nothing but wonderful things about the Evenflo Pivot XPlore Double Stroller Wagon. In fact, it was hard to find any negative remarks about these strollers. Big kids and parents alike enjoy all of the features, from the way it can be maneuvered for a smooth ride to the durability and space.

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Runner-Up: YIWANBA Double Stroller Urban Twin Carriage Stroller

YIWANBA Double Stroller Urban Twin Carriage Stroller

The wagon design doesn’t work for everyone. This is especially true if you have one young child and one big kid. Sound like your situation? Then you will enjoy the fact that this stroller comes with a cool construction. The small child can sit in front with a safety harness while the big kid can be in the back. The big kid can either sit or stand on the platform behind the baby seat. Being able to sit or stand, the back seat for the big kid is suitable for a variety of ages, from 2-year-olds to 6-year-olds.

Many people will tell you that it’s fine to use strollers for 3-year-olds, but a child is too big when they have reached the age of 4 or 5. You may find out more details in the article regarding the stroller age limit .

It is high time to stop using a stroller for your older kids when they are having trouble with their physical activity.

According to Pubmed Central , we can cite a research on stroller use in young children

Despite their wide usage, it has recently been suggested that stroller use may reduce physical activity levels of young children Birken CS, Lichtblau B, Lenton-Brym T, Tucker P, Maguire JL, Parkin PC, Mahant S; TARGet Kids! Collaboration. Parents’ perception of stroller use in young children: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health. 2015 Aug 20;15:808. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-1989-6. PMID: 26289426; PMCID: PMC4546049.

Overall Child Obesity rate is hiking and almost 20% in North America . Hence, this would be the alarming reason to stop using strollers at the age of 4 or 5 years.

Finding the best big kid stroller can be a challenge, especially when there are so many options. We’ve made it easier with this simple list of the best big kid strollers, broken down into sentences that showcase the best stroller features.

If you want the best value for money, pick the Summer 3DLite Convenience Stroller . This kid stroller is cheap, super lightweight, and is wonderful for children up to 50 pounds.

If you need a jogging stroller, pick the Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight Jogging Stroller . This is a lightweight stroller that is easily transported. It has a high weight capacity and a wide seat that can handle a big child with ease.

If you need a double stroller, pick the Evenflo Pivot XPlore Double Stroller Wagon . These fun double strollers work as a wagon or a stroller. Any child big or small will enjoy the fact that they have their own space, snack tray, and canopy to stay cool, calm, and satisfied on the trip.

When searching for the best big kid stroller, take into consideration your specific needs. Some moms and dads may need a stroller that has a higher weight capacity to hold their big child. Others might need strollers with wheels that allow for the best suspension. Pay attention to the specific features each stroller has to offer to make your decision. Also keep in mind that each stroller has a different function, such as being a lightweight umbrella stroller design or a large stroller with a hefty jogger construction designed for a comfortable ride anywhere.

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9 thoughts on “The 6 Best Strollers for Big Kids: (3 to 7 years old)”

Welp I’m 6’0” my husband is 6’4” and our 4 year old who is 55 lbs has little to no choices in strollers left but our BOB which is breaking our back from hauling around. So frustrating. She has epilepsy and autism. She will need her stroller for a long time.

This just goes to show that we parents of bigger kids don’t really have any choices for our kids and it’s frustrating. My son is a big boy, 65 lbs at age 3, he’s also a runner so I’d like a compact stroller not a jogging stroller for him. It’s ridiculous that you can’t get a great folding stroller for a child over 50 lbs

Thank you for bringing stroller wagons to my attention! A stroller wagon may be our solution. We have a low weight but average height 2.5yo who rarely sits in a stroller and a small 10yo (75lbs) who loves a brief ride when extremely tired or after an injury. We have a second hand citi mini gt I think that gas a lower limit. I was hoping to find a stroller with a 75 lb or more limit and the ability to add a a ride board or bench to a total of 110 or preferably higher weight but it doesn’t seem like that exists.

We have a similar situation. Did you pick a wagon yet? We have been looking.

Thank you. Great summary and helped me pick a stroller quick….getting the joovy

This is a good resource. Our problem is we have a special needs child that is unable to walk. She is right around that 50 pound limit and it is very hard to find a stroller for her that can handle more than 50lbs. We have a special needs stroller that she has had for a few years but it is not comfortable at all and it also weighs a ton. Spending $600 to $900 is just not in our budget.

Look at the baby jogger City mini gt (the older version is better in my option). Weight limit is 65lbs, canopy is Huge, handles like a dream and is compact. We have had many many strollers. This one is my daughters favorite and Mine also!

This is my problem too. I’m a mom with a kid with a trach and suplimental oxygen approaching 50 lbs with a regular sized crossover hatchback car. His gear that must come with, suction, o2 tanks emergency kit, takes up a seat in the car. We have been using a double stroller which works but takes the entire trunk space. His handicapped stroller doesn’t fit in my car. I’d rather buy a new stroller then a suv but options seem limited. He can walk but only about a block at a time without tiring and gets too heavy to carry far. So even if I don’t gwt a bigger vehicle where stroller size matters less, I still need a bigger stroller in about 2 lbs.

This has helped us a lot. We are planning a trip and need a stroller for my granddaughter who will be 4 and requires a lot of walking. Thank you.

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Best Travel Strollers of 2024, Tested and Reviewed by Parents & Experts

Lightweight and compact, a travel stroller can help make your next family vacation a little bit easier., by jen labracio | medically reviewed by holly peretz ot.

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If the thought of trying to wrangle your full-size stroller on your next family adventure feels daunting, it’s time to consider a travel stroller.

Travel strollers make leaving home with your little one a little bit easier and a lot more convenient. Today’s travel stroller is a minimalist’s dream. Most have many of the same high-end features as traditional strollers all rolled into a compact, portable package. Many travel strollers break down to fit in the overhead bin of a plane or can be folded down quickly (and with one hand—win) and slung over your shoulder. Many parents even use them as their day-to-day stroller.

If you’re a family who’s frequently on the go, a travel stroller may be the answer to help lighten your load and simplify your life. We’re sharing Babylist parents favorites and bestselling picks to help you narrow down your search. I also added my own thoughts and picks from the countless travel strollers I’ve tested over the last decade as a mom of two and in my role as Babylist’s Gear Editor.

Babylist’s Top Picks for the Best Travel Strollers

  • Best Travel System: Nuna PIPA urbn + TRVL Travel System
  • Best for Toddlers: Bugaboo Butterfly Complete Stroller
  • Best Budget: Kolcraft Cloud Plus Lightweight Stroller
  • Best for Everyday Use: UPPAbaby MINU V2 Stroller
  • Best for Planes: Babyzen YOYO2 6+ Stroller
  • Best Compact: Joolz Aer+ Lightweight Stroller
  • Best Lightweight: Zoe The Traveler
  • Best Value: Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Single Stroller
  • Best for Infants: Mountain Buggy Nano V3 Stroller
  • Best Umbrella: Summer 3D Lite Convenience Stroller

In This Article

How we chose the best travel strollers.

  • Our Top Picks

Which Stroller Is Best for Travel?

What to look for in a travel stroller, how do you travel with a stroller on a plane, babylist’s picks for the best travel strollers, best travel system stroller.

Nuna PIPA urbn & TRVL Travel System - Caviar - $850.00.

Nuna PIPA urbn & TRVL Travel System - Caviar

  • Baseless infant car seat, installs in seconds
  • Stroller has one-handed fold, weighs 13 pounds
  • Car seat weighs just 7 pounds

What Our Experts Say

If you know you’ll frequently be traveling while your baby is an infant, you may want to invest in a travel system (a stroller and car seat that attach to each other; here’s more on how to pick a travel system ). This combo is the best of the best, and what I wish I’d had when I was a new mom living in New York City seven years ago and didn’t own a car. It combines the ultra-popular TRVL, the brand’s first dive into the lightweight stroller market, with the urbn, a first-of-its-kind car seat.

What’s so special about a baseless car seat? Most infant car seats can be installed without a base, but require a seat belt—along with time and patience. That’s not the case with the urbn. There’s no base to worry about AND the latch system is built right into the seat’s base. I was blown away by how quick and easy this seat was to install. I pressed a button on each side and pushed to attach it directly to my vehicle’s lower anchors—that’s it. It’s about as foolproof as it gets, and especially ideal if you’ll be using your car seat on the go in rideshares or taxis. This is also our pick for best travel car seat .

As for the TRVL stroller, it’s just as great. The two standout features for me were its fold (one-handed, quick and ridiculously easy) and its compact size (it stands on its own and weighs just over 13 pounds. While not huge, the basket is large enough to hold your essentials (and a little more) and is easy to access, and the TRVL’s maneuverability is good enough that you’ll be able to steer easily with one hand.

What’s Worth Considering

The TRVL is on the pricier side and it doesn’t have a carry strap, but the maneuverability, suspension and versatility help explain the higher price point. I found it worked as a travel stroller, but also as an everyday stroller, too. There are also lots of thoughtful design details like magnetic buckles, a no-rethread harness and leatherette bumper bar and handlebar. The urbn car seat has a lower height limit than many infant car seats—not ideal, but not a huge dealbreaker, either.

Additional Specs

Best Travel Stroller for Toddlers

Bugaboo Butterfly Complete Stroller - Midnight Black - $449.00.

Bugaboo Butterfly Complete Stroller - Midnight Black

  • Four-wheel suspension for a smooth ride
  • Fast, easy fold
  • Included footrest and high seat back

There are two travel strollers I recommend again and again to families, and Bugaboo’s newest compact stroller, the Butterfly, is one of them. (The other one is the Joolz Aer+—more on that below!). This style-forward stroller is packed with thoughtful, impressive features, just like the brand’s popular full-size strollers. Two of my favorites (and there are many to choose from!) are the smooth ride and the quick, easy fold. The four-wheel suspension system means the Butterfly rides more like a traditional stroller than a compact one, a huge perk when I pushed it on anything other than smooth pavement and perfect for toting around my larger toddler. It moves and turns easily and I was able to steer it with only one hand, a huge plus. The fold is just as impressive; I also did it one-handed, and the Butterfly folds down to about the side of a small bag. (There’s also a built-in carry strap, a feature I value in any stroller, but especially one designed for travel.)

A few other things I love: it accommodates an infant car seat with adapters, so you can use it from day one, and the seat has a high back for larger kiddos and reclines almost fully for napping on the go. There’s even a footrest built in for extra comfort, another toddler-friendly feature. (My 95th-percent-in-height two-year-old still fits perfectly in it.) And the sun canopy on the Butterfly is one of the best I’ve seen of all the travel strollers on our list.

There’s not much to pick on with this stroller, minus its high price tag. The back wheels on the Butterfly are fairly close together. That setup, combined with a handle that doesn’t extend (which is the norm for compact strollers), means that if you’re on the taller side like me (5’10”), you may kick the back of the stroller while you’re walking. And although I wouldn’t consider it heavy, it is one of the heavier travel strollers on our list by about three pounds.

Best Budget Travel Stroller

Kolcraft Cloud Plus Lightweight Stroller - $79.99.

Kolcraft Cloud Plus Lightweight Stroller

  • Great value
  • Extremely light—weighs less than 12 pounds
  • Easy fold but not as compact as others on our list

If you’re not looking to spend a lot on a travel stroller or you’re a family who doesn’t travel very often, the Kolcraft Cloud Light is an excellent value for an inexpensive stroller . It boasts lots of thoughtful features, especially considering the stroller’s price. Weight is the standout here—the Cloud Plus weighs less than twelve pounds, making it one of the lightest strollers on our list. The fold is also worth a second look. Although it’s not super compact (the stroller folds in on itself, much like an umbrella stroller, rather than in a tri-fold like many other travel strollers on our list), it’s quick and easy and you can do it with one hand, a feature we always appreciate especially when we’re on the go.

Other features to note include an extendable canopy with a peekaboo window, a parent tray with two drink holders and a large storage basket (it’s one of the biggest on our list).

The seat on the Cloud Plus has multiple positions but doesn’t recline completely flat. It has a lower weight limit than many of the strollers on our list—40 pounds—and doesn’t have much in the way of suspension and shock absorption. The fold is slim but not all that compact.

And remember—this stroller is under $100. It’s not going to compare to travel strollers five times its price in suspension, maneuverability, stability or materials. But, considering the price, it’s a great option if you don’t travel all that much but want a lightweight stroller option when you do.

What Babylist Parents Say

“Easily fits in the trunk of my car.” -Cora

Best Travel Stroller for Everyday Use

UPPAbaby Minu V2 Stroller - Jake - $399.99.

UPPAbaby Minu V2 Stroller - Jake

  • Great for travel + everyday use
  • Roomy storage basket
  • Shock-absorbing suspension for a smooth ride

UPPAbaby was one of the first stroller brands to dive into the “travel stroller that can also be used as an everyday stroller” category, and the Minu does both of these things extremely well. From your own neighborhood to wherever your travel adventures take you and to everything in between, the Minu offers all the conveniences of a day-to-day stroller in a travel-friendly package. A few of my favorite features are the one-handed fold, the huge sunshade, the comfy seat with multi-position recline and a roomy, easy-access basket. The spring-action, shock-absorbing all-wheel suspension makes for a smooth ride even over bumpy terrain, so it’s a stroller you can use both in the suburbs and in a city. The Minu stands when folded and features a carry strap and a storage bag for easy transport.

As-is, the Minu works for babies three+ months; that means if you want to use it with your newborn, you’ll need to add the bassinet and adapters , which will cost you.

The Minu folds compactly but is a little bulkier than some of the other strollers on our list when it’s broken down. It’s also a little heavier, weighing in at about 17 pounds. And the seat back is on the shorter side.

“Amazing stroller. Great for travelling (fits in overhead bin), shopping (takes up minimal trunk space), walks in the park (very smooth ride, even over grass!). Has oversized canopy to block sun and folds with one hand. Bought it for travel, but use it as our primary stroller because I love it so much.” -Jessica

Best Travel Stroller for Flying

Babyzen YOYO2 Stroller Bundle - Black Frame/Olive - $449.00.

Babyzen YOYO2 Stroller Bundle - Black Frame/Olive

  • Fits in overhead bin
  • Fast, one-handed fold
  • Options to customize color, add a second rider and more

The YOYO2 was ahead of its time in the world of compact strollers and remains a parent favorite both for travel and for families looking for a smaller, lighter everyday stroller option. This compact favorite fits in the overhead bin and is the stroller of choice for many light-packing parents who don’t want to deal with the hassle (or risk) of gate-checking a stroller when they fly. It performs like a champ off the plane, too, easily steering through crowds and through narrow spaces.

There’s one other unique thing to love here—the custom options. You can change out the seat and shade fabrics with a new color pack , add a custom footmuff for cooler temps, help your older kiddo hitch a ride on the stroller board and even add a storage bag that uses wheeled support so your stroller won’t tip. With adapters that are sold separately, you can also use this stroller with some of the best infant car seats from Nuna and Maxi Cosi, among others.

The YOYO2’s fold isn’t hard, but it’s not quite as easy as some of the other travel stroller picks on our list. (There are two steps, and it takes a little getting used to.) The canopy is on the shorter side. This travel stroller does come with a rain cover, but all the other extras and custom adds will cost you. (And this stroller is on the pricier side to begin with.)

“Fits in airplane cabin. We took it on so many trips!” -Emily

Best Compact Travel Stroller

Joolz aer+ lightweight stroller - stone grey.

  • One-handed fold and compact carry
  • Comfy, contoured seat

I’ve tried a LOT of travel strollers in my day, and the Joolz Aer+ is the one I come back to again and again. Pushing it doesn’t feel much different than pushing much larger, much more expensive strollers—and that’s one of the things I love about it. The Aer+ has four-wheel suspension, a feature that’s not very common in travel strollers, so it maneuvers easily and glides smoothly even across uneven surfaces like bumpy sidewalks and dirt paths. That combined with the ridiculously easy one-handed fold, the compact design and the comfortable seat that contours to fit your child’s body makes this stroller a great choice for travel and for everyday use. (It currently occupies a permanent spot in the trunk of my car.)

The Aer+ is newborn-friendly and compatible with Nuna and Clek car seats (adapters sold separately), so it works if you want to use it from day one. The stroller folds small enough to fit in an overhead bin or to sling over your shoulder (carry strap included) and tote up and down stairs, on public transportation or anywhere else you need to go. It also comes with a rain cover and travel bag included.

The Aer+ is on the pricier side, but if you’re planning on using it for travel and for everyday, then the cost doesn’t seem as daunting. I also wish it came with a footrest instead of having to purchase one separately.

“It’s so easy to push and steer and SO easy to fold with just one hand. We use it as a travel stroller and often as our everyday stroller as well.” -Jennifer

Best Lightweight Travel Stroller

Zoe the traveler.

  • One-handed fold
  • Extended canopy, full recline

Lightweight, compact and travel-ready are the three features that come to mind when I think of The Traveler from Zoe. This aluminum-frame stroller is light enough for easy portability but durable enough to handle lots of different adventures. I love the one-handed fold and that it’s small enough to fit in an overhead bin if you don’t want to wrangle with gate checking your stroller on your next trip. There are lots of high-end features like an extended canopy, adjustable footrest and a near-flat recline. And don’t forget one of the best parts: The Traveler folds in seconds with one hand and stands on its own.

The Traveler isn’t compatible with any car seats so you won’t be able to use it with younger babies. There are also no straps or backpack included; if you want those, you’ll have to pay extra to add them on. And while it shines on smooth pavement, it’s not great on bumpy or uneven terrain.

Need a double travel stroller? Zoe’s The Twin+ is a great choice. It weighs under 20 pounds and fits through standard doorways but is comfortable and roomy enough for two children up to 45 pounds each. The fold is quick, easy and compact and the stroller is Disney-approved. And it can expand to a triple or a quad stroller with additional seats.

Best Value Travel Stroller

Baby jogger city tour 2 single stroller - jet.

  • Same one-handed fold Baby Jogger full-size strollers are known for
  • 3 ways to ride: infant car seat, bassinet or toddler seat
  • Padded seat with added depth

Travel strollers can get expensive. If you don’t want to spend $500+ on one, but you travel frequently and want a reliable option, the City Tour 2 is a great mid-priced pick.

Baby Jogger strollers are known (and loved) for their easy, one-handed fold—and this travel stroller is no exception. The City Tour 2 folds into a 19-by-23-inch rectangle and automatically locks closed. You can carry it by the handle or tuck it away in the included tote bag carryall while your little one explores. The stroller has a deep, padded seat and adjustable calf support to keep your kiddo comfortable. Plus, a huge UV 50+ sun canopy provides shade.

There’s suspension system in the frame isn’t great, making for a bit of a bumpy ride. Some parents wish the tote bag carryall had backpack straps for easier transport rather than a shoulder strap.

“I love that I can carry, open and fold it with one hand. It’s easy to maneuver and the only stroller I own. Perfect for city living!” -Amie

Best Infant Travel Stroller

Mountain buggy nano v3 stroller.

  • Comes with universal car seat adapter
  • Full recline seat
  • Ventilated backrest for airflow

The Mountain Buggy Nano stroller is the best of both worlds—a travel stroller that can also act as a travel system . Unlike most travel strollers, this one comes equipped with a universal car seat adapter so you can pop in your infant seat and be on your way with your newborn in tow. (You can also purchase the Cocoon Carrycot separately if you prefer a bassinet option.)

The Nano is lightweight and compact enough to fit easily into many carry-on luggage units on planes and trains or in a trunk, and the travel bag has a handle and strap for portability. The narrow width and front-wheel swivel makes it good for use on city streets or other tight spaces and the seat features a full recline perfect for naps.

There’s no suspension system and no peekaboo window. You need to use two hands to fold the Nano. (Although it’s still really easy.)

“It folded up so small that it fit on the plane as a carryon but it also handled really well on european cobblestone” -Nikki

Best Umbrella Stroller for Travel

Summer 3d lite convenience stroller.

  • Easy to maneuver
  • Umbrella-style fold is bulky

Umbrella strollers used to be the norm in the compact stroller category. That’s changed over the last five years or so, but if you still prefer one for travel, the Summer 3D Lite should be on your list.

The 3D Lite is a great all-around travel stroller. It’s light (about 13 pounds), features a simple, compact fold and a built-in carry strap, has a seat that lays nearly flat and boasts an ample storage basket. The ride isn’t super cushy, but it’s not all that bumpy, either. And at well under $100, it’s an incredible value for a stroller with this many great features.

Since this is an umbrella stroller, you won’t find the compact tri-fold that parents love so much about many travel strollers.

“It is so easy to travel with - we used it on a cruise ship, in various airports, and for all our daily errands.” -Jeanine

Also Worth a Look…

The world of compact travel strollers has exploded recently, flooding the market with lots of options. Here are a few other travel strollers worth a look:

  • The Bumprider Connect 3 Stroller ($599.99) is totally unique. It features a magnetic lock system that allows you to join two or more strollers together. It’s pricey, though, especially if you need more than one.
  • Evenflo Gold’s Otto ($199.99) is a competitively priced self-folding, lightweight stroller with a high weight limit (55 pounds) and a two-position adjustable footrest.
  • The Inglesina Quid ($299.00) fits in an overhead bin and offers thoughtful features like a self-standing fold, an extendable canopy and a large flap on the hood that fully retracts for ventilation on warm days. The Quid weighs in at only 13 pounds.
  • We analyzed results from Babylist’s Best Baby Products survey, which polled 6,000 Babylist users and asked them to share the baby products they love the most and why.
  • We utilized insight from the Babylist editorial team, including Gear Editor Jen LaBracio, an expert in the baby space for over six years and a mom of two who has written hundreds of baby gear guides and personally researched and tested hundreds of baby products, including many travel strollers.
  • We reviewed customer reviews from hundreds of real Babylist parents.

Some families use a traditional stroller for everything, even traveling. But having a lighter, more nimble travel stroller pays off when you really need it: for airports, narrow city sidewalks , public transportation or just to lighten the load.

Here are some of the pros and cons of using different types of strollers for travel:

  • Traditional stroller: Everyday strollers typically have convenient features like lots of storage space, cup holders and trays, and large canopies. Some may also have all-terrain wheels and accommodate an infant car seat. But they’re heavier and bulkier to fold, which makes using and storing them in tight spaces more difficult (think: narrow doorways, airplane overhead bins, small car trunks).
  • Umbrella stroller: Bare-boned and exceptionally lightweight, umbrella strollers often lack many amenities you find in traditional strollers like adjustable seats and cup holders. They have skimpy canopies, minimal cushioning and seat support and don’t fold small enough to fit in airport storage bins. You also can’t push an umbrella stroller with one hand. Umbrella strollers are good for when you occasionally need a slimmer, fast-fold stroller.
  • Travel stroller: Sometimes also called a lightweight stroller, travel strollers strike a balance between traditional and umbrella stroller styles. They’re lighter than the standard stroller, easy to fold and compact in size when collapsed. (Some travel strollers fold in half, called a square fold, while others feature a more compact tri-fold.) Travel strollers have some full-size amenities like large sun canopies and a storage basket and most even have extras like cup holders.

Figuring out the best stroller to use for travel often comes down to what type of trade-offs you want to make around budget , space and personal preference.

  • Some traditional strollers offer a compact fold that’s great for travel, but the stroller weighs a ton.
  • Umbrella strollers tend to be affordable but require two hands for pushing and only offer a vertical fold.
  • Compact travel strollers are light, portable and easy to steer but come at a cost.

Before you invest in a travel stroller, think through:

  • How often you travel
  • How much money you want to spend
  • Where you’ll be storing your stroller when it’s not in use

Also note that lots of parents find that a travel stroller can work just as well as a full-size option for everyday use; just keep in mind that unless the travel stroller you choose is compatible with an infant car seat or comes with a separate infant kit, you’ll need to wait to use the stroller until your baby is six months old and can sit up unassisted.  

A travel stroller should be easy to take with you on trips and be a comfy spot for your little one, especially since your child will probably spend more hours in it while traveling than at home. Consider these features as you research and shop:

  • Size and weight. You’re going to be lifting, carrying and storing your travel stroller often, so the stroller’s size and weight is important. Look for one that’s lightweight and manageable. Also pay attention both to the folded and unfolded size of your travel stroller. Hoping to If you’re planning on using it for an older toddler, also be sure it’s large enough to accommodate them.
  • Fold. There’s also a lot of folding and unfolding a stroller during travel, whether it’s to take it in and out of your car, stash it under a table at a restaurant or storing it in the overhead compartment of an airplane. Choose a travel stroller with a quick, easy fold, preferably one you can do one-handed.
  • Maneuverability. Not all travel strollers are created equally. Some offer much more maneuverability and a better suspension system than others; however, these features often come at a cost. Thinking through how often you’ll be using your travel stroller and what types of terrain you’ll encounter most often can be helpful in determining whether or not a more expensive stroller is worthwhile.
  • Canopy size. Most travel involves at least some, if not a lot, of outdoor time. A large canopy is essential for protecting your little one from the elements, especially the sun.
  • Comfort and convenience features. Similar to a full-size stroller, look for features that will make you and your little one more comfortable, especially while traveling. Things like an adjustable seat with a full or nearly full recline, an ample storage basket, an adjustable handlebar and easy to clean fabrics are all important. And don’t forget a built-in strap or a separate carrying case for easy transport.

Bringing a stroller with you on trips can seem daunting. How do you get it from point A to point B when you’re flying ? Will it count toward your carry-on and baggage allotment? And what if you need to use your stroller in the airport? Good news: You can pick how you want to travel with your stroller, depending on your needs. Here are the choices:

  • Check the stroller with your baggage: Some parents unload the stroller during check-in and switch to using a baby carrier through the airport instead. Pair a front carrier with a backpack-style diaper bag so your hands will be free to deal with other things (like the toys that will make your trip a breeze ). Note that if you have a large stroller, you may be required to check it as baggage anyway. This usually doesn’t count toward your baggage allotment.
  • Check the stroller at the gate: Want to use the stroller until you board the plane? You can check the stroller with the gate agent—it just needs to be tagged—and then pick it up outside the aircraft door when you arrive. (Just remember if you have a connecting flight to catch, waiting for your stroller to be placed on the jet bridge can eat up precious time.)
  • Stow the stroller on the airplane: Some travel strollers fold up so small they fit in a backpack and can be stored in an overhead bin. Having your stroller with you eliminates the hassle of waiting for it on the jet bridge or at baggage claim (or losing it).

Some other air-travel tips to keep in mind:

  • If you check the stroller with baggage, you do run the risk of damage. If you’re not using a travel stroller bag, ask the agent at check-in for a plastic bag to cover and protect it during transport.
  • If you’re taking the stroller through security, it will need to be folded and put through the X-ray machine. Don’t stuff the undercarriage basket until after security.
  • If your checked stroller doesn’t come out with the suitcases at baggage claim, check the oversized luggage area. It may have been set aside there (this may also be where your travel crib is, if you checked one).

Do you need a travel stroller bag?

How you plan to use your travel stroller will affect whether or not you need a travel stroller bag.

If you plan on flying with your stroller then you’ll probably want to use a travel stroller bag, especially if you don’t plan on stowing your stroller in the overhead compartment of the plane (either because you don’t want to or because it won’t fit). A checked stroller, even one that’s gate checked, may get tossed around quite a bit while in transit, so you’ll want a travel stroller bag to keep it protected.

If you’re not planning on flying much with your stroller or if you’re simply using your travel stroller as a more lightweight day-to-day option, then a travel stroller probably isn’t a must-have.

Some travel strollers come with a travel bag while others require you to purchase one separately, so check with your particular brand. There are generic travel stroller bags that may work, too.

Jen LaBracio

Senior gear editor.

Jen LaBracio is Babylist’s Senior Gear Editor, a role that perfectly combines her love of all things baby gear with her love of (obsessive) research. When she’s not testing out a new high chair or pushing the latest stroller model around her neighborhood, she likes to run, spin, listen to podcasts, read and spend time at the beach. In her past life, she worked for over a decade in children’s publishing. She lives outside of Chicago with her husband and their two boys, Will and Ben.

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The Best Travel Strollers

Toddler filling black Joolz Aer with fruit.

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The Joolz Aer is the best overall travel stroller on the market.

When traveling with babies and toddlers , having the right gear – especially an easy-to-maneuver travel stroller – is essential. If you're in the market for a stroller you can take on the plane, train and beyond, read on to find the best option for your family as recommended by parents.

The Top Travel Strollers of 2023

Best overall travel stroller: joolz aer, best umbrella stroller for travel: uppababy minu v2, best double stroller for travel: uppababy g-link 2, best travel stroller for big kids: evenflo pivot xplore all-terrain stroller wagon, best travel stroller for infants: doona car seat & stroller, best travel system stroller: nuna trvl stroller, best budget travel stroller: summer 3dlite convenience stroller.

Looking for more information on how to select your ideal travel stroller? Consult the FAQ section at the bottom of this page.

(Note: All stroller dimensions are listed in order of length by width by height.)

Joolz Aer in taupe against white background.

Folded dimensions: 21 x 17.7 x 8.5 inches Stroller weight: 13.4 pounds Minimum child age: 6 months Maximum child weight: 50 pounds

When it comes to quality travel strollers, the Joolz Aer is the best investment you can make. Not only does this stroller's lightweight and compact design make it easy to store in the overhead compartment of a plane, but it also opens and closes with a one-handed motion – an essential feature for multitasking parents. Little ones travel comfortably and safely thanks to a five-point harness, extended seatback and adjustable recline, as well as a rain cover. Available in six modern colors – from sage green to taupe – the Joolz Aer also comes with a stroller bag. Parents rave about this travel stroller, with some noting they prefer it to the highly rated BABYZEN YOYO2.

The Joolz Aer is designed for babies 6 months and older; it can be used from birth with select infant car seats, secured by a car seat adaptor you'll need to purchase separately.

Price: $449 or less Shop now: Amazon | buy buy Baby | Nordstrom | Joolz

UPPAbaby MINU V2 in gray against white background.

Courtesy of UPPAbaby

Folded dimensions: 12.5 x 20.3 x 23 inches Stroller weight: 16.9 pounds Minimum child age: 3 months Maximum child weight: 50 pounds

If you're looking for an umbrella-style stroller for travel, consider the UPPAbaby MINU. Its latest model, the V2, features a swift, one-handed setup; a five-point harness; an adjustable recline and foot rest; an extendable canopy with UPF 50+ protection; and a vented peekaboo window. It's also equipped with a generously sized storage basket that can hold up to 20 pounds of additional items. While the MINU is recommended for babies at least 3 months old, you can use this even sooner with UPPAbaby's Mesa Infant Car Seat and adaptors, or with adaptors for other car seats.

Terry Ward, a Florida-based travel writer and co-founder of Florida Beyond , still raves about this travel stroller, which her kids recently outgrew. "I loved the MINU so much that it became my go-to stroller at home, too," she says, adding that it has a great resale value. "I sold it for more than half of what I bought it for after three years – these strollers are really in demand."

The UPPAbaby MINU V2 is available in five color variations and features a stylish full-grain leather bumper bar and handlebar.

Price: $449.99 or less Shop now: buy buy Baby | UPPAbaby

UPPAbaby G-LINK 2 in black against white background.

Folded dimensions: 40 x 20 x 14.5 inches Stroller weight: 22.3 pounds Minimum child age: 3 months Maximum child weight: 55 pounds per seat

If you have twins or two stroller-age kiddos and need a tandem stroller for travel, the UPPAbaby G-LINK 2 is a solid choice. Available in charcoal and black, this highly rated double stroller offers two UPF 50+ canopies and independent, multiposition reclining seats. Like the UPPAbaby MINU, this one is a cinch to set up and maneuver, and it features an easy-to-access storage basket that accommodates up to 10 pounds. There's also a sturdy cup holder for that must-have caffeine boost.

Reviewers note that the G-LINK 2 is surprisingly compact given its double capacity, and that it's also ideal for tall toddlers.

Price: $349.99 or less Shop now: Amazon | buy buy Baby | UPPAbaby

Evenflo Pivot Xplore All-Terrain Stroller Wagon in "Adventurer" pattern against white background.

Courtesy of Evenflo

Folded dimensions: 23 x 27.5 x 37.5 inches Stroller weight: 34.7 pounds Minimum child age: 6 months Maximum child weight: 55 pounds per seat

Another great travel stroller for two kids or older kids (up to age 5) is the Evenflo Pivot Xplore All-Terrain Stroller Wagon, which has two seats and can be used as a wagon or a stroller depending on your needs and destination. Its all-terrain wheels make it ideal for navigating any landscape – from cobblestone streets to sandy beaches – and a large storage basket and cup holders allow you to easily pack additional travel necessities. "It's basically a portable U-Haul for anything else you're dragging along," says Ward, who upgraded to the Xplore when her kids outgrew the UPPAbaby MINU. It also has an adjustable canopy for protection from the elements.

Price: $399.99 or less Shop now: Amazon | buy buy Baby | Evenflo | Target

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Doona Car Seat & Stroller shown in three different set-ups, against white background.

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Folded dimensions: 23.6 x 17.3 x 26 inches Stroller weight: 17.2 pounds Minimum child age: None; can be used from birth with infant insert Maximum child weight: 35 pounds

When it comes to travel strollers, nothing quite compares to the Doona Car Seat & Stroller, which is exactly what it sounds like: a (genius) car seat and stroller in one. Aside from its magical ability to transform from a car seat to a stroller and vice versa in seconds, this travel stroller features a five-point harness, an adjustable handlebar and removable textiles for easy (inevitable) washing. It is Federal Aviation Administration aircraft-approved to fit in most overhead bins and comes in a variety of colors.

Angela Burks of La Vida Mom loves how easy it is to travel with the Doona Car Seat & Stroller. "I like that I don't have to worry about getting an additional car seat for a car service or rental when I arrive at the airport," she says. Another bonus? It doesn't require a car seat base.

The only downsides of this travel stroller are that your child will outgrow it when they hit 35 pounds in weight and/or 32 inches in height, and its hefty price tag given these limitations.

Price: $550.99 or less Shop now: Amazon | Doona | Target

Close-up of Nuna brand infant stroller, Walnut Creek, California, August 15, 2021. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)

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Folded dimensions: 24 x 20.25 x 11 inches (without arm bar) Stroller weight: 13.6 pounds (without canopy and arm bar) Minimum child age: None; can be used from birth with infant car seat Maximum child weight: 50 pounds

If you're looking for a travel system stroller that'll grow with your baby, you can't beat the Nuna TRVL Stroller. The Nuna PIPA series car seat clicks right into the stroller – no adaptors necessary – and can then be removed when your little one is old enough to sit upright in the stroller seat. This luxury stroller features a five-point harness with magnetic technology, a multiposition reclining seat, adjustable calf support, a removable and adjustable arm bar, and a UPF 50+ canopy. Like some of the other travel strollers on this list, this product easily opens and closes with a one-handed motion and comes with a carrying bag. It is also certified GREENGUARD Gold and free of harmful chemicals.

Price: $500 or less Shop now: Nordstrom | Nuna

 Summer 3Dlite Convenience Stroller in black against white background.

Courtesy of Summer

Folded dimensions: 42 x 11.5 x 12.5 inches Stroller weight: 13 pounds Minimum child age: 6 months Maximum child weight: 50 pounds

You get what you pay for in many situations, but parents say they're impressed with the Summer 3Dlite Convenience Stroller given its cheap price tag, noting it has seamlessly navigated bumpy streets in Europe , Disney theme parks and other family vacation destinations. This easy-to-assemble travel stroller features a carry strap (useful for schlepping it when not in use), five-point safety harness, four reclining positions, and an adjustable and removable canopy. It also has a storage basket and cup holder, and comes in four colors.

Price: $99.99 or less Shop now: Amazon | Walmart | Summer

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How to travel with a stroller and car seat

Perhaps the easiest way to travel with a stroller and car seat is to invest in the two-in-one Doona Car Seat & Stroller , which can be used for children up to about 35 pounds and stored in the overhead bin of a plane. However, other travel stroller systems can also ease the burden of all that gear – especially for those traveling with infants. Here's how to travel with a stroller and car seat in the following situations:

If your baby is in an infant car seat: Simply attach a compatible infant car seat to your everyday or travel-specific stroller and wheel your baby through the airport. When you arrive at the gate, check your car seat and stroller free of charge. (Children 2 and younger can fly for free as lap children on most airlines.) If you'd like to purchase a seat for your baby and bring your car seat on the plane – recommended by the FAA and American Academy of Pediatrics – you'll need to ensure it is FAA-compliant . Alternatively, you can wear your baby in a carrier and use the car seat and/or stroller for storage.

If your baby is not in an infant car seat: If your child is somewhere between an infant and a toddler but no longer uses an infant car seat at home, you can technically get by without a car seat since they can ride through the airport in a stroller or carrier and then sit on your lap during the flight if they are younger than 2. However, you'll need to rent or borrow a car seat when you arrive at your destination.

If you have a toddler older than 2: Children are not legally required to have a car seat for air travel, though it's still recommended by the FAA and AAP (and you will likely need one when you get to your final destination anyway). It's easiest to wheel your child in the travel stroller and transport your FAA-compliant car seat by simply carrying it (not preferable, of course) or using one of the following assists:

  • Travel cart: Most luggage carts (including the ones offered at the airport) cannot go through security, so look for a foldable travel cart – this one by HÖLM is a good option – that can easily be placed on the security screening belt and then used to transport your belongings to the gate.
  • Car seat luggage strap: Strap the car seat to your carry-on bag with a heavy duty luggage strap like this one .
  • Car seat backpack: You can free up your hands by wearing a car seat backpack .

If your toddler won't sit in the stroller: Use your stroller as a travel cart instead – strap the car seat and anything else you can get on there. Once you get to the gate, you can either check your car seat (typically free of charge) or bring it with you on board.

Travel Stroller FAQ

Deciding whether you need a travel stroller is an entirely personal decision. Some people are content to travel with the stroller they use at home, while many prefer travel strollers since they are typically less bulky than their everyday counterparts.

No, a stroller can typically be checked at the gate free of charge and picked up on the jet bridge post-flight. It's always best to review your airline's stroller policies before flying, however.

Yes. Simply put it on the X-ray belt with the rest of your belongings.

The Joolz Aer and Doona Car Seat & Stroller can fit in most overhead bins. However, it may be easier to gate check your stroller (typically for free) so you have less to carry on to the plane.

While a stroller bag is not required, it can be useful for protecting your stroller from potential dirt and damage if it needs to be checked at the gate, as well as storing additional items – think: diapers (which can double as extra padding), wipes and other small essentials. Some travel strollers come with a branded stroller bag, but if you'd like a different option, check out these highly rated bags:

  • Zohzo Stroller Travel Bag
  • J.L. Childress Gate Check Travel Bag
  • Gate Check PRO Stroller Bag

Disney World requires that both single and double strollers do not exceed 52 x 31 inches (length by width) when fully assembled. Below are the best strollers for Disney World that meet these requirements (listed with unfolded dimensions in inches):

  • Joolz Aer : 32.7 x 17.7
  • UPPAbaby MINU V2 : 35.5 x 20.3
  • UPPAbaby G-LINK 2 : 27.5 x 28.5
  • Doona Car Seat & Stroller : 32.3 x 17.4
  • Nuna TRVL Stroller : 32.5 x 20.25
  • Summer 3D Lite Convenience Stroller : 27 x 18

The UPPAbaby strollers and Nuna TRVL Stroller are especially ideal for Disney parks since they offer UPF 50+ canopies for protection from the sun. Wagons are prohibited entirely.

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Amanda Norcross used her personal experience as a frequently traveling mom, as well as her research skills and conversations with other parents, to determine which travel strollers are truly the best. She first traveled with her infant in a front carrier before transitioning to the Joolz Aer , which she's successfully used on multiple flights with her growing toddler.

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testing the best travel strollers, from cybex to nuna

Navigating an already crowded New York City subway with a full-sized stroller—or any airport monorail, for that matter—will make you vow to teach your baby to walk at six months. At least that was the case for me, prompting many a late-night search for “What’s the best travel stroller?” and “compact stroller that’s not flimsy and won’t hurt back.”

As much as I trust our search engine overlords to understand my fragmented queries (isn’t that the power of AI?), all the options meshed into a general…sameness. Steel-framed, plastic-wheeled baby-holders that promise to fold with one hand and kinda, maybe fit into an overhead bin, ranging in price from $100-ish to the down payment on a used car . But which one should I buy?! And do I really need to spend $400 or more on one?! So, I did what anyone with the luxury of working at a product-reviewing lifestyle site would do: I called on parents to help test the top-reviewed and up-and-coming brands on the market, vetting them to bring you the Best Travel Strollers on the Market.

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The Best Travel Strollers at a Glance

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Best Overall Travel Stroller

Bugaboo butterfly stroller.

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Best for International Travel

Babyzen yoyo connect stroller.

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Best Budget-Friendly Travel Stroller

Delta clutch stroller.

best travel stroller for tall kid

Best Compact Jogging Stroller

Guava roam crossover stroller.

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Best Full-Size Stroller Alternative

Thule spring stroller, how i chose the best travel strollers.

Beyond scouring reviews, I interviewed parents for their recommendations, then put the top models in my research to the test. I asked a team of seven parents to spend at least one week using their stroller(s), paying close attention to:

  • Ease of Use: Can you really fold/unfold it with one hand? Did you need to keep referring to the instructions to adjust it? What was setup like?
  • Maneuverability: How does it handle different terrain, from sidewalks and streets to gravel and dirt paths or cobblestone roads? What’s its turning radius like? 
  • Sturdiness: Does it feel like it’s going to fall apart after repeated use? Could it withstand being tossed around by TSA? If your kid surpasses 30 pounds, will it be a struggle to push?
  • Comfort—for You and Your Baby: Is the seat cushioned and supportive? Are the handlebars adjustable? Do you have to hunch to push it along?
  • Overall Size: Is it narrower than the typical stroller? Does it fold up to a more compact size?
  • Special Features: Can you stow anything under the seat? Is it compatible with an infant car seat? Does it have a snack tray or cup holder? Or a generously sized canopy?
  • Value: With all of these points considered, how does that compare to the price?

The 5 Best Travel Strollers, Tested by PureWow Parents

bugaboo butterfly travel stroller

1. Bugaboo Butterfly Stroller

What i like:.

  • Large UPF 50+ sun canopy
  • Underseat basket holds roughly 17 pounds
  • Lightweight (16 lbs)
  • Car seat compatible (adapters sold separately)
  • IATA compatible for flights

What I Don’t Like:

  • Somewhat pricey
  • Transport bag sold separately

As soon as I mentioned “travel strollers” to anyone who owned a Bugaboo Butterfly, their voice would drop to a conspiratorial whisper as they gushed about it. Sorry, friends, but I’m leaking your best-kept secret. Our reviewer struggled to find fault with it. “I've replaced my full-size stroller with this one, and I never want to go back,” says Rachel Gulmi , PureWow Operations Director of Branded Content and mom of one. “I also love the extendable canopy. It's huge and blocks so much sunlight, which is great for hot summer days or on-the-go naps.” (This is worth noting, since most compact strollers feature little more than a visor on top, which is kind of a joke on a cloudless day.)

Gulmi also attested to the brand’s promise of a “one-second fold,” adding that she’s been able to easily fold and unfold it while holding her toddler or carrying things, and that it collapses to a carry-on size, so there’s no need to gate-check it.

  • Dimensions: 17.7” x 9.1” x 21.3” (folded); 36.4” x 17.7” x 40.3” (unfolded)
  • Age Range: 6 months to 4 years (max 50 lbs)
  • Passed One-Handed Fold Test? Yes

testing the best travel strollers and showing how the bugaboo butterfly folds up and opens

2. Babyzen YoYo Connect Stroller

  • Features shoulder strap for easy carrying
  • Super lightweight (13 lbs)
  • Water-repellant fabric
  • Handlebars don’t adjust
  • Under carriage storage is small (holds 11 lbs)

Just as popular as the Bugaboo Butterfly is the YoYo. For international travel, where you’re likely to be hauling gear on planes, trains and automobiles, the YoYo reigns supreme. It feels as sturdy as the Bugaboo Butterfly and features a decent-sized canopy to shade kids, yet it’s 3 pounds lighter and features a shoulder strap for easy toting. Plus, if you’re worried about gate-checking, it folds up small enough to qualify as a carry-on.

“It’s just so lightweight and easy to fold,” says PureWow Executive Editor and mom-of-two Alexia Dellner , who “100 percent” recommends this model. “You do NOT need more things weighing you down when you travel so a lightweight stroller is a must. There isn't a ton of under storage space but there’s room for a small kids bag or tote bag’s worth of items, and the back pouch is handy for all those must-have items you want nearby (wipes, hand sanitizer, snacks, etc.).”

  • Dimensions: 20.5”L x 17.3”W x 7.1”H (folded); 33.8”L x 17.3”W x 41.7”H (unfolded)
  • Age range: newborn (with bassinet seat) to 4 years
  • Passed One-Handed Fold Test? No, but folding is still easy

testing the babyzen yoyo stroller, showing it closed and fully open

3. Delta Clutch Stroller

  • Super lightweight (12 lbs)
  • Built-in carrying strap
  • Takes up roughly the space of a grocery bag
  • Canopy is too small to really block sun
  • Handles are short for taller parents

delta children

“Clutch” is an apt name for this relatively affordable stroller—with its hand strap, it resembles an oversized clutch when folded. It’s the most compact stroller out of the ones tested, making it a great pick if you already have a full-size stroller and are just looking for something to take on road trips or flights. This small stroller got me through six months living in Florida during the pandemic, and while the wheels are a bit small and rickety for off-road terrain, it maneuvers nicely along crowded streets and walkways. It’s also well within Disney stroller requirements , making it theme park-friendly.

At 5-foot-11, I tend to hunch a bit while pushing this stroller, but my petite friends had no issues using it. You’ll have no problem squeezing onto subway cars, and you can use it as a carry-on to skip the gate-check (though, to be honest, I have no issues gate-checking gear—unless it’s raining and I forgot a cover).

  • Dimensions: 15”L x 5.9”W x 19.7”H (folded); 29.5” L x 18.5” W x 39.8” H (unfolded)
  • Age range: for children up to 50 lbs (need strong head/neck control to sit up in five-point harness)

best travel stroller testing of the delta clutch, open and closed

4. Guava Roam Crossover Stroller

  • Adjustable handlebar (from 34” to 45”)
  • Glides smoothly
  • Great turning radius
  • Wheel lock for easy jogging
  • Great on a variety of terrain
  • Heavy (28.5 lbs)

The one challenge of most jogging strollers is that you need a serious SUV—that isn’t full of other luggage—to haul them around. Not so with the Guava Roam, which folds up to be 50 percent smaller than the typical jogger, according to the brand. (And in testing, I can confirm it’s much smaller than the Bob jogger I borrowed from a friend.) Its wheels are massive, so they can handle all kinds of terrain, and the independent suspension provides a smooth ride, so your kid isn’t jostled about too much. The wheel lock on the handlebar is nice too, so you can easily secure the wheel as you get ready to run. I loved how smoothly it glides down the street, compared to other models tested, and how the adjustable handlebars—which pivot in height from 34” to 45”—allowed any of my friends and family to take it for a spin comfortably, regardless of height.

Would it be nice if it folded up even smaller? Yes. Did I have to consult the instructions, which were printed as images on the stroller itself, the first six times I used it? Yes. But all that said, it’s still the sleekest jogging stroller I’ve tried.

  • Dimensions: 29” L x 15” W x 17” H (folded); 39” L x 25” W x 43” H
  • Age range: From birth (with appropriate infant seat) to 60 lbs
  • Passed One-Handed Fold Test? Yes to folding; needed both hands to unfold

guava roam stroller testing

5. Thule Spring Stroller

  • One-hand adjustable handlebars (so parents of any height don’t hunch)
  • Multi-position seat recline
  • Heavy (23 lbs)
  • Bulky for big trips

If you want one stroller to do it all—sturdy and spacious enough to carry a kid up to 64 pounds, yet more compact than a full-size model—the Thule Spring is for you. It’s heavy duty and durable, but our reviewer, PureWow freelance editor and mom-of-one Rebecca Shapiro , noted that at 23 pounds, it may be too heavy to haul alongside luggage and a squirmy toddler in tow.  “I would be hesitant to use it on trips that I needed to carry the stroller for any significant amount of time,” she admits. However, “the one-handed fold and small footprint are amazing, and it's great to combine those conveniences with some of the things that we love about our larger, everyday stroller—unlike most travel strollers, it is smooth for both parent and child, and has some storage.”

  • Dimensions: 17.7" x 12.6" x 30" (folded); 35.2" x 23.4" x 38.6" (unfolded)
  • Age range: birth (with appropriate infant seat) to 64 lbs

best travel strollers thule testing

The Top 3 Runners Up (In Case You Want More Options)

nuna trvl lx travel stroller

Best for Nuna Devotees

6. nuna trvl lx.

  • Spacious underseat storage
  • Lightweight (14.6 lbs)
  • Adjustable leg rest for toddlers
  • Carry bag included
  • Magnetic buckle makes buckling in kids easy
  • Challenging for uneven sidewalks or cracks in the road

Nuna car seats have their own following, and fans of the brand will love its compact stroller as an alternative to a full-size stroller. Your baby can use it from birth, if you pair it with the Nuna Pipa series car seat (sold separately; no adapter needed), up until they reach 50 pounds. Plus, it features some of the bells and whistles other reviewers said they missed, like a removable and adjustable armbar, a wide canopy and adjustable leg rest for little ones. “The stroller glides very smoothly and feels lightweight without being rickety,” says PureWow Senior Food Editor and mom-of-one Katherine Gillen . “My daughter seemed very happy in it, aside from when I tried to adjust the seat recline with her in it and it jolted back—definitely made her cry with that move.” All in all, she felt it was a bit bulky for airline travel, but it makes for a solid full-size stroller alternative for families who live in crowded cities and/or small apartments, where space is at a premium.

  • Dimensions: 21” x 14.25” x 27” (folded); 21” x 32” x 45.5” (unfolded)
  • Age range: from birth (with appropriate infant seat, sold separately) to 50 lbs

testing the best travel strollers and showing how the nuna trvl lx looks closed and open

Eco-Friendly Travel Stroller

7. silver cross jet 4.

  • Lightweight (13.6 lbs)
  • Newborn lie-flat seat suitable for infants
  • Carry-on compatible

What I Don't Like:

  • Struggles with uneven terrain

silver cross

It’s a rare thing for a stroller to be so compact and yet, when unfurled, look so sleek. The Silver Cross Jet 4 features vegan leather details and anti-crease fabrics made from recycled water bottles, which contribute to its streamlined look. Each detail is designed for an on-the-go vacation lifestyle, from a brake that was created to be used with flip-flops (so you don’t jam your toes to lock it in place) to a wide, UPF50+ mesh canopy.

Our reviewer, Philadelphia mom Abby Plesser, raved about its compact size and how comfortable it was to steer around, though she noted that the small wheels could be tough for uneven terrain. “I got stuck several times on our city sidewalks with cracks, large gaps and uneven pavement. My son seems to love it—it's easy to clip him in and out, and the seat has nice padding for him,” Plesser says. “It would be great for airplane travel. I could also see it as a good option for people who live in walk-up apartments/homes and need something lighter than a traditional stroller to go up and down stairs.”

  • Dimensions: 8” x 12” x 22″ (folded); 35” x 18” x 38″ (unfolded)
  • Age range: From birth to 55 lbs
  • Passed One-Handed Fold Test? No

testing best travel strollers, like the silver cross jet 4

Most Stylish Compact Stroller

8. cybex coya stroller.

  • Carrying strap for easy toting
  • Adjustable leg rest for kids
  • Cybex car seat adapters included
  • May be too short for taller parents

Most travel strollers come in very limited colorways—three to four options is considered quite a range—but Cybex offers 25 color and frame combinations (from quiet luxury neutrals to a bold, “We the Best” tropical print collab with DJ Khaled). At 14.6 pounds, it’s relatively lightweight, and our tester had no trouble carrying it in one arm while tending to her four-month-old. (She did note that it got heavy once you attached the infant car seat.) “For such a lightweight stroller that has smaller wheels, it's surprisingly smooth on outdoor terrain,” PureWow Commerce Editor and mom-of-one Olivia Dubyak says. “I took it on a walk at a nearby park and felt that it did a very solid job at handling bumps, quick turns to avoid dips and puddles, all while riding smoothly and not seeing every bump in my child's jiggling cheeks.”

She also tested it with her 18-month-old nephew and said he was “super comfortable” and “secure” as they went on walks together. She did note, however, that he missed having a snack tray or place to hold his sippy cup.

  • Dimensions: 20.5” x 17.3” x 7.1” (folded); 31.1” x 17.3” x 38.2” (unfolded)
  • Age range: From birth (with appropriate infant seat, sold separately) to 4 years (or 55 lbs)

testing the best travel strollers and showing how the cybex coya folds up and opens

What to Look for in a Travel Stroller

As you vet options, consider:

  • Folded size: How tiny do you want it to get? If you want to use it as a carry-on, look for signs it’s IATA compatible (in general, that means it should be about 22” long, 18” wide and 10” deep when totally folded).
  • Unfolded height: Grab a measuring tape and gauge what height would be comfortable for you to push a stroller. For my petite colleagues, an unfolded height of 40” was fine, whereas in my case—I’m 5’11” with long legs, something closer to 42” or 43” was ideal. If you and your partner are varying heights, consider a model with adjustable handlebars, like the Thule Spring or Guava Roam .
  • Child size and weight requirements: Will you want to use it with an infant? If so, you’ll want an option that’s compatible with a bassinet attachment (like the YoYo) or infant car seats. If you have tall children, a super-compact model may be outgrown early. (My daughter’s legs were too long for the Delta Clutch, for example, well before she hit the 50-pound max weight.)
  • Storage: Is an under-basket bin important to you? What about a cup holder? Some of those things can be purchased separately, but it’s good to think through what you’re typically hauling, and what you won’t want to carry on your back as you travel.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best stroller for traveling by plane.

That depends on how you travel. If you pack light and would prefer not to gate-check your stroller (and risk it getting jostled as it’s packed onto the plane), opt for the Bugaboo Butterfly, Babyzen YoYo or Delta Clutch. If you don’t mind gate-checking and tend to prefer a heavier-duty stroller that can double as a luggage trolley (as I tend to do), go with the Thule Spring or Cybex Coya.

What Strollers Can Be Gate-Checked?

It’s always smart to check with your airline to see if they have specific requirements, but most strollers —even full-size ones—can be checked at the gate, provided they can be collapsed. TSA simply requires that they undergo inspection, and if they’re too large to be x-rayed, they will undergo a physical inspection.

What Baby Items Are Free to Bring on Flights?

Most airlines—such as Delta , JetBlue and United —will not charge you to gate-check a stroller, car seat or booster seat, and many do not count a diaper bag as part of your luggage allotment (provided you have an infant in arms listed on your ticket), but it’s always important to check with your carrier before booking.

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The Best Travel Strollers

The two travel strollers we recommend, the Uppababy Minu V2 and the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Stroller, standing next to each other.

By Elise Czajkowski

A good travel stroller can make the difference between a jaunty vacation and a miserable slog.

We researched dozens of travel strollers, tested seven on a variety of trips involving planes, trains, buses, and cabs, and concluded that the Uppababy Minu V2 is the best option to keep parents and tots happy. Unlike most travel strollers, you’re sacrificing very little in comfort and maneuverability with the Minu V2—which is why many people find it’s also the ideal everyday stroller.

If you’re looking for a lighter, simpler option, the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Stroller is a great budget pick.

Everything we recommend

best travel stroller for tall kid

Uppababy Minu V2

The best travel stroller.

This comfortable, sturdy travel stroller handles bumpy streets better than the competition and is easy to fold one-handed. Many parents love it for everyday use as well.

Buying Options

Budget pick.

best travel stroller for tall kid

Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Stroller

Simple and sturdy.

This less-expensive option handles rough terrain well and offers the best on-the-go napping option of all the strollers we tested.

What we looked for

Being able to quickly collapse or unfurl the stroller is crucial when traveling.

We prioritized strollers that are easy to steer one-handed over bumpy surfaces and around tight turns.

A travel stroller should be small enough to store easily, whether in a closet or a packed car trunk.

You shouldn’t need to look at the manual to relearn how to use your stroller each time you pull it out.

Neither the Minu V2 nor the City Tour 2 Stroller is compatible with any of the picks in our guide to infant car seats ; if that’s a must, the Mountain Buggy Nano (2020+) is another good option . And if putting your stroller in an overhead compartment is a priority, we recommend the Babyzen Yoyo2 Stroller .

The Uppababy Minu V2 has many features that allow it to function as a full-size stroller, including an underseat basket that holds up to 20 pounds, a simple recline option that’s good for napping, and a handy backseat pocket for storing odds and ends. Its one-hand fold is impressively simple, and of the travel strollers we tested, it has the easiest harness to adjust and the most-intuitive brakes. It also has a large, zip-out sun canopy with UPF protection. You can use it—without attachments—with children as young as 3 months, or with Uppababy’s bassinet or select car seats with newborns. A kid doesn’t officially outgrow it until they reach 50 pounds—which is often grade-school age. But at 17 pounds, it’s heavier than our budget pick.

The Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Stroller isn’t quite as simple to fold, recline, or buckle as the Minu V2, but it has the most comfortable handlebar of the travel strollers we tested, a decent canopy with UV protection, and a good amount of underseat storage (though it is harder to access than the Minu V2’s). Its large, adjustable footrest, long seat, and deep recline make it the best stroller that we tested for on-the-go naps, even for older kids (it fits kids up to 45 pounds). At 15.1 pounds, it’s a couple of pounds lighter than the Minu V2 and, unlike that stroller, comes with a travel bag.

The research

Why you should trust us, who this is for, how we picked and tested, our pick: uppababy minu v2, budget pick: baby jogger city tour 2 stroller, other good travel strollers, the competition.

I’ve been writing about strollers for Wirecutter for more than a year, and I’ve tested dozens of strollers from 16 brands in that time. For this 2023 update to our guide to travel strollers, I researched more than a dozen popular models and tested seven with my 1-year-old son.

My husband and I brought these strollers on international flights, regional trains, and local buses, and we loaded them in and out of cabs and cars of various sizes. Other Wirecutter parents tested strollers on their summer trips, and I badgered people around my neighborhood about their experiences with travel strollers.

This article builds on the work of writer Sonjia Hyon, who logged 130 miles testing nine travel strollers for an earlier version of this guide.

For many families, a travel stroller will never be necessary; for others, it may be the only stroller they ever need. In general, travel strollers are smaller and lighter than full-size strollers and fold down to fit easily in many forms of transportation.

If you don’t travel regularly, or you’re mostly visiting people who have a spare stroller, you can forgo one entirely and rely on carriers and car seats. On the other hand, I know plenty of parents who use a travel stroller as their everyday go-to; it’s a particularly good option for anyone who is living in a small space or has to carry a stroller up and down steps on a regular basis.

Travel strollers have increasingly replaced umbrella strollers as the go-to lightweight, foldable option for travelers, which became clear when we noticed brands discontinuing their umbrella strollers and making travel models instead. They are primarily distinguished by their fold; a travel stroller collapses into a more compact, suitcase shape while umbrella strollers fold into a long, golf bag shape. This extra convenience comes at a cost; travel strollers are generally much pricier. All of the so-called budget travel strollers we tested in 2023 were more expensive than the priciest model we considered for our guide to umbrella strollers .

Three travel strollers folded up and resting next to each other.

You do, of course, have to make some compromises. The travel strollers that fold the most compactly are likely to be the hardest to fold; the lightest strollers do not maneuver as well as heavier options. And all lack some features that many parents love in their full-size strollers, such as large storage baskets, reversible toddler seats, and adjustable handlebars.

If you’ve already purchased a full-size stroller that you like and are looking to add a travel stroller, you may want to look first at options from the same brand. Stroller manufacturers keep many things consistent across their lines, so you’ll find that elements like the type of brake, the style of the buckle, and the feel of the handlebar are familiar. For instance, the Uppababy Cruz V2 and Minu V2 share the same harness that’s easy to adjust and buckle, which I consider to be one of the most important elements in a good stroller.

Nine of the travel strollers we tested standing side by side.

More travel strollers are available now than when we began testing in 2018, as high-end brands have begun to offer more luxe options. We began our 2023 research by looking at the updated models of our three past picks—the Uppababy Minu V2 has replaced the original Minu, the Babyzen Yoyo2 Stroller has replaced the Yoyo+ Stroller, and the Mountain Buggy Nano (2020+) has replaced the original Nano. We also read online reviews for dozens of strollers to determine other good options to test. Based on our research, we determined that a good travel stroller is:

Easy to push and maneuver: Because a travel stroller needs to perform in a variety of environments inside and outside, we prioritized strollers that are easy to push on uneven terrain and able to maneuver through tight spaces. We only tested strollers that could be pushed and steered one-handed. I took seven strollers home and tested them several times in different conditions, including over cobblestones and uneven streets, in and out of subways, and up and down stairs. I also put them through a test course in our Long Island City, New York office, using sandbags in the toddler seat to test maneuverability and the one-handed push.

Easy to fold and unfold: A travel stroller needs to be easy to quickly fold and unfold; ideally, you should be able to collapse or unfurl a stroller while holding a squirming baby or kicking toddler. In my testing, I timed how long it took to fold and unfold each stroller and if it required one or two hands.

Easy to carry and stow: The stroller should fold down to a compact size; some even get small enough to fit into the overhead compartment on an airplane. We didn’t prioritize that ability, since different airlines and planes have different requirements, and it may be up to individual flight crews to decide if you can put a stroller in the overhead bin. We weighed each stroller ourselves, and the ones we tested ranged from 13 to 17 pounds, a close enough number that it didn’t end up being a major factor in our decision making. We also looked for strollers that have a shoulder strap or travel bag for carrying.

We liked to see that strollers had an option for clicking in an infant car seat, though neither of our picks are compatible with our best infant car-seat picks .

We also looked for a reclining seat, an easily adjustable harness, a decent-size canopy for sun protection, and an accessible underseat storage basket. I tested how easy it was to clean up food messes by smearing jam and whipped cream on all of the strollers and seeing how hard it was to remove stains with just baby wipes or fabric cleaner. Where small children go, messes follow—that’s why we devoted an entire article to  how to clean a stroller .

The Uppababy Minu V2, our pick for best travel stroller.

The Uppababy Minu V2 is an exceptionally comfortable travel stroller for children and parents. It’s similar to the previous version of the Minu, which was our top pick for years, but it improves on that model with a simpler-to-adjust harness, a bigger sun canopy, and an adjustable footrest.

I found that it was sturdy enough to maneuver on bumpy cobblestone streets, light enough for one person to haul up short flights of stairs with a child buckled in, and simple enough to fold one-handed and throw in the back of a car. It has a comfortable handlebar, ample underseat storage, a large canopy with UPF protection , and a harness that adjusts quickly and intuitively.

A folded Uppababy Minu V2 standing up on its own.

It has a fantastic one-handed fold. The Minu V2 is the only one of our picks with a one-handed fold—you slide a lever and push a button simultaneously on the handlebar, push the whole thing forward, and the stroller collapses onto itself. The unfold is also fairly simple; undo a latch on the side and pull up on the handlebar, and it all flings open. The stroller stands up pretty well on its own when folded. In our tests, we found that it took less than 10 seconds to fold or unfold the stroller.

It’s easy to carry. The Minu V2 includes a carry handle and a shoulder strap, so it’s easier to pick up for short hauls than our other pick. (Though at 17 pounds, it’s not particularly comfortable to tote around for long periods.) Uppababy also sells a travel bag that lets you access the TravelSafe program , an additional two-year warranty added onto the original product warranty that offers replacements for parts damaged during air travel.

The harness is simple. The simple plastic buckle is easy to close and open. I find the Uppababy’s harness straps to be the easiest to use of any strollers I’ve tested because the shoulder and waist straps are permanently connected (on other strollers, including the city tour 2, our budget pick, they can separate). This does mean wiggling your child’s arms in and out of the straps, which some parents find more taxing. The harness straps are also the easiest to adjust of any that we tested; simply slide the strap up and down along the back of the child’s seat to change the height, and pull on the ends of the straps to tighten or loosen.

The recline and incline function on the seat is straightforward. You simply pull down a buckle to recline and pull up on two straps to incline. It does take some effort to incline with a toddler in the seat, but none of the travel strollers that we tested were any easier.

The brakes are intuitive and easy to engage, even when you’re barefoot. Like the Uppababy Cruz V2 , a pick in our guide to full-size strollers , the Minu V2 has two brake pedals—a red to lock and a green to unlock—that are easy to engage and, based on their position, allow you to see from a distance if the stroller is locked.

It can be used for a long time and has plenty of storage. With an additional attachment, the Minu V2 can be used with the Uppababy bassinet as well as several infant car seats, making it a good option for newborns, and it can fit a child as young as three months without any accessories. The seat can hold a child up to 50 pounds, the maximum of the travel strollers we tried, and the underseat storage basket can hold up to 20 pounds, the most of any travel stroller we tested, making it popular as an everyday stroller, with good reason. It lacks some of the best features of the larger, more expensive Uppababy Cruz V2 —a reversible toddler seat, a storage basket that can handle a grocery haul, an adjustable handlebar—but it’s narrower, lighter, and faster to fold.

View of the storage pocket on the Uppababy Minu V2, showing sippy cup and a pair of sunglasses in it.

The canopy, seat fabric, and underseat basket can be removed for hand-washing. In our cleaning tests, it was hard to get stains out of the green fabric of our stroller; even after using a stain remover, we could see dark splotches on the seat.

Uppababy strollers come with a two-year limited warranty and an extra year if you register your stroller within three months of purchasing.

Flaws but not dealbreakers

The first Minu V2 that we tested held up well for several weeks of travel—and then, one day it refused to fold. We contacted Uppababy, which said this is not a known issue (although we found a few online complaints of a similar issue with the original Minu) and that anyone with this problem would be issued a new frame immediately; our replacement stroller has held up just fine so far. Given Uppababy’s reputation for good strollers, we’re fairly confident that we simply got a lemon.

At nearly 17 pounds, the Minu V2 is the heaviest of the strollers we tested. It’s also one of the largest when folded, meaning it may need to be gate-checked when boarding a plane. (Though it is larger than almost all airlines’ official requirements for on-board luggage, it may fit in the overhead bins on larger airplanes.) In our travels, it required some careful, Tetris-like finagling to squeeze it into a hatchback alongside our luggage, although one tester was able to fit it behind the driver’s seat of a sedan.

Like all of the travel strollers we tested, it sometimes requires a little shoving to get it to collapse fully. And because of the way the canopy is attached, it sometimes felt flimsy, and it occasionally popped off the frame on one side when unfolding or carrying the stroller up stairs with a child inside.

Weight: 17.3 pounds Frame dimensions: 20.5 by 36 inches (WL) Folded size: 20.5 by 23 by 13 inches (WLH) Child weight, height limit: 50 pounds, 40 inches Storage basket weight limit: 20 pounds Car seat compatibility with an adapter: Uppababy Mesa; Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30 Infant Car Seat, Mico NXT Infant Car Seat, Mico AP Infant Car Seat, and Mico Max Plus Car Seat; Nuna Pipa, Pipa Lite, Pipa Lite Lx, Pipa Lite R, Pipa Rx, and Pipa Lite Rx; the Cybex Aton, Aton 2, Aton Q, and Aton M Second child adaptability: ride-along board available for purchase Wheel diameter: front wheels 5 inches, rear wheels 6.5 inches Included accessories: bumper bar Add-on accessories: cup holder , travel bag , parent organizer , bassinet , ride-along board , snack tray , rain shield , and basket cover

The Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Stroller, our budget pick for best travel stroller.

If you’re willing to sacrifice a one-handed fold, an easily accessible storage basket, and a notably easy-to-buckle harness, the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Stroller is a remarkably solid and maneuverable stroller for its price. It handles bumpy streets and cobblestones without complaint, and I found the handlebar’s height and material more comfortable than those on the other less-expensive options we tested.

The City Tour 2 Stroller also has a large adjustable footrest that allows a young toddler to lie almost completely flat; paired with its built-in UV 50+ sun canopy, it’s a great option if on-the-go naps are a priority. For many parents, the best thing about this stroller is that it doesn’t feature anything too noteworthy or fussy; it’s a simple stroller that just works.

The fold is simple, but it requires two steps and both hands. Slide a lever and push a button to fold down the handlebar, then pull up on a strap on the inside of the seat to collapse the whole thing. (If you have the adjustable footrest up, you need to put it down for maximum compactness.) To unfold, undo a latch on the side and click it all into place. In our testing, it took about 10 seconds to fold the stroller (including lowering the footrest) and about 7 seconds to unfold.

The buckle has five pieces but stays together well. The shoulder and waist straps on each side click together, which allows you to simply slide your child’s arm through the shoulder straps rather than attach five separate pieces. One tester found that these pieces tended to separate when her toddler was getting out of the stroller, requiring her to clip them again the next time. But the straps remain snug once buckled. Reclining and inclining the seat is simple—pinch a clamp and pull down on the seat to recline, then pinch the same clamp and push up to incline. As with all of the travel strollers we tested, inclining can be a challenge with larger children.

The underseat basket can easily hold a day’s worth of stuff. The underseat basket holds 15 pounds—not as much as our top pick, but more than most of the strollers we tested.

A person carrying the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Stroller in the travel bag.

The seat fabric of the City Tour 2 Stroller can be machine washed; other parts should be hand-washed. In our cleaning tests, we found that food wiped easily off of the black fabric, and any lingering smudges disappeared with stain remover. Unfortunately, we can’t say if this was due to the dark color or the fabric itself, but this stroller only comes in black (you can also buy a blue-green, special-edition model that’s about $100 more) while the Minu V2 comes in many colors.

It also comes with a travel bag, which adds another layer of protection if you’re gate-checking a bag or putting the stroller away for long-term storage.

Baby Jogger strollers come with a lifetime warranty for manufacturer defects on the frame, and a one-year limited warranty on the fabrics. And though it doesn’t offer the same sort of TravelSafe program as Uppababy, the company said they “are always willing to help our customers where we can with damaged goods.”

The canopy can be hard to unfurl. The peekaboo window is secured with Velcro, which means it could wake up a sleeping child when undone. (The peekaboo flap can also be held open with a button.) The single brake pedal must be pushed up from the bottom to unlock, which is tricky if you’re barefoot or in open-toe shoes; the Minu V2’s two pedals are easier to use. And though the City Tour 2 Stroller does come with a travel bag, the stroller itself doesn’t feature a shoulder strap for carrying.

The seat’s most upright position is somewhat reclined. As with other Baby Jogger strollers that we’ve tested, the seat is never fully upright, which can be frustrating for a bigger kid who wants to look around (or a parent who doesn’t want a toddler to nap). The harness can be a challenge to adjust—the waist straps in particular take some time—and to change the height of the shoulder strap, you need to rethread the straps through the back of the toddler seat, which can’t be done with a child in the stroller. Unlike the Minu V2, the back of the seat doesn’t have a pocket for small items.

The stroller does not stand on its own when folded. It always needed to be propped against a wall or laid down flat. And I found that I sometimes smashed my hand when pushing down to make sure that it was folded as compactly as possible. The stroller also doesn’t have a mechanism for the whole stroller to stay attached to itself when folded; if you grab the handlebar when the stroller is folded, it will pull away from the body.

A folded Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Stroller lying down flat.

At 5 foot 2, one tester found it was difficult to fold the handlebar down and needed to stabilize the stroller by putting her foot on the underseat basket for leverage; at 5 foot 7, I didn’t have the same issue.

Weight: 15.1 pounds Frame dimensions: 20 by 39 inches (WL) Folded size: 20 by 22.5 by 9.5 inches (WLH) Child weight, height limit: 45 pounds, 40 inches Storage basket weight limit: 15 pounds Car seat compatibility with an adapter: Baby Jogger City Go Infant Car Seat, City Go 2 Infant Car Seat, and City Go Air Infant Car Seat; Graco SnugRide SnugLock 35 Elite and SnugRide SnugLock 35 Platinum Second child adaptability: stroller cannot be adapted; City Tour 2 Double Stroller is also available, but we have not tested it yet Wheel diameter: front wheels 5 inches, rear wheels 6 inches Included accessories: travel bag Add-on accessories: belly bar , parent console , and weather shield

If you need or want to travel with a car seat: The Mountain Buggy Nano (2020+) is equipped with a universal car seat adapter—a genius feature that all stroller companies should adopt. Not only can you use many infant car seats with the nano—including any of our infant car seat picks —but it works with lightweight toddler car seats and convertible travel car seats like the Cosco Scenera Next Convertible Car Seat , which we recommend as the best convertible car seat for travel .

But the canopy rests against the handlebar when closed, making the stroller uncomfortable to push for long periods, especially in the heat. It also has finicky harness straps that never felt tight enough and a brake that’s easy to trip accidentally.

If a stroller that fits in most overhead compartments is crucial: Consider the Babyzen Yoyo2 Stroller , which has the smallest fold of any of the strollers we tested. It meets the International Air Transport Association standards for carry-on bags, and I’ve seen people putting it in the overhead bins on several flights—even though at 17.3 inches wide, it is wider than the official width limit of 14 inches on many airlines. The fabric was also the easiest to wipe clean of every stroller we tested.

But its multistep folding mechanism is frustrating; it involves pushing a button and pulling a handle underneath the seat, which means crouching down and feeling around for the right spots. It’s also difficult to push and steer in a hurry; in our tests, it veered off course easily when pushing one-handed. And the front tires had a tendency to spin uncontrollably after hitting a bump, creating a drag that took a few seconds to correct.

This is not a comprehensive list of everything we tested in previous iterations of this guide; it only includes strollers that are still available for sale.

The 16-pound Bugaboo Butterfly is well made and easy to maneuver, but multiple testers said they found the handlebar uncomfortable to push, particularly on hills. I also found that I sometimes struggled to get it unlocked and unfolded in a hurry—an important feature of a travel stroller.

At about $500, the nearly 16-pound Nuna Trvl is the most expensive travel stroller that we tested, and it has some excellent features, including the simplest fold we saw on any travel stroller. But it is very large when folded with the belly bar attached, and when the canopy is closed, it covers the handlebar, making it uncomfortable to push.

The dual handlebars of the Summer Infant 3Dlite Convenience Stroller , our umbrella stroller pick , make it nearly impossible to push one-handed—an important feature if you’re traveling by yourself and need your other hand for carrying other items. If you don’t mind using two hands and relying on a simpler but less maneuverable stroller than those recommended in this guide, you can save money by using an umbrella stroller over a travel model.

The Zoe the Traveler is only 13 pounds and has some nice features, including a parent cup holder, but it didn’t maneuver as well as I’d like. I struggled to push it off the subway, and it nearly tipped forward from a small, uneven bump in the sidewalk. It was also one of the hardest strollers to unfold.

We tested the 11-pound Zoe XL1 Best in 2018 (which has since been renamed The Tour+) and dismissed it after finding it harder to push and maneuver than other travel strollers we tested. It would frequently stop suddenly, causing the parent to pitch forward.

The 9.5 pound GB Pockit Air All-Terrain and the 13-pound GB Pockit+ All-City were dismissed because they didn’t feel sturdy.

The Kolcraft Cloud Plus Stroller was dismissed because it did not feel durable, was challenging to maneuver, and didn’t have a working lock.

This article was edited by Rachel Hurn and Kalee Thompson.

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Any parent who has dared to travel alone with a small child knows how essential it is to have a high-quality stroller. A stroller can make or break a trip through the airport, and it really comes in handy when rushing through security and to a gate. But standard strollers are often too bulky for air travel —or they’re just too nice to risk handing over to the baggage handlers—which is why having a dedicated travel stroller can make all the difference. We tested more than 40 compact strollers in our labs to find you the very best to take on your next trip.

In early December 2023, Bugaboo and the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of the Bugaboo Dragonfly, a standard stroller that is not on this travel stroller list. When in parent-facing mode, the seat of this stroller may be unfolded incorrectly so that it the back rest is at a negative incline, posing an injury risk for infants. The recall is only for 1,200 Dragonfly strollers purchased in the U.S. and Canada before June 27, 2023. For a list of recalled serial numbers and instructions for getting a replacement seat, visit the CPSC or Bugaboo.com . We've tested the strollers on this list in our lab and at home, updating it immediately if our long-term testers discover any damage or possible risks to children.

Before selecting a travel stroller, you should make sure it’s durable, portable, maneuverable, lightweight, and worth your money (these strollers range in price from $100 to $500). Plus, it should be comfortable and practical to use when you get to your destination. We assembled, wheeled, turned, pushed, dropped, and folded each stroller to find which met our standards. We also spoke to Betty Choi, M.D., a pediatrician and mother of two, to get her insight into what qualities to look for in a stroller. 

Finally, to make this list of the best travel strollers, we made sure that most of these would be easy to use with one hand, so that parents carrying a bag or baby would be able to maneuver it throughout their journey with one less thing to worry about. 

Our Favorites

  • Best Overall: Bugaboo Butterfly
  • Best Overall Runner-Up: GB Qbit+ All City

Best Budget: babyGap Classic Stroller

  • Best Comfort: Uppababy Minu V2
  • Best Luxury: Nuna TRVL Stroller
  • Lightest: Contours Itsy
  • Best Double: Uppababy G-Link 2
  • Best for Air Travel: Munchkin Sparrow
  • Best for Car Travel: Baby Jogger City Tour 2
  • Best for City Travel: Babyzen YOYO2

Best Overall: Bugaboo Butterfly Stroller

Why We Like It: A spacious, padded seat, generous cargo space, and excellent maneuverability all fold up into carry-on size. 

But Take Note: Be sure to fold up the footrest if you check this on a plane, as it’s not as durable as the rest of the stroller. 

Some high-end strollers are just charging you for the label, but others, like the Bugaboo Butterfly, really do deliver in terms of quality, convenience, and extra features for your money. It doesn’t just look good. It truly impressed us in all of our tests, as well as in the real world, when our editor took it for a spin to Puerto Rico and back. Note: The Butterfly is not the model Bugaboo recently recalled because of a seat issue .

While it’s a very compact stroller, when opened, it offers plenty of seating space for your baby or toddler. As part of the very quick assembly process, you attach fabric padding to this seat for extra comfort, not to mention easier cleaning. The sun canopy extends fully with a zip-open mesh segment, giving baby protection and a cool breeze. And speaking of which, that machine-washable fabric didn’t make a toddler very hot when he sat in it on his tropical vacation. Unlike a lot of other travel strollers, this model doesn’t sacrifice cargo space to get it down to travel size. The back of the under-seat basket is spring loaded, so you can push it down to stuff a backpack or diaper bag inside, and it will pop back up to secure the contents. It’s also got a fully extendable footrest, which doubles as a handle when the stroller is folded up. Unfortunately, when our editor wound up checking this stroller on her flight, she left this footrest/handle out, and baggage handlers managed to snap the thing right off. (Bugaboo offers a four-year warranty, but it won’t cover airline damage.) The footrest appears to be more vulnerable to breakage than the rest of the frame, which looks and feels thicker and more solid. 

To avoid that kind of airline mishap, you can also fit this little guy into most overhead compartments as your carry-on. That is, after you take advantage of its simple folding process—which we weren’t exactly able to do one-handed at first, just because the two buttons at the handlebar were a bit hard to press, but we still loved how swiftly it shrunk down into itself. There’s a strap for lugging it around hands-free on your shoulder, and at 16 pounds, that’s pretty doable for most parents used to playing pack mule, for short distances, at least.

The Butterfly moved like butter over various surfaces in the lab, even rocks and fake grass, taking sharp turns with very little effort, too. The small wheels mean this isn’t exactly a rugged, all-terrain stroller, and a baby will get a bit jostled if you’re going over gravel or cobblestones in your travels, but since it’s so light you’ll both get through those tough surfaces just fine!

The Details:

  • Size open: 36.42 x 17.72 x 40.31 inches
  • Size folded: 17.72 x 9.06 x 21.26 inches
  • Weight: 16 pounds

Best Overall Runner-Up: gb Qbit+ All City Stroller

Why We Like It: This is an incredibly comfortable stroller that maneuvers smoothly and folds up easily. 

But Take Note: It’s heavier than some others we tested and doesn’t have a shoulder strap. 

This travel stroller landed near the top in our testing because it’s comfortable, easily maneuverable, portable, and durable—which are some of the most important criteria when shopping for a travel stroller. We found this stroller to be easy to close and fold with one hand, by pressing down on the two buttons. The shoulder straps are comfortably padded and meet at a buckle that we didn't mind in the lab, though it later proved a bit tricky in the real world when we wrangled an impatient child into it. It features a padded seat that reclines nearly all the way back, revealing breathable mesh at the top, so kids can comfortably nap while in transit. With the adjustable footrest in the straight-out position, this is also suitable for a newborn, if you’d rather leave the car seat and adapter at home. Keep in mind that the canopy provides pretty good coverage, but doesn’t extend as far as the Nuna TRVL or the Uppababy Minu V2. 

This stroller has enough storage space to hold a medium-size backpack, which also makes it useful during travel. With all-wheel suspension, it maneuvered easily over different terrain like gravel, wood, and carpet in the lab. In fact, we barely noticed a difference when transitioning from carpet to gravel. Though it drives comfortably, keep in mind that the handlebar isn’t adjustable, and it doesn’t come with a cup holder.

A huge point in the Qbit’s favor is that at $380, it’s about $70 less than the Bugaboo Butterfly and the Uppababy Minu V2. But it’s also a bit heavier than some of the others we tested, doesn’t have a shoulder strap, and might not fit in all overhead compartments. 

  • Size open: 33 x 17 x 42 inches 
  • Size folded: 17 x 10 x 23 inches 
  • Weight: 17.6 pounds
  • Age range: Birth up to 55 pounds

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Why We Like It: It’s got the convenience and price of an umbrella stroller, but it doesn’t feel rickety and it looks so cute.

But Take Note: The light-colored fabrics may not stay in pristine condition for long.

Umbrella strollers are no one’s favorite mode of conveyance, as they typically sacrifice style and comfort for cost and the ability to collapse into a small package that you won’t care terribly about breaking or losing. But in our testing, we were able to find a few that we genuinely liked for reasons beyond their near disposability. This model from Gap, made by Delta Children, surprised us by not just looking cute. The gray-and-white striped fabric—very Gap!—is part of its appeal, however, and it’s made from recycled water bottles. (It also comes in pink-and-white stripes, black camo, and navy camo.) 

This inexpensive stroller has some thoughtful features: The canopy fully shades a child, though it doesn’t have a peekaboo window. It reclines enough for a toddler’s nap, but does not have a footrest. The five-point harness buckles at three points, has removable padding, and doesn’t have to be rethreaded to adjust. The two handles have faux leather covers that feel good to hold, and it comes with a fabric caddy to hold the grown-up’s small belongings, a water bottle, and a cup or bottle for the kid as well. You can squeeze a diaper bag into the cargo area—it’s about the size you expect from an umbrella stroller. Our one concern about the design is that we’re not sure how long the whiter parts of the fabric will stay looking white. 

We were truly surprised by how good it felt to push this stroller around on different terrain, given that it doesn’t have fancy shock absorption or other luxury features. There was none of the telltale rattling of an umbrella stroller, and it’s so lightweight that we could manage stairs and curbs without much inconvenience. 

To fold, you lift a lock in the back, push a lever on the bottom right side, and push the whole thing forward. We found the lock that keeps it folded is a bit finicky, and could totally see someone breaking a nail unlocking it one day, so watch out for that. Still, it has a well-placed strap for carrying and weighs only 15 pounds. We can imagine it being a great second stroller that you can take on trains, pack in the trunk, and even gate-check on planes. 

  • Size open: 20.7 x 31.50 x 42.9 inches
  • Size folded: 12 x 44 x 11 inches
  • Weight: 15 pounds

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Best Comfort: UPPAbaby MINU V2 Stroller

Why We Like It: Plush padding, a sun shade, and an almost-flat recline make this perfect for stroller naps.

But Take Note: It’s too large for many overhead compartments, and you may want to buy a separate travel bag to protect it when flying.

For a comfortable ride for both parent and baby, the Uppababy Minu V2 is one of your best bets. It’s one of a few on this list (like the Bugaboo Butterfly, for example) that could serve as your only stroller, too. Stroller naps are essential when traveling—it buys grown-ups so much more sightseeing time!— and this spacious seat reclines pretty far and features extra padding to make those naps last longer. They’ll stay cool, too, because that canopy unzips to an almost horizontal level for great sun coverage, with a mesh peekaboo window for extra air flow. For the adult behind the wheels, there’s a padded leather handle bar that doesn’t adjust but is at a good height for tall and short people alike. Though it doesn’t come with a cup holder or caddy, there is a pocket behind the seat where you can stash a water bottle and phone, and the storage basket is large and spacious, holding up to 20 pounds, which makes it easy to tote a backpack or diaper bag. 

You and your kiddo might even remain comfortable when navigating bumpy ground, thanks to four-wheel suspension, or weaving in and out of crowds, as we found it took sharp turns easily (even one-handed!). And when it’s time to get in the car, walk up stairs to a train, or get on the plane, this ride folds up quickly. We found it did take a little practice (and for some, two hands) to press the two buttons on the handle to trigger the folding process, but then it collapses down on its own. 

It stays upright when folded, and you can pick it up by a handle or the attached padded strap. But beware that it weighs about 17 pounds and it probably won’t fit in overhead compartments of smaller planes. You may also want to invest in Uppababy’s travel bag , because it includes insurance against damage to the stroller by the airline, once you enroll in the TravelSafe program. 

  • Size open: 35.5 x 20.3 x 41 inches
  • Size folded: 12.5 x 20.3″ x 23 inches (with bumper bar)
  • Weight: 16.9 pounds

Best Luxury: Nuna Trvl Lightweight Stroller

Why We Like it: It easily reclines and maneuvers smoothly. 

But Take Note:  The bumper bar can be a pain to take on and off when you're in a hurry.

Here’s a peek inside our testing process: It’s kind of great for editors who are in the market for these products ourselves. We were all heart eyes when we beheld the Nuna TRVL, and one of us immediately called it to take home for long-term testing. This is a luxurious travel stroller whose comfort, functionality, and efficiency rival that of an everyday stroller. It had one of the smoothest rides out of any of the strollers we tested—we felt no difference when traversing hardwood, tile, and shag carpet. The seat is easy to recline with one hand and an adjustable calf rest adds extra comfort. Because it does not go all the way flat, this stroller on its own is inappropriate for a newborn, but if you purchase a Nuna Pipa car seat, you won’t need an adapter for it. The leatherette on the handle and bumper bar is both attractive and nicely cushioning. We love that the water repellant, UPF 50+ canopy provides shade with the option to open multiple mesh windows. 

Besides the fact that it just looks good, the real wow factor with the TRVL is that it actually folds itself for you with just the push of a button. It also fits into the overhead bin of most planes. Its under-seat compartment is large enough to fit a backpack or diaper bag, so it’s a great option if you’re carrying multiple other bags for your trip. There’s no shoulder strap, but the bumper bar works as a great handle when the stroller is folded—which is a good thing because the hassle of removing and reattaching that bar is one of our main complaints about the stroller in the real world. While it comes with its own travel bag, it digs into your shoulders after a long walk through the airport. Though the brand says that the TRVL weighs 13.6 pounds, that’s not counting the canopy and arm bar, which make it actually 15.4 pounds. That’s lighter than the other luxury strollers on this list but heavier than, say, the Contours Itsy and the Munchkin Sparrow.

You also can’t ignore that while this is one of the most comfortable, maneuverable, and well-designed strollers we tested, it’s one of the most expensive. 

  • Size open: 20.5 x 26 x 41 inches
  • Size folded: 20.25 x 27.25 x 11 inches
  • Weight: 15.4 pounds
  • Age range: Birth (with car seat) to 50 pounds

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Lightest: Contours Itsy Lightweight Stroller

Why We Like It: Not only is it light, but it folds up one-handed into something you could fit in a backpack.

But Take Note: It lacks storage space and doesn’t recline, and we suspect bigger kids won’t find it super comfy.

For many of us, when we say we want a travel stroller, we don’t want all the bells and whistles and aren’t looking to replace our everyday wheels. What we really want is the very lightest, most compact stroller that can take our kid from point to point, and then all but disappear until the next time we need it. That is what the Contours Itsy is. It is possibly the lightest stroller we’ve ever used, and with just one hand, we could pack it up into the size of a grocery bag and lift it—still one-handed!—into an overhead compartment. And we could probably even do that while holding a wiggly toddler!

This is a very inexpensive stroller, at just $170 at this writing, so you’re not getting luxury. But you are getting a stroller with a safe five-point harness, a removable bumper bar, and suspension in the front wheels to help it navigate some minor city bumps. There’s a UPF 50+ canopy with a very breezy mesh window in the back, and it will shade most toddlers, though we wish it extended just a tad further so that shorter kids could get its full benefit. The seat has a bit of a footrest, but it does not recline. It does not fit a full-size diaper bag in the cargo space, and there are no cup holders or caddies. All of that takes up space, and that’s not what the Itsy is here for!

After putting together a whole lot of strollers over the course of many tests, we really appreciated that this came right out of the box fully assembled. All that was left to do was attach the bumper bar. Folding it is almost just as effortless, with just the press of one button!

The stroller didn’t maneuver quite as smoothly as some of the other compact strollers in our test—it was even beat out by the cheaper babyGap Classic—and we got a bit annoyed by the way the single brake takes a good push to engage, and it also caught on the stairs when we were pulling it up and down. Another downside is that it’s got a lower weight capacity (40 pounds) than many other strollers and doesn’t look very comfortable for bigger kids. Still, at this price, you’ll be happy that it’s going to achieve the exact thing you want it to do.

  • Size open: 32 x 18.20 x 39 inches
  • Size folded: 10.5 x 11 x 22 inches
  • Weight: 12.3 pounds

Best Double: Uppababy G-Link V2 Stroller

Why We Like It: With padded, adjustable straps and a compact build, this umbrella stroller is comfortable and easy to maneuver with two kiddos.

But Take Note: Since it’s naturally larger than the single options, you’ll have to gate-check it on the plane.

Traveling with two children requires a special type of stroller—one that can keep both content enough to stay put, and maybe even handle a bumpy ride while they're strapped in. That’s why we love the Uppababy G-Link 2, it’s a sizable double stroller that maneuvers with the lightweight ability of a single stroller. It has all the features that make a parent’s life easier, like a cup holder, storage pockets, easy buckle and adjustable shoulder straps. Two extendable UPF 50+ sun shades and adjustable recline make it cozy for the kids, too. Four sets of wheels (instead of the six of some other double models) make it easy to turn and maneuver, and our testers found that it did so with ease over different types of terrain.  

This stroller excelled in our comfort and maneuverability tests, but it lacked in terms of portability. Despite the larger size, it’s still easy to fold up with one hand and can stand up when folded. Since it holds two children, it’s not as compact as some of the others, so you’ll definitely have to gate-check it. Although it has a handle, it does not have a shoulder strap, so there’s no hands-free carrying option, either. Still, when you’re traveling with more than one child, you’re probably going to keep them strapped in for as long as possible.

  • Size open: 28.25 x 25 x 41 inches 
  • Size folded: 17.5 x 40 x 14 inches
  • Weight: 22 pounds

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Best for Air Travel: Munchkin Sparrow Stroller

Why We Like It: It’s got one of the most compact folds and comes with its own carrying bag.

But Take Note: There’s basically no canopy or storage area on this stroller.

You may giggle a little upon seeing the Munchkin Sparrow in person for the first time—it’s as silly and bird-like as the name implies. And like its namesake bird, this is no fancy showpiece. This is the stroller for the person whose top priority is being able to fold it into a teeny-tiny carrying bag and pop it into the overhead bin with zero arguments from any flight attendants. 

Like the Contours Itsy, the super-compact size of this means it arrives in the box fully assembled. You place the wheels side up, press two little buttons on the handle, and it pops right open. It folds back just the same, too. And then it fits in the very conveniently included carrying bag. 

It’s a few ounces heavier than the Contours and slightly more expensive, and we find that what it passes off as a shade canopy is kind of insulting. (Maybe your kid will get shade at noon.) There’s only the merest hint of a cargo space, too. We were unimpressed by how it handled curbs and bumpy surfaces. On the other hand, the seat is a bit bigger than the Itsy, and the stroller can hold a kid until they weigh 55 pounds. Still, parents who frequently fly solo with a kid, or not-solo with multiple children, might be quite relieved to have an option like this for their journeys.

  • Size open: 39 × 18.5 × 28 inches
  • Size folded: 15 x 14 x 6.25 inches
  • Weight: 12.8 pounds

Best for Car Travel: Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Stroller

Why We Like It: Exceptional maneuverability, easy to recline seats, and padded straps make this a comfortable ride for parents and baby, but it packs up small to fit in the trunk of a car.

But Take Note: It does not fit in an overhead bin, and not everyone loves its utilitarian look.

For a stroller that maneuvers well and compacts into a small, convenient package that slides easily into a trunk or backseat, try the Baby Jogger City Tour 2. This easy-to-use stroller is built to keep babies and toddlers happy: It reclines far and has padded shoulder and crotch straps, plus the built-in, solid footrest can withstand the kicks of those bigger riders. The canopy goes down nicely to provide lots of coverage, with a peekaboo window to check on your kiddo. 

Though you have to push two buttons, you can fold and unfold it with one hand. Once folded, tote it by the attached strap or use the included carrying bag. Though it doesn’t fit into an overhead bin, it’s a great option for packing on car trips. It takes up considerably less room than a standard stroller would—which is particularly convenient when packing a crowded car. 

In testing, the City Tour 2 was up there with our top picks in terms of maneuverability over bumps and around tight turns. It looks and feels sturdier than most of the ultra-compact options, but it weighs less than 15 pounds. This stroller doesn’t look luxe, or even very cute, but many caregivers who know the mess, wear, and tear kids can inflict on a stroller will call that a plus.

The Details :

  • Size open: 20 x 26 x 40 inches 
  • Size folded: 19.5 x 7 x 22.5 
  • Weight: 14.5 pounds
  • Age range: Newborn (with car seat) up to 45 pounds

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Best for City Travel: Babyzen YOYO2 Stroller

Why We Like It: This folds up into a really small, convenient package, and handles city streets so well.

But Take Note: You need two hands to fold it up, and it’s not great on rougher terrain. 

Strollers are incredibly bulky when you live in a small apartment, so it’s important for city dwellers to find one that won’t take up too much space when not in use. And if you’re visiting a city on vacation, you’ll feel the same. This option from Babyzen is great for city life because it’s incredibly portable and folds up into a small, convenient package you can stash just about anywhere. It’s also more narrow than most, so it can weave through the crowds on sidewalks. This is why it’s been dominating the streets of Brooklyn for the past few years. 

Of course the stroller’s key feature is how small it is, both narrow when in use and compact when fully folded. But its seat is surprisingly roomy and nicely padded for a child, even if it’s lacking an extended footrest. The storage area is small, too, though we like that it’s easily accessible. Those are some of the sacrifices necessary for its folding size. Folding is not a one-handed process, but unfolding is. A padded shoulder strap allows for hands-free carrying of this 14 pound stroller, so you can get up and down those subway stairs, or in and out of buses, while carrying your kid. It fit nicely into the mock overhead bin in our test, too.

We emphasize that this is a city stroller because while it was so good at weaving in and out of cones in our obstacle course, it wasn’t so great on rough surfaces. Another drawback is the price. When you’ve purchased the frame and its “color pack”—that’s the canopy and the fabric that goes over the seat, which the brand unfortunately sells separately —it ends up costing between $400 and $470, depending on your color choice. You can choose between the 0+ color pack, which is suitable for newborns lying flat, and the 6+ color pack made for 6 months old and up, and both of these are machine washable. (You can also buy a bassinet , but that won’t fold up with the rest of the stroller like the newborn back does.) We find this separate fabric system a little confusing, but it does make it quite nice if you want to switch up the colors for a second child, or even if you’re buying it second-hand.

  • Size open: 33.80 x 17.3 x 41.7 inches
  • Size folded: 20.5 x 17.3 x 7.1 inches
  • Weight: 13.7 pounds

Best With Car Seat: Doona Convertible Infant Car Seat Stroller System

Why We Like It: This car seat with wheels saves you the step of switching from one set of wheels to another.

But Take Note: Your kid will outgrow it quickly.

When we first tested this funny stroller in 2022, we swore we were never going to tell readers you should spend more than $500 on something you might be using for less than a year. Since then, we have had so, so many city (and some suburban) parents tell us that they love their Doonas and didn’t regret the purchase for an instant, that we had to give it a second chance. After all, it isn’t just a stroller. It’s more of a car seat that grew legs and wheels. And for those few months in which your baby fits into an infant car seat, it’s actually a really streamlined way to travel.

When it's in stroller mode, the baby faces you (like they would in an infant seat attached to a stroller), but they'll be much lower to the ground than you’d typically keep an infant. Still, the handle reaches high enough that it’s comfortable for adults to push. And compared to most car seat travel systems, this is a really smooth, easy ride. What’s more, if you wind up having to take stairs on your journey, you can fold up the wheels (while the baby’s still in it!) and carry it as you would any car seat. (The combined weight of a baby plus the seat’s 17 pounds isn’t exactly going to be light, but it’s doable.) 

Inside, your baby is snug and certifiably safe in a typical car seat harness, surrounded by fabric that’s breathable and machine washable. And you don’t have to remove them from that cozyness when it’s time to get in the car. Instead, you’ll have two hands free to collapse the whole thing down into a car seat. It comes with a LATCH car seat base you can leave in your car. But Doona’s whole concept is even more attractive to people who wind up taking taxis, car services, or friends’ cars in between places where they’ll be walking a lot. 

Because it’s less of a stroller than a car seat, there are a few things missing here. For one, the canopy isn’t very big, though you can purchase a more complete sunshade separately . And for another, it has zero storage. You’ll just have to carry that diaper bag, or delicately drape it over the handle (against expert advice, mind you) and hope it doesn’t tip the whole thing over. 

Back to the question of whether this is worth your investment. Infant car seats can cost anywhere from $100 to $500, so if you were already going to spring for the high-end models, you could consider this a reasonable amount to spend on a two-for-one item (especially when most infant car seats are in the $300 range). Many parents we know also either resold their Doonas, or passed them along to friends and family members, because in such a short period of time, they saw little wear and tear. If you consider this a kind of short-term heirloom, or the start of a Sisterhood of the Traveling Stroller, it may be worth your money.

  • Size open: 17.4 x 32.3 x 39 inches
  • Size folded: 17.4 x 26 x 22.4 inches
  • Weight: 17 pounds
  • Age range : Birth to 35 pounds (or 32 inches tall)

Parents / Dera Burreson

Smoothest Ride: Silver Cross Jet 3 Super Compact Stroller

Silver Cross

Why We Like It: It maneuvers like a dream over various terrain, and we loved rolling it like a suitcase folded up.

But Take Note: It’s sorely lacking in storage space.

We’ve tested a lot of Silver Cross strollers in the past year, and most wound up being very pretty to look at, but not much else. We were happy to discover that the Jet 3 broke the mold. This is a luxury stroller you can fit in most overhead compartments and also enjoy pushing around town. In testing, it was smooth as silk, maneuvering through our obstacle course and over grass and gravel. We didn’t even mind bumping it up and down stairs! And when it’s folded up, we got a real kick out of how much it looks and feels like a fancy rolling carry-on bag, as the leatherette bumper bar becomes the handle.

Silver Jet doesn’t skimp on looks—and you can even spend an extra $50 to get the black version with rose-gold details, which is to say, this is for parents and caregivers who want to look good too. On a more practical level, we’re fans of the magnetic buckle on the five-point harness. The seat reclines completely flat, and there’s an adjustable footrest. Unlike most travel strollers, you can use this from birth, letting the baby lie flat and pulling up this bit of stretchy fabric up and over the footrest to make it resemble a mini bassinet. The canopy is generous, though not quite as much as the Uppababy Minu V2. The one true and unmissable design flaw here is the cargo area, which is difficult to access and would barely fit a diaper bag. 

Folding this stroller takes two hands to get it into its most compact position. It comes with a protective travel cover that has a pocket into which you can store the bumper bar when it’s time to stash the whole thing into the trunk or your overhead bin. It doesn’t fold as small as the Yoyo2 or the Munchkin Sparrow, but it’s more compact than the Bugaboo Butterfly and the Nuna TRVL, which are priced about the same.

  • Size open: 35.43 x 17.7 x 39.5 inches
  • Size folded: 7.08 x 11.81 x 21.65 inches
  • Weight: 13.6 pounds
  • Age range : Birth to 55 pounds

Our Testing Process

To find the best travel strollers available, we evaluated each product to assess a number of attributes like design, portability, maneuverability, and durability. To start, we weighed and measured each stroller to determine how compact it is when folded compared to how large it is when expanded. Next, we assessed how easy the stroller is to fold. When traveling with a child, parents often have to maneuver through an airport, security line, or plane aisle while holding a baby, so we wanted to find the strollers you can fold with one hand. We assessed the individual features of each stroller's design, like adjustable handle height, seat level, canopies, storage, and cup holders. To evaluate portability, we folded up each stroller and tried to pick it up, carried it up and down stairs, and lifted it over our heads into an overhead compartment. We observed handle placement and took note of overall convenience. To test maneuverability, we wheeled the stroller around cones, over hard floor, carpet, fake grass, and gravel. Lastly, we dropped the strollers multiple times from shoulder height and knocked them off a table to evaluate durability. We considered what shape the strollers were in to start with and observed any dents, scratches, or changes to function after putting them through our durability test. 

We also spoke to board certified pediatrician Betty Choi, M.D. , author of “Human Body Learning Lab,” to get a better sense of the safety requirements to consider when buying a travel stroller.

Other Notable Travel Strollers

  • Gb Pockit Air All-Terrain : This stroller is easy to fold and surprisingly maneuverable, but it lacks some of the additional features that are important for a comfortable ride. It has little storage and no padding, and its canopy is all but ineffective. Its tiny size impressed us, though!
  • Chicco Liteway : This is a great lightweight umbrella stroller for the price, and it’s a decent alternative to the babyGap Classic on this list. It’s really just a matter of aesthetics. 

Factors to Consider

Size and weight.

Travel strollers should be lightweight and small, above all else, in order to be useful to families on the road. But how light and how small is an individual decision.

“While the lightest strollers will be easier to carry, the tradeoff might be other features like storage space and seat comfort,” Dr. Choi tells us. “Therefore, the best travel stroller depends on where the family is going to use it and how many kids will be riding the stroller.”

Whether you’re traveling by car, train, or plane, travel strollers will need to be packed at some point. Before selecting a travel stroller, assess what type of travel you plan to do. If you plan to travel by plane, make sure the travel stroller can either fit in an overhead bin or withstand abuse by baggage handlers. If you choose the former, make sure it’s light enough to lift over your head. For car trips, you can go slightly bigger, but make sure the stroller can fit in your trunk or passenger seat. 


Portability is particularly important when selecting an efficient travel stroller. If you plan to travel alone, assess whether or not the stroller can be folded and carried with one hand. When collapsed, does it easily lock? In addition to the folding system, make sure to look out for handles, carrying straps, or bags. Portability is one of the key differences between a standard stroller and a travel stroller, so be sure to keep it top of mind when considering which product is best for you. 

Comfort and Design

Although most travel strollers aren’t as big, luxurious, and plush as a standard stroller, they should still be comfortable. Naps are usually taken on-the-go when traveling, so it’s important to find a stroller that your little one will feel comfortable sleeping in. If you’ll be traveling in different types of weather, assess whether or not the stroller has a sun canopy or mesh window to encourage air flow. 

“Young children, especially those with fair skin, are prone to sunburns,” Dr. Choi reminds us. “Consider the size of the canopy and how much shade it can provide for your child.”

For your own comfort, note whether or not the stroller has storage or cup holders, both of which could make your life easier when bustling through a busy airport or train station. Make sure the handlebar is at an appropriate height so you can easily push it without hunching over. 

Like most kids’ gadgets, strollers can come with a hefty price tag. The strollers we tested ranged in price from $110 to $500. If you’re purchasing a travel stroller as your main stroller, you might be inclined to spend a bit more and invest in a product that has extra features. If you’re purchasing a streamlined second stroller for occasional use, a more budget-friendly option might be better suited to you. 

How to Use a Travel Stroller Safely 

Strap in securely .

Operate a travel stroller with the same level of care and consideration as any other baby gear you use. Before using the stroller, read the user manual, particularly instructions related to safety. Be sure to understand the strap system, and always double check that your child is securely strapped into the harness straps according to the manufacturer’s instructions. 

Use the Brake

If your stroller has removable wheels, make sure that they are securely installed before using it. Whenever the stroller is parked, always use the brakes to ensure it doesn’t roll away. 

Store Bags Properly

According to the AAP , heavy items like diaper bags or backpacks should always be stored under the stroller, rather than hanging from the handlebar. When heavy bags hang from the handlebar it can cause the stroller to tip or flip, which could cause injury. “To prevent tipping, the base of the stroller should be wide, and the seat should be low to the ground. While it can be tempting to hang your diaper bag on the handlebars, this weight can cause the stroller to tip over. That's why it's important to consider the size of the basket under the stroller,” adds Dr. Choi.

Keep Weight and Age in Mind

Before selecting a travel stroller, always check age and weight limits, and make sure that they will remain in that range for the entire time you plan to use the stroller. “Make sure the stroller is made for your child's age, weight, and height. Babies are usually too young for travel strollers because they need more neck and head support than older infants and children,” said Dr. Choi.

Your Questions, Answered

Is a travel stroller worth buying.

If you travel frequently, a travel stroller can make the experience much more efficient and convenient. “Because families need to carry extra snacks, clothes, and other supplies while traveling with kids, a portable stroller can help lighten the overall luggage load,” Dr. Choi says. “If a stroller folds easily and feels light, it may help conserve your energy for carrying all of the other important things.”

Can you use a travel stroller every day?

Depending on the type of travel stroller you choose, you can absolutely use it every day. Though they are often smaller and less luxurious than a standard stroller, most travel strollers still perform the basic functions that any stroller should. If you’re looking for a stroller that has a lot of extra features and a big storage area, opt for something larger. 

Can I take my stroller on the plane?

Many travel strollers are small enough to take on a plane. That means, they’re perfect for air travel. If you plan to take a stroller on a plane, make sure you select one that folds up quickly and easily into one compact, lightweight package. Always check with your airline for specific carry-on sizes for your flight. And since flights are always making last-minute requests for people to gate check, you may want to come prepared with a storage bag to protect your stroller, just in case.

Laura Denby is a freelance product reviewer and food, home, and lifestyle writer. She has been testing and reviewing products for the past five years, and creates thoroughly tested, comprehensive product reviews for sites like Food & Wine, VeryWell Family, Real Simple, and Better Homes & Gardens. She is also the mother to an active 1-year-old, whom she travels with monthly.

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These are the 10 best travel strollers for your next trip

Tarah Chieffi

Editor's Note

Traveling with babies and children requires bringing a lot of extras along for the journey — and one essential you often can't travel without while the kids are little is a stroller. With so many options, choosing which stroller to buy for travel can be enough to make your wheels fall off (that's a stroller joke, by the way).

Large strollers offer all the bells and whistles but may be too heavy, too large or just plain inconvenient to lug around an airport or onto a plane. They can also be challenging to maneuver in your travel destination.

Compact or umbrella strollers may work better for flying, as they're often lightweight and small enough to fold up quickly and easily. In fact, some of these strollers designed for travel will even fit in the overhead bin on your plane.

However, the smaller design can make it tricky to find something comfortable enough for your child or baby to sit in for extended periods of time or to handle the rough terrain at some destinations. In other words, there are trade-offs when you pick the best travel stroller for your family.

Related: When to bring a stroller on a trip (and when to leave it behind)

As parents and frequent travelers, we've tested some of the top-rated travel strollers on the market to help you find the perfect stroller for your family. With those road-tested miles logged, here are the best travel strollers that passed the test and a few tips for your next trip.

Babyzen Yoyo2

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  • Best for: Parents who need a compact stroller that can fit in the airplane overhead bin
  • Weight: 13.6 to 14.5 pounds
  • Size when folded: 20.5 inches by 17.3 inches by 7.1 inches
  • To buy: Babyzen Yoyo2 , $449

Why Babyzen Yoyo2 is a good travel stroller

The Babyzen Yoyo2 is accepted by most airlines as cabin baggage when folded. Despite its small stature, this stroller is built for long-lasting use beyond just travel, making it especially apt for families living in small spaces in need of one easy-to-maneuver stroller that can do it all.

When you add on the optional newborn pack ($180), the Babyzen Yoyo2 can be used from birth on. With a substantial sun protection factor of 50-plus for its canopy, plus a gradual recline, an under-seat storage bag that supports up to 11 pounds, a zipper pocket and a padded shoulder strap for carrying the stroller when folded, the Yoyo2 is as durable and comfortable closed as it is open.

It's not the most budget-friendly option on this list, especially if you purchase extras like the newborn pack. Unless you purchase the newborn pack, however, the stroller doesn't fully recline for babies ages 0 to 6 months.

TPG senior aviation business reporter David Slotnick is a big fan of this stroller when he flies with his family, sharing, "It folds up small enough to go in the overhead bin and is super lightweight and durable. Every single time the flight attendants are surprised by how compact it is."

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  • Best for: Families who need a stroller that folds up small but can handle lots of use
  • Weight: 10.4 pounds
  • Size when folded: 11.8 inches by 7.1 inches by 13.8 inches
  • To buy: GB Pockit , $149.99 (regularly $199.95)

Why GB Pockit is a good travel stroller

The GB Pockit has been named the world's most compact stroller by the Guinness Book of World Records, folding up in just two easy steps. Don't let its small size fool you. It still has a weight capacity of up to 55 pounds and can handle a bumpy sidewalk as well as it handles the moving walkway at the airport.

Although the no-frills GB Pockit doesn't come with all the extra bells and whistles (which is why it folds up so easily), it does have a mini sun canopy, an adjustable harness and a small storage space underneath the seat.

The GB Pockit is designed for babies 6 months and older, so parents of newborns will have to wait a bit to use this small-but-mighty stroller.

Summer 3Dlite Convenience Stroller

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  • Best for: Families who need a budget-friendly travel stroller
  • Weight: 13 pounds
  • Size when folded: 14 inches by 10 inches by 42 inches
  • To buy: Summer 3Dlite Convenience Stroller , $71.53 (regularly $99.99)

Why Summer 3Dlite is a good travel stroller

Budget-savvy parents will likely be immediately drawn to the price of the Summer 3Dlite Convenience Stroller , but that's far from the only thing to love about this lightweight stroller.

The 3Dlite has a full canopy, anti-shock front wheels and a four-position recline that almost lies flat. It can hold kids who weigh up to 50 pounds, and the storage basket underneath can hold up to 10 pounds of baby travel necessities .

Speaking of extras, this affordable stroller comes with a cup holder, a velcro pocket and a carry strap too. One thing it doesn't come with — adjustable handles. Parents on the taller side may not find this stroller comfortable for long periods of time.

Like similar lightweight strollers, the 3Dlite is made for babies 6 months and older, so parents of newborns will have to wait to use this stroller.

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  • Best for: Families in the market for a comfortable, lightweight travel stroller
  • Weight: 13.23 pounds
  • Size when folded: 21 inches by 17.7 inches by 8.5 inches
  • To buy : Joolz Aer+ , $449

Why the Joolz Aer+ is a good travel stroller

The Joolz Aer+ folds up in one second with just one hand, which is ideal for anyone holding additional luggage (or a child) in their arms. When folded, the stroller easily slides into most airlines' overhead storage bins.

The seat is lightweight but made to be especially comfortable for kids. The foldable seat provides support and cushion for the child's neck and back in all positions of reclining, and the sides conform to the body for additional comfort and support.

The included sun hood provides UPF 50+ sun protection, and there is a large storage basket underneath. Joolz does offer add-on products like a cup holder, footboard and car seat adapters, but you must purchase those separately.

Although the stroller is adjustable, it's designed for kids 6 months and up (the stroller has a 49-pound maximum weight limit) and doesn't fully recline. If you plan to use this stroller with a newborn, you can buy a newborn carrycot ($219) to use for babies.

UPPAbaby Vista V2

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  • Best for: Parents who want a high-end stroller that can expand with their growing family
  • Weight: 27 pounds
  • Size when folded: 25.7 inches by 17.3 inches by 33 inches
  • To buy: UPPAbaby Vista V2 , $1,299

Why the UPPAbaby Vista V2 is a good travel stroller

The UPPAbaby Vista V2 is a luxe travel stroller that can grow with your child. The standard bundle comes with a stroller frame, a toddler seat, an infant seat and base and a bassinet, so you can begin using the stroller as soon as you bring your baby home and up until they reach 50 pounds. This stroller folds in one easy step and can stand on its own when folded.

The UPPAbaby Vista V2 can be further configured to seat up to three children, with the addition of a rumble seat and/or ride-along board. In addition to being versatile, the UPPAbaby Vista V2 provides a smooth ride with spring-action all-wheel suspension, comes with a UPF 50+ sunshade and holds all of your travel essentials in the oversized storage basket that can hold up to 30 pounds of baby gear.

TPG's vice president of marketing and communications chose the UPPAbaby Vista V2 as her first travel stroller. "We are expecting our first baby in just a few short weeks and decided to go with the UPPAbaby Vista V2 for our stroller because we live in NYC and wanted something that is durable, long-lasting and able to convert to multiple combinations," she shared. "This stroller rolls like butter and the storage basket is incredible spacious. It comes with a bassinet and toddler seat, but I love that there are also a ton of accessories you can purchase separately to make the stroller meet your needs," she added.

Related: The best baby travel products according to TPG readers

It's not the lightest or smallest stroller on this list, but the multitude of use options, durability, and thoughtful details like full-grain leather accents, a rain cover and multiple color options make it a great choice if you want a do-it-all stroller that you can use for the long haul.

Doona Car Seat & Stroller

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  • Best for: Parents of newborns who want an all-in-one stroller solution
  • Weight: 16.5 pounds
  • Size when folded: 23.6 inches by 17.3 inches by 26 inches
  • To buy: Doona Car Seat & Stroller , $650

Why the Doona is a good travel stroller

The wheels of the Doona Car Seat & Stroller snap up to transform it from a stroller into a car seat, making it ideal for globetrotters who are always on the move. Having this one-of-a-kind product ensures you won't need to figure out a car seat plan when arriving at your destination or lug extra gear around the airport.

There are certainly cheaper strollers out there, but when you consider that you are getting a stroller and car seat for one price, the Doona is a surprisingly economical choice.

The Doona looks sharp with faux-leather detailing and sleek black fabric and performs well with an extendable handlebar, canopy shade and a storage bag that attaches to the handlebar. You can purchase a larger storage bag, sunshade and travel bag separately.

The Doona is suitable for babies and kids weighing between 4 and 35 pounds and can only be used as rear-facing, so your baby is likely to outgrow this stroller more quickly than other travel strollers. For the newborn stage, though, it doesn't get much better than the convenient, compact Doona.

Thule Chariot Double Jogging Stroller

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  • Best for: Families who need a stroller for outdoor adventures
  • Weight: 32 pounds
  • Size when folded: 34.2 inches by 31.5 inches by 14.7 inches
  • To buy: Thule Chariot Double Jogging Stroller , $1,349.95

Why Thule Chariot Double Jogging Stroller is good for travel

The Thule Chariot Double Jogging Stroller may not immediately strike you as a travel-friendly stroller option, but if your travels include hiking, biking or camping (skiing and jogging kits can be purchased separately), you'll be glad to have multi-sport trailer and stroller along for the ride.

As far as trailers and strollers go, the Thule Chariot is top-of-the-line. It folds up smaller than similar strollers, has independently-reclining seats for napping on the go, adjustable suspension for a smooth ride no matter the surface, adjustable ventilation and a large storage basket.

Because of its design, you'll have to gate-check the Thule Chariot when you fly, but TPG's senior director of engineering Mitchell Stoutin believes the stroller's larger size is one of the biggest benefits. "It can double as a 'napping cave' or even a luggage cart in the airport, but the real reason I bought it is because I wanted to do a car seat-free trip with my kids," he said.

When he flew to Sitka, Alaska, with his family, he brought along the bike trailer attachment and rented bikes to use on the island. "Even while towing the kids behind the bike during a downpour, both kids stayed dry and warm," Stoutin shared. "The Thule enabled us to take a different kind of vacation with our kids."

Baby Jogger City Mini GT2

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  • Best for: Families looking for a stroller that they can use for the long haul
  • Weight: 22 pounds
  • Size when folded: 25.6 inches by 11.2 inches by 33 inches
  • To buy: Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 , $329 (regularly $399.99)

Why the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 is a good travel stroller

The Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 is a top-tier stroller with a mid-tier price. While not the lightest or smallest on this list, it is made to last. Stoutin, who has had this stroller for six years and used it with three kids, shared that it still functions perfectly.

The City Mini GT2's durability is thanks to its "forever air" rubber tires that never need to be inflated and all-wheel suspension, making it swift and nimble no matter the terrain. It's also highly customizable with an adjustable handlebar and the ability to add an infant car seat, pram, glider board, parent console and child tray (all sold separately).

This stroller folds up quickly and easily with a one-hand fold and keeps your baby comfortable with a near-flat reclining seat and adjustable calf support. There's also a large under-seat basket that holds up to 10 pounds.

The City Mini GT2 can be used with a newborn, using the Baby Jogger infant car seat (sold separately) or the included car seat adapters, and all the way through the toddler stage with an impressive maximum weight limit of 65 pounds.

Joovy Kooper X2 Double Stroller

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  • Best for: Parents of multiple kids who need a lightweight, compact stroller
  • Weight: 28 pounds
  • Size when folded: 26 inches by 30.3 inches by 12.8 inches
  • To buy: Joovy Kooper X2 Double Stroller , $429.99 (regularly $459.99)

Why the Joovy Kooper X2 Double Stroller is good for travel

Finding a side-by-side double stroller that meets your needs is no simple task, but the Joovy Kooper X2 ticks all the boxes. It has wide, comfortable, adjustable seats for your kids but is slim enough to easily fit through doorways. It folds up easily with one hand and stands on its own when folded. Also, the must-have extras like snack trays, shade canopies and multiple storage spaces are all included.

The seats and shade canopies adjust independently so you can accommodate your children when nap time arrives, and the under-stroller storage basket holds up to 22 pounds (because more kids always means more stuff). If you have a theme park trip in the future, the Joovy Kooper X2 meets Disney World and Disneyland's stroller size requirements .

Each seat is designed to hold a child up to 50 pounds, but it is not compatible with infant car seats, so you can't start using it until your child is at least 3 months old.

Nuna PIPA urbn + TRVL Stroller and Car Seat Travel System

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  • Best for: City dwellers who need a stroller system that can go from sidewalk to car to airplane seamlessly
  • Weight: 13.6 pounds
  • Size when folded: 24 inches by 20.25 inches by 11 inches
  • To buy: NUNA PIPA urbn + TRVL stroller and car seat travel system , $900

Why the NUNA is a good travel stroller

The PIPA urbn + TRVL system from NUNA is one of the most lightweight and easy-to-use travel systems on the market. The included infant car seat has a baseless latch installation system, so you can use it in a cab, ride-hailing vehicle or airplane seat as easily as you can use it in your own car.

With the car seat removed, the stroller base folds with one hand to a super-compact size that makes it easy to carry. You can even utilize the included carry bag or remove the wheels for an even smaller folded size if necessary.

TPG's director of marketing, Caroline English, uses the NUNA with her child at home and on the road. "It's great on smooth surfaces and can do a full 360-degree turn on a dime," she said. "Also, the folding is incredible. On a recent trip to Cape Cod, we could fold it up small enough to bring into restaurants and carry it around easily," she added.

The NUNA also comes with a UPF 50+ shade canopy, leather-like accents and a storage basket. Once your baby has outgrown the PIPA urbn car seat, the TRVL stroller's toddler seat can be used for children up to 50 pounds.

Tips for flying with a travel stroller

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Where and how to check your stroller when flying

Some airlines require you to check your stroller at the gate; others have rules about checking it at the ticket counter if it's greater than a certain weight.

It's more convenient to take your travel stroller to the gate, as your little one can ride (or nap) in it until you board. If you prefer to check it earlier, though, you can do so at the ticket counter and use a baby carrier to get your baby or toddler through the airport.

Before you get to the airport, make sure you check the regulations for the airline that you're flying so you're adequately prepared for what's to come. Some compact strollers are designed to fit in overhead bins, but whether they will be allowed on board depends on the stroller, the airline and ultimately the flight attendants.

Related: 21 airline stroller policies around the world

Preventing damage

When checking your stroller either at the gate or the ticket counter, it's best to take a few photos before traveling. That way, if the stroller arrives damaged, you may have an easier time proving a claim. Each airline has its own rules about what is eligible for a claim, and some, like Southwest, do not cover any type of damage, only loss.

To reduce the chances of damage, cover your stroller with a storage bag when you check it. One may come with your stroller when you purchase it, depending on which model you choose. You can also order a cover for your car seat and/or travel stroller on Amazon.

Unfortunately, you should also always have a backup plan at your destination in case your stroller is lost or damaged, as this can and does happen. It is also a good reason to consider some of the smaller and/or less expensive strollers for travel unless you have a true need for a more robust model.

Make note of a website for stroller rentals in your destination in case you need to resort to plan B. Also, don't rule out a quick trip to a local Walmart or Target, where available. Airline baggage claim offices also sometimes have basic strollers available for use in the case of delayed or damaged strollers.

Getting through security

You will typically be asked to fold up the stroller and place it on the belt when going through TSA checkpoints. If your stroller is not foldable or won't fit on the belt, it may not be the best for travel through the airport — but security can do a visual or physical inspection of it when they deem it necessary.

Bottom line

Picking the right travel stroller greatly depends on your situation. There's no perfect one for all scenarios and situations, so you need to prioritize what matters the most for your trips. Do you want it to fit in the overhead bin? Do you want it to be economical so it's not a huge hit if it is lost or damaged on your trip? Do you want it to be the most comfortable option for your baby for those trips when they will be spending long periods of time in the stroller?

The most compact stroller may not be the best stroller for rugged terrain, and a stroller designed for a newborn may not be the best choice once your child is older.

Once you've figured out what you need and want to prioritize, you can more easily decide which travel stroller on this list best fits your budget, travel preferences and family.

Additional reporting by Lori Zaino.

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Best Strollers for Big Kids (3-6 Years Old)

Picking the best stroller for a big kid is different than picking a stroller for a newborn or even a toddler. Your needs have changed, and your child’s needs have changed too.

While stroller manufacturers are constantly increasing the weight limit on strollers, making it seem like the strollers can be used for longer, it’s not always helpful. Many strollers with a high weight limit aren’t suitable for big kids because they don’t take into account their height and needs. There are various models of well-known strollers that work great, but even my tall 2.5-year-old is barely fitting in them.

Most importantly… some parents might ask themselves: 

Do I really need strollers for older children?  

The answer is most likely yes , you’ll just use it a different way than before.

Some parents will argue that kids over 3 years old shouldn’t be using strollers and their kids don’t. They might be right, as my younger son wanted nothing to do with the stroller ever since he was 2, so when we were going to the playground or any short escapades we weren’t bringing a stroller.

I’ll go even further and say that when we lived in France, if we were heading to a playground or grocery store, my kids were using their balance bikes and scooters so once again, a stroller wasn’t needed. We didn’t even bring a stroller for our most recent trip to Mexico, because we were right by the beach and restaurants were within a 10-minute walk.

Why Would a Family Need a Big Stroller?

Everyone’s reasons are different, but usually, you need a stroller for big kids to cover long distances, or the child has a medical condition.

We still need a stroller unless we would never venture outside these little excursions. We brought strollers (for both kids) for all our European trips because it’s simply not possible to make the kids walk from early morning to after dinner, which is mostly how we explore.

Friends with kids who are 6 years olds and not using the stroller basically have to cut their escapades short during the day, because their kids’ legs are tired, so consider strollers a blessing that will let you explore at your own pace without having to carry a child nonstop.

We didn’t hesitate to bring a stroller wagon for our trip to Universal Studios Orlando because I cannot imagine making the kids walk all day long. Most likely when we repeat the theme park trip we’ll still bring a stroller for them. We know it would have ended in having to carry even a 5-year-old who is simply tired.

These situations are on top of the other obvious reason: Many children require assistance walking due to a medical condition. While various might not need an adaptive stroller or wheelchair as they might be able to walk short distances, it doesn’t mean that they can do it all the time. A regular, large stroller is much cheaper than a medical stroller so you never know why someone has it.

Best Stroller for Big Kids (depending on needs)

Make sure that you pick a stroller that suits YOU, not buy it because it’s popular among other moms as they might have different needs than you. You also need to make sure that there are features to help  you  as well, whether it’s a storage space, a lighter-weight design, recline, or anything really.

Joovy Cab oose – best for older & younger sibling

Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 – the most spacious for older kids

Larktale caravan coupe – best for multiple kids, joovy zoom 360 – best jogging stroller for big kids, cybex libelle – best travel stroller for big kids.

Chicco Liteway Strolle r – best umbrella stroller option

Joovy Caboose – best for older & younger sibling

The stroller is explicitly designed for two children of different ages because we all know that when a younger sibling rides the older might want to as well, even if he’s not truly tired. Joovy Caboose has sit and stand stroller function, so an older sibling can sit on the bench or stand.

It’s much easier to manuve r than a traditional tandem stroller and it’s extra lightweight for a double stroller. The stroller can be  easily folded for   traveling  or when storage space at home is limited. 

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Baby Jogger is a go-to brand at amusement parks and one of the oldest brands that rarely sees any issues with their strollers. City Mini GT2 is super spacious, even when reclined, and has = air rubber tires and all-wheel suspension so you don’t need to worry even when off-roading with it.

The canopy is huge and it even has a working footrest that worked just fine for a 5-year-old child.

Full review here.

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Wagons are a great option for families, but many wagons are big, bulky, and heavy. While they are usually easy to push if the wagon weighs 46 lbs and you have three older kids in it, you’re adding the weight of basically another child to push it all. That’s the reason why I recommend Larktale Caravan Couple.

I’ve tested pretty much all stroller w agons on the market, and this is the least bulky, easy-to-transport option. One of the coolest features of it is that it can be pushed or pulled. 

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Joovy Zoom is a perfect stroller for older children with weight capacity of 75 lbs ! It’s spacious and suspension makes the ride or job smooth and swivel system to  make turning easier . The quality is amazing, so you don’t need to worry that the stroller will break.

Traveling is probably the most common instance when you need a stroller for big kids. Some say that GB Pockit is the holy grail, but I disagree because while tiny, the fold is obnoxious and the wheels are simply unreliable.

Cybex Libelle is very similar in size, but offers slightly more for what it is and can also hold up to 55 lbs. It has multiple reclining positions and fits in the overhead bin, so you don’t need to wait around at the gate for your stroller to be returned.

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Chicco Liteway Stroller – best umbrella stroller option

If you have one child I would never recommend an umbrella stroller for a toddler, but for an older child, it might make sense. Priced under $100, it holds up to 40 lbs and weighs next to nothing, which makes it the best option for a stroller for a 4-year-old, or even a slimmer 5-year-old.

The canopy is perfectly functional and it folds easily. I was stunned how well the Chicco Liteway stroller works when compared to other umbrella strollers, but even some other small travel strollers.

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Dream on Me – best stroller for Disney

Dream on Me isn’t a stroller per se, as it’s more of a pushchair with a removable bar, which makes it perfect for Disney Worl d. I’ve seen kids around 6 or 7 years on them, so it works as expected. It’s a lightweight compact fold that won’t take up almost any space.

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The 5 Best Strollers for Big Kids of 2023

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  • Once your child can walk, your stroller will get less frequent use.
  • Many parents switch their travel system for a lightweight stroller for big kids at this time. 
  • There are many different strollers on the market, from lightweight travel strollers to all-terrain joggers. 

As your child grows, you will use your stroller less frequently. Once your child is walking, they may be keen to make shorter journeys on foot (very slowly). Over time, they will spend less and less time in the stroller, though you will likely still use it for longer journeys. 

With less time spent in the stroller and potentially more time spent pushing an empty one, you may want a new stroller for big kids to meet your new requirements. During this phase, you will care less about cup holder accessories and lust after lightweight strollers.  

There are lots of strollers for big kids on the market, so you’ll be able to find one to suit your needs. So whether you need a zippy buggy for city living or an off-roading stroller for muddy country walks, there will be something to suit your budget. 

gb Pockit+ All-Terrain, Ultra Compact Lightweight Travel Stroller with Canopy and Reclining Seat in Velvet Black

Our Choice: Pockit+ All Terrain

Pockit+ All Terrain

  • Collapsible and Compact Design: This travel stroller’s ultra-compact and collapsible design ensures it will fit in most overhead compartments on planes and trains, eliminating the need to check your baby stroller while travelling.
  • Lightweight Convenience: This must-have umbrella stroller weighs a mere 9 1/2 pounds and makes one-handed pushing and steering a breeze. It folds down in 2 simple steps and can be carried effortlessly via the attached handle.
  • Durable and Flexible Construction: Durable for everyday use as well as travel the Pockit plus is designed to roll with the punches. Its flexible construction keeps wiggly bodies safe and happy during their travels.
  • UPF50 plus Sun Canopy and Reclining Seat Back: Your little one can take a stroller snooze in total comfort thanks to the reclining seat back and the UPF50 plus sun canopy. The seat reclines to a baby lounger, and the canopy keeps the sun’s rays at bay.

The Pockit+ All Terrain is the best stroller for big kids . It is ultra-lightweight, making it ideal for big kids. In addition, the lightweight big kid stroller is streamlined and easy to maneuver, so it’s perfect for day trips with preschoolers or toddlers who like to walk sometimes.

The stroller has a collapsible and compact design, making it easy to transport when not in use. The stroller folds down in two simple steps and features a convenient carry handle. As a bonus, the Pockit+ All Terrain has a compact fold and can fit in most overhead compartments on planes and trains, so you won’t need to check your big kid stroller in when you fly. 

Unlike other lightweight strollers, the Pockit+ All Terrain is easy to push with one hand. As the name suggests, the stroller steers well and is suitable on all terrains. In addition, the durable design means this stroller can withstand the bumps of everyday life, guaranteeing your child a smooth ride. 

This stroller supports babies from six months old up to 55 pounds. In addition, the Pockit+ All Terrain stroller features a handy storage tray underneath, so you can carry enough snacks to keep your little one happy. 

Material : Aluminum/Polyester/Plastic/Rubber | Maximum Weight Recommendation: 55 pounds | Dimensions: ‎28 x 19 x 39.8 inches View on Amazon | View on Walmart.com | View on buybuyBABY.com

Best Value: Summer Infant 3Dlite

Summer Infant 3Dlite

  • LIGHTWEIGHT – A lightweight stroller makes any outing a little easier. The Summer 3Dlite Convenience Stroller has a durable aluminum frame that weighs just 13 pounds and has a large seat area, plus anti-shock front wheels and lockable rear wheels.
  • FOR TRAVEL AND EVERYDAY – Whether you’re traveling or just on the go running everyday errands, having a lightweight, compact stroller is a must. With this one easy to use stroller, you’ll have both an everyday and travel stroller option.
  • 4-POSITION RECLINE – Keep your little one comfortable and safe at all times with the 4 position recline and 5 point safety harness. Maximum weight and height of child for this toddler stroller: 50 pounds and 43 inches.
  • COMPACT FOLD – The easy compact fold with carry strap and auto lock makes it simple to store this lightweight umbrella stroller and bring it with you to go. Plus, the adjustable and removable canopy with flip out sun visor is perfect for sunny days.

If you’re looking for a stroller to bridge the gap from part-time toddling to full-time walking, you probably don’t want to spend a fortune. The Summer Infant 3Dlite is an affordable stroller that doesn’t compromise style or practicality. 

This lightweight stroller weighs just 13 pounds, making it ideal for days out with a toddler. The large seat area provides plenty of space for your toddler to relax, get comfy, and nap. In addition, the four-position recline means you can help your toddler find a comfortable position. 

The storage pocket under the stroller is big enough to fit a nappy bag, and there’s a rear storage pocket for extra storage.

The main complaint about the Summer Infant 3Dlite is the inadequate sunshade. You can compensate for this by buying the additional sunshade, but you’ll need to budget for this. 

The maximum height for this stroller is 43 inches, and the maximum weight is 50 pounds. This is lower than some other strollers, so you should consider this when buying for a bigger child. 

Material : Aluminum | Maximum Weight Recommendation: 50 pounds | Dimensions: 18 x 17 x 43 inches View on Amazon | View on Walmart.com | View on Sears.com

Best Jogger: Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 All-Terrain Stroller

Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 All-Terrain Stroller

  • Forever air rubber tires with all-wheel suspension provide a comfortable stroll on any terrain
  • Adjustable handlebar and hand-operated parking brake provide comfortable steering and control, all within arm’s reach
  • Customize your ride for 4 different modes of use with accessories like the infant car seat, pram, glider board, parent console, child tray, and more (sold separately)
  • The included infant car seat adapter is compatible with all Baby Jogger infant car seats

If you’re looking for a jogging stroller you can exercise with, the Baby Jogger City Mini is one of the best on the market. The adjustable handlebar and hand-operated parking brake provide comfortable steering and control so that you can focus on your pace.

The forever air rubber tires with all-wheel suspension are well-suited to all terrains. Unlike strollers with traditional bicycle tires, you won’t have to worry about getting a flat tire. 

The Baby Jogger City Mini is as stylish as it is practical, with a streamlined design that parents love. In addition, the seat provides plenty of space and padding to ensure your child enjoys a comfortable ride. 

Customize your City Mini with a selection of accessories sold separately, including a glider board, child tray, and infant car seat . The City Mini is also available as a double stroller . 

Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 All-Terrain Double Stroller

  • Adjustable handlebar and hand-operated parking brake provide comfortable steering and control, all within an arm’s reach.Do not use bleach, solvents or abrasive cleaning materials
  • Create a travel system with most Britax, Cybex, Graco, and Maxi Cosi infant car seats (adapters for other brands’ infant car seats sold separately)

Material : Rubber | Maximum Weight Recommendation: 65 pounds | Dimensions: ‎44.88 x 21.21 x 43.5 inches View on Amazon | View on Walmart.com | View on Target.com

Best Space: Joovy Zoom360

Joovy Zoom360

  • HIGH RIDING SEAT so your child can take in the work around them
  • SHOCK ABSORBING SUSPENSION because the best jogger stroller can handle any terrain – and the Zoom360 handles all kinds of surfaces, like rickety old paths, bumpy beaches, and cobblestone walkways
  • EXTRA-LARGE, AIR-FILLED TIRES handle every type of terrain. The locking and swiveling front tire increases stability and maneuverability, and the air pump is included so you can adjust tire pressure on the go
  • WEIGHS JUST 26.25 POUNDS, makes this stand out from other lightweight baby strollers

The Joovy Zoom360 has plenty of stroller seat space, making it ideal for tall toddlers and preschoolers.  

The high-riding seat allows your child to take in the world around them. Unlike other strollers that position your child close to the ground, the Joovy Zoom360 seats your child higher so they can chat with you and interact with the world more easily. 

The Zoom360 is a jogging stroller and handles all terrains like a pro; from rickety old paths to bumpy beaches, you’ll be able to navigate the world with the Zoom360. In addition, the Joovy Zoom360 boasts excellent stability and maneuverability, so you won’t have to worry when you’re out and about. 

The Joovy Zoom360 weighs just over 26 pounds, so it’s heavier than some of the other lightweight strollers on the market. If you’re looking for a jogging stroller, however, this is a great option. It offers everything you need in terms of maneuverability, comfort, and style. 

Check out the Joovy Zoom X2 Double Stroller if you need a double stroller.

Joovy Zoom X2 Double Stroller

  • EXTRA-LARGE, AIR-FILLED TIRES give a smooth ride for your little ones!
  • SECURE AND COMFORTABLE SEATS with padded 5-point harness. Each seat on this jogging stroller can be independently adjusted to any position from upright to fully reclined
  • MULTI-POSITION, WATER-PROOF CANOPIES on this twin stroller can be adjusted to several positions ranging from fully closed to fully extended, or any position in between
  • FRONT WHEEL SWIVEL LOCK is easy to maneuver, can be operated with the front wheel in swivel mode or locked mode; for serious runners

Material : Polyester, Aluminum | Maximum Weight Recommendati on: 75 pounds | Dimensions: 54 x 25 x 46 inches View on Amazon | View on Joovy.com | View on Target.com

Best Features: Uppababy G-LUXE

Uppababy G-LUXE

  • Suitable from children from 3 months up to 55 pounds
  • One-handed actuated recline and adjustable footrest
  • Large stretch knit canopy with extendable UPF 50+ sunshade for great sun and wind protection
  • Easy to remove washable fabrics

If you love the features and add-ons of your travel system and don’t want to give up those creature comforts, the Uppababy G-LUXE is for you. This lightweight umbrella stroller boasts features you would expect from a full travel system. 

The one-handed actuated recline feature is ideal for impromptu naps. And the adjustable footrest allows the stroller to grow with your child. 

The Uppababy G-LUXE stands when folded so you can store it neatly in your home. The stroller features a convenient carry strap, so you can transport it easily even when it’s folded down. 

The removable cup holder helps you stay hydrated, and the spacious storage basket provides plenty of space for your nappy bag. The washable fabrics are easy to remove, making this stroller ideal for even the messiest toddler. 

The large stretch knit canopy with an extendable UPF 50+ sunshade offers fantastic sun and wind protection, so your baby has somewhere safe to nap without you worrying about the weather. 

Material : Denim | Maximum Weight Recommendation: 55 pounds | Dimensions: 28.8 x 18.8 x 43 inches View on Amazon | View on Walmart.com | View on buybuyBABY.com

Recommended Accessories 

The accessories available for each stroller for big kids vary between manufacturers. Potential stroller accessories include: 

Stroller Sun Cover and Sleep Shade

  • Super safe sun protection invented by a mom: SnoozeShade’s stroller sun shade and blackout cover for babies and toddlers blocks up to 99% of harmful UV rays. It acts as a protective shield from the sun, wind, light rain , ensuring your little one’s delicate eyes and skin are safeguarded during those sunny strolls (so much more effective than an umbrella for a stroller) and that your little one stays comfortable while observing the world from their stroller.
  • One of the most awarded stroller accessories: This one-size-fits-all stroller sunshade, made from a soft, air-permeable stretchy mesh, is one of those baby vacation essentials you don’t know how you lived without. It’s designed to fit all single-width strollers including umbrella strollers, travel strollers and jogging strollers. Lightweight and compact, it comes with a free storage bag, making it a top pick for parents on the go.
  • SnoozeShade sets the standard for safety: Move over traditional covers! Our lab-tested air-permeable mesh is more than just breathable; it allows air to circulate freely and SnoozeShade offers so much more than just a sun shield. It guards baby against the elements and is the only sun and sleep shade to be approved by the INPAA (Infant & Nursery Products Alliance of Australia)
  • Installs in seconds for instant shade: Time is precious – especially with a baby. Universal fit means Snooze Shade Plus Extra can be attached swiftly using versatile stretchable straps and elasticated sides, ensuring it stays securely in place. Installation and removal are a breeze and no more adjusting the stroller umbrella depending on what direction you walk.

Your toddler will need sun protection when out and about on sunny days. A shade can help to protect your child from the sun’s harmful rays. If a sunshade is included, it’s worth checking whether it offers enough protection. It is sometimes worth paying extra for an additional sun shade to provide full coverage for your toddler. 

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Bemece Stroller Rain Cover

  • High Quality: Bemece Universal Stroller Rain Cover is made of EVA thin film which can be used directly for food packaging and it is non-toxic and environmentally friendly. The material is very smooth and soft to touch. It is a necessity for parents to travel with their babies, which can protects your baby from rain, snow, wind, dust and give them the best care in a safe environment.
  • Ventilation Holes Design: There are air holes on both sides of the rain cover, and baby can breathe fresh air in it. Comfortable and safe for your child even in the rain cover.
  • High Transparency: The large see-through window is perfect for getting babies in and out of the pram. Provides a good view of the baby while also making it easy for parents to observe the child’s condition.
  • Waterproof Zipper: High-quality waterproof zipper to prevent rain from seeping in, and Velcro straps in the front to keep the rain cover fixed on the stroller, without afraid the wind and rain.

A rain cover is a must, especially if you live somewhere with frequent rain. It’s worth discovering whether you can buy one separately to fit your stroller. 

Cup Holders

Accmor Stroller Cup Holder

  • Wide Compatibility: This universal cup holder with phone holder compatible with most baby strollers, walker, wheelchair, rollator, bike, scooter, boat handle bar, shopping cart, kayak, ATV, lawnmowers, motorcycle, treadmill, golf push cart and so on.
  • This 2-in-1 stroller cup holder with a phone holder, it can load drinks bottles and cell phone at the same time. You can see new messages, incoming calls in the first time when you are pushing a stroller or running on a treadmill. It is applicable to most cell phones on the market.
  • Fix Bottles in Place: The inner of the bottle holder is equipped with flexible silicone petals, which secures the bottle in place to prevent the beverage from moving and spilling. Cup holders can hold various types of cups and bottles. The open sides accommodate bottles with handle, such as sippy cups, baby bottle with handle, coffee cup, travel mug etc.
  • Stable Clamp: The clamp designed with rubber pad, it helps lock the cup holder onto the bar without movement. The clamp can also rotate 360 degrees, and it is adjustable to fit different size rods which diameter is 0.55-1.7 inches.

If you like to carry a bottle of water, a cup holder might be a necessity rather than a luxury. Though not all strollers come with built-in cup holders, you will usually be able to find a universal cup holder that will fit your stroller. 

Glider Boards

Glider boards are not available for all strollers. The Baby Jogger City Mini mentioned above is compatible with a glider board for older children, but lightweight umbrella strollers are unlikely to be safe with such an add-on. 

What Are the Different Types of Strollers for Big Kids?

As with all baby and toddler products, it’s essential to do your research before you buy. This is because many different products are available, and you’ll want to ensure you get the right one for your needs. 

The three major types of strollers for big kids are:

  • Umbrella. These strollers fold down quickly and easily like an umbrella. They are basic and are best suited to irregular use. They don’t have much (if any) storage space or other extras. 
  • Jogging. A jogging stroller is perfect for families on the go. The oversized front wheel means they are easy to push when running. They tend to be durable but can be bulky compared to other strollers. On the other hand, jogging strollers provide a smooth ride, so they’re ideal for longer journeys. 
  • Full stroller. If you’re looking for a toddler stroller with all the mod cons, storage, and comfort of a traditional stroller, you might want a full stroller. Unlike the umbrella stroller, which focuses on being lightweight and compactable, a full stroller includes things you would expect from a travel system, such as storage, sun shades, and cup holders.

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Stroller for a Big Kid

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It’s essential to draw up a list of your must-haves when choosing a stroller for a big kid. You may have a completely different set of must-haves than somebody else, and there will be a stroller best suited for your situation. 

When buying a stroller for a bigger kid, you’ll need to consider the following things:

Weight & Height 

Different strollers have different weight capacities. It’s important to go for a stroller with a bigger weight capacity if you know your toddler is big for their age. The bigger the maximum weight capacity, the longer the stroller will fit your toddler. 

If your toddler is tall, consider the available leg space, too. Will your toddler have room to stretch out on longer journeys? 


If the stroller is for infrequent use and short journeys, you may not be overly concerned about comfort. If you use the stroller for long journeys, however, you’ll likely pay more attention to the seat. Consider how much space your child will have and how padded the seat is. If your toddler still naps, you’ll want a stroller that reclines for a comfortable sleeping position.

If you are taking the stroller on long walks in the countryside, consider the suspension and how comfortable these journeys will be for your toddler. 


It’s essential to consider how easy the stroller is to use. For example, how easy is it to fold up when not in use? Is the folding mechanism easy to use? Consider how easy the stroller is to steer and how well the wheels will cope with different terrains. Finally, pay attention to how much storage each stroller provides; some lightweight strollers don’t offer storage.

There are various points to consider when it comes to size. For example, does the stroller fold up small enough to fit easily in the trunk of your car? Will it be easy to store in your home when not in use? 

Is the stroller small enough to fit in stores while also being big enough to provide a comfortable place for your child to relax? 

Consider who will be pushing the stroller—are the handlebars adjustable? Some strollers may be unsuitable for taller adults. It’s worth visiting a store with your partner to try out different strollers before making a purchase. 

Strollers come in all price ranges, so it’s crucial to have a realistic budget before you start shopping. There’s no point in overspending on a stroller that you’ll only use for a short time. Remember, you might be able to find a bargain if you look at second hand strollers. 

What is the weight limit of strollers for big kids?

The weight limit varies between strollers, so you’ll need to check the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure it’s suitable for your child. Most strollers have a maximum weight capacity of around 50 to 55 pounds, though some may vary. 

At what age are kids too old to use strollers?

There are no hard and fast rules about what age kids are too old to use strollers. This may depend upon where you live and how much walking you do. For example, a child who makes most journeys by car is likely to be out of a stroller sooner than one whose family frequently makes journeys on foot.

There will be a period of adjustment where your child wants to walk but may not yet be ready to walk the whole journey. A lightweight stroller is ideal for this phase because it will save your back and allow your child to flit between independently walking and resting their legs. 

You may find you dig the stroller out for certain occasions long after you thought your child had grown out of it. For example, a stroller for big kids is a must for a trip to Disney World, where you’ll be doing plenty of walking each day.

Best Strollers for Big Kids

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8 Best Strollers For Tall Parents: Strollers That Take Care Of Your Back!

By  Jennifer Ward

Since Uncle Ben (6’.2″) is tall, he often hesitated to carry Jason on the UPPAbaby MINU due to bad posture. For the sake of Ben, I had to ditch that stroller and bought the convenient, long-handle UPPAbaby G-luxe as the Best Strollers for Tall Parents we could find to take Lily outdoors.    

Many parents are tall like Ben; while choosing the Best Strollers for Tall Parents, I figured a stroller with a 41″ or above handlebar is great for any tall parent. So, I decided to scrap a list of strollers for tall parents. I took Ben to scrutinize the strollers; we have tested 34 strollers and narrowed them down to 8 Best Strollers for Tall Parents. Vis-à-vis, parents who are short in height can check on the best stroller for short moms   before deciding for a stroller.

Although, older toddlers would enjoy a ride on the G-Luxe. I also recommend the sleek travel system Graco Modes Nest, the best newborn to toddler stroller that will stay with your family for a long time, like the G-luxe. If you’re looking for a wagon to stroll multiple toddlers together, then consider WONDERFOLD W4 to go to any edge of the world you like.   

However, you may need something else. For all your needs, here is my pick of the 8 Best Strollers for Tall Parents; find the best one for your family.

WONDERFOLD W4: best wagon stroller for tall parents

Comparison of the best strollers for tall parents, my pick of the best strollers for tall parents , summer infant 3dlite convenience stroller: best umbrella stroller for tall parents.

Summer Infant 3Dlite Convenience Stroller


  • Stroller Height: 43″   
  • Stroller Dimensions: 43’’ H x 18’’ W x 27’’ L (unfolded)    
  • Stroller Weight: 13 lbs.    
  • Suitable for: Six months up to 50 lbs.   
  • Car Seat Compatibility: No   
  • Basket Weight Capacity: 10 lbs. approx.   

Summer Infant 3Dlite Convenience stroller is one of the best-selling lightweight umbrella strollers for tall parents ; this umbrella stroller is made for day-to-day use. It has all the necessary perks that tall parents cherish at a very affordable price; while testing the stroller, I felt very light moving it from one place to another and useful for tall parents due to its ergonomic handlebar. On top of it, the stroller is also convenient for traveling as it has a larger storage capacity; it maneuvers smoothly on flat and hard terrain but is not suitable for off-road trekking.

  • Easy to operate with its ergonomic handlebar   
  • Easy to carry with the carry strap   
  • No need to bend down while folding   
  • Extremely lightweight yet durable   
  • Toddler can rest in 4 reclining positions   
  • Parents can use the cup holder, rear storage pocket, and the large storage basket to carry necessary accessories. 
  • No car seat compatibility   
  • No child tray  

G-Luxe Stroller : best lightweight stroller for tall parents 

G-Luxe Stroller


  • Stroller Dimensions: 43’’ H x 18.8’’ W x 28.8’’ L (unfolded)    
  • Stroller Weight: 20 lbs.   
  • Suitable for: 3 months up to 55 lbs   
  • Basket Weight Capacity: 10 lbs.

UPPAbaby G-Luxe stroller has a similar height to the Summer Infant 3Dlite Convenience, but G-Luxe has an adjustable leg area for your toddler’s comfort. That’s why Ben liked it for Lily. Besides, G-Luxe has better terrain performance than the 3Dlite Convenience; I strolled it on the sand for a while, moved back and forth to check out its terrain performance, and it surprised me! G-Luxe has heavy-duty and shock-absorbing wheels to stroll smoothly over beach terrains, a rarely found feature on umbrella strollers . However, G-Luxe is 7 lbs heavier and costs a few dollars more than the Summer Infant 3Dlite Convenience. 

  • Ergonomic handlebar offers easy operating   
  • Easy to fold and unfold; no need to bend down   
  • Seat reclines in 3 positions   
  • Larger canopy with flip-out sun visor   
  • 10 lbs basket capacity   
  • Lightweight and sturdy built 
  • No child tray

Graco Modes Nest Travel System: best stroller car seat combo for tall parents

best travel stroller for tall kid

  • Stroller Height : 47″   
  • Stroller Dimensions: 47” H x 35.5” W x 25.75” L (unfolded)   
  • Stroller Weight: 22 lbs.   
  • Suitable for: Newborn up to 44 lbs.   
  • Car Seat Compatibility: Yes (car seat included)   
  • Basket Weight Capacity: 10 lbs. approx.

The 3-in-1 Graco Modes Nest Travel System would be the best experience for tall parents who are going to embrace their parenthood soon. I wish I could meet this travel system and its adjustable seat heights before!   

Its super flexible and extra-long handlebar of 47 inches fulfills the demand of tall parents. The travel system includes a SNUGRIDE 35 Lite Elite Car Seat that safely nests your little bundle of joy. This versatile buggy is the best strollers for tall parents, not only for its convenient height; you can convert it into a bassinet and a toddler stroller as your baby grows. Ta-da! 

  • The extra-long handlebar is highly cooperating   
  • Easy to operate and transport   
  • Features all the necessary accessories   
  • Toddler’s seat is convertible into infant pramette mode   
  • The convertible seat reclines at an almost flat position   
  • Seat slides at 3 different heights
  • Bulky when folded with toddler seat   

BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0: best jogger stroller for tall parents

best travel stroller for tall kid


  • Stroller Height: 46″   
  • Stroller Dimensions: 46’’ H x 25’’ W x 45’’ L (unfolded)    
  • Stroller Weight: 28.5 lbs. (without the bassinet/car seat   
  • Suitable for: Newborn up to 75 lbs.   
  • Car Seat Compatibility: Yes (Adapter and car seat sold separately)   
  • Basket Weight Capacity: Up to 10 lbs.

Tall parents who maintain their jogging routine or like to explore different terrain- praise BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0 as the Best Strollers for Tall Parents. Although BOB doesn’t feature a convertible seat like Graco, I found its weight capacity (as a single stroller) is far better than other strollers in this list. On top of it, this rugged buggy can handle all types of terrain smoothly. You can have this fantastic jogger for your baby by spending approximately $100 more compared to Graco.

  • Adjustable rotating handlebar convenient for tall parents   
  • Extra-large canopy provides better sunshade   
  • Huge storage capacity, including six pockets   
  • Includes convenient accessories
  • No snack tray for baby   
  • The seat is not reversible  

Baby Trend EZ Ride 35 Travel System: Best Travel stroller for tall parents

Baby Trend EZ Ride 35 Travel System:

  • Stroller Height: 42.5″   
  • Stroller Dimensions: ‎ 42.5’’ H x 25’’ W x 42’’ L (unfolded)    
  • Stroller Weight: 32 lbs. (without the bassinet/car seat)   
  • Suitable for: Newborn up to 50 lbs.   
  • Car Seat Compatibility: Yes   
  • Basket Weight Capacity: 10 lbs. Approx.  

Baby Trend EZ Ride 35 Travel System is an affordable and Best Strollers for Tall Parents who have recently started the journey of parenthood. While Ben and I were examining this stroller, we found it’s slightly heavier than Revolution Flex 3.0 and Graco Travel System. However, Baby Trend EZ Ride 35 Travel System has all the necessary perks, including an adjustable handlebar, reclining seat, and decent canopy shade to keep your infant or toddler in comfort and close to your eyes during your weekend outing or regular jogging.    

  • Easy to operate with the adjustable rotating handlebar   
  • Includes all necessary accessories   
  • Decent canopy shade; large storage capacity   
  • The car seat can be attached along with the kid’s tray   
  • Toddler seat reclines in multiple positions 
  • Bulky when folded

BOB Revolution Flex Duallie Stroller : best double stroller for tall parents

BOB Revolution Flex Duallie Stroller

  • Stroller Height: 48″  
  • Stroller Dimensions: 48’’ H x 30.5’’ W x 45’’ L (unfolded)    
  • Stroller Weight: 33 lbs. (without the bassinet/car seat)   
  • Suitable for: Newborn up to 50 lbs. (each seat)   
  • Car Seat Compatibility: Yes (adapter and car seat sold separately)   
  • Basket Weight Capacity: 20 lbs. approx.  

BOB Revolution Flex Duallie is the only premium solution for tall parents in this list which is highly convenient for two babies with car seat compatibility (sold separately). For tall parents, I found its extra-long adjustable rotating handlebar highly convenient. It’s the ultimate best stroller for parents with above-average heights who don’t like to leave their toddlers at home when it’s jogging time. As a double stroller, this stylish buggy is lightweight and highly capable of taking your children on any terrain.   

  • Extra-long adjustable rotating handlebar   
  • Easy to fold and unfold; no need to bend down at all   
  • Outstanding off-road steering capacity   
  • Two individual canopy works separately   
  • Large adjustable canopies provide better sunshade   
  • Multiple storage capacity is the ultimate lifesaver 
  • Bulkier when folded   

Britax B-Ready G3: Best versatile stroller for tall parents

best travel stroller for tall kid

  • Stroller Height: 44″    
  • Stroller Dimensions: 44 H x 24 W x 43.25 L (unfolded)    
  • Stroller Weight: 30 lbs. (without the bassinet/car seat)   
  • Suitable for: Newborns up to 55 lbs.   

You can turn Britax B-Ready G3 single stroller into an in-line double stroller to keep your babies close to your eyes. This stroller is affordable and versatile; Ben helped me test its 12 different seating positions with Jason and Lily, a unique feature that tall parents hardly find in other strollers. Besides its comfortable seating options, the stroller won’t bother you at all while moving it over rough terrain or soft sand.   

  • Long adjustable rotating handlebar   
  • Impressively roll over all-terrain   
  • Easy to fold with/without seats   
  • Rear seat compatible with B Ready Bassinet, Britax Infant Car Seats, or B Ready Second Seat   
  • Large canopy and storage capacity
  • The rear seat and accessories are sold separately   


  • Stroller Height: 39″    
  • Stroller Dimensions: 52.5’’ H x 29’’ W x 46’’ L (unfolded)    
  • Stroller Weight: 50 lbs.   
  • Suitable for: 6 months up to 99 lbs. (per bench)   
  • Basket Weight Capacity: 5 lbs. Approx.

Wonderfold W4 features all the magnetic perks that busy tall parents with three or four toddlers need to cut down their hassle while traveling. The zipper door of this stroller wagon locked my eyes, and I found it very convenient for tall parents who are dealing with back pain issues; you don’t need to lift up the kids as the front zipper door allows kids to move in and out from the stroller. On top of it, you can remove the seats to free up more space inside as the kids grow up and let them enjoy themselves together.   

  • Easy to operate with the ergonomic handlebar   
  • Excellent terrain performance, including sands   
  • Mesh panels for a better view from inside   
  • Adjustable canopy provides sun shades from different angles   
  • Can be folded with/without the seats    
  • Bulky when folded   
  • No cup holder 

Best Strollers for Tall Parents: Final Words  

Initially, you might find it challenging to choose a suitable stroller that meets the demand of your baby’s needs and is also adjustable with your height. While choosing the Best Strollers for Tall Parents, you have to check the boxes of your preferred one to ensure all your necessary perks, including a suitable handlebar, higher seats or adjustable seat height, ease of maneuvering, storage capacity along with your baby’s comfort and safety. 

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When I started shopping for a stroller, I purchased the cheapest one that worked with my car seat and called it a day. To no one's surprise, that stroller was terrible. Both my child and I hated using it.

A good stroller goes a long way for you and your little one's enjoyment while going for a walk, running errands, or just lugging them from one location to the next. When your kid is small, safely using a stroller requires car seat adapters or the right bassinet-style attachment. Then, they get bigger, and so does all the stuff you have to carry around. But if the wheels don't work or something breaks? I don't know about you, but I'm going home.

It's easy to get overwhelmed with all the options and scared off by the sticker shock. After a bad experience with a cheap stroller, I'm here to tell you it's worth investing in a great one. After months of testing by two different parents, these 11 strollers are all fantastic and cover a wide range of styles and budgets. If you aren't sure what type of stroller you need, get our tips over on How to Shop for a Stroller . And don't miss our other parenting guides on baby carriers , baby monitors , and our favorite baby gear .

Updated April 2024: We've added new double stroller, wagon, and jogging stroller picks, plus a new honorable mention. There's also a new section on how we test strollers and how to choose one.

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Best Overall Stroller

Baby Jogger combines the best of city and jogging strollers to create the GT2 City Mini. It has the suspension of a jogger, but still folds down easily with one hand, is fairly flat, and has small wheels that make it much more convenient to store. Even though Jogger is in the name, it’s not made for jogging–that's just the brand name, not the stroller type.

The GT2 City Mini comes with an adapter that works with a handful of major car seat brands, such as Graco and Chicco, for use with an infant. Many stroller brands will make you purchase an adapter to work with other car seats, so it’s nice that this one comes with it, and there are other adapters you can buy if you have a car seat that isn’t compatible with the included one. Without the infant adapter, the stroller only faces outward. It doesn’t stand up while folded, but it folds nearly flat and has such small wheels that I could lean it against wall by my entryway table and genuinely barely notice it, which is not the case with most other strollers I tested (including some compact ones!)

Overall, this full-size stroller is a smooth ride, with great maneuverability and beautiful fabric, too. The only thing missing is an option to face inward, but instead your kiddo can stay in the car seat until they’re ready to face the great big world.

Infant car seat adapter (included). Weight limit: 65 pounds.

Best City Stroller

This full-size stroller does it all, particularly for that first year of your baby’s life. The Thule Shine ( 9/10, WIRED Recommends ) works with both an infant car seat adapter and a bassinet attachment (both the adapter and bassinet are sold separately, though), making it a nice modular stroller or full travel system that can grow with your child. The default seat also faces both inward and outward. It's not cheap, but it's priced a little better than other popular strollers with similar features. The small wheels still provide a smooth ride and can handle your regular bumps better than lightweight strollers can.

The Shine’s handle has four adjustable heights, which is fantastic if your household has a lot of heights (and even with only a few inches between us, my husband and I both had different handle height preferences). It has a slim profile that feels comfortable on busy sidewalks and store aisles. I also love how low the canopy can go to shade my little one’s eyes when we take late afternoon walks. The stroller folds pretty easily too—just make sure you do all the steps (folding the front down, then activating the handlebar release) in the right order. I will say it doesn't fold quite as small as I’d like, and it was a pain to fit into a smaller sedan trunk, but it still had a nice enough fold for daily use. I also wish it came with a cup holder, but you can buy both a cup holder ($25) and a snack tray ($41) as separate, attachable stroller accessories.

Infant bassinet attachment (sold separately), infant car seat attachment (sold separately). Weight limit: 49 pounds.

Best to Fold and Carry

I live in an apartment building that has a small staircase right before the path to my door, which means I need to break down my stroller in the parking lot before lugging it, and my baby, inside. So many strollers require me to fold the stroller flat and then lean all the way down to grab it again, while balancing my baby and a diaper bag. Not this stroller. The Nuna TRVL is a lightweight stroller (also known as a compact stroller or umbrella stroller ) that basically folds itself after I hit the buttons on the handle. Once it’s folded, it has a bar that sticks straight up so I can grab it and start walking down the stairs without bending over. It sounds lazy, but after a day of bending over to pick up my child and everything he throws on the ground, it’s a relief to not have to bend and lift a larger item while balancing my son at the same time.

The stroller is lightweight and super easy to carry while also carrying a kid. It has a large lower pocket that fits a large diaper bag backpack and a couple water bottles while walking around Legoland or the zoo. (It doesn't have room for more than that, though, if you plan to shop.) It also comes with a travel bag to place it in, so you can bring it on a plane. It’s pricier than other travel strollers that have just as many features, but I love it now that my kid faces forward, and he looks the most comfortable lounging in this soft stroller. It’s not as full-featured as something like the Thule Shine, and doesn’t have storage extras like the Joovy Kooper or Zoe Tour, but I love the easy fold and standing feature so much that I come back to it every day .

Compatible with Nuna’s car seats only. Weight limit: 50 pounds.

Best Lightweight Stroller for the Money

Looking at the Zoe Tour stroller next to the Nuna TRVL stroller, it's hard to tell the difference right away. These compact strollers have similar-looking materials, designs, and colorways. But the Tour is almost half the price of the TRVL, and comes with stroller accessories that allow for more storage, including a removable parent organizer and kid snack compartments you can install instead of the stroller grab bar.

The Zoe Tour isn't quite as easy to fold and won't stand up on its own like the TRVL will, and the material feels a little cheaper. It was also easy for my son to dislodge the canopy from the stroller when he got annoyed with it. But for half the price, it's a pretty great travel stroller with just as much class as the TRVL. It also comes with cup holders for both parent and baby that you can attach onto the stroller (the baby ones would replace the belly bar).

Zoe also makes a double stroller, the Twin v2 ($529) , which looks very similar to the Tour. I haven't tested it yet since I only have one child, but I like that it's still compatible with infant car seats.

Infant car seat adapter (sold separately). Weight limit: 45 pounds.

★ An alternative: The Joovy Kooper ($200) is the same price and has a similar non-stand fold, but comes with a full tray for your kiddo if you're looking for something with more kid storage. It also has a higher weight limit of 55 pounds.

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Doona Stroller

Best for Newborns

I remember looking at the Doona while I was pregnant, seeing the price tag, and closing the tab. But I had assumed, wrongly, that the $550 price tag was for a car seat plus a separate car seat carrier, like the Baby Trend Snap-N-Go ($77) , and figured I could create the same configuration for cheaper. It’s not! It’s a two in one! The legs and wheels fold into the car seat itself, so you can easily switch it from stroller mode to car seat mode, no additional stroller or wheeled device required. Instead of needing an entire travel system for that first year, you can just get the Doona and have everything you need to go for a walk or a drive.

It takes a little practice to get the motion right, but I was impressed with how easy it was once I got it down. I was also pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t heavier to carry than the Graco infant car seat I had used, even though it comes with wheels. The price tag of $550 is scary, but many of us will spend that much on a car seat, stroller, and bassinet accessories anyway. This way, you can buy just one device you know you’ll use right away, and decide what kind of long-term stroller you want once you’re more settled into parenthood.

Built-in infant car seat. Weight limit: 35 pounds (and 32 inches).

electric stroller

Best Electric Stroller

If you think an electric stroller is overkill, then you’ve never walked down a steep hill while holding on to 60 pounds of stroller and kid, terrified that a trip or misplaced step will send your little one careening into traffic.

Yes, Cybex’s E-Priam is a very glamorous luxury stroller, with leather trim, front suspension, and never-flat tires. But sensors in the handlebars also deliver carefully calibrated electric assistance when you’re going uphill, downhill, or even struggling across rough ground. It’s a little difficult to assemble, and I wish you could manually adjust the assistance level, but it has provided much physical and psychological relief. —Adrienne So

Infant car seat adapter (included), infant cot attachment (sold separately). Weight limit: 55 pounds.

Veer Cruiser City stroller

Best Double Stroller (Or Even Quadruple)

The Veer Cruiser ( 9/10, WIRED Recommends ) stroller wagon has been reviewer Adrienne So's favorite stroller for years. She took it everywhere as a double stroller from when her son was 5 months old until her two kids were 6 and 8. The rugged wagon is made of matte-black aluminum, with a locking handle that allows you to either pull or push it. The airless tires have made it through muddy trails, beaches, and gravel paths. It is large and folds down flat rather than into itself, and feels similar to a large boogie board in the fold formation. There's also the Veer Cruiser City, which is the exact same as the Veer Cruiser but with the wheels swapped (aka big wheels next to the handle instead of in the front of the wagon). If you aren't hitting rugged trails and tougher terrain often, you might prefer this arrangement. It was frustrating to drag the City Cruiser along the beach, but great to tote my kid on sidewalks or grassy parks.

What's especially impressive about this stroller wagon is that it's great for hauling multiple kids or other stuff. Adrienne has hauled chairs for a picnic in the park, or fit four kids under 7 years old into the four-seat formation. I've used it to tote around two toddlers on the beach and around town or to carry a bulky diaper bag on one seat while my son sits on the other with his soccer ball. It's a great wagon for multiple kids and multiple stages of life, which is more than almost any other double strollers can say.

Infant car seat attachment (sold separately). Weight limit: 55 pounds per seat (two seats, can have two or four seatbelts).

Evenflo Pivot Xplore stroller

Best All-Terrain Wagon

The Evenflo Pivot Xplore is a nice middle ground in the world of stroller wagons. It's on the pricey side compared to other wagons, but not as expensive as others with the same abilities.

The soft stroller is nice and deep so my toddler is secure while he sits inside. It's raised so I don't have to bend as far over to reach him, and gives nice leeway for the wheels when you're bumping over rough or loose terrain. I really like the included attachable storage basket, which is big enough for a small soccer ball and various toys. There's a snack tray, too. There are also two little sunshades on either side, though they're too short for full sun coverage overhead. It's on the bulky side while folded, and is very annoying to move around or lift while folded–it reminds me a bit of lugging around a jogging stroller.

My favorite feature is Evenflo's handlebar. Not only is it nice and big like your standard stroller handlebar, but you can switch which side it's on to make it more of a wagon or a stroller-style push. The stroller style crosses over the stroller wagon, bringing you closer to your kiddo, while the wagon-style extends outward and makes it a little farther away. Wagon-style puts the bigger wheels in front, to help push through harder terrain. It's adjustable by a few inches, so you can adjust it for your height. On the body of the wagon you can add on an infant car seat using an adapter ($56) or attach a toddler seat ($148) if they're too big for a car seat but too small to hang out in the base of the wagon. My toddler loves it–but mainly because his dad pretends it's a race car. My stress levels are fine, thanks.

Infant car seat attachment (sold separately). Weight limit: 55 pounds per seat (two seats).

Thule Urban Glide 3 stroller

Best Jogging Stroller

Joggers are big, but the Thule does a good job of not being too big—or at least not as big as the competition. The Thule Urban Glide 3, like its predecessor the Urban Glide 2, has a slim enough form to pass through the walkway dividers meant to discourage my local skateboarders, and folds a little flatter than other joggers, so it's easier to walk past in my entryway. It's a smooth ride and easy to fold with one hand, though at 26 pounds it's too heavy to carry with your kid in your other arm safely.

There are a few changes on the new Thule Urban Glide 3 from the earlier model. One is the hand brake, which is now less circular and instead designed for ergonomic hold to make it easier to use. I personally preferred the earlier version, but the new one is a little more straightforward for where to place your hand and pull from and works just as well to help control your downhill speed. There's also a new, extended canopy to better shade your little one on your runs, and it comes in a bunch of fun colors similar to the Thule Shine. Finally, there's a new built-in footrest for kids to place their feet instead of dangling. I didn't really notice the footrest improving my son's comfort while in this jogger, but my kid is also only a year and a half, so it might make a bigger difference for bigger kids.

Thule also sells stroller accessories that let you use this jogger with an infant, either with Thule’s bassinet attachment or one of the various car seat adapters. There are also attachable cup holders ($25) and water bottle cages ($30) you can purchase separately to add onto the Urban Glide 3.

★ An alternative: The BOB Gear Wayfinder ($476) is pretty similar to the Thule, but folds a little bigger, is a few pounds heavier, and stands taller than the Urban Glide 3, so it’s a good fit for taller folks. I found the height a little uncomfortable, but I'm only 5'4". It’s also a little cheaper than the Thule.

Bassinet attachment (sold separately), infant car seat adapter (sold separately). Weight limit: 49 pounds.

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If you bike, run, hike, or ski with your children, you might want to consider investing in a multisport trailer. When my children were in preschool, I biked my children around our neighborhood in the Thule Chariot Lite 2. It's 28 pounds, but light for its size.

When we get to our destination, I click the front wheels out of their holders and convert it into a stroller. If you want to pack a few groceries or backpacks in there with your kids, it has a weight capacity of up to 100 pounds, and it folds down small enough to fit into a car trunk. There's also a ski attachment, which I highly recommend if you like snow sports and you have one or two kids that are just too small to strap into skis. —Adrienne So

No infant options. Weight limit: 49 pounds per seat (two seats).

Doona Liki Trike Stroller

Best Trike Stroller

This handy trike stroller ( 7/10, WIRED Review ) lets your kid feel a little more involved in your strolling adventure. The cute folding trike has five different modes to grow with your child from 10 months old all the way to 3 years old, and even becomes a regular trike they can drive once they're big enough. It travels nice-ish, since it breaks down super small and has a soft carrying handle, but the large parent handle doesn't fold and has to be removed (Doona sells a little backpack that can hold both the trike and handle). The seat cushions are thinner and there's less room to lounge, though, so my 1-year-old got more annoyed with longer walks in this trike than he would in a regular stroller. It's great for short walks on nice days, though.

No infant options (only for ages 10 months and up). Weight limit: 37 pounds.

Joovy Tricycoo

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  • Guava Roam for $550 : I love the Guava Roam jogging stroller ( 7/10, WIRED Recommends ) for its compact fold, but the lack of a hand brake makes it better for power walkers than for runners. If you like nice long walks and want your kid to be comfy in a midsize stroller, this is a solid choice.
  • Nuna Mixx Next for $800 : This stroller has a smooth ride that rivals a jogging stroller. It’s great for the first year, as it works with an infant car seat and can face both inward and outward. It folds better while facing outward, though, and the controls aren’t as intuitive as other strollers. It also works only with Nuna’s infant car seat, so if you have a different car seat, you’ll need to purchase a bassinet attachment to use it for the first few months.
  • BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3 for $550 : This is a popular jogger, but I found it frustrating to fold and was disappointed it didn’t have any hand brakes. It’s only $30 cheaper than the Wayfinder, so you might as well go with that one. I’d only recommend the Revolution Flex 3 for shorter runners who won't be folding it often, since the Wayfinder is quite tall.
  • Joovy Tricycoo 4.1 for $130 : This trike stroller is cheaper than the Doona, but is larger and doesn't fold. If you don't intend to take it anywhere beyond walking distance of your home, though, it's a fine trike stroller.
  • Colugo The One for $395 : This was a solid stroller, and I liked that it came with a parent cup holder that fits my 40-ounce tumbler. It's a compact stroller style like the Zoe Tour with a little nicer fabric, but the harness clasp is a little more complicated. If your kid tends to escape the harness, this could be a good choice for you, but otherwise, I prefer the Zoe or Nuna.

Guava Roam Stroller folded up on a trail

How We Test and Compare Strollers

Initially, I test all strollers the same. I grade how easy they are to set up, how smooth the ride is (taking type of wheels and price point into consideration) and how easy it is to get my kid in and out of them. I take them on walks with my kid through the neighborhood and park, testing on sidewalks, streets, grass, and flat trails. I also compare how easy they are to fold, how large each stroller is when folded, and place them all into a sedan trunk to see if it fits.

Joggers I take on both streets and trails, and test the hand brakes on hills to confirm they help my posture and control. I am sometimes spotted going for a jog with weights in the stroller instead of my son, since he isn't always available (or interested) in partaking in my comparison runs. Wagons also get more tests on tougher terrain to see how the wheels and control hold up.

I grade lightweight and compact strollers more strictly on the ease of fold and lift, since that's a primary feature. If a stroller has multiple modes (like inward and outward facing), I make sure to test those both, too, though sometimes without my toddler since he won't face inward any longer.


How to Choose a Stroller

There are several different kinds of strollers: everyday or full-size strollers, lightweight or compact strollers, jogging strollers, double strollers, and even trike strollers and wagons. It can feel overwhelming to try to predict what kind you need before your kid arrives, and to invest in something you'll use for years to come. We dive into more buying advice in our guide on how to choose the right stroller .

My top advice? Ask yourself what you'll use the stroller for most, and check how difficult it'll be to lug heavier strollers out of your home and into your car. That can narrow down several choices quickly. For me, a lightweight option has been best , but that's because I have a staircase outside my front door and no garage.

Another easy option is whether you already have an infant car seat. If you do, you can use that to narrow down strollers that are compatible. Some brands like Maxi-Cosi have a ton of compatibility, while UppaBaby's car seats have much more limited lists. You can also buy a travel system if you want your stroller and car seat to be a matching set that works from the infant stage to well beyond.

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Best Stroller for Tall Toddlers (2023)

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If you’re in a hurry and just want to find out what the best stroller for a tall toddler is, I’d recommend the UPPAbaby G-LUXE Stroller .

If your toddler is on the tall side, there is a good chance that they will outgrow there current stroller before too long. While they might be ready to walk on their own a lot of the time, there are probably still some times when it would just be more convenient to cart them around.

In this article, I am breaking down the best strollers for tall toddlers, and in the end, I’ll choose the winner.

Here are the strollers I will be reviewing:

UPPAbaby G-LUXE Stroller

  • ZOE XL1 BEST v2 Stroller
  • Thule Urban Glide 2.0 Jogging Stroller

Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight Jogging Stroller

Maclaren quest stroller, why get a stroller for a tall toddler.

Strollers that accommodate tall toddlers are really useful in a couple of different situations.

If you have a child that is really tall for their age, there is a good chance that they will outgrow their stroller long before they are ready to start walking everywhere on their own. In this case, it might be worth investing in a  high quality stroller  that fits your child well, and provides room to grow.

The other situation where you might want to get one is when you have a child that’s a little older (and a little taller) that wants to ride in the stroller on occasion. Maybe they are fine walking most of the time, but that family trip to Disneyland or to the zoo would be more walking than they could handle. In this case, it can be a good idea to get a less expensive stroller that’s well suited to taller children, since it might not get as much use.

What To Look For When Buying A Stroller For Tall Toddlers

There are a few things that you should pay close attention to when shopping for a stroller for a tall toddler.

Seat Height

You will want a stroller with a tall enough seat to support your child. If the seat height is too low, your passenger won’t be comfortable. It goes without saying that an uncomfortable toddler will lead to an unhappy parent.

Canopy Height

Sometimes a stroller has a high seat, but a low canopy. In these cases, your little passenger will hit their head on the canopy when it’s in use.

Now, you might be able to make a stroller with a low canopy work if you are able to adjust it or fold it down. But still, when you’re shopping with a tall toddler in mind, you might as well get a stroller with a high canopy.

Check to make sure that they foot rest is low enough. If it’s too high, your child’s feet will go right past it and just dangle. This isn’t the most comfortable thing in the world after a while.

The best case scenario is an adjustable foot rest. That way, it’s comfortable for tall and short children alike.

Weight Limit

Naturally, taller children tend to weigh more than shorter children. So, you’ll want to make sure the weight limit is high enough for your child, and allows some room for growth.

My Big Kid Stroller Reviews

There are different types of strollers out there for different situations. So, I wanted to include regular,  all-terrain , and  umbrella strollers  in this post. Depending on your needs, one of these types may be the best fit for you. While I feel good recommending any of the strollers on this list, I’ve also picked a favorite.

The first thing that you will notice about this umbrella stroller is that the handlebars sit a few inches behind the back wheels. While this will take a little getting used to, it actually makes the stroller far more comfortable to push. This is particularly true for taller parents that sometimes hit the back wheels with their feet when they walk with other strollers.

best travel stroller for tall kid

The seat and canopy heights are quite impressive. So, this one is suitable for tall toddlers and older children alike. It’s weight limit is solid as well at 55 pounds.

It also has high handlebars. So, it’s comfortable for  tall parents  to push. This is really hard to find in an umbrella stroller.

Additionally, there is a shock-absorbing system that makes it easier on the rider to go over bumps, cracks and uneven ground.

The fabric and padding all remove easily without disassembling the frame. So, it’s easy to clean whenever you want.

The mesh seat is an excellent option for warmer weather. However, it’s not ideal when it’s cold outside.

The footrest on this stroller extends. So, this one will be a great fit even as your toddler continues to grow.

It’s able to stand when folded. This is incredibly helpful, especially when you take it into a restaurant or another crowded space. It does require two hands to close though, which is a bit of a bummer.

The storage space is extra large. So, the stroller can help lighten the load whenever you’re walking about. It also comes with a cup holder. So, you will a place to put your coffee.

All in all, this is a great stroller. In fact, this is my favorite stroller for tall toddlers.

  • Tall seating area and canopy
  • High handlebars
  • Extendable footrest
  • Able to stand when folded
  • Maneuvers really well
  • Closing the stroller requires two hands


This stroller feels as though it were specifically designed with really tall toddlers in mind.

best travel stroller for tall kid

The canopy is very high, and the seat will comfortably fit tall toddlers. The weight limit is solid as well at 50 pounds. The canopy also happens to be really large, providing fantastic coverage from the sun.

This one scores well in terms of maneuverability, providing a smooth ride and allowing you to make tight turns with ease.

This stroller is easy to fold with one hand, and is also quite compact when folded. Because the stroller folds up so tightly, it’s easy to get through security lines at the airport or train station. It’s also really convenient to take it to a theme park or to the zoo.

It comes with a parent cup holders and a child cup holders. So, everyone will be well hydrated.

The storage basket underneath is extra large. So, it can easily fit a diaper bag, back pack, or anything else that you might prefer not to carry.

One of the nicest things about this one is that it’s affordably prices. So, if your toddler is outgrowing your old stroller but won’t be riding around too much longer, this can be a great purchase to bridge the gap between toddlerhood and childhood.

This biggest drawback with this one is that some parents reported issues with the wheels. They have a tendency to stick at times which can be a bit frustrating. It’s also a little flimsier in general than some of the higher priced strollers.

  • Easy one handed fold
  • Seat and canopy support very tall toddlers
  • Affordably priced
  • Adjustable seat reclines easily
  • Some parents report that wheels have a tendency to stick
  • Flimsy compared to higher priced strollers

​Thule Urban Glide 2.0 Jogging Stroller

Thule pulled out all the stops for active parents who have tall toddlers in tow with this  jogging stroller . The design is  lightweight with all sorts of features.

best travel stroller for tall kid

The size and height of the seat make this an excellent choice for tall toddlers. It’s also capable of carrying kids that weight up to 75 pounds. The canopy is large, adjustable, and provides great coverage from the sun.

It has air filled tires and a suspension system that make for a smooth ride, even on challenging terrains. A handbrake that is integrated into the handlebars provides extra control. This is a really cool feature since it allows you to slow the stroller down effortlessly whenever you’re going down a hill.

The stroller has a large storage basket underneath with a zip top cover. So, you can put large and small items down below and feel confident that they are secure.

The seat reclines easily. That said, some parents note that even when it’s as upright as possible, it’s still at a bit of a recline.

It can be folded easily with one hand. So, packing it up when you’re done using it is a breeze.

The biggest drawback with this one is that it’s quite expensive. So, it’s probably only worth the price if you go off road or jogging often.

It should also be noted that this one is fairly large and bulky. That’s generally not an issue if you’re taking it off road or going for a jog , but it’s not great in crowded spaces. So, I wouldn’t recommend using this as an every day stroller .

  • Seat and canopy height are great for tall toddlers
  • Air filled tires and suspension system provide a smooth ride
  • High weight limit up to 75 pounds
  • Adjustable handlebar is great for tall parents and short parents alike
  • On the expensive end of the range
  • Fairly bulky
  • No cup holder or parent tray

This is another jogging stroller with an extra wide, extra tall seat. The seat also rests high, so your little passenger will have a great view. This is a nice feature for older kids that enjoy looking around as they  travel about.

best travel stroller for tall kid

The weight limit on this one is an impressive 75 pounds. So, you’re child won’t outgrow it for quite a while.

Joovy has loaded this one with all kinds of features, including a running leash and a tire pump. It also has a large storage space underneath and a  parent organizer  that carries two cups and has a zipper pocket. So, you’ve got a place for your large items, valuables, and even a couple of beverages.

Its large air filled tires ensure that your little one will have a smooth ride, regardless of the terrain.

Some parents have experienced durability issues with this one. In particular, the wheels seem to loosen over time and have even been known to fall off in some cases. So, if you want a stroller that can hold up well over time against tough terrains, there might be better options.

  • Air filled tires make any terrain easy to navigate
  • Makes exceptionally tight turns
  • High seat height and canopy accommodate tall toddlers
  • Some reports of the wheels loosening over time
  • Some parents have noted durability issues

The Maclaren Quest is everything you would imagine from a classic stroller. Its seat and canopy height accommodate tall toddlers, and its weight limit is 55 pounds. In addition, it has an adjustable foot rest, so it continues to fit kids as they grow.

best travel stroller for tall kid

The seat reclines easily with one hand. So, if your little passenger gets tired, it’s easy to sneak in a nap.

It has a one handed folding feature. This is one of those things that you might not fully appreciate until you experience the frustration of trying to fold up another stroller that’s not so easy to pack up. Then, you realize that folding easily is one of the most important things to look for in a stroller.

Possibly the best aspect of the Maclaren is the fabric. It’s easy to remove and it’s machine washable. However, it actually wipes clean so easily that you won’t feel the need to machine wash it that often.

  • Tall seat accommodates tall toddlers
  • Fabric is removable, machine washable, and easy to clean
  • Extendable leg rest fits toddlers as they grow
  • Seat reclines easily with one hand
  • One handed compact fold
  • Some parents have experienced issues with the wheels locking and overall maneuverability

Final Thoughts

It’s tough to pick a favorite on this list, since there are a lot of great choices that will suit parents with different needs. That said, I think the UPPAbaby G-LUXE Stroller is the best stroller for tall toddlers. The main reason that I say this is that it’s a quality product, at a really good price point. If you’re toddler is outgrowing their current stroller, there is a good chance that they won’t be riding around for much longer. So, it may not make sense to spend too much money getting something more expensive.

Of course, if you’re looking for an all-terrain stroller, or a jogging stroller, you might look at one of the other options on this list. There are certainly some fantastic higher priced options as well if you plan to get a lot of use out of this purchase.

Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases. However, this does not impact our reviews and comparisons. We try our best to keep things fair and balanced, in order to help you make the best choice for you.

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Some days with your baby are literally a walk in the park—and a traditional stroller, with a comfy seat and oodles of storage to stash snacks, balls, and sandbox toys, is exactly what you need. But some days require driving, making multiple stops, and weaving through crowded store aisles. That’s where umbrella strollers come in.

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Umbrella strollers are named for what they look like when you collapse them. “They fold into a long, narrow package—though not as narrow as an actual umbrella,” says Joan Muratore, the engineer who oversees stroller testing for Consumer Reports. With fabric seats and two separate handles, they’re easy to maneuver and, when folded up, they’re easy to carry and store. That’s why they’re also great for traveling . (In fact, umbrella strollers were invented in 1965 by an aviation engineer looking to replace his heavy pram with something more lightweight for an international flight.)

As far as weight goes, some models weigh as little as 12 pounds, while others weigh as much as 18 pounds—but they’re still considerably lighter than other strollers, which can weigh as much as 38 pounds.

Most umbrella strollers are designed to carry babies 6 months and older, when they typically can sit up on their own—which means most models have a fixed, non-reclining seat. You’ll also find that most umbrella strollers have more limited storage than traditional strollers , and smaller wheels that may not handle uneven terrain quite as well. So while an umbrella stroller won’t be the first stroller you buy for a new baby, it makes a great second stroller for whenever ease and portability take priority over bells and whistles.

In our latest lab tests, we assessed 20 new strollers, including models from Graco, Chicco, UPPAbaby, and Nuna. None of these newly assessed umbrella strollers performed as well as the top performers below, but you can find the results from all our tests in our comprehensive stroller ratings .

CR’s engineers test umbrella strollers in the lab at our Yonkers, N.Y., headquarters, just as they test all strollers: Each model is assessed for safety, maneuverability, and user-friendliness. We evaluate strollers for safety, using tests patterned after the Consumer Product Safety Commission and American Society for Testing and Materials standards; these tests assess the integrity of the stroller’s frame when impacted, the security of the harness and brakes on an incline, and more. Using weights to simulate a child, we navigate strollers along our indoor test course, steering around S-curves, between cones, up and down a curb, and over obstructions that mimic grass, mulch, and tree roots.

To see how umbrella models measure up to other types of strollers, explore our comprehensive stroller ratings , which include brands like Chicco, Summer Infant, UPPAbaby, and more. Not sure which type is right for you? Check our stroller buying guide .

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Thankfully, my wife and I come prepared. The Bugaboo Butterfly travel stroller is a godsend when running around with small humans . It opens quickly and easily, it’s light and portable, and it holds kids up to fifty pounds. That means even though my two-year-old daughter is usually the one hitching the ride, when my five-year-old son’s legs get tired (or a sibling rivalry inevitably rears its head), he can hop in there, too.

All of which is to say that when the Koenig clan finally does arrive at the gate, all four of us are in relatively good spirits—even the two year old. The Bugaboo is a great get, but there are a number of other travel strollers out there that could be a good match for you and yours. Read our full breakdown of the varieties we’ve tested and reviewed.

The Butterfly is aptly named, as it feels like it is actually floating over the ground, even when on grass and gravel. The seat must be especially comfortable, because my two year old surely would have let me know in no uncertain terms were it not. The cargo space on the Bugaboo is good enough for emergency drinks, snacks, Mom’s bag, and Dad’s travel hoodie.

Opening and closing the Butterfly is a cinch, and with Irish blood on both sides, my kids appreciate the sun canopy as well. The stroller is small enough to keep as a carry-on, but if you do decide to check it, be sure to fold up the footrest so it doesn’t get damaged in transit.

There’s not much to dislike about the All-City stroller, and that includes its price point, which is a good chunk less than the Bugaboo’s (right in the $300 range, depending on when and where you shop).

This is a stroller with comfortable padding in the seating area and folding mechanisms that won’t induce public meltdowns (from dads, not toddlers). It’s also rather maneuverable and has a silky ride that is really impressive. The only bona fide knock against it is that at 17.6 pounds, it’s pretty bulky, and without a shoulder strap, heaving it around is a real workout.

For an item that costs around $100, the Classic Stroller from babyGap can take a beating. That’s a pleasant surprise for those of us dads who tend to hulk out on things from time to time. (Hi, it’s me. I’m the problem, it’s me.)

This stroller also has a comfortable seat with a five-point harness and a sun canopy overhead with a peekaboo window so you can keep an eye on Junior. The only thing not to like about it is that the folding lock on the bottom-right side takes a little getting used to, which might annoy impatient dads... Not that I know anyone like that.

The most minimalistic of the strollers on this list, the Contours Itsy Lightweight Travel Stroller reminds me of something my wife says every time I float the idea of buying a new car. She points out the window at the old beater in our driveway and says, “Does it still roll?”

This stroller has no cupholders and limited storage space. It also doesn’t recline, which might be an issue for bigger kids. But it does, in fact, still roll—rather smoothly at that. And at just 12.3 pounds and $170, this will be a sensible option for many.

Before I had kids, I used to think I wanted twins. What a sweet and innocent child I was. One kid at a time has been plenty for me, and for those dads in the trenches with twins, you have my respect.

For you guys, the Uppababy G-Link V2 Stroller is a very solid choice. I think of it as the Cadillac of travel strollers—comfortable, smooth, and (obviously) rather large. It’s actually too big to keep as a carry-on, so be prepared to check it. But realistically, there is very little not to like here.

Since I’m a full-fledged suburban dad now, car seats are my current worry. But I lived in cities for twenty years of my life, so I am very sympathetic to space concerns. The best travel stroller out there for the urban denizens among us needs to be small and easy to maneuver—enter the Babyzen YOYO2.

This zippy little thing is great for weaving through armies of commuters on busy city sidewalks. It also folds up teeny, and at 13.7 pounds, it’s an easy carry with a padded shoulder strap. The only downside is that it’s not fond of rough surfaces, which is not really a big deal as long as you avoid New York City potholes.

You know that feeling when you’re cutting wrapping paper and the scissors begin to glide? That’s how it feels to push the Silver Cross. It’s also got a five-point harness and an adjustable footrest, plus it fully reclines. The sun canopy is workable if not the largest I’ve seen.

A fun trick is that this stroller folds into a little rolling-suitcase-looking thing—the leather-wrapped bumper bar turns into the handle. The main drawback here is that cargo space is at a bare minimum. The Silver Cross Jet 3 is best thought of as the roadster of travel strollers.

Traveling with infants—and really doing anything with infants, now that I say it out loud—has an added degree of difficulty. Gently put: You’re going to want all the help you can get. That’s why I like this entry from Doona. It doubles as a car seat and stroller, so it gets high marks for versatility. It is also ready right out of the box for newborns (many other strollers need to be adapted for kids under six months). And, best of all, for you cosmopolites out there, it’s approved by both U.S. and European authorities for air travel.

The one issue with this stroller is that its max weight capacity is thirty-five pounds, so your child will likely outgrow it quickly. But it’s great to save for a second kid or to share with friends.

What to Consider When Buying a Travel Stroller

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Movement When you’re pushing around one, two, or (godspeed) three-plus kids, you want the stroller to make it easy on you. If you’re in the city, you only need it to be good on sidewalk asphalt and epoxied airport floors. If you’re in the burbs, gravel and dirt might come into the equation.

Weight When it’s folded up, you want it to be easy to handle. This is especially true for carry-on strollers.

Storage Everyone in the family has essentials: Baby’s snacks, Dad’s drink, Mom’s in-flight melatonin. A good stroller gives you space for all of it.

Ease of use Is it difficult to fold? Does it fit in an overhead bin? Is the carry-strap sufficient for its size? Stuff like this is important.

Versatility This is critical when you’ve got multiple kids and the older ones like to campaign for stroller privileges. What is the weight limit? Also, if a stroller can recline, it’ll be more comfortable for bigger kids.

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Best Travel Strollers

O ur testers found great models across a range of stroller types. The ideal design depends on your child's age, where you're going, and how you're getting there.

Lightweight umbrella strollers and car-seat carriers like the Chicco KeyFit Caddy shown here make traveling with a little one a whole lot easier.

By Keith Flamer, Molly Bradley

Most of the time, a stroller that meets your day-to-day needs isn’t the ideal stroller for travel. A wide handlebar and ultra-sturdy construction may be great for walks through the park, but that extra weight gets cumbersome when you need to lift the stroller in or out of a car or navigate it through a crowded airport.

So if you’ve got a trip coming up, you’ll want a stroller that keeps your little one safe and comfortable but is easy to maneuver.

Brands market certain models as “travel” strollers, but that’s not a firm category with consistent criteria. The ideal model could actually fall under any of the typical stroller types. It could be a traditional stroller that’s light in weight and slender in width or an umbrella stroller wiith ample storage compartments. And there are caddies and convertible models that lend themselves especially well to travel. The best travel stroller for you will depend on how old your children are and how you’re getting to your destination.

CR’s comprehensive stroller ratings highlight the strong points and drawbacks of a wide range of strollers, carriers, and travel systems for infants and toddlers. We’ve tested strollers from almost 30 brands, including Chicco, Doona, Graco, Mountain Buggy, and Uppababy, and we rate them based on ease of use, maneuverability, and, of course, safety.

Below are a few top-rated strollers of different types to help keep your journeys safe and hassle-free. They appear below in alphabetical order,

Best Travel Strollers for Newborns and Infants

If you’re traveling with an infant 6 months old or younger, you’ll need a stroller that fully reclines because your infant is likely to spend a fair amount of time sleeping. The seat should also adjust upright because the child can’t sit up on her own. If you’re traveling by car, you’ll also need an infant car seat. A lightweight car-seat carrier can simplify things. It’s essentially a frame on wheels that can function as a stroller with the car seat but fold up to an especially light and compact size when you transfer to a car. You can also find travel systems that bundle infant car seats with full-fledged strollers, where the car seat can clip into both the stroller and the car, though these are a little bulkier for travel.

Best Travel Strollers for Babies and Toddlers

For children older than 6 months, including toddlers, you have a wider range of stroller options. You’ll of course want something lightweight and fairly compact (at least when folded). But be sure to also assess the stroller’s storage options, which are especially handy when traveling. You’ll also need a car seat if you’re going to be in a car, though car seats for toddlers don’t typically attach to strollers. So unless you’re road-tripping in your own car (where your car seat will stay put), you may need to carry a car seat separately or arrange for rentals, taxis, or ride shares that include a car seat.

Airline Travel With a Stroller

Flying with a baby and stroller takes patience and preparation. The Transportation Security Administration requires that all strollers be physically inspected or X-ray screened, but for the most part, you’ll be able to bring a stroller through security and check it at the gate.

Airlines have different rules about stroller storage on a flight. Whatever the policy, the best strollers for flying may be those that are particularly compact and easily foldable. You can quickly collapse one of these travel-friendly strollers before handing it off for boarding or, if allowed, navigating down the aisle before sliding the stroller under your seat or into an overhead bin.

Remember, overhead bin sizes can vary from plane to plane. Check your airline’s guidelines ahead of a trip so there are no surprises when you board.

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Car seats are an essential piece of gear for every parent who drives. A stroller can be just as important for getting children around town. Buying both can be an expensive or inconvenient proposition, so you might want to consider going with a car seat stroller combo. You can connect the car seat to your vehicle then remove it and connect to your stroller. Having this flexibility might make it easier to move your little one around while keeping them comfortable. Here are the best car seat stroller combos that are for sale on Amazon.

Graco Modes Nest Travel System - $399.99

Graco Modes Nest Travel System 1

$399.99 at Amazon

This Graco Travel System stroller operates as 3 strollers in 1. It operates as an infant car seat carrier, infant pramette and toddler stroller. This car seat can be used as either forward or rear facing depending on the size of your child and has 3 adjustable height positions.

Key features

  • The #1 best-selling baby stroller travel system on Amazon
  • Rear-facing weight limit: 4 to 35 pounds
  • Includes a SnugRide 35 Lite Elite
  • Large and expandable storage baskets

Baby Trend EZ Ride 35 Travel System - $189.99

Baby Trend EZ Ride 35 Travel System 1

$189.99 at Amazon

The Baby Trend Travel System has a padded seat that reclines into multiple positions to keep your child comfortable. There is a parent console where you have two cupholders and a covered storage compartment. The stroller also has a tray so your child can have a drink or snack to take with them. This is a more affordable system with a reasonable price compared to other brands.

  • 3-position height adjustable handle
  • 5-point harness
  • LATCH system
  • Adjustable canopy

Safety 1st Smooth Ride Travel System - $199.99

Safety 1st Smooth Ride Travel System 1

$199.99 at Amazon

This Safety 1st Travel System has high-quality head and body inserts to provide extra support for newborns. This stroller has a child tray, a parent tray and an extra large basket for storage. The flip-flop friendly brakes make it easier to stop and lock in place when parking the stroller,

  • 4 adjustable harness heights
  • Head and body inserts for extra comfort
  • Large canopy with Peek-A-Boo Window

Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System with LiteMax Infant Car Seat - $255.99

Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System 1

$255.99 at Amazon

The Evenflo Travel System features a SafeMax Rear-Facing Infant Car Seat and a SafeZone Base. This seat combo includes a stay-in-car base that makes it easier to connect the infant car seat to the stroller and in the car.

  • Weight limit: 4 to 50 pounds
  • Includes the SafeMax Infant Car Seat
  • Anti-Rebound Base
  • 6 modes of use
  • Self-standing fold

Doona Car Seat & Stroller - $550

Doona Car Seat & Stroller 1

$550.00 at Amazon

The Doona car seat and stroller duo is a complete travel system that can be installed and removed with a simple click of a button and won’t disturb your sleeping baby. Doona uses a near-flat ergonomic design that helps newborns’ upper back, lower back and neck stay aligned when in the seat.

  • UPF 50+ sun protection
  • 3 Layer Side Impact Protection
  • Anti-rebound bar
  • 2-year manufacturer warranty

How to choose the right car seat stroller combo

Before choosing a car seat stroller configuration, there are some key factors to consider. These travel systems tend to have a maximum weight between 35 to 50 pounds so plan ahead once your child grows too big. If you are struggling to pick the right size for your car seat, then check out this tool from the NHTSA to help you find the right seat for your child .

Are there any drawbacks of car seat stroller combos?

As great as these seat combos are, there are still a few flaws to discuss. These seat combos can take some getting used if you are using one for the first time. If you often take your child out of the car and put them in a stroller then it’s worth the cost but if you don’t do this often then it may not be worth spending the money on a system like this.

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  • Reach out to the pro(s) you want, then share your vision to get the ball rolling.
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A home stager is a professional who prepares a house for sale, aiming to attract more buyers and potentially secure a higher selling price. They achieve this through the following techniques:

  • Rearranging furniture to optimize space and functionality.
  • Decluttering to create a clean and spacious look.
  • Making repairs to address visible issues.
  • Enhancing aesthetics with artwork, accessories, and lighting.
  • Introducing new furnishings to update the style.

Their goal is to present the house in the best light. Home stagers in Elektrostal' help buyers envision themselves living there, increasing the chances of a successful sale.

  • Decluttering
  • Furniture Selection
  • Space Planning
  • Art Selection
  • Accessory Selection

Benefits of the home staging in Elektrostal':

  • Attractive and inviting: Staging creates a welcoming atmosphere for potential buyers.
  • Faster sale: Homes sell more quickly, reducing time on the market.
  • Higher sale price: Staging can lead to higher offers and appeal to a wider range of buyers.
  • Showcasing best features: Strategic arrangement highlights positives and minimizes flaws.
  • Stand out online: Staged homes capture attention in online listings.
  • Emotional connection: Staging creates a positive impression that resonates with buyers.
  • Easy visualization: Buyers can easily picture themselves living in a staged home.
  • Competitive advantage: Staging sets your home apart from others on the market.
  • Affordable investment: Cost-effective way to maximize selling potential and ROI.
  • Professional expertise: Experienced stagers ensure optimal presentation for attracting buyers.

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