Consumer Reports Finds Best Buy For Strollers

Posted at 5:20 PM, Mar 09, 2016

A stroller for your child is essential. They come in all different shapes, sizes, and prices.

Some look as fancy as a luxury vehicle, with high-end finishes like gleaming metal, leather, and designer fabrics. They have price tags to match, as high as $1,300.

Consumer Reports tests dozens of strollers each year and says that you can find a good one that’s good-looking at almost every price.

Consumer Reports tests all strollers for safety, maneuverability, and ease of use. Those that transition as your baby grows are a good value, like the Chicco Bravo Stroller. It fits an infant seat with or without the stroller seat in place, and then accommodates a toddler up to 50 pounds. The Chicco folds with one hand, which is super-easy. And it stands by itself, which makes it easier to store. With similar strollers selling for over $500, the Chicco Bravo is a Consumer Reports Best Buy at $230.

If your child is a little older, you may appreciate the convenience of an umbrella stroller.

The Summer Infant 3DZyre is very lightweight and nimble, and has a very large canopy.

Folding is simple, and you can carry it with just one hand. It’s a Consumer Reports Best Buy at $140.

If you don’t need as many bells and whistles, check out the Summer Infant 3D Lite for $80. It lacks the extended canopy but still has many of the same features as the 3DZyre.

No matter which stroller you use, your child should be fully buckled into the harness at all times.