If you are in the market for a baby stroller, either for yourself or for someone you know, you probably already know that shopping for a stroller is hard work. There are so many styles, options, features and price points to consider that by the time you make a decision on a stroller, your child will be driving a car, not riding in a stroller.
Fortunately, there are places you can look on the web for some recommendations that whittle down all of the options to just a few based on performance, price, features or a number of other criteria. And yes, prices are all over the place, so it's hard to budget how much you want to spend - some strollers can be had for less than $100, while others can run $500 or more - easily.
What we're featuring here are some consensus on the best strollers on the market right now, listed in order from most expensive to least. Some of these fit two babies or toddlers, so keep that in mind as you shop.
BOB Strides Duallie ($550) is a two-seat jogging-type stroller with a large front wheel for navigating, which is needed because the stroller is a bit clunky.
Chicco S3 All-Terrain ($430) is a one-seat jogger with puncture-resistant tires and an insert that is reversible (fleece or knit) to keep your little one from getting too cold or hot.
BOB Sports Utility Duallie ($425) is an "off-road" jogger built for two little ones, can hold about 100 pounds and has a spacious storage area under the seats.
Britax Travel System B-Agile ($420; on sale for $350)is a high-end travel system at a special price right now. It has top-of-the-market impact suppression on all sides, a reclinable seat and can hold up to 55 pounds, which makes it perfect for a child well into his second year.
Baby Jogger City Select ($390) is convertible in its seating and can even fit up to three kiddos. It is not a jogger, but it is built for all-terrain walking or hiking.
BOB ST1001 ($325) is a top-notch all-terrain hiking and jogging stroller, with quality tires and well-padded seat. It has a diaper bag thrown in, as well.
BOB Ironman ($300) is the official stroller of the Ironman triathlon competitions, which means the stroller is designed for athletes. The parents, that is.
Graco FastAction Fold Click Connect Travel System ($200)is the best of the mid- to low-budget strollers that we carry at Ideal Baby. There is plenty of storage for mom, a reclining seat that can lay flat for baby, and the stroller folds up for storage in a second ... literally.
Graco Alano Classic Connect Travel System ($125) is an item that has both a stroller and a car seat. Both have five-point harnesses for baby safety.
Dream on Me Side by Side Double ($95) has a canopy, storage basket, hand brakes and a reclining seat for two babes. It can hold about 27 pounds though, so it's designed more for the early infants (up to six months).
Graco Ipo ($85) can hold up to 50 pounds, but it is collapsible and foldable (not while the child is in it, though), and it comes with a carrying strap for the times your child wants to walk.