Baby Strollers

The best of the best in baby travel systems

The baby stroller is a chief accessory for moms everywhere, a compact carriage to cart everything comfortably. Countless days have been rescued, errands completed and kids lulled to sleep by the gentle motion of a trusty stroller. Maybe productivity and accomplishment cannot be measured on the wheels of your stroller, but it sure feels like that should be the case.

These days, a stroller is no longer a simple mechanism for transport. Now it's closer to a multi-purpose camper, Ferrari and SUV fused into one sleek vehicle with a color palette that complies with the season's hottest trends. But is all this flash worth the designer price tag? And have the advancements in stroller technology really changed how parents stroll with their children?

For some, simplicity is best; for others, the bells and whistles make all the difference. You'll find plenty of strollers for both camps, but they're not all created equal. In fact, it can be pretty darn difficult to figure out how the features of one model make it better or why another brand is charging three times the average stroller price. Before you get lost among the canvas bassinettes and all-terrain wheels, explore the benefits and drawbacks of some of the trendiest, most luxurious and classically designed walking and jogger strollers out there. With a little preparation, you're sure to find the baby stroller that will make your life a heck of a lot easier.

What You Need in a Stroller and What You Don't

Save yourself time, money and aggravation by thinking ahead. If this is your first stroller purchase, you're probably looking for something that covers all your bases -- after all, you don't want to find yourself wanting a certain accessory or more room when you take the stroller out for the first time. But have you considered how unwieldy and heavy a larger stroller can be compared to the more basic lightweight strollers? Sometimes you simply don't know what you need until you need it, but there's no reason that you should learn the hard way.

Begin by examining your lifestyle and travelling habits. Do you anticipate using the stroller for trips to the mall? Brisk strolls in the park? Mountain treks? If you lead a varied and active life, you may want to buy a couple of different strollers to ensure that you'll be able to complete any task safely and comfortably. From baby jogging strollers to double strollers to all-inclusive nurseries on wheels, find out which baby travel systems are the best models for real moms and which are bound to disappoint.