2011 brings a whole new meaning to moving forward. With many parents looking forward to the birth of their babies’ this year, count on them searching for the newest and the best gear for their little ones. So how can you find the best baby strollers of 2011 at the cheapest price? Look no further than this page. I have done the research for you. As a mother of four daughters, I have bought my fair share of baby strollers. I know what works and what doesn’t in terms of safety, practicality, and style. OK- I’m not that confident, but I’ve gone through 4 strollers in 8 years. As a writer, I have done my research, and as a stay at home mom-I need to take my job seriously. It is my job to make sure I get the best deals, and I am bringing my best stroller finds to you!
#1. Mia Moda Energi Stroller- My favorite because I own it! This beauty is a three wheel all terrain stroller designed for the mom (or dad) on the go. Suitable from 6 months to 40 lbs., Mia Moda Energi has a three position recline and a five point harness to keep your baby safe and comfortable. This stroller turns on a dime and glides with little effort. I particularly love the swivel front wheel that locks (for running purposes) from the adjustable handle bar. I am a tall mom, and the adjustable handle bar is a must for me! It is even compatible with Mia Moda’s Infant Car Seat. Snap the infant seat into the Energi’s frame, and you have yourself a stealth little pram travel system. The Energi is easy to fold down, and all the extras make this a must for any parents baby gear.
#2. The First Years Wave Stroller, Urban Life – This stroller reminds me of a very expensive version of the Bugaboo. However, this stroller is a fraction of the price of a Bugaboo! New this year, The First Years Wave Stroller changes from a bassinet for the infant to a toddler seat. And with a simple twist of the handle, the Wave goes from a rear-facing to a forward-facing stroller. If you are still using an infant car seat, the First Years’ Viva Infant Car Seat fits easily into the Wave. An universal car seat attachment comes standard with this stroller. This means you can attach just about any infant car seat into the Wave. Weight limit for the wave is 50 lbs. An adjustable handle bar and large under basket make this a top pick for this coupon mom!
# 3. Britax B-Ready Stroller- I love my Britax products! Hands down, they make the best car seats for children, so why should their strollers be any different? It features 14 different configurations–from forward-facing to rear-facing as well as in-line, double-stroller options for infant car seats, bassinets, and toddler seats. The B-READY is user-friendly with features including a large, removable storage basket and an adjustable handle with comfort grips. This stroller is appropriate for children from six months old up to 55 pounds when used with the top seat, or for infants from birth when used with the CHAPERON Infant Car Seat (sold separately) or other major manufacturer’s infant car seats.
#4. The First Years Ignite Stroller – You can’t beat this price for a top-rated, European styled stroller! It’s styling is similar to my Mia Moda stroller. Parent rated higher than the Combi, this little jewel is rated for children from birth to 50 lbs. All eight wheels are six inches in diameter. Pushing this stroller is a dream as its eight wheels glide around tight corners. Its five point harness and wide seat make this stroller comfortable for even the pickiest little riders. Adjustable handle bars are a plus the parent on the go. Recline the seat and pull down the canopy for a restful ride for your little one. Weighing in at just 14 lbs, the Ignite is a top pick for jet stetting moms and dads.
#5. Graco Quattro Tour Deluxe Stroller, Rittenhouse- Extremely comfortable, this stroller is like an SUV! Ultra big wheels assure that this stroller will push through even the toughest elements. The sturdy aluminum frame holds children over 50 lbs. There is a deluxe parent storage tray as well as 2 cup holders. Many parents claim that the under basket is huge and easy to access when the stroller is not fully reclined. Another alluring feature is the one hand collapsing system. Accepts all Graco SnugRide Infant Car Seats and Infant SafeSeat Car Seats.
There you have it! My top 5 stroller picks for 2011. I have shopped and researched for the cheapest prices. Sometimes ordering online is both time saving and cost effective. However, you need to feel and push a stroller. Go ahead. Go to the store and test them out. Get a feel for what you want. You can always come home and order from the comfort of your own home.