What Makes A Good Stroller?

Tick All the Boxes for What A Mum Needs

New mums and some mums for the second time often ask "which baby stroller is the best", be it in stroller and pram forums or on baby websites. And the answer, in general, remains the same: "what are you wanting in a stroller?". Surprisingly, the response to this question invariably includes a list of requirements that all good stoller manufacturers need to look at (and luckily for us most leading brands do).

In no particular order or preference the list of what most mums need in a stroller includes:

  • to be suitable from newborn and up
  • be lightweight
  • have a small folded size i.e. when collapsed
  • 4 wheels
  • reversible
  • large storage basket
  • be narrow to push through checkouts, shop ailses
  • easy to steer

A secondary list that is proving to be a big factor for many mums is that the stroller must have

  • an adjustable handle (for the taller partner or carer)
  • toddler seat or buggy board option
  • choice of optional extras (including drink holder, snack tray, footmuff, umbrella
  • material to be easily cleaned (machine washable fabrics that don't shrink!)

Which Strollers Make the Grade?

Looking at the list of requirements we compared the top-rated brands and found the following models that tick all the boxes.

Bugaboo
Bee - compact, lightweight and maneuverable.
Cameleon³ - 3-in-1, all-terrain, 3rd generation.
Baby Jogger
City Mini - lightweight mobility with style. Including simple one step quick-fold technology.
City Select - for parents on the grow. Includes quick-fold technology.
Peg Perego
Pliko Switch Compact - reversible stroller, maneuverable, compact umbrella folding. Transforms as baby grows.
phil&teds
Smart - complete compact stroller system.
Steelcraft
Acclaim Reverse Handle - security, safety and peace of mind.
Compare These Top-rated Strollers
Bugaboo logo
Bugaboo Bee Stroller Bee
Bugaboo logo
Bugaboo Cameleon³ Stroller Cameleon³
Baby Jogger logo
Baby Jogger City Mini Stroller City Mini
Baby Jogger logo
Baby Jogger City Select Stroller City Select
Peg Perego logo
Peg Perego Pliko Switch Compact Stroller Pliko Switch
phil&teds logo
phil&teds Smart Stroller Smart
Steelcraft logo
Steelcraft Acclaim StrollerAcclaim
Newborn Up To 17kg 17kg 22kg 20kg 15kg 15kg 17kg
Weight 8.5kg 9.6kg 7.62kg 12.7kg 9.9kg 8kg 9kg
Collapsed Width 45cm 50cm 61cm 65cm 51.5cm 57cm 55cm

Types of Baby Buggy

Pram - Silver Cross

Prams

For Newborns to 6 months (9kg)
Fully-reclined position

Stroller - Bugaboo

Strollers

For Newborn to Toddler
Fully-reclined, semi-reclined and upright positions

Jogger | Running Stroller - BOB

Joggers (Running)

For 8 months to Toddlers
Fully-reclined, semi-reclined and upright positions