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Strolling Along

Every mom has her own set of criteria for choosing a stroller – whether it is the size of the stroller, the weight, the collapsibility, etc. City and suburban moms also have a different set of criteria, based on how they use their strollers.

The wide, all-terrain wheels of the Bugaboo strollers have made them ubiquitous throughout New York City and the recent introduction of similarly styled suspension-styled strollers led New York Magazine to test nine of the newest ones on the market. They compared the strollers for size, weight, storage capacity, ease of setup and breakdown and then took them to the street to see how well they handled the curbs, potholes and cobblestones that make up the urban jungle. It was quite a thorough test!

We want to know what stroller you consider to be your primary mode of transportation for your lil one and why you chose it.


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macgirl macgirl 9 years
mf- I think the thing that I loved about this post was just hearing the different perspectives of people that had very different needs from me. Like being able to take the baby out and collapse the whole thing with one hand. Really nothing I have to do as my stroller is not our main mode of transportation and I normally have a car to put junior in. Such great info in this post, hopefully it will really help people make informed decisions :-)
mf mf 9 years
oh my gosh. if it's possible i'm even more confused than before! i read this and then walked around the streets of nyc to check out what everyone else was using and it was no help! am i a typical first mom or what? i mean..should i even be obsessing over this?
khrystena khrystena 9 years
I love my Quinny Zapp. It folds up so small which is great my car is very small! (Chev Aveo)It also holds the infant car seat and turns on a dime!
LiLRuck44 LiLRuck44 9 years
I love my double Maclaren. It's a side-by-side. My daughter and son hold hands and it fits through any doorway. It also folds up really nicely and is pretty easy to toss in the back of my explorer.
MotoLinz MotoLinz 9 years
We have a Chicco Capri. $60, lightweight, easy to handle with one free hand - love it. For walks around the neighborhood, he prefers his Radio Flyer.
chellebaby chellebaby 9 years
I have a Maclaren Techno XT and I lovelovelove it! It is so lightweight, folds down sooo compactly, and is easy to maneuver. My lil one always seems happy riding in it! My only complaint is that there isn't a lot of cargo room in the bottom, but it isn't a huge deal.
Courtney82 Courtney82 9 years
i have a phil and ted and it rocks, i have a couple more but nothing beats the second seat and if fits our infant seat in it.
macneil macneil 9 years
I love my Zippy Stroller by Inglesina. It is genuinely a one-hand close - you just pull the handle and the whole thing sucks up under your hand. This has been a godsend to me because I've been living in a 3rd floor flat with no elevator, and haven't been able to put my baby down while I've folded it - I can easily hold her with one hand and close the stroller in the other. Plus it's cool, not too big, not look-at-me. Just amazingly well designed.
Ella-Pretty Ella-Pretty 9 years
I have 2 single combi DX strollers for my twins - they are so light and amazing. I just recently purchased a Maclaren's side by is so easy to maneouver, and fits through most doorways I've tried (including ones inside my house LOL!)...I like the Combi's folding mechanism better...but my husband doesn't like its steering handles, as he's quite tall and has to bend down to push the strollers...
Moms Moms 9 years
Love my Phil & Ted's.
ginns ginns 9 years
As soon as my guy was big enough for it, we started using the Quinny Zapp. It's so light and folds down so small, it's great. This is important when you drive a tiny car. However, I don't like how it won't recline. Not so great for longer treks
HipMom HipMom 9 years
We have a pink and black Pliko P3 by Peg Perego, and love it. It folds easily, is light and easy to manouver and it's pretty :-)
rgrl rgrl 9 years
I also love the MacLaren umbrella stroller, So light, easy to maneuver, and quick to open/close. Plus, it fits in every tiny little store I ever go into. Sadly, I have to part with it. I'm having baby #2 and I got a tandem graco stroller that weighs about 50 lbs. :cry: Maybe I'll grow to love it. :ponder:
oc-sugar oc-sugar 9 years
i LOVE my bugaboo frog too! it handles great and i can take it on the beach trails and it rolls like a charm! i also have a Peg Perego Aria for trips to Disneyland and traveling, it folds up easy and can take a beating. Plus i love the fact it has a full recline seat and full tray infront for snacks, unlike a lot of lightweight easy fold strollers.
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
Its been awhile since I had a stroller, but I always had 2. One full featured for when the baby was very small with full recline and a reversible handle and one umbrella style (like a Peg Pliko or Maclaren Quest). If I am lucky enough to have another baby I would probably do the full featured stroller and a lightweight umbrella style travel stroller. I am very partial to Peg Perego and Combi, but I also like Maclaren too. Bugaboo and Stokke don't interest me at all. I absolutely love pram style strollers. Inglesina makes beautiful ones. I also like the Rock Star Baby stroller...its got the pram style bassinet and also a regular stroller seat too.
macgirl macgirl 9 years
I didn't get to choose our stroller. The hubby picked out the Bugaboo Chameleon, a little overkill but really nice.
Gruberr1 Gruberr1 9 years
I LOVE my Bugaboo Frog! Living in NYC, it is our primary mode of transportation around town (we don't own a car), so despite its price tag, I still recommend it! My son is comfortable in it, it handles the potholes and curbs well, and it is easy for me to steer one-handed. That said, we also bought a Maclaren Triumph that we use when we are traveling or going in and out of a car, because the Bug does not fold up easily!
Novaraen Novaraen 9 years
I have a Safety 1st tandem stroller for twins. I love that it folds up really easy and fit into the back of my PT cruiser nicely.(Its not a big car by any means) Plus the front seat could be turned around so that both seats face eachother or vice versa. Plenty of storage underneath too. When the boys were still tiny, i could easily put the main seat down into bassinet mode and fit them both in. Ahhh...those were the days! ;) I just couldnt buy a double cant take it anywhere because it doesnt fit. Tandem is the way to go with twins! :D
babysugar babysugar 9 years
I LOVE my Maclaren. It's so easy to use and get around in.
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