The best baby strollers
(KBOI-TV) - You can find baby strollers these days in many different shapes, sizes and prices. Consumer Reports recently tested 19 different strollers to find the best of the best.
You'll find strollers with high-end finishes like gleaming metal, leather, and designer fabrics, they have price tags to match! There's one on the market today that goes for $1,300.
Lucky for us, Consumer Reports' Joan Muratore explains that style isn't everything.
"You can find a good stroller and a good-looking stroller at almost every price point," Muratore said.
Consumer Reports tests all strollers for safety, maneuverability and for ease of use.
It finds strollers that transition as your baby grows are a better value, like this Chicco Bravo Stroller that first fits an infant seat with or without the stroller seat in place and then accommodates a toddler up to 50 pounds.
"The Chicco has a one-hand fold, which is super-easy. And it self stands, which makes it easier to store. It's not going to tip over," said Muratore.
And with similar strollers selling for over $500, it's a Consumer Reports Best Buy at $230. If your child is a little older you may appreciate the convenience the Summer Infant 3DZyre umbrella stroller.
"This is the Summer Infant 3DZyre. It's very lightweight. It's nimble. It also has a very large canopy for an umbrella. It's going to keep the sun and wind out of your child's face, and they can really get a good nap in," Muratore said.
Folding is simple, and you can carry it with just one hand. And it's a Best Buy at $140.
If you don't need as many bells and whistles, check out the Summer Infant 3-D Lite. It lacks the extended canopy but still has many of the same features as the 3-DZyre, at $80.