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Best Stroller For Toddlers 2011

Updated on January 2, 2011

The best stroller for toddlers really depends on how its going to be used. Here are some features to consider:

How long do you anticipate using a stroller for. Its worth looking at the maximum height and weight capacity to be sure there is plenty of growing room in your stroller for your toddles. Some have weight capacities of 40 pounds and lower. Other strollers have a user weight capacity of 50 pounds which will last well into the preschooler years. 

Umbrella Stroller or Jogging stroller? Umbrella strollers are often a popular option for toddlers. They're lightweight so lighter to push with a heavy toddler inside, easy to carry when the toddler is not in them and easy to lift in and out of cars etc. They're great for travelling or for trips to the shop etc. However, if you're likely to be making longer trips and need a stroller for use over different terrain, bumpy roads etc you may prefer a jogger. Many joggers have weight capacities up to 75 pounds and can accommodate 5 year olds comfortably and easily. However, they tend to be a lot more expensive.

Read on for the suggestions of the best stroller for toddlers.  

Umbrella Stroller for Toddlers

There are lots of great umbrella strollers for toddlers.

The First Year Ignite Stroller opposite is excellent value and has some fantastic features. I don't think you'll find a better umbrella stroller for toddlers for this price. 

Features include:

5 point harness so your toddler is strapped in

50 pound weight capacity - great for larger toddlers and so that it lasts. 

Taller handles and multi position recline

Easy one hand fold

Weighs only 14 pounds

Wide seat base - comfortable ride for your child

Wide 6 inch diameter wheels for a smoother ride

Excellent reviews on too. 

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited g-edition stroller

Another nice umbrella stoller for toddlers

Weight capacity : 50 pounds - will last

5 point harness to ensure toddler is strapped in safely.

Reclining back seat and generous 2-tier sunrider canopy with windshield adjusts easily to block the sun

Weighs only 15.5 lbs

Easily folded to go into a travel bag.

Lots of great features for parents including cup holders cell phone pocket, comfort-grip padded handles. and plenty of storage with basket and cargo bag

Great purchase for the environment. Canopy and seat are made from PET recycled fiber saving approximately forty 16 oz. bottles from the landfill

Joovy Kooper Umbrella Stroller

Good looking sturdy umbrella stroller. The features include: -

5 point harness with 3 shoulder-height anchor point

Cushioned shoulder pads and huge, removable canopy with sun visor

Large accessible storage basketc

One-hand, infinite position recline seat and 2 cup holders

4 quick release wheel

3 mesh pockets in the seat

Traditional umbrella fold for quick and easy storage

Suitable for toddlers up to 50 lbs.

Not the lightest stroller but not too bad at 17.9lbs

Jogging Strollers for Toddlers

The baby joggers make good jogging stollers for toddlers. They all have weight capacities from 50 to 75 pounds so should last quite a while. Find a summary two of the baby jogging strollers for toddlers below

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      khayM 7 years ago

      I had the joovy kooper and was disappointed with it. front wheels are terrible, keeps locking by itself. rear breaks are a pain too, too hard to lock and unlock, needs 2 hands to recline, not so durable, started to fall apart in 3 weeks. what a waste of money.

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      Amanda 7 years ago

      I bought the Joovy Kooper, had to return it because the front wheel mechanism is awful. It looks really stylish though, but not very functional.