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The 10 Best Strollers for Busy Parents

Explore our top 10 strollers that offer excellent value for money, style, safety and the features and functionality you need to suit your busy lifestyle.

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Choose the best stroller to make life quick, easy and efficient. Exercise or travel with the family – whether you are jogging in the fresh air or driving.

Strollers come in a range of shapes, sizes and price brackets to suit any budget and the specific needs of your family lives, so you’ll find a diverse range of options here.

To help you choose the right stroller we’ve focused on the ones that deliver serious value for money – regardless of price. In addition, only ones that are selling well AND are really well liked with excellent reviews are allowed on this list.

1. Safety 1st Smooth Ride Travel System

Safety 1st’s Smooth Ride Travel System is a great, relatively cheap option for parents who travel with their children on a regular basis.


  • Exceptional side-impact protection
  • Five-point safety harness – up to 50 pounds (in stroller mode) or up to 35 pounds (in car seat mode)
  • QuickClick technology secures the car seat to the stroller
  • Rear-facing infant car seat includes added back and neck support for newborns
  • One-hand fold
  • JPMA-certified

The one-hand fold feature, combined with ability to stand on its own, is particularly useful. Perfect for those times when you simply don’t have enough hands. Not to mention that it comes airplane ready too.

What People Say

Convenience and safety are arguably the two biggest features, with most parents commenting on how easy it is for one person to manage. A lot of people also liked the mesh peek-a-boo window that let them see their baby without having to crouch down or lift the canopy.

2. BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0

BOB’s Gear Revolution Flex 3.0 delivers a super comfortable ride for its tiny, precious cargo with it’s smooth ride system. Perfect for adventurous parents who travel over varied terrain.


  • Suspension system
  • Air filled tires
  • Adjustable handlebar for tall parents
  • 10 storage pockets
  • Extra-large cargo basket

While this stroller doesn’t come with a built-in infant car seat, it can be made compatible with most major brands of car seat using their infant car seat adapter (sold separately).

What People Say

Almost every mom loved the fact that there is plenty of storage space, with over ten pockets to carry everything you need. The adjustable handlebar also got a lot of praise. Finally, as a jogging stroller, people found it easy to maneuver and the braking system is easy to use and effective.

3. UPPAbaby Vista V2 Stroller Bryce

UPPAbaby’s Vista V2 Stroller Bryce is a versatile and dynamic stroller system for one or two kids (or even three) that aims to help you feel like you’re only strolling one.


  • Spring-action all-wheel suspension
  • Softer tires
  • 2 Speaker Stands
  • Mesh peek & airflow panels
  • High back & deep footrest for growing kids
  • Single motion precise fit harness system

While this is also a travel system and is compatible with the MESA infant car seat (no attachments required), my favorite feature is actually the piggyback board that attaches to the back of the stroller allowing your toddler to hitch a ride if they’re too tired to walk.

What People Say

Most parents commented on how well this slotted into their existing lifestyle, making a diverse range of activities quick and easy to accomplish. Overall, very well suited to growing families with growing kids.

4. Britax B-Lively Lightweight Stroller

Britax’s B-Lively Lightweight Stroller is intended for every day casual use and comes with a range of features that make multitasking much, much easier. Light and convenient for parents on the go.


  • All wheel suspension
  • Lightweight
  • One hand quick fold
  • XL storage basket
  • Ventilated canopy
  • Infinite stroller seat recline

While this isn’t a travel system in it’s own right, it does come travel ready – with the attachments required for any Britax or BOB infant car seat.

What People Say

A huge number of parents talked about how lightweight and simple this stroller is to use – in direct contrast to many more complex systems that require you to carry a host of attachments and memorize their complex arrangements. A great way to keep it simple.

5. Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System

Chico’s Bravo Trio Travel System offers a range of features that allow you to smoothly transition your child between a full featured stroller and an infant car seat and back again quickly and easily.


  • Key Fit 30 infant car seat and Base
  • Self-standing compact folded position
  • One hand fold
  • Auto positioning wheels
  • Detachable stroller seat/canopy

One of the nicest (for parents) features of this stroller is the two cup holder adjustable handlebar that let’s you keep your water or morning coffee on hand while walking.

Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference.

What People Say

First time parents who felt overwhelmed at the wide array of options on the market were pretty grateful to have gone with this make and model as it offers most, if not all, the features of far more expensive models and is extremely reliable (one mom commented on how the car seat saved their 8 month old daughter from a bad car accident).

6. Graco FastAction Fold Jogger Travel System

Graco’s FastAction Fold Jogger Travel System is a cross-over between a traditional stroller and a jogger that also comes with an infant car seat, making it a three-in-one.


  • Graco SnugRide 35 infant car seat
  • One hand fold
  • Air filled rubber tires
  • Locking front swivel wheel
  • Multi position reclining seat

With plenty of features to make this a maneuverable jogger, it’s quite nice to also have a more traditional feature in the removable child’s tray with cup holder that can pivot for easy use when it’s time to grab a quick bite to eat in the park.

What People Say

Most parents are delighted with the high quality, reliability and durability of this stroller – especially since the tires make it suitable for all-terrain use. A lot of people also felt it was easy to fold up and out when transitioning between driving and walking.

7. Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System

Evenflo’s Pivot Modular Travel System a versatile and lightweight stroller that caters for parents with diverse needs – right down to the removable snack tray (for parents, not baby).


  • SafeMax infant car seat
  • Modular frame with 6 modes of use
  • Stay-in-car base
  • Oversized storage basket
  • Large canopy
  • Removable arm bar

If you’re worried about driving with a baby then this might be what you’re looking for. The SafeMax infant car seat was ‘designed and tested for structural integrity at an energy level approximately two times the federal crash test standards‘.

What People Say

Not surprisingly a lot of people commented on how safe the rear-facing car seat feels – despite being relatively light. Overall this is a stroller and car seat combo that is light (not to be underestimated) and safe. Two extremely important attributes for busy moms and dads.

8. Baby Trend Sit N Stand Ultra Stroller

Baby Trend’s Sit N Stand Ultra Stroller provides seating for two kids, or one sitting and one standing. Perfect for kids that are getting to the stage where they want to walk around more.


  • Accommodates 2 children sitting, or one sitting one standing
  • Rear platform for standing
  • Two removable cup holders
  • Large basket
  • One hand compact fold
  • Removable canopy

The foot activated rear brake is one of the nicest, convenience features. That and a removable parent tray with storage and two cup holders makes bringing your own snack and drink to the park a breeze.

What People Say

The vast majority of the reviews actually focused on how much the kids loved this stroller, which is a bit unusual. Being able to sit or stand as they choose is clearly something that kids love, making this a stroller parents love too.

9. Joovy Scooter X2 Double Stroller

Joovy’s Scooter X2 Double Stroller is a narrow width double stroller that does away with the problem of not fitting through standard doors. Making visiting, well anywhere indoors, a lot easier for parents of two.


  • Accommodates two children
  • 30″ width fits through standard doors
  • Independent seat recline and footrest adjustment
  • One hand fold
  • Huge basket and canopy
  • Peek-a-boo window
  • Two parent’s cup holders

Super large wheels and plenty of storage, including two zippered pockets and beverage holders for parents, make this a fun and easy option for picnics and visits to the park.

What People Say

Rather common, if unexpected, praise for this stroller is that a lot of parents with different aged kids (and therefore different weights and sizes) thought it handled very well despite the imbalance. Being able to actually fit through doors was the obvious big plus.

10. UPPAbaby Cruz V2 Stroller Emmett

UPPAbaby’s Cruz V2 Stroller Emmett is a durable and rugged stroller that is both streamlined and compact for parents who need a stroller that can handle their hectic lifestyle.


  • Dual action rear suspension
  • Smaller folded size
  • Large front and rear tires
  • Zip out fabric extension provides UPF 50+ protection
  • Mesh panels for quick check-in, and increased airflow
  • Full size reversible toddler seat
  • Mesa infant car seat compatible

One of the nicest features is the one hand seat recline that makes it easy to transfer your baby from nap time to awake time – with up to 180 degrees of movement.

What People Say

Not something that often gets commented on, but a lot of parents enjoyed the luxurious and attractive look and feel that compliments the clearly improved (over previous models) comfort. With plenty of storage and wide range of value-added features, nearly 90% of reviewers gave this 5 out of 5.

So that’s our round up of the best strollers for parents with active and busy lives. Hopefully it’s helped you decide on the right type of stroller to suit your budget while delivering the functionality needed to make day to day life safer and easier.