You spend all that time picking out the absolute perfect stroller for your baby registry and then a few years down the road, you get to do it all over again! Yay for parenting! Lucky for you, we are here to help you find the very best toddler stroller for your family.
Choosing a toddler stroller can be difficult because toddlers are often on the move. The best toddler stroller is one that’s easy to get the child in and out of while keeping them safe by riding with a safety harness. It will also have plenty of storage space, as you’ll need a place for snacks, a change of clothes, diapers, bottles, and space for adult cargo as well.
Toddler Stroller Must-haves
- Storage: under seat storage as well as cup holders or pockets near the handle. Having space for a snack and drink for the toddler as well is always great.
- Accessibility: easy to get the child in and out, easy to reach the stored bags, and easy to use all day.
- Functionality: you want a stroller that does everything you need so you can enjoy your outing and aren’t fumbling with buttons, configurations, or struggling with storage or safety straps.
- Portability: strollers have to be easy to set up, easy to break down, and the right size for storing in the trunk as well as in the garage, or within your home.
- Travel-friendly: being able to take your stroller out of town, whether that’s a car trip or a flight, makes it that much easier to enjoy your trip. You’ll already know how your stroller works and won’t have to re-learn a travel stroller just for flying or vacations.
Top 10 Best Toddler Strollers
These top 10 best toddler strollers were chosen because they check all the boxes and offer everything you need in one sleek package. These strollers are great for a day of errands. However, they also stand up to an event-filled day at a theme park, picnic, or while traveling. Some of the strollers on the list are larger with more space for cargo and an option for your toddler to lay down and nap. Others are slim, minimal, and perfect for an on-the-go or travel stroller.
Best Overall Pick
Toddlers are on the move and this is one stroller that has no problem keeping up. It has 12 different seating options, which is perfect for a toddler who is always changing their mind! It also has a one-step fold, which is nice when you are on-the-go. This stroller has a great canopy that has a ventilation window as well as a 4-position recline for comfort.
The foam-filled tires will make for a smooth ride, making it easy for you to push as well. The adjustable handlebar is great for parents of all heights. I also love that you can add on the addition of a second seat by buying an attachment if you need to.
- super versatile
- very large storage space underneath
- high-quality and durable
The Best Jogging Stroller for Toddlers
If you are looking for a toddler stroller that has a jogging component, we love this option by Baby Trend. It has the feel of a traditional stroller but added jogging durability and a front-wheel component. The top and front trays have space for a water bottle or cup along with space for snacks and your phone or keys. The large bottom basket has canvas sides for durability and plenty of space for your day’s cargo.
The large wheels offer added stability and the toddler seat reclines, as a 5 point safety harness, and a large protective canopy. This is a great option for families that want an outdoor stroller that can also travel and handle weekend errands in addition to exercise.
- easy to push and steers smoothly
- a tray for both you and your baby
- an excellent sunshade that can be pulled all the way over your little one
The Best Budget Picks
This stroller has a little bit of everything from the two great color options to the large bottom storage basket and the adjustable sun canopy. Everything about this stroller makes it perfect for traveling to theme parks and is even theme park size approved. There are two snack trays, one above for adult drinks and snacks, and one removable tray below for the child to use or to store away in the bottom basket.
The frame can be folded with one hand, making it easy to set up and fold down for travel. The 5 point safety harness and UV protection canopy keep your toddler safe while you’re out exploring.
- great bang for your buck at just $67.99!
- very sturdy for a lightweight, compact stroller (many mamas also rave it’s lasted them a year or more!)
- big basket for underneath storage
The Summer 3D Lite Convenience Stroller is an excellent option for families that want a stroller that’s theme park friendly, easy to access, gives the toddler comfort, freedom, and comes in a range of colors. The large seat has a 5 point safety harness with strap and seat padding for a comfortable ride. The umbrella style handles give parents space to hang bags and the bottom storage compartment is easy to see mesh with plenty of space.
The seat reclines for an afternoon nap and the simple frame design makes it easy to fold up and store in the back of a car or while flying. This is a great toddler stroller for the convenience it provides in a theme park and the simplicity for daily errands.
- perfect recline positions for nap time
- great compact stroller for tall parents (the handles stand taller than most)
- easy to open and fold close
The Best Double Strollers for Toddlers
Toddlers are often on the move so a stand and ride stroller is a good option. This way they will have a place to sit and a place to stand and ride during your busy outings. This one by Graco has a traditional front seat with a tray and sun canopy. The second rear seat is an open rear-facing seat to give your toddler a fun place to sit and ride. The front seat reclines flat for added space for nap time and the upper tray along with the bottom cargo basket offers plenty of storage.
This is a great option for families with more than one child, or a picky toddler who would prefer to ride, stand, walk, and nap all in one day.
- it folds up super tightly for a double stroller
- easy to maneuver
- meets Disney theme park size requirements
*Important Note: If you will be putting an infant car seat in be sure to remove the cup holders from the front bar, if you miss this step you will have to recline the seat to fit the car seat in and this will limit your toddler’s space.
Here is another popular tandem stroller that also offers a stand and ride option. This stroller has a simple frame with a front seat complete with a canopy and snack tray. The second rear seat sits front-facing and has a harness with an open-top seat. This rear seat can also be adjusted to be a bench-style rear-facing seat, for an easy on and off walking and riding option.
The bottom basket offers storage but is not the easiest to access throughout the day. The JOOVY Caboose is a great option for growing families who want a versatile stroller that folds flat and can carry their cargo all day.
- comes with a universal adapter for infant car seats
- not as bulky as most double strollers
- the harnesses are secure but easy to clip your little ones into
- the rear seat is easy to take on and off
Best Stroller for Toddlers During the Summer
Another minimal design stroller is this umbrella-style stroller by Jeep. This stroller was designed with warm weather comfort in mind. The toddler’s seat is padded with a seat back that can be rolled up to expose mesh and allow airflow, along with a 3 point safety harness for comfort and security. The extendable sun visor gives plenty of shade and allows you to adjust it for the weather.
There is a shallow storage basket on the bottom. Plus, there is a messenger style hanging bag, which provides extra storage and can double as your day bag. This is a great travel stroller and theme park size approved!
- super easy to put together
- very affordable at $49.99
- it has dual rear breaks
For a very minimal stroller that still has storage above and below, check out this umbrella style toddler stroller. Offered in a sleek black the simple seat has a 5 point safety harness. It also has an open design for easy in and out. The footrest keeps your toddler comfortable while the open seat gives them plenty of space to explore and view the world.
The simple adjustable canopy keeps them comfortable and the upper storage gives you space for snacks and drinks. The rear storage is a mesh basket that is perfect for any cargo you need for the day. This is a great compact, no-frills, style toddler stroller with an easy to collapse design and slim storage profile.
For a classy looking stroller that feels like a standard stroller but collapses like an umbrella, try the Chico Liteway. It’s offered in four neutral tones including grey, black, red, and blue, with a matching padded seat and canopy. The seat padding extends from head to toe, giving your toddler a smooth and comfortable ride with a padded safety harness. T
he seat also has four positions, giving you the ability to customize their seat as they grow and ride. The frame has a compact fold for easy storage along with a storage latch for easy transport. The bottom mesh storage is big enough for bags, toys, and snacks, giving you a classy stroller for travel and at home.
The last simple stroller on this list is the Graco Lite DLX which has 9 ways for your baby to ride, both rear-facing and forward-facing. This is a great stroller if you’re looking for a stroller that can grow with your baby and be used from the infant stage all the way through toddler. The lightweight frame offers both a parent tray and a toddler tray along with bottom storage and an extendable canopy. The toddler seat can be both forward-facing and rear-facing, allowing you to customize the ride to your child. This is a great all-in-one stroller for your child’s baby years.
A jogging stroller is a good option for toddler use because it’s designed to be a bit more rugged. Plus, they can often carry more weight. The Graco FastAction has a unique parent tray with a phone stand in addition to two cup holders. The padded push bar gives a good grip for both walking and jogging.
The toddler seat is large and padded for a comfortable ride. It’s complete with breathable sun canopy, toddler tray, and leg support. The large storage basket offers plenty of storage and the front jogging wheel gives you easy access to get your toddler in and out.
As you can see there’s a variety of toddler strollers on the market, giving you the option to choose the one, or two, that suits your needs and makes days out that much easier. Many toddler strollers are lighter weight and more compact, knowing that your child will want to spend time out of the stroller exploring and will give you a place to store your cargo and let your child ride when needed. These strollers are great for a slim profile, easy to transport, easy to store, and are great for meeting your needs any day.
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