At first glance, all strollers look quite similar. So, when you've got a little one and it's time to pick out his/her new ride, you might wonder what you're looking for.
Buying a baby stroller is not that different from buying a new car. Similar questions arise... what kind of terrain can the stroller handle? How is its suspension? How large is its storage capacity? There may also be concerns that are specific to your family. For instance, if you have an older child as well, you'd likely look for a vehicle that can accommodate both children.
"Parents know that strollers are a mandatory equipment for babies. From newborns to toddlers, strollers become a part of the child's life," said Greeshma Chand, a business development specialist at Paper Planes Baby & Child, a Dubai-based online store for premium baby gear.
Chand says convenience and safety are irrefutable criteria for mums and dads, who come in to shop for a buggy. "They look at functionality, durability and the size of their family - will they be planning for another sibling? Then, they might opt for a twin or double stroller. Normally, parents buy two to meet different needs - for travelling and long-term daily use," she added.
Travel strollers, for instance, weigh 6kgs and under, and are smaller than most to fit into the cabin of any airplane. Whereas, sturdier models are reserved for daily outings and activities, ones that can take on any terrian, but do weigh slightly more.
“The Cybex Gazelle S is our bestselling stroller, since it grows with the baby. It can be used as a single or a twin model, and parents can even lock in a compatible bassinet for the new born. Once the baby is six months old, the cot comes off and is replaced with the regular seat. Plus, the height of the handle bar can be adjusted to suit the parents. It’s great for storage, too, as it comes with a detachable shopping basket,” said Chand.
Gireesh Raj, an e-commerce specialist over at The Baby Boutique in Dubai, says mums and dads are highly conscious of brand value, too, when it comes to shopping for reliable baby gear. Other concerns, again, pertain to travel ease, so that parents can take their little one around effortlessly: "Strollers should be compatible with your lifestyle - parents often want gear that can be carried on a flight and inside the car".
According to Raj, the Yoyo2 by Babyzen is all the rage among mums and dads in the UAE. The latest model only weighs 6.2kgs and folds into a shoulder carry-on with just one hand. While the Yoyo2 is on the higher end of the price range, Raj says budget-friendly options can come up to Dh500.
With all the strollers available in the market, and your own criteria for them, finding the perfect one can be a head-scratcher. That's where we come in. We've done the research for you and curated a list of fantastic strollers available on Amazon, from double strollers to all-in-one bundles, for toddlers and older children, alike. If you're looking for safe car seats, check out what a specialist recommends. Get them delivered within one day via Amazon Prime.
1. Best Overall: Babyzen YOYO2 Stroller
- Machine-washable anti-UV fabric, with protection factor of 50+
- Shock-absorbing wheels that navigate tight corners well
- Lightweight - steers with one hand and parks anywhere
- Stores into cabin baggage easily and can be carried on the shoulder
- Storage basket has 5kg capacity
- Backrest recline is limited, say reviewers
Talk about all-rounder gear. The Yoyo2 stroller has a frame that supports your growing baby from infancy to toddlerhood. Our pick is ideal for a child six months old and up, all the way to 22kgs in weight. Its seat and suspension wheels prop open smoothly with just a flick of the wrist, and fold back down into a form as compact as a shoulder bag, complete with a padded shoulder strap. For parents who are constantly on the move, even without a car, the Yoyo2 makes hopping on and off public transport a breeze. The 6.2kg stroller steers with just one hand, too. A five-point harness secures your child in a comfortable seat that has a multi-position reclining backrest, all made from an anti-UV waterproof fabric. Mums and dads get to store essentials in the zipped back pocket and other supplies in the spacious 5kg-capacity basket. Reviewers say they've opted for the Yoyo2 as their travel stroller, since it's easy to fold, has a petite form and turns tight corners well.
Bonus: Buy with zero per cent installments and pay Dh189.58 for 12 months with select banks.
2. Best Stroller for Storage: CYBEX Gazelle S Stroller, Deep Black
- Total storage space of 23kgs, and comes with shopping basket
- Turns into a twin stroller, with the second seat offering the same weight capacity
- Height-adjustable handlebar
- Comfortable harness for babies, say reviewers
- Reclines flat
- Cot and second seat have to be bought separately
Shopping with your toddler has never been easier. The Cybex Gazelle S stroller is a premium buggy that’s designed to facilitate the city shopper, with a detachable shopping basket. Once the basket is clicked on to the frame, the stroller gives you a whopping storage capacity of 23kgs, including the spacious main basket at the base. Mums and dads in the reviews recommend the buggy for children who need their emergency health supplies with them at all times. Besides the ample storage, the stroller seat supports a child from birth up to 22kgs or four years of age. A growing family can add another twin seat at the top, where the smaller baby can sit facing the parent. The seat reclines fully to an ergonomic lie-flat position for the newborn, and the extendable XXL sun canopy shields the child completely. And, finally, parents get to adjust the handlebar height for steering convenience, which has been a huge bonus for tall individuals, say reviewers.
Bonus: Buy with zero per cent instalments and pay Dh413.85 for 12 months with select banks.
3. Best Double Stroller: Graco Ready2Grow Click Connect LX Double Stroller
- Accommodates growing children; great choice for a long-term investment
- Older children can stand and ride on a platform
- Both stroller seats have dedicated canopies
- Spacious storage basket
- Rear seat can be removed
- Needs quite a bit of storage room
- Can make for a bumpy ride on rough terrain
If you have two kids and can’t manage a stroller for each, get the Ready2Grow double stroller, complete with two seats. It's a stand-and-ride stroller with multiple riding options to help your kids stretch their legs, or even better, offer them a change of scenery. The front seat has a multi-position recline option. The rear portion transforms into a bench seat or a standing platform for your older child. This is also where the toddler sits in the smaller stroller seat, facing the parent. It's removable, so you have the option of rearranging the unit for one child. For on-the-go convenience, the stroller also comes with a parents' tray and cup holder.
Bonus: Buy with zero per cent installments and pay AED 179.58 for 12 months with select banks.
4. Best Value for Travel: Chicco We Stroller 0M-5Y, Cool Grey
- Supports newborns to children aged five
- Ultra-lightweight build at 5.5kgs
- Fold and unfolds single-handedly at the press of a button
- Water-resistant and UV50+ protection canopy
- Fully reclining backrest
- Has to go into a travel bag for carrying on the shoulder
If you're looking for a more affordable alternative to our best overall pick, this is it. Lightweight at 5.5kgs and compact when folded, the Chicco We is a premium stroller for babies up to five years of age (22kgs). It has a fully reclining backrest, so that your child can comfortably snooze on trips, as well as a water-resistant canopy against light drizzles and sunny days out, with the help of UV50+ protection fabric. The five-pointer belt is padded to keep your little one secure, without the straps digging into their shoulders. And in just one swift movement, the entire buggy collapses, ready to be loaded into the airplane cabin. For parents on the go, the folded unit can be worn like a backpack, thanks to the included transport bag.
Bonus: Buy with zero per cent instalments and pay Dh103.28 for 12 months with select banks.
5. Best Jogger Stroller: Baby Trend Expedition Race Tec Jogger
- Sturdy front wheel
- Child and parent trays with cup holders and phone holder
- Spacious under-belly storage
- Wheel brakes
- Wheels might need inflating occasionally
Jogger strollers are best suited for mums and dads who lead an active lifestyle. You might find that your child's regular four-wheel buggy becomes sluggish in the grass or bumpy on the bricked park terrain. The Baby Trend Expedition Race Tec Jogger keeps your little one stable outdoors, with its front wheel that steers easily. It has an extra-long canopy with UV50+ protection, a five-point safety harness and a child tray with two cup holders. Parents get their own tray, too, by the handlebar, which holds essentials as you're jogging, like water bottle, keys and smartphone. This unit is suitable for children up to six months.
Bonus: Buy with zero per cent instalments and pay Dh70.79 for 12 months with select banks.
6. Best Budget for Small Children: Chicco London Up Stroller
- Lightweight - easy to store and manoeuvre
- Eight wheels for city terrain
- Reclining seat
- Value for money
- Short canopy
First-time parents on a tight budget can pick up the London Up stroller by Chicco, which also works well as a second stroller. A toddler of up to 15kgs can snugly fit into the spacious seat that has a reclining backrest. Most reviewers comment on how easy it is to fold and store in the car's trunk. Its eight wheels are designed to take on the city streets, complemented by the stroller's lightweight chassis. Though the canopy is shorter than most, point out reviewers, it can be removed and stored in the under-belly basket when the little one wants to sightsee on a night out.
7. Best Budget for Older Children: Hauck Rapid
- Height-adjustable handlebar
- Takes on 3kgs in the storage and 22kgs in weight
- Reclining backrest
- Folding and unfolding is easy, per reviews
- Backrest is never upright
Hauck Rapid 4-Wheel supports up to 25kgs of load, fit for a four-year-old child. It can be rolled across all terrains and is very comfortable for your baby to sit in, say reviewers. The stroller is agile, with its large wheels and swiveling front wheels, and can be folded easily. The backrest and footrest of the stroller are multi-adjustable and the hood is extendable - though, parents do note that the backrest never comes to a comfortable sitting position. They love the large shopping basket to fit snacks, water and mobile phones. Mums and dads can even adjust the push handle to a height that works best for them, going up to 30cm. The stylish stroller comes in four colours – caviar black, caviar silver, caviar tango and denim/grey.
Bonus: Buy with zero per cent instalments and pay Dh58.25 for 12 months with select banks.
8. Best Bundle: Kinderkraft 3-in-1 Prime Stroller with Accessories, Black
- Comes with three different seats, including car seat
- Excellent quality
- Collapses with a button
- Most fabric components can be washed
- Includes accessories for parents - bag, rain cover and air pump
- Car seat does not install using the ISOFIX system
Save on additional purchases and shop the Kinderkraft three-in-one pushchair. This premium bundle has everything your little one needs for safe travels - a stroller seat, carrycot and a car seat. Both the stroller seat and the carrycot come with their own foot coverings to keep your little one warm in the air-conditioned indoors. All seat attachments clip on and off with button triggers; this is ideal for when babies doze off inside the carrycot and the seat has to be detached quietly. Large air-filled wheels absorb shock without jostling the sleeping child. Along with the bundle, mums and dads also get a stylish parent bag to store baby supplies, a rain cover and a pump for the wheels. This stroller is suitable for children up to four years.
Bonus: Buy with zero per cent instalments and pay Dh155.03 for 12 months with select banks.
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