Baby stroller is one of the crucial investments you will make for yourself and baby.
Be it for a stroll in the park or shopping at the mall, the right stroller is your perfect companion to handle baby and other personal tasks at same time.
So, it is very important to choose a stroller that satisfies your unique requirements and lasts long as well.
While purchasing, we recommend considering the below factors…
- Baby Age and Weight: Check the product specifications to choose a stroller according to baby’s age and weight requirements. Anything less than that can be a waste of money.
- Safety: 5-point harness and 3-point harness are the most important safety factors to consider. Among these two, 5-point harness is the safest option as it secures baby at waist, shoulders and between the legs.
- Adjustable Seat Recline: For new born babies, strollers should have flat sleeping position as they cannot hold their neck. Adjustable seat recline enables the stroller to be useful when baby grows out this age. As they get older, with adjustability recline feature, baby can use it to sit or take a nap comfortably.
It’s difficult to pin point a single stroller as the best one. Because the requirements, budget and preference can change from person to person. We recommend reading our Stroller Buying Guide to know which factors to consider for making an informed decision.
Based on those factors and several hours of research, we have shortlisted Top 5 Baby Strollers in India.
Best Baby Strollers in India 2019
|Baby Strollers||Safety Harness||Reversible Handle||Weight||Buy Now|
|Babygo Reversible Baby Stroller||3 points||Yes||9.05 Kgs||Check the Price|
|Chicco Baby Stroller||5 points||No||12.5 Kgs||Check the Price|
|Little Olive Baby Stroller||5 points||Yes||6 Kgs||Check the Price|
|Tiffy & Toffee 3 in 1 Baby Stroller||3 points||Yes||8 Kgs||Check the Price|
A Detailed Review of Each Product in the List
The Babygo Delight stroller is from the brand ”Fortune International.” We are listing it as one of the best baby strollers in India because it has all the necessary features that will meet your’s and your baby’s needs while strolling.
It weighs 9.05 Kgs and is easily foldable. The frame is made of aluminium and steel with the wheels being made of alloy for durability. This baby stroller has a reversible handlebar. With this feature, you can decide which way your baby will be facing while you are out for a walk.
The canopy has a retractable and attached mosquito net to protect your angel from bugs and flies. Also, there is a window on the top of the canopy that lets you check on your baby every now and then.
This stroller offers 3 point safety harness. We agree that a 5 point harness does a better job, but one with 3 points is decent too.
It is designed such that your baby is comfortable all the time. This spacious stroller has three reclining positions, which makes it suitable for new-borns as it can be adjusted into a sleeping position. For further comfort, the company has provided an adjustable footrest as well.
Every good baby stroller should and must have sufficient storage space to accommodate necessary items like diapers, tissues, milk bottles, etc. This stroller has enough storage for you to fit in all these items comfortably.
There is a basket at the bottom of the baby stroller and a back pocket where you can store baby feeders and water bottle. It also comes with a shoulder bag that lets you carry a few extra things while stepping out.
Things we like:
- Interesting colour scheme
- Solid build quality
- Retractable mosquito net
- Reversible handle
- 3 reclining position
- Ample storage
- Comfortable seat
Things we don’t like:
- Quality of the footrest can be better
- Wheels are not suitable for bumpy roads
This baby stroller offers your baby supreme comfort with its well-cushioned key fit car seat. It has eight reclining positions for you to choose according to the toddler’s liking.
Although this stroller is expensive, it offers tons of features as well. It offers a good deal of safety and stability to the little one with its 5 point harness. Also, there is a window on the adjustable canopy for you to have a peek whenever you like.
It does not have a reversible handle, which is a feature many of you might want. But with its premium build quality and sturdiness, it makes up for the lack.
If you are a busy parent who has to act as an all-rounder, then this stroller is particularly your thing. You can easily fold this baby stroller with a single hand and store it away when your baby isn’t on it. The storage basket underneath the seat is spacious enough to fit in your baby’s belongings and a few other items if required.
The Chicco Lava Cortina CX stroller weighs 12.5 Kgs and is fit for carrying any weight up to 23 kgs. Its dimensions are W: 54.5 x L: 97 x H: 105 cm.
This baby stroller features a special tray with glass holders that you can use to place a quick snack for the little one when the stroller is stationed. Once your baby is over with snacking, you can remove the tray as well.
Things we like:
- Super comfortable seat
- 8 reclining positions
- Adjustable canopy
- 5 point harness
- Removable tray
- Very sturdy
Things we don’t like:
- Lacks reversible handle
This stroller has a simplistic design and is packed with all the necessary features for giving your kid a fun ride. It is a value for money product that babies are sure to love.
This ISO certified model that has 5 point safety harness to provide the little one with enough security while on roads. Also, the canopy can be dropped 180 degrees to suit your child’s varying needs.
The dimension of this baby stroller is 70 x 45 x 93 cm. It weighs 6 kgs and has the capacity of carrying weight up to 7 kgs. There is a basket and back pocket for storing and carrying all that you need to while you are out with your child.
For providing comfort to the baby, this baby stroller gives 3 reclining positions. The manufacturers also featured a little entertainment option with the inclusion of the singing tray.
There are two buttons, on tapping either; the tray will play children’s music for a short while. This feature also helps in your kid’s cognitive development. The singing tray is removable and functions with batteries that are not included in the package.
To save space, you can fold this baby stroller when it is not in use. But do not forget to remove the singing tray before folding it.
Things we like:
- Adjustable canopy
- ISO certified
- pocket-friendly price
- Basket and pocket for storage
- Removable musical tray
- 5 point safety harness
Things we don’t like:
- Low weight carrying capacity
- Quality of wheels can be better
This smart-looking 3 in 1 stroller by Tiffy& Toffee is surely a product that you can use for years to carry your kid. It can act as a pram to new-borns, and its reclining function lets the baby rest in lying position. You can most surely use it as a stroller for carrying your baby after it has reached the age of a few months (or years). And it has a rocking feature too, which can keep your child entertained.
For further amusement, this baby stroller features a tray that has toys attached to it. Needless to say, you can use this tray to serve food and drinks (in the glass holder) to your child as well.
This baby stroller has 3 point safety harness so that your child stays put. Its canopy has a drawable mosquito net that protects the baby from mosquito bites and other bugs. The spacious basket, along with a back pocket, provides enough space for storing essentials and other random stuff. The company also gave a bottle holder for further utility.
The stroller offers a comfortable padded seat for maximum comfort. Its reversible handle lets you decide the direction your child will be facing. The front wheels swivels and the back wheels have brakes.
It is a sturdy stroller with the dimensions of 70 x 53.6 x 20.2 cm. The weight of this product is 8 kgs, which is easy to stroll around and can carry a weight of 15 kgs. If you have any issues with this baby stroller, you can simply give their customer care a call on 800-1038-222.
Things we like:
- 3 in 1 feature: Pram, stroller, and rocker
- Food tray with toys
- Large storage capacity
- Mosquito net
- Comfortable padded seat
- Safety harness
- Reversible handle
- Durable and sturdy
Things we don’t like:
- Issues with reversible handle
- Sometimes rocker does not function properly
BUYING GUIDE – How to Purchase the Right Baby Stroller?
There are different types of baby strollers available in India, and each stroller varies in terms of features, price, and looks. So, while picking up a stroller, you must first check whether it is suitable for the age and physical constitution of your baby. Here are the features of a stroller that you should evaluate before purchasing one.
1. Restraint System for Better Support
Safety of your baby is before everything else. Hence, the first thing to consider while buying a baby stroller is the restraint system.
- Five-Point Restraint system– It is perhaps the safest type of harness and does its job in holding the baby in the best possible way. A five-point restraint harness fastens at the shoulder, at the waist and has a crotch strap as well. This type of is good for all children, especially newborns.
- Three-Point Restraint System– The three-point restraint system is good too. This type of harness secures a kid at the shoulders and has a crotch strap.
Having enough securing points is not enough; it should fasten and unfasten smoothly as well. It is important so that you don’t have any hassle in picking up your baby and putting it back into the stroller easily.
2. Consider Adjustable Canopy
An adjustable canopy can give protection to your child from various external factors like sun, rain, dust, and bugs. One that has rain cover and can protect from the UV rays is the best for your kid.
A canopy should be such that it should protect your baby and keep it comfortable too. So, there should be provision (like mesh panel or window) for the baby to get ample air even when the canopy is drawn down.
Also, features like a retractable mosquito net and a peek a boo window on top are things to look for while searching for the best baby stroller for the apple of your eye.
3. Go for an Adjustable Handlebar
The handlebar of a baby pushchair should always be at your waist level. Most strollers are made by taking the measurement of an average parent. So, if you are taller or shorter than the average height, then it is best to go for a stroller with an adjustable handlebar. It will let you adjust the height of the handle that you will be holding.
A baby is loved and cared for by all members of the family. An adjustable handlebar makes it easier for anyone to push the stroller irrespective of their height.
4. Reversible Handlebar for Adjusting Direction
This feature allows you to adjust the direction your baby will be looking at while you are out on a stroll with your little one. Parents often prefer a baby facing their way so that they can keep an eye on the baby.
Babies, on the other hand, are curious by nature and often like to look at the surroundings by facing the other way while in the stroller. A reversible handlebar lets you switch between both these situations conveniently.
5. Brakes for Safety
A good braking system is one of the prime safety features of a stroller. Brakes should lock the wheels as soon as they are engaged. Most strollers provide brakes that lock both the back wheels at once. However, you can also search for products that lock each wheel individually.
Generally, strollers have brakes that are operated by the foot. Some others have single-touch brakes that make the stroller immobile with one click. This type of braking system is more user-friendly and convenient to use.
A few brands provide brakes similar to the ones you will find in bicycles. This type of braking system lets you slow down the pace of a stroller gradually; it is especially useful in jogging strollers. Higher-end models have hand-operated brakes that lock both the rear wheels at once.
6. Considering the Weight of the Stroller is very Important
You will often have to carry a stroller while you are travelling with your baby. Loading and unloading it in and out of your car trunk and carrying it up and down flights of stairs is going to be part and parcel of your life. So, the lighter it is, the better. A lightweight stroller is also easier to push and manoeuvre.
However, there is a belief common among Indians that lighter strollers lack quality. Well, it is not always the case. For determining the quality of a baby carrier, look at the material it is made of and other features. Weight is not necessarily a parameter for judging quality.
7. Consider the Weight Carrying Capacity
Checking the capacity of a stroller to carry weight is important in determining whether it is suitable for your child or not. If your child weighs more than the capacity of the stroller, it can snap anytime. It also helps you to understand how long you can use it.
So, the more weight it can carry the better. To be on the safer side, try to buy a model that can at least carry 10 Kgs of weight so that you can continue to use it even when your kid grows up a bit with passing months.
8. Go for a Sturdy Frame
Strollers that are foldable lets you save space while you are not using it. However, the frame of the buggy has to be sturdy and have to have a good locking system so that it does not collapse while your baby is in it.
Also, the finishing of a baby stroller matters a lot. There should be no metal or plastic parts protruding. It can hurt your baby, or worse, trap little baby fingers in it. Hence, it is of importance that you invest in a stroller after looking at the customer reviews instead of buying the first product that a salesman at a store suggests you.
Other Important Features and Safety Concerns
1. Ease of Use
To determine the ease of use of any particular baby stroller, ask yourself a few questions.
Can you move the stroller around easily? Does the stroller fold easily? Is it easy to load and unload from the trunk of the car? Does it easily pass through the doorways? Can you carry the baby stroller up and down the stairs without much hassle? Can you fold it with one hand?
If the answers to most of these questions are in affirmative, the stroller is easy to use. If not, then you need to buy a new baby stroller.
The baby stroller should be lightweight and have good quality wheels with a superb brake system. You should have no problem to push the stroller and turn it around with a single hand. Buy a baby stroller that has front swivel wheel(s) for easy manoeuvrability.
3. Reclining Seat
A Baby stroller with a fixed seat is a big NO-NO. Babies are full of energy and have short sleep and wake cycles. To cater to that need, a stroller must have a reclining seat so that your baby can recline and view the world when awake, and lay flat in sleeping position when it needs too.
Also, newborn babies cannot sit up straight and must lay flat at all times until six months, after which it can slowly sit up as the neck becomes more stable. This makes the reclining seat feature all the more important.
A baby stroller should have a minimum of 3 reclining positions. Some products have 5 positions, and many good strollers offer as many as 8 reclining positions to your baby while he is inside it.
While buying a stroller, give special attention to the wheels. The first thing to notice is if the wheels are sturdy and fixed well in their places.
Larger wheels are somewhat better on bumpy and uneven roads. Stroller wheels with air-filled tyres facilitate smoother rides, but on the downside, you will have to check on the inflation frequently, which makes it high maintenance. A good alternative to air-filled wheels are the foam-filled tyers, which makes the stroller ride smooth, without the additional maintenance.
It is a known fact that steel or alloy wheels are more durable. If you are looking for easy manoeuvrability, do not settle for tiny wheels that are made of plastic. These wheels come at a lower cost but are flimsy and not very durable.
Also, look for shock absorbers, so that potholes on the roads or uneven terrain does not disturb your baby.
Many buyers do not notice the storage of a baby stroller and learn its importance the hard way later on. Your baby might be tiny, but the baby products that it needs require a lot of space. You must have baby cloth changes, diapers, baby food, and drink with you at all times while you are carrying the baby. Hence a dedicated space for keeping all these stuff is a requirement.
Look for a spacious basket under the seat where you can keep the diaper bag of your baby plus a few additional things if you need to. Also, you might want a place to stash necessary things of your own, like keys, mobile, wallet, etc. So, if a stroller has a back pocket, it is an added bonus.
Also, features like a cup holder and tray for the baby, and bottle/ sipper holder for you always comes handy. It is the little features like these that sets a product apart from the rest and makes it a buy-worthy option.
6. One-Hand Folding Feature
You will most likely be carrying your baby and it’s belonging in one arm while trying to fold the stroller. So, a one-hand folding feature is necessary. However, check out the folding function in detail before you buy the baby stroller.
Some buggies fold with the click of a button, while others require an elaborate process of removing the wheels to fold up. It is better to settle for an easily foldable baby carrier as it saves time. Also, it is better to get a stroller that is ‘self-standing,’ Which means that its frame would continue to stand even in a folded state. The self-standing feature makes it easier for you to handle the stroller when you are on your own with your child.
7. Good Suspensions
Don’t you feel irritated when your car hits a pothole? Your baby has way less patience and tolerance for potholes on the roads or uneven surfaces. So, look for good suspensions that can absorb the shocks and offer your child a smooth and fun ride while you are out with him.
Babies need a lot of care, warmth, and comfort. So, do make sure that the stroller has a comfortable seat. Look for a spacious seat where your baby can freely make hand and leg movements. Comfort matters the most to your kid, and so, pay extra attention to this feature while buying a baby stroller.
9. Washable Seat Cover
Kids require more washing than adults as they keep making mini accidents. If you are already a parent, you would probably know this better. Hence, look for strollers that have a detachable cover. However, this feature is not an absolute necessity. You can always cover up the seat with a baby towel as well.
If your stroller does not come with a detachable seat cover, make sure that you cover the seat first. Otherwise, there can be major bacteria and fungus growth on the seat, which can be harmful to your child’s health.
How to know if a stroller is safe for my baby?
As we have mentioned earlier, the safety of your baby is over and above everything else. Most of the manufacturers make products with ample safety features. However, to be sure on your end, here are the safety features of a baby stroller that you must check out before purchasing it:
For maximum safety, a five-point harness system is the best. This type of restraint makes sure that your child stays put and does not slip at all. However, do test the straps and buckles to make sure that they work fine and your child will be secure in them.
2. Check the Brakes
Make sure to double-check the brakes before you put your baby in the seat. Check if the brakes lock the wheels immediately when engaged and also the ease of using the brakes. If the buggy still rolls on after you have engaged the brake, then it is not a safe stroller for your child. Also, the system should be such that itis easy to disengage the brakes so that you can enjoy a hassle-free walk with your kid.
3. Be Careful of Popped-up edges
these small edges can prick or pierce into the baby’s skin if you are not careful beforehand. Also, a misplaced spring or a tricky hinge can trap the little fingers of your child. So, always watch out for these protrusions.
4. Canopy with UV protection
Well, this is not a very necessary feature, but it surely will protect your child from the harmful rays of the sun and keep him or her secure. So, if you can find a model within your budget that offers this feature, go for it.
5. Relaxing Seat
Babies of different age have different needs. Newborns need to lie down flat while kids of over six months like to stay up in a sitting position every now and then. A seat should be reclining and relaxing. It is a necessity for your kid. Otherwise, he or she might get cranky. It will be a wise idea to get a stroller with an attachable infant car seat so that you can move your sleeping child without having to wake him up.
Other Essential Safety Tips While Using a Baby Stroller
All strollers aren’t suitable for newborns. It is so because little babies do not have the ability to hold their neck up by themselves. Hence, if you are looking for a baby carriage for your newborn, make sure it has the following features:
- The seat can recline so that your new-born can rest in lying position
- The infant car seat can latch into the stroller
- When you are on the road, walking with your baby facing your way is a good idea, so that you can watch your baby’s reactions and cater to its needs all the time.
- Always make sure to pick up your baby while you are folding the stroller. Not doing so can lead to injury.
- Before placing your baby into a stroller, always make sure to unfold it completely. Else it might collapse under your baby’s weight.
- Keeping hot beverages in the cupholder is a no-no. It can spill and cause the baby some serious burn.
- If you are parking the stroller, double-check the brake to ensure the carriage is stationed securely.
- Never jog/hop/run with a normal stroller, which is not meant for jogging.
- Do not jog at all with a baby who is under 6 months of age.
- Never hang any bag/luggage on the handlebar of the stroller. It can make the buggy tip over.
- Check on the condition of the wheels every now and then to avoid mishaps.
- Keep the stroller neat and clean with frequent wiping, dusting, and cleaning to keep your baby happy and healthy.
A Tip for New Parents: How Long do You Plan to Use the Baby Stroller?
There are many brands that make specialized strollers for babies according to their age. But buying them is not a great idea. You might want to provide your baby with everything special, but many strollers can accommodate kids up to 3 or 4 years, and buying them is cost-effective.
Also, if you plan to use a stroller for multiple children, then consider buying a durable carriage with long term value. Many strollers have provision for the addition of another seat, a stand-and-ride bumper, etc. Features like these can really be of value if you plan to use the baby stroller for more than one kid.
Frequently Asked Questions on Baby Strollers
It is best if you buy a stroller that has brakes both at the front wheel and on the rear side. This is especially useful if your stroller has a reversible handle. Without brakes on both front and back, you will have to walk to the other end to engage the brakes, which can be a hassle.
You can put babies of any age in a stroller. However, if you are considering a newborn baby who is under six months of age, then make sure that the stroller seat is reclining and is flat so that your child can rest in a lying position.
Well, kids are always kids. However, generally by the age of 3 to 3.5 years, kids stop taking stroller rides and prefer to walk or run around. However, do keep a note of the maximum weight capacity of a stroller before placing your child in it.
Yes, your baby can safely sleep in a stroller. Just recline the seat to a flat surface and draw the mosquito net (if the stroller has it) and let your little one snooze comfortably.
Yes, bumpy rides can put a lot of pressure on the neck and head of a baby. It is especially true for children under three months of age. So, it is always advisable to buy a stroller with good quality suspenders to absorb shocks.
Most good strollers come with folding mechanism. If your stroller has this feature, then you can fold it. If it does not have a folding feature, then you cannot.
A good stroller comes with features like:
* Reclining seat
* padded seat
* Good quality suspenders
* 5 point restraint system
* Durable wheels
* One-hand folding feature
* Reversible handle
* Good quality brakes
The exact cost of a stroller depends on the brand and the feature it is offering. On average, a good quality baby stroller can cost anything between 2,000 to 20,000 INR.
No. strollers do not expire. However, with time, they can lose the sturdiness. If you want to use a stroller for years, invest in a good quality carriage that can last for years.
Baby strollers are not only helpful while you are strolling or shopping, they also help you put the baby to sleep. Depending on your requirement, you can choose from a wide variety of strollers available in the market. Our buying guide can be of assistance in the same.
As per our expert’s research, our pick from the list is Babygo Reversible Baby Stroller which comes from a reliable brand, has safety certification, the highest level of comfort, and great features. It comes with the certification of EN 1888 standard, which is a most stringent certification for strollers. It comes with multi-position recline feature that makes it easy to use the stroller in multiple positions. And a reversible handle that allows us to face the baby when strolling. It is equipped with a reversible front tray that can be used to store baby essentials, and leg rest that makes it more comfortable to rest the legs of the baby.
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