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Infant Car Seat + Stroller Buying Guide and Selector Tool

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Choosing an infant car seat and a stroller to go with it can be one of the most frustrating tasks a new (or experienced) mom or dad can face. Don’t waste precious time. We did the hard work for you – so you can make a smarter purchase!

Our stroller table tells you which Baby Jogger, Britax, Chicco, Clek, Cybex, Graco, Nuna, Peg Perego, and UPPAbaby car seats will fit onto more than 160 strollers (including singles, doubles & even triples) by stroller manufacturers like Bugaboo, Baby Jogger, UPPAbaby, Babyzen, Peg Perego, Joolz and dozens of others currently on the market.

Very Important Note: If a stroller is not compatible with other-branded car seats, this stroller is not included on our chart. This means that the dozens of Graco strollers that only take Graco car seats and Chicco strollers that only take Chicco car seats are not included in our 110+ strollers. The only exception we made is for double strollers that take 2 car seats – since there are so few in this category, we included the Britax, Chicco, Graco, and Peg Perego double strollers that only take 2 of their own brand’s car seats.

You’re here because you want custom options, and we’ll help you get them. The table isn’t a static chart that you print and highlight in order to decipher – keep reading to learn how our powerful search & filter tools get you custom results.

Click here to learn about all the information in each column AND the how to use all of the functions, features, and filters found in the table.

Our table has an incredibly powerful filter, sort, group & search function allowing you to find the exact stroller or strollers that fit all of your criteria. Questions that would have taken you days of research to answer now take just seconds when you use the filters.

For example, if you are pregnant with your 2nd child and looking for a double stroller that will take a Chicco Key Fit 30, because you already have that infant seat from your 1st, and want the stroller seats to be oriented front-to-back AND be reversible since you don’t trust your older one to “make nice” with the baby, our table can easily show you only the strollers that match all of your criteria.

Or, let’s say you are pregnant with your first but hoping to have a 2nd child in the next year or two – so you want a single stroller for now that can later turn into a double, and you want it to be able to take a bassinet, and offer a full recline for both seats, our table can easily weed out all the strollers that don’t fit these criteria and show you only the ones that do.

Important Notes for Specific Strollers

General note: The width of the stroller may INCREASE with a car seat added. The widths listed in the table are for the strollers without the car seat.

Please see the notes column in the stroller tables (far right column usually) for notes particular to that stroller.

Make sure you are viewing this table on a computer (not a mobile device) AND click on the “view larger version” in the bottom right of the table to see the table MUCH better.

For those of you who are overwhelmed with all the options, here are our Top Picks for Single Strollers that fit a Car Seat (listed alphabetically)

Single-to-Double (for growing families)

All offer (or come with) bassinets – allowing newborns to sleep safely – and allow both seats to be parent or world facing. 

Bugaboo Donkey (Shop: Family-owned)

Great push & maneuverability. Expands to a side-by-side double. Lots of storage space in single mode. Bugaboo sit-on board is great for older siblings.

Joovy Qool (Shop: Family-owned / Amazon / Target)

Large, accessible basket even with 2 or 3 kids. Lower price tag but similar features as more expensive UPPAbaby & Thule. Can add 3rd jump seat for older sibling to sit.

Thule Sleek (Shop: Family-owned / Amazon)

Lots of attention to detail – zipper closure on basket, reflective wheel rims, well ventilated canopy – make this stylish stroller a fierce competitor against the UPPAbaby Vista. 

UPPAbaby Vista (Shop: Family-owned / Amazon)

Huge, accessible basket in all modes. Fabulous customer service. There’s a reason every NYC mom seems to own this stroller.

Trifold

These folds in 1/3’s for a super compact fold – will fit in overhead bin of plane and tiny car/SUV trunks. Both weigh 12lbs.

Babyzen YoYo (Shop: Family-owned / Amazon)

Fashionable & functional. 0+ package allows use from birth. Comfortable fabric straps at neck/chest. Padded shoulder strap makes for comfortable carry on subway/bus when folded. Pairs well with Clek Liing for the urban chic parent. 

Mountain Buggy Nano (Shop: Family-owned / Amazon)

The much-less-expensive (and dare we say better) cousin of the Babyzen YoYo. Newborn Cocoon allows use from birth. Almost any infant car seat easily and securely straps on (no adapters needed). Deep seat fits bigger kids great. Pushes nicely for its budget-friendly price & small wheels. Easy fold with practice.

Compact with Reversible Seat

Bugaboo Ant (Shop: Family-owned / Amazon)

UPPAbaby Cruz (Shop: Family-owned / Amazon)

Valco Snap Ultra (Shop: Family-owned / Amazon)

Make sure you are viewing this table on a computer (not a mobile device) AND click on the “view larger version” in the bottom right of the table to see the table MUCH better.

Filtering tips to find your perfect stroller:

We’ve pre-filtered the table so that you only see strollers that can be a single (i.e. you won’t see strollers that are only doubles). However, you’ll likely want to consider adding some other filters.

Will you possibly add to your family in the next 3 years? If yes, we’d suggest looking at the strollers that can take 1 or 2 kids – as you’ll use it as a single stroller for this first baby, and then turn it into a double in a few years when baby #2 comes. You’ll know which strollers these are as in the kids column they’ll say “2 SBS” or “2 FTB” in addition to “1”. You can use the filter for the Kids column to see just the single strollers that can later become doubles by saying “has any of” “2 SBS” “2 FTB”.

If you know that you definitely do not want a Side-By-Side double, then make sure you only filter for the “2 FTB” strollers in the kids column (and vice versa if you know you don’t want a FTB stroller). 

If you want to cover all of your bases, look for the double strollers that in the Newborn Use column can take 2 car seats (some of them only take 1 car seat, even in their doubles mode), so that if you get pregnant with twins in the future you won’t need a new stroller. To select for this, filter the Newborn use column so that it “has any of” “2” car seats.”

Looking for a lightweight single stroller that takes a car seat?

Stroller weight is a big deal for a lot of parents – especially moms who have to haul it in and out of the trunk 15 times a day. Here are the lightest of the single strollers – all weigh 20 pounds or less! Unfortunately none of these lightweight singles will turn into double strollers.

Make sure you are viewing this table on a computer (not a mobile device) AND click on the “view larger version” in the bottom right of the table to see the table MUCH better.

Filtering tips to find your perfect stroller:

We’ve pre-filtered the table so you only see the double strollers – but you’ll likely want to consider adding some extra filters.

You might want to look into the double strollers that can later turn into a single, as depending on the spacing of the kids, your youngest may be the only one needing a stroller for a while – and it would look goofy to be pushing a double stroller with just one kid in it. To select these strollers that can later turn into a single, make sure that you add a filter to the kids column that says AND (not OR) kids have “all of” “1”.

Another example. If you know that you want a side-by-side double, then go into the “Kids” column filter and uncheck the “2 FTB”. 

Note that with some doubles, depending on your toddler’s weight/height you may only be able to put the child in 1 of the 2 seats.[/showhide]

Could a single stroller + sit-on board work for your 2 kids?

Some families with a newborn + toddler might not need a full seat for the toddler, but also might not be able to use a ride-on board for the toddler as the toddler may be young and either not able to balance or get too tired to stand the whole time. If this is your situation, you may want to consider a single stroller that you add a sit-on board to the back. If your toddler were to get really tired – depending on your stroller – you could wear the newborn and pop the tired toddler into the main stroller seat. To see all the single strollers that will take 1 car seat, go into the filter for the Kids column and make sure to check “1”.

Check out our table on Ride-on & Sit-on boards to see if there’s one that might work for your stroller & toddler. 

Note: there are tons of “buggy board” attachments for older kids to stand on – but all the ones above allow the older child to sit. If you like the idea of a buggy board, but want one that’s a little more “fun” – check out the Mountain Buggy Freerider which when detached is a scooter!

Make sure you are viewing this table on a computer (not a mobile device) AND click on the “view larger version” in the bottom right of the table to see the table MUCH better.

Since there are only 3 triple strollers that take a car seat, we’ve included the double strollers here too (read below about ways you might be able to make a double stroller work for your needs). If you only want to see the triple strollers, add a filter to the “kids” column so that you only see the “3 FTB”.

There is some important info to know about each of these triple strollers (click the pink name below to learn more).

How could a double stroller work for your 3 kids?

While the Joovy, Peg Perego, & Valco strollers will accommodate all 3 kids in actual seats, some families with 1 newborn + 2 toddlers don’t need a full seat for one of the toddlers, but also can’t use a ride-on board at the back as the toddler may be young and either not able to balance or not able to stand the whole time.

One option is to wear one of the kids, and have the other two ride in the double stroller.

Another option is to use a double stroller that you add a sit-on board to the back for one of your toddlers to use. If your toddler were to get really tired (too tired even for a sit-on board) – depending on your stroller you could wear the baby and pop the 2nd toddler into one of the main stroller seats. Check out our table on Ride-on & Sit-on boards.

Note: there are lots of “buggy board” attachments for older kids to stand on – but all the ones above allow the older child to sit. If you like the idea of a buggy board, but want one that’s a little more “fun” – check out the Mountain Buggy Freerider which when detached is a scooter!

Here are some triple strollers that do NOT take any car seats

There are limited options for triple strollers. Here are a few more to add but these do NOT take any car seats AND many can not be used until the baby can sit upright unsupported. You can read full reviews of many of these strollers here (we are not affiliated with these reviews – but think they are comprehensive and helpful).

ABC Adventure Buggy (Twin, Triple, or Quad Stroller)

A triplet mom we helped with her car seats had this stroller and raved about it.

Angeles

This company makes strollers for day care/preschools. They have several models that will take 4 children (none that take fewer than 4).

BeBeLove USA Triple Jogging Stroller

This gets horrible reviews on Amazon and the company has 2 complaints on the BBB website. From the reviews it sounds like the stroller quality leaves a lot to be desired. The company does not seem to have a website.

Child Craft Triple & Quad Strollers

These strollers (also under the brand name Foundations) are frequently used by day care centers.

Runabout Strollers (1, 2, 3, 4 & 6 seaters)

These strollers are tanks that are built to last – and are often bought by daycares and schools.

Despite the very outdated look of their website, they are in fact still in business and making strollers.

Make sure you are viewing this table on a computer (not a mobile device) AND click on the “view larger version” in the bottom right of the table to see the table MUCH better.

Since there are only 3 triple strollers that take a car seat, we’ve included the double strollers here too (read below about ways you might be able to make a double stroller work for your needs). If you only want to see the triple strollers, add a filter to the “kids” column so that you only see the “3 FTB”.

There is some important info to know about each of these triple strollers (click the pink name below to learn more).

How could a double stroller work for your 3 kids?

While the Joovy, Peg Perego, & Valco strollers will accommodate all 3 kids in actual seats, some families with 1 newborn + 2 toddlers don’t need a full seat for one of the toddlers, but also can’t use a ride-on board at the back as the toddler may be young and either not able to balance or not able to stand the whole time.

One option is to wear one of the kids, and have the other two ride in the double stroller.

Another option is to use a double stroller that you add a sit-on board to the back for one of your toddlers to use. If your toddler were to get really tired (too tired even for a sit-on board) – depending on your stroller you could wear the baby and pop the 2nd toddler into one of the main stroller seats. 

Listed below are some options for add-on sit-boards that can attach to a wide range of strollers (just make sure to check that the board you want will fit on the stroller you want).

Englacha Junior X Rider

Kleine Dreumes Kid Sit

Lascal BuggyBoard Saddle – attaches to the Lascal BuggyBoard Maxi

Bugaboo strollers ONLY

Bugaboo Comfort Wheeled Board

Kleine Dreumes Twoo (only fits on Bugaboo strollers as goes on Bugaboo board)

Note: there are tons of “buggy board” attachments for older kids to stand on – but all the ones above allow the older child to sit. If you like the idea of a buggy board, but want one that’s a little more “fun” – check out the Mountain Buggy Freerider which when detached is a scooter![/showhide]

Here are some triple strollers that do NOT take any car seats

There are limited options for triple strollers. Here are a few more to add but these do NOT take any car seats AND many can not be used until the baby can sit upright unsupported. You can read full reviews of many of these strollers here (we are not affiliated with these reviews – but think they are comprehensive and helpful).

ABC Adventure Buggy (Twin, Triple, or Quad Stroller)

A triplet mom we helped with her car seats had this stroller and raved about it.

Angeles

This company makes strollers for day care/preschools. They have several models that will take 4 children (none that take fewer than 4).

BeBeLove USA Triple Jogging Stroller

This gets horrible reviews on Amazon and the company has 2 complaints on the BBB website. From the reviews it sounds like the stroller quality leaves a lot to be desired. The company does not seem to have a website.

Child Craft Triple & Quad Strollers

These strollers (also under the brand name Foundations) are frequently used by day care centers.

Runabout Strollers (1, 2, 3, 4 & 6 seaters)

These strollers are tanks that are built to last – and are often bought by daycares and schools.

Despite the very outdated look of their website, they are in fact still in business and making strollers.

For those of you who are overwhelmed with all the options, here are our Top Picks for Twin Strollers that fit 2 Car Seats (listed alphabetically)

Tandem Strollers (all 4 have reversible seats – parent or world facing)

Contours Options Elite (Shop: Family-owned / Amazon / Target)

Best push & maneuverability of the budget-friendly twin strollers (the Contours Curve adds a 5th wheel and turns on a dime… but costs several hundred more). Only takes 1 bassinet – so 2nd baby must use car seat until ready for regular seat at 6 months.

Joovy Qool (Shop: Family-owned / Amazon / Target)

Large, accessible basket in twin mode. Fits 2 bassinets so both newborns can sleep safely. Lower price tag but similar features as more expensive Vista. Can add 3rd jump seat for older sibling to sit.

Thule Sleek (Shop: Family-owned / Amazon)

Lots of attention to detail – zipper closure on basket, reflective wheel rims, well ventilated canopy – make this stylish stroller a fierce competitor against the UPPAbaby Vista. Fits 2 bassinets so both newborns can sleep safely. 

UPPAbaby Vista (Shop: Family-owned / Amazon)

Huge, accessible basket in twin mode. Fits 2 bassinets so both newborns can sleep safely. Fabulous customer service. There’s a reason every NYC mom seems to own this stroller.

Side-by-Side Strollers

Bugaboo Donkey (Shop: Family-owned)

Great push & maneuverability. Both seats can be parent or world facing. Fits 2 bassinets so both newborns can sleep safely. Bugaboo sit-on board is great for older siblings.

Bumbleride Indie Twin (Shop: Family-owned / Amazon)

Dreamy push for you & smooth ride for babies with 4 air tires. Fits 2 bassinets so both newborns can sleep safely. Eco-conscious, family-owned company.

Mountain Buggy Duet (Shop: Family-owned / Amazon)

Narrowest side-by-side double with smooth push on 4 air tires. Fits 2 bassinets so both newborns can sleep safely. Has option for toddlers to be parent facing (or world-facing). 

Mountain Buggy Nano Duo (Shop: Family-owned / Amazon)

Lightest double that takes 2 car seats (only 20lbs!). Newborn Cocoon allows newborns to lay flat. Folds compactly – will fit behind 3rd row in many SUVs. Babies parent-facing in car seats or bassinets – and world facing in regular seat. 

Make sure you are viewing this table on a computer (not a mobile device) AND click on the “view larger version” in the bottom right of the table to see the table MUCH better.

Additional Filtering Tips:

If you think you might have another child in the future, you might want to look into the double strollers that can later turn into a single as this way you can reuse your stroller (because it would look goofy to push one baby in a double stroller). To select these strollers that can later turn into a single, make sure that you add a filter to the kids column that says AND (not OR) kids have “all of” “1”.  

If you know that you want a side-by-side double, then go into the “Kids” column filter and uncheck the “2 FTB”. 

We have pre-filtered the chart so that you ONLY see the strollers that can take 2 car seats. If you want to broaden your choices, there are more double strollers that can take 2 newborns (either laying flat in the stroller seat or in a bassinet) that can only take 1 car seat at most. You can see these strollers by going into the filter at the bottom of the “car seats” column and adding a check next to “1”.

Inclusion Criteria Changed

Whereas in other parts of this stroller database we have NOT included strollers that only accommodate car seats by the same manufacturer, here we chose to include them as there are so few strollers that accommodate 2 car seats that we felt it important to provide parents of twins with a complete list. All of the strollers in our database will accommodate a car seat made by another manufacturer EXCEPT:

Britax B-Ready can ONLY take a Britax car seat on the bottom – so with twins, you can have 2 Britax car seats or 1 Britax (on bottom) + 1 other manufacturer’s seat (on top). 

Graco strollers will ONLY take Graco car seats

Chicco strollers will ONLY take Chicco car seats

Peg Perego Duette Piroet & Book For Two will only take Peg Perego car seats.

Make sure you are viewing this table on a computer (not a mobile device) AND click on the “view larger version” in the bottom right of the table to see the table MUCH better.

Since there are only 3 triple strollers that take a car seat, we’ve included the double strollers here too (read below about ways you might be able to make a double stroller work for your needs). If you only want to see the triple strollers, add a filter to the “kids” column so that you only see the “3 FTB”.

There is some important info to know about each of these triple strollers (click the pink name below to learn more).

How could a double stroller work for your 3 kids?

While the Joovy, Peg Perego, & Valco strollers will accommodate all 3 kids in actual seats, some families with newborn twins + a toddler don’t need a full seat for the toddler, but also can’t use a ride-on board at th back as the toddler may be young and either not able to balance or not able to stand the whole time.

One option is to wear one of the kids, and have the other two ride in the double stroller.

Another option is to use a double stroller that you add a sit-on board to the back for your toddler to use. If your toddler were to get really tired (too tired even for a sit-on board) – depending on your stroller you could wear one of the twins and pop the toddler into one of the main stroller seats. 

Double Stroller + Sit-On Board

Check out our table with Ride-On & Sit-On Boards

Note: there are tons of “buggy board” attachments for older kids to stand on – but all the ones above allow the older child to sit. If you like the idea of a buggy board (standing only), but want one that’s a little more “fun” – check out the Mountain Buggy Freerider which when detached is a scooter!

How many car seats must the stroller take: 2 or 1?

If you want the stroller to take 2 car seats, then make sure to go into the Car Seats column and select “2”. However, if you want to expand your options, look at double strollers that just take 1 car seat (and can allow the other newborn to lay flat or use a bassinet). 

If you want one newborn to be able to lay flat without needing a car seat or bassinet, then in the Newborn Use column, make sure you select “1 seat”.

If you are looking to use a bassinet (which is often a separate purchase) for one of the babies then make sure you select “1 bassinet” in the newborn use column – and if you want to be able to use 2 bassinets, then select “2 bassinets”.

Here are some triple strollers that do NOT take any car seats

There are limited options for triple strollers. Here are a few more to add but these do NOT take any car seats AND many can not be used until the baby can sit upright unsupported. You can read full reviews of many of these strollers here (we are not affiliated with these reviews – but think they are comprehensive and helpful).

ABC Adventure Buggy (Twin, Triple, or Quad Stroller)

A triplet mom we helped with her car seats had this stroller and raved about it.

Angeles

This company makes strollers for day care/preschools. They have several models that will take 4 children (none that take fewer than 4).

BeBeLove USA Triple Jogging Stroller

This gets horrible reviews on Amazon and the company has 2 complaints on the BBB website. From the reviews it sounds like the stroller quality leaves a lot to be desired. The company does not seem to have a website.

Child Craft Triple & Quad Strollers

These strollers (also under the brand name Foundations) are frequently used by day care centers.

Runabout Strollers (1, 2, 3, 4 & 6 seaters)

These strollers are tanks that are built to last – and are often bought by daycares and schools.

Despite the very outdated look of their website, they are in fact still in business and making strollers.

Make sure you are viewing this table on a computer (not a mobile device) AND click on the “view larger version” in the bottom right of the table to see the table MUCH better.

Since there are only 3 triple strollers that take a car seat, we’ve included the double strollers here too (read below about ways you might be able to make a double stroller work for your needs). If you only want to see the triple strollers, add a filter to the “kids” column so that you only see the “3 FTB”.

There is some important info to know about each of these triple strollers (click the pink name below to learn more).

Joovy Big Caboose Graphite

This stroller comes with 2 real seats, and a 3rd rear-most platform which allows an older child to either stand or sit (for kids 2.5 years and up). However, you can buy the Caboose Rear Seat (sold separately) which adds an actual seat with a harness for a child who is at least 3 months – turning it into a true triple stroller. For the first 3 months (corrected age), you’ll need to wear one of the triplets – and thereafter can start using the rear seat and have all babies in the stroller. The Caboose rear seat will work when 1 or 2 car seats are being used.

Peg Perego Triplette

This is the king of all triple strollers as it is the only one (currently on the market) that can take all 3 babies from the day they leave the hospital – either in 3 car seats OR in the actual stroller seats which all lay flat enough to be used from birth. It has 3 separate seats that are all independent of each other and can face either direction. It is the only stroller on the market (in the US) right now that we are aware of that will take 3 car seats.

Valco Baby Tri Mode Duo X

The Valco can NOT accommodate 3 newborns at the same time – as the Toddler SeatX can ONLY be used by children who are able to sit upright unsupported. Families with triplets could choose to wear one baby and put the other 2 either both laying flat in the Valco or 1 baby in the car seat, one laying flat in the Valco until one of the triplets can sit upright unsupported (approximately 6-7 months) and it can then be used as a triple stroller.

When the Valco is used with a car seat you can NOT use the Toddler SeatX seat, which means that the Valco can only be used with 2 children max when the car seat is used.

Note: The Toddler SeatX can ONLY be used by children who are able to sit upright unsupported.

Austlen Entourage… a double that can masquerade as a triple for a brief time

We have chosen to list the Austlen Entourage as a double stroller, rather than a triple stroller – as while it can accommodate 3 kids it is only in one specific configuration, and only for a limited time. But… here’s how you can do it. For the duration that you have 1. a baby who can still fit in an infant seat in the rear frame position (we suggest the Chicco Fit2 as it lasts the longest of any infant seat – with the 75th% child fitting until age 2) AND 2. at least one child who is over 6 months but under 35 pounds and can use the second seat… then you can fit 3 kids – with the 3rd child going in the front seat as shown here. Therefore, like the Valco above you can not use the Austlen for 3 kids until one baby can sit upright unsupported.

Note: Austlen recommends that 2 kids maximum ride in the Entourage at a time.

How could a double stroller work for your 3 kids?

Some triplet families may choose to get one double stroller + 1 single stroller (figuring that one adult isn’t likely to go out with three infants by themselves – so you’ll always have another adult to push the 2nd stroller). If trunk space is at a premium, pick a single that folds super small and can accommodate a newborn – like a Mountain Buggy Nano.

Here are some triple strollers that do NOT take any car seats

There are limited options for triple strollere. Here are a few more to add but these do NOT take any car seats AND many can not be used until a baby can sit upright unsupported. You can read full reviews of many of these strollers here (we are not affiliated with these reviews – but think they are comprehensive and helpful).

ABC Adventure Buggy (Twin, Triple, or Quad Stroller)

A triplet mom we helped with her car seats had this stroller and raved about it.

Angeles

This company makes strollers for day care/preschools. They have several models that will take 4 children (none that take fewer than 4).

BeBeLove USA Triple Jogging Stroller

This gets horrible reviews on Amazon and the company has 2 complaints on the BBB website. From the reviews it sounds like the stroller quality leaves a lot to be desired. The company does not seem to have a website.

Child Craft Triple & Quad Strollers

These strollers (also under the brand name Foundations) are frequently used by day care centers.

Runabout Strollers (1, 2, 3, 4 & 6 seaters)

These strollers are tanks that are built to last – and are often bought by daycares and schools.

Despite the very outdated look of their website, they are in fact still in business and making strollers.

Make sure you are viewing this table on a computer (not a mobile device) AND click on the “view larger version” in the bottom right of the table to see the table MUCH better.

Snap N’ Go’s are frame-only strollers, meaning that you must use the car seat at all times with these strollers as otherwise there’s nothing for the baby to sit in. This also means that these strollers are obsolete once the baby outgrows the infant seat.

Note: The Baby Trend Snap-N-Go name is very misleading… as car seats do NOT snap into the Baby Trend Snap-N-Go (single or double)… rather, you must STRAP them onto this stroller. The Baby Trend strollers are safe to use, so long as you are diligent about strapping the car seat properly onto it each time. Car seats will snap into the Graco, Chicco, Joovy, and Maxi Cosi snap n’ go’s listed here. 

Single Snap N’ Go’s (Frame-Only Strollers)

Double Snap N’ Go’s (Frame-Only Strollers)

The table below explains the different ways a car seat might or might not fit onto a particular stroller.

Running Strollers

For those looking for a running stroller, we’ve added some extra columns with info on the wheel size for the front & rear wheels, as well as the max child height.

This table needs to be viewed on a computer, not a mobile device – and is best seen when you click “view larger version” in the bottom right of the table.

Important details about running strollers:

NEVER jog or run with a car seat on any stroller

NEVER jog or run with an infant. Most pediatricians & stroller manufacturers recommend waiting until the child is at least 6-12 months. Baby should be sitting upright unsupported and have excellent head control to withstand the jostling they’ll experience when you jog/run.

NEVER exceed the height limit on a running stroller when using it for running – as it can become unstable.

ALL running strollers have 3 wheels AND air-filled tires (like a bicycle tire)… but not all 3-wheeled strollers with air-filled tires can be used for running. ALL running strollers also have a front wheel that locks (i.e. does not swivel) as for running the front wheel must stay locked.

Running vs Jogging: There is a difference between running and jogging – specifically the speed at which you are going. As you go faster, the stroller must be able to handle this speed and maintain its stability – and this is what really distinguishes a running stroller from the rest. When running, you’ll want to always use the wrist strap to prevent the stroller from getting away from you – especially necessary in case you trip or fall.

The 3-wheeled strollers with air-filled tires that are marked “No run” may be able to handle a slow jog, especially on a paved, flat surface – but as you pick up speed won’t be stable enough. There are quality differences amongst the strollers – and some marked “Y run” may be much nicer to run with than others in terms of how stable they feel and how easy they are to push.

Lockable Swivel Front Wheel: If you plan to walk really fast, jog, or run you’ll want to lock the front wheel for additional stability. You’ll want to unlock the front wheel – and allow it to swivel – when doing normal walking to allow you to easily turn and maneuver the stroller.

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