Babble Best Picks: StrollersOne of the biggest purchases for your baby is the stroller, riddled with safety, style, and status issues - as well as affordability, of course, considering some strollers climb above the $1,000 mark. The choices and questions are seemingly endless: How do you accommodate your newborn without wasting money on a short-lived purchase? What are the features you absolutely need? Are luxury strollers really worth it? Can you find a good stroller in the $100 range? To make your search easier, Babble assembled and test-drove over 30 of the newest strollers - from lightweight umbrella strollers to all-terrain joggers - to find the best of the best for every budget, geographic location, and age group. Did we miss one? Nominate your favorite stroller here.
READERS’ CHOICE | Cybex Callisto
This was our first time testing any strollers from the Cybex line, and we can say that we were quite impressed with the quality, features, and price points of both the super lightweight Ruby and the bigger Callisto. And by bigger, we don’t mean heavy and hard to maneuver. Weighing under 20 pounds, the Cybex Callisto glides effortlessly with one hand, and it performed quite well over bumps and cracks in the sidewalk. We also love the easy-to-use full recline and adjustable footrest, perfect for babies of all ages.
We also like that you can lock the front brakes for rougher terrain – but by rougher, we mean grass, not rocks and hills. The back brakes require a bit more force, but overall it’s an easy breakdown process that folds into an automatic lock – which we love. We also really like that it can transform into a lightweight travel system with an infant car seat adaptor (which fits many common brands like Chicco, Graco, and Britax) or the infant carrycot.
The basket is a little smaller than we’d like, but it’s not terrible, and the canopy has a great range of coverage. Overall, we give Cybex our approval.
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