So after reading about the ginormously massive recall (Every umbrella stroller sold at Toy R Us and Target since 1999? Are you serious?) of Maclaren strollers the other day on FIPS, we thought it only appropriate to do a round up of inexpensive strollers that won’t cut your kid’s finger off, or at least weren’t known to as of this writing. We don’t claim to be experts, so we trolled parenting web sites for cheap (-er than your average Maclaren) strollers that got positive reviews. Let’s roll out our contestants!
1. UPPAbaby Gluxe– $160. Our first one on the list weighs in at 11 lbs and even fits down the bus aisles. Cookie listed this one as ideal for “urban families that depend on public transit,” though also mentioned it had a bumpy ride. But since it is so light weight you can just carry the stroller on your shoulders over those rough patches of asphalt.
2. Combi Cosmo Ex– $130. Our option two weighs in at 12.8 lbs, though listed under cons on strollerreviews.com was no cup holder for parents. Talk about a deal breaker. It does however have a removable washable seat cover and a “3-second easy fold” to try and make up for it.
3. Ingesina Swift– $109. Number three weighs in at 13 lbs, our heaviest so far, but scored A’s across the board on Baby-Gaga.com. Though the Swift has no cup holders for the parents OR child, the review said it has a smooth ride and excellent maneuvering.
4. Evenflo XSport Plus Stroller– $40. Number four weighs in at a mere 10 lbs, and with a price tag under $50 one quickly beings to wonder what the catch is. In a very detailed review on Gruntlings.com, it gets down to specifics. This stroller is not a luxury stroller and doesn’t try to be, has only a 3-point harness, and doesn’t recline. But did we say it’s only 10 lbs?
We also did see that you can request a repair kit for your Maclaren stroller.