A few weeks ago we posted the best strollers for an urban lifestyle and today we are featuring the best for the suburban lifestyle. To be honest, it is not so much about urban/suburban but about your lifestyle. Lots of the strollers that make the suburban list could work for certain urban lifestyles and vice vera. Some of these suburban strollers are a bit bigger and a not as easy to fold while some are smaller, easier to fold but not a smooth of a ride. Why the stark contrast? Well in theory as a suburban parent you have more space so can accommodate these bulkier strollers. You may have better access to jogging trails and parks hence the awesome BOB jogger. But on the same token you probably drive more places meaning more in and out for you and the stroller. Lightweight umbrella strollers are perfect for this in and out lifestyle. One stroller makes the list both places, the City Mini. We’ve featured this stroller countless times because it combines lot of great features in one. When it comes down to it though it depends on what works best for YOU!
BOB Revolution SE – We did a full review of the popular and well liked loved BOB Revolution SE. The CE is actually the same with the exception of alloy wheels vs polymer on the SE. Moms and dads love the BOB for its smooth ride and ability to lock the front wheel which is ideal for jogging. The front wheel can also be unlocked which is ideal for maneuvering. The BOB Ironman is another great option but the front wheel is fixed meaning it is super smooth for jogging but terrible for maneuvering. You can check out more reviews in our jogging stroller review post but the SE is a great bet for jogging and general daily use.
Britax B-Ready – The Britax B-Ready is a pretty cool stroller. Better for suburban than urban moms due to its size. Some moms complain it is bulky but measurement wise it isn’t much bigger than the UPPABaby Vistas, Bugaboo Camelon’s of the world. The B-Ready has a super smooth ride, great maneuverability and folds nicely. A great bonus of this stroller is the ability to add an additional seat. So when number #2 comes along you don’t have to buy an entirely new stroller (the Vista has this option too). Another bonus is pricepoint. While it is still pricey ($350 – $400) it is much less than the Vista or other comparable strollers. Also, as far as we know the only car seats that can be used with this stroller are Britax – which isn’t the worst thing in the world because they make great seats just something to keep in mind. All in all this is a great option from a trusted brand.
UPPABaby G-Luxe – In our mind the G-Luxe is the best umbrella stroller on the market. The light weight, ability to recline, ample canopy, easy fold and overall quality can’t be beat. It is a little more expensive than the others on the market but it is worth it! The main difference between the G-Luxe and the G-Lite is its ability to recline. The G-Lite does not recline but the G-Luxe has three seat positions meaning you can use it at a younger age. The G-Lite is a great (and less expensive) option if you have an older child or the recline is less important to you. Basically, the more it recline the younger you can use it. The G-Luxe also comes in fun colors and of course, coming from UPPABaby you can ensure you are getting a quality stroller.
Baby Jogger City Mini GT – I know y’all probably think I have a love affair with this stroller and I probably do but it really is so awesome. Probably the best explanation of why this stroller is so awesome is on our How can I have less Baby Gear?post. It is great for urban moms because its small, folds easily and maneuvers well all while providing a smooth ride and guess what? That is why it is great for suburban moms too. This isn’t the best all terrain stroller and is not a jogging stroller but is great for running errands and leisurely strolls in the neighborhood. In my mind this is a can’t-go-wrong option.