Convertible strollers easily transition from infant to toddler, and save parents big bucks in the process.
It is one of the shocks of parenthood to learn just how expensive strollers cost. Dropping a $1,000 on one is not uncommon, and even then, you still wouldn’t be at the top of the market. The reason, of course, is that you’re often paying for adaptability. Convertible strollers, as many of them are, let you transition your child from newborn to toddler on the same frame*, giving you years of use out of a single product. The best ones are easy to maneuver, fold and brake, and offer comfort features like sun-protective canopies and ample amounts of storage. The best of the best even convert from a single to double stroller, saving even more money if you add a second child to the family.
To help you decide which convertible stroller should go on the registry, we took into account standard stroller features, special functions, price point, and how highly each stroller is rated and reviewed. In the end, we decided on these five for every budget.
*Convertible strollers can also be defined as those that can convert from carrying one child to two, and back; this list includes two such strollers, but that feature was not one of the criteria for inclusion.
Baby Jogger City Select LUX
The City Select LUX offers more than 20 different configurations and can expand to seat two kids. You can use an infant carrier, car seat, or toddler seat in either of its two carrying positions (upper and lower), and those seats can be reversed for parents who want to have that eye-contact bonding time while their out and about. The toddler seat has a multi-position recline and calf rest for maximum kid comfort and adaptability as they grow. All of that configurability does make it the heaviest offering on this list, however, and second most expensive.
Weight: 30.4 lbs