Best Standard Baby Strollers in 2020



Joovy Scooter X2 Double Stroller, Black Review:


This stroller is awesome!!! We originally bought a front and back one but didn't like it felt like our kid in the front seat was far from us, the length was awkward and felt too long (I was always leaning forward a little before making turns to make sure I wouldn't hit anything), and we wanted our kids to be able to see eachother. So after reading a ton of reviews, articles, and watching YouTube videos on different side by side, we chose this one!

If it is possible to be in love with a stroller, we definitely are with our Joovy! We've pushed it around Lowe's, Hobby Lobby, and Wal-Mart so far and have had NO difficulty with maneuvering through isles. It honestly wasn't as big as I was expecting. Also, it's true about it being super easy to make turns and push around. The side pockets are great because when my toddler is laying back, she can grab her drink from it still laying down instead of having to sit up a grab it from the tray.

Here's a shortened list if you're just skimming through comments:
Pros:
- super easy to maneuver between isles and anywhere
- seats recline almost completely back (enough to where my newborn's head wasn't falling to the sides, his head stays in the same position)
- a lot of space underneath
- extra storage with "backpacks" behind the stroller with a bottle holder above each zipper (2 holders)
- 2 mesh side pockets for each seat
- quick & easy to fold and unfold
- if you want the child trays, it's cheaper to get the grey Joovy that already comes with it rather than purchasing it separately
- my toddler can look over and see her brother which she absolutely loves!

Cons:
- heavy & awkward when lifting into trunk
- seats have to be reclined all the way back before closing (minor inconvenience)
- if you need to get to the under storage and your child is laying all the way back, you have to push them up a little because the seat gets in the way

My two kiddos are now 1 month and 19 months and this is perfect for them! I know it says 3 months and up buuuuuut it was perfect for my babe when he was fresh out the womb, so it not being carseat accessible was no biggy to us (we prefer him not to be in a car seat for too long anyway since he can't lay back comfortably).

Sorry for the long review, but hope it helps you on your search! We absolutely love our Joovy!



Joovy Twin Roo+ Car Seat Stroller Review:


When my daughter told me she was having another set of twins I thought, do I get another double stroller or go for a quad? I had already purchased the Joovy Scooter X2 Orangie for the older set, and decided that new and trendy moms have carseat strollers these days. So I checked the Joovy site as well as mommy blogs and decided the Twin Roo+ was the way to go.

I did call Joovy prior to ordering because I was confused on the adapters (SOLD SEPARATELY) and even more so what I was seeing on Amazon. Seems some sellers think its funny to sell a pack of adapters for $99 when they normally cost $25. The Joovy person told me that they were out of stock on Amazon and nooo, the $99 was crazy! I ended up getting the adapters directly from Joovy. I also wanted to make sure before hitting PURCHASE because of the car seats. He said I was one step ahead, most people buy car seats, then go stroller shopping only to realize the two aren't compatible.

I reviewed our X2 and it handles completely different than the Twin Roo+. Apples and Orangies, but being that you can easily switch the adapters to change the direction of the seats is a big big bonus! Under carriage storage is amazing which is one of the things Jovvy is known for besides the huge canopies (Other Models). We also had the Joovy Boob bottles and they fit perfectly in the cup holders. Thank you Joovy!

It takes a little getting used to in the steering dept because it is so long. It has a great turn radius just our X2 though, so no complaints there. I have seen where people have said that it wouldn't fit in their trunk. It took me a couple of tries and I had to remove the belly bar off the X2, but I was able to fit both the Joovy scooter X2 and the Twin Roo+ in the trunk of my 2000 Acura TL.

This stroller is stable, I mean solid as a rock! It would take a lot, a big forceful push or the like by an adult to knock this stroller over. Still, I'm thinking the stroller would stay put and the person would end up on the ground beside it. Very happy with this purchase and definitely recommend!



Graco DuoGlider Double Stroller | Lightweight Double Stroller with Tandem Seating, Glacier Review:


I love this stroller! It fits my kiddos comfortably with room to grow. I like that if the toddler is in the back, he can still see over the baby in the front. I looooove that the back seat goes flat for easy napping on the go. The cargo area underneath is huge and fits so much. You can’t access it from the back when the back seat is down but you can absolutely access it from the middle between the seats easily. I have used a jogging stroller with my first child and this stroller surprisingly handles well on rough terrain. Not like a jogger, but definitely no complaints from me. We’ve taken it in the woods, on gravel, and in sand. Not ideal but works fine! I love that each child has a canopy and food/drink tray. This stroller glides easily and is so easy to push/steer, even one handed. It opens and closes very easily one handed. It was super simple to put together. Everyone complaining this is bulky and heavy have never seen another double stroller obviously. They’re all big, bulky, and heavy to some degree! This stroller takes up less space and weighs significantly less than the single stroller we had for our first. I folded this up and lifted this double stroller one handed into the back of my pick up truck bed 1.5 weeks after having a csection. It’s really not that heavy or awkward at all. Not to mention, you cannot best the price. If I had to have one complaint, I’d like the parent console to be better. I’d like 2 cup holders up top, as hubby and I like to make evening coffees for our walks, and the container for keys/cell phone is a little small for smart phones. BUT I have an iPhone 6s Plus in a bulky otter box, so it’s huge and probably just my phone! Highly highly recommend!



Baby Trend Expedition Double Jogger, Griffin Review:


I am so happily in love with this stroller so I want to give a detailed review to those out there who are as picky as me.

I'm a nanny and I usually have shares with 2 kids. Generally, I could loosely call myself a "stroller snob". I love the BOB, the CityMini and the UppaBaby strollers.
With my old share I had a Phil & Ted double stroller, which was awesome. But when I left that job I had to leave the stroller behind 🙁
With my new position, my dream double was a BOB Duallie but I couldn't fathom spending 700$ on a work stroller. I spent all of fall and winter strolling one baby and wearing the other while I stalked exchanges, craigslist, marketplace & flea markers hoping to find a used BOB in good condition for under 300$

Well March came around, the babies got heavier, the weather was getting warmer and I couldn't wait around for a magic 250$ BOB anymore so to Amazon I came.

I read every review. I crosschecked. I asked moms and nannies in my community. And I finally settled on the Baby Trend Double Jogger and oh my goodness I'm glad I did.

My stroller was delivered about 3 weeks after I had placed the order, which was actually shorter than the time frame I was given so I was pleasantly surprised.

Putting together the stroller was simple. The directions had pictures alongside them and the manufacturers gave a couple extra screws just in case i need them.
It ended up only taking me about 20 minutes by myself, and I am by no means a handy person.

The tires are like bicycle tires! Which is fantastic because I live in a city with lots of cobblestone, bumps and cracked sidewalks. Our ride is so smooth. I can't believe I'm making this comparison but dare I say it's almost as smooth as my beloved 700$ BOB 😮

The seats are comfortable for the kids and the straps have lots of room for adjusting as they get older.

The storage space is absolutely great! There are two small storage compartment storage under the stroller, but I actually cut out the middle piece of fabric to make it 1 large room compartment. There is netted storage on the back of each seat, perfect for storage a packed lunch for each of them. And netted storage inside of the stroller next to each seat so accessible to the kids, so I can put a toy and sippy cup in each and they can take out and put back in as they please.
There's also a small cubby at the hand bar area that is the perfect size for my phone, keys, credit card & a plastic baggy of Goldfish. There are also 2 cup holders 🙌🏼

I love the hood! It's large and totally adjustable so I have a wide range to move it wherever the sun is facing the kids. It has been so helpful so far. My youngest is pretty light sensitive and this has kept the sun from his eyes no matter which direction were walking or time of day it is.

This stroller is actually pretty light. I manage to carry it folded up and down my stairs every walk with no issue. Both folding it and unfolding it is so simple and easy and I can unfold it one handed.

It fits easily in the trunk of my SUV, I imagine with a compact car I might have to take the front wheel off.

The only part I'm not totally in love with is the brakes. Instead of one bar that I can step on to lock the stroller, there or two clips on either side I need to jiggle down to lock, and one of those time one of the locks actually came undone on a day when the winds were furiously blowing against it. This isn't a dealbreaker for me at all because it's never like I'm going to leave my alone and unsupervised on a super windy day like that, but it was kind of like, okay don't ever leave the stroller unattended lol.

So Pro's

•Wheels
•Hood
•Storage Space
•Comfortable Seats
•Folding/Unfolding
•Weight/Size
•Smoothness and control
•Set Up

Cons

• Wheel locks are like a 6/10

Overall 170$ for this is insane in the best way. This is a quality stroller for even the pickiest of us. I highly recommend this and don't think you'll be let down.



JOOVY Caboose Too Graphite Stand-On Tandem Stroller, Black Review:


I just had my baby 6 months ago so we've been using the frame stroller for the car seat and having to carry our two year old around. We finally decided to get a double stroller because the two year old is getting heavier and it would make our lives easier having both girls in one stroller together. This is why we chose the Joovy Caboose and we could not be more happy with that decision!

Here is the list of our pros and cons.
Pros:
It was really easy to set up right out the box.

It's not bulky at all. It's so easy to close and lift into our SUV. And very easy to open as well.

The straps to buckle the girls in are so easy to use and adjust.

Love that it comes with the universal adapter for car seats. Such a great option to have.

Also love that we can set up the back seat in different ways so our toddler can either sit and relax while she takes a nap or she can just stand on the platform if she likes.

The canopy cover is large enough to cover both kiddos. This is a big plus for us!

The storage basket is pretty large. We've yet to use it.

Cons:
I only have one con.. I wish it came with an already built in organizer.

Other than that we absolutely love the stroller and so do my girls. My oldest was so obsessed with it she literally sat in it for over an hour after we built it and was so upset when we had to leave to the store. We did bring it with us and she was happy to be back in it though.

This stroller is definitely great quality and for the price it's just right.



Baby Trend Expedition Double Jogger, Centennial Review:


Pros:
Easy to assemble, took 5 minutes.
Does NOT fit through a doorway, which is GOOD if you want your kids to have enough room to sit in it as toddlers!
Seats individually recline/adjust to upright position. (So my baby can sleep and my toddler can be up and observing everything).
VERY compact
Speakers for iPod hook up
Cupholders and storage underneath for snacks/drinks while jogging/at the park
Wheels seem to be good quality, not cheap, hard plastic but tire-like. Good for trail running.
Front wheel locks into place which helps while jogging, the front "shakey" wheel is not an issue while it's locked. Unlocked position is good for outside mall shopping or walking around sightseeing. Very easy to maneuver and good range of motion, easy to turn on a dime when not locked.

Cons:
Not a lot of growing room!
I went with this one because it was low-budget and advertised that it fit through a doorway. IDK why that seemed important, but I'm glad it is actually false because that is just too squished to allow for growing room. This jogger works well for now with my 7 month old and the 3 year old kind of spilling into the little one's side. We'll see in a year if it still works. I wish I would have been able to sit them in it and judge the room they have. I feel like my older one will just grow like a weed and not fit comfortably after a year. As it is, if you notice the foot board is a triangle shape, so my older one's outside foot doesn't have a place to rest. Her legs are LONG and could potentially just catch that wheel pretty soon. I was hoping for a jogger that would last at least 2 years. Maybe jogging with a 5 year old in a stroller is out of the question? IDK But I would recommend looking for reviews from parents with older children to make sure you get something that they can stay in as they grow. That was my biggest thing.



Joovy Caboose Graphite Stand On Tandem Stroller, Black Review:


This is a great little stroller. It's not perfect, but considering the price, I'm tempted to give it 5 stars. Please note: I bought and paid full price for this stroller--no discounts for any reviews--so these are my observations from an over-researcher who has been shopping around for strollers for a while now and finally decided to pull pull the trigger on the Joovy Caboose Graphite. (Not that free reviews are any less honest, but I may have a different perspective, since I *chose* this stroller, as opposed to it choosing me.) Below are my detailed thoughts.

Let's end on a high note and start with The Cons:
1. No built-in parent console/organizer tray.

2. The handlebar is straight across and then slopes straight downward. This has TWO drawbacks. First, it makes it very difficult for attaching any kind of third-party, after-market parent organizer. (I bought one akin to the Skip-Hop Neoprene and it sags a little, as the loops have to be pushed inward--otherwise they fall off the edges and slide down the bar. It's not ideal. Obviously, the Joovy organizer is made for this, but I had preferred the features of some of the other organizers. Oh well, I may have to just get their organizer after alll.)

3. The second drawback of the straight-down handlebar is that, from a physics standpoint, I feel like some of my push-effort is directed downward and therefore wasted, making it so I have to push a little harder to propel this thing in a forward motion. (Now, some mechanical engineer can correct me if I'm wrong, but that's how I see it...) Now, I will say that this stroller isn't hard to push, so this isn't a big complaint. I just feel it would have been better if the handlebar could have sloped forward and the child standing would still be able to hold onto something.

4. It doesn't fold up very small and it takes a little "umph" to fold it up, in my opinion. For reference, I did try and it easily fits in the trunk of our little Nissan Sentra with the sunshade and wheels attached; but I would never be able to travel with it in that small car, if I had to fit much else back there (i.e. suitcases or a Costco haul). This isn't a negative for me, since that's not our primary family vehicle, but I wanted to include it in case you're tight on trunk space. However, there are few double strollers (or even single, non-umbrella strollers) that fold up small, either. If you are looking for a double that maximizes your remaining trunk space, I would suggest looking into the Combi Cosmo double stroller or the Zoe XL2 double stroller Zoe XL2 Xtra Lightweight Double Stroller, Grey Wheels - London Navy.

5. I ordered the "Amber" color, which isn't a cute mustard color, as pictured. It's more of a bright orangey-yellow. I feel like dirt shows quickly, though it's easy to wipe down.

6. The storage basket underneath, though not as small as I expected, is not huge and is partially blocked by the rear seat (the seat does slide to open, but not as wide as the basket). I CAN fit my JuJuBe B.F.F. diaper bag in the basket, but I do have to wrestle it through the small opening. If it was stuffed full, I think I would have to slim it down before I could fit it in.

Now for The Pros:

1. The price. To me, this is a huge pro and the price is drastically cheaper (hundreds cheaper) than the other double stroller I was eying. I felt like for this price, I could take the gamble and it wouldn't be a devastating loss if I regretted the purchase--which I don't. This really is a fantastic stroller! Looked at a different way, for this price, I could buy a stroller AND a parent organizer console AND a wagon AND a new bike child carrier seat and STILL be able to save two or three hundred dollars from what I would have spent. I would never have felt like I could have justified purchasing all those things if I had splurged on a $500-700 stroller.

2. This stroller has the footprint of a single stroller. Most sit-and-stand strollers are terribly elongated, bordering on becoming the dreaded tandem stroller, which feels like steering a bus. NOT this Joovy! Put side-by-side, it is no longer than my sis-in-law's Graco Click-Connect single stroller. Because my kids are 18months and 4yo, I knew my 4yo would be off-and-on and I didn't want to commit to a full-time double. If he grows out of the stroller entirely in a year or two, I didn't want to be stuck with a double stroller for my single rider. The Joovy is perfect in that regard. Without the second child riding, you don't even remember this is technically a double stroller. The rear seat could then be used to set a diaper bag on and it doubles as easier-access storage.

3. Included is a carseat converter and a (removable) child tray with cupholder. On the other stroller I wanted, I would have had to purchase ALL accessories separately, making this price even cheaper in comparison. Or I would have gone without.

4. Generous sunshade. This is a big deal in sunny Arizona, where I live, as I didn't want my kids baking in their stroller. The sunshade isn't fixed, so it can move to accommodate different angles of the sun, which is a huge plus. It is even able to cover the rear child along with the front child, if desired. My only complaint with the sunshade is that when it is folded up, it doesn't stay completely shut, but falls slightly open. I will probably affix some kind of DIY velcro strap to keep the sunshade tightly closed when not in use. The sunshade is also removable, so that is another nice feature.

5. The tires are some kind of rubbery-foam, not unlike the bike tires on my son's Strider balance bike. Therefore, they will never go flat. But also, they are much nicer than the plastic umbrella stroller-esque tires I was expecting. You couldn't take this stroller jogging off-road, but I would call them "semi-all-terrain tires." Definitely a nice feature.

6. The wheels can lock into a fixed position or unlock to swivel for easier steering.

7. Steering is pretty easy and this stroller is a smooth ride. I can one-handed steer and push this thing on flat, even ground--with both kids in. (My 18-month-old is 16 pounds and my 4yo is 32-34 pounds, so they are on the lighter side. But even with 50 pounds of weight riding, this is an easy stroller to push. It's relatively lightweight, too.

8. My kids LOVE this stroller. Love, love, LOVE it. I was surprised that my son mostly prefers sitting on the back seat to standing. Although he does like to hop off and on, he is a big-time stroller rider. He was always fighting to ride in his sister's stroller previously, when there was only one seat. The seat seems plenty comfortable. The footrest moves position. The recline positions, though not flat, are substantial. There are a lot of perks and positive features that offer "best of both worlds" options and I have been really happy with this stroller.

Overall, this is EASILY a four-star product; with the price, I am tempted to forget the drawbacks and give it a 5-star rating. Tempted...but I'll leave it where it's at because I think a glowing 4 stars is the most accurate assessment. Also, the drawbacks were not surprise issues with the quality. They were mostly features I could see from the stock photos and chose to accept--like the handlebar configuration or smaller storage basket. If you are looking for an affordable option, have kids with an age gap, want the functionality of a double stroller without the size or commitment, I would highly recommend this stroller. I agonized over this decision and read zillions of reviews and even stopped strangers at the zoo to interrogate them about their strollers, haha; anyway, I've been happy with it.

P.S. Initial set-up only took about 20 minutes. I didn't think the instructions were very clear, but it wasn't that hard to figure out. Also, despite the fact that folding it up isn't the easiest, this thing unfolds super easy. Just lift the handle 'til it clicks into place. (Also, there is a lock on the bar above the left rear wheel which needs to be pushed shut afterward and unlatched prior to folding--and which I always forget about.)

P.P.S. For comparison's sake, the "other stroller" I was eying is the City Select double stroller by Baby Jogger Baby Jogger City Select with 2nd Seat, Onyx. The CS also has the benefit of being a double stroller with the size and commitment of a single. Because the seats are removable, it can be a single stroller; and the configuration customization is awesome. If that's your style, I would recommend checking it out because it is a dang good stroller (I've pushed it around). As much as I like it, I couldn't swallow the price, especially when my kids are at an age where they may start outgrowing it soon. However, one selling point of the Joovy over the City Select is that you don't have to choose between the sit and stand feature. Both are an option all the time, whereas with the CS, the second seat gets in the way of standing. An expensive, "sold-separately" glider board can be attached in addition to the both seats, but it becomes more cumbersome with 2 seats + board (from my understanding). Unless you're trying to accommodate three children, you are probably going to have to choose between sitting and standing beforehand. Overall, the CS is a more luxurious stroller, but the Joovy is really better designed for the off-and-on older-toddler rider.

Hope that helps anyone else who gets angsty about big purchases, like I do. Pics attached: forgive the messy garage; the pics weren't originally taken with the idea of displaying them for review. I also wanted to add a video review, but since I'm having a little trouble getting it to upload, I will have to come back and update it.



Baby Trend Navigator Double Jogger Stroller, Vanguard Review:


I don't review often but I've seen a fair share of negative reviews or answers to questions that i don't understand.

First, it looks nice and it's sturdy. Running even with the wheels unlocked was not hard. Locking the wheels would make it better but you would have to lean the stoller back off its front wheels to do anything but an extremely wide turn. I ran briefly with no issues and my wife, the primary runner of the stoller prefers the mobility of leaving the wheel locks off.

Second the size. This is where i think people are exagerating. Yes its large. It's not overly light either but my wife can get in a trunk. It's got some weight though. It's wide. The main reason we chose this one is it allows a car seat with an infant to be snapped in like our previous baby trend stroller, while my 4 year old can sit inside. If you don't want a jogger that is infant seat compatible baby trend makes a cheaper option that is less bulky.

Now the width. I don't know why people have such strong feelings. It fits through what i feel is our average sized front door, albeit tightly. Make sure your door can open all the way. Next is cars...i saw people asking if it will fit in a car like a Camry and responses that it has to be squeezed in a ford edge. Maybe I'm a Tetris master but attached is a picture of it in the back of our 2016 Corolla. The trunk space is i guess above average for a compact but trouble fitting in a Crossover? Come on lol. Maybe a more balanced weight and running routine might be the fix because while you do have to somewhat awkwardly put it in, it fits.

Its very reasonable and a great value and fits our needs. Yes, there's smaller, lighter ones. Either pay substantially more or lose features. Pick the best stroller for your needs.

The speakers are a nice touch. On par with a cell phone speaker i suppose but do not require an extra power source, allow your phone to be stored, and safer you and your cargo then headphones. You wont be rocking out with them but they sound well enough and provide some ambient noise.



Delta Children LX Side by Side Stroller, Night Sky Review:


When we got season passes to Knott's Berry farm, we deliberated over whether we should buy a double stroller or just rent one while there. Buying one made a lot more financial sense, but the last thing we wanted was a big clunky stroller taking up trunk space or house space, especially since we wouldn't be using it every day. I finally decided to chance it with this stroller and placed my order. I am so glad that I did!

I have included a picture of this stroller collapsed with a regular umbrella stroller in front of it. I apologize for the terrible lighting, but hopefully you can see that it is about the size of two very compact umbrella strollers. It fit into the trunk of our car without any issue whatsoever. Once we got to the park, I just lifted it right out and popped it into position for the kids. It is extremely easy and straightforward.

Assembly was simply a matter of pushing wheels into place and snapping on the single cupholder. I wish there would have been two, but at the price I am not complaining.

I was worried that it wouldn't have enough storage since there is no basket underneath, but it was fine. It has net bags on the back which were holding all kinds of stuff by the end of the day. I put my purse over one handle and the very full diaper bag/backpack over the other. The back pack got close to the ground but never actually touched it.

Our 3.5 year old is tall and slim. She didn't use the stroller much, but it fit her perfectly. Our 18 month old son is a bit short but a good weight. He kept getting an arm at a time out of the shoulder straps which was a bit annoying and we couldn't adjust it to where that did not happen. The canopies were pretty pointless.

The stroller was very comfortable to maneuver and fit through doorways without any issues. The wheel locks worked perfectly. I am 5'2" and liked the height, but their dad is 5'11" and wished the handles were just a tiny bit higher up.

At the end of the day, it was a piece of cake to collapse the stroller and put it back into the trunk. It is very lightweight.

All in all, I'd say this stroller is definitely worth the price. It is not fancy and it is not perfect, but it is functional. The compact size for being a double is great! I would definitely recommend it to families on a small budget.



Delta Children LX Side by Side Tandem Umbrella Stroller, Lime & Green Review:


When we got season passes to Knott's Berry farm, we deliberated over whether we should buy a double stroller or just rent one while there. Buying one made a lot more financial sense, but the last thing we wanted was a big clunky stroller taking up trunk space or house space, especially since we wouldn't be using it every day. I finally decided to chance it with this stroller and placed my order. I am so glad that I did!

I have included a picture of this stroller collapsed with a regular umbrella stroller in front of it. I apologize for the terrible lighting, but hopefully you can see that it is about the size of two very compact umbrella strollers. It fit into the trunk of our car without any issue whatsoever. Once we got to the park, I just lifted it right out and popped it into position for the kids. It is extremely easy and straightforward.

Assembly was simply a matter of pushing wheels into place and snapping on the single cupholder. I wish there would have been two, but at the price I am not complaining.

I was worried that it wouldn't have enough storage since there is no basket underneath, but it was fine. It has net bags on the back which were holding all kinds of stuff by the end of the day. I put my purse over one handle and the very full diaper bag/backpack over the other. The back pack got close to the ground but never actually touched it.

Our 3.5 year old is tall and slim. She didn't use the stroller much, but it fit her perfectly. Our 18 month old son is a bit short but a good weight. He kept getting an arm at a time out of the shoulder straps which was a bit annoying and we couldn't adjust it to where that did not happen. The canopies were pretty pointless.

The stroller was very comfortable to maneuver and fit through doorways without any issues. The wheel locks worked perfectly. I am 5'2" and liked the height, but their dad is 5'11" and wished the handles were just a tiny bit higher up.

At the end of the day, it was a piece of cake to collapse the stroller and put it back into the trunk. It is very lightweight.

All in all, I'd say this stroller is definitely worth the price. It is not fancy and it is not perfect, but it is functional. The compact size for being a double is great! I would definitely recommend it to families on a small budget.