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The summer’s hottest strollers and car seats

Christina Holt is a blogger and freelance writer who lives in Southern California with her husband and three boys. Christina uses her love of design, adventures in parenting and teaching background as inspiration for her writing on numer...

Strolling and traveling safely – and with style

These strollers and car seats not only look good, they keep your little one safe and comfortable in the warm summer weather – and beyond. Stroll and travel with some of the summer’s most popular baby gear!

Strolling and traveling safely – and with style


Quinny Zapp Xtra

The Quinny Zapp Xtra is standing out this summer. With a modern and ultra-sleek design, this compact stroller goes with you anywhere, anytime and offers a ton of great features for your growing child. The Zapp Xtra is a great travel system for parents and children with an urban lifestyle.

Price: $300
Age and weight range: 6 months to 50 pounds


  • Lightweight, compact 2-piece fold.
  • Forward or rear facing full-size seat with recline.
  • Infant car seat adapters included for the Maxi-Cosi Mico (not included) for use from birth.

Quinny Moodd

The Quinny Moodd provides parents with a complete stroller mixed with comfort, style and a smooth ride. The Moodd is literally poetry in motion with its sleek design and modern style built-in from the top of the handle bar to the bottom of the wheels. With one push of a button, the Moodd unfolds automatically within seconds and it's ready to go wherever your life takes you – and in style.

Price: $700
Age and weight range: 6 months to 50 pounds


  • Forward or rear facing seat with one-hand recline.
  • Infant car seat adapters included for the Maxi-Cosi Mico (not included) for use from birth.
  • Discrete and flexible UV sun canopy that blends with the style of the stroller.

Orbit Baby Stroller G2

When you’re spending a lot of time outdoors, you need a stroller that can handle it all. The eco-friendly Orbit Baby Stroller G2 can handle the bumps on the trails, the uneven grass at the park and everything in between with the innovative QuadShock feature. Speaking of handling it all, as the world’s first fully adaptable and interchangeable stroller, the Orbit Baby stroller chassis accommodates the Stroller Seat G2, Orbit Baby Infant Car Seat and Toddler Car Seat G2 making it the ideal choice for summer travel, as well as casual strolling with the family.

Price: $780
Age and weight range: Birth to 45 pounds


  • 3DRotation allows parents to rotate and recline the seat in one fluid motion while in the forward-facing, rear-facing, upright or reclined position.
  • Large, full coverage UV sunshade with Paparazzi Shield extension.
  • One-handed adjustable footrest, handlebar height and chassis fold with automatic lock.

Summer Infant Prodigy Stroller

When purchased as a travel system with the Summer Infant Prodigy infant car seat, this do-it-all stroller has everything parents and babies need for summer strolling and beyond. With elliptical shaped tubing and high-end fashions, this stylish and techie stroller is designed to grow with your child.

Price: $330 (including infant car seat)
Age and weight range: Birth to 50 pounds (stroller only)


  • One-handed, freestanding fold.
  • Fully adjustable canopy with clear peek-a-boo window.
  • 3-position adjustable handle and extra large storage basket for comfort and ease.

Valco Baby Zee

The Valco Baby Zee is a lightweight stroller with amazing maneuverability and practical features. The sleek style, mixed with the superb maneuverability, makes strolling fun, stylish and practical. And if the summer sun is too bright, extend the canopy to fully cover and protect baby while out and about.

Price: $330
Age and weight range: Birth to 45 pounds


  • Rear-wheel suspension and lightweight design make for an easy and comfortable ride.
  • Adjustable footrest and one-touch infinite recline makes for comfortable sleep while on-the-go.
  • Large storage basket is easily accessible.

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