A stroller is your baby’s first set of wheels, but because you’re their chauffeur (for the next 18 years, mind you), it’s imperative that you commit to a smooth ride that’s safe for your little one but that also meets your needs as a parent. Different strollers cater to different lifestyles — lightweight strollers are slender and ideal for travel and crowded areas, double strollers are roomy enough for twins, jogging strollers let active runners keep up with their routine, and so on. But the most popular models on the market are probably full-size strollers because they’re by far the best for everyday use.
Gone are the days when you could run an errand quickly with little on your person. Where you go, baby goes, so even something as simple as picking up a gallon of milk from the grocery store can no longer be a mindless task. With a baby in tow, you have to be prepared, and the best full-sized strollers make that possible. From wheels that can handle rough surfaces to stroller seats that double as car seats, these are just some of the amazing features you’ll find in the full-size strollers below. Find what works for you and baby, and roll on out.
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1. 2018 UPPAbaby Cruz Stroller
Some parents approach stroller shopping like they would a car: they find what fits that season of life, then move on to the next. Others invest a little more from the get-go and purchase a stroller that grows with their child, such as the UPPAbaby Cruz Stroller which seats your little one from infancy through the toddler years. The seats can face the front or back of the stroller, and the overhead canopy features a peek-a-book window so you can occasionally check in on your tot. It’s also compatible with the brand’s MESA Infant Car Seat but folds easily in just one step and fits nicely in your trunk. There’s also plenty of room for storing your baby’s diaper bag and favorite toys: just toss it in the basket below — it can hold up to 30 pounds!
2. Joovy Caboose Graphite Stand On Tandem Stroller
If your baby has a big brother or sister, Joovy Caboose is a hit with families of two. This full-size double stroller gives big kids the option to sit on the rear bench seat or stand on the built-in platform, and either face forward or backward. The front seat is reserved for your newest bundle of joy and can be adjusted to three different positions.
3. BOB Rambler Jogging Stroller
The BOB Rambler Jogging Stroller is a great option for mamas getting back to their fitness routine. This sweet ride features three-wheel drive, including a front wheel designed with locking swivel for easy mobility on the track, trail or sidewalk. And if hiking is your forte, you’re in luck: the wheels on this full-size stroller are 12-inches tall and designed like mountain bike tires with the added bonus of a one-foot activated parking brake.