After testing a lot of products, we have selected the 8 best strollers for infants for 2018 which are mentioned below. In our experiments, we have found these products most consistent in performance and true value for the money.
Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience Stroller
The Summer Infant company was started by William Lockett III in 1985. Looking for a safe place to place his baby (Summer) while he did other things, this new father created the original bouncy seat. Since the creation of the bouncy seat, Summer Infant has continued to make a wide range of economical baby products from monitors to strollers, to cribs and bathtubs.
The 3D lite has a traditional umbrella fold where it collapses on itself as it folds in half. The fold can be initiated and accomplished with your foot, which is standard, or your hand, which is relatively unique. It is a one-handed fold that automatically locks but doesn’t stand on its own.
The 3D earned a 4 of 10 for quality, which is about what you would expect for the price. However, what is possibly more impressive is that it has a higher or equal quality score than some of the more expensive competition, and it managed a 2 point edge over the Kolcraft Cloud Plus. The overall feel of this stroller is one that will get the job done, but probably won’t last long doing it.
Delta Children LX Side by Side Tandem Umbrella Stroller
Louis Shamie Sr. founded Delta Children in 1968 as a new parent. The Shamie family continue their father and grandfather’s vision of offering products at prices families can afford. Along with their own line of children’s furniture and baby gear, they own Simmons kids, and license many characters.
The Delta team works closely with Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) to create industry standards to ensure the production of safe children’s gear.
The Delta earned a 3 of 10 for quality. With a list price of $100 this stroller is about what you would expect for the price. This stroller has a basic frame with round tubing and exposed fasteners. The fabric has a slick plastic feel and there is very little padding with weak elastic on the pockets.
Kolcraft Cloud Plus Lightweight Stroller
The Kolcraft Cloud Plus Lightweight Stroller is fully packed with awesome features but as expected, no product is perfect. Before we start talking about the main issue parents have about this stroller, let’s see what this umbrella stroller has that makes the majority of buyers happy.
This umbrella stroller comes with an excellent size storage basket under the seat. It also easily accessible. You can put your large-sized diaper bag as well as some other things. Be mindful of the maximum weight of the stroller which is 50 pounds. When you add the weight of your little passenger, it would be better if you will not go overboard.
I highly doubt that the “all terrain” wheel can take rocky or rough roads. And although it has a front suspension which is supposed to give your passenger a smooth ride, DO NOT expect a ride as smooth as when you are using strollers with bigger air-filled wheels such as jogging strollers. The issue with cup holders can be solved by the basket underneath if you are referring to putting bottled drinks. Anyway, it’s never safe to put a hot coffee in a stroller’s cup holder even if it perfectly fits in there.
gb Pockit+ Lightweight Stroller
The GB Pockit is a very lightweight and compact folded umbrella stroller. This stroller has the best score for weight and folded size, but it earned the lowest scores for ease of use and maneuverability. In short, it is difficult to navigate even with two hands, and moving over uneven surfaces is so difficult we wanted to pick it up instead of push it.
If that isn’t enough of a reason to look elsewhere, the Pockit is the hardest strollers to use with limited or non-existent features. The only reason to potentially purchase the Pockit is if you need to fit it in the overhead bin on an airplane.
The Pockit earned a 9 of 10 for weight and folded size, at 10.50 lbs and 2,003.12 cubic inches, the Pockit is the smallest and second lightest stroller in the review. The second smallest stroller in the review is the Quinny Yezz another minimalist lightweight option with a similar price tag.
J is for Jeep Brand Scout Double Stroller
After going through my J Is For Jeep Brand Scout Double Stroller review, you can easily take the decision about it. If you ask my opinion, I thoroughly suggest you this outstanding stroller!
It is useful for both extended family excursions and daily jogging. For having a lightweight steel frame and massive storage, it is easy to handle, and you can keep many baby goods at the time of outgoing. Its canopy always protects your little one from various uneven elements.
As I told before it is specially prepared for family adventures. It’s separately operated dual sun canopies attracted me more. Its multi-position reclining seats, suspension system of the wheel and quick break are also satisfactory. There are some limitations too which should be upgraded. If the price were little lower, it would be more acceptable.
Joovy Scooter X2 Double Stroller
Joovy set out to make a lightweight(ish) (stroller weight = 32 lbs), side-by-side stroller that fits through a regular doorway (stroller width = 30″) and gives parents the features they really want: a huge canopy, reclining seats, and TONS of storage.
The ScooterX2 now weighs 32 lbs and is 30″ wide. Again, standard door frames in America are 36″ wide, so 30″ will fit, but not with much room to spare. The weight limit is 45 lbs in each seat.
All in all, this is a great economy double stroller with immense storage. It comes in three rad colors and sports a great looking graphite grey frame. Note that the black will hide dirt better than the others. Joovy has a “call us if anything goes wrong” guarantee and all their products are JPMA certified.
Baby Trend Sit N Stand Double
The Baby Trend Sit N’ Stand is a tandem stroller that accepts two infant car seats. The standard configuration of the stroller has two regular seats and also works with a younger child sitting in the front while an older child can sit or stand on the back. This stroller has a covered parent tray with dual cupholders, 5-point harnesses, child’s tray with cup holder, and a foot activated rear brake.
The wheels and tires on this stroller are plastic with a dual front wheel design we aren’t fans of. It is hard to push, but the pushing gets a harder the more weight you put inside. The frame flexes when it’s weighed down, and it makes the stroller feel like it might fold up on itself.
The Baby Trend Sit N’ Stand is a cheap looking stroller that feels flimsy when you use this. This product manages to check some boxes of key features parents want, but it fails to deliver those features in a way that truly provides exceptional or even adequate performance.
JOOVY New Groove Ultralight Umbrella Stroller
It’s not a secret that the Joovy Groove Ultralight is one of my favorite umbrella strollers. So, I was very pleased to see a new redesigned 2017/2018 model which is even better than the previous one. While weighing only 15 lbs it features a very roomy seat with a tall canopy that can accommodate even the tallest toddler. The high weight limit of 55 lbs should last you till college. LOL.
The deep near-flat recline together with an adjustable leg rest offers plenty of stretch room and is suitable for a newborn. Great for long naps and quick diaper changes. BTW, not many umbrella strollers have a flat recline, so it’s a BIG plus. If you decide put a newborn directly into the seat, I do recommend using an infant insert. Keep in mind, there is no travel system option.
The canopy is huge and will provide full coverage. There is PLENTY of storage! Aside from a great basket underneath the seat, there is an included cup holder, mesh bottle holder, small zipper pocket in the back of the canopy, and two mesh pockets inside of the seat for your child.