Travel Baby Strollers

The Best Travel Stroller for Kids

Maclaren Techno XT –  It’s small but easy to maneuver and push. It has the longest handles of any stroller I found — and they’re adjustable if you have people of different heights pushing it on a regular basis. It does lack a large underneath storage compartment but that goes with its compact size and easy foldability. I’ve used a lot of different baby strollers – pushed them a lot of miles – and the best stroller I’ve owned or tested is the Maclaren.

One of the most common questions I get from parents is whether travelers should take a stroller with them on their vacation travels. Below I layout some of the pros and cons of traveling with a stroller.

There are good reasons to both take and not take a stroller on a vacation.

Pros:

  • Good for visiting some tourist sites during nap time.
  • Many restaurants don’t have high chairs so a stroller can make a good portable chair.
  • Handy for getting around an airport or museum.

Cons:

  • One more thing to haul around. Depending on the situation a stroller can vary between a light compact extra bag or an awkward and difficult item with a habit of opening and spilling all its contents on the floor.
  • Sidewalks might be non-existant at your destination, making strollers hard to use easily and consistently.
  • Cobblestoned streets – as commonly found throughout Europe and many international cities – are impossible to push a stroller on.

Other good strollers I’d recommend:

  • Graco LiteRider Stroller  – I literally pushed this one about 2500 miles before it collapsed into a pile of screws and plastic.
  • Chicco Capri Lightweight Stroller  – If you’re looking for a lightweight umbrella stroller this is a good and reliable one.
  • InStep Run Around Jogging Stroller – On 2 different occasions I’ve had something break on an InStep product, made a quick phone call to their Madison, WI headquarters and they sent me a replacement part without even verifying my warranty.

These are all good – but if you want the best go with the Maclaren.

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