Stroller Recommendations for Tee
Betty here. From what I understand, you're looking for a compact stroller for everyday use that doesn't have extra attachments. Taking into consideration the other features you want as well, I've pulled together some recommendations for you. These can all be used with an infant car seat, toddler seat, and bassinet. Shopping for a stroller can be pretty overwhelming, so I've limited my recommendations to three.
My first recommendation is for the Uppababy Cruz V2. It's one of the best full-sized strollers that has all the features you're looking for. It's lightweight and is one of the only strollers that doesn't require an adapter to use with the Uppababy Mesa infant car seat or Uppababy Bassinet. The high quality construction and all-wheel suspension also make it super easy to maneuver around.
My second recommendation is for the Uppababy Vista V2. It's slightly larger than the Cruz because it can grow with your family, giving you the ability to push up to three kids at once! You didn't mention this as a preference, but I wanted to share this as an option since the Vista and Cruz are the only strollers that can have an infant car seat, bassinet, and toddler seat attach without an adapter.
My last recommendation is the Nuna Mixx Next. Unfortunately this full-sized stroller does require an adapter to use with the Nuna Pipa car seat. However, the adapter is included and it doesn't have to be removed when you fold the stroller. The car seat is also designed to be a one-handed release from the stroller, which makes it much easier to detach when you're on the go. The bassinet does not require an adapter but is sold separately.
I know you're early in your search, so consider these recommendations a starting point. Check these out and I'm happy to adjust my recommendations as you start getting more clarity on what you're looking for. Some things I suggest thinking about if I were you are:
- Am I willing to use an infant car seat adapter? If so, it opens up many more affordable and luxe options to choose from. What you have to watch out for is how easy the adapter is to use and if it requires one or two hands to release the car seat (a big consideration when you've got your hands tied).
- Do I want something even more lightweight? Lightweight (aka umbrella) strollers have really upped their game over the past few years and most weigh less than 15 lbs. You're able to attach an infant car seat and bassinet to some of the higher end ones (with an adapter). Some offer the benefit of one-hand folding or a shoulder strap to carry when folded, but you give up bigger wheels for a smoother ride and larger baskets.
I think I've given you plenty to think about here. Look it over and shoot me a text if you have any questions. I'm also happy to send you more recs if you've changed your preferences or setup a quick consultation to chat more.
Guide to shopping for this product
Strollers are one of your biggest purchases as a new parent. There are so many options and sometimes your lifestyle will demand more than one. Here’s Betty’s guide for finding the right stroller for you.
Other helpful resources
- Uppababy Vista V2 vs. Uppababy Cruz V2 Stroller Comparison - Strolleria
- Nuna MIXX vs. Uppababy Cruz V2 Stroller Comparison - Strolleria (note: Nuna released the Nuna MIXX Next stroller in summer 2020, which has some additional features to better compete against the Uppababy Cruz V2)
|Uppababy Cruz V2||Uppababy Vista V2||Nuna MIXX Next|
|Type||Full size||Convertible||Full size|
|Price||679.99||929.99 - 969.99 (includes bassinet)||749.95|
|Product weight||25.5 lbs||27 lbs||28.3 lbs|
|Folded dimensions||17.5" L x 23" W x 33" H||17.3″ L x 25.7″ W x 33.3″ H||19" L x 23.6" W x 27.5" H|
|Child weight maximum||50 lbs||50 lbs||50 lbs|
|Storage capacity||30 lbs||30 lbs||10 lbs|
|Compatible car seats (using adapter sold separately)||Uppababy Mesa (without adapter); select Chicco, Maxi-Cosi, Nuna, and Cybex (adapters sold separately)||Uppababy Mesa (without adapter); select Chicco, Maxi-Cosi, Nuna, and Cybex (adapters sold separately)||Nuna infant car seats. Ring adapter included with stroller|
|Key differentiator||Premium quality stroller built with the parent in mind. Extra large basket, all wheel suspension, and no adapter required for Uppababy Mesa infant car seat.||Includes bassinet. Premium quality stroller with the ability to fit two or three children. No adapter required for Uppababy Mesa infant car seat.||Premium stroller with compact design and true flat recline allows for use from birth.|
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