Best Reversible Stroller – Our Top Picks!
- 1 Different Types of Reversible Strollers
- 2 Features to Look For
- 3 Best Selling Reversible Strollers
- 3.1 Best Reversible Umbrella Stroller
- 3.2 Best Reversible Pram/Bassinet Stroller
- 3.3 Best Reversible Lightweight Stroller
- 3.4 Best Reversible Jogging Stroller
- 3.5 Best Reversible Tandem Double Stroller
Did you just find out you are going to have a baby? Congratulations!! When you get over all the emotional slams that come with finding out you are expecting, practical matters come to the forefront, and one of the largest purchases you (or your awesome family and friends!) will make is a stroller. Wouldn’t you love a stroller with a seat that faces you, especially when your baby is really small, and be able to turn the seat around to give your lil one the experience of looking around at the world? Personally, I also want a stroller seat I can turn back toward me even with the older kids, so I can interact with them about what they are seeing! Enter the reversible stroller.
|Name||Image||Weight (lbs)||Weight Capacity (lbs)||My Rating|
|Belecoo™ Luxury Newborn Baby Foldable Anti-shock High View Carriage Infant Stroller Pushchair Pram||28.7||Ages 0 – 3||4.7|
|Baby Jogger Vue Lite Stroller||14.5||55||4.5|
|Baby Jogger City Select Double||28||45+45||5|
|Graco Modes Stroller||23.4||50||4.8|
|Mountain Buggy Terrain Premium Jogging Stroller||28.5||55||4.5|
|Contours Options Elite Tandem Stroller||34||40+40||4.4|
Every family can have these experiences now that there are so many reversible strollers out there. Before you spend, it is important to know which one is right for your family. With this guide we’ll break that down for you step by step. Let’s get started with an overview of the kinds of reversible strollers that you can find on the market today.
Different Types of Reversible Strollers
Umbrella strollers are just what most parents today imagine from their own childhoods. The single seat is built-in with a canopy and some storage space underneath. One example of a standard umbrella reversible stroller is Bugaboo’s Bee5. Parents who are looking for a standard umbrella reversible seat stroller typically want a good balance of features.
Prams and Bassinet Strollers
Prams and bassinet strollers are making a comeback as parents are becoming more health conscious about the negative effects of babies being positioned in car seats or similar seats for a significant part of each day. These allow babies to lie flat in a bassinet while being pushed which is particularly important during the first several months, especially if they are already spending a lot of time in a more traditional seat. One example of a reversible pram is Belecoo’s Luxury Newborn Baby Foldable Anti-shock High View Carriage Infant Stroller Pushchair Pram. Don’t let that name scare you — prams are adorable.
Lightweight strollers are specifically made to be the easiest to get out and put away, and most are also made to fold up very compactly. These are great for moms or dads who are out with their baby alone and need that extra convenience, and for any parents who will be carrying their stroller in a small vehicle, on planes, or other mass transit. One example of a reversible umbrella stroller is the Baby Jogger Vue Lite stroller.
Jogging strollers are made, well, for joggers! Jogging strollers focus on giving the baby a smooth ride, while mom or dad gets moving. These aren’t made just for joggers though. Many jogger models are made for parents who just prefer the design advantage for small and narrow spaces, such as shopping indoors. One example of a reversible jogging stroller is the Bugaboo Runner Jogging Stroller.
Tandem double strollers are a popular category of double strollers made to carry two children with an in-line seating arrangement. Some are made to carry two children of the same age, while others are made to carry an infant and toddler. Innovation in the stroller world has even brought strollers that can be arranged in several ways and carry up to three children. One example of a tandem reversible stroller is the Baby Jogger City Select.
Travel systems became very popular about fifteen or so years ago and remain one of the top choices of new parents. These are meant to streamline the transitions babies have to go through from car to stroller and offer the added convenience of shopping for one product instead of two. They are also a safe option for newborns. One example of a travel system with reversible stroller is the Graco Modes Travel System.
Now that you have a general idea of what basic category might fit your family’s needs, let’s get into what you should look for to determine whether a specific product is suitable for those needs.
Features to Look For
- Ease of use means how easy it is to actually get the stroller out and use it. Check the weight of the stroller itself and whether or not the stroller has a one-hand fold function.
- Carrying capacity will tell you how long the stroller will work for your child or children, as well as how much additional cargo you can carry. Check the maximum weight and number of passengers.
- Versatility is about how well the stroller can be adapted for different parents and children. Check for adjustable handlebar and options for seating arrangements.
- Age range is related to capacity and versatility, but make sure the stroller you choose is actually suitable for the age of your child.
- Handling will tell you about what environment you can expect your stroller to perform well in and the general comfort of baby’s ride. Check for things like wheel material, suspension, and type of brakes.
Alright, you now know which general category fits your family. You are also well-armed with a checklist of features to look for. At this point, you would usually have to venture out into the jungle of online stores and spend hours and hours checking for the features and reviews of seemingly endless number of products. The good news?
I’ve already done that for you… woot! Here are my whole-hearted recommendations.
Best Selling Reversible Strollers
Best Reversible Umbrella Stroller
The best reversible umbrella stroller, accessible to almost any budget, is the Graco Modes stroller. It stood out to me because it includes the one-hand fold, and unlike many of this type, it is suitable for a newborn even without a car seat, up through 50 pounds. The Graco Modes can also be used in ten different positions making it quite versatile for a single child. It includes trays for baby and parent, as well as a good amount of storage space underneath. Even with all of these features, this model is still light enough to get out with ease – weighing just over 23 lbs. This stroller is perfect for your basic, everyday use of walking while pushing on flat ground. If you aren’t planning to have two children close in age, the Graco Modes stroller might be the only one you’ll need!
Best Reversible Pram/Bassinet Stroller
Because prams are a more specialized product, they tend to be in the higher price range. However, a well-loved choice is the Roan Rocco Classic Pram. This one is all about comfort with a full-fledged bassinet including a comfy mattress and full-wheel suspension that even allows you to rock your little one. Even the toddler seat can face the parent, which is less common in strollers that rely on car seats for parent-facing positioning. The adjustable handlebar and air-filled, multi-terrain tires are features that can be hard to find. Because the Rocco Classic is all about comfort, you sacrifice a little ease-of-use and carrying capacity, but it comes with all the weather covers you need, a uniquely durable under-basket, and a diaper bag.
Best Reversible Lightweight Stroller
Until recently, strollers with reversible seats were found primarily in luxury-focused markets or the reversibility was created with parent-facing car seat positioning rather than the seat itself. Because of this, finding a lightweight stroller with reversible seat is harder than finding other types of strollers with that same feature, but after some research, I finally found the best lightweight reversible stroller— the Baby Jogger Vue Lite. This stroller will last you from the time your baby is a newborn up until they are 55 pounds, which is about the maximum weight limit of any lightweight stroller. Additionally, it is a super light, weighing just 14.5 pounds and switches from forward to rear-facing without removing the seat or adjusting the harnesses because there is a set on each side of the seat. This stroller folds up easily and compactly like other lightweight strollers and has an autolock feature.
Best Reversible Jogging Stroller
While the included seat of the Mountain Buggy Terrain Premium Jogging Stroller is not reversible itself, you can buy a Carrycot Plus which is a bassinet for newborns that also converts into a parent-facing seat for older babies. This jogger is a little on the pricier side (though not compared to Bugaboo’s), but the attention to details are worth it. It comes with two sets of air-filled wheels for different environments (16” all-terrain and 12” urban), an adjustable handlebar, hand and foot brakes, and shock-absorbing suspension. It will last until your big kid is 55 pounds and can carry an additional cargo of about 22 pounds. To top it off, it has the portability of a standard stroller with a compact, one-hand fold. The superior quality and features are definitely worth it.
Best Reversible Tandem Double Stroller
Most of the tandem strollers you will find on the market are not meant to be used from the newborn stage without a car seat because of how the in-line configuration affects positioning. However, since we are all going to have car seats for our babies anyway, this is a great choice if you make sure and buy car seats that are compatible, which is not difficult with all the adapters now available. The Contours Elite Tandem Double Stroller is fairly light for a double stroller and folds easily without having to take the seats off. You can arrange the seats in seven different ways, and the front and rear wheels both have dynamic suspension. There is a lift-assist grip for seat dismounting, and it will hold each of your little ones all the way to 40 lbs. Flipflop friendly braking and a nice storage underneath make this one especially convenient, and it is also less costly than similar options on the market.
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