Best Strollers In India For Newborns To Toddlers
Strollers are no longer a luxury. It has become more of a necessity these days. With most of free time and evenings spent in parks and malls, a stroller has become imperative for handling babies and toddlers with ease.So, after talking with a number of moms using different strollers and analyzing tons of reviews, we have formed this list of best strollers in India.
The factors we mainly considered for forming this list are ease of use, comfort, compactness, safety and price. Of course, bonus points for features like sippy cup, UV coated canopy, rain cover etc. As for durability, we looked for something that would definitely last for at least 2 years. Beyond that, kids rarely sit in a stroller.
Best Strollers In India
Available in stylish blue-black and cream-brown colour combinations, R For Rabbit Poppins is a great choice of stroller for parents who travel alone with their baby.
Being lightweight is considered as one of the biggest positive aspect of this pram. Other useful features include 5 points safety harness, reversible handle bar, one-hand quick fold system, large wheels, which rotate 360 degree and cute removable meal tray.
Now, some of the area where this pram lacks is—its suspension is not as good as other international brands. So, you might not be able to use it on bumpy Indian roads, but its more than enough if you plan to use it just for evening strolls in park, malls and airports. Also, its canopy doesn’t have a see through window.
A few reviews suggest that the lock systems of some of the strollers are faulty. But the online seller promptly responds to such complaints.
Rating: 4/5 based on 52 customer reviews
Available in stylish grey and violet colour combinations, Giggle Wiggle is a lightweight and compact stroller great for city dwellers who are frequently on the move.
As the stroller folds in half, it won’t take up the complete space in your car’s boot. Yet another positive is that the stroller weighs just 5 kg. But the weightlessness doesn’t compromise the sturdiness as it’s made of high quality aluminum structure.
Linen fabric is used for the cushion, which on the one hand is comfortable for the baby and washable, but on the negative side is not water resistant.
As with other R For Rabbit Poppins, its locking system too isn’t quite the best of class. But otherwise, it is a fairly good pram that looks classy and is comfortable too.
Rating: 4.2/5 based on 12 customer reviews.
Available in black and red, Chicco Multiway Evo Stroller is pretty sturdy and safe for a comfortable ride for your little one.
It has a five-point harness system; large double wheels with shock absorber and UV protected canopy with see through window. This stroller is one of the best options for bumpy Indian terrain. Now, if you live somewhere with cold climate, you will find the padded leg cover useful to keep your baby warm and the rain cover handy to protect your baby from rain and harsh wind.
Other useful features include compact, easy to fold umbrella-folding system and close to 180 degree recline making it suitable for newborns and smaller babies to nap while on the go.
Now, if we talk about the cons, some parents find that its strap is a bit short particularly for tall babies, and its brakes a bit pestering.
You also might have to consider that it has a folded length of about 105cm, and be sure that it fits in your car’s boot. If you have a smaller car and if you don’t really need a leg cover and rain cover, then we would recommend you to choose Chicco Simplicity Plus as it has comparable features and is more compact with a folded length of 85 cm.
Rating: 5/5 based on 9 customer reviews
At a comparable price range as that of Multiway Evo Stroller, Chicco Simplicity Plus comes in four different colours, with a five-point harness system, large swivel wheels with fairly good shock absorption, foldable handle, UV coated hood and a huge storage basket.
It folds much compacter, making it a better option for those who frequently engage in short car trips. The features it doesn’t have compared to Multiway Evo is padded leg cover and rain cover. You can view the installation video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PjGOrVItA0
Rating: 4.2/5 based on 9 customer reviews.
A comparatively economic option of baby pram, Luvlap Joy Baby Stroller comes in five different colours and has a five-point harness system, food tray, extended canopy, reversible handle, front and rear brakes and multiple position recline system.
The stroller is fairly compact and can be folded with a single hand. Though it doesn’t have a mosquito net, it still is one of the most affordable models of stroller that has a five-point harness system.
Overall, the stroller is one of the best that you can get in the price range less than Rs. 5000/-
Rating: 4.4/5 based on 29 customer reviews.
Babybee Hubble stroller comes at a price range and with looks comparable with Luvlap Joy Stroller.
Its most noteworthy features include five-point harness system, multiple position recline system, brake wheels, canopy with look through window and a huge shopping basket.
While Luvlap Joy’s meal tray has two cup holders, Babybee Hubble has just one.
On the negative side, you can see a few complaints from some users about the stroller not being very easy to fold. Also, it isn’t exactly a comfortable ride for bumpy roads. But high shock absorbancy isn’t something you can really expect from an economic stroller in this price range.
Rating: 4/5 based on 47 customer reviews.
Available in four stylish colours, Luvlap Grand Stroller comes with three-point safety harness (not five as shown in some of the online pictures), front and back wheels with brake, reversible handle, food tray and extendible canopy.
The stroller is fairly sturdy and comfortable on smooth surfaces, making it suitable for mainly parks, malls and airports. The cushioning is fairly thick, making it comfortable enough for babies.
Though it doesn’t come with a mosquito net, the stroller is fairly durable and comfortable for babies up till about 18-24months old.
Rating: 4.4/5 based on 18 customer reviews.
This stylish baby stroller comes in three different colour combinations and is equipped with reversible handle, five-point safety harness, smooth suspension, easy folding mechanism, link brake, huge storage basket, three position recline and removable meal tray.
The main complaint you can see online is that the cushioning is not good enough—something that you expect from a stroller costing more than Rs.7k. Otherwise, it is a fairly decent pram that you can buy.
Note that the folded stroller is about 100cm long and about 25cm wide. So, you may have to consider space constraint if any in your car boot before buying it.
Rating: 4.1/5 based on 99 customer reviews.
If you are looking for a sturdy stroller with comfortable cushioning, best-in-class safety features, easy folding mechanism and shock absorption suitable for Indian terrains, then we highly recommend Chicco Simplicity Plus. It is true that it is expensive and a bit heavy weighing about 7 kg, but the comfort and sturdiness is second to none.
Now, if you are looking for a budget friendly option, then the best choice would be Luvlap Joy Baby Stroller. It has five point harness system, fairly good shock absorption and can be compactly folded. However, its cushion isn’t thick enough. Overall, considering the price tag, the product is worth every penny spent.
Update 13th December 2017
We were able to get our hands on the R For Rabbit Hockey Pockey stroller and we are truly amazed. A comparable stroller from Graco or Fisher Price would cost you above Rs. 20-25K, while R for Rabbit Hockey Pockey costs nearly half of it. This stroller cum pram is quite comfortable for your little one right from birth, thanks to the sturdy cushioning that can be flattened 180 degree. As the baby grows older and starts enjoying the view, he/she will love sitting in this safe, sturdy stroller that is absolutely comfortable for your little one, thanks to the effective shock absorption system and large rubber wheels. You can check it out here.
Best Double Stroller
Congrats on your twins! As mentioned earlier, if you have twins then a stroller is more of a necessity rather than a luxury. There are mainly two types of double strollers available in India- side by side stroller where the babies are seated side by side and the next is tandem stroller where the babies are seated one behind the other.
Babies are likely to prefer side-by-side stroller as they get a good view whereas with a tandem stroller, the baby in the back misses out the view outside. But side-by-side strollers are pretty wide and you may find it difficult to move it in the doorway and narrow halls. On the other hand, tandem strollers are more expensive in India compared to side-by-side strollers. So, keep in mind your budget, baby’s temperament and the places where you are likely to take the double stroller while deciding which one to buy.
So, here are two options of highly reviewed double strollers to choose from
This side-by-side stroller from Chicco is comparatively lightweight and easy to fold.
Featuring four multi-recline positions, independent canopy, five-point harness system, fully protected rain cover and lockable wheels, this stroller practically requires no assembly.
Being a double stroller, it is a bit hard to fit it in to cars with smaller boot space- still it is comparatively much compacter than other double strollers available in the market. A few other areas where the stroller lacks is no meal tray and seats that don’t recline 180 degree.
Rating: 3.5/5 based on 8 customer reviews.
Chicco Together Stroller is way more expensive than Echo Twin, but can be used by twins as well as children in close age groups.
It has a five-point harness system, one-hand folding system and a fairly large storage basket that has ample space to keep the twins’ baby stuffs.
A main disadvantage of this stroller is that the front seat doesn’t have complete recline and hence can be used for babies only post 6 months of age. However, it is compatible with the Chicco Keyfit car seat and can be attached to the stroller if you want to use it when the babies are less than 6 months.
Though it has a one-hand folding system, not every parent would be able to easily fold it single-handedly considering its size. Also, the folded stroller is bulkier than Chicco’s Echo Twin and unless you have a big car with a large boot space, you may not quite be able to take it out along with you.
Stroller Accessories You Will Love
Not every baby would be happy in a stroller. So, at times when the baby gets a bit fussy, you might need something or the other to entertain your little one and keep them occupied. So, here are two stroller accessories that our group of parents loved. The best thing about these accessories is that in addition to using it on strollers, you can attach them to cribs, car seats and babies will love playing with it.
This colourful toy can be easily wrapped on stroller bars and its multiple colours and animal figures attract the baby. The toy also has a small bell to keep the baby engaged. In addition to strollers, you can attach it on crib rails as well.
This fun mobile can be attached on strollers, car seats, bassinets and travel cots. It has a 30-minute music and soft dangling toys—a monkey, hippo and lion, to engage your little one. The mobile requires three AA batteries for functioning.