The 10 Best Lightweight Strollers to Buy 2019

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Does your current stroller weigh you done? Maybe it’s time for a new one. Babies love a fun getaway, but it shouldn’t equal a tough time for you. We have come a long way with baby strollers and generally baby transport, and now there are even lightweight options.

Finding the perfect, lightweight stroller enables you to bring it along to the park, take as carry-on luggage, as well as make it easier to maneuver through town. If this is the kind of convenience you are seeking, a lightweight stroller is what you need to get. It will offer you many of the same features as a traditional pushchair yet at half the weight (or even less).

While the market offers many strollers for your little one not all of them are of the same quality and reputation. Today, we look at the best lightweight strollers you should consider in 2019 as well as some of the features and factors you need to have in mind before diving into the purchase.

Features to Consider in Good Lightweight Strollers

Safety features
It is essential to ensure the stroller features a safety belt that will keep your little one from falling or slipping from the seat. It should also have a parking brake to keep the stroller from rolling away when you are not pushing it. The brakes should be easy to initiate. A JPMA certified unit will add to your confidence regarding your baby’s safety. Another feature to consider is a peek-a-boo window so you can watch your little one throughout the ride.

Wheels
Consider a stroller with large wheels for improved stability. The wheels should feature an excellent suspension to offer smooth and comfortable rides to your little one. Opt for air-filled and foam-filled tires as opposed to plastic tires to ensure smoother rides at all times.

Swivel-wheels will make it easy for you to maneuver the stroller around tight spaces. Consider a stroller that allows you to lock the rotating wheels when on bumpy terrains to enhance stability.

Reclining seat
A good stroller should feature a reclining seat for your baby’s comfort. Consider one that tilts more than 150 degrees back if you want to use it on a newborn. Ensure that it reclines with ease even when your little one is on it. Additionally, the seat should be well padded to provide your child with comfort during day trips.

Canopies
A canopy will shield your baby’s delicate skin from the sun. Consider an adjustable one with a sun visor for maximum coverage. Avoid Velcro closures since they are noisy and will disturb your baby’s sleep. It will also be good to get one that is removable for easy cleaning. Another accessory to consider is a rain cover which should be wind-proof to ensure your baby is well protected from the harsh weather.

Durability
Consider a lightweight stroller that is made of a high-quality frame and tough fabric to ensure it will serve your little one until they outgrow it. Aluminum is a popular choice for lightweight strollers because it offers a combination of durability and little added weight.

Folding
You will be taking the stroller with you during your outdoor trips and you do not want anything that will give you a hard time over the period of transportation. As a result, a convenient stroller should allow you to fold and stow away while holding your baby on the other hand. The stroller should also self-stand once folded for ease of storage.

Top 10 Best Lightweight Strollers 2019

1. Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience Stroller

Why we like it: The Summer Infant 3D Lite stroller features a sturdy construction that offers a durable stroller given its affordable price. It is lightweight, folds with ease, and includes a carrying strap making it convenient for on-the-go parents. Its seat reclines with ease and comes with a 5-point harness for safety. It has an adjustable canopy and an ample storage space.

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Ease of use
The Summer Infant 3D Lite stroller features a sturdy yet lightweight frame that will guarantee years of service without dragging you down. Take it with you on the subway or to the airport thanks to the included carry handle. The stroller holds a maximum weight of 50 lbs. making it perfect for 3 year olds.

Its seat reclines with ease and tilts back to an almost flat position so you can change your little one’s diaper or let them rest. There is also the ability to tilt the seat up so your son or daughter may observe their surroundings. Its harness adjusts to three different height positions meaning it will grow with your child. You will not have to worry about your baby’s comfort when using the harness thanks to the included padding.

Safety
The sun will stay away from your baby’s tender skin thanks to the included extendable canopy. Pull out the sun visor during extra sunny days for added coverage. Its lead-free construction allows you to use the stroller on your little one confidently. The front wheels are shock absorbent and deliver smooth rides wherever you travel. Your child will be safely secured to the seat during your outings thanks to the 5-point harness.

Add-ons
The stroller is sold with a generous storage space where you can carry your huge diaper bags and all the things you will need when out and about. It also has a pocket on its back where you can store your keys and phone for easy access. The cup holder presents the opportunity to have your baby’s bottle or your beverage within an arm’s reach.

Verdict
The Summer Infant 3D Lite stroller has an adjustable canopy with a sun visor making it suitable for warm conditions. The shock-resistant front wheels assure smooth rides on bumpy sidewalk therefore great for running town errands. It is lightweight (13 lbs.), folds with ease, and has a carry strap. Overall, it is the complete package in terms of a high quality yet affordable lightweight stroller.

Pros
  • Offers convenient protection on hot days
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Offers multiple reclines and an almost flat position
  • Has a generous amount of storage space
  • Features an adjustable and padded 5-point harness
Cons
  • Doesn’t self-stand when folded

2. gb Pockit Lightweight Stroller

Why we like it: The gb Pockit stroller features a 2-step folding design and weighs 9.5 pounds which makes it one of the most compact and lightweight strollers on the market. It is made of quality materials to offer you a durable stroller. It comes with padded handlebars and is easy to push and maneuver. Its front-swivel wheels are lockable, and features foot-operated brakes.

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Ease of use
The gb Pockit stroller offers you a super compact stroller that you will love. In fact, it is the world’s most compact stroller according to Guinness World Records. You can easily fold it in 2-quick steps, and it weighs 9.5 lbs. Although small, it is a sturdy stroller thanks to its construction and it can hold a total weight of 66 lbs. without breaking.

It stows away hassle-free in your car or on the overhead compartments of planes and trains so you won’t have to worry about it becoming a nuisance during extended travel. The stroller is easy to push and maneuver. Its handlebars come with padding to offer a comfortable grip when pushing. The stroller is shipped fully assembled.

Safety
The stroller includes a harness system with soft padding to keep your little one both safe and comfortable all the time. The safety belt is adjustable and allows you to achieve the best fit for your child, meaning it will grow with them. Its front wheels swivel and can be locked when on bumpy terrains in order to provide smooth rides. The rear wheels have a parking brake that you can easily initiate with your foot.

Add-ons
The gb Pockit stroller has a canopy to shield your little one from the sun keeping them comfortable during day trips. You can easily switch from pushing to carrying it once folded, making it your perfect traveling companion. The stroller is sold with a roomy storage basket that can hold up to 11 lbs. offering plenty of storage space.

Verdict
The gb Pockit stroller is extremely compact when folded and is also lightweight. We like that it allows you to switch from pushing it to carrying it hassle-free which makes it ideal for everyday use. It is arguably the best lightweight stroller on the market.

Pros
  • Features an adjustable harness system that comes with paddings on the shoulder and crotch
  • Extremely compact and lightweight
  • Its front wheels swivel 360 degrees
  • Assembles with ease
Cons
  • We wish it had a bigger canopy

3. Delta Children – The Clutch Stroller

Why we like it: Delta Children has put together a really good design with The Clutch lightweight stroller. It is compact like the rest of the strollers on this list, but having the included travel bag that is able to fit in overhead airplane luggage makes it just that much more sleek and innovative.

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Ease of use
The Delta Children Clutch Lightweight stroller is a really good, flexible unit for children of various sizes. It supports children up to 50 lbs. yet with a weight of just 12 lbs. it is extremely easy to haul around. The stroller does fold up to small dimensions and fits inside an included travel bag which is a nice luxury. The large 5.5 inch wheels swivel in the front with built-in suspension for a smooth pushing experience.

Safety
The stroller guarantees safety in a number of facets. The 5 point safety harness keeps children of various sizes in place and helps reduce your stress if you are momentarily distracted. It features reflective pads around the stroller in order to make it very noticeable and clear in the early morning or late evening hours. The unit is also JPMA certified the highest honor within the industry. Additionally, the stroller meets CPSC standards.

Add-ons
The Clutch stroller from Delta Children features a storage container for baby essentials and other things you need to haul around for the day. There are also small pouches for personal items such as a phone or keys. The purchase includes a travel bag which the stroller will fit into conveniently once folded.

Verdict
The Delta Children Lightweight Clutch stroller has received recognition from several prominent publications and third-party certification programs. So you can guarantee you are not only getting a lightweight stroller, but also one of the more dependable and safest on the market. It is one of the best around.

Pros
  • Very lightweight and easy to maneuver
  • Folds to compact shape and fits in travel bag
  • Accommodates a variety of sizes of children (up to 50 lbs.)
  • Versatile for city use, at the park, on the bus, or even an airplane
  • Reflective material helps traffic pick up the stroller when its dark
Cons
  • The stroller does not stand upright on its own when folded

4. Graco Verb Travel System Stroller

Why we like it: The Graco Verb Travel System stroller comes with one of the best infant car seat. The infant car seats connect easily and safely to the stroller. It features suspension on its wheels that provide smooth rides on a variety of terrains. It is easy to fold and also offers a lockable front-swivel wheel.

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Ease of use
Graco puts in great effort to ensure you get the best from this travel system without compromising its lightness. First, the manufacturer included the Graco Snug Ride Click Connect Infant car seat (which is among the top-rated infant seats) as an option. You will also appreciate that you can use most car infant seats from Graco and other manufacturers on the stroller.

The stroller makes it easy for you to control it and maneuver the street and corners thanks to the front swivel wheels. It folds quickly with one hand enhancing storage and transportation. The stroller also self-stands when folded. You will not need tools to put it together for quick assembly.

Safety
The stroller features Click Connect technology which offers a quick yet secure attachment of the infant car seat to the stroller. You hear a loud click that alerts you when it is safely installed. The suspension on its wheel enables your child to enjoy smooth and comfortable rides on multiple terrains. Its front-swivel wheels can be locked to ensure steady rides on rugged landscapes.

The infant car seat lets your child ride while facing you so you can always keep an eye on them. The stroller has a canopy with windows that allows you to watch your little one while on foot. Its foot operated brake system is a high quality safety feature.

Add-ons
The Graco Verb Travel System stroller includes a carrying strap and weighs about 20 lbs. so you can easily take it on the go. You will love the trays with cup holders for both you and your child. The large storage basket will come in handy when you need an extra hand. It has a canopy to shield your child from the sun. You will also appreciate its sleek design that will get the envy of other parents.

Verdict
The travel system from Graco makes an excellent choice if you are looking for a lightweight stroller for infants. What is even better is the stroller is affordable and has an extremely good reputation. We also like that it self-stands when folded and includes a carrying strap.

Pros
  • Click Connect to your preferred car seat
  • Built with all-wheel suspension and lockable front swivel wheels
  • Features a large storage basket
  • Easy to clean
  • Effortless to assemble
Cons
  • Folding mechanism is flimsy compared to some brands

5. Mountain Buggy Nano Stroller

Why we like it: The Mountain Buggy Nano stroller is compatible with an infant car seat. It is compact and supports a weight of up to 44 lbs. It folds with ease as well as comes with a shoulder strap and a carrying bag. The seat reclines for extra comfort, and its wheels are super slim to offer excellent maneuverability. The stroller has a sun canopy as well as an overlay fabric that you can use to shield your child during the winter.

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Ease of use
The Mountain Buggy Nano stroller is adaptable to an infant car seat in order to allow you to carry your little one from the car to the pushchair without disturbing their sleep. Additionally, you can purchase the optional carrycot if you want to use the stroller for newborns. The lightweight stroller features a compact design when folded to allow you to transport it or store with ease. It folds stress-free, comes with a carrying bag, and includes a shoulder strap so you won’t have to worry about bringing it along on day trips.

Safety
The lightweight stroller from Mountain Buggy features suspension on its rear wheel that guarantees comfortable rides for your baby wherever you go. The 6-inch wheels also ensure easy-going rides. The unit has an easy to use brake system that provides additional safety to your little one.

Add-ons
The Mountain Buggy Nano stroller makes an excellent lightweight stroller that will withstand all seasons. It has a sun canopy and a visor to offer maximum coverage to your baby during hot seasons. The pushchair also comes with an overlapping fabric that you can use on the stroller seat when reclined to protect your child during the winter. The Mountain Buggy Nano is also sold in six different color options.

Verdict
If you are looking for a lightweight stroller that can accommodate most infant car seats, the Mountain Buggy Nano is a trendy selection. The stroller allows you to travel with your newborn in their car seat with ease without having to purchase additional adapters. It is lightweight, features a compact design, and comes with a carrying bag.

Pros
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Folds with ease
  • Easy to maneuver
  • Easy to transport with folding mechanism
  • Durable frame
Cons
  • We wish it had a deeper recline

6. Maclaren Twin Triumph

Why we like it: TThe Maclaren Twin Triumph weighs 21.2 lbs. which is pretty impressive considering it can accommodate not one but two babies. The duo stroller can support a weight of up to 110 lbs. so you can be sure it will comfortably support your twins. Its seat offers multiple recline positions and features a footrest to ensure your child’s comfort at all times. It has a canopy with a sun visor and a wind-resistant rain cover. We also like the all-wheel suspension for smooth rides.

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Ease of use
Trying to find a stroller that will help you explore the outdoors with your twins while not weighing you down? The Maclaren Twin triumph stroller will support over 100 pounds and yet is still very lightweight for a duo stroller.

You can choose to let your babies sit up and enjoy the view or let them rest thanks to the multiple recline positions offered on the seat. The unit also has a cushion for leg support to enhance your little ones’ comfort whenever you are out exploring.

Safety
The Maclaren Twins Triumph features a 5-point harness on each seat so you can be sure of your babies safety at all times. All its wheels have a suspension to offer your child smooth rides on most surfaces. It has easy to use foot-brakes which make an audible sound when secured for increased safety. Although it does not have peek-a-boo windows, the panel zippers on the canopies ensure a free flow of air and visibility.

Add-ons
You will like the high quality wind-proof rain cover that shields your child from the harshness of weather. The UPF 50+ canopy is extendable and can be operated independently to offer full coverage to your babies. The sun canopy is also waterproof and has a sun visor for more protection. The included storage will offer you an extra hand wherever you go. All eyes will be on you while running errands thanks to the stylish design of the stroller.

Verdict
If you are looking for a quality double stroller to use during quick errands or to take along on long-distance trips, the Maclaren Twins Triumph is your best bet. It has an impressive weight limit and is also lightweight to allow you to tote your babies around without its weight dragging you down. It not only works well for twins, but also children that are around the same in age and size.

SIDE NOTE: If you would prefer just a single carrier, Maclaren features basically the same stroller yet with only one seat compared to two.

Pros
  • Comes with a huge sun canopy and visor on each seat
  • Each seat features a 5-point harness
  • Offers multiple recline positions
  • Includes a quality wind-proof rain cover
  • All-wheel suspension
Cons
  • It is bulkier compared to other lightweight buggies, but this is expected given it is a double stroller

7. 2018 UPPAbaby G-LITE Stroller

Why we like it: The 2018 UPPAbaby G-LITE stroller has an adjustable 5-point harness that ensures your little one’s safety at all times. It folds quickly and comes with a shoulder strap to make it easy for you to carry it. The pushchair has a large storage basket and an easy to reach storage pocket for your essentials. We like the huge canopy with an extendable sun visor.

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Ease of Use
The UPPAbaby G-LITE stroller comes with a roomy mesh seat for breathability and comfort. The ergonomic handles deliver a comfortable grip and allow you to push it with ease even when a heavy child is abroad. Also, you can easily fold the stroller in order to facilitate transportation and storage. It offers an incredible weight limit of 55 lbs. to hold your child comfortably through their toddler years.

Safety
The UPPAbaby G-LITE stroller features lockable front wheels that offer a stable stroller for increased safety. The suspension on all its wheels guarantees a smooth and comfortable ride for your little one. Both its rear wheels have parking brakes that can be initiated with the foot. It features a 5-point harness to keep your child secure.

Add-ons
The stroller features a huge canopy that will shield your child from the sun whenever you are out. You will like that the canopy has an extendable SPF 50+ sun visor for full protection. It comes with a carry strap to enhance transportation. The lightweight unit has a large storage basket beneath its seat for all the essentials both you and your child will need when out of the house. It also includes a removable cup-holder for beverages.

Verdict
The stroller is only 11 lbs. and comes with a carrying strap. It is perfect for travel because you can push or carry the unit. The huge canopy with extendable visor offers maximum sun coverage to your child making it ideal for summer. The flexible weight limit makes the UPPAbaby G-LITE a top pick.

Pros
  • Has a huge canopy with an extendable SPF 50+ sun visor
  • Folds with ease
  • Features suspension on all wheels
  • Provides a 5-point harness
  • Great for tall parents
Cons
  • We wish it had a deeper recline

8. Baby Jogger City Tour stroller

Why we like it: The Baby Jogger City Tour stroller folds with ease and had an auto-lock system. The included carrying bag guarantees you can take the stroller with you. It offers multiple reclines and tilts back to an almost flat position for your child’s comfort. The stroller also comes with a canopy and a peek-a-boo window to watch your little one.

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Ease of use
The Baby Jogger City Tour stroller lives true to its name by being a compact and portable stroller that any parent would love to take along for their outdoor adventures. It folds with ease and features an auto-lock that holds the frame in place to allow you to carry it with ease. The included carrying pack makes transportation even easier.

The lightweight stroller offers multiple and almost flat reclining positions to guarantee your child’s comfort when out and about. You will love that this feature comes in handy when changing diapers. Your child will have fun on the padded seat that feels soft and comfortable.

Safety
The stroller features a peek-a-boo window that allows you to watch your little one at all times. Its seat comes with a 5-point harness so you can be sure that your baby will be well secured to the stroller. The foot-operated brakes will give you full control of the stroller. The front wheels rotate in all directions and can be locked when on uneven terrains.

Add-ons
The Baby Jogger City Tour stroller has a canopy with an extension to cover your son or daughter from the sun. It has a storage basket underneath the seat to allow you to bring along your baby’s essentials for the trip. The pushchair also features a cup holder and a parent console within an arm’s reach where you can organize your necessities. It comes with a water and wind resistant cover that shields your child against harsh weather conditions.

Verdict
The Baby Jogger City Tour stroller folds to a compact size that allows you to take it with you onto most methods of public transport. The unit weighs just 14.21 lbs., and comes with a back-pack style carry bag. You can also store the folded stroller in the overhead compartment in a plane.

Pros
  • Perfect travel companion
  • Easy to assemble
  • Offers multiple reclines and an almost flat position
  • Cleans with ease
  • Has a mesh peek-a-boo window
Cons
  • We wish it were infant car seat compatible

9. Evenflo Minno Lightweight Stroller

Why we like it: The Evenflo Minno Lightweight stroller is designed for infants and children weighing up to 45 pounds. It folds with ease and self-stands to enhance its transportation and storage. The stroller features front wheel suspension and swivel wheels which can be locked. The unit offers multiple positions to recline and two footrests. It comes with cup holders, a huge canopy, and a generous storage basket.

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Ease of use
The Evenflo Minno stroller is compact and lightweight which means an easy time for you storing and transporting it. You can comfortably collapse it using one hand which allows you to you to use the other hand to hold your baby. The self-standing mechanism when folded lets you store it in the smallest spaces in your home or the car. The seat is well padded and keeps your child comfortable over the course of any excursion.

The stroller’s seat offers multiple reclining positions and two positions for your infant to rest their feet enhancing their comfort on your day trips. This also guarantees that the stroller will grow with your child from infant years to their toddler years. The angled handlebar will ensure a comfortable time for you when pushing.

Safety
The Evenflo Minno stroller features suspensions on its front wheels to allow you to take on bumpier terrains without worrying about your little one’s comfort. Its wheels swivel and can also get locked when on uneven surfaces. Overall, it is a fair easy stroller to maneuver. The pushchair includes a harness system that secures your child to the stroller seat.

Add-ons
The stroller presents a cup holder to contain your drinks within an easy reach. The huge canopy will shield your little one’s tender skin from the harmful sun rays. The included storage basket beneath the seat is easy to reach and comes in handy to hold your baby’s toys, diaper bag, and other essentials.

Verdict
If you are looking for a travel stroller that can fit into almost any space in your home, the Evenflo Minno is a dependable choice. Its one-hand compact fold design not only ensures an easy time for you when folding, but also allows you to store it almost anywhere. It is also lightweight therefore idea for going to the park or running errands across town.

Pros
  • Features a compact and lightweight design
  • Easy to push and maneuver
  • Delivers front wheel suspension
  • Reclines to multiple positions
  • Has a huge canopy with a sun visor
Cons
  • Its recline is quite hard to adjust

10. Kolcraft Cloud Plus Lightweight Stroller

Why we like it: The Kolcraft Cloud Plus stroller weighs 11.8 lbs. which is very lightweight. It folds with ease and self-stands to enhance storage and transportation. It has an extendable sun canopy with a peek-a-boo window for you to watch your little one. We like that its seat offers multiple reclining positions as well as presents a 5-point harness system for security.

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Ease of use
The Kolcraft Cloud Plus stroller allows you to take it with you for extended travels and getaways without worries thanks to its lightweight design. Its canopy features three parts and can be extended to offer maximum sun protection to your little one’s delicate skin. The canopy neatly tucks away when you don’t need to use it. You can also easily fold the stroller while holding your baby with the one-fold mechanism. The seat of the stroller offers multi-recline positions.

Safety
The Kolcraft Cloud Plus stroller is produced with a peek-a-boo through so you can watch your baby while you take it for a walk. The seat comes with a 5-point harness that safely secures your child. Its wheels are designed to take on bumpy terrains with ease and feature front suspension to guarantee smooth rides at all times. It is JPMA certified so you can have more confidence regarding your child’s safety.

Add-ons
The stroller self-stands when folded which makes everything easier when you are out in public. You will appreciate the easy to access storage basket beneath its seat that stores baby essentials. The storage includes a removable child tray for a baby’s bottle and juice, or your own personal beverage. The manufacturer also provides a one year guarantee or your money back.

Verdict
If you are working on a budget and would like a compact stroller for your little one, the Kolcraft Cloud Plus is a decent alternative. It is not only lightweight, but also small and self-stands when folded. The added storage space is beneficial for long day trips.

Pros
  • Folds with ease
  • Features a compact design and self-stands when folded
  • Has a reclining seat
  • Features a 5-point harness
  • Comes with a large canopy that tucks away when not in use
Cons
  • Its cup holders are too small

Guide to Buying the Best Lightweight Strollers

How do you want to use it?

You should only invest in a stroller based on how you plan to use it. If you want a lightweight buggy to take advantage of while taking a trip to the grocery store or shopping mall, consider one with rotating wheels for enhanced maneuverability. The wheels should have a locking system for increased steadiness when on rough sidewalks.

Meanwhile, a pushchair that is compatible with most car seats or one that reclines fully is of high use for newborns and infants. Or, if you are looking for a stroller to use while traveling, consider one that folds to a compact size, is lightweight, and features a shoulder strap. These features will make it far easier to carry, push, or stow away the stroller in the car or while
traveling on a plane.

Weight

The main reason you are going for a lightweight stroller and not a traditional one is to escape the weight burden. While they should be generally light, some are light yet lack durability and stability. Therefore, the stroller needs to offer a combination between being lightweight and durable.

Adjustable handles

Who will be pushing the stroller? If different people are going to push the stroller, consider one with adjustable handlebars to allow individuals who are not the same height to comfortably push it.

Ease of assembly

Consider a lightweight stroller that assembles hassle-free for your convenience. It would be useful to select one that comes fully assembled to save you time and energy.

Test drive

The maneuverability of the stroller will play a significant role in its performance. Load up the stroller and push it around to ensure it moves as you would wish. Test it out with different weights and in different settings (i.e. mall vs. outdoor park). It is never recommended to settle for a stroller if you are not completely satisfied with its steering, safety, and comfort for your child.

Accessories

Get the most out of your purchase by considering a stroller with the latest accessories and technology. It will make your life easier. Consider items such as a cup holder, storage basket, organizer, mosquito net, sun visor, and canopy – among other convenient add-ons.

Budget

One of the important decisions you will have to make before buying a stroller is the amount of money you are willing to spend on a lightweight version. Unfortunately, baby strollers are expensive; however, there are some very good value options on the market – many of which are listed in this article.

Final words

We all want to get the best for our babies. When you understand what you are looking for the buying decision is far easier. There is a multitude of options on the market and it can get intimidating quickly.

Consult our list of the best lightweight strollers for 2019 in order to help narrow down the number of options. We can’t wait to hear about your new adventures regarding you and your little one in your next, favorite stroller.