The Best Strollers of 2018 – Let’s Take A Walk!

Woman pushing a baby in one of the best strollers

Nature can soothe the soul, but not just grown up souls, baby souls, too! Babies love going on walks in a stroller, so it’s important to make them as comfortable as possible. It’s not just about the baby, but also the grown up pushing the stroller. With all of this in mind, we have come up with a list of the best Graco baby strollers of 2018. We have also included a double strollers in our list. If you are planning for more children, it may be worth the investment now rather than later.

Why Graco? Quality, value, and comfort is what makes Graco such a popular and reliable company.  Most of their strollers also come with an option to include the car seat, which makes it so convenient if your precious one falls asleep in the car.  Be sure to cross reference with our car seat reviews to check if the Graco car seat you may already have is compatible with a new stroller!

The Best Strollers – Which one is right for me?

1.  Graco Fastaction Fold Jogger Click Connect Baby Travel System

Graco Fastaction Fold Jogger Click Connect Baby Travel System

What we liked… What we didn’t like…
  • Solid! Excellent construction and tires give a solid, sturdy feel
  • Tons of storage
  • 3-Wheel jogging design for easy turning
  • Sturdiness comes with weight – about 30lbs

This is about as comfortable as a stroller gets in this price range. This jogging travel system includes air-filled rubber tires that offer a super smooth ride on most terrain. This stroller comes packed with extra features like the deluxe parents tray, the toddler tray, and the nice large storage basket. The Fastaction Fold Jogger comes with a big sun shade to keep your baby out of the sun and a lockable front swivel wheel. This stroller is sure to make mommy and baby happy!

Although this stroller is marketed as lightweight, some have complained that it can be difficult to lift into the trunk. It weighs in at about 30 lbs, so if you find that may be too heavy, keep reading, we have some lighter suggestions below.

The Graco Snug Ride Click Connect 35 infant car seat that comes with this stroller is for rear-facing babies from 4-35 pounds and up to 32″. If you find that you switch between two vehicles often, this car seat comes with a stay-in-the car base.

Keep in mind, it can be really convenient to purchase an additional Snug Ride Click Connect car seat base for a 2nd (or 3rd!) vehicle.  Be sure to check out the different colors and styles!

If you have already purchased a car seat, you can also purchase this stroller sans car seat.

2.  Graco Roomfor2 Click Connect Stand and Ride Stroller

Graco Roomfor2 Click Connect Stand and Ride Stroller

What we liked… What we didn’t like…
  • Seats 2 children up to 50lbs each for a total capacity of 100lbs
  • Bench seat perfect for older toddlers and young children
  • One-handed folding works well
  • A bit bulky when storing in trunk
  • Sun shade is smaller than we’d like

If you are looking to continue expanding your family, or have an older child with a baby on the way, this stroller may be the one for you. The Graco Roomfor2 Connect Stand and Ride Stroller holds 2 children up to 50 lbs each. The padded bench seat is designed for an older child to sit or stand and the front seat is multi-positioning reclining seat that can lay flat. The Roomfor2 stroller accepts all Graco SnugRide Classic Connect & Click Infant car seats (which we mentioned earlier comes with a stay-in-the car base).

This double stroller offers exceptional value for the price. It is a light weight stroller but can be a little bulky in your trunk. There is a nice big storage basket on this stroller and lockable front swivel wheels with suspension.

The sun shade is a bit small, as well as the cup holders. The wheels are on this stroller are not meant for off road strolling, only smooth surfaces.

3. Graco Jetsetter Stroller

What we liked… What we didn’t like…
  • Under 14lbs – extremely easy to manage
  • Fits easily in most any trunk
  • Simple one-headed folding
  • Less frills than other options
  • Requires additional attachments to connect to a Graco carseat

The Graco Jetsetter Stroller is a more lightweight option that still allows you to connect your Graco Click Connect car seat. This ultra-lightweight stroller weighs less than 14 lbs and has a one-hand compact fold. The Jetsetter stroller includes a tote-style carry bag to transport your stroller when not in use. It holds children up to 45 lbs and has a convertible 3- or 5-point harness system that grows with your child.

Although this stroller does not come with a toddler snack tray, it does come with a removable arm bar to give your little one something to hold onto. It includes a storage basket and a multi-position reclining seat.

There are some attachments that have to be added to use the Graco Click Connect Infant Car Seats, but with all things, after some practice it’s no big deal!

4.  Graco Verb Click Connect Stroller

Graco Verb Click Connect Stroller

What we liked… What we didn’t like…
  • Good compromise between sturdiness and accessibility at 20lbs
  • Very easy to maneuver and fold
  • Perhaps the best Graco stroller for travel
  • Does not stand well when folded up
  • Incompatible with Graco Carseats

For strolling through the grass or other terrain, The Graco Verb Click Connect Stroller is probably the most affordable option. The suspension and locking front-swivel wheels provide easy maneuverability and more control for mom! This stroller weighs about 20 lbs and is perfect if you are looking for a less bulky stroller that you can take anywhere.

As with most Graco strollers, it is compatible with Graco Click Connect Infant car seats with a secure, one-step attachment. This stroller can hold a child up to 50 lbs and includes extras such as the parent tray, toddler tray, and large storage basket.

Some users have complained that the stroller stands a bit tall and that the canopy is not sufficient enough to keep baby out of the sun.

The Best Bang For Your Buck, Non-Graco Stroller

 

Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience StrollerSummer Infant 3D Lite Convenience Stroller

What we liked… What we didn’t like…
  • Ultra-light at 16lbs
  • Very easy to maneuver and fold
  • Attractive price point
  • Minimal Sunshade

While we really like the Graco line, the honest truth is that they are quite pricey.  Putting aside the name brand, we wanted to recommend another pick that had  great value for the price.  We have chosen the Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience Stroller primarily for its one-hand, air-light, compact self-standing fold and it’s easy-to-recline seat with 5-point harness. This stroller has an adjustable canopy and a storage basket. It is most definitely a step up from your cheap umbrella stroller, but not as bulky as the ‘travel system’ strollers.

The sunshade could be a bit bigger but you can’t have everything!

Trying to find other must-haves for the new or expecting family?  Check out our baby essentials list to explore other ideas.

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