Search thousands of topics on CostHelper.com

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business sports weddings
CostHelper > Babies & Children  > Stroller

Stroller Cost


How Much Does a Stroller Cost?

 
average costTypically: $50-$300high costHigh: $700+
post Post   Comments (1)  

Strollers come in a number of styles, including umbrella, carriage and jogging models; travel systems; and strollers designed to carry two or more children. When buying for newborns, make sure to select a fully reclining model or a model that will allow you to attach an infant car seat. Travel systems, which include an infant car seat, car seat base and stroller, are popular options.

Typical costs:

  • Strollers typically run $50-$300 for traditional strollers; all-terrain strollers generally run $130-$300; and high-end strollers can cost more than $700.
Related articles: High Chair, Diaper Bag, Crib, Baby Sitter

What should be included:
  • Look for strollers that have a 5-point harness system, brake locks, swivel wheels, a weather guard and removable/washable upholstery. Built-in storage and toys come with some models.
Additional costs:
  • Lightweight aluminum frames cost more than steel.
  • Extras like a built-in sound package will raise the cost.
Shopping for a stroller:
  • Consumer Reports[1] says a stroller is one of the most important pieces of baby gear parents will buy. Find a model to fit your lifestyle. Active parents should consider a rugged, all-terrain model suited to jogging or navigating unpaved trails. Urban dwellers who use public transportation should consider a lightweight but durable folding model that can handle city streets.
  • Test the stroller for sturdiness and maneuverability and practice operating it with one arm. Factor in your baby's weight when evaluating the heaviness of a stroller.
  • Look for a certification sticker indicating that the stroller meets the minimum requirements of the American Society for Testing and Materials[2] voluntary standard and for manufacturers that participate in the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association's[3] certification program.
  • Certified companies include Evenflo, Graco, Kolcraft, Maclaren[4] and Peg Perego[5] .
  • Babies "R" Us[6] offers a wide variety of strollers, including a number of full-size Graco strollers[7] for $90-$150; Baby Trend jogging strollers[8] for $100-$200; and travel systems[9] for $130-$350. Buyers will receive a free umbrella stroller for every purchase of $100 or more.
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. For medical decisions, always consult your physician for the right course for your infant or child.
 
post Post   Comments (1)  
CostHelper News


Forgotten Expenses In a Home Addition Budget
Items like construction costs, permit fees or debris removal aren't the only expenses to consider when calculating the total costs of a home remodeling project. || Posted August 5 2013


10 Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures Before the Holidays
With reunions and other get-togethers scheduled during the holiday season, most people want to look their best at this time of year. For some, that means filling in those wrinkles with a bit of botox, or having a nip and tuck down here and there. || Posted November 23 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
Got the Chicco Cortina as part of a Travel System
Amount: $130.00
Posted by: First Time+Parent in San Jose, CA.Posted: February 19th, 2008 01:02PM
Brand: ChiccoModel: Cortina
Store: Babies R Us
We had gotten a lot of advice to get a infant car seat "Travel System" -- which allows you to place an infant car seat into a stroller so you don't have to switch seats. We had originally thought we'd get the Graco Snugrider, but when we "test drove" a bunch of different strollers at a store, we found that the Cortina worked best for us (and our backs!). I'm really glad we tried several different strollers before buying to see what kind of handles (bar or handles), and heights (adjustable, lower or higher) worked best for us. Both the Chicco and the Graco Snugrider get a lot of good reviews on Consumer Reports, Baby Bargains, etc.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam


 

Comment On Your Experience With a Stroller
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Brand: Model: 
Store:   
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  www.consumerreports.org/cro/babies-kids/index.htm
  2.  www.astm.org
  3.  www.jpma.org
  4.  www.maclarenbaby.com/us/2006_collection/buggies/index.php?m>buggies
  5.  us.pegperego.com/us-en/
  6.  www.toysrus.com/search/index.jsp?categoryId=2256202&cp=2255983.2256189&f=PAD%2FBrand+Na...
  7.  www.toysrus.com/search/index.jsp?categoryId=2256201&cp=2255983.2256189&f=PAD%2FBrand+Na...
  8.  www.toysrus.com/search/index.jsp?categoryId=2256202&cp=2255983.2256189&f=PAD%2FBrand+Na...
  9.  www.toysrus.com/family/index.jsp?view=all&categoryId=2256206
More Babies & Children Topics
Check Out All Costs for Babies & Children How Much Does Summer Day Camp Cost? How Much Does a Crib Cost? How Much Do Baby Immunizations Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com

 
Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
Baby shower
Paid: 3000.00
I started planning my daughters baby shower 4mon in advance. I hand made every thing from invites to decor. I made all my own flower centerpieces as well. I had the food and beverage catered in... [more]
-Katdnpedro
Baby Shower Cost
Hard to compare
Paid: 0.00
Its very difficult (if not impossible) to compare contact fitting fees with no other information. Some people have astigmatism, some people are near or far-sighted, some wear soft, some hard... [more]
-F. Z.
Contact Lens Fitting Cost
Stool lab test
Paid: 3500.00
It is incredible that hospital covered so much money for a lab test that must be cheaper than 100 $.Health insurance negotiated with the hospital to pay 925 $ and at the end I paid 550 $ for the deductible... [more]
-Macat
Stool Testing Cost
Minivan
Paid: 1464.75
Flat tire on minivan used for work at 10pm in suburban area. Driver searched for nearby tow company... [more]
-DMI
Towing a Car Cost
Quote Cat teeth cleaning
Paid: 0.00
Vet advised a teeth cleaning for my 4 year old kitty.Submitted to blood work $ $87.60, then after I went to checkout received the estimate for the teeth cleaning and almost fell over. $911.80... [more]
-sambone
Cat Teeth Cleaning Cost
Wedding Dress Cost
Paid: 1125.00
Beautiful Dress Fits daughter gorgeously... [more]
-Katee
Wedding Dress Cost