Not all budget strollers are created equal. In fact, the internet is full of woeful tales of cheap strollers that broke shortly after purchase, or even during that very first stroll! Saving money on a stroller is great, of course, but if you need to buy a second stroller to replace the first budget-friendly but not terribly sturdy model, you probably haven't saved any money in the long run.
You don't have to spend hundreds of dollars to get a decent stroller that can safely hold your... child, though. The strollers chosen here have convenience features and style that make them worth every penny. Best of all, they cost under $100.
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The Summer Infant 3D Lite stroller has all the convenience of a super-light umbrella stroller on a very durable frame. It comes in 7 different color combinations, and the fabrics are thick and sturdy. This stroller is designed for kids up to 50 pounds.The seat also reclines nearly flat for newborns (or diaper changes). The basket isn't huge, but it's big enough for changing and feeding supplies. Weighs less than 12 pounds. Front wheels have swivel locks.
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Need a full-size standard stroller at a budget price? Graco's popular Literider can be used as a travel system with any SnugRide Click Connect car seat, and it holds kids up to 40 pounds. There's a front bar with a cupholder, a large basket underneath, and a parent console on the handles. The seat has two recline positions, and the one-hand fold makes it easy to store. The front wheels lock, and the sun shade is large for a budget stroller. Folded dimensions are about 34" x 19" x... 17".
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If you have the perfect infant car seat chosen, but you can't decide on a travel system setup to complete your newborn strolling package, check out the Snap N Go. This stroller doesn't have its own seat, but it does accept any infant car seat. You pull the car seat out of the car, pop it onto the Snap N Go, and stroll away. It's a lightweight option for carting around a heavy infant seat. The handles are adjustable, there are two parent cupholders and a covered storage compartment... and there's a drop-down piece for easy access to the basket underneath.
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A double stroller for less than $100? You're not reading this wrong! It's a pared-down stroller for sure, but it can hold two kids up to 35 pounds each. The seats adjust independently, and you can roll up the seat fabric in the summer to allow air flow through the mesh seatbacks. Dual canopies offer full coverage from the sun, as well, and there's a parent cup holder by the padded handles. The whole stroller weighs about 21 pounds, and it folds to about 44" x 12" x 13".Continue to 5 of 7 below.
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The GoLite stroller lives up to its name at 12 pounds. The frame is sturdy despite its light weight, and there's a roomy, reclining seat that accommodates a child up to 50 pounds. This stroller also has a large basket underneath, a compact fold, a sun shade, and a storage pocket on the back of the seat. The GoLite is packed with features for well under $100!
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The Cloud Plus is a sweet, economical ride for one child up to 50 pounds. It has a full-coverage canopy, a parent console with cup holders, a basket underneath, and a child tray. All of that convenience weighs less than 12 pounds, too. The seat reclines and has a 5-point harness for safety. The Cloud Plus also has one-hand fold, and it stands while folded. Dimensions when folded are about 18" x 12" x 34".
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The Rocket stroller weighs under 13 pounds, and it has comfortable padded handles for parents, a parent organizer at the top, plus a spacious seat with a 5-point harness for your child. Dual rear push brakes keep the stroller in place when you're not on the go. Two cup holders, a basket, and a sun shade make this a great value for the price. The seat does not recline, so the Rocket stroller is for children who can sit up unassisted. It can hold a child up to 50 pounds.