Baby strollers are uniquely challenging to purchase, since there are
hundreds of choices of dozens of brand names and price ranges, and every
parent wants the perfect one for their child.
come a long way since the wirey baby carriages of the 1960’s and 1970’s,
but imagine how long baby transportation has come since the development
of the first pram in 1733 by William Kent as a special request from the
Duke of Devonshire. It was originally designed to be pulled by a pony
and beautifully made for the client. It wasn’t until the 1830’s and
1840’s when baby carriages became popular in the United States, with
patents being granted to the father and son Crandall team.
carriages were the mainstream choice for over a century until Owen
Maclaren, an aeronautical engineer, redesigned the carriage and created
what would become the modern foldable baby stroller in 1965.
admit that I had no interest in spending any time shopping for
strollers, so my wife did all the work. As she usually does with the
important items, she researched thoroughly for what appeared to be
months for each of the strollers we purchased. Whether it was our first
baby carriage, the subsequent toddler stroller and finally the dual BOB
Duallie Revolution, she managed to get the perfect stroller in each
The Graco Spree Travel System was our first purchase when we were expecting our baby boy. It was a perfect purchase because it contained both the stroller that eventually converted into a carriage for a child up to 40 pounds, and because it also came with the car seat for infants up to 22 pounds. You could take the car seat from the car and pop it right on top of the carriage. When baby got bigger, the baby carriage became a stroller.
The Maclaren Quest Sport Stroller is the perfect stroller when baby starts getting a little bigger, and is appropriate for children ages 3 months to 4 years. It has the advantage of being lightweight and an easier, sporty push, folding to a compact size as well as being stylish and durable.
The BOB Revolution strollers are probably the greatest baby strollers when it comes to comfort and performance. These strollers are top of the line. Available in both single and Duallie versions, it is their rear 16” wheels and their 12” front swivel wheel and 3 inch travel suspension system that make it the perfect all terrain jogging/walking stroller for the parent, as well as fun and comfortable for the lucky children.