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The Best Sit and Stand Strollers

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Based on 10,529 analyzed reviews

NerdWallet’s scoring of the best sit and stand strollers is based on our analysis of the opinions of experts and shoppers like you.

Choosing a stroller takes careful thought and consideration — after all, your children’s safety while you’re out and about is important. We researched some of the most popular models on the market to help you decide.

To narrow down the field, we looked at expert opinions from review sites such as The Sweethome, CNET and Good Housekeeping. We then analyzed user reviews to get their opinions on each stroller’s best and worst attributes.

We recognize that consumers look for different qualities in strollers, so we scored these based on user observations of a handful of features, including ease of use, weight, safety, accessories and more.

Our analysis

Our final stroller scores run from a low of 1 to a high of 10. Here’s how we came up with the numbers:

Overall score: This score shows reviewers’ overall satisfaction level with the stroller across 13 criteria, including functionality, ease of use, maneuverability, accessories and durability.

Functionality: This score, which also factors into the overall score, reflects reviewers’ satisfaction with the stroller’s capabilities, including its comfort, safety features and noise level. Of the 13 criteria, we’re highlighting functionality, as it’s one of the more important factors shoppers might consider when selecting a stroller.

Ease of use: This score, which also factors into the overall score, indicates reviewers’ satisfaction with how well the stroller works, including how easy it is to fold the stroller, its weight and its maneuverability. We’re also highlighting ease of use, as it’s another of the more important factors shoppers might consider when selecting a stroller.

These strollers are our top picks, ranked in order of overall score.

The strollers

1. Graco RoomFor2 Stand & Ride

The Graco RoomFor2 Stand & Ride stroller allows an older child to sit or stand in the back while a younger child sits in the front, either in the stroller seat itself or in your attached infant car seat. Users say this practical stroller is easy to fold and simple to steer.


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Graco RoomFor2 Stand & Ride Duo

  • Overall score: 8.3
  • Functionality: 6.4
  • Ease of use: 8.5

Buyers Like

  • How simple it is to fold and stow
  • Easy maneuverability and steering

Buyers Dislike

  • Difficult-to-access storage
  • Lack of padding for child in the back

2. Joovy Caboose Ultralight

The Joovy Caboose Ultralight, like the Graco, allows an older child to either stand or sit on a bench seat in the back while a younger child sits in front. It’s noted for a lightweight, easy-to-maneuver design.


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Joovy Caboose Ultralight Stroller

  • Overall score: 7.5
  • Functionality: 6.7
  • Ease of use: 8.5

Buyers Like

  • How simple it is to open and fold
  • Weight makes it easy to push and turn

Buyers Dislike

  • Relatively small storage basket
  • Limited room for the child in the back

3. Baby Trend Sit N Stand Double Stroller

Thanks to a five-point harness system, reclining seats and a sturdy design, the Baby Trend Sit N Stand stroller gives its passengers a smooth ride and its drivers peace of mind. Its configuration is a bit different from the Joovy and Graco models listed above; the rear seat can accommodate a second infant car seat if desired, or convert to a sit-or-stand style.


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Baby Trend Sit N' Stand Double Stroller

  • Overall score: 6.8
  • Functionality: 7.2
  • Ease of use: 5.9

Buyers Like

  • Five-point harness
  • Reclining seats
  • Sturdy design

Buyers Dislike

  • Weight
  • Maneuverability
  • Difficult-to-access storage basket


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