Mommy Bloggers: Strollers 101

By NBC10 ConsumerWatch
|  Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011  |  Updated 7:14 PM EDT
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Belly Button Boutique Mom's High-End Stroller Picks

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For parents of a little one, buying a stroller is a big deal. It's an expensive purchase and you want to make sure your child is safe and comfortable. You also want it to be easy to use.

Two of our favorite local mom bloggers have done a lot of the homework for you on how to find a stroller that fits your needs and your budget.


Enter to win a stroller. Details for the $499 stroller giveaway are on Karla's Belly Button Boutique blog and details for the $139 stroller giveaway are on Frugal Philly Mom's blog.


Here are the picks from Karla Trotman of Belly Button Boutique and below, the "under $200" picks from Frugal Mommy Mom, Linda Vertlieb.

Brand Model Type Celebs Pictured Price Key Points
B.O.B. Revolution SE Jogging Alyson Hannigan $429 Weekend Warrior Mom
      Jennifer Lopez   Jogging
      Gisele Bundchen   Rough Terrain
      Jennifer Garner   Everyday too
Phil & Teds Explorer w/ Double Kit Seat Double Madonna $479.99 Base Use as family grows
      Gwyneth Paltrow $89.99 Doubles Kit One hand fast fold
      Halle Berry   Use Dbl Kit & Car Seat Together
      Naomi Watts   Seat liner washable, comfy
Valco Boy Meets Girl Twin Tri Mode SE Double & Jogger Brooke Burke $800 Family-owned Co. in Biz for 30 yrs.
      Charlie Sheen   Lots of Accessories
          Can ride up to 4 kids
Quinny Zapp Xtra Quick Use Gwen Stefani $299.99 Forward and rear-facing stroller
      Rachel Weisz   Reclines in either facing position
      Alessandra Ambrosio   Use w/Maxi Cosi infant car seat selling for less than $200
  /td>       Adjustable footrest
Cybex Callisto l Hybrid Britney Spears $349.99 0 to 55 lbs
      Sarah Jessica Parker   Lighweight
      Katherine Heigel   Great Travel Stroller
      Matt Damon   Lightweight
  Ruby     $149.99 Child Weight Max:55 lbs
          extremely agile and fun for quick trips
Uppa Vista Hybrid Sarah Jessica Parker/Twins $679.99 Adapts to diff. infant carriers
          Forward and rear facing
          One button telescopic handle-height adjustment
          All-terrain
          Kids up to 50 lbs
          Great Colors, sleek, modern
Chicco Cortina Travel System Travel System Kendra Wilkenson $329.99 Celeb Favorite & Affordable
      Kimora Lee Simmons   Price includes EVERYTHING
Britax B-Ready Hybrid All people love their carseats; $499.99 Thoughtful, user-friendly, versatile system
      list of celebrities is endless   Up to 14 possible configurations
          Get free car seat during Free Ride Event
Brand Model Type Celebs Pictured Price Key Points
iCandy Peach Hybrid Selma Blair $899 UK co. in biz for 50 yrs
      Kourtney Kardashian Table Cell Celebrity Favorite

Here are the "under $200" picks from Frugal Philly Mom blogger, Linda Vertlieb:

Full Size:  The First Years Indigo - $179.99 
Jogger:  inStep Flash - $139.99
Umbrella: Maclaren Volo - $139.99
Umbrella: The First Years Ignite stroller - $64.99

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