Ahhhh ... to have a baby like a celebrity. Money is no object. You don't have to create a budget to afford all the necessary gadgets and still buy diapers. Baby manufacturers beg you to accept (and be seen and photographed with) their products; creating a tacit endorsement without having to pay those pesky client fees. The paparazzi hound you and your little bundle with every step you take, every stroll you make...
Okay, maybe that last one not so much, but these strollers have that covered. All in this line up include canopies that completely cover your little paparazzi magnet. What they usually don't include -- in spite of price tags that can top out at $1,500 or more -- are basic accessories like cup holders, but if you can afford the basic package, you can spring for another $30 or so. These six strollers are often photographed cradling the diapered darlings of the rich and famous. Got a few bucks to spare? You can stroll in style too.
Bugaboo. This high-end stroller company has three models: the Bee, Cameleon and Donkey. This is a photo of the Donkey, which starts at $1,200 for the Mono, $1,500 for the Duo and $1,699 for the Twin. Don't need a double conversion stroller? The Cameleon starts at $979 and the Bee at a mere $649. Unless you want to upgrade to one of the special edition collections, which can add $500 or more to the base price. What owners love: exceptional maneuverability and great storage options. What they don't: You may need a personal assistant to help you deal with the multi-part fold of the Cameleon and Donkey.
Stokke Xplory. Known for its high, adjustable-height seat to encourage parent/child interaction, the Stokke Xplory starts at $1099.99 for just the basic package of frame, seat and shopping bag. The bassinet will add $224.99 to the base price. What owners love: The reversible, height-adjustable seat and easy push. What they don't: Doesn't do well on bumpier terrain. The Xplory was Stokke's only stroller for many years; they recently added two new models to their line.
Orbit Baby G2. Starting at $940 for the Orbit Baby G2 "starter kit," which includes the seat, car seat, infant car seat base and cargo pod. A toddler car seat is $380, a stroller seat is $280, and a bassinet is $295. What owners love: The swiveling seat and car seat base make it super easy to use and kids love the different views from the stroller. What they don't: Bring your personal trainer to help you lift its 32 pounds into the trunk. Orbit Baby also makes the Double Helix stroller frame, starting at $750 for just the frame.
phil&teds Promenade. The unique design of the phil&teds Promenade allows you to convert the seat to a lie-flat bed for infants. The suggested retail of $849.99 includes one seat, add a doubles kit for $159.99 to accommodate two infants or an infant and a toddler. What owners love: The comfortable seat/bassinets and its versatility. What they don't: It's big, bulky and hard to maneuver in smaller spaces.
4moms Origami. This is the stroller for the tech-savvy parent. Starting at $849.99, the 4moms Origami features a power-fold technology that works with the touch of a button, a cell phone charger, and an LED screen to display time, temperature, distance traveled and speed -- it will even remind you to remove your child before folding the stroller, just in case your distracted by your hot, movie-star husband. Unlike most strollers in this round-up, the 4moms Origami seat is only suitable for ages 6 months and up; not for infants. What owners love: The high tech features and amazing fold. What they don't: A lack of versatility.
UPPAbaby Vista: The "bargain" stroller of this line up, the UPPAbaby Vista starts at $729.99, but that includes the seat and bassinet. The seat accommodates babies from 3 months and up, making the bassinet a must. A RumbleSeat for a second child, and a PiggyBack (standing board) for a third child are available. What parents love: The lush comfort and excellent maneuverability. What they don't: It's size makes it impractical for running errands.