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Umbrella Strollers: Ratings of Sources

Total of 11 Sources
1. iVillage.com
Oct. 22, 2012
The 17 Best Umbrella Strollers
by Kate Bayless
Our AssessmentKate Bayless, a prolific baby products blogger, rounds up the best 17 umbrella strollers. Strollers are tested both by Bayless and a parent tester with one or more children of varying ages. Each reviewer gives the stroller a star rating -- up to 5 -- and a thorough review that includes pros and cons.
2. Baby Bargains
2013, 10th edition
Chapter 9: Strollers, Diaper Bags and other To Go Gear
by Denise and Alan Fields
Our AssessmentThe 2013 edition of "Baby Bargains," written by consumer advocates Denise and Alan Fields, covers a variety of stroller manufacturers. The authors provide overall ratings for brands and for individual models. Their reviews take into account parent feedback and personal research and experiences. They also have "good, better, best" lists, in which they recommend specific strollers, as well as charts comparing various strollers to each other.
3. Which? magazine
As of August 2013
Pushchairs: Best Buys
by Editors of Which? magazine
Our AssessmentWhich? magazine is the U.K. equivalent of ConsumerReports.org. Testing methods are explained thoroughly, and stroller features are also listed and detailed. In addition, they update their reviews regularly, re-test when there is an issue, such as an updated model or a fix for a recall, and post the dates of their tests. Because this is a U.K. website, some of the strollers aren't available in the U.S., but most of them are sold here as well.
4. BabyGizmo.com
As of August 2013
Senior Editor Video Reviews
by Hollie Schultz
Our AssessmentIf you're considering a specific stroller and want to see it in action first, BabyGizmo.com is a great site to visit. Founder Hollie Schultz tests dozens of strollers (mostly from trendy brands) with her three children. In her lengthy video reviews, she demonstrates how each stroller folds, adjusts, etc., and points out pros and cons. However, she doesn't pick any favorites.
5. Amazon.com
As of August 2013
Strollers
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentOnce you've narrowed your choice to a few models, sites such as Amazon.com are worth a visit to peruse owner ratings. Owners describe the kinds of real-life scenarios that are useful and illustrative of the stroller's strengths and weaknesses. Many of the most popular strollers will have a minimum of 20 and as many as 200-plus reviews -- good for both generalizing purposes and for specific detail analysis.
Lightweight Strollers
by Contributors to Babies "R" Us
Our AssessmentBabies "R" Us offers a decent number of user reviews for umbrella strollers. The reviews are similar to Amazon.com user reviews. Parents use a five-star ranking system and a narrative section to review the actual stroller. The pros and cons are broken down into an easy-to-read chart at the beginning of the reviews.
7. StrollerQueen.com
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StrollerQueenReviews
by Janet McLaughlin
Our AssessmentSelf-styled "Stroller Queen" Janet McLaughlin tests hundreds of strollers per year, posting the results on her StrollerQueenReviews blog. She tests the strollers with actual children, while engaged in common day-to-day activities and also tests them on her Stroller Queen Obstacle Course to see how they handle in multi-terrain. Reviews are thorough, but few cons are ever noted.
8. Stroller Envy
As of August 2013
Stroller Reviews for Savvy Moms
by Amy Tanathorn
Our AssessmentAmy Tanathorn, founder of Stroller Envy, reviews a number of strollers, including umbrella strollers. She also has a list of the top strollers, divided by price. Some strollers just have overviews, but a number have thorough reviews based upon real-world use; some include a video review, much like BabyGizmo.com.
9. Babble.com
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Babble Best Picks: Strollers
by Editors of Babble.com
Our AssessmentBabble.com tested 30 new strollers to create its list of best strollers in multiple categories; their best umbrella stroller is the Bumbleride Flite. Babble.com editors review a variety of strollers every year, including seasonal updates of new stroller models. Reviews tend to be short, but accurate, and are based upon real-world experience as well as input from parents.
10. Parenting.com
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9 Best Strollers
by Margaret Williams
Our AssessmentThis article recommends strollers in three categories -- eco-friendly, budget and deal. Editors don't mention any testing, but they do describe the features they like about the strollers. They say they removed a Maclaren stroller from the list after it was recalled.
11. SheKnows.com
Aug. 6, 2012
Top Strollers Under $100
by Christina Holt
Our AssessmentThis roundup of nine strollers offers brief reviews that note key features of the strollers and a brief overview of each pick. The review is not comparative, there is no mention of testing, and it does not include lower age/weight ratings, just upper weight ranges.
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