Suggestions for a Stroller with Easy Steering

Updated on January 06, 2009
S.A. asks from Granite Bay, CA
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Hi Moms,
I'm looking for a single comfortable stroller that I can steer with one hand. Preferably something I can put in the back of my minivan and take shopping. What's the best stroller for a "mall mom"? Thanks!
S.

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P.B.

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I *LOVE* the Orbit Baby. Moves like a dream - they clearly put a lot of work into good engineering. It's also super-easy to fold and expand. They have great videos on their website showing how to fold and expand with one hand and one hip. It also has all the requisite bells and whistles: two cup holders, height-adjustable handles, under-stroller storage (that's a little small, but can be conveniently removed and toted around separately if you need to "valet park" the stroller).

I've only tried it so far with the infant seat but they also have a toddler seat that pops onto the same base.

It's expensive and relatively new, but if you have a chance to try one out, I think you'll really like it.

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K.C.

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I have had the bug a boo, the bob (great for outdoors) as well as a few other. Someone gave me a McClarin and by far it is the best, easiest to steer with one hand. It has a huge area for your diaper bag which is rare. The only one you really need.

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J.H.

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I LOVE my McCllaren. It is just 6lbs. so easy to manuever!

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J.P.

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It has the be the Bugaboo Bee. I test drove every stroller from the inexpensive to the expensive and this just worked the best. It has a full handle that telescopes for taller people. You can push with one hand and hold a latte in the other. The wheels are updated from the other models so they are not air filled which is good. The seat can face forwared or back. It reclines and has a great canopy. I believe it is made of titanium which keeps it light weight. Check out the web site. It does take a few time to open and close it when new to break it in. The MacClaren that is also a great stroller I bought for my mom. It pushes great but the options are limited compared to the bugaboo

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M.D.

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Hi S.,

I love my MacLaren stroller! Easily steered with one hand. For my first child I had a behemoth Graco "system" that had all the gadgets, but was totally heavy and not nearly as easily maneuverable.

Happy Shopping!

M.

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E.M.

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I'd recommend my Peg Perego Pliko-3. The wheels swivel on their own (as opposed to the fixed wheels that only roll forward and back)so it corners REALLY well! Cup holder was standard :o)
E.

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J.K.

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The Quinny Zapp is a great stroller. Very maneuverable and compact when folded. It is very light weight as well. You will not be disappointed if you decide to go with the Quinny. www.kiwikidsgear.com They are located in Sausalito. I purchased ours through e-bay 3 years ago.
It is a European stroller.

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R.W.

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peg perego pliko p3. It can be steered with one finger and it folds umbrella style and stands on its own. Decent sized basket but the handles can hold a LOAD. Great comfort for the child as well and fully reclines for napping. The shade can be pulled completely down to the snack tray for coverage in wind or rain. It also has a little "sunroof" so that you can still see baby when the shade is up. Can't say enough good things about this stroller!

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K.M.

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Maclarens are great. Lightweight and easy to steer.

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J.G.

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Hello,

I have used a Maclaren stroller with both my boys because they are very lightweight and so easy to maneuver, especially in the stores. They fold like an umbrella stroller, so it's easy to put in and out of the car. The only drawback is the storage baskets are made out of a mesh material and not that big, but I manage to fit quite a lot of stuff in mine. I walk just about everywhere and have fit groceries, library books, snacks, and more. I also just bring a backpack so I can carry stuff on my back, too. They are on the pricey side. I would recommend going to a Babies R Us and figuring out which models you like, then just look for one on Craigslist or a childrens resale store.

God bless you!

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A.N.

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I have been through six strollers with my two kids! I have tried them all. I love my BOB and my Maclaren (quest) both are easy to stear. The BOB is a larger stroller, but you could stear it with your pinkie! REI has them on sale from time to time. Good luck, and remember you get what you pay for in strollers.

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C.A.

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I love my Chicco (the style starts with a C, I can't remember what it's called) it is a little bulky for the mall, but I don't think you can get much smaller without going for the umbrella strollers. I keep mine in the way back of the mini van.

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C.M.

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I have the McClaren Quest, which is super maneuverable. I'm always pushing and maneuvering it through the store with one hand. It only has one downside, and that is it is super tippy. Every time I lift my son out of it, it tips over if there is anything hanging on the back. For maneuverability and ease of use though it is the best.