While out walking with your baby, do you find yourself checking out the strollers of other moms, and wondering if your baby's wheels are hot enough to rule the road? With all the celebrity babies in the news, certain brands of strollers have become a chic fashion accessory for new moms, despite their hefty price tags. While there are many less-expensive strollers out there, to satisfy your curiosity, we've done a round-up of some of the most talked-about strollers on the sidewalk.
Trendiest All-in-One Stroller
Bugaboo Frog -- Incredibly popular with celebrities and suburban moms alike, the Frog is one of those trendy strollers that will make your fellow moms drool. It's also an award-winner, designed by an engineer and a doctor, so your can pat yourself on the back for making a safe choice. It comes with sun canopy, rain cover, and mosquito net, so you needn't go out and buy as many accessories.
Weight: 16 lbs
Extras: parasol, wheeled board, footmuff, and more
Most Talented Twin
Mountain Buggy Urban Double -- It may be a bit on the hefty side and somewhat difficult to fold, but if you've got twins, it's one of the most popular choices out there. It features a dual swivel/fixed front wheel so you can use the stroller both walking on city streets and doing some light jogging. It has an adjustable handlebar, in case you're on the tall side, and can be converted into a pram. The seats recline independently of each other to best accommodate the needs of both your children.
Frame: High tensile aluminum
Weight: 35 lbs
Capacity: 120 lbs
Extras: storm cover, sun cover, travel bag, and more
Graco Quattro Tour -- Graco has long been a trusted and popular name with moms who like to get good quality for a moderate price. The Quattro is a sturdy stroller with many of the same accoutrements as higher-end models. It's a travel system, so it comes with an infant car seat, and it also includes a time and temperature monitor, cup holders, and a four-position reclining seat. The only drawback -- it's a bit on the heavy side at 27 lbs.
Weight: 27 lbs
Capacity: 40 lbs
Phil & Ted's e3 -- The e3 is a top pick for the growing family. This stroller comes as a single but can be upgraded with a detachable second seat when your second-born arrives. The bassinet lies flat for newborns, while an older toddler has room to sit in front and above. Although it can also accommodate two toddlers, some parents have noted that only a smaller child should sit in the back seat because of the lack of space. The stroller also comes in a twin version with side-by-side seats.
Frame: Alloy and steel
Weight: 21 lbs
Capacity: 70 lbs
Extras: storm cover, travel system kit, and more
Price: $379 (add $90 for double kit)
Maclaren Volo -- With a frame weighing in at less than nine pounds, the Volo is a good choice for parents who don't want a workout from lifting the stroller up and down stairs. At around $110, the Volo, like most lightweight strollers, is also less expensive than many other options. However, this stroller is only designed for light use on smooth surfaces -- don't count on it to go everywhere.
Weight: 9 lbs
Capacity: 55 lbs
Extras: parasol, footmuff, accessory pack and more
BOB Sport Utility Stroller -- The BOB is the toddler equivalent of the upscale SUV -- drive it with pride. Take this stroller off-road to include your child in your great love of the great outdoors. The suspension system and padding ensure that your child will have a comfortable ride on any terrain. It is also available as a double stroller.
Frame: Aluminum alloy
Weight: 23 lbs
Capacity: 70 lbs
Extras: handlebar console, fitness kit, and more
Stokke Xplory -- The Xplory is certainly the talk of the town among trendy moms these days. Some cite it as the height of insanity in the age of stroller mania, but apparently plenty of others are willing to fork over the cash. The Xplory's price isn't its only unusual feature. Its design is attention-catching, with a waist-high seat -- a trait that Stokke advertises offers a more enjoyable viewpoint for the child -- and a diagonal frame, which Stokke says is convenient for parking your child next to your table at the local Starbucks.
Frame: Aluminum and plastic
Weight: 23 lbs
Capacity: 45 lbs
Extras: baby bag, sleeping bag, changing bag, and more
UPDATE: Some Xplory strollers have been recalled for faulty wheels. See our recall page for more information.