Why splurge on a luxury stroller?
One of the benefits of choosing a pricier stroller for your baby is that many of them last for years. They also come loaded with features that make traveling with your baby a better experience, whether you are walking through the mall or strolling through the park.
Below, you’ll find our top choices for the most expensive stroller, each of them having plenty of luxurious features that set them apart from the competition.
|Top 3 Expensive Luxury Strollers||Why It's Best||Mom Rating|
|Bugaboo Bee5 Complete Stroller||Most comfortable expensive stroller, best included features||♥♥♥♥♥|
|Hot Mom Baby Stroller Upgrade||Most stylish luxury stroller, adjustable seat height||♥♥♥♥♥|
|Babyzen Yoyo+ Stroller||Best luxury stroller for airplane travel, most compact luxury stroller||♥♥♥♥♥|
The Most Expensive Strollers on the Market
Bugaboo Bee5 Complete Stroller
The Bugaboo Bee5 Complete Stroller is a great luxury stroller if you are looking for something lightweight and portable without sacrificing durability and comfort. The Bugaboo Bee5 is also the company’s lightest, most compact stroller and weighs less than 20 pounds.
This stroller is packed with features for travel, including a one-handed fold and easy single-hand carry. It is designed for babies up to 37.5 pounds and compatible (with an adapter) with car seats by Maxi Cosi, Chico, Nuna, Peg Perego, Britax and Cybex.
As your child gets older, you can also purchase the Bugaboo comfort wheel board. This is an attachment that lets an older child ride along while you push the stroller, making it a good choice for siblings.
For parents who don’t like the yellow pictured here, this also comes in several other colors. This includes coral, blue, black, gray, and many others. These fabrics are soft which adds to the comfort, as well as durable. As an added benefit, they are machine washable for easy cleaning.
Each canopy is also extendable for better protection from the sun. They are also water repellent and have UPF 50+ protection against UVA and UVB rays.
While riding, features like lockable swivel wheels and a suspension system let you navigate over different types of terrain. One-touch brakes are located in the middle of the wheels so it’s easy to safely stop.
This top-selling stroller also comes with a snack tray that has a cup and small snack area for your baby.
There is under-carriage storage, but there is no parent’s tray. However, you can purchase a parent’s organizer separately.
In the seat, a five-point harness keeps your little one safe. This Bugaboo stroller also features plush fabrics, reclining feature and extendable foot rest for added comfort. For parent’s comfort, this has a height-adjustable handlebar and faux-leather grips.
Another nice feature is the reversible seat, which lets your little one watch you or explore the world around them.
- Lightweight and portable
- Luxury fabrics are soft, durable, and machine washable
- Canopy has UPF 50+ protection and is water repellant
- Come with snack area for baby
- Reversible seat
- Option for several accessories including parent’s organizer and Bugaboo comfort wheel and board
- Height adjustable handlebar with faux leather
- Recline and extendable footrest for baby
- One-touch brakes
- Weight limit only goes up to 37.5 pounds
- No parent’s tray
Hot Mom Baby Carriage
The Hot Mom Baby Carriage features a high landscape design that is perfect for letting your baby see the world around them. It features a luxurious design, including an egg-shaped seat that is reversible so your baby can get close with you or close with the world.
The higher seat position makes this different than most other strollers. The seat is fixed to telescoping poles that let you adjust the overall height of the seat. The seat is also reversible, so your baby can face in toward you or out toward the world.
This is made of a polyurethane leather, which does not offer as much aeration as other fabrics but does wipe clean easily.
For parents who want to use this with a car seat, an adapter is included. The adapter is compatible with Maxi Cosi Cabriofix, Maxi Cosi Mico Max 30 Infant, Maxi-Cosi CITI, and Cybex Aton 5 car seat models. For parents who do not want to use it with the car seat, this also comes with a pram seat where your child can lay flat.
Some other included extras with this luxury stroller are a parent’s cup holder, rain cover, mosquito net, and wrist band.
Under the stroller, four-wheel suspension and EVA elastomer wheels make it a smooth ride for your baby. This also features a triangular design that supports higher weight limits. With the wide seat and ability to recline completely or sit up, the manufacturer recommends this from birth up to age 4 years or a maximum weight of 56 pounds.
The wheels are made of a durable rubber material with the back wheels being larger, making them great for navigating over different types of terrain.
This stroller does have under-carriage storage. Unfortunately, there is a bumper bar that goes across the baby’s space instead of a snack tray and there also is no parent’s organizer for storage.
- Comes with a pram attachment or can be used with a car seat adapter for infants
- Works from birth to four years
- Car seat adapter, parent’s cup holder, mosquito net, wrist band, and rain cover are included
- Good suspension and durable wheels are good for navigating different types of terrain
- Reversible seat
- Telescoping seat so you can adjust the height
- Polyurethane material wipes clean easily
- No snack tray or parent organizer
- Fabric does not provide good aeration
Stokke Xplory Balance Stroller
The Stokke Xplory Balance Stroller is designed to make a bubble of calm for your baby in colors including soothing pink and tranquil blue. It’s the perfect stroller for quiet strolls in the park or shopping excursions, especially if you’re trying to lull your little one to sleep.
The unique cocooning sunshade creates a bubble of calm for your little one. The sunshade covers your baby from head to toe and blocks out bright lights. It is also water repellent and provides UPF 50+ protection. Inside the stroller, a breathable inlay keeps your little one cozy without causing them to overheat.
While this does not have a storage area, the stroller does come with a matching changing bag that sits perfectly on the stroller. The bag is made of water repellent materials for all-weather excursions. An origami shopping bag is also included. This also sits on the base of the stroller on excursions and can be removed as needed for use on-the-go.
Parents will also appreciate the easily maneuverable design of the Stokke stroller. In addition to being narrow, the wheels in the back are larger than in the front and they turn easily. They are also puncture-resistant, which lets you enjoy the benefits of an air-filled wheel without worrying about popping. The stroller is also lightweight and maneuverable enough that you only need one hand to push it along.
The ‘handlebar’ on this stroller is unique because it extends up from the seat because of its rounded design. It can also be adjusted separately from the seat for added comfort and is coated in a leatherette material.
The seat is also highly adjustable, being height adjustable and having five positions- two different recline positions facing away from you and three different recline positions facing toward you.
For parents worried about their footprint, they can feel confident knowing that this has a smaller economic footprint. The included bags are made from recyclables and the water-repellent textiles on the stroller are PFC-free.
You can use this from birth into the toddler years if you buy the carry cot. The carrying cot can also be used separately from the stroller, which is a nice feature for carrying your baby back into the house after an excursion if they’ve fallen asleep.
- Cocooning sunshade creates a calm bubble for your little one during nap time
- One-handed push
- Adjustable handle
- Seat reclines, is reversible, and is height adjustable
- Fabrics have a small economic footprint
- Comes with a changing bag and shopping bag, as well as areas to set them
- Parent’s cup holder included
- Puncture-resistant wheels and good suspension
- Need to purchase an extra carry cot for use from infant years
- Information on weight/age limits is not available
UPPAbaby Vista Full-Size Baby Stroller and Car Seat
The UPPAbaby Vista Full-Size Baby Stroller and Car Seat are the best choice if you’re looking for a luxury baby stroller 3-in-1. As an added bonus, it can hold two car seats or two toddler seats and has a piggyback option for plenty of room for a growing family.
When your baby is an infant, you can use this with the included car seat or bassinet. The bassinet lies flat, which is perfect for babies napping on the go so you can easily bring them inside.
Additionally, the bassinet has a rear area that unzips for better airflow and a UPF 50+ canopy that stretches over the top for shade. There is also a ventilated area in the front of the canopy for more airflow.
The UPPAbaby MESA car seat is included with this bundle. In addition to having a five-point harness and other safety features, it has comfortable padding. You can also feel confident it is being secured properly, with an indicator window that turns green when you have the LATCH connectors secured just right.
As your child grows into a toddler, you can continue using this. They can sit forward-facing or rear-facing and the seat features a one-hand multi-position recline. The UPPAbaby Vista also features a canopy for the seat with UPF 50+ protection. You can adjust the height of the canopy as well, which is perfect for growing children.
While this does not have a parent’s organizer or child’s tray, it does have plenty of storage below the stroller. Parents will also appreciate the telescoping adjustable handle that is coated in leather.
Additionally, the stroller stands on its own with or without the toddler’s seat attached for easy storage or when you want to set it off to the side in a store or at a restaurant.
Under the stroller, shock-absorbing wheels and suspension give your baby a smooth ride over all types of terrain. UPPAbaby also has tons of extra accessories you can purchase, including features that let you travel with up to three children, wheel reflectors for low-light travel, snack trays, bags, organizers, and more.
- Many different riding options for up to three kids at once
- Comes with a bassinet and the MESA car seat
- UPF 50+ canopy provides sun protection
- Great airflow to keep your little one cool
- Adjustable handled covered in leather for added comfort
- Large under-carriage storage area
- Shock-absorbing wheels and suspension
- A lot of the extras cost more
Bugaboo Cameleon3 Plus Classic Complete Stroller
The Bugaboo Cameleon3 Plus Classic Complete Stroller is a great choice if you are looking for a versatile stroller. It’s mid-size, making it light enough that it’s easy to push around but tough enough that it can handle a wide variety of terrain types.
Even being a mid-size stroller instead of a lightweight one, this is only recommended for children from birth up to 37.5 pounds, or around three years of age. The entire Bugaboo stroller weighs under 22 pounds, partially because of its sturdy-but-lightweight aluminum frame.
One nice feature of this stroller is that it offers several seating options. The child’s seat is reversible so they can face you or experience the world around them.
Each seating option can also recline into three different seating positions, including an almost-flat recline that is perfect for nap time. It can also be used with seating adapters and a car seat for added security when your baby is young.
There is a good suspension system under the stroller for a smooth ride. The front swivel wheels can be locked into place and the rear wheels are larger than the front ones, letting this travel over several types of terrain. There is also a canopy that provides protection from the sun while you’re out on excursions.
Inside the stroller, a five-point harness keeps your little one safe. This also has a quilted micro-twill lining on the inside. It creates a sleek design from durable materials that feels soft on your little one’s skin. Additionally, the padding is machine washable so it’s easy to keep clean.
Under the stroller, a roomy storage basket holds everything you need for an outing with your little one. It holds up to eight pounds. Parents will also appreciate the height-adjustable handle.
When not in use, you can fold this into two separate units for compact storage. The bassinet can also be used separately from the stroller when you need a secure environment for your little one to sleep in.
- Mid-size stroller is still lightweight being under 22 pounds
- Quilted micro-twill lining is machine washable, soft, and durable
- Five-point harness for safety
- Can be used with or without the bassinet
- Handle is height adjustable
- Compact storage
- Seat has three recline settings and is reversible
- Could use a few more accessories for the price
Babyzen Yoyo+ Stroller
The Babyzen Yoyo+ Stroller is updated from the original Babyzen Yoyo, featuring a higher weight limit that goes up to 40 pounds. It is also a great choice if you need an extra-compact luxury stroller- it even fits in the overhead compartment of an airplane.
This is designed for ages 6 months up to 40 pounds, unless you use it with a car seat adapter. It uses a 5-point safety harness for safety that is padded comfortably. The seat padding is also comfortable, as well as machine washable.
This is unique because it features a ‘soft drive’ system. The 4-wheel suspension and swivel wheels navigate over all types of terrain, even without locking the wheels in place. For storage, this features a roomy storage area that is 60% bigger than the previous Babyzen stroller model and a storage pocket on the rear of the canopy.
The extendable canopy on the lightweight stroller keeps the sun out of your baby’s eyes. This also comes with features including a rain cover and a convenient carrying strap.
For parents of older kids, there is an attachment that can be used for your older toddler to stand on. Additionally, this has many convenient one-handed features. These include a one-handed seat recline, one-handed push, and one-handed folding and unfolding capabilities.
- Extra-compact fold, fits in the overhead compartment of an airplane
- 5-point harness for safety
- ‘Soft drive’ system so you don’t have to lock the front wheels
- Extendable canopy and rain cover
- Lightweight and comes with a carrying strap
- Many one-handed features for added convenience
- You’ll want to be sure you get the updated model to get the best features
Luxury Stroller Buying Considerations
Regardless of the overall cost of a stroller, the most important thing is that your child is safe on your excursions.
Features like the safety harness and the brakes are going to be most important for keeping your baby safe. Five-point harnesses are the safest, especially for young babies. You’ll also want to be sure there is padding to cover any metal parts that might get hot in the sun to prevent your baby from getting burnt.
When considering the brakes, what is going to be most important is that they are easily accessible. You also want them to be easy to press down on. Many parents prefer one-touch brakes, which is often a bar that connects both brakes so you only have to press down on that instead of stepping down on each brake individually.
If you plan on strolling while it is hot outside or when there is a lot of sun, some other features that add to safety are good aeration and a canopy. Having good aeration through the seat stops your little one from overheating in the sun, which is especially important for younger babies that cannot control their temperature as easily. When looking for a canopy, choose one that is extendable so it covers your baby completely. You’ll also want to be sure it has UPF or SPF 50+ protection.
Choosing a stroller designed for your baby’s age is important for ensuring they are safe.
For example, babies under six months often need a stroller that is compatible with a car seat for maximum safety. Alternatively, some strollers offer a full recline that provides the flat surface young babies need. This is important because they do not have enough control over their head and neck muscles yet to safely support themselves.
For parents investing in one of the most expensive strollers, you may want to find something that your child can use as a toddler and as a baby. These types of strollers usually have either a full recline function or can be used with a car seat adapter.
Something else to consider is if you want something that can accommodate a growing family. Double strollers are a great option for siblings. There are even some that can accommodate a baby in a car seat and a toddler.
Wheels and Shocks
The wheels and shocks on a stroller work similar to the way they would on a car, bike, or other wheeled vehicle. When designed well, they’ll make the ride a lot smoother. You’ll want to choose a stroller that has suspension to absorb shock as you go over bumps.
Something else to consider is choosing a stroller that can navigate a wide range of terrains. You don’t want to buy several strollers if you’re investing in a luxury stroller. Instead, choose one that can navigate several terrains. If you want something that can go to the beach, you’ll want to choose a stroller that has a three-wheeled design. Most jogging strollers also have a three-wheeled design.
The material of the wheels is also important. You’ll want to choose something that is durable and dependable. Plastic wheels go over sidewalk dependably, but not other terrains. Instead, choose one that has air-filled tires or those that are made of foam.
Finally, look for a stroller that has lockable front swivel wheels. Swivel wheels are nice because they easily turn over obstacles and can navigate through the city or on walking paths. Once you move into grass, gravel, sand, or other terrain, however, being able to lock them in place can make the stroller easier to maneuver. You’ll also want a lockable front swivel wheel if you plan on jogging, especially since if the wheel turns sideways while you’re jogging it can cause you to run into the stroller as it comes to a quick stop.
When you’re investing in a luxury stroller, it should be comfortable for both baby and parent.
The amount of padding in the seat can affect how comfortable your little one is. However, you’ll also want to be sure that the amount of padding doesn’t impede the airflow, especially if you are going to be doing most of your walking in the wintertime. Padding on the straps can also make your little one more comfortable.
Your baby will also appreciate a stroller that reclines. Strollers that recline near-flat are perfect for nap time, while being able to sit up will give them the chance to take in everything that is going on around them.
For parents, one of the biggest factors affecting comfort is the handle. When you’re buying a luxury stroller, it should have a height-adjustable handle. This ensures you won’t need to lean over or hold the stroller in an uncomfortable position to move it around. It’s also a major benefit for moms and dads with a height difference, since they’ll prefer different positions with the stroller.
Whether you’re traveling with a newborn or toddler, having adequate storage is important.
This is especially true for longer excursions when you’ll want to bring along diapers, wipes, a change of clothes, snacks, drinks, and toys to keep your little one entertained. At minimum, most strollers have an under-carriage basket that holds some items. Some also have side pockets, bag hooks, and parent’s organizers for added storage.
When you’re considering storage, pay attention to any recommended weight limits. If you load too much on the top of a stroller, it’s likely to tip over. Additionally, putting too much in the bottom basket can cause the basket to drag low-to-the-ground, which can make it harder to move over obstacles.
Something to consider when choosing luxury strollers is how easy they are to move around. While added features are nice, some can also add bulkiness or weight to the stroller. Some parents don’t mind this, while others prefer a lighter stroller designed for travel.
Think about how often you’ll be traveling with the stroller. Do you need something that can easily fold up and go inside your car? Or are you planning on primarily going around the corner to the park, so you aren’t as worried about how compact the stroller is?
The way that a stroller folds and unfolds also affects how easy it is to travel with. Some have a latch that keeps them closed or features like a single-hand fold. Some even have carrying straps, which makes it easy to sling the stroller over your stroller as needed, even if you’re carrying your baby.
Finally, you’ll want to consider which extra features are most important.
A child’s snack tray is generally a nice feature, especially for longer outings. Some models make a removable snack tray and others swing outward. This is nice for getting your baby in and out.
You might also want to consider options like a cup holder, parent’s tray, an attached toy bar, or a peek-a-boo window so you can keep an eye on your little one. These features aren’t necessary, but they can be nice to have.
Keep in mind that many more expensive strollers also come with the option to add on accessories. The different accessories might come at a higher price. However, they can make it possible for you to transport two (or even three) kids easily.
Other accessories might increase the storage of the stroller or provide extra benefits like a snack tray. To be sure about compatibility, you should buy accessories from the same manufacturer as the stroller.
FAQs About Expensive Strollers
What strollers do celebrities use?
Like most parents, celebrities want what is best for their babies. As most of them have extra money to spend, they don’t mind splurging on luxury strollers for their babies. There are several top choices among celebrities, including brands like UPPAbaby, Bugaboo, Nuna, Strokke, Cybex, Babyzen, Mima, Silver Cross, and Zuna.
While there are several models in each of these brands that have attracted some celebrities, three of the most popular are:
- Bugaboo Bee – used by Matthew McConaughey, Victoria Beckham, Hillary Duff, and Anne Hathaway
- UPPAbaby Vista – used by Zooey Deschanel, Olivia Wilde, Emily Blunt, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael Phelps, and Adam Levine
- UPPAbaby Cruz – used by Chrissy Teigen, Andy Cohen, Mark Zuckerberg, Hoda Kotb, and Topher Grace
You can find a more thorough list of your favorite celebrities and which strollers celebrities use here.
What is the best stroller brand?
It is hard to choose a best stroller brand, especially since the stroller that works best for your family is a matter of preference.
However, UPPAbaby seems to be a popular choice among people who want to choose a pricier stroller without paying $1,000 or more. The Cruz and Vista are both popular among celebrities and they come loaded with features even with a lower price tag than some of the other luxury strollers.
Are high-end strollers worth it?
One of the hardest things to do when you’re purchasing a luxury stroller for your baby is finding the balance between price and value.
One of the major benefits of the high-end strollers, aside from the extra features and added comfort, is that they usually have a high re-sale value. This means if you take care of the stroller and keep it in good shape, you should be able to recoup at least some of the total cost.
What you really want to think about is what stroller will work best for your little one. If you plan on spending a lot of time at the park in the summer, you’ll want to choose something comfortable that has good padding and adequate airflow. If your primary focus is going to be jogging, spring for features like an adjustable handlebar and padded grip to make the stroller more comfortable for you to use.
By considering which features matter to you most, you should be able to find the balance between what is included in a high-end stroller and the overall cost.
How can I find high-end strollers cheap?
Buying the most expensive stroller doesn’t always mean paying the highest price.
With higher-end items like luxury strollers, it’s not uncommon for them to go on sale or for companies to run promotions where you can save $100 or more on the purchase price.
Many companies also offer discounts when you sign up for their e-mail list. You may find that this expires after a certain amount of time, however, so be sure you’re ready to make the purchase when you sign up for the discount.
Another alternative for buying cheap luxury strollers is to look for them secondhand. Garage sales, thrift shops, and online marketplaces are all good places to look for secondhand expensive strollers. If you are going to buy secondhand strollers, make sure that all the safety features are still functioning properly. Take the time to unfold the stroller, check the seat belts, and make sure the brakes are working.
You should also do research before you choose a secondhand stroller. Look up the make and model, so you know which features to expect. This also lets you know which areas you’ll need to check out before you decide to purchase it.
Additionally, you’ll learn more about the price and what to expect so you can be sure you’re not overpaying for a used stroller.
Choosing the most expensive stroller is about picking what will work best for your family. Higher-end strollers have the benefit of having a high resale value, durable quality, and better features that make them a good investment for some families.
Our favorite luxury stroller was the Bugaboo Bee5 Complete Stroller. As a parent of kids with two years between them, the board that attaches on the front for the toddler was a nice added feature. I did wish it had a higher weight limit, however, it had all the basics we needed and offered a great ride for the boys.
Hopefully, this guide has been helpful in helping you find an expensive stroller that works best for your family as well.