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Kids grow up way too fast, don’t they?! But as they grow past their first few years, you’ll find they’ll still require some extra assistance getting around. After all, those growing legs get tired too — and wrangling with a four-year-old on the verge of a melt-down is a recipe for disaster.
That's where strollers for big kids come to the rescue!
A “big kid stroller” is specifically designed for older children who are on the verge of outgrowing their traditional stroller but still require a comfy ride. Whether it's a long day at the amusement park, a trip to the zoo, or simply navigating through busy streets, these strollers have your kid’s back!
Join us as we present our top strollers for big kids and discover the perfect ride for your not-so-little one!
Things to Consider
When it comes to choosing a big kid stroller, comfort and ease of use are key. You want one that's not too bulky or heavy to manoeuvre and fold. Equally important is ensuring your child fits comfortably, so make sure it meets their size requirements and offers room for growth — both in height and weight! Many strollers tap out on the weight capacity between 45 and 50 lbs, so look out for strollers that exceed this.
We’d also recommend assessing whether or not the stroller meets both your needs and the needs of your child. These are things such as roominess and helpful features for parents like storage space.
Does the stroller suit your lifestyle? Do you need one that is portable and lightweight? Or perhaps a jogging stroller, if you’re more active? All good questions to consider!
Lastly, consider the price and find a balance between the features you want and your budget. With a wide variety of strollers available, finding the perfect one for you, at an affordable price, shouldn’t be difficult.
Now that you know what to look for, let’s get to the top strollers for big kids!
- From newborn (with infant car seat or 6 months in seat) up to 55 lbs
- Stroller Weight: 13 lbs.
- Dimensions Unfolded: 44” L x 24.5” W x 30” to 43.5” H
Dimensions Folded: 31.5 L” x 24.5W ” x 9.75” H
The Pockit+ All City Stroller from Goodbaby is a stylish and lightweight companion that can hold kids up to 55 lbs. With a reclinable seat (to any angle) and a super lightweight frame, it offers ultimate comfort and convenience. The front wheel suspension system makes it perfect for urban parents, gliding smoothly on city surfaces. The Pockit+ All-City weighs just 13 lbs. and has a self-standing fold, making it easy to manoeuvre and store. Plus, its ultra-compact folding mechanism makes it airplane hand luggage compliant, ideal for travel! Also featured is a generous sun canopy for UPF50+ protection and the ability to turn it into a travel system for younger riders.
For more information, check out our in-depth review of the Goodbaby Pockit+ All City Stroller.
Baby Jogger City Mini GT2
- Suitable for children up to 65 lbs.
- Stroller Weight: 22.4 lbs.
- Dimensions Unfolded: 26.5" W x 42.1" H
Dimensions Folded: 12.6" L x 7.9" W x 19" H
Holding up to 65 lbs. is the City Mini GT2 from Baby Jogger! It's designed to handle any terrain, from smooth sidewalks to bumpy trails, thanks to its forever-air rubber tires and all-wheel suspension. Though it’s not an actual jogging stroller, the Mini GT2 has a ton of great features, such as upgraded fabrics in rich colours for a luxurious and comfy feel. A one-hand compact fold, adjustable handlebar, and hand-operated parking brake give you an extra dose of convenience.
Your child's comfort is ensured with adjustable calf support and a near-flat seat recline — perfect for naps on the go. The stroller also offers versatility with various customization options and accessories. Additionally, if a younger sibling is around the corner, you can turn it into a seamless travel system with Baby Jogger infant car seats.
For more information, check out our full review of Baby Jogger City Mini GT2.
BOB Revolution Flex 3.0
- From birth (with infant car seat or 8-weeks without) to 75 lbs (approx. 5 years)
- Stroller Weight: 28.5 lbs.
- Dimensions Unfolded: 46" L x 25" W x 45" H
Dimensions Folded: 38" L x 25" W x 16" H
Get ready for any adventure with the Revolution Flex 3.0 jogging stroller from BOB. Its mountain bike-style suspension and air-filled tires ensure a smooth ride on any terrain, from sidewalks to hiking trails. The adjustable handlebar accommodates parents of all heights, and the stroller offers ample storage with 6 pockets and an extra-large cargo basket. You'll appreciate the convenient features like the cell phone pocket, one-handed recline adjustment, and easy-remove rear wheels.
We love that the Revolution Flex 3.0 can effortlessly shuttle kids around until they are a whopping 75 lbs. The Flex 3.0 is also compatible with various infant car seat brands, features a durable frame, UPF 50+ sun protection, and a foot pedal parking brake. If you’re looking for an even larger capacity stroller for two, BOB offers the Duallie 3.0, a 100-lb. weight limit double stroller!
For more information, check out our full review of the BOB Revolution Flex 3.0.
UPPAbaby G-Link V2
- From 3 months up to 55 lbs. per seat
- Stroller Weight: 22.3 lbs.
- Dimensions Unfolded: 27.5″ L x 28.5″ W x 42″ H
Dimensions Folded: 40″ L x 20″ W x 14.5″ H
Life is double the fun with the G-Link V2 Double Umbrella Stroller from UPPAbaby! Designed to make your life easier, it's lightweight and narrow, perfect for manoeuvring through standard doorways and tight sidewalks. The stroller accommodates bigger kids up to 55 lbs. each, with independently reclining seats for their comfort. Protect them from the sun with extra-large canopies and UPF 50+ sunshades. The G-Link V2 features a simple fold, removable cup holder, storage pockets, and a spacious basket. Its all-aluminum frame and four sets of wheels ensure effortless manoeuvrability. Get ready for hassle-free outings!
For more information, check out our full review of the UPPAbaby G-Link V2.
Thule Urban Glide 2
- Suitable for children up to 100 lbs.
- Stroller Weight: 27 lbs.
- Dimensions Unfolded: 41.1 (length) x 27.2 (width) x 40 (height)
Dimensions Folded: 87 x 69 x 34 cm
The Urban Glide 2 from Thule is a top-of-the-line jogging stroller that combines style, functionality, and safety for active parents and their children. With a lightweight yet robust frame, it offers exceptional maneuverability, whether you're jogging or simply navigating through urban terrain. The front wheel is swivelable for easy turning but can be locked in place for jogging stability.
Your child's comfort is ensured with a padded, adjustable seat, while the five-point harness provides security. Parents will appreciate the ergonomic handlebar, large storage compartment, and convenient one-handed fold. With rear-wheel suspension for a smooth ride, the Thule Urban Glide 2 is the ultimate choice for active families seeking a versatile and reliable stroller.
For a more in-depth look check out our full review, here.
Bonus: Veer Cruiser
- Suitable from birth (with infant car seat) to 55 lbs. per seat
- Stroller Weight: 32.5 lbs.
- Dimensions Unfolded: 37″ L x 20″ W x 25″ H
Dimensions Folded: 37″ L x 20″ W x 14″ H
Okay, we know this isn’t a stroller, but stay with us. For those of us with squirmy kids, sometimes a stroller isn’t the best option.
The All-Terrain Cruiser Wagon from Veer is the world's first All-Terrain Crossover that combines the best features of premium strollers and wagons! With seating for two and 3-point safety harnesses, it ensures a safe and comfortable ride with lots of room to grow. Take on any terrain with its aggressive front suspension, large rugged tires, and rear wheel fenders. The durable aluminum frame and water-resistant fabric sidewalls make it built to last! It also offers ample storage space with multiple pockets and storage wells. The Veer Cruiser is compatible with infant car seats (adapters sold separately) and offers convenient features like adjustable handle height and a one-touch footbrake.
When your child outgrows the stroller seat (or simply can’t sit still for long) but still needs a little assistance, fear not! Many strollers can easily accommodate them with the help of accessories like a glider board. This nifty attachment allows bigger kids to stand on it while the stroller is in motion, providing a safe and convenient way for them to join in on the adventure! This is an easy way to keep them comfortable while they can still enjoy the ride. Win-win we’d say!
Big Rides for Big Kids
As we wrap up our journey through the world of strollers for big kids, it's important to remember it's all about adapting to your child's changing needs and finding the perfect fit. Whether you opt for a single or double stroller, consider the weight and size restrictions that best suit your little adventurer.
Of course, don't forget to factor in your budget! With a wide range of options available, there's a stroller out there to meet your needs without breaking the bank. So, get ready to explore, stroll, and create lasting memories with your big kid by your side!