Reversible baby strollers allow you to position your baby facing towards you or away from you, and often let you lay baby flat for naps or straight up for active toddler sightseeing. Made popular by Bugaboo strollers, the reversible style is now available from several companies. These reversible strollers all have a different set of features, and they come in a wide range of prices. If you're looking for a reversible baby stroller, one of these strollers is sure to fit your budget and needs.
The Cameleon stroller is at the top of the Bugaboo product line, and has the most extensive feature list of almost any reversible stroller. For upwards of $800, you get a stroller with incredibly smooth steering, air tires, adjustable handlebar, 3-position reversible recline, removable basinette, underseat bag, aluminum frame, rain cover and mosquito net. Optional car seat adapter lets you attach a Graco or PegPerego infant car seat to make a travel system. Weight limit - 40 lbs.
This stylish version of the Infinity stroller was designed by Jon Bon Jovi and Tico Torres. The Rock Star Baby Stroller has a removable basinette, swiveling air tires (lockable), rain cover, height-adjustable handle and several recline options for the reversible seat. Cool, neutral colors and a sleek frame make this a stylish stroller choice with many of the features of more expensive models at nearly half the cost.
The ultra-modern look of the Stokke Xplory sets it apart from other reversible baby strollers. The 45-pound weight limit is a bit higher than other strollers, and the extensive feature list includes a lightweight aluminum/plastic frame, rubber tires, shock absorbers, padded baby insert, adjustable height, shopping bag and rain/sun hood. The height of the stroller seat is popular with toddlers who want to get a better view of surroundings. The Xplory stroller can be used as a high chair, too.
The Frog is the stroller that started the Bugaboo craze and made reversible strollers popular. The suspension system and air tires give baby a smooth ride on any terrain. Easy folding, swiveling front wheels, multi-position recline and a removable basinette add convenience for parents. The Bugaboo Frog sells for more than $700, and also includes a maintenance kit, sun canopy, underseat bag, mosquito net and rain cover. A car seat bar and wheeled board for a second child are sold separately.
I'Coo Infinity is one of the few reversible strollers to come in at under $300, finally making reversible stroller style available to budget-minded parents. The Infinity stroller lacks the removable basinette of more expensive reversibles, but has an adapter for Graco infant car seats. The swiveling wheels allow for smooth steering, and the sturdy aluminum frame will safely carry your child through the toddler years.
The Quinny Buzz reversible stroller was difficult to find in the U.S., but retailers have recently responded to parents' requests and are stocking the Buzz with greater frequency. This European stroller has a very cool gas-spring unfolding mechanism, so you only need one hand to get the stroller ready for baby. The single front swivel wheel can be locked, and the suspension system gives a smooth ride. A safety bar, height-adjustable handle and a "Buzz-box" bag for your gear make the Quinny Buzz convenient for everyday use or for jogging.
Fisher Price has included popular style details on their reversible stroller, known only as the Infant to Toddler Stroller. This stroller costs only $250, mere pennies compared to other reversible strollers, but has the same front- and rear-facing seat, aluminum frame, front swivel wheels, pneumatic rear tires and sun shade as the pricier models. The weight limit, 33 lbs., is slightly lower than other strollers. A removable infant pad keeps smaller babies comfy during travel.
The Peg Perego Venezia stroller offers traditional stroller looks in a reversible model. All four wheels swivel for excellent steering, and the retractable car seat anchors hold the Primo Viaggio infant car seat, sold separately, to create a travel system. When baby is facing the parent, the Venezia stroller resembles a classic pram, and when facing front, it looks like a standard stroller. Includes storage basket, cup holder, bumper bar and 3-position reclining seat. Weight limit - 45 lbs.
The Gecko is Bugaboo's ode to minimalism, featuring the classic Bugaboo style but with fewer features and a slightly lesser price. The Gecko has nearly all of the features of the higher-priced Cameleon except that you cannot use the stroller seat separately, the handlebar height is not adjustable, the swivel wheel suspension is not adjustable and the storage bag is smaller. The Gecko reversible stroller sells for more than $600 and offers plenty of comfort and style for your baby.