One of the hardest decisions for new moms is finding a baby stroller that best fits your needs—and when you’ve got triplets or three tots who are close in age, you need all the help you can get. How do you choose the right triple stroller that lets you stay in control and keeps babies safe and happy? Well to start, you can browse through our roundup of the 10 best triple strollers to fit every lifestyle and budget. These options make it a breeze to ferry your kiddos from point A to point B—and all the places in-between.
Best Overall Triple Stroller
The Valco Baby Tri-Mode Twin EX Stroller is an all-terrain model that easily converts to a triple stroller with the addition of a toddler seat. The best thing about this buggy is that it’s less than 29 inches wide, which makes it much easier to navigate through crowded sidewalks and narrow doorways. Plus, it scores extra points for its adjustable footrests and handlebar, which ensures a perfect fit for babies and mom.
Buy it: Valco Baby Tri-Mode Twin EX, $640, Amazon.com
Best Triple Stroller Travel System
The Triplette, by Italian stroller brand Peg Perego, is nothing if not versatile. It has three fully reclining, reversible seats that can face forward or backward, plus they can be folded compactly. Paired with three Primo Viaggio car seats (sold separately) that attach directly to the frame, the Peg Perego triple stroller is the perfect all-in-one travel system. Weighing in at 60 pounds, it’s solid and sturdy, but still easy to maneuver thanks to its steering wheel handlebar.
Buy it: Peg Perego Triplette, $1,150, Amazon.com
Best Triple Jogging Stroller
If you have the time and energy to run with three babies, you deserve a great triple jogging stroller to make your workout easier. The BeBeLove Triple Jogging Stroller can handle almost any terrain, and with two wheels in the front, it won’t tip over. The wheels are fixed, which prevents wobbling and vibrations that are uncomfortable for you and babies. There’s one drawback to this side-by-side triple jogging stroller, though—it sells out quickly.
Buy it: BeBeLove Triple Jogger, $550, Amazon.com
Best Triple Tandem Stroller
The Foundations Trio Sport Tandem Stroller is designed to take good care of babies. The seats recline separately, and have adjustable height positions and a five-point harness that secures them in place. What’s more, the canopy has UV protection and peek-a-boo windows that let you keep an eye on your little ones. This triple stroller weighs in at 54 pounds, but it has a surprisingly compact fold that makes it easy to throw in the trunk.
Buy it: Foundations Trio Sport Tandem Stroller, $399, Amazon.com
Best Triple Umbrella Stroller
The British have always excelled at stroller (or “pram”) design, and the O Baby Mercury Triple Buggy is no exception. This lightweight (37 pounds) side-by-side triple stroller features independently reclining seats that can accommodate children of all ages, from newborns to toddlers (the weight limit for the seats is 33 pounds). One drawback: The width of the O Baby is 43 inches, so it doesn’t fit through a standard doorway. This pram can also handle any weather, rain or shine—the O Baby comes with a cover to keep your tots dry, and on sunny days the seat hoods can be moved to provide maximum shade. You can also buy a separate UV-protection parasol that’s a snap to clamp on and off and sits on a flexible pole that’s easy to adjust.
Buy it: O Baby Mercury Triple Buggy, $345, Prams.net
Best Triple Stroller with Sit and Stand
The Joovy Big Caboose is the only triple stroller that offers a built-in, standing platform and a rear bench seat, which makes it ideal if you have an older child. One of the most versatile options on the market, the Joovy Big Caboose has two full-size seats that come with universal car seat adapters, and an optional rear seat caboose converts the rear bench seat into a full-size reclining one. All-wheel suspension guarantees a smooth ride, and the narrow width makes it easy to go through doorways and store aisles.
Buy it: Joovy Big Caboose, $399, ToysRUs.com
Best Triple Stroller for Growing Families
The UPPAbaby Vista is a durable stroller that’s perfect if your long term family plan ultimately includes three kiddos. It comes with a bassinet and a reversible reclining seat, and you can add on another bassinet/seat combo as well as a ride-along board as your family grows. The UPPAbaby can also be used with car seats if you purchase the correct adapters. The large wheels and sturdy frame make it ideal for parents who do a lot of walking, but the weight of the UppaBaby with only one seat is about 26 pounds, so it’s not the best choice for throwing in and out of the car.
Buy it: UPPAbaby Vista, $900, BuyBuyBaby.com
Best Cheap Triple Stroller
What passes for “cheap” in the world of triple strollers is all relative, but the Child Craft Sport Triple Stroller offers a lot of features for not a lot of money. The most impressive one is the SafeBrake system that engages the brake automatically when the handle is released, so you never have to worry about forgetting to lock the stroller. Stadium-style seating offers a good view for each passenger, and the seats recline far enough to accommodate infants. This stroller has an extra-large storage basket under the seats to stash all your stuff, and folds up easily and compactly.
Buy it: Child Craft Sport Triple Stroller, $333, Amazon.com
Best Triple Decker Stroller
Think of the Runabout Triple Stroller as the SUV of baby buggies. It’s big, it’s strong and it’s built to last. This stroller has a titanium steel frame; rear-wheel drum brakes that let you stop on a dime; big, no-rust aluminum wheels that make it easy to push and airless tires that will never go flat. The seats recline slightly, but the Runabout Triple Stroller isn’t designed for little ones who can’t yet sit up yet. At 53 inches long, it fits into an SUV or minivan but not your standard sedan, though you can purchase an optional car carrier that attaches to the rear of your automobile.
Buy it: Runabout Triple Stroller, $1,899, ComfortFirst.com
Best Triple Stroller for Hauling Kids and Stuff
For walks to the farmers market or trips to the zoo, you need something that can hold all of your kids and all of their stuff. The Radio Flyer Triple Play Wagon seats three wee passengers 18 months or older (with seat belts for safety, of course), and has an extra-large, expandable rear storage bag that folds away when not in use. This triple stroller has extra-large, Dura Tred tires for a more comfortable ride. An optional wagon canopy keeps kids cool and protected while they take in the 360-degree views.
Buy it: Radio Flyer Triple Play Wagon, $368, Amazon.com
Published December 2017