We Love, You Need: The Best Baby Strollers of 2012. Which One Should You Buy?

Ready to buy your baby's first set of wheels? Don't start shopping until you've read our expert and parent-tested reviews of the best strollers! (20 Photos)

Kate Bayless on Jan 17, 2013 at 9:11AM

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Inglesina Avio

Inglesina Avio

a Kate Bayless on Jan 10, 2013 at 2:18PM

Expert Rating:

Stroller Stats
Weight Capacity: 3 months to 55 lbs.
Stroller Weight: 22 lbs.
Dimensions: Assembled 43" x 34" x 19.5"; Folded: 36.6" x 19" x 12.6"
Carrycot/bassinet option? AVIO Bassinet, $170
Car seat adapter? Available for Peg Perego, $39, and Graco, $59
Price: $499
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Expert Review:
At only 19.5" wide, the Avio is a narrow, city stroller with plenty of extras. The comfy, forward-facing seat offers four levels of recline and three leg rest positions to ensure your child can be comfortable for long rides. The huge sun canopy can rotate all the way down to the bumper bar when the seat is upright, and the peekaboo window and reflective strips on the side provide peace of mind for the parent. The Avio comes with a handful of accessories including a rain cover, bumper bar, bassinet adaptors and cup holder as well as a roomy (though shallow) underseat basket. Maneuvering is easy, but the small, rubber wheels make the Avio better suited for smooth sidewalks and indoor strolls. While it's a boxy fold, the stroller is simple to close and will fit easily in the trunk of a small car.

What We Love:
Narrow design; easy to maneuver in tight spaces; simple fold; integrated cup holder and included rain cover; roomy underseat basket; one-handed steering

What We Wish It Had: a reversible seat; all-terrain tires; deeper underseat basket

Great for: tight spaces and narrow store aisles; sidewalks and indoors

Bottom Line: The narrow frame of the Avio makes it ideal for city sidewalks and store aisles, while the number of included extras are a perk for babies and parents.

Parent Rating:
"The best thing about the style is that it's narrow. Living in the city, I need my stroller to take up as little sidewalk as possible. Also, the narrowness doesn't seem to take away from the comfort. There is still padding all around the baby."

"Super-easy to turn around tight corners and simple to open or close."

"It would be nice if the underseat storage was slightly bigger and more closed. It seems as though things can fall out."

"It would be nice to have the option of bigger tires with treading so you could take the stroller on bumpy dirt paths."

-- Stephanie and her newborn from Brooklyn, NY

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