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List of brands we tested in this review.
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Recommended retail, or the price we paid at the time of testing.
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- Seat and pram bassinet – a main seat and additional bassinet for a newborn.
- Side by side – two seats next to each other.
- Tandem – one seat in front of the other.
- Single + toddler seat – a single-seat stroller with additional toddler seat attached at front or rear.
Passed key safety tests
Our test is based on the Australian standard for strollers, AS/NZS 2088:2013. We carry out various tests, including checking that the harness straps are adjustable and of adequate length; the child is securely restrained; folding mechanisms are safe and secure; and there are no sharp edges or possible entrapment points for fingers or limbs. We also test the stability of the stroller and that the brakes work well.
Ease of use score
The ease of use score is our assessment of the seat recline functions, using the harness, and various activities such as loading and unloading the basket, using the brakes and locking the front wheel. Our testers fold and unfold the strollers, push them over rough terrain, up and down stairs and through doorways, and even assess how easily they fit into the boot of a family car.
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Our performance score is based on selected tests to AS/NZS 2008:2013. Models that pass all tests score 100 for performance; models with very minor failures score 80; models with other failures score 65 or less, depending on the severity of the failures. We test to the mandatory standard from 2000 too, but our recommendations are based on the latest voluntary standard which we believe is better at targeting issues around stability and harness safety.
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Stroller weight (kg)
Stroller weight in kilograms including supplied accessories, rounded to the nearest 0.1kg.
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Passed durability tests
Durability tests are based on Australian standard for strollers, AS/NZS 2088:2013. Our testers put the strollers on our 'rolling road' rig for 64 hours at a speed of 5km/h. All the strollers are also attached to a machine that continuously simulates the action of mounting a kerb. These tests show whether anything breaks, falls off or stops working properly after regular use.
Height adjustable handle
Seats suitable for newborn
Whether one, both or neither of the seats can recline fully to create a flat sleeping surface for an infant. We note if models come with bassinets or require an additional purchase.
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Overall score
- Performance score
- Ease of use score
- Passed key safety tests
- Passed durability tests
- Reclining seats or backrests
- Good points
- Bad points
- Year tested
- Number of wheels
- Reversible handle
- Reversible seat direction
- Height adjustable handle
- Seats suitable for newborn
- Front bar or tray
- Rear brakes
- Maximum recommended weight of each child (kg)
- Bottom basket capacity (kg)
- Stroller weight (kg)
- Width (cm)
- Height (cm)
- Depth (cm)