Best Strollers for 2023 - When is the best time to buy?
You may not have known that many strollers are marketed by year just like cars. Each year brings major new releases and product updates across the industry. And like cars, sometimes the updates are purely cosmetic, and other times the updates are major platform overhauls. I know for me, it’s always so frustrating to buy an expensive product just for the newest version to come out a month or week later. So if you’re shopping for strollers in 2022 and 2023 this article will help map out the best time of year to purchase your stroller.
Before I go into the specifics by make and model, I want to point out that there are two trade shows to pay attention to:
The Kind + Jugend (K&J) baby gear expo in Cologne, Germany is typically where huge brands like Thule, UPPAbaby, Bugaboo, and many others showcase their upcoming launches. K&J happens in September so manufacturers can launch new products the following March/April after Chinese New Year.
The ABC Kids Expo, in particular for US consumers, is the other trade show to watch. This American trade show is usually held in Las Vegas in May. While relatively few launches happened at ABC 2022 we did see major debuts in the Veer Switchback convertible stroller and the UPPAbaby Mesa Max infant car seat.
But not all launches happen in March/April and not all strollers get updates. In fact, with COVID, there have been much fewer changes and updates recently as many engineers and designers haven’t been able to freely travel from their country of origin to China where the bulk of strollers are manufactured.
Here are the major baby gear brands with the most recent updates for 2023, and what my current predictions are for their changes!
UPPAbaby Strollers 2023
UPPAbaby used to use the annual calendar like clockwork, show new Vista and Cruz strollers in fall and deliver in the spring, but since COVID things have not been like that.
UPPAbaby Vista V2 2023
UPPAbaby Cruz V2 2023
UPPAbaby Minu V2 2023
UPPAbaby Ridge 2023
UPPAbaby G-Luxe, G-lite, and G-link 2023
Nuna Strollers 2023
One of the nice things about Nuna is that they rarely make physical changes to their strollers, but the downside is that lately, they’ve been making frequent changes to their colors. Here is what you can expect from Nuna in 2023.
Nuna Mixx Next 2023
Nuna Demi Grow 2023
Nuna TRIV 2023
Nuna TRVL 2023
Bugaboo Strollers 2023
For many years, Bugaboo strollers have stayed somewhat static with few updates to their platforms and little innovation, but times have changed. We have seen new products, and updates to their core line over the past few years. Let’s see what we think Bugaboo has in store for 2023.
Bugaboo Fox 3 2023
Bugaboo Donkey 5 2023
Bugaboo Bee 6 2023
Bugaboo Butterfly 2023
Babyzen Strollers 2023
The Babyzen company was just sold to Stokke in 2022, for the moment I'm betting that Stokke will wait for their operational dust to settle before making any changes to their Babyzen YOYO2 2022 stroller.
Babyzen YOYO2 2023
Bob Gear Strollers 2023
Bob Strollers rarely see significant updates so I would be surprised if we saw any physical updates for their strollers in 2023. You can still see the current BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 2022 or BOB Alterrain Pro for 2022, and BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 Duallie 2022 here. And you can sign up for alerts about the BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 2023, BOB Alterrain Pro 2023, and BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 Duallie 2023 here.
Thule Strollers 2023
Thule typically doesn't put their strollers through annual upgrades, favoring major overhauls every few years instead.
Thule Shine 2023
Thule Urban Glide 2 2023 and Thule Spring 2023
Bumbleride Strollers 2023
Most of the mechanics haven’t changed but the 2022 models will see upgrades to the parking brake, bumper bar; along with new colors, up-cycled fabrics made from even more plastic bottles, and plastic free packaging. The world wide shipping delays are ongoing so have flexible expectations when you see these listed as August/September/October.
Bumbleride Indie 2023 & Bumbleride Indie Twin 2023
Bumbleride ERA 2023
Bumbleride Speed 2023
Silver Cross Strollers 2023
Silver Cross Wave 2023
Silver Cross Comet 2023
With the Silver Cross Reef 2022 first premiered in May of 2022. I'm not holding my breath for any changes in it for 2023. You can still see the current Silver Cross Reef 2022 here and sign up for alerts about the Silver Cross Reef 2023!