5 Best Strollers for Short Moms

 – the 5 best strollers for short moms complete review!

As a short mom at 5’1, I also made the new mom/rookie mistake of buying a stroller without considering the handlebar height and the strain it could have on your arms and back. After having to struggle with a really tall stroller, I finally learned that I could have done more research that factored in my height before choosing a stroller. This would have saved me the time and trouble of having to buy and return one stroller for another one. 

To help other short moms out there not have an easier time choosing the best stroller for their height, I thought this would be a great article to put out there! In this post, I am sharing tips on picking the best stroller for a short mom and also giving a full review of the 5 best strollers for short moms!

Tip #1: the ideal stroller handlebar height for short moms is somewhere between 38-40 inches (above ground) max. This means for example, if you are around 5 ft 2 inches you shouldn’t get a stroller with a handlebar height that is more than 40 inches above the ground. 

Tip #2: Second thing to note is that it is always best to have an adjustable stroller handlebar instead of a fixed handlebar height. If the handlebar is adjustable between the heights of 35 inches to 40 inches for instance, you can comfortably adjust it to your desired height. And if you get a stroller with between the heights of 35 to 50 inches you and a taller spouse can both comfortably use the stroller. The handlebar height can be adjusted to a suitable height for either parent.

Now for top 5 strollers for short moms!

1. Baby Jogger City Mini GT Stroller 

YSG Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)

Handlebar Height: 30″ – 43.5″ (Recommended Height: 4 ft 10 inches – 5 ft 10 inches)

Coming in as no. 1 on the best strollers for short moms list is the Baby Jogger City Mini GT stroller! The stroller has an adjustable handlebar that lets you adjust the handlebar height between the ranges of 30 inches – 43.5 inches above the ground. This makes it a great fit for really short moms who are around 4 ft 10 inches tall! And also great if you have a partner that is slightly taller or really tall as the stroller handlebar height can be adjusted to fit a person with a height of up to 5 ft 10 inches. This makes the stroller a great fit for both short and tall parents (height between 4 ft 10 inches and 5 ft 10 inches)! 

The City Mini GT stroller is the best stroller for short moms not just for its adjustable handlebar feature but also because of the stroller quality and additional features it has to offer. Contrary to what its name might suggest, the Baby Jogger City Mini GT is NOT a jogging stroller. However, it is an all-terrain stroller designed to give you and your baby the smoothest ride on smooth or rough terrain. It is an everyday stroller designed with multiple features (quick-fold, hand-operated brakes, car seat compatible, multi-position recline, etc) that give you and your baby the best time while using the stroller. As an all terrain full-featured stroller, if you get easily annoyed with bumpy and hard to maneuver strollers, then the City Mini GT is a great option to go for. The stroller is quite reasonably sized at 22 lbs in weight, and is sturdy enough to carry up to 65 lbs.

Read below for the full list of features:

Baby Jogger City Mini GT Stroller Features

All Terrain Wheels: The City Mini GT is an all terrain stroller because it comes with all terrain wheels that allows you take your stroller anywhere you want. Gives you a smooth and easy ride on all terrains.

Quick Fold: The stroller comes with a quick-fold feature that saves you the hassle of folding up the stroller manually. The auto lock feature locks the stroller in place once it’s folded up.

Adjustable Handlebar: I feel it’s always important to have adjustable handlebars on a stroller. Allows you to fit the stroller handle to fit whoever is pushing the stroller. Saves you the uncomfortable hunching.

Hand Operated Brakes: Another great feature of the City Mini GT stroller is its hand operated parking feature. I find it much nicer and easier than toe/feet activated brakes.

Car Seat Compatible: The City Mini GT stroller can also be converted into a travel system by attaching a car seat to it. However this is only suited for newborns and babies with a max. weight of 35 lbs. This makes the stroller a nice option if you have a newborn or plan to have one in the future.

Multi-Position Recline: The stroller is able to recline into an almost completely flat position. This is great for giving your kid comfort.

UV 50+ Extendable Ventilated Canopy: The stroller comes with a sun proof extendable canopy. You can also open up the two ventilation windows to allow air in and out of the stroller, and best of all, to keep an eye on your little one.

Rear Accessible Basket: The stroller includes a rear-only accessible basket for storing your on-the-go items. The basket is not humongous, but is decent sided enough to fit stuff like spare diapers, bottles, snacks, etc.

Child Weight: At only 22 lbs, the stroller is sturdy enough to support a child’s weight of up to 65 lbs.  

Likes
  • Easy and quick fold
  • Folds up small and compact
  • Rolls great on rough terrain
  • Smooth and easy to maneuver
  • Large canopy
Dislikes
  • Basket quite small and access restricted to the rear
  • Stroller seat doesn’t go completely upright

Best Jogging Stroller for Short Moms

2. BOB Revolution PRO Stroller

YSG Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)

Handlebar Height: 33.5″ – 50.5″ (Recommended Height: 4 ft 10 inches – 6 ft 8 inches and above)

Next on the 5 best strollers for short moms list is the BOB Revolution Pro stroller. This stroller also has an adjustable handlebar that can be adjusted between the ranges of 33.5 inches to 50.5 inches above ground. The Revolution PRO is also a great fit for really short moms who are around 4 ft 10 inches and also great for a taller partner of up to 6 ft 8 inches and above! If your partner is taller than 6 ft 8 inches, then this stroller would still be a great fit as the handlebar height can be adjusted to up to 50.5 inches above ground!

While the above Baby Jogger City Mini GT stroller can be considered the best all terrain stroller for short moms, the BOB Revolution Pro stroller is the best jogging stroller for short moms! If you’re looking for a stroller that is primarily for jogging, then this is the best stroller option to check out. The Revolution Pro is designed mainly as a jogging stroller that handles different terrains: grassy, gravel or sandy terrain. It is often considered too bulky to be used as an everyday stroller however, a lot of parents use it as an everyday stroller when they can’t afford to spend the extra cash on a second stroller. If you don’t mind the bulkiness, the Revolution Pro still does great as an everyday stroller – it includes multiple features like – car seat compatibility, hand-operated brakes, one-hand recline, e.t.c. 

BOB strollers are popular for being super sturdy which is what you’d get with the Revolution Pro – a super sturdy, high quality all-terrain jogging stroller. 

Read below for the full list of features!

BOB Revolution PRO Jogging Stroller Features

All-Terrain Air Tires with Suspension System: The stroller tires are able to conquer all terrain and the suspension system gives you a bump-free ride especially on rough terrain.

Hand-Activated Brakes: The stroller has both hand-activated and foot-activated brakes. Using the hand-brake is a better alternative when running/driving downhill and you can’t use your foot. Provides more control and safety while on a run.

Lockable Swiveling Front Wheels: It includes the lockable swiveling front wheel that allows for better maneuverability.

Car Seat Compatible: This stroller is also car seat compatible and accepts infant car seats from –  BOB Gear, Britax, Chicco, Graco, Peg Perego, Cybex, Maxi Cosi and Nuna. Note: the car seat and car seat adapters need to be purchased separately.

Newborn Stroller: By replacing the stroller seat with an infant car seat, you can travel with your newborn aboard the stroller. 

One-Hand, Multi-Position Recline: The stroller seat is able to recline into multiple positions without requiring you to free up both hands. Your kid can either sit up straight, lay flat for a nap, or in between.

5-Point Harness: The stroller seat has a 5-point harness system that keeps your baby safely strapped to the stroller seat.

Adjustable Handlebar Height: The stroller handle bars can be adjusted to a preferred height. Lets you adjust the handlebar to the height of the parent using the stroller.

Large Storage Basket: This stroller also includes a large storage basket.

UPF 50+ Stroller Canopy with Peek-a-Boo Window: The stroller has a sunproof canopy that protects your baby against harmful UV rays, and also includes a peek-a-boo mesh for increased ventilation.

Child’s Weight: The stroller weighs 30.5 lbs and is able to carry up to 75 lbs of child weight.

Likes
  • All terrain wheels with suspension system
  • Hand activated brakes
  • Height adjustable handlebars
  • Carries up to 75 lbs
Dislikes
  • A bit pricey
  • No child cup holder or trays
  • Stroller weighs up to 30.5 lbs

3. Baby Jogger City Select LUX Stroller

YSG Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)

Handlebar Height: 38.5″ up to 42.5″ (Recommended Height: 4 ft 10 inches – 5 ft 8 inches)

Next on the 5 best strollers for short moms list is the Baby Jogger City Select LUX stroller. The stroller also has an adjustable handlebar that allows you to adjust the handlebar height between the ranges of 38.5 inches and 42.5 inches. While this stroller is great for short moms with heights atround 4 ft 10 inches, it is not suitable for really tall partners like the above strollers. It is more convenient for people with heights between 4 ft 10 inches and 5 ft 8 inches.

Compared to the above strollers, the Baby Jogger City Select LUX stroller is able to convert from a single stroller to a double stroller. And by attaching a glider board, it can accommodate one more kid making it a three kids stroller. Coming in as the no.3 best stroller for short moms, the City Select LUX is also the best convertible stroller for short moms. With the option to convert from a single to double to triple stroller, the City Select LUX is a perfect stroller for growing families with multiple kids a few years apart. 

Ranked as one of the best convertible strollers on the market, the City Select LUX stroller is not only designed with great features, but comes with 16 possible configurations. The stroller is able to convert into a wide variety of stroller types: could be a travel system, a double stroller, triple stroller, a pram, or a regular single stroller. Its stylish design, great quality and number of features earns it its spot on the 5 best strollers for short moms list.

Read below for the full list of features:

Baby Jogger City Select LUX Stroller Features

Convertible Stroller (Single-Double-Triple Stroller): The main feature of the City Select LUX stroller is that it can easily be converted from a single to double or triple stroller. The stroller can be configured to fit one to three kids. If you have two kids or you’re expecting twins or triplets, this is one of the best strollers to look out for. By attaching an extra seat, you can fit two kids/twins on the stroller. And by attaching the glider board, you can carry an extra toddler. 

Note: the additional seat and glider needs to be purchased separately.

Car Seat Compatible: One of the configurations of the City Select LUX stroller is the option to replace the stroller seat with a car seat, turning it into a full travel system. By combining the car seat and stroller, you get a high quality, affordable travel system. In addition, the stroller allows you to fit car seats from other brands by simply attaching them with the city select car seat adapter.Note, both the car seat and car seat adapter has to be purchased separately.

Carrycot Compatible: In addition to being car seat compatible, the stroller is carrycot compatible. You can easily replace the stroller seats with the carrycot, converting the stroller into a stylish pram. Note, this also needs to be purchased separately from the stroller.

Newborn/Toddler Stroller: By replacing the stroller seat with a car seat or carrycot, you can safely carry a newborn aboard the stroller. Once your newborn is old enough, you can switch back to the stroller seat.

Adjustable Handlebar height: The stroller handlebar can be adjusted between the heights of 38.5 to 42.5 inches. 

All-Terrain Wheels and All-Wheel Suspension: The stroller also includes all terrain wheels with a suspension system that ensures you and your baby have a smooth bump-free ride on all terrain. 

Locking Swiveling Wheels: This feature makes the stroller easy to maneuver. Allows you to round those corners much easily.

Large Extendable UV 50+ Protection Canopy: The stroller includes a sunproof canopy to protect your kid from harmful UV rays. Unlike regular fabric used in most stroller bassinets, the City Select LUX has a canopy fabric that helps prevent up to 98% of harmful UV rays from reaching your kid. This is quite nice for hot weather and prevents skin damage.

Ventilated Canopy: The stroller has an open-close ventilation flap and mesh that helps to improve ventilation when needed. It is placed right above the stroller canopy and serves as a nice window to peek through to spy on your kid.

Multi-Position Recline and Leg Rest: The stroller has a multi-position recline and a leg rest that both provide added comfort for your kid. It is perfect for your kid to sit upright or lay back to take a nap.

Reversible Stroller Seat: This feature provides you with more stroller configuration options. You can adjust the stroller seat to be either forward facing or backwards facing. Allowing your kid to either face you or face the world when preferred.

5-Point Harness: In terms of safety, the stroller has a 5-point harness that helps to keep your little one strapped safely into the stroller seats.

Compact Fold Quick Fold: Once the slider and additional seats have been detached, the stroller folds up quite nice and compact allowing for easy carrying and storage. 

Stroller Basket: This stroller includes a large sized basket for storing your on-the-go essentials. 

Child Weight: Each stroller seat is able to hold a max child weight of 45 lbs each. And on the glider board, a max weight of 60 lbs.

Likes
  • All terrain wheels
  • All wheel suspension system for smooth ride
  • Adjustable handlebar height
  • Large sunproof canopy
  • Convertible feature for multiple children
Dislikes
  • Quite heavy when used as double or triple stroller
  • Expensive. Additional costs for all accessories

Best Double Stroller for Short Moms

4. Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double Stroller

YSG Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Handlebar Height: 30″ – 43.5″ (Recommended Height: 4 ft 10 inches – 5 ft 10 inches)

Next on the 5 best strollers for short moms list is the Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double stroller! Compared to the above strollers, this is a double stroller option for short moms. It also has an adjustable handlebar that allows you to adjust the handlebar height between 30 to 43.5 inches above ground. This makes it a great stroller for short moms, and also great for a partner that is up to 5 ft 10 inches tall.

As the name Baby jogger might also suggest, this is not a jogging stroller. However, Baby Jogger is very famous for developing high quality strollers that stand out as the best amongst other strollers on the market. The City Mini GT Double stroller is no exemption. It tops the list for the best double stroller for short moms as it includes features that make it worth your time and money. The City Mini GT Double stroller is an all-terrain everyday stroller for carrying twins or two toddlers. Its all terrain wheel and wheel suspension gives a smooth ride on both rough and smooth terrain. The best strollers should always have these two features to ensure a smooth ride, especially when traveling with two kids. 

Weighing 32.6 lbs, the stroller is quite sturdy and able to carry up to 100 lbs (50 lbs for each kid). In addition to its sturdy build and high quality, the stroller comes with all the features you’d hope to have in an everyday stroller. 

Read below for the full list of features:

Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double Stroller Features

All Terrain Wheels and All-Wheel Suspension: The stroller wheels are designed to conquer all terrains – sandy, grassy, gravel and snow. The all-wheel suspension system helps to provide a smooth, bump-free ride. 

Car Seat Compatible: The main feature of the City Mini GT Double stroller is the car seat compatibility. Using a car seat adapter you can replace the stroller seat with a car seat, turning it into a full travel system.Note, both the car seat and car seat adapter has to be purchased separately.

Quick Fold: The stroller comes with a quick-fold feature that saves you the hassle of folding up the stroller manually. The auto lock feature locks the stroller in place once it’s folded up.

Multi-Position Recline: The stroller seats are able to recline into an almost completely flat position. Provides comfortable sitting and is great for your kids taking a nice nap.

Large Extendable UV 50+ Protection Canopy: Another reason to love the City Mini GT double stroller is because of its large extendable canopy, which provides your kids with full coverage. You can adjust between having no coverage or full-coverage for your kids. I’ve always liked this feature cause I find it nice and comfortable for when your baby is sleeping, and for keeping out the sun.

Ventilated/Peek-a-boo Canopy: In addition, the stroller canopy includes an open-close ventilation mesh that helps to improve ventilation when needed. And also serves as a nice peek-a-boo window to spy in on your kids.

Adjustable handlebar height: The stroller comes with an adjustable handlebar, that allows you adjust the stroller handle to suit a shorter or taller parent.

Large Stroller Basket: A stroller is only complete when it has a nice large basket for holding your on-the-go items. The City Mini GT double stroller includes a large basket that makes it standout when compared to other strollers.

5-Point Harness: Safety is always important when picking a stroller for your child, so it’s another bonus that the stroller comes with a 5-point harness. Helps keep your little one strapped safely into the stroller seat.

Stroller Accessories: The City Mini GT double stroller provides room for a lot of accessories which you can purchase separately. This includes a parent console, child tray, rain cover, a travelling bag, or a glider board for another toddler.

Child Weight: Weighing 32.6 lbs, the stroller is able to carry max. child’s weight of up to 100 lb, which is 50 lbs for each kid.

After analyzing parents feedback and reviewing the City Mini GT double stroller, here are the likes and dislikes.

Likes
  • Hand brakes easy to reach and use
  • Adjustable handlebar height
  • Fits tall toddlers
  • Swiveling and locking front wheels
  • Can attach child tray and parent tray
  • Fits through most doors
Dislikes
  • Not so compact fold
  • Harness sometimes hard to handle

Best Lightweight Stroller for Short Moms

5. GB Pockit Plus Stroller

YSG Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

Handlebar Height: 37″ (Recommended Height: 5 ft 2 inches and below)

Lastly, for a lightweight option for the best strollers for short moms is the GB Pockit Plus lightweight stroller! Compared to the above strollers, the handlebar height is non-adjustable and is only comfortable for short moms with a max. height of 5 ft 2 inches. If taller you might find it a bit annoying to use as you’d have to slouch a lot when using the stroller. But for short moms of 5 ft and below, this is a great lightweight stroller option weighing only 12 lbs!

It is a very simple, lightweight stroller with all the basic features you’d need in a stroller. It folds up into the most compact dimensions you can easily fit it into a backpack or carry it as an airplane overhead luggage. The best feature of the GB Pockit Plus is its super compact fold that makes it even more travel friendly, for planes, small cars, or simply carrying with you in a backpack. Although it is super lightweight, it is able to carry a child’s weight of up to 55 lbs and is also car seat compatible for newborns.

These features and lightweight earn the GB Pockit Plus it’s spot on the best strollers for short moms list!

Read below for the full list of features:

GB Pockit Plus Stroller Features

Lightweight Car Seat Compatible Stroller: The GB Pockit Plus is one of the lightest car seat compatible strollers available on the market at just 12 lbs. It accepts any of the Cybex infant car seats allowing you to carry your newborn aboard the stroller.

Compact Stroller: The stroller folds up into the dimensions: 14 L x 12 W x 7 H inches. It is not just compact enough for airplanes but great for small cars, small apartment spaces and great for travel. 

Airplane Stroller: The stroller is lightweight and folds up so compact, you can take it with you on an airplane. You can fit it into the overhead storage compartment inside the airplane. 

Sunproof Stroller Canopy: The stroller includes a decent sized sunproof canopy that provides your kid with some shade and protection against harmful UV rays.

Stroller Basket: As an essential feature for all strollers, the stroller has a decent sized stroller basket for storing your on-the-go items.

Recline Strap: The stroller includes a strap that allows you to easily recline the stroller seat to a convenient position for your child. Allows you to adjust from an upright sitting position to more relaxed sitting positions.

5-Point Harness: In terms of safety, the stroller has a 5-point harness that keeps your kids safely strapped to the stroller seat.

Child Weight: The stroller can carry a child’s weight of up to 55 lbs.

Likes
  • Affordable lightweight stroller
  • Very compact fold and easy to store
  • Lightweight and sturdy stroller
  • Car seat compatible
Dislikes
  • Small stroller basket
  • Doesn’t have a flat recline for naps

Conclusion: 5 Best Strollers for Short Moms

Finding a stroller for short moms isn’t so hard. You just need to know what to look out for then you can easily choose the right stroller. For short moms, the ideal stroller handlebar height should be 40 inches and below. Anything more won’t be ideal and only lead to uncomfortable rides and experiences with the stroller. It is also ideal to have adjustable handlebar strollers so you can easily adjust the handlebar height when you need to. Either for when you wear high heeled shoes or when a taller partner uses the stroller!

After considering the stroller features, quality, style, and handlebar heights, the above are currently the best strollers for short moms to check out!

Note: This review was created using data collected on multiple forums, store reviews and product features. I hope it has provided you with enough information to help you make your purchase decision!

If you have any questions or if something isn’t entirely clear to you, do not hesitate to contact me or put down your comment below. Thanks for reading, and happy shopping!!

xx Krista

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