Are you playing parent to not one… not two…but three children? If yes, then read on! Firstly, we commend you. Secondly, just how familiar are you with triple strollers? The stroller industry has not forgotten you. Triple strollers are a thing and thankfully, there is one to suit every need and every budget. Our philosophy is that a stroller should fit both your lifestyle and your children — or in this case, all three!
We took it upon ourselves to take a closer look at the market to find the best triple stroller. We identified key features that a parent to three little ones would find invaluable. Since these strollers run the risk of being too heavy, too bulky or too overpriced, we wanted to examine the market from every angle. We explored the foldability, weight and even durability of each one. We are pleased to report that strolling with three children is perfectly doable – with the right triple stroller, that is.
Top 5 Strollers Review 2018
In the end, we’ve narrowed it down to our personal top five picks of the lot. After hours of meticulous research and sifting through the feedback from actual parents, we believe one of these five strollers will offer you the best performance. We encourage you to make use of our comparison table to get a quick, overall idea of what you can expect from each one, and then go onto reading the detailed reviews. Our buying guide offers a more detailed breakdown of each of the characteristics you need to consider in a triple stroller. You can realize the value of different features, so you make the right investment. Now, let’s dive into the world of triple strollers…
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Valco Baby Tri Mode Duo X (Editor’s Choice)
Perfect choice for parents with three children of different ages: attach an in-fant seat to this incredibly robust stroller and make going out with all of your kids a breeze!
Peg Perego Triplette Piroet Stroller (Best High End Triple Stroller)
State-of-the-art stroller with a steering wheel for easy maneuvering, this model will grow with you little ones, from infant to toddler
Joovy Big Caboose Graphite Stand On Triple Stroller (Most Versatile Triple Stroller)
A great choice for families with kids of different ages, the Joovy makes going out for walks so much easier!
Foundations The Trio Sport (Best Lightweight Triple Stroller)
Take this stroller everywhere, thanks to its light weight and foldability. Parents will love the ergonomic handlebar and easy maneuverability
Obaby Mercury Triple Stroller (Budget Pick)
A great toddler stroller choice, ideal for parents looking for a simple stroller for daily walks, at a purse-friendly price point
- Weight capacity (each seat): 45 lbs (33lbs X Toddler Seat)
- Dimensions: 34 x 29.2 x 43 inches
- Weight: 34 lbs
- Foldable: yes
Extra features: all-terrain air tires, converts to triple stroller with X Toddler Seat (sold separately), easy one-step fold
OVERALL RATING: 9.9 out of 10
The Valco Baby Tri stroller is our winner for best overall triple stroller.
The Valco is a dual unit that can perform as both a double or triple stroller, depending on your needs. It does this through the addition of a toddler seat that clips on and off as required.
This stroller is most ideal for a family of two younger babies and one toddler or older child. While on the go, your older child will be able to jump into the stroller should he or she get tired of walking.
The handlebar is adjustable and wide enough to be comfortably pushed by both parents, if necessary. This stroller is a lot less bulky than other triple strollers.
Seat bags hang behind each seat and there’s a storage compartment under the stroller too. More than enough space for all your food, clothing and toys.
At such a reasonable price, the Valco manages to offer impressive quality and durability. Almost every part that could possibly come into contact with a child is padded. Even the over-body bars across the front are thickly covered. Your babies won’t knock their teeth on hard plastic if you go over a bump or two.
The wheels are “all-terrain” air filled tires that glide over just about any surface. We’d recommend purchasing yourself a portable hand pump to keep on hand in the event of a flat tire.
We particularly like that the two main seats recline fully and not just at a slight angle like some other strollers. This makes it suitable for newborns who can’t hold themselves upright yet.
All in all, this is a great overall product from Valco. It’s reasonably priced and a versatile option for families who have children of different ages.
- Reasonably priced
- Can accommodate two or three children
- Extra padded for safety and comfort
- Not compatible with car seats
- Tire pump not included
- Weight capacity (each seat): 45 lbs
- Dimensions: 68.75 x 22.5 x 43 inches
- Weight: 56.5 lbs
- Foldable: yes
- Warranty: 2 years
Extra features: travel system-compatible (no need for adapter for same-manufacturer car seats)
OVERALL RATING: 9.7 out of 10
The triple stroller designed to turn heads. Your family will be the talk of the town when you stroll past in this Peg Perego stroller. This unit was clearly designed with style in mind. In chic shades of black and grey, it’s complimentary to any occasion or outfit.
This stroller wins our best high-end category. We’ll admit it isn’t a cheap unit. It’s one of the most expensive strollers we’ve seen. But with luxury and comfort like this, you’ll have a hard time finding anything to beat it. Known to some as the Rolls Royce of baby strollers, the Piroet stroller is an all inclusive, no expense spared product.
Each individual seat has full reclining ability and extra safe seat harnesses. You’ll be able to use this stroller for each child from birth up to 45lb per child.
The Piroet includes advanced suspension that results in a much smoother ride for those who are on board the stroller. The handlebar sports a steering wheel for advanced maneuverability. You are also able to attach all three of your car seats with ease – need to purchase additional adapters, the stroller is car seat-ready as a standard feature.
The canopies are wide and can be extended into different levels of configuration depending on the preference of the child.
We will say that the on board storage could have been a bit larger and more easily accessible. We don’t doubt, however, that this isn’t the kind of stroller you want overloaded with baggage. Its interior should match the exterior.
This stroller is perfect for the new parent to triplets. It will grow with the kids and withstand the test of time
- Excellent suspension
- Easy to maneuver
- Extremely stylish
- Facilitates newborns and older
- Limited on board storage
- Weight capacity (each seat): 40 lbs
- Dimensions: 55 x 21.5 x 44.2 inches
- Weight: 32.3 lbs
- Foldable: yes
- Warranty: 2 years
Extra features: comes with two car seat adapters
OVERALL RATING: 9.6 out of 10
This Big Caboose by Joovy is our most versatile triple stroller. It’s versatile in the sense that it accommodates three children of varied ages with ease.
The two full seats are structured one behind the other. In a trolley-like manner, there is space for a third, older child to hop on board the stroller. This child would stand directly between the pushing parent and the first seat section of the unit.
We appreciate that this process doesn’t require any physical effort from the parent to achieve. No attachments, adapters or additional seats required. Simply hop on, hop off as needed.
The addition of a third child doesn’t require changing the shape of the stroller at all. In fact, when the third space isn’t in use, it usually goes completely unnoticed. This rear standing platform does double up as a bench should the third child desire to sit.
The seat-backs and foot-rests of the two main seats are fully adjustable. They feature snack and drink trays for each child.
The Big Caboose is 100% car seat adaptable and doesn’t require any additional mechanisms to use this feature. They clip on and off quite easily.
We love that the rear canopy is significantly larger than the front one. This is so the sitting or standing child in the back also benefits from some rear protection from the sun.
This is a dynamic, versatile unit for all families who need to cater for different-aged children.
- Car seat friendly
- Accommodates two or three children
- Wide dimensions when folded
- Weight capacity (each seat): 40 lbs
- Dimensions: 48 x 22 x 20 inches
- Weight: 34 lbs
- Foldable: yes
- Warranty: 1 year
Extra features: durable rubberized foam wheels provide shock-absorption, ergonomic handle
OVERALL RATING: 9.2 out of 10
Finally a triple stroller for the parent who can’t handle too much weight. The Trio Sport by Foundations is the solution to the demand for a lightweight stroller that can tandem accommodate three children.
This stroller is ideal for folding and storage because it weighs next to nothing & can easily be lifted to higher closets when not in use. This would also be the stroller that a traveling family would take along on their journey. Though the stroller overall is extremely lightweight, the framework is still impressively durable. Definitely capable of withstanding the rough nature of airport transit.
We’ll admit it bothers us a bit that only the front and rear seats recline — but perhaps this is perfect for your children’s preference!
Each seat offers a variety of buckle choices. You’ll have the option of single lap buckling or full body harness buckles. Some children don’t enjoy the feeling of a cross body strap and prefer the simpler lap belt.
The canopies are significantly smaller than other units on the market. However, their lime green coloring makes the stroller easy to spot from a distance. This is truly a security feature to ensure no one walks away with your babies in their stroller.
The on board storage is accessed by a zip-up window. Everything inside is completely secure and won’t fall out unexpectedly.
We would recommend this stroller to a family who spends a lot of time on the move and don’t need the extra weight.
- Attractive color
- Versatile seat belts
- Middle seat doesn’t recline
- Canopies are shallow
- Weight capacity (each seat): 33 lbs
- Dimensions: 32.3 x 42.5 x 40.2 inches
- Weight: 48.4 lbs
- Foldable: yes
- Warranty: 5 years
Extra features: 5-point durable harnesses, individually-adjustable recline positions
OVERALL RATING: 8.9 out of 10
You won’t be missed in this bright red stroller by Obaby. The Mercury Triple Stoller is our winner for the best budget stroller on the market.
While it may look like an optical illusion at first glance, the Mercury is a feature-packed unit worthy of a second look.
It’s one of the only triple strollers on the market to offer three, individual seats in a row. This isn’t very common. Triple strollers usually stack seats in front of one another, but we appreciate this design as it gives all three children access to the same view at the same time. No one is blocked by another seat, which is perfect to satisfy their curious minds—you can easily prevent them crying because of a fear of missing out on anything.
The great thing about the Mercury is that it can be maneuvered by either one or two people. If a parent finds him or herself strolling alone you would just use the two middle handles.
Since on board storage on this unit is limited, it helps that the open handles provide opportunity for extra baggage to be hung over them.
The biggest issue with this stroller is its foldability. It quite literally collapses backwards and flat. So the width isn’t reduced at all. This isn’t ideal for most car boots as they simply can’t handle devices of this size. On top of this, it’s quite difficult to carry when folded.
This aside, the Mercury is still a wonderful budget solution to triple strolling. Eight sets of double wheels provide maximum maneuverability and prevent the whole unit from drifting off in any direction. The tires are rubber — our personal preference for stroller tires. They’re no-flat and won’t leave you stranded, in need of a pump.
This stroller is most suited to the family who will be spending a lot of time in parks and open spaces. Due to its width, it isn’t the easiest device to push around a crowded space such as a mall or supermarket.
- Equal experience for all children
- Extra wide both when erect and folded
When it comes to triple strolling, practicality and performance are key. Yes, style and aesthetics are important too; But providing your three children with a safe and functional unit of movement is definitely a little higher on the priori-ty list. This buyers guide will lay out each key feature that should be consid-ered when buying a triple stroller. One by one you’ll be able to navigate your way through each specification and identify your points of preference. In turn, making your buying experience a whole lot easier!
Advantages of having a triple stroller
These are some of the advantages you can expect when investing in a triple stroller:
- No need to miss out on solo excursions, all children can be managed by one parent using the triple stroller
- There is ample space for both your children and all the luggage that comes with caring for them
- You’ll have peace of mind knowing all three kids are safely in one place
Features to consider when shopping for a triple stroller
It’s finally time to begin the process of narrowing down the top five to your number one. Let’s look at each worthwhile feature a bit more closely. Keep your personal lifestyle needs in mind and ask yourself: which triple stroller is best for you?
Since your stroller will be bearing the weight of three children, it’s imperative that the weight capacity is sufficient. Keep in mind that you also need the stroller to handle the weight of all the luggage you carry with you. The triple stroller you select should have a strong enough framework to support everything as a collective. Ask yourself:
- Does the combined weight of my children fall under the maximum weight capacity specified by the brand?
- Does the maximum weight capacity leave room for my kids to grow or is it very close?
- What is the feedback around wear and tear with children of specific weights?
Dimensions & Configuration
It’s evident three children require a bit more space than two or one. The stroller you pick should be of sufficient size so that comfort isn’t compromised. The last thing you want is for grumpy, cooped up babies who dread going for strolls simply because the stroller’s dimensions aren’t suitable. A good place to start is to find out if the stroller’s dimensions are fixed or if they can be configured as needed.
Weight of Stroller
Since you already have your hands full juggling three children, you need a stroller that doesn’t add to this weight. The more lightweight the stroller, the better. Brands will always specify the weight of a stroller so you will have this information on hand y reading specs. Consider your personal ability and how much weight you’ll be able to pick up when the stroller needs to be put away or ported. There are so many manageably-weighted strollers on the market, so in shopping around you’re sure to discover one that’s right for you.
Foldability & Folded Dimensions
A triple stroller isn’t something you can really leave erect, stored under the stairs or in the hallway like one might do with a single unit. Because of their size, triple strollers need to be stored away when not in use. The foldability and folded dimensions of a stroller are two of the most important points of consideration when looking to purchase. What is the size of the closet or car boot in which the stroller needs to fit? Can you fold the stroller up with ease or is it particularly tricky? If you arrive home with three hungry children you don’t want to waste a lot of time putting your stroller away.
Parking Mechanisms & Brakes
A rogue stroller isn’t something you can risk with three babies in the carriage. Brakes and parking mechanisms are of vital importance. Ensure that the wheel clamp of your stroller can withstand the weight of a heavy load, even when on an incline. Ideally, your triple stroller should have hand brakes built into one or both of the pushing bars for easy access. We wouldn’t recommend purchasing a unit without any brakes, as it could affect the safety of your children.
Since the mood of your children can be unpredictable, you need to be prepared for all eventualities. If one child wants to sleep and the other two want to observe the world the seating should allow for it. Look at whether your stroller has the option of individually reclining seats. This is usually a standard in strollers where the seats are arranged horizontally. Vertically arranged seating (one in front of another) may limit the reclining ability of the seats.
Adequate seat belts are of equal importance, whether you’re dealing with one child or ten. You need to ensure that the belt mechanism is child-proof enough to keep even your most restless offspring in place—particularly if you intend to use your stroller out in public. We won’t even get into the dangers a child can face should they escape the safety of their seat unbeknownst to the parent. Look at the Trio Sport by Foundations as an example as it offers excellent, versatile seat belt options all in one!
External Construction & Interior Comfort
Since triple strollers are housing three times the usual tenants, interior comfort is a must. It definitely isn’t too much to ask that there be sufficient space for snacks, beverages and stuffed animals at the same time. The exterior of a triple stroller should be well constructed and durable. It’s holding three times the weight of a conventional stroller and should be of sound, quality materials. A stroller with a strong exterior, yet soft, spacious interior is any parent’s dream. If you’ve got some dollars to spend then the Piroet Stroller by Peg Perego is a visual and practical pleasure when it comes to external construction and interior comfort.
Car Seat Compatibility
When on the go, it’s helpful to be able to clip your child’s car seat directly to the stroller and be on your way. This isn’t a standard feature in all strollers on the market. You will have to look at the brand’s specifications around this.
Since your stroller will be handling three times the weight, luggage, children and damage, a warranty is of great appeal. Though not all brands will include one, it helps to look more closely at ones that do just so you can be as covered as possible. Warranties are typically included in more expensive units. It’s sometimes worth paying a little extra for them as three kids already call for many expenses. This could help prevent spending even more.
A stroller should be 100% portable, no exceptions. These days most of us get around using our vehicles. Depending on your car, your triple stroller should fit absolutely effortlessly. You will, however, have to check the folded dimensions and compare it to your current vehicle’s available space, to confirm this.
Usually, yes. The stroller should arrive fully assembled in its folded position. There may be a few bits (snack trays, canopies etc) that you’ll have to clip on to complete the package but for the most part the stroller will be good to go.
Yes, most triple strollers have the option of removing one of the seats to reduce the numbers. This will be brand-specific, but it’s usually a standard feature of triple strollers.
The Valco Baby Tri Mode was our clear winner as the best overall triple stroller in our lineup. We adore strollers that allow for versatility and this unit does just that. The seat is optional and can be clipped on & off as necessary. It folds up in the blink of any eye, leaving more time to focus on your children.
The Piroet Stroller by Peg Perego really blew us away. Price tag aside, this really is a state of the art triple stroller. We like the attention to detail from the exterior inward. The all-black body isn’t often seen in everyday strollers, but is a plus, as it always looks stylish. To top it off, each child is offered equal amounts of room and next-level comfort.
Staying on the versatility trend, the Big Caboose by Joovy was our third in line. It’s another stroller that can adapt to either two or three children, depending on the situation. Even though the third child will jump on in the rear, they’re still covered by an extended canopy and can enjoy the ride in comfort. This is probably also the best folding triple stroller we have seen. It really does become compact and easy to store with one fold.
Time for you to take all our advice and pick the best triple stroller for your needs. We’ve taken care of the hard part. So… which one will it be? Your kids’ next ride can be in style and comfort!