If you have a Tall toddler, you know the struggle: strollers that leave your kid cramped and whining for freedom, and earn you undeserved judgment for putting a too-tall child in a too-small stroller. We understand, though—it’s not that you don’t care. All parents want their kids to be as comfortable as possible in their strollers! It’s just that finding the right one can be so difficult, you aren’t sure where to start.
Our buyer’s guide will explain what constitutes a tall toddler, as well as how to measure them properly to find a stroller that will fit. We’ll also showcase some of our favorite models, all of which are designed for kids with above-average heights, or meant for older kids, too.
Baby Trend Expedition LX Travel System
Thule Urban Glide Jogging Stroller
Cybex Agis M-Air3 Baby Stroller
Urbini Hummingbird Stroller
How do I know if my toddler is especially tall?
Your child’s pediatrician will be able to tell you what percentile he or she is in, and whether or not they’re tall for their age (and by how much). It’s usually a matter of genetics, where one or both parents are also tall, but can sometimes seem to come out of nowhere in a family of short or average-height people.
There are also certain medical conditions that can affect a person’s height, so consult your child’s pediatrician if you have any concerns. This guide is not intended to diagnose or treat any condition.
As for what’s “average” versus “tall,” here are the standard height ranges for toddlers by age:
29.2” - 30.5”
29.2” - 30.5”
30.5” - 31.8”
29.9” - 31.2”
31.7” - 33.1”
31” - 32.5”
32.7” - 34.3”
32.1” - 33.8”
2 Years to 2½ Years
33.8” - 37”
33.2” - 36.6”