by Anna Karsten

Best Toddler Wagon Strollers

There comes a time when your toddler gets fussy about sitting in a stroller. The same goes for the preschoolers who think they’re too ‘grown up’ to sit in a stroller. They’d rather walk like a grown-up they say, only to end up getting tired soon and leave you the burden of carrying them.

What do you do in these instances? Depends on the situation. EIther get a travel stroller that’s small enough to carry or if you have multiple kids get a toddler wagon stroller!

What is a Stroller Wagon vs a Regular Wagon?

Wagons are pulled only. Stroller wagons give you the option to pull them or push them as if they were a stroller.

Plus, most stroller wagons have enough room for at least two kids, if not more, with enough space for snacks and lounging.

Stroller wagons definitely offer more space, giving you enough room to pack up everything you need so for many parents they replace double strollers but most cannot be used for kids who don’t sit upright on their own.

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Are Stroller Wagons Worth It?

Toddler wagons are perfect for taking to the beach or picnics.

The added benefit of a wagon stroller is that you also have enough space to carry all the toddlers’ essentials or to put your toddler backpack with portable toys, blankets, milk bottles, juice or water bottles, diapers, snacks, and everything else you might need.

Is a stroller wagon must-have? Absolutely not. I believe that many things became a must-have because of how it’s been portrayed on social media (umm… Doona stroller for example), but a wagon is

In all honesty, I think wagon strollers are definitely a thing for multiple kids, rather than just one. While they’re totally a US thing (I’m yet to see one in the wild in Europe – and mind you, I’m European and spent an extensive time there haha!).

As I live in Utah (where people have 5+ kids usually) wagons are THE thing and I’ve seen every single model in every single situation (and what helped me make up my mind). One hack I discovered is that wagons can surely work like pack and play for sleeping babies when older siblings are playing.


You can find toddler wagons for all types, from simple daily use wagons to tough all-terrain wagons that you can also take hiking. Here are some of the best toddler wagons currently on the market!


There’s no one-fits-all stroller wagon. None of these models are bad, but they can suit different necessities, sizes and pockets.

  • Best Overall: it depends on your needs – there’s no ONE BEST
  • Best All Terrain: Veer Cruiser Stroller Wagon
  • Best Portable: Evenflo Pivot
  • Best Budget: Radio Flyer Stroller Wagon
  • Best Canopy: Keenz Stroller Wagon
  • Best for Growing Families: Wonderfold Wagon W4


#1 Highest Weight Limit Wagon Stroller – Wonderfold

Dimensions: 41.5 x 24 x 38.5 inches

Maximum Capacity per Seat: 150 lbs

Carrier Weight: 34 lbs

Made of polyester with an alloy steel frame, the Wonderfold W2 is more than just a wagon. It’s THE wagon among parents.

The steel frame ensures it’s strong while lightweight and easy to pull.

Front and back handles make pushing and pulling easy, while the 5-point harnesses ensure the kids are locked in.

The PU tires mean you don’t need to pump it, and the foot brake makes stopping easy. Easy to fold down, this wagon can carry up to 150 lbs, so your children can use it for quite a few years. But…

Many parents opt for their 4-seater model, even if they “only” have 2 kids, just to have extra space (with 2 kids on the 2-seater the only space you have under their seats – or no space if it’s an older model like W1 without the raised seats).

Now, if you actually have 3+ kids keep one thing in mind. Each seat can hold 45 lbs. I know kids who weigh this much at 3-3.5 years, but the average is 4 years for boys. So if you think this wagon might hold your entire family considering that the baby cannot ride in it until he/she can sit upright well it the oldest sibling might not be over the weight limit before the youngest joins.

For me personally raised seats are a must in the winter and autumn. While many people don’t go out that much when the weather isn’t nice and sunny when kids get into the wagon without raised seats their shoes bring all the mud in. It can get pretty nasty inside and if you have a toddler still mouthing everything or a toddler who doesn’t want to touch anything dirty (I have both, LOL!) then raised seats as a must!

Keep in mind that while it’s great, it’s a big thing to carry. If you have a smaller car or are petite it might not be the best choice.

PROS

  • Removable seat pads & raised seats
  • 5 point harnesses
  • Detachable rare basket
  • All-terrain tires
  • Canopy
  • Push and pull modes

CONS

  • No door
  • Big (even bigger if you get a 4-seater) & folds pretty big
  • Cannot be used by infants (no bassinets or car seat attachments)

Wonderfold W1 2-Seater Wagon Stroller
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#2 Best All-Terrain Stroller Wagon – Veer Cruiser

Dimensions: 37 x 20 x 25 inches

Maximum Capacity per Seat: 110 lbs

Carrier Weight: 32.5 lbs

This sturdy all-terrain wagon stroller from Veer is perfect for use in mud, sand, or snow!

Made with military-grade aluminum that can withstand extreme adventures, front swivel wheels with suspension, and knobby rear tires for better utility on different terrains.

The Veer cruiser also has rear-wheel fenders to stop mud and water spray on wet days, while the stain-resistant fabric is washable to ensure cleanliness.

It also allows for the bed to be turned into a bassinet for a baby. Extremely versatile this stroller has a built-in removable snack tray and collapsible footwell that’s perfect for bigger kids!

You can buy an extra basket for it, because there’s not as much space as in other wagons. However, the basket makes the wagon really long and somewhat hard to navigate. Steering, with or without a basket, is this wagon’s biggest complaint and I’m not the only one who thinks so – I once overheard someone say that this wagon lives up to its name because it veers, and there’s a lot of truth to it.

PROS

  • ASTM compliant and JPMA certified
  • Car seat can be attached and has a bassinet
  • Perforated seats for ventilation

CONS

  • You need a big budget
  • Hard to steer
  • heavy

Veer Cruiser Premium Wagon Stroller
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#3 Spacious Double Canopy Wagon Stroller – Evenflo Pivot Xplor

Dimensions: 45 x 27 x 39 inches

Maximum Capacity: 110 lbs

Carrier Weight: 35 lbs

Easily changing from stroller mode to wagon mode with the flip of a handle, the Evenflo Pivot Explore is every parent’s dream.

These Evenflo wagon strollers with their solid beefy tires are perfect for every terrain.

The UPF 50-plus sunshades are retractable, the seats are well-padded to protect little bottoms, and there is a footwell for the larger kids. Each can decide whether they want a canopy or not, which is super cool!

The storage space at the back can be used for storing essentials while the tray table is made for two. It’s easy to access and store everything without it having to fly around.

Be it a trip to the store, the beach, or a hike outdoors, this affordable wagon stroller is a bargain! Another plus is that it’s car seat compatible with an adapter and it’s hackable to a bassinet for an infant (but then the second child has to walk).

One thing that’s unique is their dropdown feature – kids don’t have to jump in and you don’t need to put them in, because one side just lowers down allows for easy access.

It also has a function to add a stroller seat on top of it, but quite frankly I don’t get it because it sits above other kids so it’s slightly odd.

The biggest and only con of this wagon is that it’s being strangely promoted for kids up to 5 years old. I tested it and was about to buy it until I noticed a small caveat – “it’s only suitable for kids up to 39″ tall” – which is basically an inch taller than my toddler is now and he only turned 2.5. Unless you have very petite kids this can only be used up to 3 years of their age, 3.5 at the most

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PROS

  • Easily convertible from wagon to stroller
  • Folds small
  • Handle converts from push to pull
  • Retractable and reversible sunshades
  • Car seat compaticle

CONS

  • Only suitable for kids up to 39 inches

Evenflo Pivot Explore All-terrain Stroller
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#4 Low Cost Convertible Stroller with Canopy – Radio Flyer

Dimensions: 40. 94 X 21. 26 X 40. 55 inches

Maximum Capacity: 150 lbs

The kids love this one! Made of 44% Steel, 35% Polyester, 21% Plastic, the Radio Flier is perfect for two kids, sometimes even three when in bench mode.

It features a canopy for sun protection that’s also waterproof, seatbelts, and a flat area that children can also use as a bed.

Since there aren’t any seats, this EZ Wagon with a canopy gives the children a chance to move around freely.

It’s also really easy to fold and put in the trunk of most sized cars and it’s one hand fold, which is a lifesaver in many situations. So it’s really perfect for a low-budget toddler wagon (or those who don’t like bulky items).

PROS

  • Easy to fold compactly
  • Converts to a bench
  • Duraclean seats
  • Handle magnet

CONS

  • Children need to be 1.5 years old
  • Slightly flimpsier than competitors
  • Lack of raised seats

Radio Flyer EZ Fold Convertible Wagon Stroller
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#5 Best 2-in-1 Convertible Stroller – Baby Trend Expedition 2-in-1 Wagon Plus

Dimensions: 42 x 27 x 44 inches

Maximum Capacity per Seat: 110 lbs

Carrier Weight: 42 lbs

Built to last, the Baby Trend Expedition is easy to convert from a wagon to a stroller.

Plus, it features the Seat2Mat that converts from 2 individual seats to one large mat, making playtime or lying down perfect!

The flip-over basket can be removed and used as storage for toys, water, snacks, and other items your kids might need.

The UPF 50+ canopy with mosquito netting keeps your kids protected and safe.

Plus there’s an extra pull-handle for when that bit of extra effort is needed!

PROS

  • Comfy and sturdy
  • Very roomy
  • Compatible with a universal car adapter

CONS

  • Bulky & heavy
  • No full shade

Baby Trend Expedition 2-in-1 Stroller Wagon Plus
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#6 Best-Value and Durable 2-Seater – Keenz 7S Stroller Wagon

Dimensions: 34 x 19.4 x 34.6 inches

Maximum Capacity per Seat: 110 lbs

Carrier Weight: 32 lbs

This versatile wagon stroller is perfect for bigger children.

Features 5-point harnesses with 3 adjustable heights, adjustable handlebars, peaked roof with built-in sunscreens (even a drop-down mesh “curtains” for nap times), and washable interiors.

The Keenz 7S also has all the accessories you can think of – from a cup holder to a cooler bag, as well as a canopy storage bag and a storage cover.

With pivoting front wheels for added functionality, this durable and easy-to-clean stroller is reliable.

Although I do think Keenz is a fantastic wagon, the biggest cons of it are the lack of raised seats or any sort of footwell, so kids have to sit in their own debris from shoes.

It also folds gigantic – if you have an SUV it will take most of the trunk. Also, keep in mind that if you ever plan on traveling with it you might not be able to gate check it because it’s too big to fit into the scanner. Various airlines will not allow you to go to the gate with it.

One thing to mention about it, along with Wonderfold actually, is that when you’re shorter (below 5’3) you won’t be able to see much when pushing it because the canopy is in the way. Which makes is a hazard.

PROS

  • ASTM certified
  • Durable and lightweight aluminium frame
    Accessories are included
  • Easy to collapse

CONS

  • Pricy
  • No raised seats
  • Folds bulky

Keenz 7S Wagon Stroller
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#7 Most Comfortable Wagon Stroller With Best Shades – Jeep Deluxe Wagon Stroller

Dimensions: 46 x 29 x 46 inches

Maximum Capacity per Seat: 110 lbs

Carrier Weight: 46 lbs

The Jeep by Delta Children functions in three modes – wagon mode, stroller mode, or car seat mode.

It may not have a footwell, but it’s spacious enough for 2 kids to sit and play comfortably.

With tons of storage space, easy-drive airless tires, and a one-step parking brake, the Jeep is the perfect combination of comfort and functionality.

The Jeep has been around since 1941, creating gear for life’s little adventurers!

NOTE: This model has been out of stock for a while and there are rumours it’s getting replaced by the new Hercules by Delta Children model. Jeep hasn’t confirmed or denied these rumours.

PROS

  • All-terrain tyres
  • Swivel front wheels for easy manouverability
  • Roll down shades
  • Car seat compatible

CONS

  • Requires effort to collapse

Jeep Deluxe Wagon Stroller By Delta Children
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Points To Consider While Choosing A Wagon Stroller

Can You Take a Wagon to Disney World?

Many people replace their strollers with wagons or buy them specifically for extended trips. Unfortunately, in case of Disney it won’t work.

Disneyworld has banned all wagons regardless of the size and only accepts certain dimensions of double strollers – one of a few accepted side-by-side is ZOE Twin Stroller.

Wagons are also banned in some amusement parks due to accidents when pulling. Truth to be told, I’ve personally seen a horrific accident at the local ZOO where everyone was pulling wagons with kids unstrapped and in a crowded spot two crashed making one of them fall and kids flew out hitting their head on the pavement. Don’t be that parent at the crowded spot.

Is It Easy To Assemble?

Some strollers may be easy to use but might take forever to fold and unfold. Take into consideration if it’s going to be something that you or your partner can assemble on your own or whether you’ll need to hire someone to do it.

Does It Have An Entry Door?

Most wagon strollers have entry doors for the children to get in, but some require you to pick them up and put them in, or for the children to climb in. Is this something you or your children are comfortable with?

What Is The Weight Limit?

Now, most strollers are made to take the size of at least two children, so the weight shouldn’t be a consideration. But, these wagon strollers are really useful even after the kids have grown to ages 5 or 7. I’ve had friends use theirs for a lot longer. The weight you’re allowed to port might not be a big deal now, but as the kids grow it will make a difference, especially when traveling long distances.

Does It Have a Canopy?

Who needs a canopy you’d think? We have umbrellas, raincoats, and hats. But really, try keeping the little one from taking those off in the rain. The canopy comes in handy to protect them from rain, as well as from the hot sun in the summer.

Does It Take Up Space?

Most toddler wagons are built to contract into smaller sizes for storage, but some are just bulky. Do you have enough place to store the wagon? And if you don’t, does it fold down easily?

Can You Clean It Quick?

After a day on the beach or in the park, there’s bound to be mud and sand on the wagon, not to mention the dropped food and juice. Is it easy to clean this out? Most wagons have easy clean or easy wipe seats. But I prefer the wagons that just need to be hosed off in the night and are dry again by the next morning.

However, I must say that wagons without raised seats are pretty messy in the winter or autumn when kids enter with muddy and wet shoes. It can get pretty nasty inside and if you have a toddler still mouthing everything or toddler who doesn’t want to touch anything dirty (I have both, LOL!) then raised seats as a must!


There are so many features to take into consideration while choosing the best toddler wagon for your little ones. I hope this guide has given you a few points to consider while making your decision. If you have any other questions, comment and let me know!

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