The Best Accessories To Trick Out Your Stroller

Do you want to turn your hand-me-down Graco into the Porsche 911 Roadster Express of Library Storytime? Have you always dreamed of putting your baby in one of those faux sheepskin stroller burrito bags even though it’s not actually that cold out? Or do you just want someplace to rest your giant coffee while you pull that CVS receipt your baby has been chewing on out of his mouth?

Either way, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our list of all the best gear to trick out your stroller.

Cupholders (because: coffee):

Best Stroller Accessories: cup holder

Guzzie+Guss Universal Cup Holder

  • Well-reviewed
  • Can fit any stroller
  • Only $20
  • Can apparently hold 55 lbs of liquid which is approximately how much coffee new moms need
  • Cons: does not do well with enormous big gulps. Apparently does not attach well to snow blowers (according to one reviewer).

Best Stroller Accessories: cup holder

JL Childress Cup ‘N Stuff Stroller Pocket

  • Also well-reviewed
  • Can fit any stroller
  • Only $10
  • Fully adjustable fabric/velcro straps that stay put and can handle a heavy load
  • Insulated to keep drinks hot or cold
  • Mesh around the exterior can hold keys or a very small flip phone in case it’s still the 90’s
  • Designed to withstand folding/ crushing/ torture from small children


Best Stroller Accessories: cup holder to trick out your stroller!

OXO Tot Universal Stroller Cup Holder 

  • $19
  • Designed to hold many types of cups, including double handle sippy cups
  • Has a quick release button allowing you to detach it to fit through doors
  • Can attach to different parts of your stroller to make your coffee consumption both safe and efficient
  • Attaches easily and without any special tools

There are also many of these that are not universal, but designed specifically to attach to the stroller you bought.



Best Stroller Accessory Gear: Toys, cup holders, locks and more

Whoozit Activity Spiral

  • “Wacky”
  • Colorful, interactive, did we mention “wacky”?
  • Doesn’t attach well to all strollers
  • Can easily be unwrapped and moved from stroller to car seat to jumperoo
  • $20

Best Stroller Accessories: Lamaze Clip & Go Moose Mortimer

Mortimer the Moose

  • Is a moose wearing a scarf
  • Great for teething
  • Squeaky body, activity legs (just like me!)
  • Durable, easy to clean
  • Well reviewed and loved by babies everywhere
  • Small, just clips on
  • $15

Best Stroller Accessories: Tiny Love Take-Along Arch, Sunny Stroll

Tiny Love Baby Take Along Sunny Stroll

  • Large arch that attaches over baby and offers many different types of amusements, from crinkly thing to pully thing to mirror thing
  • $20
  • Can be attached to almost anything, and used to amuse your baby so you can do things like pee and eat food


Sun Shields:

Three main types: small adjustable shades, giant umbrellas (not practical, bulky, and weird), and stroller covers.

Best Stroller Accessories: Buggygear SunChaser UPF 50 - Silver/Platinum

Buggygear SunChaser

  • Alternative to full coverage covers
  • You’ll retain good visibility of your baby, so you won’t miss an instant of her trying to figure out how to eat her own boogers
  • Can be repositioned over baby to cover wherever the sun is shining
  • Would not be ideal for winding paths where you may look like an insane person constantly readjusting this thing

Best Stroller Accessories: Summer Infant Rayshade Stroller Cover

Summer Infant Rayshade Stroller Cover

  • Hidden pocket for bottles, keys, emergency chocolates
  • Water-repellent
  • Offers more extensive shade and protection than traditional covers
  • Folds up for convenient storage
  • About $15

Best Stroller Accessories: Fan

Dreambaby Stroller Fan

  • Because you want your baby to resemble the lady at the office who puts on one of these and fans herself with papers when the room hits 65 degrees


Any swaddle blanket will do in a pinch

Best Stroller Accessories: aden + anais Classic Muslin Swaddle Blanket 2 Pack, Jungle Jam

aden + anais Classic Muslin Swaddle

  • Just cover your stroller or car seat with a lightweight, breathable blankie or cloth and voila

note: make sure you aren’t trapping in the heat like tinfoil on a casserole – any covering should be loose and allow air flow.

Many shades can be stroller-specific, so check out what’s available for your stroller-of-choice too.



Best Stroller Accessories: organize your stroller

Stroller Organizer, Universal Fit By Ethan & Emma

  • Dual cup holders are deep and secure
  • Includes cleverly-designed zip off pouch that stores in the stroller, but removes for you to take with you when you need it (for your valuables)
  • Well-reviewed best-seller
  • $30
  • Mesh and zippered pockets
  • Fits most strollers- great for umbrella strollers!


Best Stroller Accessories: stroller organizers

Skip Hop Grab and Go Universal Fit

  • Simple, like the Marie Kondo of organizers
  • Made out of neoprene, aka wetsuit material, so good for insulation (and very sporty)
  • Stretchy drink holders to handle those venti coffee days
  • Detachable wallet/phone pouch with wrist strap
  • About $23




Best Stroller Accessories: diaper bag ideas

JJ Cole Grips Stroller Attachment

  • If your diaper bag doesn’t come with hooks that attach it to your stroller handles, you can invest in clips like these that will do the job (this will keep your stroller bag right where you need it – in front of you – and you won’t have to carry it)


What Should You Add to Your Stroller? Think King Mighty Buggy Hook for Stroller, Wheelchair, Rollator, Walker, 2 Pack

Think King Mighty Buggy Hook

  • Well-reviewed
  • Strong, aluminum hooks with velcro straps
  • Great for purse or diaper bag

Canopy covers and Bunting bags:

Stroller Accessories: baby car seat cover

Carseat Canopy

  • Good for mild temperatures (not particularly warming or cooling)
  • Complete coverage (fully covers all of your baby while they’re in their seat)
  • Cute chevron design
  • For car seat that clicks into stroller
  • Does the job of protecting babies from wind, cold, sun and the wandering pointer fingers of touchy strangers in the grocery store
  • $25


Stroller Accessory: cozy stroller cover

JJ Cole Original Bundleme

  • Perfect for very cold weather
  • A warm little sleeping bag for your baby
  • Top is adjustable and removable for temperature control
  • Wish this came in adult sizes and I could be strolled around in a fuzzy sleeping bag, permanently
  • Forces baby to keep their damn socks on because they can’t reach their feet to pull them off and throw one into a black hole, never to be found again

Note: I don’t recommend the Bundle Me for an infant car seat because the padding goes behind them and that’s no bueno in a crash. I would recommend the Car Seat Cover for a safer ride.


Baby Mosquito Net for Strollers, Carriers, Car Seats, Cradles. Fits Most Pack'n'Plays, Cribs, Bassinets & Playpens. 44 x 48 Inch, Made of White, Portable & Durable Baby Insect Netting

Cuddls Bug Net Cover

  • Basically, mosquito netting for your stroller (can use with pack n’ play too)
  • protection against bugs, bees, mosquitos & flying insects
  • Keeps your baby cool
  • Tropical vacation, anyone?


Winter stroller mittens from 7AM Enfant

7 A.M. Enfant WarMMuffs

  • At first glance, these may seem dumb but they are actually brilliant because they stay with the stroller bar – not on your hands
  • Easy to access your baby, your phone, your coffee without dropping or losing a mitt



Keep your stroller safe with a stroller lock


Buggyguard Anti-Theft Retractable Stroller Lock

I think it takes a special kind of asshole to steal a baby stroller, but they are pricey so it happens.

  • Extended cable length to loop through one or two wheels or lock your buggy to any stationary object
  • 4 digit resettable combination dial; Perfect so you don’t have to worry about losing any keys
  • Fits all strollers and keeps lock tucked out of the way until you’re ready to use it; Also doesn’t interfere with collapsing the stroller


Stoller lights are a great way to keep everyone safe on night walks
These handy little fellas are less for showing you the way, and more for announcing your presence when strolling in the dark. Like fireflies that say “Look out for my baby, or I’ll cut you” except they won’t die in one night.
  • Fits most strollers
  • Battery operated LED lights that COME WITH THE BATTERY!
  • According to the manufacturer, you can also clip them to your kid if you want to take it to the next level

So there you have it – strolling in style. What else would you add?


Related: Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock Review

Great ideas for fun ways to trick out your stroller. Whether it's summer, winter or just must haves to stay organized, this post has some great tips!

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