If your stroller is hot and you’re not, a stroller fan can help you stay cool while you navigate the wilds of daily life with your kids. We’ve spent more than 40 hours researching stroller fans, talking to safety experts, and testing 17 fan models on two different strollers over the course of two years. And we’ve found the best stroller fan to keep you and your kids cool, comfortable, and safe.
|1||Battery Operated Stroller Fan||9.7|
|2||WiHoo Mini Handheld Stroller Fan||9.6|
|3||Stroller Fan – 65H 12600mAh Rechargeable Fan||9.6|
|4||SkyGenius Battery Operated Stroller Fan||9.6|
|5||Portable Stroller Fan||9.1|
How We Evaluated Each Product
We tested each fan on a hot day in Southern California, with the help of a group of parents and kids. First, we measured the noise each fan produced on its highest setting (we tried to place the fans as close to each other as possible for this part of the test).
After recording our results, we placed the fans in the strollers and installed their power cords. We then took 5-month-old twin boys for a walk around our neighborhood, pushing them in their respective strollers. At each stroller, we noted how easy it was to install the fan, how well it fit in the stroller, and how easy it was to operate it.
We also kept an eye on how the fans affected our kids. The 5-month-olds slept through this part of the test, but we used an infant doll to see how easily the fans could block a baby’s face from the sun and breeze.
Battery Operated Stroller Fan
Why We Loved It
The best stroller fan we found is the Minky Moo Stroller Fan, which has the most flexible design, allowing you to position the fan head at virtually any angle you wish. It’s powered by a 2600mAh battery that, on the middle speed, should last for 2.5 hours or more.
We found it to be sturdier and more durable than other stroller fans we tried, and it has a one-year warranty. The Minky Moo also has a triangular shape that makes it harder for curious little fingers to reach.
It’s one of the few stroller fans available with a dimming LED light, and it has multiple dimmer settings. It also has a button to toggle between the light and fan, which is a nice touch.
WiHoo Mini Handheld Stroller Fan
Why We Loved It
The WiHooligan Mini Portable Stroller Fan is the best stroller fan we’ve ever tested, and it’s one of the few that’s also a good, portable desk fan.
It has a unique flexible tripod design, which uses high-quality metal and silicone cover that lets you bend it into an infinite number of angles, grips it firmly, wraps it around objects, and stands securely.
It’s easy to secure to a stroller, car seat, or crib—it comes with a flexible tripod that you can use to secure the fan to almost anything. You can also connect it to other WiHooligan products to create a personal cooling network with air circulating around you and your baby.
The fan is powered either by a USB cord or a battery, and it’s one of the most versatile and portable fans we tested. And it’s quiet enough to run all day without annoying anyone.
We found that the fan’s blades were more powerful and quieter than those on other models, and it offers three speed options. The WiHooligan Mini is also one of the most durable and well-designed stroller fans we’ve ever tested—it’s cute, too!
Stroller Fan – 65H 12600mAh Rechargeable Fan
Why We Loved It
If you’re looking for a stroller fan that will last for hours on end, this is the one for you. With a 12,600mAh battery, it will run for 12-65 hours depending on the fan speed setting.
It also has multiple speeds and a 2A fast re-charging time, which should get you through a couple of days on a single charge. The fan is also built with a 2A port, so you can use it as a 2A power bank to charge your phone.
Compared with other strollers, this fan is much quieter, with a maximum of 30dB() at 2500RPM, so you’ll get a gentle breeze of up to 3m. With its 360° rotatable flexible tripod, you can position the fan at the right speed and direction to suit you.
This fan can be used on multiple applications, hold it, fix it, hang it, and fold it. We recommend this fan for those who want a stroller fan that lasts a long time and doesn’t have to be so close to their child.
SkyGenius Battery Operated Stroller Fan
Why We Loved It
The SkyGenius Stroller Fan is the best fan we tested: It offers 360-degree rotation so you can adjust it to always point at you, and it runs quietly on a high-quality motor that produces a lot of wind.
It’s also well-built, has three speeds, and is one of the most affordable fans we tested. The SkyGenius has a longer battery life than other fans we tested, too—it can run for 3 to 6 hours on a single charge.
You simply plug the fan into a USB port, such as on your computer, laptop, or power bank. It’s one of the smallest and lightest fans we tested, too, so you can easily slip it into a laptop bag or pocket without adding much weight.
Portable Stroller Fan
Why We Loved It
The Mooln Stroller Fan’s 12-hour battery life and 65-hour battery life on low speed, combined with its quiet operation, make it a great choice for parents who want to keep their babies cool without disturbing their sleep.
The Mooln is also very compact and lightweight, and it comes with a travel pouch. Its powerful fan has a flexible neck that rotates 360 degrees and can be either handheld or mounted to a stroller, car seat, or desk.
The Mooln Stroller Fan comes with an 18-month warranty and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Things to Keep in Mind
We focused on battery-powered fans for this guide because they’re the easiest to use and the most portable, since you can charge them up before your trip and pack them in a bag or stroller.
After researching battery-operated fans from several brands that are popular with travelers, we narrowed our list down to finalists. We also considered a few nonbattery-powered models that can run on AC power if necessary, as well as handheld fans.
To decide which fans to test, we looked at fan size, noise level, speed control (lowest setting is always better), portability (including whether the fan could be charged away from an outlet), and how easy it was to set up the fan. Our finalists varied greatly in size and noise level.
We measured each fan’s maximum distance from a surface (to determine how far the cool air would reach) as well as its minimum distance from a surface (to measure how close you have to get to feel the airflow).
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the best stroller fan brand?
There is no definitive answer to this question as different people have different preferences when it comes to stroller fans. Some popular brands include Vornado, O2Cool, and Arctic Cove.
2. How do you fan a stroller?
There is no one definitive way to fan a stroller. Some parents use a handheld fan, others use a battery-operated fan, and still others use a fan that attaches to the stroller. Whichever way you choose, aim the fan in the direction of your baby to help keep them cool.
3. What is the best stroller fan?
There is no one “best” stroller fan. Factors to consider when choosing a stroller fan include its size, weight, and battery life.
4. What is the best stcl cooler?
There is no definitive answer to this question as different people have different preferences when it comes to coolers. Some people prefer soft-sided coolers while others prefer hard-sided coolers. Some people prefer small coolers while others prefer large coolers. Ultimately, the best stcl cooler for you depends on your individual preferences.
5. How do you fan a baby?
To fan a baby, you can use a handheld fan or move a fan close to the baby’s crib.