Finding the Best Stroller Fan for Keeping Your Baby Cool in Summer

With summer fast approaching in some parts of the world, keeping your baby cool while they're in a stroller becomes a concern.  Some people swear by wrapping a muslin wrap over the stroller while we prefer using a stroller fan to help keep your little one cool.

While we've looked at some of the best twin strollers on the market in the past, we thought it'd be of use for our readers to touch on some of the best stroller fans on the market. We share what to look for when buying a stroller fan while also sharing some of our favourite stroller fans on the market in this post.

Best Stroller Fans Compared

OPOLEMIN Handheld Stroller Fan Personal Portable Fan with USB or 2600mAh Battery Rechargeable Baby Car Seat Fan with Flexible Tripod Desk Fan for Golf Cart Stroller Bike Camping Beach
Hpory USB Clip On Fan for Baby Stroller Rechargeable Portable Desk Fan 2 in 1 Mini Fan with 4400mAh Battery Powered Fan for Office,Travel, Camping or Outdoor Activities
Baby Stroller Mini Battery Operated Clip Fan, Small Portable Fan Powered by Rechargeable Battery or USB Desk Personal Car Gym Workout Camping, Blue
Anmaker Mini Stroller Fan Clip on 2000mAh Portable Flexible Bent Desk Personal Clip Cooling Fans Electric with USB Charging Battery Operated 3 Speed for Office, Camping, Bedside, Beach (Blue)
Product
Opolemin Stroller Fan
Hpory Stroller Fan
Tornado Fan Baby Stroller Fan
Anmaker Mini Stroller Fan
USB Chargable?
Powered by AA Battery?
Mounting Mechanism?
Flexible legs
Clip
Clip
Clip
Run Time
2.5 - 6 hours
6 - 40 hours
2.5 - 6 hours
2 - 4 hours
3 Power Settings
Price
$21.99
Price not available
$19.99
$18.99
OPOLEMIN Handheld Stroller Fan Personal Portable Fan with USB or 2600mAh Battery Rechargeable Baby Car Seat Fan with Flexible Tripod Desk Fan for Golf Cart Stroller Bike Camping Beach
Product
Opolemin Stroller Fan
USB Chargable?
Powered by AA Battery?
Mounting Mechanism?
Flexible legs
Run Time
2.5 - 6 hours
3 Power Settings
Price
$21.99
Hpory USB Clip On Fan for Baby Stroller Rechargeable Portable Desk Fan 2 in 1 Mini Fan with 4400mAh Battery Powered Fan for Office,Travel, Camping or Outdoor Activities
Product
Hpory Stroller Fan
USB Chargable?
Powered by AA Battery?
Mounting Mechanism?
Clip
Run Time
6 - 40 hours
3 Power Settings
Price
Price not available
Baby Stroller Mini Battery Operated Clip Fan, Small Portable Fan Powered by Rechargeable Battery or USB Desk Personal Car Gym Workout Camping, Blue
Product
Tornado Fan Baby Stroller Fan
USB Chargable?
Powered by AA Battery?
Mounting Mechanism?
Clip
Run Time
2.5 - 6 hours
3 Power Settings
Price
$19.99
Anmaker Mini Stroller Fan Clip on 2000mAh Portable Flexible Bent Desk Personal Clip Cooling Fans Electric with USB Charging Battery Operated 3 Speed for Office, Camping, Bedside, Beach (Blue)
Product
Anmaker Mini Stroller Fan
USB Chargable?
Powered by AA Battery?
Mounting Mechanism?
Clip
Run Time
2 - 4 hours
3 Power Settings
Price
$18.99

What to Look for When Buying a Stroller Fan

Buying a stroller fan isn't rocket science but we wanted to share some tips on what we recommend looking for when buying one for the first time. This includes:

  • Fan Protection - You want a fan that has a protective cover over the front to avoid your baby from accidentally touching the blades.
  • Battery - Are you happy charging the fan by USB or would you prefer to use a AA battery? Some fans come with both while others don't. We prefer one's that come with the option to use both as it means you have a backup (AA battery) for when your USB rechargeable goes flat.
  • Attaching Mechanism - Stroller fans generally rely on a clip on mechanism to fix to your stroller OR relies on a flexible legs which wrap around poles to attach. 
  • Rotates - Once you've got your fan in position, you might need to tinker with it slightly to get it blowing nicely on your little one. We recommend getting a fan that rotates 360 degrees to help with getting it in the right position.
  • Fan Speeds - You want a fan that comes with different fan speed options. We generally recommend looking for a fan that has 2-3 power settings minimum. 
  • Run Time - Generally most fans will run for around 2 hours minimum. Any longer will depend on what power setting you're using.
  • Noise Levels - You want a fan that is quiet as there's nothing worse than a tired baby that can't sleep.

What are the Benefits of Using a Stroller Fan?

There's a few reasons that we recommend using a stroller fan. Some of these benefits of a stroller fan include:

  • Keep Cool - An obvious one but they help keep your baby cool on those warm days when you're keen to get outside but don't want them to get too hot.
  • Keeps Bugs Away - One of the benefits we didn't realise until we bought one was the fact that stroller fans can keep bugs away! How great is that? 
  • Form of Entertainment - Your baby might even be entertained by the fan and enjoy watching it spin.

How to Clean a Stroller Fan?

Similar to regular based fans, we recommend using compressed air to clean the dust from your stroller.

If things get on the fan that you need to get off, we recommend disconnecting the fan from its power source and giving it a good spray with disinfectant and then wipe clean. Let dry before powering back on.


Opolemin Stroller Fan

What We Liked

  • USB rechargable
  • Flexible legs fix onto anything
  • Easily fits away
  • 3 different speed levels
  • Lasts 2.5-6 hours depending on speed rating
  • Protection in front of fan to avoid your baby touching blades

What We Disliked

  • Colour of the fan might not be for everyone

The Opolemin Stroller Fan is a bit different to some of the other stroller fans we review in this article thanks to the flexible legs design. The legs are inspired by the famous GorillaPod tripod that's used by photographers by flexibly attaching to any pole. This works great for attaching to a stroller.


In terms of power capacity and battery, the Opolemin Stroller Fan is USB rechargeable and provides around 2.5 to 6 hours of charge depending on what level of power you use.


Speaking of power levels, the Opolemin Stroller Fan has 3 different speed levels of Low, Medium and High. 


We really like how small the Opolemin Stroller Fan packs away. This is also largely thanks to the relatively light weight of the fan (350 grams). 

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Hpory Stroller Fan

What We Liked

  • Relies on clipping mechanism to securely mount
  • Rotates 360 degrees
  • Powered by AA battery or rechargable battery
  • Charges via USB
  • Runs for 6-40 hours depending on power setting
  • Charges your phone
  • Protection in front of fan to avoid your baby touching blades

What We Disliked

  • Doesn't last the night if you look to use for other purposes like placing it on your babies bassinet

The Hpory Stroller Fan relies on a clipping mechanism to securely mount to your stroller. Once on your stroller, the fan conveniently rotates 360 degrees so you're able to get it just in the right spot to target your baby.


While the Hpory Stroller Fan is powered by either AA battery or rechargable battery. The rechargeable battery is recharged via USB. One thing we really digging with the Hpory Fan is the fact it can also charge your phone when you're out and about. Obviously this will chew into the run time of your fan though...!


In terms of run time, the Hpory Stroller Fan runs for 6-40 hours depending on power setting used. The different power modes include Low, Medium and High. While even at the highest setting, the fan remains quiet coming in at 50dB.


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Tornado Fan Baby Stroller Fan

What We Liked

  • Uses clip mechanism to attach
  • Powered by AA battery or USB rechargable battery
  • Runs for 2.5 - 6 hours depend on power setting
  • Protection in front of fan to avoid your baby touching blades
  • Compact size

What We Disliked

  • None we could find

Another option for anyone in the market for a stroller fan is the Tornado Fan Baby Stroller Fan. This was our pick of the bunch thanks to its high power. 


Similar to other pram fans reviewed in this article, the Tornado Fan Baby Stroller Fan relies on a clip mechanism which securely mounts onto your pram.  Once on the stroller, the fan includes a protective cover to avoid exposing your baby to the blades.


While the fan itself can be powered by a USB rechargeable battery OR AA battery depending on what works best for you. In terms of run time, the Tornado Fan Baby Stroller Fan is capable of running for 2.5 - 6 hours depending on power setting used.


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Currently available on Amazon for $19.99.

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Anmaker Mini Stroller Fan

What We Liked

  • Uses clip mount to securely mount to stroller
  • Powered by rechargeable USB battery
  • 3 different power settings
  • Runs for 2 - 4 hours
  • Rotates 360 degrees
  • Easy to carry (weighing only 270 grams)

What We Disliked

  • Doesn't work with regular battery

Closing out our article on the best stroller fans for summer is the Anmaker Mini Stroller Fan. This fan is similar to others we reviewed by using a clip mechanism and 360 degrees rotation to help maneuver the fan into position. 


While the fan is powered by a USB rechargable battery with a recommended run time of 2-4 hours depending on the power option being used. In terms of power options, the Anmaker Mini Stroller Fan is capable of running at Low, Medium and High.


One downside to the Anmaker Mini Stroller Fan is that it only works with USB rechargeable batteries and does not work with AA batteries.


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Currently available on Amazon for $18.99.

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