Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Compact Buggys

As we are going away later this year one of the things we have been looking into is a new buggy. 
We have our usual travel system which I feel is too heavy and not compact enough for when we go away.
We do have another one which we took with us when we went to the Isle of Wight last year. 
However I have been looking at getting a new one that would be more suitable for what we require. 

When it comes to choosing a new buggy for us their are three key things we are looking for: 

1. It's got to be compact 
All of the buggys below are compact and fold smaller than the usual umbrella 
fold buggys. 

2. Light weight
Its got to be light weight so that it is easy to carry around. 

3. Basket underneath 
Any buggy we decide to get has to have a basket underneath and ideal 
a good size one. 

1. Babyzen Yoyo 6 months +

This is the most expensive at £265 for the chassis and £30 for the color pack.
Their are many fab features including: 

- Its compact at 52 x 44 x 18 cm when folded
-Folding, unfolding and steering can be done all one handed 
- Their is a reclinable backrest
- It's light weight at only 5.8 kg!
- It's suitable from 6 months up to 3 years 
It's ideal for travelling, using on public transport and storing where space is limited. 

This is the cheapest at £129.00, It's exclusive to mothercare and folds so small 
you can store it in an over head locker on a plane. 

features include: 
- Folds down to a compact size 
- comes with it's own carry bag for easy transportation
- Has a good size underseat storage basket

The Mountain Buggy nano ,£199.99 is the ultimate compact stroller that promises convenience, longevity of use and an authentic Mountain Buggy experience.

Features include: 
-  compact folding travel pushchair with custom fit satchel for travel convenience
-Suitable from birth to 20kg
- Easy one hand flick out unfold
-Sun canopy with flick out mesh sun visor
-Two position seat recline with ventilation panel

Recaro Easylife, £189
 combines all the flexibility of a buggy with the comfort of a pram

Features include: 
-Leightweight Weighs 5.7 kg
- compact (49 x 58 x 26 cm) when folded
-Continuous push handle and lockable swivel wheels for easy manoeuvring with one hand

What are your thoughts on these strollers? 
Have you got one of these ones? 


  1. Some lovely looking prams here - we are looking to buy a new buggy for our 14 month old

  2. The world of buggies totally confuses me, but I dont have kids. Seeing my sister lug about the one she has for the twins is just mind boggling with all its bits and bobs x

  3. I really have no idea about buggies now, my youngest is almost 6 and has been out of a buggy for 4 years. They have changed so much in that short time. A compact buggy was vital for us though - good luck with choosing x

  4. Ooo tough decisions! I just love the way the babyzen looks but it is so expensive. I can't wait to see which one you choose xx

  5. We just went for a simple MacLaren for a travel buggy, but now I'm wondering if we need that Mothercare one that folds small enough to go in the overhead lockers on a plane!

  6. It's been ages since I've had to use a buggy! I would definitely go with compact and lightweight! Such an essential thing when it will be lugged about everywhere for several years.

    Gemma xx

  7. These all sound like really good choices. We bought a really cheap compact buggy for our holidays. It worked well but it didn't last. I have heard lots of good things about the Mountain Buggy range and I have a number of friends lusting over their double buggies. Choosing a buggy is so complicated as there are just so many on the market. Good luck. Hugs Lucy xxxx

  8. These buggies look really modern I like them! We have a Maclaren and I love how 'un-bulky' and easy to use it is! I love the look of the Babylon Yoyo though, it looks like it folds us very neatly and small too. Good look with choosing :-) x

  9. I love a new buggy! I haven't seen these ones so I can't give a judgement im afraid. I do have the Graco evo mini and its a brilliant one! Really light and a huge basket!

  10. I haven't got, or tried, any of the above strollers so can't help I'm afraid! I'd just say that something lightweight, has adjustable back positions to allow for nap times and folds down easily, would be best when travelling x

  11. I haven't heard of these strollers but they look great. We take our Baby Jogger City Mini wherever we go. It's heavy but so easy to fold and has a huge sunshade and good sized basket xx

  12. We bought a lightweight stroller to go abroad and after one trip is was ruined. They throw them around so much. x

  13. It's a tough decision. If your only after using it for when your away maybe check out a second hand one to save. Love the look of the baby zen though! X

  14. We used the nipper 360 although essentially not tiny but it is super light. The mountain buggy is supposed to be a good one too! I would defo suggest picking up one on eBay as you'll save a fortune x

  15. You may like to buy Mountain buggy nano seat Canopy/Hood by lovee.com in half price......