Lightweight stroller ‐ we have tested it for you

Nick Aric 10 Apr, 2020
Lightweight stroller ‐ we have tested it for you

There's no better way to get around town, to get around on weekends, to go on holiday. Easy to fold and not very bulky, the lightweight is a stroller that we love. Practical, you often buy it as a second stroller. We have already been there

  • Jet, Silver Cross
  • Ohlala, Chicco
  • Pockit, GB
  • Flipper, Formula Baby at Aubert
  • Yoyo +, Babyzen
  • Nano, Mountain Buggy
  • Pliko Mini, Peg-Perego
  • Quid, Inglesina
  • Mark II, Maclaren
  • Teeny, Safety 1 st

Lightness is one of the most important criteria in choosing a stroller when you live in the city. And with good reason: urban parents need perfect mobility to be able to walk on the pavements, but also to be able to jump on the bus (and up the little step) quickly and to go down the stairs of the metro with the stroller unfolded, baby sitting inside.

How to choose a lightweight stroller?

These light, compact strollers, most of which can be used from birth, weigh an average of 6 or 7 kilos. The lightest of them, mostly intended for children who already sit up properly on their own, weigh just under 6 kilos.First of all, it is important to choose a stroller adapted to your child. With a newborn baby, comfort is all the more essential if you want to go for regular walks.

You should choose a lightweight stroller with a hammock that is approved from birth, i.e. the backrest can be fully reclined and the seat offers a real reclining position.

At best, the hammock should be equipped with a cushion and headrest so that your baby is well cushioned and comfortable. If the headrest and cushion are not included, purchase them as an option. Another option for installing a newborn baby in a lightweight stroller is the travel system mode. If the stroller of your choice does not have a seat with a fully reclining backrest, make sure you can fit a shell seat to the stroller frame. This will allow you to install your baby while waiting for the hammock to take over. When you buy your stroller, also check that it folds easily and that you can store it wherever you want (in the boot of your car or behind a door, for example). If you often fly with your family, choose a stroller that is approved as carry-on luggage.

Please note that the dimensions accepted may vary from one airline to another.

  • Ryanair : 55 X40 X 20 cm
  • Air France : 55 X 35 X 25 cm
  • Lufthansa : 55 X 40 X 23 cm
  • KLM: 55 35 x 25 cm
  • British Airways: 56 x 45 x 25 cm

Does your child hold his or her head alone and sit unaided? You can switch to the cane stroller, they can be used from 6.7 months to 3 years old for the most part. Here again, comfort can vary from one model to another: Equipped with a fixed hammock, keep using this stroller for short trips. Equipped with a reclining hammock, the little ones who still need a nap will appreciate it! Foldable flat or as an umbrella, with small or large basket, handlebar or handle, with carry bag. There is no lack of choice to satisfy even the most demanding parents.

Stroller with handlebars or handles?

The handlebar is ideal. You pilot your stroller with one hand! With the other, you can take an urgent call on your mobile phone or hold the hand of the little second who is already walking.