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A comfortable travel stroller for a 22 months old that is the lightest and smallest possible

Mastaneh • 16 May 2023

Dear Eli,

I have a 22-month-old son, so far we have been using the KinderKraft Prime Lite stroller and I was very satisfied with the carriage on most of the terrain. My child felt comfortable (even on the wood's roads). But due to the fact that it is difficult to fold the stroller and put it in the trunk of the car, and also it is heavy and bulky for traveling by train and plane, we decided to prepare a lighter travel stroller that, in addition to being comfortable to sit and lie down, has a stable frame and be light and compact.

The second stroller will be used more during the trip, but I would like to replace it with an everyday stroller if!! possible.

I checked a lot of strollers and found that in the middle range, most of the strollers' frames are weak and unstable and have a small seat. Then I should go for more pricey one. But with the pricey one it's difficult to choose between existing models.

I know that some compact strollers, for example, do not have footrest or front handles, but they can be purchased separately. This is not an important issue for me. It is more important that if I spend a lot of money, I should buy the lightest and smallest stroller possible, and at the same time, it will be suitable and comfortable for the baby.

I would be happy to know your opinion about this.
Best regards

Eli • 16 May 2023

Heya, Mastaneh,

I understand your struggle. And with a 22mo, the stroller also has to be spacious. Sturdiness of the chassis-wise, I would probably say the Ergobaby Metro+ is a very nice option as it just is more durable than others.

The Joolz Aer (Plus is probably the best model, price - quality ratio-wise, and I would actually really recommend it, however I know that one is the more expensive model and also, just as you mentioned, the parts (like the leg rest or the bumper bar) do unfortunately need to be bought separately. I still would recommend this one as it will last you more - the seatbacl is very tall, and the seat overall is a practical one.

From the a bit less expensive, also check the Cybex Eezy S+2, which in the Plus version has larger wheels which makes it better for use that is more on the everyday side.

Your -very berry- Eli.

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