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A compact full-featured stroller with an overnight sleeping-approved carrycot available in the US

Fay • 26 Nov 2022

Hi, your site seems to be full of info!

I'm know I'm looking for a stroller unicorn - but maybe you can help me figure out my best options.

I want a stroller that has:

- a neat and compact look - not too big

- seat that can be forward facing and rear facing

- has a compatible bassinet, preferably approved for overnight sleep

- pushes well - will mainly be used on paved, but hilly roads, but sometimes will have to handle dirt roads

It will also be going into and out of cars a lot, so it needs to:

- fold in one piece - without needing to remove the seat first

- fold compact

- be pretty light weight

I think I need a midsize full stroller.
What is my best option?

I was thinking of something like the Bugaboo Cameleon, because it's full size and doesn't weigh a ton, but the folding nixes it for me.

Oh, and one more thing - it needs to be a brand that's sold in the US, because that's where I'll be living.

Thanks tons!
Truly appreciate your advice!

Eli • 27 Nov 2022

Hiya, Fay,

I think the hardest part in this is the overnight sleeping-approvesd bassinet which is normally not really included with more compact strollers. Still, there are a few options:

You can go for a Cybex Priam or the more compact Cybex Mios (I personally prefer the Mios, even with the smaller wheels it pushed great), their carrycot are actually (and quite newly) approved for overnight sleeping. A stylish though also rather practical choice, the strollers fold with the seat in any direction, and have a decent bassinet with actually reasonably spacious reversible seats.

Apart from that, you could go for the Uppababy Cruz which is in that mid- to full-size range, kind of, and ticks almost all the requirements, just is a bit long after folding with the seat, unfortunately.

And I will also mention the Inglesina Electa with a really lovely and spacious bassinet and a very low weight.

Your -very berry- Eli.

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