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Son • 06 Nov 2022

I am looking for a lightweight compact stroller (can compromise on airline dimensions) that is ideally a 1 handed fold from birth to toddler years for my 4-month-old. I need to attach a stroller board, too, to the toddler.

Ideally it would have option of rear and forward facing.

Mainly using for city living and traveling as can’t do long walks with the toddler. Must have good canopy hood coverage. Budget less than £200.

I have toyed between Joie Signature Tourist, Hauck Swift x and ]]hauck-eagle|Hauck Eagle]]/Colibri… any thoughts?!?

Eli • 07 Nov 2022

Hi, Son,

The important thing to say is that your budget is very very low for a stroller that should be in any way practical for a baby and also for her later on, and also sturdy enough for a sibling board (read more about what a strain that is on the stroller HERE). From those you mentioned, none actually will be comfortable for your baby and toddler at the same time and will get loose and very rattly in months.

Definitely think about a little larger stroller for this, and with the limited budget, also a pre-owned one as that is economical, but you'd be able to get a better frame that can at least kind of stand that use. My suggestion would be something like the Joie Litetrax 4 here, or maybe something like a Baby Jogger City Mini or Oyster Zero. I would not go for the reversible model in that small size/weight as it will be too narrow and weak for a kiddy board - and if really needing one, maybe the Valco Ultra Trend.

Your -very berry- Eli.

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