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A mid-size forward facing pushchair for a small 18 months old

Lizzie • 30 Dec 2023

Hello, I'm after a mid-size forward facing pushchair for my (small) 18 m/o. I'm in the UK and have a budget up to £300. I live in the suburbs, don't use public transport but do have a relatively small car. We occasionally go for country walks where the terrain might be a little bumpy, but nothing too muddy. Ideally, I would want it to be our only pushchair.

From looking around I've seen the following which are easily available and in budget, would you recommend any, or have any other suggestions? Mamas and Papas Armadillo, Oyster Zero Gravity, Silver Cross Pop, Cybex Eezy S+2, Joie Litetrax/Mytrax.

Thanks, your website is *amazing*!

Eli • 30 Dec 2023

Hey, Lizzie,

Personally, I would pick the Oyster Zero Gravity here. It is light, quite roomy so your song will have space to grow, but the real highlights are the awesome canopy (huuuuuge) and the nice wheel suspension. The Armadillo is also nice, but much rattlier / harder (almost no suspension), the Pop won't be driven with one hand, which is not as practical, and is really long after folding (for a small car, not ideal). The Eezy s+2 is nice but mor eon the travel side (and feel), but is smaller is better for you, that would be my second choice. And the Joie strollers are very nice value for money, but are a bit bulkier and heavier, compared to the rest. Also, less spacious, but if your son is on the smaller side, that wouldn't be a problem.

I would in any case go for the Oyster Zero, I really liked how simple and easy to use it is while having nice extras, and the Cybex would work if you really needed the smallest possible model.

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