A stroller expert helps
Ask Eli
a stroller expert answers:

A reversible stroller under £200 for a baby diagnosed with epilepsy

Alex • 14 Feb 2022


My 6 month old baby boy has just been diagnosed with epilepsy, so we need a parent-facing stroller for him as we need to be able to see him at all times, but are struggling to find one within budget. We only have around £200 we could afford. We do not need a car seat/travel system, just the stroller. Any advice you could offer would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much!

Eli • 14 Feb 2022

Hi, Alex,

I am sorry you got bad news. I will try to help you as much as I can, however, be aware that for and under £200, the best option is actually thinking about a second-hand, pre-owned pushchair. If you get a better brand, the roominess and the quality overall will probably be much higher. Think in the lines of a Baby Jogger City Premier/Baby Jogger City Versa, Bugaboo Donkey / Bugaboo Fox 1 (if there is a good offer), Uppababy Cruz, Easywalker Mosey+ etc. Also, a Baby Jogger Vue, as a light umbrella stroller, offers a reversible seat.

Moving on to new budget reversible strollers, for under 200, you won't get too many. One I am thinking about and should be possible for you would be the Kinderkraft All Road / Kinderkraft Evolution. Overall, Kinderkraft strollers are very budget-friendly, but you need to count on cheaper materials used.

My own choice would most probably be the Quinny Zapp Flex / Quinny Zapp Flex Plus as its reversible seat is really roomy even for a larger toddler.

The Hauck Eagle 4S / Hauck Saturn R is also within your limit, but it is not that well-rated, so I wouldn't actually recommend that one unless you truly had to go that way.

That is pretty much all from new ones - think about the pre-loved possibility. I wish you and your family all the best!

Your -very berry- Eli.

Now, this is your place to ask. I'm listening.