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A second stroler for the car (and cobblestones/terrain)

Aniela • 05 Jan 2024

Hello,

I am looking for a second stroller because, having two cars, my husband and I always have to move it from one car to another depending on who needs it. We live in Italy, so the cubic stone is the order of the day, and the Peg Perego Veloce stroller that we have has already started to show signs of wear and, in addition, it is heavy and takes up a lot of space in the trunk of the car. I would like a stroller that I can always keep in the trunk, so one that doesn't take up much space, and sturdy that can handle rough terrain.

Our lifestyle: we don't go jogging but we like to take 1-day trips to visit small Italian-style towns that are often on a slope, with cobbled streets and sidewalks without ramps. Considering that now our babygirl has grown a little more (she is 10 months old, average size baby), we can also think about possible longer vacations, so again we have the requirements of terrain and size. P.s: our budget is €500 more or less.
Please help, thank you 🙂

Eli • 05 Jan 2024

Hey, Aniela,

I need to start with stating that the lighter, more compact the stroller will be, the less sturdy it will be as well. Smaller, super foldable pushchairs will always kind of suffer on cobblestones, and the only rule for those cobbles is - the larger stroller and the bigger, sturdier wheels, the better. Your needs, however, ask for a small stroller, so it's important to bear in mind such a stroller simply won't be great on cobbles nor any rougher terrain (for that, you need larger, perhaps three-wheeled one, the most compact of those would be the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2).

I would, therefore, either suggest checking the Baby Jogger in question, it could be a nice option for you. Apart from that, perhaps something lighter but with inflatable wheels - like the Valco Trend SPORT.

From the smallest models, I guess look at the Cybex Eezy S+2 which is truly compact but with a tad larger wheels then others in the category.

Your -very berry- Eli.

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