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Baby Jogger City Tour 2, Inglesina Quid2, Didofy Aster 2 - which ultracompact is the better everyday option for a 6mo?

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Sammie • 20 Jul 2022


I've been researching so much about lightweight & compact strollers and coming to a point of the final 3: the Baby Jogger City Tour 2, Inglesina Quid 2 and Didofy Aster 2 which I really need some further advice.

My main concern now is how comfortable their seats are. My baby is 6m, and she likes sitting more upright, yet I would also like the option of lying flat if she needs a nap.

We live in a big city and travel all the time so ideally, this buggy is going to be a mix of daily use as well as for travels (cabin friendly).

Please shed some light on my final choices and feel free to suggest other options if I'm missing anything here. Price is not really an issue as long as it ticks all the boxes.

Thank you so much in advance.

Eli • 20 Jul 2022

Hiya, Sammie,

The daily use versus ultra-compacts you want to combine will be a huge compromise; you need to count on that. Ultra-compact strollers are for occasional use and travel, and the more you want to use them, the higher the quality äand price) will be. Still, there will be HUGE compromises, especially in the seat area (smaller, shorter, slanted), then wheels and push (all wheels, rattly, loose, not sturdy), then storage (little to none), suspensions (little to none)... So even with your first demand, a more upright sitting position, you did not choose so well as these will simply not be upright very much. Your baby, if being there occasionally, would be ok; however, if for daily use, she won't be as comfortable - especially so in winter or during naps as she grows older.

Longevity and quality-wise, I would most probably go for the City Tour 2, even if not my personal favorite as it is quite slanted - the Quid, however, has a small seat so won't last as long, and the Aster feels on the cheaper side, quality-wise. Seat comfort, the Aster will probably be the best option as the seat is a bit longer and not as slanted.

I personally would also think about the Ergobaby Metro+ as it is sturdier and better padded, and with chunkier wheels - or perhaps the ABC Design Ping. The important thing here is, though, that you need to know all the boxes cannot be ticked completely - for that, you need a bit larger pushchair.

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