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Which travel stroller can we use as an everyday stroller?

Christina • 01 Jun 2022

Eli,

I am driving myself mad trying to decide whether a compact stroller might be a good buy for us and if so which we should go for! We currently have a Bugaboo Cameleon 3 which was kindly gifted to us. It is a really great pushchair although I dislike the basket immensely, and the fact that it takes up the entire boot of our Renault Kadjar!

Our daughter is now 11 months. We no longer require a bassinet. I would like to get her something that would take up less space. I have been considering all the travel strollers: Bugaboo Butterfly, Joolz Aer, Babyzen Yoyo 2, Didofy Aster 2, Easywalker Jackey/Miley 2, Inglesina Quid 2 and Leclerc Influencer. They all seem to have their pros and cons.

I guess my worry is whether we could use a travel stroller as a sort of everyday stroller? Would it be comfortable enough? I appreciate they aren't really suitable for uneven terrain but for general use on days out, shopping trips, perhaps for travel too would one be suitable? Also, which out of the list would you recommend for comfort and taking a nap in?

Sorry for the essay!

Christina

Eli • 02 Jun 2022

Hiya, Christina,

No worries about the essay, at least I have a better idea of what you need from me ;-) From your choices, only two I would really use for every day – the Butterfly and the Aer (with the optional leg rest), and I will add the Uppababy Minu (V2). It is so because these: are much more comfy in terms of materials, sturdier so they won't rattle the soul out from your little one, aren't as slanted in the seat so your baby won't be hanging in there, and they overall should last because of the much better space in the seat that is not as shallow as it usually is.

As a price to pay, all of them are on the more expensive side, and all are not completely lie-flat in the seat area, however I found that my sons were absolutely on napping in such angled seats once they were sitting properly by themselves, so that is something you need to think about. All of the three are really nice options, so perhaps go for such you like more design-wise, or if you can, go try them on in a shop, but for regular use, I would definitely not get anything lesser in quality.

Your -very berry- Eli.

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