Traveling With Kids: 5 Best Travel Strollers For Babies & Toddlers

Traveling with your kid is meant to be fun, but things can go haywire – out of control- when your baby becomes energetic and starts running around making you chase him and eventually yelling or smacking him.

Another way your kid can so kill your travel vibes is when he hit you with that word “carry me”, especially when you are having fun exploring new things.

Having a baby doesn’t have to discourage you from you traveling, all you need is just the necessary tools to help overcome the challenges attached to traveling with your toddler which Is where the baby travel stroller comes handy.

Strollers can make life easier for you because It makes your kid stay within your reach and you can easily watch over him and control his activities at all times.

Not only that strollers are perfect for holding your baby, most strollers come with a storage compartment that can hold baby essentials like a diaper bag, food, and so on depending on the storage size.

Due to loads of strollers out there on the market, it has become a tough row to hoe – a very difficult task – buying that one stroller that will help solve your travel challenge.

However, choosing the perfect stroller for your trip is not meant to be a rocket science all you need is a set guideline to help you out.

Guidelines For Choosing The Best Baby Travel Stroller

Below I have highlighted some basic guidelines and considerations for choosing the best travel stroller for your next trip;

• One very important thing to put into consideration is the size of the stroller, you might want to ask yourself the following questions.

  • Can the stroller hold my baby comfortably?
  • Won’t the stroller be too bulky for my trip?
  • What extra price am I going to pay to convey the stroller considering the weight?

• Another important thing to consider is the cost of the stroller; Do you think the stroller is actually worth the price you are paying? What is your travel budget and how much can you spare to buy the stroller?

• The age and weight of your baby are keys to choosing the perfect stroller for your trips, you wouldn’t want to spend your money on a stroller that can only be used ones, rather, choose the stroller that can withstand the test of times.

• And the last but not the least is the quality of the stroller, you don’t want to buy a stroller that you wouldn’t be able to use on more than one trip.

With these guidelines in mind the size, price, weight, and quality I have handpicked the best 5 baby travel strollers. All you need is just one out this 5 and you are good to go.

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Pockit Lightweight Baby Stroller

 

Pockit Lightweight Baby Stroller

If your number one consideration is the weight and not the price, this stroller is your best bet.

Tagged as the world smallest strollers by the Guinness book of records, the stroller comes with several features like an overhead canopy, lockable front swivel wheels, rear wheel parking brake, and padded handlebars.

Built with high quality and durable materials the stroller can hold a child from 6 months up to 55 pounds comfortably and can be easily adjusted to fit plane overhead cabin.

The stroller can be easily folded down to a size 11.8” x 7” x 13.8” and weigh up to 9.5 pounds when folded, which does not really add to the bulkiness of your travel bag.

Features We Admire
  • No stroller folds as easy as the Pockit, it only takes a few seconds to fold it down to the minimum size.
  • The G Pockit is incredibly light and can be tossed into any plane or train compartment or seat effortlessly.
  • You can carry the stroller with one hand effortlessly while you do a million thing with the other hand.
Major Drawbacks
  • It has small sunshade since its very compact.
  • It is not so good for terrain environment.
  • A bit expensive but worth the price.
  • You cannot easily maneuver the Pockit stroller.
  • It has no recline function.

Inglesina Net Stroller

Inglesina Net Baby Stroller

The Inglesina weighs just a few pounds more than the Pockit stroller – 11pounds- with a big storage compartment which can easily fit your diaper bag and other baby essentials easily.

When compared with the Pockit stroller, the Ingelesina has a bigger canopy with UPF 50+ (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) to protect the baby from direct sun rays and other harmful substance.

The stroller can be folded down without hitch, though not to the extent of the Pockit, it comes with a shoulder strap that can make transporting it easy.

Features We Admire
  • The stroller can hold a baby that weighs up to 55 pounds conveniently.
  • Removable and washable seat pad.
  • Shoulder strap for easy conveyance.
  • Can be easily folded and with a self-stand ability.
  • Made with mesh to keep the baby warm throughout the trip.
Major Drawbacks
  • It lacks a leg support.
  • Easily pushed on a flat surface but not ideal for an uneven terrain.
  • The 2-position recline might not be enough.
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Baby Jogger 2016 City Mini 3W Single Stroller 

Baby Jogger 2016 City Mini 3W Single Stroller 

Apart from measuring just 5lbs when folded, one very thing that has made this stroller won rave reviews from urban moms and likewise celebrity moms is the quick-fold feature.

The City Mini 3w stroller is a lightweight and compact stroller that can be folded easily just by pulling up the handle on the seat, and you don’t have to care about it unfolding because it has an auto lock features which makes the stroller stays folded.

Though made by Baby Jogger, the stroller is not necessarily made for jogging but rather just for exploring the city with your baby effortlessly.

The reclining feature makes your baby comfortable throughout the trip and the peek-a-boo window makes sure you can smile at your baby while on the trip.

The Large adjustable UV 50+ sun canopy protects your baby from sunshine and rainfall throughout your journey

Features We Admire
  • Lightweight stroller weighs just 17lbs.
  • Large uv50+ canopy to fully cover your baby against air hazards.
  • A good reclining feature that slides to the lowest to make baby comfortable.
  • Quick-fold feature.
Major Drawbacks
  • A non-adjustable feature which might make it too uncomfortable for the shorter parent.
  • Though it has a medium size stroller it becomes challenging to get things in and out of the stroller.

Kolcraft Cloud Plus Lightweight Stroller

Kolcraft Cloud Plus Lightweight Stroller

 

Considered as one of the cheapest lightweight strollers on the market, the Kolcraft cloud is made with quality material to convey your baby from 6 months up to 50 lbs.

Together with a 2-cup port for the parent and single baby port with a tray, the stroller has a large storage bin for holding up baby essentials to save you from carrying an extra bag for your trip.

Weigh just 12 pounds, this stroller also has one-fold feature but unlike the baby jogger this stroller can’t stand on its own

The 5-point harness can hold baby comfortably and the reclining seat makes your baby lie conveniently in the stroller without feeling the crooked road likewise the mesh panel behind the seat provides an enclosure and air flow.

Features We Admire
  • Large canopy size with a peek-a-boo feature.
  • Front swivel wheels with front-end suspension.
  • Cloud Plus has double shock-absorbing front swivel wheels.
  • Large storage that can hold up to medium size diaper bag
Major Drawbacks
  • The brake pedals are located on each side requiring both pedals to initiate a break, and also the pedals are not sandal friendly.
  • It lacks an adjustable leg rest.
  • The canopy does not have a cover over the peek-a-boo window to fully cover the baby from sunlight.
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Babyzen YoYo+ Plus Stroller

Babyzen YoYo+ Plus Stroller

 

This is actually the most expensive stroller on the list and really it is worth the price.

The stroller is considered to be one of the best lightweight strollers for travel because the way it fits perfectly in the airplane overhead cabin is unimaginable.

Despite being lightweight and compact, the baby Zen is made with sturdy material which makes it work wonders on a harsher terrain.

The way the stroller folds up is magic, just simply pull out the strap and pull the iron under the seat, bam! it folds up

The Babyzen stroller weighs just 13.6lbs and with the strap, you can easily transport the stroller on your shoulder while carrying your baby with the other hand.

Though not so big, the canopy comes with u50 sf+ which protects the baby from harmful substances and together with a small peek-a-boo that can make you sight your baby

The stroller comes with a perfect recline option for baby 40lb toddler to make your baby relax really well.

With a bigger stroller basket, you can store up to 11lbs of baby essentials

The stroller has a wider pedal which is a bit far from the wheel making it easy to use and easy access.

The seat is roomy enough to contain your tall toddler and can be removed and washed.

Features We Admire
  • Lightweight and compact for easy travel.
  • Comes with a travel bag for effortless transport.
  • Best placed brake pad.
  • One-hand fold option.
Major Drawbacks
  • Un-adjustable handle difficult for shorter moms.
Best Travel Strollers For Babies & Toddlers

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