Quick Summary: It used to be the case that parents started out their parenting life with a larger, full sized travel system and moved onto a smaller stroller as their babies grew into toddlers. But now, thanks to the advances in stroller design and engineering, many strollers can now be used as a travel system and are suitable from birth. We've picked out our top 5 lightweight stroller systems.
We start the list off with the gb Qbit+. We've reviewed this compact but fully functioning stroller and were impressed by its hard-wearing and chunky wheels as well as its from-birth suitability. The stroller can be used with an infant carrier to make it a perfect travel solution right from the word go!
Then, there's the Ickle Bubba Aurora Travel System, a from-birth travel system that comes in one complete package, saving you the hassle of buying car seats and bases separately. We reviewed the Aurora Travel system earlier this year and were really impressed by the excellent coverage offered by its sun canopy and the fact that the Galaxy infant car seat was included in the price.
The chosen set of wheels of celebrity Eddie Redmayne, the BabyZen YOYO+ is a fabulous ultra-lightweight stroller that offers the advantage of being parent-facing when your child is a newborn, so you can have your eyes on your precious bundle as you stroll. The stroller is famous for folding down small enough to fit into the overhead cabin lockers if you wish to travel by plane, but can also be used as part of a travel system with various infant car seats. Here's our expert Kelly giving you a close-up look at the YOYO+.
The Mountain Buggy nano stroller system is a great choice for parents wanting a compact stroller that can be used as a travel system too. It's really light at only 5.7kg and folds into a brilliantly compact package with the use of just one hand. It pairs perfectly with the Mountain Buggy protect car seat as well as countless other brands of infant carriers too. We reviewed this compact little stroller system and loved it so much that we gave it full marks!
And finally, we just had to include the brand new (and VERY soon to be released) Quinny Zapp Xpress from the super fresh new Quinny Zapp X range. This ultra-lightweight travel companion is suitable from birth when paired with either the Zapp Lux Carrycot or a Maxi-Cosi infant carrier. It folds into a super light and super small package but still performs as a full-sized travel system would! Perfect for parents who need a lightweight stroller for on-the-go trips from birth.
Do you use a stroller travel system? We would love to see your pictures!