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The light and compact strollers: a must for parents!

Lightweight and compact strollers are an indispensable tool for parents. Here are the most popular lightweight and space-saving models. With sizes and prices.

Let’s face it, having a stroller is a necessity when you have a baby. In fact, the stroller allows parents to carry out many different activities (running errands, a simple walk around the block, running , making trips), taking the child with them without holding them in their arms.

Although the idea of ​​carrying a stroller with you can be tiring due to its weight, there are light and compact strollers on the market that make the task of getting around much more comfortable.

For a family that loves the outdoors, lightweight strollers and compact strollers are perfect. They are easy to carry, fit in your car and don’t take up much space. They’re ideal for urban walks or on vacation, traveling or camping, spending the day at the theme parks, or running any other errand.

Most lightweight strollers are available with the same features as the standard stroller : reclining seat, swivel and suspension front wheels, dual wheel braking system, 5-point safety belt and easy folding mechanism.
What’s more, we can equip them with the same accessories as other standard strollers.

Light and compact strollers: which one to choose?

There are now so many strollers on the market to choose from that it makes your head spin. Juggling the choice between the various light, ultralight, compact, space-saving models and between the various brands (Peg Perego, Inglesina, Cam, Chicco, Brevi and many others) is so difficult that we ask ourselves a thousand questions: which is the best stroller ? How much does an ultralight stroller weigh? Since when do you use the light stroller? which lightweight stroller is best suited for the sea? is it easy to close? will it fit in my car?

The parameters that could lead to one or another model reaching out, beyond the price and safety of the stroller, are in fact the weight, the ease of folding and the size when closed.

A light stroller can generally be used from 6 months onwards, weighs on average from 6/7kg (while ultra-light ones weigh even less than 6kg) and can be closed like an umbrella or compact book depending on the model. The frame, to guarantee lightness and practicality, is usually in aluminium

Lightweight strollers and compact strollers – here are the models we liked

In recent years, designers have been literally racking their brains to find ever more comfortable and more effective solutions for lightweight strollers.

In the list below, I show you some of the best light and compact strollers in terms of weight and size on the market in 2021.

Foppapedretti PiùLeggero TOP4

The light and compact Piùleggero Top4 stroller by Foppapedretti is really very light and practical. In fact, it weighs 3.6 kg (without accessories), has an aluminum frame, extendable and removable hood with UPF 50+ sun protection. The backrest can be reclined in multiple positions, the seat is comfortable, but above all it opens, closes and drives with just one hand. The official price is 139 euros on the Foppapedretti website, but it can also be found for less in other online stores.


BéBé CONFORT MARA

Mara by Bebé Confort is another light and easy to handle stroller. It has a compact closure with dimensions when closed: 34-36-67 cm; weight 6.8kg. Excellent as a travel stroller, it is equipped with a carrying handle. Suitable from birth, it is approved up to 22 kg (for children up to approximately 4.5 years). 3-position recline for baby’s comfort. Mara is Bébé Confort’s light and compact stroller. Great as a travel stroller.
It costs just over €160 on Amazon.


POCKIT AIR ALL-TERRAIN

POCKIT AIR ALL-TERRAIN is one of the most compact and innovative strollers! The revolutionary ultra-compact folding mechanism of the Pockit Air All-Terrain in fact makes the stroller a bag-shaped package in seconds, compliant as hand luggage on airplanes because it weighs only 4.6 kg (however check with the chosen company).

Its super light structure is easy to maneuver, lift and transport. Perfect for the city, on vacation or on the go. The backrest in breathable mesh fabric that offers comfort for the child even on the hottest days. It has double wheels that allow you to move the stroller confidently on different surfaces and never get stuck between cobblestones.
The price? About 190 euros


BABYZEN YOYO+

BABYZEN YOYO+ is a very compact stroller when closed (52 x 44 x 18 cm) and weighs between 6.2 and 6.6 kg, depending on the version. It can be taken on the plane as hand luggage (check with the chosen airline).
It adopts a 4-wheel suspension and the exclusive “soft drive” system: it is no longer necessary to lock its front wheels, regardless of the ground conditions. It can be used in 0+ or ​​6+ configuration. From 6 months and using the same frame, just swap the 0+ newborn fabrics with the fabrics up to 6+, and put the baby in a sitting position, facing the road.
All fabrics are easy to remove and are fully machine washable at 30°C.
It is currently not very easy to find it in Italy at competitive prices and the price varies a lot depending on the configurations.


RECARO EASYLIFE2

Recaro Easylife2 is a stroller suitable for children from 6 months to 4 years that weighs 6kg and is therefore particularly practical and easy to handle. Thanks to special adapters for Ovetto it transforms into a Stroller Duo allowing a quick transition from the car to the stroller.
The backrest can be reclined and thanks to the mesh inserts, the child will stay cool even on the hottest days. The XL sun canopy offers UV 50 protection.

The front wheels swivel, the brake is pressure and the suspension ensures that driving is smooth, safe and in maximum comfort. Puncture-proof wheels. It can also be steered with one hand.
The opening/closing system also works with one hand. The closed size is 59 x 27 x 50 cm.
The price is around 190 euros and up based on the color


NANO MOUNTAIN BUGGY

The Mountain Buggy Nano The Mountain Buggy Nano is a light, compact, practical, safe and elegant travel stroller.
It weighs just 5.9 kg and folds compact enough to fit into its small travel bag (it has a footprint of 51 x 30 x 54 cm (with wheels) or 51 x 30 x 46 cm without.) Plus
the double function of carrying the car seat with its special adapter. With reclining seat, it has a large sun canopy, a practical shoulder strap for hands-free transport.
The price is in fact around 180 euros.

Kathryn Barlow is an OB/GYN doctor, which is the medical specialty that deals with the care of women's reproductive health, including pregnancy and childbirth.

Obstetricians provide care to women during pregnancy, labor, and delivery, while gynecologists focus on the health of the female reproductive system, including the ovaries, uterus, vagina, and breasts. OB/GYN doctors are trained to provide medical and surgical care for a wide range of conditions related to women's reproductive health.

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