10 Best Lightweight Buggies And Strollers For Newborns, Babies And Toddlers

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A good lightweight stroller can make all the difference to your day (and your back).

A lightweight stroller for a baby can feel like a big investment, but designers have pulled out the stops to give you as much value and choice as possible. A new stroller can give your friends the chance to gift you baby travel toys too!

Though a heavier buggy may seem more traditional, sacrificing style is no longer a requirement for the best lightweight strollers, with many venerable designers now turning their hand to making the lightweight stroller the baby accessory of choice. Many on-the-go parents will be keen to find the best lightweight stroller to see them through the first three or four years of their baby's life, and classic brands such as Silver Cross and Chicco have certainly risen to the challenge.

Once your baby is out and about, it's highly likely they'll be spending most of their time in your travel system of choice, so make sure it's comfortable for both them and for you. Many strollers include a sun hood and rain cover to keep your baby safe and dry, and you might also need baby-friendly sun cream on hot days. Find a stroller that suits your travel habits and specific personal requirements, and if your child will be sleeping in the stroller a lot, choose a padded seat and wheels with good suspension. It's important to note that many buggies claim to be suitable for newborns, but the seat must lie fully flat for newborns to be safe to travel.

Travelling with a buggy can be a real concern for wheelchair users, but a lightweight stroller could be a great option when paired with some of the attachments that are now available. EasyStroll and FreeWheel offer wheelchair-specific attachments that work perfectly with lightweight strollers, or alternatively, Buggypod's clip-on seats and brackets are ready to mix-and-match to create a compact travel system that adapts to your requirements.

Ready to roll? Here's our personal pick of the top ten best lightweight strollers on the market.

Kidadl's Top Pick

1. Chicco OHlalà 2 Stroller

Chicco Ohlala 2 Stroller in black.

At a minuscule 3.8kg, this tidy travel system is the best lightweight stroller we've ever seen! The OHlalà includes a shopping basket as well as detachable sun hood and rain cover, and is a fantastic choice for newborns with its fully-reclining seat. This lightweight stroller will take all the effort out of getting out and about!

Main Features

  • Price: £99.99
  • Weight: 3.8kg without accessories
  • Suitable for newborns to 15kg (around 3 years)
  • Dimensions: Standing 46 x 81 x 101cm; Folded 46 x 30 x 72cm


Best Lightweight Double Buggy

2. RedKite Push Me Twini

RedKite Push Me Twini double buggy in black.

This cosy double buggy has great manoeuvrability, and can easily pass through internal doorways. The Twini has a lot of great features, including a huge extendable sun hood, and separately reclining, world-facing seats, which are perfect for two children of different ages.

Main Features

  • Price: £200
  • Weight: 10kg
  • Suitable for newborns to 15kg
  • Dimensions: Standing 103 x 76 x 80cm; Folded 42 x 74 x 80cm


Best For Public Transport

3. Joie pact™ lite

Joie pact™ lite in black and grey folds so small that it's great for public transport.

The pact™ lite travel buggy is our winner for folding to the smallest size, meaning the top deck of the bus is an option once more thanks to a great shoulder strap and carry bag from Joie. This small package can still pack a punch with accessories, and includes a full size shopping basket and extendable hood. Great for parents on the go!

Main Features

  • Price: £111.94
  • Weight: 5.5kg
  • Suitable for newborns to 15kg
  • Dimensions: Standing 82 x 46.8 x 99cm; Folded 26 x 46.8 x 54cm

Best For Compact Elegance

4. Egg Quail Stroller

Quail Strictly Pink Lightweight Stroller.

One of the most luxurious compact strollers, the Quail is perfect for long-term use thanks to its secret backrest extensions. The seats can be turned to face inwards or outwards, and optional extras for the Quail include a ride-on buggy board for older children, and a carrycot alternative. A high-quality stroller good for long-term use.

Main Features

  • Price: £599
  • Weight: 10.9kg
  • Suitable for newborns to 22kg
  • Dimensions: Standing 84 x 54 x 96cm; Folded 70 x 31 x 54cm


Best For Simplicity

5. Graco Evo Pushchair

Grace EVO Pushchair in camo design.

This classic buggy is easy to assemble, and comes at a family-friendly price. With world-facing and parent-facing seat settings, this stroller is compatible with Grace Evo's carrycot and car seat options as well, making it easy to keep up with life on the move.

Main Features

  • Price: £170
  • Weight: 11.55kg
  • Suitable for newborns to 15kg
  • Dimensions: Standing 93 x 61 x 113cm; Folded 56 x 30 x 84cm


Best For Travel

6. Babyzen YOYO² Stroller 6+

Babyzen YOYO² Stroller 6+.

The YOYO² presents a frame that fits three YOYO² seats, newborn, bassinet and 6 months+, with the Newborn and 6+ Packs suitable for flight cabin luggage. With a multi-position backrest, world-facing and parent-facing seat settings, and multiple accessories, YOYO² is easily repairable and recyclable, making it a great long-term choice.

Main Features

  • Price: £399 for 6month+ frame; additional newborn pack: £195
  • Weight: 6.2kg (as 6+)
  • Suitable for 6months to 22kg
  • Dimensions: Standing 138 x 45cm ; Folded 52 x 44 x 18cm


Best For British Buggy

7. Silver Cross Avia Galaxy Pushchair

Silver Cross Avia Galaxy Pushchair.

A super-lightweight stroller, the comfy Avia comes from a long line of quality pushchairs that have served the Royal Family since the late 1800s. Silver Cross are fully up to date with lockable swivel wheels, UPF50+ sun protection, and an adjustable backrest, and this is a brand you can trust for a carriage fit for a king or queen.

Main Features

  • Price: £175
  • Weight: 5.5kg
  • Suitable for newborns to 20kg
  • Dimensions: Standing 106 x 46 x 77cm


Best For Keeping Moving

8. Bugaboo Ant

Bugaboo Ant black pushchair.

Bugaboo are known for their smooth driving action, and this buggy is both quick to assemble and easy to pull along when folded. You can even access one of the two basket compartments when the Ant is fully folded up, and the choice of seat direction, height-adjustable seat, and advanced wheel suspension make this a stroller to please parents and babies alike.

Main Features

  • Price: £499
  • Weight: 7.2kg
  • Suitable for newborns to 22kg
  • Dimensions: Standing width 40.08cm; Folded 23 x 38 x 55cm


Best For Designer Luxury

9. Cybex by Jeremy Scott Priam Lux Seat

Cybex by Jeremy Scott Priam Lux Seat.

Cybex offer the ultimate customisable stroller experience. Like the YOYO², the Priam frame fits numerous seat designs, but the Lux Seat makes long-term sense as it is suitable from birth to approximately 4 years old. Taking this longer use into account, Cybex have thoughtfully designed the height of the seat to match that of a standard table, so this stroller can even double as a high chair when you're out and about. The Priam makes it easy for you to have fun, with a two-wheel Beach Mode for soft ground or stairs, and optional extras include ski attachments, snack tray and mosquito net. One for parents who love adventures!

Main Features

  • Price: around £770-£1300 for a customisable Lux Seat stroller from Cybex; also available ready-made from retailers for £879.90
  • Weight: 12.9kg, seat packs 2.98kg
  • Suitable for newborns to approximately 4 years (Lux Seat)
  • Dimensions: Standing 106 x 46 x 77cm; Folded 95 x 36.5 x 60cm; Compact Folded 84.5 x 29 x 51cm


Best For Technology

10. Cybex ePriam Pushchair

Cybex ePriam Pushchair.

To close the list with some fireworks, the ePriam Pushchair has all the luxury of the Priam with all the benefits of an electric bike. The handle bar sensors detect your pull/push pressure and automatically give you extra power for a tough uphill stretch or tricky downwards slope. Not only can the inbuilt, rechargeable-battery-powered motor system help you conquer inclines of up to 14 degrees, it makes child's play of rough terrain like cobblestones or gravel.  Perfect for reducing physical strain and lightening your load!

Main Features

  • Price: £1199.90
  • Weight: 15.3kg
  • Suitable for newborns to 22kg
  • Dimensions: Standing 94.5 x 60 x 115 cm; Folded: 88 x 51 x 33cm


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