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Our guide to selecting the best lightweight stroller #ad

Our guide to selecting the best lightweight stroller #ad
Mamas & Papas Airo pushchair and changing bag

For busy parents living in an urban area, families who travel, those with cosy homes and parents who just love to get out and about with baby, finding the best compact stroller is essential.

But that doesn’t mean you have to skimp on other aspects that make a stroller easy and convenient to use, not to mention stylish.

One lightweight stroller we really love is the new Mamas & Papas Airo. It’s the company’s most portable pushchair – it packs up tight and travels light, perfect for going places. The super-slim Airo will have you gliding through city streets and tight spaces, then folding it up quickly using just one hand when it’s time to travel or store it away at home. It also comes in an array of colours, including Black, Grey Marl, Grapefruit, Mint and a Rose Gold Special Edition in Dusk.

Whatever your budget, look for these 8 features to ensure you choose the best lightweight pushchair and that your travel stroller is safe, comfortable and a pleasure to use.

How to choose a great compact lightweight stroller

  1. Be strict about the weight

    Probably one of the most important things in a compact stroller is weight. Even a few kilograms can make the difference between making your life easier and being something else you have to lug around. (At 7.6 kg, the Airo is among the lightest travel pushchairs.)

  2. Make sure it’s easy to fold

    Quick-up, quick-down is essential, especially if you’re out alone and need to hold baby in one arm and collapse your pushchair with the other. We love that the Airo folds easily with one hand (at last!) and stands only 55cm when collapsed.

  3. Ask yourself how you’ll carry it

    Finding a stroller that’s easy to carry isn’t just about weight. It should also be easy to sling over your shoulder, carry or tote. You can even get one that turns into a backpack, leaving your hands free for other things.Airo lightweight stroller folded and carried on the back

  4. Don’t forget safety

    Give yourself peace of mind and help keep baby safe with a secure harness, easy-to-operate brake and safety bar in front. All strollers, prams, buggies and pushchairs should comply with British Standard 7409:1996 or BS EN 1888:2003.

  5. Look for luxury details

    You want a slimmed-down model but that doesn’t mean you have to forego the things that make baby comfortable and make it enjoyable to use: a hood substantial enough to provide shade, a snug liner, good padding and quality breathable fabric that’s machine washable. A range of cute colours is a bonus, as well as adjustable handle height to adapt to different ‘drivers’.

  6. Choose the right seat

    The ideal travel stroller (or one to use around town) is suitable from birth and allows baby to both lay back for naps and sit up to survey their kingdom.

  7. Look at the wheels

    A good lightweight stroller needs wheels that are sturdy enough to handle curbs, cobbles and steps. Too insubstantial, and they can easily break with regular city wear and tear. Too big and bulky wheels and they become heavy and make cornering in tight places like shops or cafes difficult. A slimline profile with quality wheels means you won’t be yanking your stroller around.

  8. Ensure it’s easy to store

    A good compact travel stroller should be easy to store in a narrow hall, in your trunk or footwell and in luggage racks and overhead compartments. We love that the Mamas & Papas’s Airo has wheels that lock in place when folded so it won’t roll away when placed against a wall or standing up. The frame doesn’t touch the ground when folded, ensuring it stays clean. And it collapses completely to a diminutive height of 45cm.
    Mamas & Papas Airo compact lightweight stroller folded in nursery

A good compact travel stroller should be easy to store in a narrow hall, in your trunk or footwell and in luggage racks and overhead compartments. We love that the Mamas & Papas’s Airo has wheels that lock in place when folded so it won’t roll away when placed against a wall or standing up. The frame doesn’t touch the ground when folded, ensuring it stays clean. And it collapses completely to a diminutive height of 45cm.

With the right lightweight stroller, getting out and enjoying time with your little one is easy, convenient and hassle-free. If this is exactly what you’re after, discover the all new Mamas & Papas Airo pushchair range, to find a colour that suits your family. With a range of matching footmuffs, changing bags and car seat adapters also available, the Airo really does offer the complete compact travel solution. You can shop the range now, only available at Mamas & Papas.

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