Which is the best pram for your baby? The best pushchair is one that suits your lifestyle. A pushchair – also known as a buggy or a stroller – is by far one of the most expensive items you’ll buy for your baby, so it’s a decision worth taking your time over.
If you have limited storage space at home, a small car boot or you use public transport regularly, a space-saving, compact, lightweight pushchair could be the right buggy for you!
We’ve rounded up our favourite compact buggies so you can find one that will suit you and your family.
The Joolz Aer Pushchair is the perfect companion for taking a walk, popping out for an ice cream, or just enjoying some fresh air. It’s a compact, lightweight (just 6.1kg) and collapsible buggy.
When you need it, your folding buggy flips open in a second and it has a fantastic shoulder strap, making travelling with your baby a sinch. It’s ergonomic design that makes the Joolz Aer unique, with its super comfortable seat that keeps your child happy when you’re out and about.
With its easy to use harness, great wheels, good ventilation and plenty of storage for toys and groceries, the Joolz Aer travel buggy makes your life incredibly easy.
- Easy one-second fold
- Aeroplane compatible
- Ergonomic seat
Love Joolz? You may also like check out the Joolz Hub or the Joolz Day
Out around town, on a whirlwind weekend trip, or exploring faraway places – an extra hand is always helpful for any parent.
At the touch of a button, the Nuna Trvl stroller automatically self-folds into a super-compact, free-standing package – giving you the convenience and mobility you need to discover the world in style. To ensure your little one’s safety, the stroller comes with a magnetic buckle on the no-rethread harness.
Suitable from birth, it reclines fully for snoozing little ones. Great for city living or for holidays and more, parents will love the luxe materials and innovative conveniences of this compact and lightweight travel stroller.
- Lightweight (7kg) with luxury features
- Travel system ready
- One-hand self-collapsing compact fold
Love Nuna? You may also like to check out the Nuna Triv or the Nuna Pepp Next
Uppababy, Vista V2
The Uppababy Vista starts as a single and expands to accommodate up to three children of similar or various ages and stages. It has an intuitive design that allows for multiple configurations, making transporting a second and third child a breeze – all while strolling like a single pushchair.
It will make travelling with your little one easy, the carrycot is ideal for sleeping and also has a reversible seat, extra large shopping basket, shock-absorbing front & rear suspension for a smooth ride, a foot push-on/off brake system and adjustable SPF 50+ sun canopy.
- Included Carrycot is perfect for naps on the go
- Ability to transport up to three children with RumbleSeat and PiggyBack accessories
- Full-size reversible Toddler Seat
- All wheel suspension
Love Uppababy? You may also like to check out the Uppababy Cruz V2
The Libelle buggy has one of the world’s smallest compact folds for easy travelling by car, train and plane. Families can enjoy a trip that’s smooth, effortless and most of all fun!
It folds into a genius space-saving package and it’s lightweight enough to make carrying a breeze and comfortable for sleepy children on the move.
Folding and unfolding in seconds, the Libelle pushchair is an ultra-compact travel companion that fits in car boots, under train seats – wherever you need to put it.
- Suitable from approx. 6 month to 22 kg (approx. 4 years)
- No effort to push thanks to a lightweight chassis
- Infinite Recline
- Smooth Front-wheel Suspension
Love Cybex? You may also like to check out the Cybex Beezy
Remember, you can find the latest prices for buggies across the entire UK market using our price comparison tool here.
Silver Cross, Zest
Weighing in at a mere 5.8kg thanks to the strong aluminium chassis, the Zest ticks the boxes for being both ultra lightweight and extremely compact without compromising on features.
Suitable from birth thanks to a full lie flat recline, all the way up to a whopping 25kg. The seat is particularly spacious and with a tall backrest to ensure you can get the full 25kg out of it comfortably as your child grows.
Packed full of features, the hood is fully extendable which offers UPF50+ with ventilation, making it ideal for warmer weather. The 5 point safety harness keeps your child secure and is easy to use and adapt as the child grows. The generous shopping basket is ideal for carrying all your essentials, and the rain cover has a tailored fit to ensure the whole of the Zest is properly protected from the wet and windy elements.
With a compact umbrella fold, complete with a handy carry strap, the Zest is ideal for travel or even just public transport.
- UPF50+ sun protection to keep away harmful rays
- Compact fold to save storage space
- Lie-flat seat from birth for extended use
Love Silver Cross? You may also like to check out the Silver Cross Pop
Bugaboo, Bee 6
The Bugaboo Bee 6 is the ultimate urban pushchair. It offers the trusted Bugaboo quality with a compact design. Perfect for helping you navigate easily through busy city areas, get in and out of public transport or a taxi. The Bugaboo Bee 6 offers the best of both worlds: true comfort in a compact size.
It’s compact and light, making it perfect for navigating through the city and getting in and out of public transport. You can operate it and fold with one hand to easily carry up and down the stairs or store it at home or on the go.
When folded into one piece, it can stand on its own thanks to the integrated self-stand. This means lightweight city comfort, convenient storage, and easy lifting and carrying wherever you go.
- Large 7-inch puncture-proof wheels
- Ergonomic seat, with adjustable height and length
- Sun canopy with peekaboo window and breezy panel
- Rotating bumper bar for optimal child comfort and protection
- Integrated self-stand, for easy and convenient storage
Love Bugaboo? You may also like to check out the Bugaboo Fox 3
Mamas and Papas, Airo
In the car, on the plane or in your favourite coffee spot, getting out and about with baby is easier than ever with this lightweight pushchair. 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’s so compact that it’ll tuck neatly into car boots and footwells, luggage racks and overhead compartments and can even be worn as a backpack when baby wants a toddle in the park.
Perfect from birth and for growing toddlers, the Airo’s seat sits fully upright so baby can watch the world without a fuss, then lies back when it’s naptime. And with extra padding and knitted fabric, those snoozes will be even cosier.
- Folds with one hand for quick and easy storage
- Easily carry it when folded with straps and rucksack conversion
- Solid and sturdy even when folded thanks to the unique dual sided wheel lock
Love Mamas and Papas? You may also like to check out the Mamas and Papas Cruise and Armadillo
IckleBubba, Globe Max Stroller
The Ickle Bubba Globe is designed for anywhere and everywhere, it’s an ultra-compact design and it folds and unfolds like a dream. Weighing just 6.4kg, it is perfect for use on public transport making it easier than ever to meet up with friends for a drink, catch a taxi, hop onto the tube or fly to the other side of the world.
Carry on your shoulder or push with one hand as you and your little one embark on a global adventure.
- Suitable from birth to 15kg
- Ultra-compact when folded
- Lightweight 6.4kg aluminium frame
- Includes luxury soft quilted seat liner, footmuff, cup holder & rain cover
- Front and rear suspension for a smoother ride
Love IckleBubba? You may also like to check out the IckleBubba Discovery and Gravity
Will the buggy fit in my car?
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Comments by Hazel Spencer