Cheap, lightweight, easy-to-use buggies that are perfect for holidays, weekends with grandparents and days out – we’ve rounded up our choice of budget friendly prams, pushchairs and strollers…
Budget strollers are the perfect solution for holidays, leaving with the grandparents for a weekend away or stashing at nursery in the communal buggy park. While these pushchairs might not have all the bells and whistles of the mid to high-end buggies and they don’t offer as much versatility as a travel system, they do offer fantastic value for money, plus reliability and ease-of-use.
Most budget strollers are designed to be used for babies that are 6 months plus. The seats that lie completely flat are recommended for newborns and a stroller that offers a compatible carrycot may provide a more suitable solution.
1. Red Kite, Push Me 2U
The Push Me 2U is a great two position stroller that is modern, practical and stylish. It features a deep padded seat for slightly older babies and toddlers and it is suitable from 6 months. A detachable hood and additional rain cover make this stroller suitable for all weather conditions, the shopping basket allows for extra storage whilst you’re out and about.
With its lockable swivel wheels and 5 point harness your little ones will be kept secure as well as comfortable in the deep padded seat. With the 2 position recline they can easily take a comfortable nap on those long strolls and when its time to go home there is a simple folding mechanism for ease of use and storage .As you would expect from a Red Kite Baby product the Push Me 2U is great quality at a reasonable price featured in 2 stylish colours.
- Lightweight two position lie back stroller
- Suitable from 6 months
- Includes useful shopping basket
- Folds easily for handy storage and carrying
Prices from £36.27, compare prices here.
2. Joie, Nitro
The Joie Nitro Stroller is designed to adapt with your child from birth onwards. Sleek and modern the Nitro is fashionable and functional.
Featuring a lightweight chassis the Nitro Stroller makes strolling with your little one a breeze. With a lie-flat option and multi-position seat, the Nitro to be used from birth, complete with a 5 point harness to keep your child one safe and secure.
The Nitro is compact when folded, making it easy to store and travel with. Featuring a removable and adjustable hood, your little one will be protected from harmful rays while out in sunny weather.
- Sleek and lightweight umbrella chassis
- Suitable from birth
- Easy and compact fold
- Convenient carry handle
Prices from £79.99, compare prices here.
3. Hauck, Sunny
This super light and compact city companion can be used right from birth in lying position or combined with an infant car seat and loaded up to 25 kg. Unlocked with one hand only, the stroller folds away automatically to a mini format that fits almost any car boot and public transports.
This sporty stroller is not only very comfy thanks to backrest and footrest being adjustable into lying position, but also very smooth to drive. The swivelling and lockable front wheels make Sunny very easy to push and steer.
In addition, the large canopy with sun blend protects your child against all weathers. It can be pulled forward to avoid sun, wind or rain from reaching the little explorer. And when it’s hot, simply open the zipper that shows a large mesh area for better ventilation.
The 5-point harness, front bumper, and parking brake help keep your child safe at any time, during holiday or day to day life. For transport, Sunny folds away compactly within a matter of seconds.
- Super light and ultra compact city stroller from birth
- Light and reversible sports seat with lying position
- Ideal for a daily life with bus or train
Prices from £169.99, compare prices here.
4. Graco, TravelLite
If you’re looking for a stroller that is light and compact, something that is extremely portable and can be folded away neatly when not in use – well the Graco Travelite Stroller could be the one for you. Suitable from birth up until 15kg (approximately 3 years old), this stroller is designed to be easy to push and super comfortable for your little one.
For optimum comfort, the Travelite comes complete with adjustable calf support so your little one’s legs can be comfy too – perfect for sitting upright or laying back to sleep the day away. The seat has multiple recline positions allowing your little one to be comfortable whether awake or asleep.
To store all the bits you invariably take with you on a trip out, there is a large basket, perfect for nappies, toys, bottles, changes of clothes……..the list goes on. There is also a removable seat liner as well as the footmuff and rain cover. The front wheels swivel which makes for great manoeuvrability but can be locked if needed.
When no longer in use, the stroller has a quick and compact umbrella fold and also comes complete with an integrated carrying handle – perfect for storing and carrying.
- Reclines to keep your child comfortable for longer
- Superior manoeuvrability with swivel wheels
- Quick and compact fold to save storage space
Prices from £70.00, compare prices here.
5. My Babiie, MB02
Meet the My Babiie MB02 Pink Chevron Stroller – great value, sporty, lightweight buggies that offer superb manoeuvrability and easy handling. Fully equipped with lockable and swivelling front wheels and an extra large shopping basket, the MB02 stroller is ideal for any trip out with your little one from birth (with its full recline)
The My Babiie MB02 range of strollers also come with an extendable 3 position hood to keep your baby shaded from the sun and elements, we have even doubled up this sun protection by adding UPF50+ (UV Protection) to the hood. Free handy cup holder and rain cover so that if you are strolling in the sunshine or braving the wet weather you have a trendsetting and versatile superstar to push.
- Suitable from birth to maximum 15kg
- Great for parents on the go being lightweight but strong
- Lockable swivel front wheels
- Front and rear wheel suspension
- Compact fold, ideal for holidays too!
Prices from £99.99, compare prices here.
6. Safety First, Peps
When you want a great holiday buggy at an affordable price, the Safety 1st Peps Buggy is the perfect solution. This lightweight buggy is perfect for those trips away when you don’t want to take something big and bulky with you on the journey.
It folds compactly, whether you’re putting it in the boot of your car, in the hold of an aircraft, in the luggage rack of a train or bus or just in the cupboard under the stairs at the end of a long day. You can secure your little one safely in the seat of the Peps using the 5 point harness, it will hold them nicely from 6 months until they reach 15kg- not bad for a little buggy!
The ride is nice too- the front wheels have suspension for a smooth stroll, and they can also be set to swivel when you’re nipping through crowded streets or locked forwards for straight-line trekking. The back wheels can be locked so you can stop safely easily too. The inexpensive buggy has solid wheels so you don’t need to worry about flat tyres, and easy grip handles to make pushing a pleasure.
- No hassle to take on holiday or public transport
- Comfy ride thanks to the sprung suspension
- Superior manoeuvrability with swivel wheels
- Extremely compact fold to save storage space
- No stopping thanks to puncture proof wheels
Prices from £25.00, compare prices here.
7. Silver Cross, Pop
Pop is the original Silver Cross stroller, loved and trusted by millions of parents for more than a decade. With a full lie-flat seat, UPF50+ hood and simple one-motion fold, its easy to see why so many families love it! Suitable from newborn through to toddler, Pop is the ultimate everyday pushchair.
Featuring a full lie-flat recline, adjustable calf-support and super-comfortable quilted seat, Pop offers a comfortable and smooth ride for baby, with added peace-of-mind for parents.
- Suitable from birth to 22kg (approx. 4 years)
- Full lie-flat seat with one-hand recline
- One-motion fold and carry handle
Prices from £190.00, compare prices here.
8. Phil and Teds, Go
The Phil & Teds Go is easy to fold with one hand and it’s super compact and freestanding making storing and transporting the buggy a breeze. It measures a tiny 54 x 44 x 19cm when it’s folded.
The seat unit is suitable for use from birth thanks to the lie-flat recline. Talking of the recline and can also easily be done with one hand. The seat unit is a full-size sling but the buggy is only a slimline 44cm so it will fit in cafe’s, through doors and on public transport with ease.
The wheels are puncture proof allowing you to take your little one wherever life’s adventures take you without you needing to worry. There is also the option of having the front wheels on the buggy in swivel or fixed mode. To keep them safe and sound there is a 5-point harness and a removable grab bar. The basket under the buggy is capable of holding 5kg to – great for all your shopping!
- Slim design to fit through tight spaces easily
- Lie-flat recline gives you extended use from birth
- No hassle to take on holiday or public transport
Prices from £148.99, compare prices here.
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Comments by Hazel Spencer