What should I look for when buying an easy fold pram?
Read on for all you need to know, plus three of the best folding pushchairs
Image: Babyzen Yoyo+
Life never moves at a faster pace than when you are travelling with a baby. Whether travelling by car or plane, or needing to collapse your pram at a restaurant, the key is speed - baby waits for no one! Here is what you need to know, along with three of our favourite easy folders for life on the fly.
Need to know
- Look for buggies with a one-fold motion or a fast-fold mechanism, for ease and speed.
- Practice folding and unfolding the pushchair at home before you head out.
- Some buggy models have tyres that pop off for easy storage.
- Check the buggy’s weight – you may be lifting it with one arm.
- Frequent flyers? Pick a buggy that fits in an overhead locker.
Three of the best easy fold prams
1. TINY TOTS ON THE GO
The last thing you want to be fretting about is how easily your pushchair goes up and down when getting around by bus, train or even plane. Folding to a compact 52 x 44 x18cm, the Babyzen Yoyo+ can be carried like a bag and is small enough to pop in an overhead compartment. Use from birth with the 0+ newborn pack, then swap to the 6mth+ fabrics. £544, babyzen.com
Image: Joolz Geo Duo
2. POPPING IN THE CAR
The smooth one-motion fold of the Joolz Geo makes the pushchair easy to collapse even when you’ve got your baby in your other arm. Its auto-lock also secures it when folded. Having twins? The Joolz Geo Duo has the same easy fold/unfold. Get it with its accessories package exclusively at mothercare.com
Image: Bugaboo Chameleon3
3. URBAN LIFE
For nipping around town or city, the Bugaboo Cameleon3 Plus offers nifty manoeuvrability and has a quick, two-piece fold (the buggy chassis folds to 90 x 50 x 31cm), and the seat then fits neatly into that footprint. The large rear wheels can also be popped off to make it even smaller when stored. A good all-rounder. bugaboo.com
Compiled by Ali Horsfall