Best umbrella stroller
To find the best umbrella stroller, you need to consider what matters about the stroller you're buying. As always, it's about assessing what needs you have as a family. If you need a small stroller that is easy to fold and take with you on a shopping trip or to the airport, an umbrella stroller can be a great idea. It's also a cheap option if you don't need the stroller that much. In fact, umbrella strollers generally cost less than other strollers and pushchairs. See our big stroller guide here.
Cheap umbrella stroller
If the umbrella stroller is to be used as an extra stroller, a travel stroller or perhaps only for sporadic use by the grandparents, there is no need to reduce the children's savings. In fact, there's a huge range of cheap umbrella strollers for you to choose from. Especially at online retailers, the selection is great if you are looking for a cheap umbrella stroller.
- Is it most important that the umbrella stroller is small and compact so that it is super easy to take along in the car?
- Or does it need to be comfortable if your child will be using it a lot and maybe sleeping in it? Should it be able to lie down completely?
All these things matter when it comes to choosing the best umbrella stroller for you. If you're taking the umbrella stroller on board a plane, and perhaps for a slightly older child who wants to walk on their own for part of the time, then it might be worth choosing one of the smaller models. If the umbrella stroller is to be used for a child who is not yet able to walk independently and who also needs to take naps in the umbrella stroller, then it is a good idea to choose one that also provides good comfort for baby.
Umbrella stroller: when?
The main rule is that baby can sit in a pushchair when he or she can sit independently. Typically this is around 6 months of age. This is therefore also the age at which an umbrella stroller can be used. Many parents are happy with their umbrella stroller as an extra carriage. It can be nice to have an extra stroller at the grandparents' house that they can use for short trips. The umbrella stroller is also very useful for the slightly older children around 2 years. At this age, children will usually not sit in their pushchair all the time, but will also walk on their own. The umbrella stroller gives them a place to relax and rest their legs when they are tired of walking. It can also be used for an afternoon nap every now and then when an umbrella stroller is lying down. Choosing an umbrella stroller that can lie down is a big advantage. If you can't find a pushchair that can lie down, it's best to use the umbrella pushchair for older children, or alternatively for children who won't be sleeping in it.
Umbrella stroller for aircraft
Many people are looking for an umbrella stroller for planes, as a small stroller is just super convenient to have with you on holiday. An umbrella stroller for planes also has the advantage that you do not need to rent a so-called airshell for the stroller. Because the stroller just folds up like an umbrella, it obviously doesn't take up much space or is particularly vulnerable to bumps and knocks. Some of the very small and compact pushchairs can even be carried in hand luggage. So if you're after an umbrella stroller for flights, there are many advantages to this.