It’s an ongoing problem and struggles for parents where a child gets older and bigger for his or her age. The struggle multiplies if parents plan to travel and tensions are not only about child’s food but child’s carriage, strollers, etc. It is been always a challenge to carry the bulky stroller for travel.
As a parent, I would always desire for a lightweight stroller which is compact, good in its looks, match es the lifestyle and very affordable stroller.
In this guide, we will try to review some of the best lightweight strollers we have come across and compared the features so that it becomes easy for the parent to choose and decide the right lightweight stroller for toddlers.
We have reviewed the strollers on the basis of four main criteria:
1. Bulky or Lightweight Stroller for Toddler
At times as a child grows older, they tend to not sit at one place. Children would want to think of them as big kids and would want to walk, run rather being pushed and wheeled around. But at times, there will be a point when the child will get tired and would need a place to sit, relax watch the surroundings.
Now at this point as a parent, the biggest challenge becomes on choosing the wheeler, stroller which is lightweight & compact to carry.
So what would be the ideal weight for the stroller to be called a lightweight stroller?
Weights of the strollers can vary between as low as 10 pounds to 35-40 pounds.
So anything between 10-20 pounds can be considered as lightweight strollers for travel system strollers. Again this depends on the individuals or parents on how comfortable they are to carry these strollers around.
What would be the right folded size of the stroller?
But then by choosing a lightweight stroller for toddlers to be a compromisation with quality? 🙂
2. Safety Features in a Stroller
This should be the utmost priority of the parents while selecting the strollers. Of-course not all strollers are going to be benchmarked with Industry standards.
Practically as a parent, it would even be difficult to find what safety features should be there in a stroller.
Would that just be protecting the child from sunlight, rain, etc?
As per the Consumer Product Safety Division of the United States, there is around 20 MUST MUST features which a stroller should comply with.
To know more about these features, please check the following: which givens a complete idea on Safety points for Strollers.
Did you know
Any paint containing more than 90 ppm of lead should not be painted and used in Stroller.
No part of the stroller should have more than 100 ppm of lead content in ant accessible part.
Strollers should be tested and verified by a CPSC accepted third party laboratory for compliance and children safety measures.
3. Style & Comfort in Stroller
Being a parent and in this glittery world, I would surely want my kid to travel and being carried in a stylish stroller. Before buying the lightweight stroller for the toddler, the following style options would need to be considered :
- * How sleek the design of the stroller is.
- * Does this stroller comes in more than 3 colors?
- * How many accessories the stroller can support.
- * Can the strollers be customized and prints?
- * How is the leather in the handles?
- * Looks of the fabric plush and washable?
- * How soft the cushions are?
4. How much would Stroller Cost?
Price plays an important role while choosing the lightweight strollers. Considering the child who is growing swiftly, will surely abandon the use of the stroller. Whether it is heavyweight or lightweight in any case the final thought would be on its price.
As an industry benchmark, strollers can cost as little as $60 to more than $1500.
Lightweight strollers would usually cost around $100-150. Anything more than this would be an expensive deal.