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Ultimate Guide to Travel Strollers for Single Mothers by Choice - SMBC approved Recommendations for Family Adventures


Is 2024 shaping up to be your year of unforgettable travels with your little one(s)?


Mother holding child with pram beside her whilst on vacation in Bali

Whether it's a spontaneous weekend getaway or a planned international adventure, having the right gear is essential to make every moment memorable. So, here at SMBClife, we are diving into the world of travel prams specifically curated for single mothers by choice who are ready to explore the globe with their LO. The best part? These recommendations come straight from the community of strong and independent single moms who have shared their insights and experiences.


Silver Cross Clic in Hastings

Get ready to discover the perfect travel companion for your 2024 adventures – a selection of travel strollers that not only meet the highest standards of functionality but also carry the stamp of approval from fellow single mothers by choice who have tried, tested, and cherished these rides on their own adventures.

So, buckle up (or rather, buckle in your little one!), as we unveil the top travel strollers that promise to make your solo parenting escapades not just convenient, but significantly easier.


SINGLE PUSHCHAIRS

DOUBLE PUSHCHAIRS

SMBC Approved – Remember, these prams come highly recommended by fellow travelling Solo Mothers by Choice for your peace of mind and convenience!

Don't forget before making your decision, consider the specific needs of your upcoming travels, the age of your child, and your budget. Each of these prams has unique features that cater to different preferences and circumstances.


 

Single pushchairs

Doona+ baby car seat & TraVEL STROLLER

Best for Seamless Transitions

The integrated car seat and stroller design make it ideal for seamless transitions between car and strolling, perfect for moms on the go.

Doona+ baby car seat and travel stroller

For the dynamic single mother seeking convenience in her fast-paced lifestyle, the Doona+ baby car seat and travel stroller stands as a testament to innovation. Seamlessly transitioning between car seat and stroller, it caters to the on-the-go lifestyle, promising ease and efficiency in every journey.


The Doona makes travelling with a baby so easy as it's a car seat and stroller in one. It's also so easy switching between the two. I recommend this to anyone who wants a convenient and chic travel system for their baby.

Features:

  • From car seat (using isofix) to stroller in seconds

  • Ultra-compact and lightweight design.

  • One-hand fold for quick and easy storage.

  • Suitable for infants up to 13kg.

Pros:

  • Exceptional maneuverability.

  • High-quality materials for durability and safety.

  • Aircraft approved.

Cons:

  • Price may be on the higher side for the length of time it can be used for.

  • Limited recline for napping.

  • Parent facing only.

Dimensions:

  • Folded: 60 x 44 x 66cm

  • Weight: 7.5kg





 

SILVER CROSS CLIC

Best for Stylish Convenience

The reversible seat and ultra-compact fold offer a blend of style and practicality, catering to the needs of fashionable moms who want functionality.


Silver Cross Clic stroller features

Fashion-forward and functionality meet in the Silver Cross Clic, designed for the modern single mom with an eye for style. Its lightweight and ultra-compact fold make it a chic choice, ensuring your little one rides in comfort while you navigate the world with ease.


It's an amazing stroller. It folds super small and so easily fits in a cupboard or in the car. The one-hand fold makes putting it up and down effortless. There's a lot to like.

Features:

  • Ultra-compact free-standing fold - can be folded with one hand in seconds.

  • Super lightweight design at just 6.5kg with a built in carry handle.

  • Suitable for newborns with a lie-flat option up to 4 years (22 kg).

Pros:

  • Stylish design with magnetic buckle, 5-point safety harness, UPF50+ hood with sun visor and ventialtion panel.

  • Suitable for newborns to 4 years.

  • Sustainable fabrics crafted from recycled plastic bottles.

Cons:

  • Not as suitable for rough terrains.

  • Basket underneath is on the smaller side.

  • Not travel system compatible.

  • No parent facing option.

Dimensions:

  • Folded: 54 x 46.5 x 25cm

  • Weight: 6.5kg



 

BABY ZEN YOYO2

Best for Ultimate Portability

With its compact fold that fits in an airplane overhead bin, this pram is the epitome of portability, perfect for jet-setting moms.


Babtzen YOYO2 in aqua

For the single mother by choice with a passion for exploration, the Baby Zen YOYO2 takes center stage. Its compact fold, designed to fit in an airplane overhead bin, makes it the perfect companion for jet-setting moms, promising an effortless travel experience.


Best travel pram ever! It folds down into a backpack and has so far fit in the overhead locker on every plane I have been on. It's easy to fold and steer. Although expensive they do hold their value! Highly recommend.

Features:

  • Compact fold that fits in an airplane overhead bin.

  • Lightweight design, weighing 6.2kg, for easy maneuverability.

  • Suitable for infants and toddlers up to 22kg.

  • UPF50+ waterproof fabric.

Pros:

  • Travel-friendly size and weight which can be carried on your shoulder using the padded shoulder strap.

  • Smooth ride with good suspension.

  • Zipped back pocket to store essentials and a basket that carries up to 5kg.

  • 5 point harness.

  • Travel system compatible.

Cons:

  • Limited recline for napping.

  • Price point may be higher compared to some options.

  • Parent facing option only with the newborn pack.

Dimensions:

  • Folded: 52 x 44 x 18cm

  • Weight: 6.2kg





 


Cosatto Whoosh 3

Best Budget Friendly Option

With its vibrant color options and affordability, the Cosatto Whoosh brings a burst of joy without breaking the bank.


Cosatto Woosh 3 pram folded an unfolded

Adding a splash of vibrancy to your parenting journey, the Cosatto Whoosh is the ideal choice for the solo mother seeking convenience without compromising on style. Its lightweight design and budget-friendly price make it a joyful companion for your adventures.


Easy to put up and down. Small and lightweight. Nice sturdy, colourful design. Lovely to push. Bottom basket is most spacious I've had. Love the extending hood and pull along handle.

Features:

  • Lightweight and compact design with one-hand fold.

  • Suitable for newborns with a lie-flat position to a max weight of 25kg.

  • Adjustable calf support..

Pros:

  • Vibrant and stylish color options.

  • Affordable price point.

  • UPF100+ double tiered hood for ultimate shading.

  • Comes with lots of extras e.g. cupholder, raincover, extra large basket and bell.

Cons:

  • Brake pedal sticks out a little far so can be accidentally stepped on

  • Not travel system compatible.

  • No parent facing option.

Dimensions:

  • Folded: 65 x 40 x 50cm

  • Weight: 7.2kg





 

Cybex libelle

Best for Superior Maneuverability

The Cybex Libelle stands out for its exceptional maneuverability, making it the top choice for moms who prioritize easy navigation.


cybex libelle sroller folded and unfolded

For the solo mother seeking superior maneuverability, the Cybex Libelle takes the lead. With its ultra-compact and lightweight design, it promises nimble navigation, allowing you to weave through crowded streets or explore off-the-beaten paths with ease.


It closely resembles the Yo-yo but without the pricetag. The size is fantastic and I have always taken it on board the plane.

Features:

  • Ultra-compact and lightweight design at only 6kg..

  • One-pull harness adjustment and easy fold for quick and easy storage.

  • Suitable for infants from 6 months to toddlers up to 4 years (max 22kg)..

Pros:

  • Exceptional maneuverability.

  • High-quality materials for durability.

  • Suitable as hand luggage for 99% of airlines.

  • UPF50+ hood and adjustable foot rest.

  • Can be used as a travel system with the right adaptors.

Cons:

  • Limited recline for napping.

  • Forward facing only.

Dimensions:

  • Folded: 32 x 20 x 48cm

  • Weight: 6kg






 

JOOLZ AER+

Best Modern Luxury on the Go

The Joolz Aer+ combines a sleek design with adjustable features, offering a touch of luxury for moms who value both style and functionality.


Joolz aer+ shown four ways folded and unfolded

Combining modern luxury with on-the-go functionality, the Joolz Aer+ is the choice for the solo mom who values both style and substance. Its sleek design and adjustable features make it an eye-catching accessory for your travels.


It's fantastic. While I used to frequently come across the Yo-yo, I believe this one shares similar dimensions but feels better quality, with a comfortable seat. I've never had a problem taking it on board the plane. The convenient strap makes it easy to carry, and the extendable hood with ventialtion panels proves invaluable in hot weather.

Features:

  • Compact with an easy one-handed one-second fold for travel and storage.

  • UPF50+ super extended sun hood with ventilation.

  • Ergonomic seat with 5 point harness.

  • Suitable from 6 months to 4 years.

Pros:

  • Sleek and modern design with wider basket and 4-wheel suspension.

  • Airplane compatible.

  • Lightweight at 6kg.

  • Comes with a travel pouch..

  • Travel system compatible.

Cons:

  • Pricier compared to some other travel prams.

  • Forward facing only and no lap bar.

Dimensions:

  • Folded: 53.5 x 21.5 x 45cm

  • Weight: 6kg





 

Bugaboo butterfly

Best Premium Performance

The Bugaboo Butterfly offers top-notch build quality and compatibility with various accessories, making it the premium choice for discerning moms.


Bugaboo butterfly folded and unfolded

Elevating your parenting experience, the Bugaboo Butterfly is the premium choice for the discerning single mother. With top-notch build quality and compatibility with various accessories, it promises an unparalleled level of performance and customization.


I love my Bugaboo Butterfly. It's easy to fold and fits in the footwell of my car. There's lots of space for baby and a huge basket underneath. I totally recommend it.

Features:

  • Compact one-second fold for easy storage and unfold.

  • Suitable from 6 months to 4 years (22kg)

  • UPF50+ sun canopy with extendable breezy panel.

Pros:

  • Excellent build quality with 4-wheel suspension.

  • Underseat basket holds up to 8kg providing plenty of storage.

  • Almost fully flat recline.

  • Travel system compatible.

Cons:

  • Higher price point.

  • Relatively heavier compared to some competitors.

  • Foward facing only.

Dimensions:

  • Folded: 45 x 23 x 54cm

  • Weight: 7.3kg





 

SILVER CROSS jet 3

Best Sturdy Travel Companion

Despite not fitting some plane overhead bins, the Jet 3's sturdy build and reputable brand make it a reliable choice for various terrains


Silver cross jet 3 folded and unfolded.

Silver Cross Jet 3, though not fitting in every airplane overhead bin, asserts itself as a reliable travel companion. Sturdy and well-built, it ensures a smooth ride on various terrains, catering to the single mom looking for durability and versatility.


Compact and comfortable for my baby, strong and sturdy. Sleek design. I love it.

Features:

  • Freestanding compact fold for easy storage.

  • Suitable for newborns with a lie-flat option to 3-4 years (15 kg).

  • Super lightweight.

Pros:

  • Can be pulled along suitcase style.

  • Cabin approved for most major airlines.

  • UPF50+ sunhood

  • Travel system compatible.

  • Magnetic buckle, adjustable calf support and flip-flop friendly brakes.

Cons:

  • Despite being compact, it may not fit in some airplane overhead bins.

  • Relatively heavier compared to similar models.

  • Forward facing only.

  • Middle bar in the basket reduces its capacity.

Dimensions:

  • Folded: 55 x 30 x 20cm

  • Weight: 7.2kg





 

Double pushchairs


MOUNTAIN BUGGY NANO DUO

Best Compact Companion

This double pram's compact design aligns with the needs of a single mother by choice who seeks convenience and flexibility.


Mountain Buggy Nano Duo

This compact double pram, the Mountain Buggy Nano Duo, stands out with its versatility and sleek design, providing a comfortable and smooth ride for you and your little ones on all your adventures. Its lightweight structure, coupled with easy navigation, makes it the perfect companion for urban strolls or travel, ensuring you and your dynamic duo experience every journey with convenience and style.


Bought for my twins. I love how light this stroller is. I have no issues carrying it. Great for travel as its so easy to navigate.

Features:

  • Travel System Compatible

  • Suitable from birth to toddler (3 years)

  • Easy to Navigate in crowded or narrow spaces with one hand.

Pros:

  • Compact and lightweight design with hands free shoulder strap or carrying.

  • Suitable for newborns with a cocoon purchased separately and for three children with a scooter board attachment.

  • Mesh seat back with ventilation keep little ones cool on hot days and individual adjustable leg rests provides comfort.

Cons:

  • May not be as suitable for rough terrains.

  • Forward facing only.

Dimensions:

  • Folded: 52 x 72 x 32cm

  • Weight: 9kg





 

BABY JoGGER CITY MINI GT2 DOUBLE

Best All-Terrain Comfort Cruiser for Dynamic Duos

This double pram excels with its all-terrain capabilities, adjustable comfort features ensuring a smooth and enjoyable ride for dynamic duos on any adventure.

Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double in Black

For the single mother by choice navigating the world with two, the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double emerges as the epitome of comfort and versatility. Engineered with all-terrain wheels, an adjustable calf support system, and UV-protected canopies, this stroller is designed to make every journey a smooth and enjoyable experience for your dynamic duo.


Best pram I have ever had. It's sturdy and good quality yet surprisingly light.

Features:

  • All-Terrain Wheels.

  • Suitable from birth up to 22 kg for each seat.

  • Quick and easy one-hand fold for convenience.

  • Near flat seat recline.

Pros:

  • Suitable for various terrains with all-terrain wheels.

  • Adjustable calf support for personalizcomfort.

  • Adjustable handlebar

  • Hand operated partking brake.

  • Extendable UPF50+ canopies for sun protection.

  • Travel system compatible.

Cons:

  • May be heavier compared to some double strollers.

  • Seat doesn't fully sit upright.

  • Forward facing only.

Dimensions:

  • Folded: 81.5 x 34 x 77.5cm

  • Weight: 16kg





 

YOYO CONNECT

Best Versatile Tandem Connection for On-the-Go Independence

As an accessory, the Babyzen Yoyo Connect is celebrated for its seamless tandem connection, providing on-the-go independence to solo mom's who seek adaptability without compromising the Yoyo's signature lightweight design.


Yoyo Connect Accessory


In the realm of adaptable parenting solutions, the Babyzen YOYO Connect emerges as the best choice for the single mother by choice seeking on-the-go independence. This innovative accessory seamlessly connects two YOYO2 strollers, maintaining the lightweight and compact design that defines the YOYO series. Enjoy the freedom to explore with your little ones while maintaining the convenience and style you desire.


I love how adaptable this makes my YOYO strollers as I can easily connect them together when I need to. Best purchase ever!

Pros:

  • Connects Two YOYO2 Strollers: Enables the tandem connection of two Babyzen YOYO2 strollers.

  • Lightweight and Compact Design: Maintains the signature lightweight and compact design of the YOYO2 strollers.

  • Easy to Attach and Detach: Effortlessly connects and disconnects for seamless adaptability.

Cons:

  • Not a standalone stroller.

  • Additional cost for the accessory and second pram.






So there you have it,

These carefully curated travel prams and accessories, recommended by our wonderful community of Single Mothers by Choice (SMBC), are more than just practical tools – they are designed to make your adventures smoother and your travels more enjoyable. We hope you found this list useful.

Safe travels and endless adventures to you and your little ones! 💖


We'd love to hear from you! If you own any of these prams or have thoughts and feelings to share, please leave a comment below. Your experiences and insights not only add to the richness of our community but also help fellow Single Mothers by Choice (SMBC) navigate the world of solo parenting with confidence. Let's continue supporting and uplifting each other!


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