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Your Buying Guide To Select The Right Travel Stroller

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I have seen a lot of parents struggle while taking their kids out, especially when travelling. They fail to realize that the daily, bulky, traditional umbrella strollers are so inconvenient to move around compared to today’s sleek umbrella strollers.

The same ignorance made me suffer initially when we had our first daughter. However, when we planned to travel internationally at that time, one of my close cousins suggested a travel stroller for the trip. We bought one and have been ever so thankful that we took the suggestion.

Like we did then, many parents have a big doubt before travelling with a baby—Do we really need a travel stroller?

This article aims to answer this daunting question, while providing some really good insights on how a travel stroller is different from the regular traditional stroller and the umbrella stroller.

For selecting the right travel stroller, along with some really good suggestions, you can refer to You will not only get details about what all you need to look at while buying the right travel stroller for your baby, but also detailed reviews on some of the best travel strollers available in the market today.

So, Why Do You Need A Separate Travel Stroller?

Well, when you think of travelling light with your child, switching to a travel stroller is the best choice you can make. To help you make the right decision, let me take you through the pros and cons of the various types of strollers available in the market.

  1. Traditional Stroller



  1. Umbrella Stroller



  1. Travel Stroller

We often find ourselves in a situation where we want to buy a product that has the best features from two or three other products. We can call this the shopping conundrum/ dilemma.

Here’s one product that will give you the best features of both of the above stroller types while keeping your baby happy and comfortable.

Like Hannah Montana, ‘Enjoy the Best of BOTH WORLDS’!

The travel stroller is definitely a notch above both types of strollers. It is more compact and light as compared to the traditional and umbrella strollers.

It is also packed with travel-friendly features while keeping it super sturdy. It can fit into small spaces, as it can fold into a very compact size. Some travel strollers even have tri-fold designs and can fit in a backpack!

It is necessary to mention that most travel strollers are not made for newborns. You will have to buy an infant kit along with it.

Here’s a list of pros and cons of travel strollers:



Many parents, including me, vouch for travel strollers! It really eases your travels with a baby and makes it more enjoyable as you are hands free.

For understanding how to choose the right travel stroller that is best suited for you and your child, you can refer to an interesting read on

Air-travel Tips When Flying With A Stroller

Final thoughts

Travel strollers give you the freedom to enjoy your holidays hassle-free, even while moving around with small children. To help in your selection for the best travel stroller, you can refer to

Baby travel strollers do have quite a few interesting amenities found in a traditional stroller, with the added benefit of being compact and lightweight.

So even though COVID – 19 may have dampened the travel bug in you through 2020 & 2021, you could revive your travel plans with your kid with the help of the lightweight travel stroller. Just like a travel stroller, you should also consider a portable travel crib for your child.

We hope that our article helps you with your selection for the right travel stroller and puts you on the fast track to your next holiday with your baby.

About The Author

Hi, I am Khushboo Kirale-Thakker, a marketing specialist turned homemaker and mom of four (1 elder daughter and triplets—all boys). Me and my husband started to help other parents with some first-hand experiences and insights on managing twins, triplets and kids in general. My journey has included experimenting with different baby products from around the world, transitioning from a high-flying job to a full-time mom, tackling pregnancy complications, trying home remedies, etc. Feel free to connect with me on any queries you have.

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