Even if your stroller doesn't come with all the bells and whistles, you can still customize afterwards. Car seat adapters allow you to attach infant car seats directly to the stroller, great for moving your baby without unbuckling and disturbing their nap. Weather shields and shades come in all shapes and sizes, including universal covers that should work with any stroller. Stroller hooks are handy for holding shopping and tote bags so your hands are free to push the stroller. When you want to pack your stroller for ease of transport, stash it in a sturdy stroller bag. Other accessories include second seats and bassinets, stroller cushions and support, drink holds, and food trays.

A double / twin pram is designed to accommodate two children. Double prams come either as a side by side pram or tandem pram (one seat behind the other) with both being able to accommodate children of different ages. The top pram brands for double strollers have the ability to recline each seat independently so an older child doesn’t necessarily have to lie flat whilst a younger child sleeps or vice versa.

Second – the brakes. People complain incessantly that “the brake gets turned on accidentally when going on stairs”. I have to say, I did my research on this and decided to risk it. To be honest, I also thought, “What are people on about? When do I push my pram down stairs? Don’t I lift it?” I just couldn’t really see what they were complaining about.
If you don’t want a little bad weather to ruin your good time, the Maclaren Volo Stroller has you covered. Literally. The UPF 50 canopy is waterproof, and the stroller comes with a rain shield. It’s especially great for parents of various heights (no slumping over the handles in order to push it) and fits taller kids too. The seats are removable and machine washable—a feature every parent appreciates—and it folds up like an umbrella stroller. For transport, there’s a built-in shoulder strap.
Second – the brakes. People complain incessantly that “the brake gets turned on accidentally when going on stairs”. I have to say, I did my research on this and decided to risk it. To be honest, I also thought, “What are people on about? When do I push my pram down stairs? Don’t I lift it?” I just couldn’t really see what they were complaining about.
Hi Marisa! We had a cheap one we bought in Latvia and while I wouldn’t say it was ideal, it still did the job. The big question in Europe is really how much you want to prioritise something which will handle the streets well versus how much weight and bulk you want to carry while moving around and being constantly stuck carrying it up stairs. I personally would still go with a lightweight travel option but it is going to be rough on cobblestoned streets.
Recently, when I was out for the day at a festival near home (when I’m now using this pram as my day to day pram) I actually switched back to my City Mini mostly because it has so much more space to shove extra clothes/food/nappies etc.  But if I’m out at the shops or for the afternoon, it’s the Mountain Buggy Nano all the way, just because it’s so small in my car boot – as I mention below. 

Suitable for newborns and toddlers up to 50 pounds, the Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience Stroller is one of the top-rated options for under $100 on Amazon. It has an overall weight of 13 pounds and boasts an easy folding mechanism with an automatic lock and carry strap. When folded, the stroller fits into the back of a compact car (and although it can’t be carried onto the plane, it is relatively easy to check).
The more affordable UPPAbaby G-Luxe Stroller is the ideal companion for road trips. Weighing 15 pounds, it folds to 12.5” x 23” x 42.5", which although too big to qualify as an airline carry-on item, still fits snugly into your car. The folding mechanism is operated by two hand-level triggers. Once folded, the stroller stands upright on its own, an invaluable asset for stashing it into the corner of cozy restaurants or hotel rooms. It has a lightweight aluminum frame and a convenient carry strap.
There is a huge basket space underneath which fits a lot. I love this as our old pram had almost no space at all. I can easily hit a large handbag or all our jackets underneath it. Perfect for days out at a theme park or similar because you can put water bottles and snacks in there and don’t need a big bag to carry. We love our theme park visits! And this pram has been to many, including Disneyland!
Our reviewers spent 14 hours testing one of our readers' favorite travel strollers. To get the most complete results, our testers carted their children around in this model and tackled all sorts of terrain — from small-town sidewalks to urban subway platforms. We asked our reviewers to consider the most important features when using this travel stroller, including its design, portability, and price. We've outlined the key points here so that you, too, know what to look for when shopping.
Umbrella strollers are great for fun in the sun. Be happy knowing that your child is protected from the heat with an umbrella. If the day is over cast, push the umbrella portion up, and enjoy the versatility of the stroller. Light weight and flexible it will fit perfectly in your life. Don’t forget some sunscreen when you are out in the heat with your little one. Have fun and feel organized while you save money and live better. 

This really depends on if you already have a stroller that is suitable to be used as a lightweight stroller for travel. If at home you generally use a full featured, big stroller then you may want to think about buying a smaller, lighter stroller. Will you be taking public transport? Flying? If you are driving your own car, will your stroller fit along with all your other luggage?

These Australian guidelines and standards cover things such as strollers being required to have parking devices with at least one brake as well as a tether strap to prevent roll away incidents; harnesses to ensure children don’t fall from strollers; adequate head barriers and foot enclosures to prevent entrapment as well as no hazardous gaps to avoid finger entrapment.


Initially, my son appreciated the box more than the Mountain Buggy! But this image is included to give you an idea of the size of the pram in its carry bag. (I quite like the carry bag – and the fact it even has one – not all travel prams do.) It’s compact, which is important, because most parents buying the Mountain Buggy Nano – including me – are hoping to check this on as carry on luggage. Putting it together was easy, by the way – 10 minutes of sussing it out.
Age 5+ – The best taxi booster seat around is the bubble bum (on the right in the picture below). It deflates to a very small size, but when inflated it offers a consistently good belt fit – in any car, and for any size child within the limits (minimum 40lbs). Many parents wrongly assume that their elementary school age children don’t need to ride in a booster seat in a taxi or when traveling, but most kids don’t fit properly in an adult seatbelt until age 10-12. You can read our full review of the bubblebum or check prices here.
Once you arrive at your destination, your child will need a car seat or booster seat if you plan to ride in a car. Can’t you just rent a car seat? It’s not ideal. You have no way of knowing the history of the car seat you’ll be provided: Was it in a supposedly-minor accident that could have left it compromised? Were the straps washed in a way contrary to manufacturer instructions? 

If there isn’t a safe spot for your kiddo to sleep at your destination, you’ll probably want to bring along a travel crib or Pack ‘n Play (or other collapsible play yard). Will a regular PNP do the trick? Yes, absolutely. However, many parents prefer the lightweightey-ness and portability of a travel crib. If you travel a fair amount, it’s definitely a worthwhile convenience purchase.

If you don’t want a little bad weather to ruin your good time, the Maclaren Volo Stroller has you covered. Literally. The UPF 50 canopy is waterproof, and the stroller comes with a rain shield. It’s especially great for parents of various heights (no slumping over the handles in order to push it) and fits taller kids too. The seats are removable and machine washable—a feature every parent appreciates—and it folds up like an umbrella stroller. For transport, there’s a built-in shoulder strap.

If you want an extremely affordable booster seat that’s light enough for your child to carry, the simple-but-functional Cosco Topside may fit the bill. Unlike most other backless booster seats, it doesn’t have a shoulder belt guide – that makes it more likely to fit slightly older kids (indeed, the minimum height is 43″ unlike the usual 40″). But at just 2.5lbs and less than $20, it may be a great choice for some families! Check the latest prices here.


Age 5+ – The best taxi booster seat around is the bubble bum (on the right in the picture below). It deflates to a very small size, but when inflated it offers a consistently good belt fit – in any car, and for any size child within the limits (minimum 40lbs). Many parents wrongly assume that their elementary school age children don’t need to ride in a booster seat in a taxi or when traveling, but most kids don’t fit properly in an adult seatbelt until age 10-12. You can read our full review of the bubblebum or check prices here.
It is tough to make a choice once the kids hit about 4 about whether to take one or not – especially with two four year olds I imagine! If you have two adults going, I would probably be tempted to take two single strollers because of the drawbacks with double strollers – they are either wide or bulky and the cheaper double umbrella stroller options may not take enough weight for two 4 year olds.

We’ve taken these factors into account and put together a few suggestions for travel seats. They’re listed in order of retail price, lowest to highest. This list is mainly convertible car seats — we’ve found that many caregivers prefer to travel with this type of seat but combination and multimode car seats can be great options too! For more information about safe air travel with children check out our articles here and here.

In many ways, installing your car seat on an airplane is much easier than in a car! Just thread the airplane seatbelt through the belt path of the car seat and tighten as much as possible. It may be a little easier to install with the armrest up and then put it back down (as is required for take-off and landing). However, there are a few potential pitfalls to be aware of:

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