Mums’ picks 2018: best lightweight strollers

When your baby is old enough you may want to make the switch from a pram or pushchair to a smaller, lighter stroller which can fold in an instant and make child’s play of using public transport and going on holiday. Some are even suitable from birth. From fitting in a tiny car boot to navigating busy streets, find out what impressed parents about 2018’s top lightweight strollers.Image of Mums' picks 2018 best lightweight stroller runner-up Joie Nitro

5. Joie Nitro

Why mums love it

This stroller has a multi-position seat which can be reclined to lie flat, so is suitable from birth to 22.5kg. The Joie Nitro is easy to fold and compact with a lightweight umbrella chassis. It features a shopping basket, removable and adjustable hood, and carry strap.

Price: from £49.99

What mums say…

“It’s very easy to use, even with one hand while holding baby with other. Basket underneath is spacious and the recliner is fantastic as baby can lie almost completely flat.”

“I like how compact and light it is and that you can recline the seat.”Image of Mums' picks 2018 best lightweight stroller runner-up Mothercare Nanu

4. Mothercare Nanu

Why mums love it

Complete with a weather-shielding cover and compact frame, this stroller is suitable from birth to 15kg, with its ability to transition from a lie-flat to upright seat. The one-hand adjustment and lockable front swivel wheels make it easy to use, as well as being comfortable for your baby. It also comes in a varity of colours and designs.

Price: £59.00

What mums say…

“Brilliant light stroller, I really liked that the seat clicked into position instead of having a drawstring. Great space saver in the car compared to the travel system we bought initially.”

“Looks good, able to lay baby flat, perfect for travelling.”Image of Mums' picks 2018 best lightweight stroller runner-up Maclaren Quest

3. Maclaren Quest

Why mums love it

The Maclaren Quest features a plush, comfortable seat, four reclining modes, full suspension, foam handles and one hand fold to ensure your little one has a safe ride and it’s comfortable to push too. It also has a brake, large shopping basket and an extendable foot rest.

Price: from £199.99

What BabyCentre mums say

“So easy to use! Really light, good size basket and quick to pop in the boot of a car (I used to fit it in the boot of my Mini!)”

“Loved that it was lightweight and easy to transport.”Image of Mums' picks 2018 best lightweight stroller runner-up Silver Cross Pop

2. Silver Cross Pop

Why mums love it

This lightweight pushchair is suitable from birth, as it offers a lie-flat position and can be used until your little one weighs 25kg. The seat has a supportive liner and a secure five-point harness. It features all-round suspension, a UV-protective canopy and puncture-resistant tyres.

Price: from £124.98

What mums say…

“It’s very comfortable to push, the top closes so there’s no sun on child’s eyes, comes with all necessary accessories, easy to open and close, and I love the mechanism used to lie down the seat one-handed.”

“It’s a brilliant pushchair all around, we bought it to take on holiday with us and have ended up using it at home as well, as we like it so much”Image of Mums' picks 2018 best lightweight stroller winner Joie Brisk

1. Joie Brisk

Why it’s a winner

The Joie Brisk features a lightweight aluminium chassis and a smooth reclining seat that can lie flat, making it suitable from birth and gentle enough not to wake your sleeping little one. This lightweight stroller also has a large shopping basket, a five-point harness which adjusts to three heights, and an expandable hood.

Price: available from £84.00

What mums say…

“Good for everyday use with good sized shopping basket, fab to take on holiday and folds up easily.”

“I love everything about this buggy. The expandable canopy is a massive positive, it’s light and very easy to push. ”