The top 5 trending compact prams & strollers from the Baby & Toddler Show

October 01, 2014
The top 5 trending compact prams & strollers from the Baby & Toddler Show

We had a fabulous time in sunny Sydney at the Baby & Toddler show on the weekend. There was an array of products for parents to check out. We saw many expectant Mums who were a little overwhelmed with the choices available. We giggled a little when we heard over and over again comments from expectant Grandmas that there weren’t as many options when their children were born.

For first time Mums, buying a pram can cause a serious headache. Prams and strollers come in many different weights, sizes and have an array of features. Everyone has an opinion on which one to buy, but only you will know what features suit your needs.

Many Mums are looking for a more compact option, without compromising on features. There are a number of new compact prams that have been brought to the Australian market. We have selected 5 of the latest and greatest compact prams/strollers from the show and provide you with a brief rundown on each.

1. Jane Epic

Jane Epic

The Jane Epic is brand new to the Australian market. Despite being a sporty compact number, the Epic has all the features of a larger pram.

Offering extraordinary versatility, the Epic pram has hard wearing PU tyres with shock absorbing properties and suspension on the rear wheels. The pram also has excellent maneuverability and smooth, precise turning thanks to the balanced front wheel set. It also features double brake locks and more compact folding with the detachable and reversible seat.

Overall, this pram is a great all rounder. It's compact enough to go in and out of the car easily and still comfortable for walking and shopping.

The Jane Epic is available in stores now.

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Stats:

  • Weight – 8.9kgs
  • Suitable from Newborn: Yes, with a bassinet
  • Car seat attachment: Yes, travel system compatible
  • Suitable for 2 children - No
  • RRP: $799 without bassinet, $999 including bassinet

2. iCandy Raspberry

iCandy Raspberry

We were excited to check out the cool new iCandy Raspberry.

The Raspberry baby stroller is lightweight, compact and maneuverable, and is suitable for children weighing up to 15kg. Its unique seat has the ability to lie flat, allowing the stroller to be used from birth, either in parent- or world-facing mode. The 3-position reclining seat adjusts to suit the mood of your infant or toddler.

The lightweight stroller will fold with the seat unit in situ or it can be removed to make storage of the Raspberry even more compact. The innovative seat unit folds like a clam shell, protecting it from muddy wheels when stored.

The 4-wheel independent suspension ensures a smooth stroll for both parent and child no matter what the surface or bumps in the road.

It also has a clever storage capsule at the front of the undercarriage basket which can hold up to 1kg, offering more protection for valuables that can be accessed when the stroller is folded or unfolded.

The iCandy Raspberry will not be available in store until 1 November. We will keep you posted as to when it lands in Australia, so watch this space!

Stats:

  • Weight – 8.4kgs
  • Suitable from Newborn: Yes
  • Car seat attachment: Yes, travel system compatible
  • Suitable for 2 children - No
  • RRP: $899

3. Babyzen Yoyo

Babyzen Yoyo

The Yoyo pram is one of those revolutionary products that really is a no brainer for most parents, particularly those who like to travel.

The BABYZEN YOYO folds into a record-breaking package of only 52 x 44 x 18 cm (20 x 17 x7 in.)! It is half the volume of a standard umbrella-stroller.

The Yoyo is so compact that it is the first stroller in the world that fully complies with IATA guidelines for cabin baggage dimensions. This means that there is no longer a need to check in your pram and carry the kids for miles through the airport! Instead you can walk into the plane with your child in the stroller and then simply fold the pram and store it in the overhead locker of the plane.

The Yoyo is super simple to fold and unfold. In fact we had fun playing with the stroller at the show and managed to reduce the fold and unfold down to 5 seconds! Even though this pram is remarkably compact, its suspension system offers an incredibly smooth ride.

The stroller has a neat shoulder strap and is only 5kgs, allowing it to be carried like a bag.

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Stats:

  • Weight – 5.9kgs
  • Suitable from Newborn: No (suitable from about 3 months)
  • Car seat attachment: No
  • Suitable for 2 children - No
  • RRP: $549

4. Bugaboo Bee3

Bugaboo Bee 3

The new Bugaboo Bee3 includes all the style and design features we have come to expect from Bugaboo. The pram is suitable from birth and features an easy-to-carry bassinet, along with an extendable sun canopy.

The roomier underseat basket is perfect for storing essentials, and the 5-point harness allows ease of adjustment and safety.

Despite its compact size, the chassis feels sturdy and strong, and is simple to fold and store. The Bee3 also comes with an improved rain cover, which is easier to attach and offers more protection than ever before.

The seat is super adaptable, and can can be reversed, extended and reclined a couple of simple clicks.

There are also a range of fabrics and colours available. All fabrics are washable and can be easily removed and updated with new colours and patterns, perfect for mums who love the occasional (or frequent!) change!

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Stats:

  • Weight – 8.7kgs
  • Suitable from Newborn: Yes with bassinet
  • Car seat attachment: Yes, travel system compatible
  • Suitable for 2 children - No
  • RRP: $949 (bassinet sold separately)

5. Silver Cross Pioneer

Silver Cross Pioneer

We were excited to check out the new Silver Cross Pioneer. The Pioneer is a lightweight and durable pram, however it is larger and more in the 4 wheel pram category (as opposed to the stroller category) than the 4 prams above.

The Pioneer is suitable from birth and includes a carrycot and a seat unit, allowing you to use it as a lie-flat pram for your newborn, and also a forward or rearward-facing pushchair when they get a little older. To create a complete travel system, a Maxi Cosi car seat can be added.

The lightweight chrome plated chassis folds down to an extremely compact size for easy storage. The alloy style wheels carry puncture resistant tyres.

Not only is the Pioneer available in seven colours, it includes a generous shopping basket, perfect for trendy mums on the go!

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Stats:

  • Weight – 10kgs
  • Suitable from Newborn: Yes with bassinet
  • Car seat attachment: Yes, travel system compatible
  • Suitable for 2 children - No
  • RRP: $899 (including carrycot)