A pram buggy as the perfect travel companion
The agile ''companion'' to cope with urban everyday life.The buggy is suitable from a child age of one year and convince with small dimensions, great maneuverability and convenient operation. The child sits upright in the buggy and can also be brought comfortably in a reclining position, for example, for naps. A footrest provides additional comfort. Buggy's normally come with small and maneuverable wheels. This makes it easier to maneuver in the city, shopping or sightseeing. The large folding size and light weight make it particularly suitable for trips and short distances. It also fits in (almost) any trunk and can be stored in the hallway. Finding the right buggy is usually not easy, this decision is very individual from family to family and depends very much on your ideas. You have to ask yourself the right questions to find the right and most practical one for you from the sea of buggies.
When can I start using a buggy?
Vacation is coming - so you need a lightweight travel buggy with a small folding size. But which travel buggy can you take on the plane in your hand luggage? And which travel stroller has a completely flat backrest? Especially for parents who like to travel, this is an important point. Whether in the car, train or plane, the stroller should take up as little space as possible when folded and be easy to stow. However, when traveling by air, it is particularly practical if the buggy does not have to be handed in at the counter and can be used all the way to the plane. A basic requirement is therefore that you can fold the buggy with one hand and also unfold it again. Stroller models differ not only within the individual models, there are also differences in the equipment. A compact folding size is also intended for when you often have to transport the stroller by car. The travel stroller should be designed not only for sitting, but just as well for lying. It should be easy and infinitely adjustable when the baby falls asleep. Until then, you should give preference to the stroller, that is, the reclining position. Serious damage to the spine can occur if the little one is taken out of the bassinet too early and into the stroller or buggy too early.
Are baby buggies also available from birth?
In the meantime, certain manufacturers have even developed ways to use a buggy from birth. Ideally, a carrycot is attached to the frame, which can later be easily removed when the child is ready.
This is especially practical for parents who live in the city and don't need a bulky combination pram or for parents who like to be on the move and travel with handy luggage. The Joolz Aer with carrycot is a great option here.
Another way to use a buggy from birth is if the buggy has suitable adapters, with the help of which you can easily attach a baby seat to the frame and thus have a practical travel system. A great example of this is the Thule Spring Buggy 3 in 1 Set with baby seat.
What is my child's viewing direction in the buggy / Are there also backward facing buggies?
Normally a buggy has a fixed seat unit, in contrast to a stroller, which can only be used forward facing. But here too, the market is making progress and offers different options to respond to the individual needs of our children.
Why a "backward-facing buggy"?
There is no such thing as a purely rear-facing buggy. But that wouldn't be necessary either. These buggies are more or less a mixture of stroller and buggy. The seat unit is not permanently anchored and can simply be clicked out of the frame and turned around. Unlike buggies, where the seat unit can be rotated 360° on the frame. This is mainly for children who can't yet do without their mother's interaction and want to interact with her as well. Sometimes a ride through the urban jungle can be almost a sensory overload for children, so it helps to comunicate with mom or dad
Are there buggies with a reclining function?
Almost all buggies have a reclining function. The only difference is actually the adjustment or operation. There are buggies with an infinitely adjustable backrest, but there are also some that can only be adjusted in steps.
Travel buggy as hand luggage on the plane?
This is an important point, especially for parents who like to travel with their kids. Whether in the car, train or plane, the buggy should take up as little space as possible when folded and be easily stowed away. However it is particularly practical for air travel if the buggy does not have to be handed in at the counter and can be used all the way to the plane. In fact, quite a few buggies can now be folded into such a hand luggage state and it is no longer quite so difficult to find a suitable model. However our favourites include:
Joolz Aer Buggy
Easywalker Buggy Jackey
Bugaboo Butterfly Buggy
Bugaboo Bee 6 stroller
To make the buggy easier to transport and to protect it from scratches, there is a matching travel bag for many buggies if none is included.
Are there buggies for more uneven terrain?
Basically buggies are more suitable for the city, for travelling or when you have to be in a hurry. Most buggies have small tyres and are not as stable and bulky as prams. After all, you want to be able to store the buggies easily and in a space-saving way.
There are, however, buggies that are well suited to uneven terrain, such as the Thule Urban Glide 2 which with its 3 tyres makes good progress over hill and dale. However, if you are often out and about in the forest or in the mountains and perhaps even live in the countryside, you should consider getting an all-terrain pushchair. These are great for getting around and are safe on rough terrain. Finding the right buggy is and remains a science in itself. There are countless buggies with different functions and price ranges. With these, you can make super good progress and travel safely on rough terrain. Especially for parents who like to travel, this is an important point. Whether in the car, train or plane, the buggy should take up as little space as possible when folded and be easy to stow. However, when traveling by air, it is particularly practical if the buggy does not have to be handed in at the counter and can be used all the way to the plane. A basic requirement is also that you can fold the buggy with one hand and also unfold it again. Buggies for off-road use have larger wheels, usually with pneumatic tyres. Above all, the buggy should be stable and robust! You should pay particular attention to good quality. It should be easy to unfold and fold. Now that you know which buggies are available, you should ask yourself the following questions before choosing a buggy:
What do I need a buggy for?
On which paths will I be travelling with the buggy?
Is my child ready for a buggy?
How much do I want to spend on my buggy?
If you have an answer to these questions and are unsure which buggy fits, you are also welcome to contact the Kindermaxx team for advice.