Chick Picks: The Best Umbrella Strollers

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Chick Picks: The Best Umbrella Strollers

Updated March 18, 2020.

We have covered the best strollers for urban moms and suburban moms, but we had several moms asking us specifically for the best umbrella strollers. We get it that sometimes you don’t need all the bells and whistles or something bulky. You just need something light, compact, easy to use that will get the job done. We’ve got that here for you! Here are our top 10 umbrella strollers that we love.

1. UPPAbaby G-Luxe

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The UPPAbaby G-Luxe is an umbrella stroller that will grow with your child from 3 months to 55 pounds. Weighing just 15 pounds, it folds easily and can be toted along with it’s convenient carry strap. Plus, it has smart adjustability, offering three recline options from upright to 120 degrees, making it easy to keep your little one comfortable at all times. I also love that the height of the removable canopy can be adjusted for taller kids to sit without straining their necks.

There is also SPF 50+ protection against the sun. And it has an easy to click on foot brake and the wheels on the G-Luxe are pretty sturdy as well. You will love the folding mechanism which has an easy to reach lever that folds the stroller without much effort at all. Best part of all it stands upright when folded!

Features:

  • Padded forward-facing seat, one-hand activated, 3-position seat recline, adjustable footrest, lightweight and sturdy aluminum frame, one-step linked rear footbrake, smooth-rolling 5.75″ diameter wheels, lockable front swivel wheels for easy maneuverability and added stability, all-wheel suspension, easy-open sun canopy offers shade and UV protection, elevated rear frame reduces toe-stubs, quick and easy freestanding fold with hand-level folding triggers, easy-carry shoulder strap, tall ergonomic handles for easier pushing, stroller can still be used even with seat pad in the wash, roomy and easily accessible under-seat storage basket
  • Safety and Security Features: 5-point adjustable safety harness 
  • Care and Cleaning: Stain and water-resistant fabric removable seat pad; removable and machine washable fabric and seat pad; lay flat to dry 
  • Max. Stroller Weight Capacity: 55 pounds
    • Supports children from 3 months up to 55 lb.
  • Dimensions: 33″ L x 19″ W x 42.5″ H 
  • Weight: 15 lb. 
  • Warranty Description: 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

2. Mountain Buggy Nano

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This umbrella stroller is the ultimate travel companion that promises convenience, longevity, and adventure. A stylish and innovative travel stroller, Nano is a game changer for the world of nursery travel, and is going to strongly influence the direction of what a travel stroller should deliver.

Weighing at just 13 pounds and with the ability to compact fold into its included travel bag, it fits into overhead luggage compartments for families who value ease and pure functionality. The sophistication of Nano is that it also provides dual functionality to take ANY brand infant car seat with its built in car seat adapter (no need to purchase extra accessories), and then perform as a super compact stroller for years to come–a desired item for today’s busy, traveling families.

Nano has the ability to be used for a newborn to stretch out lie flat with a soft shell cocoon carrycot (sold separately). With key relevant features, Nano boasts a super quick unfold plus an easy fold down system that locks it down to a travel bag size. Additional features include a full size seat, a large sun canopy with flick out solid sun visor, a handy shoulder strap for hands free transportation, and a well ventilated seat back when in recline with fabric overlay for winter coverage.

Features:

  • Adjustable harness, folds for easy transport and storage, locking wheels, canopy, accepts infant car seat (no adapter needed), reclining seat
  • Stroller Functions: 2-step Fold, Accommodates 1 Infant Car Seat, Adjustable Leg Rest, Car Seat Attaches Rear Facing, Comfort-grip Handle, Folds for Easy Transport, Front Swivel Wheels, One Hand Steering, Reclining Seat
  • Includes: Car Seat Adapter, Carrying bag, Stroller
  • Safety and Security Features: 5-point Harness, Additional Foot Brake, Car Seat Anchors, Foot-activated Dual-rear Parking Brake, Locking Wheels
  • Certifications: Meets ASTM Standards
  • Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean with a Damp Cloth
  • Min. Stroller Weight Supported: 4 pounds
  • Max. Stroller Weight Capacity: 44 pounds
  • Manufacturer’s Suggested Age: 4 Months and Up
  • Material: Polyester, Aluminum
  • Dimensions: 40 inchesH x 21 inchesW x 29 inchesD
  • Weight: 13 pounds
  • Warranty Description: 1 Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty

 3. GB Pockit

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Recognized as the world’s smallest folding stroller by Guinness World Records, the GB Pockit folds to a handbag size, so you can carry it, stow it under a seat or in an airplane overhead bin with ease. Weighing in at only 9.5 pounds, it is also easy to maneuver through busy city streets and shops. Removable, washable padding is included for comfort and convenience. In addition, the height-adjustable harness will grow with your child through toddlerhood.

Features:

  • Height-adjustable safety harness with protective comfort shoulder and bottom pads, front-facing seat, easy, one-hand pushing and steering, 2-step, ultra-compact (handbag shaped package) freestanding fold for easy transport and storage, sliding back panel with adjustable torso length, lightweight yet sturdy aluminum frame, rear wheel parking brake, lockable front swivel wheels. overhead canopy, padded handlebars, under-seat storage basket
  • Safety and Security Features: 5-point Harness
  • Care and Cleaning: Spot Clean only
  • Max. Stroller Weight Capacity: 55 pounds
  • Manufacturer’s Suggested Age: Children from 6 months up to 55 lbs
  • Material: Metal, Nylon
  • Dimensions: 22.75″ L x 16.5″ W x 39.5″ H
  • Weight: 9.5 pounds
  • Warranty Description: 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

4. Joovy Groove Ultralight

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Get your groove on with the Joovy Groove Ultralight stroller! It’s a wonderful car stroller, travel stroller, or second stroller with all the right features. It has a deep reclining seat which is perfect for naps or diaper changes on the go. We also love that there’s a basket underneath and a zippered pouch for your belongings.

Features:

  • Infant car seat compatible
  • Care and Cleaning: Spot Clean only
  • Min. Stroller Weight Supported: 0 pounds
  • Max. Stroller Weight Capacity: 55 pounds
  • Manufacturer’s Suggested Age: 3 Months and Up
  • Material: Aluminum, Steel, Polyester
  • Dimensions: 40.75 inches H x 21 inches W x 33.5 inches D
  • Weight: 13.9 pounds
  • Warranty Description: 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty

5. Summer Infant 3D Flip Convenience Stroller

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We love that this umbrella stroller allows you to choose if you want your baby facing you or facing out to the world. It also has a six-position recline (3 rear facing, 3 forward facing) and infant head support meaning your baby will be comfortable no matter what. With an air light aluminum frame, it is effortless to push and super lightweight to carry. It also includes a parent cup holder and side storage pocket. Score!

Features:

  • One-hand fold
  • Care and Cleaning: Spot Clean only
  • Min. Stroller Weight Supported: 15 pounds
  • Max. Stroller Weight Capacity: 50 pounds
  • Manufacturer’s Suggested Age: 6 Months and Up
  • Material: Polyester
  • Dimensions: 43 inches H x 18 inches W x 27 inches D
  • Weight: 14 pounds
  • Warranty Description: 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty

6. UPPAbaby G-Lite

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It’s the less expensive and even lighter version of the UPPAbaby G-Luxe. We love it. With its simple, sleek design you and your kiddo are sure to love it too. The G-link is easy to collapse, stands when folded, has a removable fabric and seat pad for better breathability and easy cleaning. The UV sunshade is a fav and it has lockable front wheels and it comes with a cup holder. 🙂

Features:

  • Stands on its own while folded.
  • Weight: 10.7 lbs.
  • Min. Stroller Weight Supported: 15 pounds
  • Max. Stroller Weight Capacity: 55 pounds
  • Manufacturer’s Suggested Age: 6 Months and Up
  • Folded Dimensions: 11.5 in. x 42 in. x 14 in.
  • Brake: Dual Rear-Wheel Foot Brakes
  • Safety: Five-point harness and buckle
  • Carrier adapter: No
  • Material: Aluminum frame, polyester material
  • One-handed fold: Yes

7. Peg Perego Pliko Mini

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A one-handed and standalone fold are often enough to set a stroller apart. But this umbrella has its own special feature: a skylight—or a window built right into the hood.

Easily take your little one to the zoo or out for a walk with this versatile mini stroller from Peg Perego. This neon striped polyester stroller features a reclining seat, locking wheels and harness, and folds for easy in and out of vehicles.

Features:

  • Features: adjustable handle
  • Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean with Soap and Water, Spot Clean only
  • Min. Stroller Weight Supported: 5 pounds
  • Max. Stroller Weight Capacity: 45 pounds
  • Manufacturer’s Suggested Age: 2 Years and Up
  • Material: Polyester, Aluminum
  • Protective Qualities: stain-resistant, UV Protection
  • Dimensions: 40.25 in H x 19.25 in W x 33.33 in D
  • Collapsed Dimensions: 37.5 in H x 13 in W x 13.5 in D
  • Weight: 13 pounds
  • Warranty Description: 1 Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty

8. Baby Jogger Vue Lite

Baby Jogger Vue Lite Stroller

Baby Jogger Vue Lite Stroller delivers lightweight convenience, easy portability plus a revolutionary reversible seat in a compact umbrella stroller design. With a one-hand motion you can flip your baby from looking at you to a forward-facing position to see the world.

Features:

  • Features: Using a car seat adaptor (sold separately), the Vue Lite can become a convenient travel system with your infant car seat
  • Care and Cleaning: Machine washable (cold) fabric; lay flat to dry
  • Min. Stroller Weight Supported: 5 pounds
  • Max. Stroller Weight Capacity: 55 pounds
  • Manufacturer’s Suggested Age: birth and up
  • Material: Polyester, Aluminum
  • Protective Qualities: Large sun canopy provides UV 50+ rated sun protection in both seat positions and 5-point adjustable harness on both sides of the seat allow you to buckle in baby without having to rethread when changing seat direction
  • Dimensions: 32.5″ L x 19.75″ W x 41.75″ H
  • Collapsed Dimensions: 40.5″ L x 11.21″ W x 9.25″ H
  • Weight: 14 pounds
  • Warranty Description: 1 Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty

9. Chicco Liteway Plus

Chicco Liteway Plus Stroller

This 2-in-1 lightweight stroller conveniently converts from an infant car seat carrier to a toddler stroller for on-the-go parents and babies. What I absolutely love is that you can use this as a travel system with your Chicco KeyFit 30 car seat. No adaptors needed!

Features:

  • Features: infant car seat compatible, rear wheel suspension, toe-tap locking brakes, adjustable leg support, removable canopy with peek-a-boo window, storage basket and parent cup holder.
  • Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean with Soap and Water
  • Min. Stroller Weight Supported: 15 pounds
  • Max. Stroller Weight Capacity: 50 pounds
  • Manufacturer’s Suggested Age: 6 Months and Up
  • Material: Plastic, Steel, Polyester
  • Dimensions: 40″ H x 19″ W x 35″ D
  • Weight: 19 pounds
  • Warranty Description: 1 Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty

Are we missing any umbrella strollers that you love? Let us know! I’m really interested to hear which strollers you love, hate and everything in between!

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Nina is The Baby Chick® & CEO of Baby Chick®. She is a baby planner, birth doula, postpartum doula, childbirth educator, newborn care specialist, and a mother. With over eight years of experience, she has supported hundreds of families during their pregnancies, births, and postpartum journeys.

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Potty Training Tips! A step-by-step guide 🚽⁠ Potty Training Tips! A step-by-step guide 🚽⁠
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1️⃣ Look for signs of readiness:⁠
- Diaper dry for at least 1-2 hours.⁠
- Pulling at their diaper when its wet or soiled.⁠
- Hiding or fidgeting when going pee or poo in diaper.⁠
- Interest in others using the potty.⁠
- Waking up with a dry diaper after naps.⁠
- Telling you when they have gone pee or poo.⁠
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Potty training is much quicker if your child is showing the above signs, but you can start before this.⁠
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2️⃣ What you will need to buy:⁠
- Toilet seat insert to place on your toilet⁠
- Steps⁠
- Underwear (at least 10 pairs)⁠
- Foldable toilet seat (for when you are out of the house)⁠
- Piddle pad (for car journeys)⁠
- Waterproof shoes such as crocs, sliders, etc. (they can be rinsed and dried)⁠
- Not necessary but helpful: flushable wipes⁠
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3️⃣ Getting yourself and your child prepared:⁠
- Talk to your child about using the potty, maybe take them into the bathroom when you go and talk them through the process (e.g. wiping, flushing, and washing hands, etc.)⁠
- Practice pulling pants or shorts up and down.⁠
- Look on YouTube with your child at some potty training stories (e.g. 'I Want My Potty' and 'Pirate Pete's Potty')⁠
- Involve your child in choosing and buying everything you need - choosing character-themed underwear is usually very exciting!⁠
- Sit your child on the potty at every diaper change, first thing in the morning and just before bed to get them used to sitting on the toilet.⁠
- Teach your child the correct vocabulary or signs needed to communicate when they need to go potty.⁠
- Make sure you have plenty of spare clothes.⁠
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4️⃣ Let's get toilet trained:⁠
- Get your child to choose a pair of underwear and put them on.⁠
- Talk to them about using the toilet and communicating when they need to pee or poo. You can sit them on the toilet at this point if you wish.⁠
- Take your child to the toilet every 15/20 minutes. Say "let's go to the potty" rather than asking "do you want to go to the toilet" - if you ask, they are likely to say no! Also, look for signs like moving from side-to-side or hiding. These are normal signs that they might need to go potty.⁠
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