Travelling with a baby or toddler can be overwhelming. The sheer amount of stuff you need just to get your bundle of joy from A to B seems never ending. You need to pack for every eventualit – and then some. Cot, clothes, bottles, blankets, car seat, stroller… the list goes on. Luckily, the latter doesn’t need to cause you headaches – just stick to these handy travelling tips from Swedish outdoor and transportation brand, Thule.
Top things to consider when travelling with a stroller:
Your travel needs
Think about the type of travelling you and your family will do over the next few years, as this has an impact on what kind of stroller will work best for you. Do you often travel overseas? If you do, you need to think about cobblestones and uneven terrain. Will you ever need a double stroller to hold a slightly older child and a newborn while you are sightseeing? Is exercise a non-negotiable on your priority list? What kind of pram would make your holiday (and everyday life) easier?
Size and weight
When travelling with a baby, the idea is not to add awkward-to-carry, bulky luggage, but to keep all luggage stream-lined and space efficient. The best strollers for holidays (and everyday) are considerably lighter and a lot smaller than their heavier counterparts so that your hands are kept free. The stroller should also be small enough to store – whether it is in a car or in the plane.
Ease of folding and flexibility
If you are flying or travelling solo, a stroller with an easy folding function is a must. Some of the best foldable strollers can quickly and easily be folded up using just one hand. This is incredibly convenient if you need to carry your baby with the other arm. An easy-to-fold stroller is particularly useful if you fly around the country often to visit family and friends, or if you are travelling overseas with lots of luggage.
The Thule Chariot Sport 2 is small, slim, light and easy to fold – a lifesaver when travelling with other sporting gear. It transitions from jogger mode to biker mode with just two additional pieces, which means that a ‘biking’ holiday (with a pram) in France or the Netherlands can still be ticked off your bucket list… even with a pram in tow. The Thule Chariot Sport 2 is the ultimate all-in-one trailer, jogger and stroller, made with athletes and their kids in mind, as it offers all-round comfort and performance. The extra comfortable fully padded seats are removable and easy to clean. There are even removable windows and clips to increase ventilation, a rain cover, and a mutli-position sun cover, to deal with all types of weather that you might encounter on your travels.
For more information about Thule’s products and stockists, visit https://www.thule.com/en/za.
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