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Ladybird Holiday Stroller Review

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Mother&Baby Awards
  • 2017 Shortlisted Best Lightweight Buggy or Stroller
Mother&Baby Awards 2017 Shortlist

What they say:

“This lightweight yet sturdy holiday stroller is suitable from birth upto 15kg. The full recline and adjustable calf support provide a comfortable sleeping place for babies and toddlers alike. The zipper in the UV hood conceals an additional panel which extends it into an extra-large sun canopy. A raincover is included for unexpected showers, and the removable bumper bar and harness pads make this an excellent value-for-money package. Its fun, stripey design makes it great for those trips away!”

Tested by mum Chloe Shier for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

The Ladybird Holiday Stroller was super easy to put together. I unfolded it in a flash. I didn't even need to look at the instructions, as everything on it is easy to do. The stroller has an easy umbrella fold and is very compact when folded. I love the design and bright colours. The pushchair is easy to push along, turn and fits through doorways easily. The hood on the pushchair is the best I have ever seen for protecting baby from the sun. It has an extendable hood that is UV protective. It has a padded 5 point harness which is super comfortable for baby.

How did this product make your life easier?     

This pushchair is so easy and quick to put up and down. It is perfect not only for holidays but for every day use. Both my children liked it and found it super comfortable. The stroller is simple to use and recline. The stroller is above average height so was even comfortable for my 6.4ft partner to push. The extendable hood means there's no need for an added parasol. It has a wide seat so my toddler can also use this pushchair. The bumper bar opens easily for you to access baby and to put on toys on to it.

Would you choose this product to win?

As soon as the pushchair arrived it stood out to me. The bright colours and funky design are extremely attractive. I love how it is unisex. Everything about this pushchair is easy. Easy assembly so no fiddly buttons, my partner could put the pushchair up and down easily and he normally really struggles with other pushchairs. I love how simple to fold away it is. It is also very lightweight so perfect for holiday. Extendable hood really is a winner for me and really makes this pushchair stand out from the rest. All in all one of the best lightweight buggies on the market.

What changes would you make to this product?

This is a hard question as I really do love the Ladybird Holiday Stroller and think it’s outstanding. It’s so simple to use and really is a perfect holiday stroller. It provided so many positives with its extendable hood and easy umbrella fold. The only thing that would be handy is to have a small pocket or zip up area to put keys and a phone in. Sometimes if we pop out for a stroll I don't take a bag, so a small pocket can be very handy. Other than that I really do love everything about the Ladybird Holiday Strollerr and can not think of any improvements.

Tested by mum Kate Thompson for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

I would reommend the Ladybird Holiday Stroller to another mum/dad/carer as it has many great features. The fold-down hood provided better coverage than any other stroller I have seen which is great when my baby needs additional shade. Another great feature is the bar which my baby loves to hold on to when we are moving. I have attached a steering wheel toy to this, not possible with my previous stroller which he enjoys playing with as well. He is much happier in this stroller as he is able to sit up more fully and see where he is going without being pulled back by the restraints.

How did this product make your life easier?     

I have found that the rain cover is much easier and quicker to use than my previous stroller. It also covers the whole stroller and allows air to circulate well, essential in this humid weather! The stroller folds down easily and fits into my tiny car without taking up too much space. My son really loves the seating position and bar in this stroller which makes my life easier as his face lights up when he realises he's going in to it. He sits and plays happily until he falls asleep, usually after 10-15 minutes. I can then recline the seat so he can sleep comfortably.

Would you choose this product to win?

For the price, it offers great value for money and has many elements that others in this bracket do not have, such as the large canopy offering UV protection, the bumper bar which my son loves, the rain cover and the ease of assembly. 

What changes would you make to this product?

The only issue I have with it is the weight. It is a lot heavier than others I have tried, including my own, which makes it harder to push and steer - especially with extra bags on board. The wheels do not seem to spin as easily and it can be really hard work.

Tested by mum Louise Phippen for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend the Ladybird Holiday Stroller to other mums?    

This stroller is lightweight and easy to use. I would recommend it because it's simple to use, easy to transport and very comfortable to push, the handles are the ideal height. The basket underneath is strong and a good size. It's spacious inside for baby and I've had compliments regarding the colourful design.

How did this product make your life easier?     

This is easier to use than strollers I've used previously as it opens and folds easily, the only slight negative is once folded it's a bit fiddly to get the catch on to keep it folded. The 3 seat position is great, it's easy to use and my son was very comfortable in it and I really like the fact that it lies so far back making him very comfortable when we're out and about and he takes a nap.

Would you choose this product to win?

The colourful stripey design and bar across the front make this stroller eye catching, it’s a bonus that it's a unisex design. The feature that really stands out to me is the hood, it's lightweight, it goes so far down and protects from UV rays which is a huge plus point and saves buying a parasol for sunny days.

What changes would you make to this product?

Making the catch less fiddly when the stroller is folded would improve it. The only other area for improvement would be slightly more room underneath the stroller, when the seat is led right back you have to move items from underneath to make room for it. I'd like to see this stroller in other designs to suit all tastes.

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