New! Easywalker Buggy XS Travel Stroller

Oct 9, 2017

Easywalker unveiled a delightful new stroller at the Kind + Jugend 2017 expo in Cologne. The Easywalker Buggy XS is the most compact stroller in the brand's lineup. This fashionable buggy packs an extensive list of beautifully designed features and meets all my needs and requirements for a travel stroller. 

The one-handed, tiny fold, makes this buggy a perfect traveling companion. A flat seat recline and an adjustable leg rest creates a comfortable sleeping surface. The buggy is equipped with all-wheel suspension for a smooth ride and provides good sun coverage and ventilation for warmer climates.  Comfortable, high quality textiles and attractive design makes this little stroller stand out from the crowd. The Easywalker Buggy XS is truly the 'Rolls Royce' of travel strollers!

The Buggy XS will be available in two beautiful color schemes, Monaco Apero and Berlin Breakfast. In addition, Easywalker has once again joined with Disney to create XS buggies, featuring an iconic Mickey Mouse design. These will be available in 3 upholstery options: Mickey Ornament, Mickey Diamond and Minnie Ornament. 

Finally, in collaboration with MINI of BMW Group, Easywalker brings us the MINI Buggy XS. Featuring classic Union Jack designs and iconic MINI details with a bit of extra luxury for your little passengers. Available in 4 colors; Union Jack Classic, LXRY Black, Union Jack Vintage, Union Jack B & W.

 Easywalker Buggy XS is due in stores January 2018 and will retail for € 249.00 - € 290.00.


  • Weight - 6 kg
  • 44 cm (17.3 inches) wide
  • One-hand, one step book fold
  • Very compact folded dimensions (Approved as airline hand-luggage)
  • Stands upright when folded
  • Flat seat recline
  • Adjustable leg rest
  • Bumper bar with gate-opening
  • Large canopy with mesh ventilation inserts
  • Peek-a-boo window in back of canopy
  • Large storage basket
  • All-wheel suspension 
  • Elegant, high quality textiles
  • Travel system compatible with car seat adapters
  • Carrying case and rain cover included
  • MINI version also includes a head pillow

Disney Buggy XS

A delightful fusion of Easywalker modern design and quality with Disney's whimsy. 
Available in 3 upholstery options: Mickey Ornament, Mickey Diamond, Minnie Ornament.


In collaboration with MINI of BMW Group, Easywalker brings you MINI Buggy XS in four iconic color options; Union Jack Classic, LXRY Black, Union Jack Vintage, Union Jack B & W.

Easywalker Mini Buggy XS travel stroller

It will be some time till I can get my hands on one of the XS Buggies. In the meantime, check out my reviews of other Easywalker strollers, because they're all awesome! Read all about the Easywalker Mosey/Mini stroller HERE. The Easywalker Buggy 2016  and of course the Easywalker MINI buggy XL

Best Lightweight And Compact Strollers For 2017

Aug 25, 2017

I'm a huge fan of lightweight, compact strollers. Partly because these type of strollers are very convenient for city life and partly because I'm petite and prefer not to be encumbered by a heavy, bulky stroller. Lightweight, strollers are designed for portability, weight under 18 lbs and generally feature a simple, compact fold.

Some people are OK with a lightweight stroller being of inferior quality. Their reasoning being that it's a backup stroller which is only used on specific occasions and therefore doesn't need to be exceptionally wonderful. However, for many city dwellers and frequent travelers, a lightweight stroller occupies the place of a main stroller and therefore needs to have as many comfort and convenience features as possible.

My personal standards for a lightweight stroller are very similar to my standards for full size strollers. Just like a full size stroller, a lightweight stroller must be comfortable for a child, provide a good sleeping surface with a deep recline, have high quality textiles, good sun coverage, fold easily and maneuver well. Looks also matter and the lightweight strollers that have a more attractive design get my attention. Of course in a lightweight stroller I have to compromise on the push quality due to smaller wheels. A lightweight stroller will never handle grass and uneven terrain as well as a full size stroller with larger wheels. That just comes with the territory. Lightweight strollers are designed to be mostly used on pavement and indoors (think malls, airports, museums, etc.).

Here's my list of the best compact and lightweight strollers for 2017. These strollers were chosen based on the following criteria: Weight, compactness, child comfort features, ease of fold, quality, aesthetics.


The Mima Zigi, like all  Mima strollers, has a cool, futuristic look, with transparent wheels, chrome accents and a fluid seat design. The stroller is a head-turner, but also extremely functional. It seems that the designers at Mima really thought of everything!

The Zigi is made with:
  • An adjustable, telescopic handlebar
  • Adjustable backrest and leg-rest 
  • Innovative, one-push open/close canopy
  • One-hand, super compact fold. The folded stroller stands upright
  • Folded size (18 L x 10 W x 22 H) is a accepted as cabin luggage on most airlines
  • Rear wheels suspenssion
  • Beautiful fabrics and leather details
  • Stroller weight - 18.5 lbs
  • Mima Zigi can be used from birth with an optional bassinet or infant car seat.
  • Travel system compatible
  •  Zigi will be available in 3 colors.

BABYZEN YOYO+Babyzen Yoyo +

Ever since the release of the original Yoyo stroller, it has been extremely popular for travel and city life. The stroller is as compact as it gets, has a tiny fold and a handy carrying strap. The Yoyo+ has been updated to allow for even more convenience:

  • Can be used from birth with a parent facing bassinet attachment or car seat. 
  • One-hand folding, unfolding and driving 
  • Reasonably large storage basket 
  • All-wheel suspension for a softer ride 
  • Adjustable, UPF 50+ canopy 
  • Removable and machine washable seat fabric
  • Extremely compact when folded (52 x 44 x 18 cm), the YOYO+ can be taken on-board a plane as cabin luggage 
  • Comes with a rain sheild and storage bag
  • Weighs 13.7 to 14.5 lbs (6.2 to 6.6 kg) depending on the version.

Mountain Buggy Nano Year Of Rooster

The new Nano V2 folds even more compact than it's predecessor, making it a perfect travel companion. While the stroller is narrow and lightweight, it still features a full size seat, which can be suitable from newborn (with carrycot attachment or car seat) to well into the toddler years. Despite it's small size, the stroller is very stable and sturdy.

Nano's outstanding features:
  • Folds compactly to just 22" x 12.2" x 20", suitable as hand-luggage on most airlines
  • Weighs - 13 lbs
  • Stands upright when folded
  • One hand flick out unfold 
  • Shoulder strap for hands free carrying 
  • Exposed carry handle when folded in satchel 
  • Improved mesh ventilation system in back of seat, with detachable cover
  • Adjustable leg rest
  • Rear wheel suspenssion
  • Travel system ready - built in safety belts to secure a car seat no need to purchase additional adapters.
  • Optional, lightweight infant cocoon
  • Travel bag included
  • The limited edition version includes a matching seat liner

GB Qbit +

The GB Qbit+ is one of the few lightweight strollers with a completely flat recline, making it suitable for use from birth without an addition of a carrycot or car seat (though the stroller is car seat compatible). It's also one of the few compact strollers which include a bumper bar.

Other great features:
  • Easy one-hand fold
  • Free-standing when folded
  • Weighs 16.8 lbs
  • Suitable from birth to 55 lbs
  • One-hand push and steering
  • Large canopy with viewing window
  • Nearly flat recline
  • Adjustable leg rest
  • Swing away bumper bar
  • Head support pillow, shoulder and crotch pads 
  • Easily accessible, large shopping basket
  • Travel system compatible 
  • Available in 6 colors

Greentom is Dutch stroller brand that will be available in USA for the first time this year. The Greentom Upp is a unique concept in stroller design. Besides for being lightweight and very versatile, the stroller is as green as it gets, being completely made of recycled and biodegradable materials. The stroller frame is made of Polypropene and the high quality textiles are made of recycled PET bottles.
Greentom Upp is a 3-in-1 stroller. The frame can be used with a classic, forward facing seat, a newborn carrycot or a reversible seat unit. It can also be used as a travel system with an infant car seat. Available in 3 frame colors and 10 vibrant fabric color options.

  • Weighs 15.4 lbs (With Classic seat)
  • Flat seat recline
  • Infinite recline strap
  • Roomy seat
  • One-hand steering
  • Large canopy with flip out sun visor
  • Removable bumper bar
  • 8” rear wheels and 6.5” swivel wheels
  • Frame can be used with 3 different seat options
  • Travel system compatible with adapters 
  • Simple "book" fold
  • Made of recycled, biodegradable materials


Mios is the newest addition to Cybex stroller collection for 2017. This stroller is a perfect hybrid of compactness with full-size stroller features. While it's in a higher weight category than the other options in this post, it's still under 20 lbs (weighing 19 lbs to be precise) and has a small foot print.  As with other Cybex strollers, Mios has a sleek, contemporary look that will resonate with Urban parents. 

Here's a list of all of Mios impressive features:

  •  19.6" wide
  • Weighs 19 lbs
  • Reversible seat unit
  • Unique breathable mesh seat (Can be covered with a seat inlay)
  • Flat recline
  • One-hand recline lever
  • Adjustable leg rest
  • Swing away bumper bar
  • Height adjustable handlebar
  • All-wheel suspension 
  • One-hand fold
  • Self standing while folded
  • Extendable canopy, with viewing window (Rated UPF 50+)
  • Large shopping basket
  • Flip-flop friendly break
  • Bassinet and travel system compatible 
  • Available in 7 colors, plus 3 Special Edition fashion prints.

Babyhome Vida is a very lightweight and compact, full featured stroller, that is also very affordable at $299. It features an attractive, fluid design with a slim frame, a compact fold and lot's of thoughtful features. It is one of the few compact strollers with removable and washable seat fabric. Kids are messy, and the ability to wash the stroller fabric offers a degree of convenience rarely found on a stroller in this price-range.

Other features:
  • Suitable for 3 months to 55 lbs
  • Stroller weighs 16 lbs
  • Can be used from birth with a Nest Kit (sold separately), or an infant car seat
  • Roomy seat with tall seat back
  • Adjustable leg rest
  • Adjustable handlebar
  • Extendable, 3 panel canopy with a pop out sun visor
  • Peek-a-boo window on canopy
  • Mesh ventilation panels in back of seat and on the sides of canopy
  • Large, easily accessable storage basket
  • One-hand manuverability
  • All-wheel suspension
  • Compact, standing fold
  • Removable, washable seat fabric
  • Travel system compatible
  • Optional bumper bar sold seperately
  • Available in 5 colors


The new Valco Baby Snap 4 Trend is loaded with all the 'full size' stroller features, like a roomy seat, large basket and ginormous canopy, while still being relatively light at under 18 lbs. 

  • 8 klg (17.6 lbs) 
  • One-hand fold
  • Infinite strap recline
  • Flat recline position, suitable for infants
  • Height adjustable handlebar
  • Tailormade fabrics
  • Huge, extendable canopy with mesh portion
  • Adjustable leg rest
  • Leatherette covered bumper bar and handlebar
  • Mesh ventilation window in back of seat
  • Zip-up pocket in back of seat
  • Large storage basket
  • Available in 3 colors. 

If you like the Oxo Tot Cubby and Cubby+ strollers, you will absolutely love the new Oxo Tot Air stroller! When Oxo designs baby products, they do it right, and this stroller is no exception. At $180, it's one of the most affordable travel strollers on the market.

  • Weighs only 11 lbs
  • Suitable for 6 months to 55 lbs
  • Super compact fold (folds to the size of a backpack) 
  • Front wheel suspension
  • Large, UPF 50 canopy with peek-a-boo window
  • Mesh sides for ventilation
  • Breathable seat fabric
  • Machine washable fabric
  • Roomy storage basket
  • Shoulder carrying strap
  • Estimate release date - October 2017

New Mutsy Nexo Colors For 2017!

Feb 16, 2017

A fantastic new year has arrived and with it, a brand new collection from the Dutch stroller brand Mutsy. Gorgeous new colors and fabrics have been introduces for all of Mutsy's stroller models - Igo, Evo and Nexo.

Mutsy Nexo stroller 2017 Grey

Nexo, the newest stroller in the Mutsy lineup, has been one of the most popular strollers of 2016. It is a hybrid of style, convenience and compactness. For 2017, two new colors have been introduced - Mist Melange on a black frame and Ash Melange on a silver frame. Both color options are accented by leather details, giving the stroller a luxurious and contemporary dimension. 

Nexo has been created for the Urban lifestyle and the sophisticated new colors, in addition to the 2016 Blue Melange and Grey Melange, fit into the city setting perfectly.

You can check out this stroller in action in my 'Out And About With Mutsy Nexo' post from this past Summer.

New stroller 2017 Mutsy Nexo

Accessorize your Nexo stroller with car seat adapters, a water resistant warm footmuff with micro-fleece lining, rain cover, and a sleek, modernistic cup-holder. 

Mutsy Nexo rain cover accessory

Mutsy Nexo footmuff Mist Melange

Playtime New York Show Highlights

Feb 14, 2017

Over the weekend, we had loads of fun, attending the Play Time New York show at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan. Playtime is an absolutely stunning trade show for children's brands. It runs in Paris, New York, Tokyo and Berlin. The New York show featured 180 international and local exhibitors, displaying kids and baby fashion, shoes, accessories, nursery decor, toys and gifts.

I've been to other trade shows before, but this was my first time attending Playtime, and I was so impressed with how beautiful and pleasant it was. The atmosphere was calm and  every single booth was a small magical place to be discovered. 

There was a feeling of authenticity and community at the show. A lot of the businesses were family owned and manufactured their products in their home-towns with an emphasis on quality and sustainability. There were also plenty of hand-made businesses, which I'm always a big fan of. 
Most of the booths were represented by the actual owners, artists  and designers of the brands and it was really great to see the face behind the creative products and learn their individual stories.

While every booth was extremely attractive, here are some exhibitors that stood out for me.

OF UNUSUAL KIND  - Is a collection of whimsically modern paper dolls, created and hand illustrated by Anja Kroencke in New York. Of Unusual Kind is a celebration of paper craft, exquisite pattern and unique, individual style. 

Playtime New York

Of Unusual Kind paper dolls

LOUISE MISHA  - Created by two friends and inspired by travels, the brand features bohemian, nostalgic fashions for babies and kids. At the request of many mothers, there's now also a women's collection in the same distinct style.

Louise Misha baby romper

KALINKA - Based in Bulgaria, Kalinka is a brand of classic, hand-knitted garments for babies and kids. The softest Merino wool, imported from Peru, is used to knit Kalinka styles. Each piece is made with love by Bulgarian grandmothers, utilizing centuries-old traditions passed down through generations.  

GOOSE GREASE -  Family owned and run business, based in Brooklyn, NY, Goose Grease creates wooded dolls, made of sustainably harvested wood, hand-chiseled and hand-painted. All materials used in production are non-toxic and water based, making these dolls safe for kids of all ages. There are many doll collections to choose from and your kids can even paint their own family of dolls!

Playtime New York

EASY PEASY - Is a French brand of stylish baby shoes and accessories. The collection is eco-designed, utilizing vegetable-tanned, chromium free leather, water-soluble glue and organic cotton packaging. The shoes are flexible and buttery soft, ensuring perfect comfort for little feet.

MI & ME - Based in Omaha, Nebraska, Mimi of MI & ME designs and sews each piece by hand with a keen attention to detail. From every seam, to intricate filigree snaps, Mimi's creations are sure to delight little ladies.

MI & ME hand made dresses

DONSJE - Founded by Florentine van Oosten Slingeland in 2013,  Amsterdam based brand of hand-made baby and toddler booties, warm leather hats and adorable accessories. All Donsje products are made to high standards. The shoes are super soft and flexible, perfect for first-walkers and the hats and little purses are full of whimsy.

Donsje leather booties