The 4 best travel strollers, prams and pushchairs of 2024

The 4 best travel strollers, prams and pushchairs of 2024

A comprehensive guide to the best compact travel prams of 2024

Are you on the hunt for the best compact stroller to accompany you on your family adventures? Look no further. In this comprehensive guide, we'll be diving into the world of travel strollers to help you find the best pram for your holiday excursions. Whether you're jet-setting across the globe or simply exploring your local neighbourhood, having a reliable and compact stroller can make all the difference in your travel experience. We'll be focusing on four top contenders: the Babyzen Yoyo, Joolz Aer, Bugaboo Butterfly, and Silver Cross Jet.

Navigating through crowded airports, bustling city streets, or winding through narrow aisles in shops, having the best travel stroller by your side can alleviate stress and ensure your little one stays comfortable throughout the journey. We'll explore key features such as ease of folding, durability, safety measures, and storage options to determine which compact stroller will suit you best. If you're concerned about airline regulations, fret not; all of our travel strollers are airline approved, giving you peace of mind as you embark on your travels. So, whether you're in search of the perfect holiday stroller or simply seeking a reliable compact stroller for everyday use, join us as we unravel the world of travel strollers to find your ideal companion.


An overview of Baboodle’s 4 travel strollers

Babyzen Yoyo: Renowned for its compact design and versatility, the Babyzen Yoyo sets the standard for travel strollers. With its lightweight frame and easy one-handed folding mechanism, it's a favourite among globetrotting families. Suitable from birth with its newborn pack, right up to the age of 4, it effortlessly combines style with functionality.

Joolz Aer: The Joolz Aer boasts a sleek and modern design, perfect for urban explorers and frequent travellers. Its innovative fold technology allows for quick and hassle-free collapsing, making it a breeze to manoeuvre in tight spaces. Suitable from birth with the Joolz Aer carrycot, up to the age 4. 

Bugaboo Butterfly: The Bugaboo Butterfly offers premium comfort and convenience in a compact package. Despite being a relative newcomer to the compact stroller table, the Butterfly’s one handed fold, durability and impressive design made it an instant hit. 

Silver Cross Jet: Designed with jet-setting families in mind, the Silver Cross Jet combines elegance with functionality. Its ultra-compact fold fits effortlessly into overhead compartments, making it the perfect companion for air travel. With luxurious fabrics and a smooth ride, it's sure to turn heads wherever you go.


Babyzen Yoyo

Joolz Aer

Bugaboo Butterfly

Silver Cross Jet

Age Range

0-4 years old

0-4 years old

6 months - 4 years

0-4 years old

Airline Approved






Lightweight: 6.2kg

Lightweight: 6kg

Medium: 7.3kg

Lightweight: 5.9kg

Dimensions (folded)

Ultra - Compact: 52 x 44 x 18 cm

Compact: 53 x 45 x 23 cm

Compact:  45 x 54 x 23 cm

Ultra-compact: 53 x 45 x 23 cm

Folding Mechanism

Easy two handed fold

One-handed fold

One-handed fold

Easy two handed fold

Recline Options

Limited recline

Good recline

Good recline

Lie flat

Safety Features

Five-point harness, sturdy frame

Five-point harness, durable construction

Five-point harness, robust build

Five-point harness, safety tested


Spacious basket, additional pockets

Roomy storage basket

Ample storage space, additional compartments

Generous under-seat basket











Rental Price: 


£35 per month

£33 per month

£38 per month


Deep Dive into the 4 best travel strollers of 2024

Babyzen Yoyo

Babyzen Yoyo rental from Baboodle

Let's explore why the Babyzen Yoyo stroller has become a must-have for modern parents, offering a blend of convenience and functionality that sets it apart in the world of strollers.

Compact Design with Big Impact

The Babyzen Yoyo stroller packs a powerful punch with its compact design, earning it the reputation of a superhero among strollers. It effortlessly folds down to fit into the overhead compartment of most aeroplanes, making it the perfect travel companion for families on the go. Whether navigating bustling city streets, hopping on public transportation, or embarking on adventures with your little one, the Babyzen Yoyo's one-hand folding mechanism allows for easy collapse while holding your baby with your free arm.

Lightweight and Nimble

Say goodbye to bulky strollers! The Babyzen Yoyo is a featherweight champion, striking the perfect balance between durability and portability. Weighing in at just 6.2kg, it's a breeze to manoeuvre, making it the go-to choice for parents who value ease of use.

Versatility That Grows With Your Child

From infancy to toddlerhood, the Babyzen Yoyo seamlessly adapts to your child's changing needs. It offers versatility that stands the test of time, accommodating both newborns and older kids. With options for newborn packs, bassinets, and 6-month+ seat attachments, you can start using it from day one and continue to do so as your child grows.

Babyzen Yoyo newborn and bassinet

Premium Quality and Durability

When it comes to your child's comfort and safety, quality matters, and the Babyzen Yoyo delivers on both fronts. Built to last, it can handle the rigours of daily use, ensuring your little one travels in comfort and security.

Extensive Range of Accessories

Enhance your strolling experience with the Babyzen Yoyo's range of accessories tailored to fit your specific needs. From car seat adapters for seamless travel transitions to footmuffs for added warmth during colder months, these accessories offer convenience and versatility for every outing.

  • Car Seat Adapters: Seamlessly transform your Yoyo into a travel system by attaching compatible car seats, ensuring smooth transitions from car to stroller.
  • Footmuffs: Keep your little one cozy and snug during colder months with footmuffs designed to provide warmth and comfort.
  • Parasols and Sun Canopies: Shield your baby from harmful UV rays with stylish parasols and sun canopies tailored to fit your Yoyo, ensuring a safe and shaded environment.
  • Leg rests: Provide extra comfort for your baby during longer stroller trips with leg rests that offer support and relaxation.
  • Buggy boards: Catering to families with older children, attach a buggy board to your Yoyo, allowing them to stand comfortably and effortlessly transform your Yoyo into a double stroller.
  • Yoyo connect: For families with two children, the Yoyo Connect seamlessly integrates with your Yoyo, effortlessly converting it into a double stroller, ensuring convenience and ease during your travels.

In summary, the Babyzen Yoyo stroller stands out as a compact, lightweight, and stylish choice for modern parents. Its effortless folding, versatility, and premium quality make it a top contender in the world of strollers, offering unparalleled convenience and comfort for all your adventures with your little one. Stay tuned as we compare it to its competitor, the Bugaboo Butterfly, in the next section of our stroller showdown.

Joolz Aer

Let's delve into the features and advantages of the Joolz Aer. Despite not enjoying the same level of popularity as the Babyzen Yoyo, it offers a unique blend of style and sophistication.

Style and Substance

The Joolz Aer boasts a sleek and modern design that appeals to contemporary parents. Its compact size and lightweight construction make it a perfect choice for urban dwellers and frequent travelers. With a convenient one-handed fold mechanism, adjustable seat, and generous storage options, the Joolz Aer caters to the needs of busy families on the move. Its attention to detail and user-friendly design ensure a harmonious blend of style and functionality.

Safety First

Safety is a top priority for the Joolz Aer. It features an ergonomic seat design, padded harness, and multiple recline positions to ensure maximum comfort for children. Safety features such as the five-point harness, robust frame, and built-in suspension system offer peace of mind for parents, meeting rigorous safety standards to provide a secure environment for their little ones during outings and adventures.

Smooth Ride

Designed for maximum portability and manoeuvrability, the Joolz Aer excels in navigating urban environments and tight spaces. Its lightweight frame and compact fold make it easy to transport and store, whether travelling or exploring city streets. Equipped with swivel wheels and user-friendly brakes, the stroller delivers exceptional manoeuvrability, ensuring smooth rides for both parent and child. With the Joolz Aer, convenience and ease of use are always at the forefront.

High-End Accessories

While the Joolz Aer may not offer as extensive an accessory range as the Babyzen Yoyo, it still provides everything needed for a comfortable ride. Some available accessories include:

  • Joolz Aer Footmuff: The Joolz Aer footmuff is vital for keeping your little one warm and cosy during the colder winter months. 
  • Travel bag: Comes as a standard with every Joolz Aer rental, offering added protection for the stroller during travel and storage. 
  • Joolz Aer Carrycot: Offers a cozy and comfortable space for newborns to lie flat while using the stroller.
  • Joolz Aer Leg Rest: A great add-on to support your little one's legs when on the move in their Joolz Aer stroller.

In summary, the Joolz Aer combines style, safety, and manoeuvrability, making it a premium choice for parents seeking both elegance and practicality in their stroller. 

Bugaboo Butterfly

Let's delve into the features and unique qualities of the Bugaboo Butterfly stroller, exploring what makes it a standout choice in the world of compact parenting strollers.

A Touch of Sophistication

From its elegant design to its meticulous attention to detail, the Bugaboo Butterfly exudes sophistication from the first glance. It's a preferred choice for parents who value aesthetics without compromising on functionality. But beyond its stylish exterior, this stroller is crafted to effortlessly handle the rigours of daily life.

Smooth Manoeuvrability

Whether navigating city streets or winding park pathways, the Bugaboo Butterfly offers seamless manoeuvrability. Its responsive wheels ensure effortless gliding through tight spaces and corners. Busy urban environments and outdoor adventures become more manageable and enjoyable with this stroller by your side.

Ample Storage Capacity

The Bugaboo Butterfly understands the importance of storage in everyday parenting tasks. It provides generous storage space for essential items such as diaper bags, groceries, or beach gear. With ample storage, you can carry everything you need without sacrificing convenience or comfort.

Convenient One-Hand Folding

Similar to its counterpart, the Babyzen Yoyo, the Bugaboo Butterfly features a convenient one-hand folding mechanism. This allows for quick and hassle-free storage, catering to the needs of busy parents on the move.

Spacious Seating for Comfort

The Bugaboo Butterfly's seat is generously sized to ensure your child's comfort during every ride. Whether they're a newborn or a toddler, there's plenty of room to stretch out, snuggle, and enjoy the journey. This spacious seating not only enhances comfort but also ensures longevity, as your child won't outgrow the stroller too quickly.

Expansive Hood for Sun Protection

One of the standout features of the Bugaboo Butterfly is its large protective hood. This oversized canopy offers extensive coverage, shielding your baby from the sun, wind, and light rain. Whether you're strolling in summer heat or unpredictable weather, you can trust the Bugaboo Butterfly to provide a safe and cozy haven for your child.

Adjustable Sunshade for Flexibility

The hood also features an extendable sunshade, allowing you to customise the level of shade and protection based on the sun's position. This flexibility ensures your baby remains comfortable and protected regardless of the weather conditions.

In summary, the Bugaboo Butterfly combines elegance, functionality, and versatility, making it a top choice for discerning parents. Its stylish design, smooth manoeuvrability, and thoughtful features set it apart in the world of compact strollers, ensuring both parent and child enjoy every journey. Stay tuned as we compare it to its competitor, the Silver Cross Jet, in the next section of our stroller showdown.

Silver Cross Jet

Last but not least, let’s take a look at the Silver Cross Jet. The cheapest option of the four, but certainly not a budget option by any means. The Silver Cross Jet is a smart and sleek option for anyone taking a trip with their little one. 

Lie flat option

Unlike the other three strollers, the Silver Cross Jet has a lie flat option built in. With a recline of over 95%, it’s suitable for newborns without the need of an additional newborn pack or carrycot as on the Babyzen Yoyo and Joolz Aer. Whilst the lie flat option can be a lifesaver when your child needs a nap, it doesn’t quite offer the stability and security of the newborn pack for a newborn. 

Easy fold mechanism

The Silver Cross Jet’s fold takes less than 2 seconds. Using your foot and and the button in the middle of the handle, the stroller collapses into a stand up position and, with the bumper bar attached, can even be wheeled behind you, a lifesaver for your shoulders! 

Effective Sun Protection 

Featuring a generous canopy, the Silver Cross Jet offers effective sun protection to shield your child from harmful UV rays. The canopy's adjustable design allows you to customise the coverage based on the sun's position, ensuring optimal comfort in various weather conditions.

Ample Storage Options

Despite its compact size, the Silver Cross Jet stroller offers ample storage options to accommodate essential items such as diaper bags, snacks, and toys. This ensures that parents can carry everything they need for outings without sacrificing convenience or comfort.

The Silver Cross Jet stroller combines practicality, comfort, and style, making it an excellent choice for modern parents seeking a reliable and versatile travel companion for their little ones.


Babyzen Yoyo vs. Joolz Aer vs. Bugaboo Butterfly vs. Silver Cross Jet

Top 4 travel strollers, prams, pushchairs of 2024

Compactness and Portability: The Babyzen Yoyo, Joolz Aer, and Silver Cross Jet all excel in compactness and portability, with lightweight designs and convenient folding mechanisms. The Bugaboo Butterfly also offers portability but may be slightly bulkier compared to the others (but still airline compatible)

Versatility: The Babyzen Yoyo and Joolz Aer stand out for their versatility, offering options for newborns and older children. The Bugaboo Butterfly and Silver Cross Jet also provide comfortable seating but may have fewer customisable options.

Safety Features: All four strollers prioritise safety with features like sturdy frames, five-point harnesses, and built-in suspension systems. Parents can trust each stroller to provide a secure environment for their little ones during outings.

Manoeuvrability: The Joolz Aer, Bugaboo Butterfly, and Silver Cross Jet offer smooth manoeuvrability with responsive wheels and easy-to-use brakes. The Babyzen Yoyo also provides agile movement but may have slightly different handling compared to the others.

Additional Features and Accessories: While all strollers come with essential features like sun canopies and storage baskets, the Babyzen Yoyo and Joolz Aer offer a wider range of accessories to enhance functionality. The Bugaboo Butterfly and Silver Cross Jet also provide convenient add-ons but may have fewer customisation options.

Overall, each stroller offers unique advantages, catering to different preferences and needs. Parents can choose the one that best suits their lifestyle, whether they prioritise compactness, versatility, safety, manoeuvrability, or additional features.