12 Best Strollers Under £200 In 2022 (Great For Toddlers)

Updated on: May 15, 2022 @ 4:35 pm

Finding the right stroller for your toddler can be a daunting task. With so many on the market, how do you know which is the best one for you? That’s why I’ve compile a list of the 12 best strollers that are less than £200.

You want the best for your toddler, but don’t want to break the bank.

I totally get it.

It can be a real headache finding a good stroller that’s affordable and suitable for fast-growing toddlers.

Most strollers are either eye-wateringly expensive or not sturdy enough for wiggly toddlers.

So lovely mama, I’ve done the research and found the 12 best strollers for under £200.

They’re all high quality, durable and perfect for toddlers.

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So, whether you’re looking for a budget-friendly option, a lightweight stroller that’s easy to maneuver or a sturdy stroller that can handle any terrain, I’ve got you covered.

Read on for my top recommendations.

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Pram, Pushchair, Stroller: What’s the Difference?

Okay, so before I dive in to my list of the 12 best strollers of 2022 we need to be clear about a stroller is. And what it isn’t.

  • Pram: a pram is a shortened version of the word perambulator (fancy eh!) and is essentially a carrycot on wheels. It’s designed for newborn and very young babies to lie flat while you’re out and about. Laying flat is considered best for newborns, because their lungs are still developing.
Mamas & Papas Bugaboo Fox carrycot pram
pram

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  • Pushchair: a pushchair is typically the next stage on from a pram. Suitable for when your baby is a little older and able to hold up her own head. It’s best to start with a pushchair where baby faces you. Then switch it round to outward facing when baby’s ready to see the world.
Mamas & Papas Nuna Demi-Grow pushchair
pushchair
  • Stroller: this isn’t a word we use much in the UK. But it’s fairly common in America. A stroller is basically a more basic version of a pushchair for toddlers and young children. Strollers tend to be more lightweight than pushchairs. And they’re designed for occasional use because little legs get tired quickly.
Mamas & Papas Joie Tourist stroller
stroller
  • Travel System: just to be clear, I’m also not including travel systems in this guide. A travel system is where you buy a multi-function frame that fits a carrycot, pushchair seat and sometimes a carseat too. These tend to be more expensive because they grow with baby and can include lots of matching accessories all in one bundle.
Mamas & Papas Ocarro Cloud Z 9 piece complete bundle travel system
travel system

Find out more about the difference between a pram and a stroller.

Are Strollers Safe For Newborns?

No. Quite simply the answer to this question is no, strollers are not safe for newborn babies.

Newborns need to be able to lay flat. The NHS give clear advice that strollers, pushchairs or buggies should only be used once baby can sit and hold their own head up.

You can find more advice from the NHS about travelling with newborns here.

Why Do I Need to Buy a Stroller?

You’ll soon discover that your little one really dislikes being confined to a pushchair once she’s found her feet.

Yep, those baby-boots were made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do!

Except that toddlers can’t walk very far. Or for very long. So that family day out you’ve got planned, or that shopping trip into town that you really need to do, is far easier if you’ve got a lightweight stroller to use.

Your big, reliable pushchair will seem heavy and difficult to handle when you’re trying to push it while at the same time cling on to the toddler who should be in it. But they’re not in it. They’re trying to run off in the opposite direction.

A stroller is the perfect solution for children aged 2-3 years old. Or for the grandparent (or family member) who only occasionally takes your child out without you.

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How Much Should I Spend on a Stroller?

Like most things, the cost of a stroller can vary wildly. So you need to think about how much you’re going to use it. And if you’re likely to keep it for any new arrivals further down the line.

Do you regularly go out with your toddler for long periods of time? Maybe you walk the school run most days but it’s just too far for your toddler to manage?

In which case you’re likely to spend a little more for an everyday stroller that will get regular use than someone who’s buying a smaller buggy just for their summer hols. Or for granny to keep at her house for the occasional weekend visit.

A quick search online will reveal strollers from as little as £30 to others well over the £1000 mark.

The most expensive one I found was £3,460! I can’t imagine spending that much money on a stroller. Unless it was made of solid gold and came with a nanny. Or an engine!

I figured that most people reading this would think that’s a bit too extravagant too. So this list only has strollers priced under £200. A far more realistic figure I think you’ll agree.

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The 12 Best Strollers Under £200!

  1. Tour 3

From Mamas & Papas this is a great stroller with additional features. All-round suspension is designed to offer a smoother ride on most terrains with ease and comfort. The extra large canopy has integrated ventilation to keep your little one cool. It’s lightweight at just 8.8kg. And it boasts an umbrella fold, one-hand recline to lie-flat and adjustable leg supports to grow with your littler one. The Tour 3 is super-stylish and a good choice for city dwellers.

Read my in-depth, complete review of the Mamas and Papas Tour 3

2. Joie Literax 4

From Mamas & Papas this stylish and streamlined stroller has a sporty 4-wheel design. It boasts a one-hand instant fold for ease of use, as well as larger rear wheels for a smooth ride. With a lightweight aluminium chassis it’s durable and practical. Includes a rain cover and UV50+ sun canopy. It even has an extra-large storage basket below the toddler seat.

Mamas & Papas Joie Literax 4 stroller

3. Cruse Buggy

Also from Mamas & Papas the Cruse buggy is a great option stroller that’s lightweight and easy to manoeuvre through tight spaces. The stroller seat is a spacious fully reclining seat, with adjustable leg rest and lie-flat position. The Cruse from Mamas and Papas is my top pick of the lightweight umbrella strollers. It even includes a cupholder and UPF50+ sun canopy.

4. Chicco Echo Stroller

An Amazon best-seller, this popular stroller weighs just 8.5kg and has an upper weight limit of 22kg. It’s practical and user-friendly. With a padded backrest and 5 point safety harness, it also boasts 4 position recline. This compact stroller is easy to carry when folded down.

5. Silver Cross Zest

Picked as an Amazon Choice this super-light stroller weighs just 5.8kg. It’s compact, features the one-hand fold mechanism and can be carried over the shoulder. This stroller’s compact fold is ideal for parents where storage space is an issue. With a roomy, padded seat this stroller has multi-recline and includes a UPF50+ hood, rain cover and shopping basket. Suitable for toddlers with a weight limit of up to 25kg.

6. Silver Cross Pop

A Which Best Buy in 2018 the Pop has similar features to the newer Zest. Whilst stylish and practical, this is a little heavier at 7.2kg. Boasting ergonomic soft grip handles, it has a wide seat and tall back. The Pop is the perfect combination of comfort and practical making it a good option.

7. Zeta Twilight Stroller

A favourite for holiday-makers and grandparents, this stroller is simple and sturdy. Customer reviews comment on how great value for money this budget stroller is. Weighing just 8.9kg. Umbrella fold and multi-recline too.

8. iSafe Optimum LUX

This is the only stroller I’m featuring that includes a footmuff and changing bag, which you would normally expect to buy as additional extras. It boasts an adjustable footrest, one-hand fold, rain cover, removable seat for easy cleaning and a parent view window in the hood. Weighing only 6.9kg it’s lightweight, comfortable and roomy.

9. Besrey Compact

The biggest selling point of this stroller is that it folds down small enough to fit in the overhead luggage compartment on an airplane. So if you travel regularly this may be the perfect stroller for you.

10. Joie Tourist Stroller

From Mamas & Papas the name says it all. Designed with the travelling family in mind this is one of the lightest strollers at 6.6kg making it the best travel stroller on the list. It features a two-step hands free easy fold, freestanding when folded, UPF50+ canopy with eyeshade, all wheel suspension, multi-position recline seat, shopping basket and adjustable handlebar.

Mamas & Papas Joie Tourist Stroller

11. Red Kite Baby Push Me2U

The cheapest stroller to make the list, Red Kite are well-known for their budget baby products and are ideal for the new parent on a tight budget. Always great value for money, this simple single stroller is practical with many of the features you’d expect from a more expensive stroller.

12. Hauck Runner

The best jogging stroller on the list. The Hauck Runner 2 is not your conventional stroller. Designed for the fitness-conscious parent, this all-terrain sport-stroller has extra large wheels, a single front wheel, a roomy and comfortable seat, adjustable handlebar, ventilated hood and a large basket. It has a weight limit of up to 22kg. Safe and stylish for the sporty parent, even on rough terrain.

Best Strollers for Toddlers: Final Thoughts

It can be tough finding the perfect stroller for your toddler. With so many different brands and models on the market, it can be hard to know which full-size stroller is right for you.

That’s why I’ve put together this list of the 12 best different types of strollers for toddlers that are under £200. Some have cupholders and some have a compact fold. While others have larger wheels or a large canopy.

So whether you’re looking for a lightweight option or a stroller with lots of additional features, I’ve got you covered.

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8 Comments

  1. April 29, 2021 / 12:59 pm

    Great informative! I like car seats and strollers Anex. We travel with a this stroller and a car seat.

  2. July 29, 2020 / 2:06 pm

    Great, informative post!

  3. June 13, 2020 / 4:43 am

    Excellent review of some affordable strollers.

    • June 22, 2020 / 2:28 pm

      Hey, thank you so much. I’m super-happy to hear that you found my article on budget strollers for toddlers helpful!

  4. February 17, 2020 / 9:35 pm

    We stuck with a travel system for the first year and used the same one for all 3 children. Then we moved to a lightweight stroller for convenience. Thanks for linking up with #dreamteam

    • March 4, 2020 / 2:30 pm

      It’s fabulous when you can use a travel system for siblings – definitely worth investing in a good system that’s built to last. But I think the lightweight strollers are a life-saver when they’re getting big enough to walk, but are still too small to walk very far.

  5. February 12, 2020 / 10:14 am

    We have the Silver Cross Pop and absolutely love it. It is very sturdy and great when my daughter needs a nap. The only downfall is that if you are travelling on a train or plane it can be quite bulky when it folds down. Hence we bought the Silver Cross Jet when we need something which folds down really small. #DreamTeam

    • rooandgingin
      Author
      February 12, 2020 / 10:54 am

      Hi Shelley,

      And I think that’s the tricky thing, isn’t it? Finding one great stroller that covers everything we need! It has to be big enough for a toddler, but compact enough to fold into small spaces – easily – and be lightweight and easy to steer because they’re hardly ever in them once they can walk.

      I don’t want much do I! LOL.

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