Best Buggies – Guides

A buggy should make your everyday wind up baby swing with a child life easier, but on the market, there is an incredibly large selection, how to decide? For this reason, we want to help you find the ideal model for you. We have compared the best buggies and listed the top 5 for you.

Through our comprehensive checklist, you can see at a glance what you should pay attention to when buying and which model meets your requirements. Our product recommendations offer additional support.

Checklist for buggies

How do you want to use the buggy?

If the buggy is only to be used as an alternative second stroller, a model with a little less comfort may be sufficient.

For daily use, the buggy should have better equipment.

In addition, there are buggies with which you can easily travel on bumpy forest and dirt roads.

Cheaper are buggies, which you should better use only on asphalt.

Therefore, you should definitely include the desired area of application in your purchase decision.

The wheels

As a rule, buggies have four wheels.

But there are also variants with three wheels, which are particularly suitable for off-road use. Here you should also use a buggy with pneumatic tires, as these shocks cushion better.

For an optimization of stability and to prevent the buggy from tipping over, many models have double wheels. Hard rubber or hard plastic wheels are usually used here.


For good seating comfort, the backrest and footrest should be individually adaptable. This is the only way the buggy can grow with your child.

Especially with smaller children, the buggy should definitely have a lying position. Can the backrest be brought into an almost horizontal position and can the footrest be adjusted in height and angle? Then you have made the right choice for the optimal comfort of your child.

For yourself, a higher seat for easy lifting of your child offers considerable advantages. Even an adjustable push handle can save you back pain.

The folding mechanism

Ideally, the buggy can be folded with one hand, so that you can hold your child in the other arm at the same time.


It doesn’t work without a seat belt. The ideal is a 5-point harness that can be adapted to the size of your child.

Some buggies also have a safety bar.

When buying, make sure you are sure to tip safe!

You type A and want the buggy as a manoeuvrable second car

Recommendation 1: Price-performance winner Knorr-Baby V-Easy Fold from €66.85

With its unbeatable price, the Knorrbaby V-Easy Fold sports car is the winner in the class of buggies as a second car. It convinces in everyday life with its adjustable backrest and leg rest, up to the complete lying surface. Due to its easy handling, it is ideal for the city, but it is also suitable for longer trips. The continuous slider also creates comfort for the parents, who can push the buggy one-handed.

Recommendation 2: The light and comfortable Chicco Ohlala from 87,99 €

The lightest buggy on the market is quite good. Compared to similarly light buggies, it can also score points in other swing frame offers your child comfort. It is ideally suited for the city and flat paths. Due to the continuous slider, you can also operate this buggy one-handed. Backrest and leg rest are adjustable to the lying surface and the shopping basket is sufficiently large, as well as easily accessible.

You are type B and want the buggy as a replacement for the old stroller!

Now you have already made a very important decision. The number of products you can choose from has decreased. Type A still has the choice between two buggies and type B even three buggies.

Recommendations for type B: Buggy as a stroller replacement

For the buggy as a stroller replacement, I recommend 3 models. The Joie Litetrax 4 Air, the Peg-Pérego Pliko P3 and the Quinny buggy are perfect for you. All my recommendations can be combined with a baby car seat, so that you can use them from birth. The Buggy Peg-Pérego Pliko P3 even has an adjustable slider that you can customize to your size.

With its unbeatable price, the Knorrbaby V-Easy Fold sports car is the winner in the class of buggies as a second car. It convinces in everyday life with its adjustable backrest and leg rest, up to the complete lying surface. Due to its easy handling, it is ideal for the city, but it is also suitable for longer trips. The continuous slider also creates comfort for the parents, who can push the buggy one-handed.

Buggy Info

How to find the perfect buggy?

So that you can find the ideal buggy for you, we answer the most frequently asked questions about price, function, lying surface and Co.

Do you really need a buggy?

You need a buggy if you need a lighter and more agile alternative to your stroller. Buggies are not so bulky and therefore optimal for everyday life, or an upcoming trip. Most buggies are multifunctional. Your child can sit, lie down, and also a carrycot or bowl can be attached. It is quickly opened and folded up again and can be used compactly from birth.

You don’t need a buggy if your previous stroller is light and manoeuvrable enough for everyday use, or if you prefer to carry your baby anyway.

How do you recognize a good model?

The buggy, whether you want it as a successor to the stroller, or as a second stroller, should offer comfort and safety. So it should have enough space, a soft seat and not tip over if your child does not sit still. Low weight and a compact folding size are also an advantage.

What you should pay attention to when buying:

Weight and folding size: The buggy has a smaller folding size than the stroller, which makes it practical and uncomplicated. The folding size depends on whether the buggy has a continuous or two separate sliders. The latter can be folded up smaller.

A lower weight is generally advantageous, especially on public roads.

If you are often on uneven roads, a good suspension is necessary.

Wheels: Most simple buggies are equipped with hard rubber or plastic wheels. Some models also have high-quality air chamber wheels. These are particularly quiet on asphalt, as well as light and robust, but also more maintenance-intensive. If you are mainly traveling in the city, then the hard rubber/plastic wheels are enough. In general, larger wheels have a higher ride comfort.

The smaller wheels, the more manoeuvrable the buggy.

Comfort and safety: A minimum level of comfort and safety should be given with every buggy. This includes an adjustable backrest, an adjustable leg rest, a padded seat, an adjustable 5-point harness, a large shopping basket, and a height-adjustable push handle for parents.

Slider: A buggy with a continuous slider is easier to steer and can also be operated with one hand. An adjustment of the slider height is advantageous if you and your partner are of different sizes.

TIP: You can recognize the correct height by the fact that the slider is at the level of the belly button.

Condition of the shopping basket: The basket under the buggy should be easily accessible and best withstand 5 kilograms. So you can easily store everything necessary.

Brake: The brake on the rear wheels of the buggy should be easy to fix and release. Some buggies also have a handbrake, but this is not absolutely necessary.


When does baby start in buggy?

For children under 6 months, it is important to lie down. Because when sitting, the spine is loaded differently, which is unhealthy at this young age. As soon as your baby is at least half a year old AND can sit independently, a buggy may be used.

When do you start converting strollers into buggies?

A buggy should only be used when the baby can sit alone and for a longer period of time. However, you should also pay attention to age in order not to strain the spine too early. In addition, your baby should therefore be at least 6 months old, better older.

Buggy: by when?

How long a buggy is necessary cannot be said in general. On the one hand, of course, you have to keep an eye on the height and weight of your child so that the maximum load limit of the buggy is not exceeded. Individual development and the occasion are also important. Buggies are usually used until the age of 4 or 5 at the latest. If the maximum load allows, you can also use the buggy occasionally for certain occasions, e.B. if you want to go to the pediatrician and are dependent on public transport or have to walk longer distances. So you do not have to carry the sick child and it is still spared.

How long do you need a buggy?

How long you need a buggy is individual. It is important that the individual development is taken into account and that the maximum load of the buggy is not exceeded.

What is a buggy?

A buggy is a stroller in which the children can sit upright. It is also characterized by its folding function. In contrast to strollers, the buggy is also lighter.

Which wheels for the buggy?

Which wheels a buggy should have depends on where it is used. Pneumatic tires are suitable off-road. Hard plastic and/or hard rubber also works on asphalt.

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