If you had told me last year that I would be taking 6 trips with my little ones this year, I would have laughed at you. My husband and I always knew that we would travel with kids, but we didn’t put much thought into when or where. Disney, of course, is always on the backburner when you have kids, and we will be taking our second trip to Disney World in a few weeks. We’ve learned a lot from our first trip to Disney to our most recent cruise trip, and one of the things we learned is PACK LIGHT! This includes a lightweight stroller- because the last thing you want to lug around aside from your two kids is a heavy stroller that doesn’t fold small!
Our last lightweight stroller was everything we were looking for. Lightweight, super portable, small fold, with a sun shade and a seat recline. Then, after our 2nd trip with it, the seat ripped making it completely unusable. I should mention that my toddler is 2 and about 23 pounds, so she’s a little one! Even the smaller flimsy umbrella strollers should be able to hold up to her size and weight. The problem with most umbrella strollers is that they don’t recline or offer a sun shade. This is a MUST for Disney!
We came across the Inglesina Swift stroller as one of our top choices. It includes all the features we needed, plus it has a small storage basket and is lightweight. The weight limit goes up to 55 pounds, which is perfect for both my girls who are 2 and 5, weighing in at 23 and 40 pounds respectively. The stroller itself is 13 pounds, making it about as heavy as two newborns.
Our Review of the Inglesina Swift
My girls had fun picking out the color of their Inglesina Swift stroller. Their first choice was red but then both decided they needed the Nautica Light Blue because, well, it’s Elsa’s color! I personally loved the Magenta, and other colors include Red, Navy Blue, and Black. When purchasing a stroller for the sole purpose of travel, I think bright colors are ideal. You can spot the Nautica stroller in a sea of black strollers instantly!
Regardless of which child was sitting in the stroller, I felt that the Inglesina Swift was easy to push and didn’t “get stuck” like other lightweight strollers when my almost 5 year old was sitting in it. The stroller folded really easy, which is most important for airport trips. Have you ever been rushed through the TSA check line where you had to take your kid out of the stroller, take your shoes off, shove 3 carry ons and a stroller through the machine and then gather your stuff on the other end. Yeah. That experience alone is enough to make me not want to fly with kids, but just as birth, it’s something you forget and move on! Oh, and opening the stroller is just as easy!
Whether you need a small umbrella stroller for travel or looking for an easy stroller for shopping and getting around, the Inglesina Swift is a great choice. With a decent-sized basket on the bottom, and a small pocket in the back of the seat, this seat has more features than any run-of-the-mill umbrella stroller, making it our top choice for traveling. The Swift retails at $139.