Red Kite Push Me Lite Stroller

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In a nutshell

A budget buy, this lightweight is perfect as a second pushchair

  • Pros

    Lightweight and compact, great for holidays and quick trips, excellent value for money

  • Cons

    No accessories available, no toddler headrest, proved difficult to fold at first

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Our review

It's far from the being the Ferrari of the pushchair world, but the Red Kite Push Me Lite Stroller's price tag sure gives other makes and models a run for their money.

With a retail price of just £20, this budget buy is a perfect spare buggy, ideal for quick jaunts to the shops or for taking away on holiday.

Its nippy lightweight design, padded handles and lockable swivel wheels means it’s easy to manoeuvre and it handles even the trickiest of terrains with ease.

Is it value for money?

It certainly is!  The wow factor is definitely the price, and the 4.3kg weight is another major plus point. My son Sam was at the top end of the 15kg weight limit but even he felt much lighter when we test drove this stroller.

You can buy the Red Kite Push Me Lite at Tesco, Asda or on Amazon if you like. 

Does it steer well?

Yes, it was easy to handle and didn't feel clumsy when we tried to negotiate kerbs and tight spaces.

We found it easy to whiz down supermarket aisles and it fitted neatly into the car boot with plenty of room left for the shopping bags.

The swivel wheels give this pushchair the freedom every handler needs and makes it perfect for busy shopping malls and crowded places.

It's cheap but is the Red Kite Push Me Lite stroller safe?

Yes, it's as safe as any other stroller on the market.  It conforms to BS EN 1888 safety requirements and provides a smooth ride for children aged from six months upwards.  It would make a perfect, occasionally-used pushchair for grandparents, too.

Is it easy use?

Not easy as you'd think.  The instruction pamphlet is in the six-step diagram form and a little frustrating particularly when it comes to folding the stroller back down.

The diagrams are small and once I'd eventually worked out how to release the lower primary lock – there's a small, somewhat sharp release catch – I soon realised this shouldn't be done whilst wearing open-toed shoes!

However, once I'd got the hang of it with my hand, it could be folded quickly and easily.

Is it comfortable for little ones?

Yes and no.  As a basic stroller it does what it needs to, so when Sam is wide awake he's very happy to sit in the Red Kite Push Me Lite. 

But when he's tired and falling asleep he has nowhere to rest his head so I avoided taking this stroller out when it was nap time.

This is the biggest inconvenience of all, especially as I try to run most of my errands while Sam sleeps comfortably in his usual pushchair.

I think this makes the stroller better suited for smaller toddlers who are under 50cm tall when sitting, so they have plenty of space to sit back and relax and there's something supporting their head.

If you're looking for more comfortable, multi-position stroller for long, leisurely walks in the park, then the Red Kite Push Me Lite isn't for you.

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Who is the Red Kite Push Me Lite Stroller best for?

Parents and grandparents after a lightweight spare buggy for quick trips and holidays.  This stroller certainly isn't one for buggy fashionistas.

MadeForMums verdict:

Whilst it might not be the most glamorous of strollers, it's cheap, cheerful, and delivers on all of its promises. It’s lightweight and handles well and gives a smooth ride.

The Red Kite Push Me Lite Stroller comes in a choice of three colours, but the instruction pamphlet can leave even the most experienced of buggy handlers stumped.

The budget price is a real drawcard, and makes it a really affordable spare or holiday buggy.

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