Buggies have different folding mechanisms, but how does each style work? We explain how they fold in different ways, and which method best suits your needs.
Umbrella-fold buggies are so called because, unsurprisingly, they fold up like an umbrella. This basically means you flip a switch at the back of the buggy and it collapses onto itself. The pros of this are that they're quick and easy to fold, so great for getting on and off public transport or in and out the back of a car. The models with this type of folding mechanism are usually pretty lightweight, too. And as many lightweights aren’t suitable from birth, you may need to look around to find umbrella-fold buggies that are suitable from birth (they do exist though!).The downside is that when folded, they are still the same length – just flatter - so you do need quite a long boot.
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