In a nutshell

Easy-to-use lightweight that you can rely on

What we tested

  • Fold/unfolding
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Manoeuvrability
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Comfort for child
    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.
  • Style
    A star rating of 3.0 out of 5.
  • Durability
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Worth the money
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.


  • Great shopping tray, chunky wheels, seat lies flat


  • Doesn't look very exciting

We've got the full review of the new 2015 Chicco Lite Way here.

Call off the search – the Chicco Lite Way could be the only lightweight pushchair you ever need. Suitable from birth, light and manoeuvrable, it ticks all the boxes.


Chicco is an Italian company that makes pretty much everything for babies, from cots and prams to bottles and dummies – and its products are available in almost every country in the world.

The Lite Way is a simple but very effective lightweight buggy that’s suitable from birth, is extremely compact and has a one-handed umbrella fold.

What we love

This pushchair has so much going for it. It folds really small, it’s light, it’s manoeuvrable, and the shopping basket is a great size. I don’t really see the point of the basket adapting to a backpack, but it does, and it could be useful on days out or holidays.

Reclining the seat to five different positons is simple, using a lever at the back. I found it has a smoother fold mechanism and a better brake than many lightweight buggies I’ve tried. There’s also a useful carry handle on the side, which makes transporting it around much easier. It also comes in a range of bright colours and you get a matching fleece foot muff with a soft cot style hood included in the reasonable price.

Finally, one of the things that other mums online like about the Lite Way is that it’s grandma-friendly. It’s a traditional style buggy that folds in a straightforward way, and has no trendy gimmicks or tricks up its sleeve.

What to watch out for

Like many lightweights, the seat is fairly narrow, and so if you have a big two year old, it may feel a bit restrictive. It’s also not quite as light as a Maclaren, so isn’t as great to use as a holiday buggy, particularly if you’re going abroad and need to cart it around by hand. Finally, it’s probably not the one for you if you’re after something that looks different and stylish, as it’s quite traditional.

Who’s the Chicco Lite Way best for?

Mums who want a simple, sturdy and lightweight pushchair.


MadeForMums verdict

A lot of mums invest in a great pushchair that’s suitable from birth and has lots of features. However, many then decide to buy a much lighter weight stroller with an umbrella fold to use on quick shopping trips or to take on holiday. This one will last you right from birth until toddler years. You could probably buy one that’s lighter just for holidays, or one that’s comfier for your newborn, but you’ll struggle to find one that’s as versatile as the Chicco LiteWay.

We've got the new review of the 2015 Chicco Lite Way here.

Product Specifications

ModelLite Way
Suitable for
Child age (approx)Birth to 3 years
Child weightUp to 15kg
Dimensions & Weight
DimensionsH:103cm W:46.5cm L:85cm
Dimensions (folded)H:109cm W:32.5cm L:30cm
Seat facing directionForward facing
Recline positions5
  • Handles with soft non-slip grips
  • Adjustable leg rest
  • Light and compact when folded
Accessories includedRaincover, fleece lined footmuff, shopping basket that becomes backpack,