Babyhome Emotion Stroller ~ $299
As of mid-2017, Babyhome is no longer available in the US – all of their inventory went back to Spain. That said, we are leaving this review up (for now) as you may still be able to locate a few pieces in store or online. Yes, we are sad about this too!
The Babyhome Emotion stroller has so much going for it. It’s a lightweight, compact stroller with petite proportions, but its defining characteristic is the chic, modern look. And COLOR (comes in 14).
Said one reviewer, “It looks like a cool woman walking on four-inch stilettos in the way it leans slightly back.”
Size & Weight
As we all know, weight and bulk matter so much. If you own a large jogging stroller, you know it’s not very fun to fold and heave in and out of your trunk.
The Emotion was designed to be a “do-it-all” stroller with high-end touches, all while remaining uber-lightweight and super compact.
It’s 13 pounds, you guys. YEAHHH, you heard me.
See, normally I take my umbrella stroller when I travel, but I’ve recently been taking my Emotion. I have to say that I lovvvve the one-handed steering and the storage basket, which you simply cannot get on an umbrella. The fold is compact enough to fit into the tiniest-rental-car-I’ve-ever-driven, the Chevy Spark.
I loved the fact that I could push the stroller – one-handed – all the way down to the departure gate with a carry-on suitcase in the other hand.
It’s more than just a travel stroller, though; it could be the perfect do-it-all stroller for city dwellers in tight spaces — or for suburbanites to keep in the car. For people in small spaces, it’s suuuuper narrow and even fits through turnstiles, etc.
The seat is petite, yet has a 55 lb weight limit. It has a secure, 5-point harness and a near flat recline (150 degree, suitable for 3 months+). And the seat fabric is washable, yay!
Available car seat adapters for the following seats:
- Graco: SnugRide Classic Connect
- Nuna: Pipa
- Cybex: Aton, Cloud Q
- Maxi-Cosi: Mico AP, CabrioFix
- Bebe Confort Cabriofix
- BeSafe IziGO
Canopy, Braking, Storage, Accessories
The canopy is small, so definitely use the canopy extender [included] to make it longer. It has a fancy magnetic peek-a-boo window on top so you can spy on things below.
The foot brake on this stroller is my favorite: it’s a delicate one-touch brake that works well even with flip-flops.
The storage basket is large when compared to an umbrella stroller, but small/medium when compared to a full-sized stroller. You could fit a small purse or child’s backpack back there, but probably not a large diaper bag (unless you really stuff it in).
This stroller comes standard with a rain cover and mosquito net. Optional accessories include a cup holder, travel bag, bumper bar, and car seat adaptors.
The handlebar is not terribly tall, so I would not recommend it for anyone over 6’0″.
The wheels are perfect for smooth surfaces and not too shabby (given their size) over bumps and cracks. They’re made of the same material as skateboard wheels, so they’re very gel-like and agile. All four wheels have shock absorbers and ball bearing mounts that give you a pretty darn smooth ride and great maneuverability. *Not recommended for rough terrain.
Folding & Carrying
The fold is fine, but not my favorite. It requires two hands to pull triggers on either side, then collapses outward. Carrying it while folded is a challenge, as there’s really nowhere to “grab”; your best bet is to carry it by the side of the frame.
Again, the folded size is amazingly compact and fits great in compact spaces. Yes, it’s fits into the trunk of a MINI.
Bottom line: If you’re looking for a beautiful, functional, lightweight, compact stroller that’s super easy to steer with one hand AND takes a car seat — look no further. Also, if you drive a super compact car, like a MINI (or a Chevy Spark [snort]), it’s the perfect stroller. We love that it does so many things well, all while staying lightweight and compact. And beautiful!
* I received this stroller as a free sample per my request. No other compensation was given.
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