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Babyhome Emotion Review

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.”

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Hello, darling.

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.

Travel

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.

Easy. Peasy.

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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.

Seats

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!

Car Seats

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.

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Canopy with extender

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).

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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″.

Wheels/Suspension

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.

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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!

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Check out Babyhome’s other fabulous, chic baby products, like the bassinet, bed rail, high chair and rocker.

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I received this stroller as a free sample per my request. No other compensation was given.

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This article has 10 comments

  1. I have been using this stroller since the spring. I LOVE the one handed push, the look of it, and that it is compact. I wish the seat back was more upright and I’m not crazy about the fold, but its a really great stroller.

  2. Yes, YES! Two years, ago, we bought this exact stroller in the gorgeous purple (above) when we ere expecting our first and living in a 1BR in NYC. Everyone else I knew was buying the UPPA Baby Vista, which was bigger than what I wanted (plus expensive) and they also would end up buying another umbrella stroller for the times when they did not want to push a tank around.

    I only wanted to buy ONE stroller, and this one served us very, very well. I do recommend the sun shade extension, but the drink holder only holds small/thin bottles and cups and sticks out at an odd angle, so maybe not worth it. I do suggest getting the attachable foot muff, though, especially if you’re walking around outside a lot. The underneath basket is on the small side but I could fit two bags’ worth of groceries down there if I unpacked the bags and stacked the items myself. And if you just clip your diaper bag to the handle bars then you’re in good shape. We have a smaller skip-hop bag that was perfect.

    I never felt that I needed another stroller while in the city.

    Like the reviewer mentioned, It has a great “push” feel. While the handle bars aren’t adjustable, but my 5’8″ husband had no complaints. Also, the wheels will squeak after some use. Or at least ours did. The stroller comes with a small bottle of silicone grease to apply to the axles so this goes away, but it does come back from time to time. I think it’s more of an issue if you use the stroller heavily, as we did.

    Another thing to keep in mind is that you cannot attach a rider board or in any way make it a double. When we had our second baby only 22 months later, I had to buy a double. But I got the Phil and Ted Dot (through Costco, and came with the doubles kit) ) which has been fabulous, and also super compact and meeting all of our needs. AND, the price two of those strollers is STILL less than the UPPA Baby Vista (without the second seat!)

    We moved out of the city but still do lots of walking. I now keep the Emotion in the trunk so that I can pop the baby car seat on and off when I have to run into stores to do errands.

    I have always wondered why this stroller hasn’t taken off in urban areas. Thanks for finally giving it some PR!

  3. I’d really like to see how this compares to the babyzen yoyo stroller. They seem very similar, and I love my babyzen. I’m not familiar with the emotion stroller though.

    • Hi Erica! These strollers do look a lot a like 🙂 Your Babyzen seems to be about 3 inches taller than the Emotion, but essentially the same specs for everything else. I hope you found this article interesting and informative as you get to know the Babyhome Emotion.

  4. I’ve had this stroller for over a year and I love it for its amazing one-handed steering . It really excels when navigating cramped stores/spaces with narrow passageways. But please, can we get a snack tray!?!

  5. Unfortunately, this stroller isn’t compatible with the Nuna Pipa car seat. The Maxi-Cosi adapters attach to the car seat fine (which is expected), but when the adapters are attached to the stroller the seat is too wide to fit between the bars and be lowered all the way into the adapters.

  6. very very Good, I love this stroller.

  7. Amazing stroller, strongly underrated. Highly recommend it for its size, lightweight, foldability, style, slimness, and price. You’re definitely getting the best bang for your buck with this stroller compared to any other stroller on the market!

  8. Hmm i actually though that the Baby Emotion Stroller i got from Singapore was much better. Seemed to fold open and close easier.

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