Easy to Carry Strollers For Extra Convenience. Buying a stroller could arguably be the most important purchase you make as a parent. This is mainly because you’re going be using the stroller a lot. The one you pick now will determine how you move around with your baby in the coming years. Considering you may have to haul the stroller everywhere you go, it makes sense to go for a very basic and lightweight version. As a busy parent, you want a stroller that is easy to push around and extremely simple to pack away when not in need. Also, being able to carry the stroller around in one hand is a definite plus. But the advantages of having a lightweight stroller don’t end there. They initially started off being called ‘umbrella strollers’ which were meant to be very cost-effective and for emergency use only. Older versions were lackluster and very rickety, but over the years the quality of these stroller have improved while the weight has remained pretty much the same. These sort of light weight strollers are ideal for toddlers who can sit up straight. The lightweight frame on most of these strollers doesn’t lend itself well for use with babies younger than 6 months. When picking a lightweight stroller the clear winner is one that is sturdy enough to withstand impact, strong enough to be comfortable for your baby and light enough to be carried around everywhere. In most cases lightweight strollers are the ideal solution when travelling overseas with the baby, taking with you on a plane and anywhere else you may be during the transit times. Note: Always check to see if a stroller manufacturer participates in a Canadian Safety Program. You can check the labels on the frame or the box the stroller comes in.