Pushing the Ickle Bubba Globe stroller

Ickle Bubba Globe Prime Stroller review

The Ickle Bubba Globe Prime Stroller was given to me to review for another publication. All views here are my own.

Something I’ve been asked by parents who love to travel is whether there is a cheaper alternative to the Babyzen Yoyo stroller.

Now I must say that I love our Babyzen Yoyo. We have used it as our main pushchair for both of our little adventurers and have travelled with it extensively. So for us it was definitely worth the investment.

However, there is no denying that it does come with a hefty price tag compared to many other pushchairs. This is especially the case if it’s just something you are looking for as a travel option.

So if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to the Babyzen Yoyo stroller, the Ickle Bubba Globe Prime Stroller may be just what you are looking for. It has some of the Yoyo’s main benefits, including being classed as cabin luggage on a plane, but isn’t as pricey.

Ickle Bubba Globe stroller

The pros of the Ickle Bubba Globe Prime Stroller

One of the main pros of the Ickle Bubba Globe Prime Stroller is that at just 6.4kg it’s really lightweight. Its size means it can be taken onto a plane as cabin luggage and its storage bag has straps on it so it can be worn as a backpack. This is a really useful feature if your hands are full when travelling. (I must admit though that, as a fairly small person, the bag does look huge on my back. But sometimes when you’re getting on a plane you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do!)

I also really like the look of the pushchair. Ours is black with a rose gold frame, which looks stylish. It is also available in blue on silver, denim and grey.

Like the Yoyo, the Ickle Bubba Globe Prime Stroller has small wheels which makes it easy to manoeuvre. But it still feels really stable when you’re pushing it.

Also, its compact size means that it’s simple to take into shops and restaurants. This is something I often appreciate when we’re travelling and visiting small independent businesses, which don’t have a huge amount of space.

Plus, it’s great to pack in the car boot for day trips and holidays, as it doesn’t take up too much room.

Ickle Bubba Globe stroller folded

The pushchair itself also has some some thoughtful design elements. The hood viewing window, is a great way to keep an eye on your little one. Plus, the adjustable leg rest is useful when they are sleeping. My little adventurer also loved holding on to the bumper bar across the front of the pushchair.  

Another great aspect if you’re travelling in a hot country is that the fabric at the back of the pushchair can be rolled down. This provides important ventilation to keep baby cool.

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Ickle Bubba Globe stroller with baby

The cons of the Ickle Bubba Globe Prime Stroller

I don’t actually think there are too many cons of the Ickle Bubba Globe Prime Stroller. The instructions to put the pushchair together were not the most straightforward. However, once it is up it is easy to fold and unfold.

In terms of comfort, the seat liner isn’t particularly padded, although my little one didn’t seem to mind. The storage basket underneath is also quite small and difficult to access. But I think with a travel pram, this isn’t too important.

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Overall thoughts

My overall thoughts on the Ickle Bubba Globe Prime Stroller is that its a good budget option for a travel pram. The best price I’ve currently seen for the Ickle Bubba Globe Prime Stroller is £249 and I’d say this is a really good buy for the price.

It’s worth noting that cheaper packages for the Ickle Bubba are also available. These include the Ickle Bubba Globe Stroller and Ickle Bubba Globe Max Stroller. While these include the same base pushchair, the accessories are different.

Personally, I really like the little extras that the Ickle Bubba Globe Prime Stoller comes with, such as a footmuff, buggy organiser and cup holder. However, these may not be important to you if you’re just looking for something to take on trips.

The Ickle Bubba Globe Prime Stroller is definitely a great option for holidays. Plus, as someone who lives in a busy town I could see myself using this for shopping trips when I want something that’s easy to manoeuvre and doesn’t get in everyone’s way.

It’s definitely a cheaper option than the Babyzen Yoyo, but includes many of its main elements.

If you want to do a comparison, you can read my Babyzen Yoyo+ review here.

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