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 a few times by parents who like to travel is whether there is a cheaper alternative to the Babyzen Yoyo stroller.
Now I must say that I absolutely love our Babyzen Yoyo. We have used it as our main pushchair for both of our little adventurers and we 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, especially 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, which comes with some of its main benefits – such as being suitable to be taken onto a plane as cabin luggage – then the Ickle Bubba Globe Prime Stroller may be just what you are looking for.
The pros of the Ickle Bubba Globe Prime Stroller
The main selling point of the Ickle Bubba Globe Prime Stroller for me is that at just 6.4kg it’s really lightweight compared to other pushchairs. As I mentioned, it can be taken onto a plane as cabin luggage and the storage bag has straps on it so it can be worn as a backpack, which is useful 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 and it feels stable when pushing. Its compact size means that it’s simple to take into shops and restaurants, something I always feel conscious of when I’m travelling and we’re visiting small independent businesses.
It’s also great to store in the boot of a car for day trips and holidays, as it doesn’t take up too much space.
It’s worth noting that cheaper packages for the Ickle Bubba are also available, including the Ickle Bubba Globe and Ickle Bubba Globe Max. 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.
The pushchair itself also has some some thoughtful design elements, such as a hood viewing window, which is a great way to keep an eye on your little one and an adjustable leg rest which 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 to provide ventilation to keep baby cool.
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The cons of the Ickle Bubba Globe Prime Stroller
The instructions to put the pushchair together were not the most straightforward, but 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.
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The best price I’ve currently seen for the Ickle Bubba Globe Prime Stroller is £239 and I would say that this is a really good buy for the price.
It’s definitely a great option for holidays and 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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