By Just A Mamma

About a month ago we were asked to review the Chelino Travel Buddy stroller. We are a family of avid travellers, I was intrigued and excited to see if the Travel Buddy would be the best travel stroller we’ve used. We took it along to Umhlanga, and this is what we thought.

Things we love about the Chelino Travel Buddy Stroller

It fits in most aircraft overhead storage compartments. Most airlines allow for bigger bags, or will simply store your stroller safely in the front of the airplane.

Chelino Travel Buddy Stroller Q & A (Answers to the questions YOU asked)

1. How does the Chelino Travel Buddy compare to other travel strollers you’ve used?

Honestly, this is the best travel stroller we have used. Both Ava and Lia found it very comfortable and almost instantly fell asleep while being pushed along the Umhlanga promenade or carted about in the grocery store. We also appreciate the amazing engineering that went into designing and manufacturing a lightweight stroller that folds up compactly, without compromising on functionality.

2. Is a travel stroller a travel necessity? 

Even though we baby-wear a lot, for us, a travel stroller is still a must! Early airport check-ins, extended stop-overs, flight delays, extra sightseeing possibilities while baby sleeps peacefully and walking tours are all top reasons for having a travel stroller handy. A stroller also means you always have a baby chair on hand, which helps when you need to feed wiggly little ones while on the go. Our travel stroller has even come to our rescue while traveling in Europe. On more than one occasion it’s provided the only clean surface available to change baby’s nappy.

3. Would you recommend the Chelino Travel Buddy for regular use?

The stroller can’t be used for babies younger than six months and sleeping in it for extended periods is not recommended. If you are, however, looking for something affordable and convenient to use for quick trips to the store, coffee dates with your bestie and other practical outings, then yes.

4. Up to what age can the Chelino Travel Buddy be used?

With an 18kg weight limit, age will vary slightly. At four, Lia still enjoyed using the stroller.

Key Features

  • Recommended use from six months – 18kg.
  • Lightweight, powder-coated aluminium frame.
  • Five-point safety harness to keep your little one safe and secure.
  • Trolley-style handle bar for one-hand steering.
  • Detachable fabric cover for easy cleaning.
  • Front wheel suspension for better steering and a smoother ride.
  • Linked rear brake.
  • Easy, one-button fold (which even I can do.)
  • Large storage basket.
  • Stylish grey fabric design.


R 2 000

When it comes to travel strollers, no one wants to spend a bunch of money. You need a stroller that’s affordable, compact, durable, easy to use and store away, and that won’t be a sore thumb in all your treasured vacation photos.

The Chelino Travel Buddy delivers on all these points and is by far the best travel stroller we’ve used. I’m definitely going to have a hard time giving it back.


Mari-Louise Candiotes AKA Just A Mamma is mom to three beautiful girls. Her blog is called Just a Mamma. 

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