Review: Chicco Ohlala Stroller

If you’re looking for a Chicco Ohlala stroller review then you’ve come to the right place. We were recently sent the Chicco Ohlala stroller to review during our vacation with the extended family to Fuerteventura.

My sister Laura has been looking for an affordable compact stroller for Matilda, who is almost two.

Laura’s current stroller is bulky, heavy and certainly not practical for travel and with Matilda able to walk the majority of places on her own (she’s very fierce and independent) spending a large amount of money on a stroller that might only be used on long walks or when Matilda is tired seemed simply wasteful.

Luckily, Chicco messaged us about their new Ohlala compact stroller and asked us if we’d like to review it.

As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own…

Chicco Ohlala Stroller Features

Here’s a quick breakdown of the main features of the Chicco Ohlala stroller;

  • Weighs – 3.8kg
  • Comes with combined handles for easy movement with one hand.
  • Closes quickly and easy to open up
  • Suitable from birth
  • Cape Rain cover included
  • Soft fabric for maximum comfort.
  • The cover is removable and washable
  • Stands up when folded
  • Easy to store
  • RRP – £99.99 (available from Amazon)

The biggest attraction to the Chicco Ohlala stroller was the lightweight body and materials. The previous stroller was much heavier and bulkier, it also took 4 times longer to put up and take down than the OhLaLa stroller.

It was a great stroller to have while Matilda was younger as she enjoyed the comfort and it grew with her.

Unfortunately when it came to going out for the day the pram was too large for the boot, along with Frankie wanting to take his bike everywhere.

The biggest issue was when they were planning a weeks holiday and we needed to upgrade.

This was Laura’s previous stroller the Mamas and Papas Sola. 

Laura looked around for a new lightweight and compact stroller, she found the GB Pocket Stroller. It was a perfect fit as it had everything she needed and it was extremely compact. 

While this was a good fit it was also very pricey and out of our budget coming it at an RRP of £149.99. While this isn’t breaking the bank it was something that we didn’t budget for.

We looked into alternative lightweight compact strollers and found Chicco OhLaLa stroller.

What We Thought of the Chicco Ohlala Stroller

Matilda’s first impression was a tantrum which didn’t bode well then we quickly realised that she wasn’t a fan of the bar across the front. Once we took that away she was pleased to be in the stroller.

She seemed to enjoy the strollers upright design so she could see everything that was happening.

We also noticed she was a big fan of the sidebars or as I would call them armrests. She put in her Sully teddy first to test it out before trying it out herself.

Laura was most impressed that she could have Matilda in one arm and put the stroller up with the other. It was just as easy as holding a button and a flick and it was up and ready to go.

We were both very impressed with the easy installation of the stroller, it was so simple to put the wheels on and go.

The whole process of putting up the stroller and taking it down was so stress-free and easy I couldn’t imagine using any other one.

I think our only fault with the Ohlala stroller is the wheels, they are made of lightweight plastic and don’t quite glide over small bumps as some others do. Matilda felt the bump going over a small curb but didn’t seem to mind.

Unfortunately, we did notice that the stroller struggles when trying to turn and on corners. Empty, it’s fine, however once we added the weight of a child it seemed to struggle to maintain it’s balance while turning.

I assume this is due to the frame being lightweight it then can’t quite handle too much weight. This was our only issue with the Chicco Ohlala stroller.

Appearance

The appearance of the stroller is quite clean, crisp and simple. There aren’t any fancy mod cons and upgrades to the model that you might find with other strollers.

But honestly, that is what I like the most about it before I handed it over to my sister Laura, I took it out of the box and put it together to see for myself how simple it was.

I have never fully put up a pram on my own before so for me to find this process simple had to say something.

There are two colours to choose from on this model one is a light grey to white and the other is all black.

I like the simplicity and minimalist feel to the stroller without having to sacrifice the key elements you need every day.

The cover is also removable and washable for any spills or crumbs so you can always keep it looking fresh and clean.

Practicality

The practicality of the Chicco Ohlala stroller is the main focus for us, as it was going to be used for holidays and day trips out.

While Laura drives she still wanted to have enough space in her boot to fit in both a stroller for Matilda and a bike for Frankie.

We also tested it out in a busy eating area, instead of having to leave it parked up somewhere else in the restaurant it was easily folded away and parked at the side of our table.

I really feel the Chicco Ohlala stroller is fantastic for anyone who uses public transport, does plenty of activities with multiple children or even mums that need a little space in their car.

The Chicco ohlala stroller is light and easy to carry making life a whole lot easier.

I can’t imagine anything more difficult than having to carry your baby in one hand and a heavy stroller in the other and that is before you add in any other children.

Comparison To Two Other Leading Brand Compact Lightweight Strollers

The Chicco Ohlala pushchair retails for £99, this is £50 cheaper than the GB Pockit and £100 cheaper than the Silver Cross Avia making it a great budget choice.

However, just because it’s cheap doesn’t mean you’ll need to compromise on quality as this pushchair is also the lightest of the three at just 3.8kg.

This is me on holiday carrying Kevin up the stairs one-handed.

Compared to the 5.5kg of the Silver Cross Avia and 4.8kg of the GB Pockit.

Sadly, however, it’s weight does mean that it’s only suitable for children up to 15kg. The competitors who do weigh more are able to hold children up to the 17kg and 20kg mark.

Conclusion

Overall both myself and Laura have been delighted with the Chicco Ohlala stroller also known as Kevin.

I do think that for younger years and newborns I would personally use something with a more supportive frame.

I think that the Chicco Ohlala stroller is great for older infants and toddler years as it is lightweight, easy to put up and down and fits the needs of that age range.

Compared to other lightweight strollers on the market I feel like the Chicco Ohlala stroller is a great option for your money.

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