Bugaboo Butterfly Review: What Parents Need to Look For

Bugaboo Butterfly Review: What Parents Need to Look For

Bugaboo has been at the forefront of pushchair innovation since 1999, and they’re famous for their overall design and quality. You will find continuous innovation, exceptional quality, and environmental consciousness at the heart of their baby products. It’s all in the subtle details with this empathetic brand so that their parenting solutions can make spending time with your children exciting, unforgettable and most importantly, fun! 

One of the things we know parents want is a detailed and honest review of popular baby products, like the Bugaboo Butterfly stroller, so they can make sure it’s the right one for their needs. Well, look no further! In this review, we give you everything there is to know about the famous stroller so you know exactly what to look for. 

The Bugaboo Butterfly Stroller: overview

The Bugaboo Butterfly stroller in midnight black is made for the fast-paced city life with a 1-second fold, ultra-compact design and has been certified for air travel. The quick fold allows you to carry it down staircases, lift it onto the train or put it into the trunk of a car hassle-free. It even features a hands-free carry handle so you can walk with your little one holding your hand and have the stroller over your shoulder. 

The Butterfly weighs only 7.3kg but doesn’t compromise on strength. It can easily support your growing baby and carry a basket of shopping. The optional bumper bar attaches to your Butterfly stroller and creates a safe and comfortable forcefield everywhere you go. The Butterfly compact stroller has extra padded cushioning, an extendable canopy and 2 recline positions to keep your little passenger comfortable. 

Can the Bugaboo Butterfly be used from birth? 

Well, the answer is yes and no. The Bugaboo Butterfly alone isn’t suitable from birth, but it makes a great pushchair from baby to toddlerhood and will see them grow into a young child. The Bugaboo Butterfly can be used from 6 months of age until 22 kg/48.5 lbs, which is usually around 4 or 5 years old.

However, when the Bugaboo Butterfly stroller is partnered with a compatible Bugaboo car seat, it can be used right from birth. 

Is the Bugaboo Butterfly compatible with any car seats? 

The Butterfly can be used with a car seat using the Butterfly car seat adapters (available to purchase separately)—in this case, the Butterfly can be used from birth onwards. The Turtle Air car seat is the perfect partner for your Butterfly, and it means you can transfer your little cherub from vehicle to stroller without disturbing them. 

Turtle Air car seat

The Turtle Air car seat by is super lightweight, weighing only 3kg to make lifting and carrying easier. It’s compatible with all Bugaboo strollers, from the all-terrain Fox 3 to the Dragonfly compact folding stroller and everything in between to form a flexible travel duo. The car seat is suitable for newborns up to around 12 months old or when your baby’s shoulders reach the height marker. 

The Turtle Air car seat is designed for ultimate comfort with its premium foam padding and Merino wool insert for temperature control. Transform the car seat into a cosy cocoon with the sun canopy and snooze shade for when your little cherub is resting. 

It has side impact protection and shock absorption with a high-strength handle, integrated foam and protective headrest to take safety to the next level. When paired with the Bugaboo 360 i-Size base, the Turtle Air is i-Size compliant. 

Can the Bugaboo Butterfly be carried easily? 

Indeed it can! With its compact fold (only 45cm x 23cm x54xm) and carry strap, it makes carrying the Butterfly super easy. It means you can keep hold of your child’s hand and use your other to carry a shopping bag with the stroller slung over your shoulder. It couldn’t be easier! 

The footrest can also double up as a handlebar for an alternative carrying solution, and it doesn’t come with a bumper bar which makes lifting it when folded really easy. If you want a 

Butterfly bumper bar can be purchased separately and attached and removed in seconds. 

Is the Bugaboo suitable for travelling with? 

Absolutely! The Bugaboo Butterfly comes with a one-hand, one-second fold, and it is ultra-compact and portable, which makes it a great choice for families who love to travel and go on adventures. The stroller is folded by pressing the button on the handlebar and quite literally collapses before your eyes. Blink, and you’ll miss it! It folds in on itself, making it the perfect stroller to travel with. 

The Bugaboo is not only compact, but it’s super lightweight to make it easier when going through customs at the airport or hopping on and off trains and other modes of transport. It’s also great for storing in an overhead locker or in a car boot. However, not all airlines allow strollers to be stored in the cabin, so it’s always worth checking with the airline beforehand. 

What colours are available in the Bugaboo Butterfly?

The first impressions of the Bugaboo are that people are usually drawn to its striking appearance and beautiful colour. The stroller is available in midnight black, or if you want something a little different, the Bugaboo Butterfly stroller in stormy blue is gorgeous. Also available is the Bugaboo Butterfly stroller in forest green, for those who want a bit of colour but like to keep it natural looking. 

Is the Bugaboo Butterfly easy to push? 

Bugaboo has always been ahead of the game when it comes to creating pushchairs that are easy to steer with minimal effort, and the Bugaboo Butterfly is no different. The 4-wheel suspension and sturdy chassis allow you to easily glide over tricky terrain, from bumpy cobbled streets to sandy beaches, so don’t be put off by the small wheels.

Due to its lightweight frame, the stroller is a doddle to push even with the weight of your child and your essentials.  

How can I clean the Bugaboo Butterfly? 

You’ll be happy to know that most Bugaboo fabrics are machine washable. Woohoo! Before washing any Bugaboo stroller, always check the label for individual care instructions. 

Follow these 7 simple steps to cleaning your Bugaboo Butterfly. 

  1. Check the labels
  2. Take off the removable fabrics and the wheels if needed
  3. Vacuum
  4. Scrub or machine wash the fabrics
  5. Wipe down your stroller, including the chassis and wheels
  6. Air dry

For non-washable fabrics or for a quick hand wash, simply use a bowl of warm, soapy water and a clean damp sponge to hand clean. Make sure you use a gentle detergent. If using the washing machine, wash on a gentle cycle, again using a gentle detergent. 

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