As a parent, choosing the right pram for your child can be overwhelming. With so many options available on the market, it can be challenging to determine which pram suits your needs.
In this article, we will compare the Butterfly from Bugaboo and the City Tour 2 from Baby Jogger to help Australian parents decide which travel pram is right for them.
Key takeaway: However, if you are looking for a pram suitable for newborns, the City Tour 2 might be the best option due to its near-flat seat recline. It’s also lighter weight than the Bugaboo pram. On the other hand, if you need a pram that can carry more weight, both on the seat and the under-seat basket, the Butterfly might be better. The Butterfly is also the only one of these two prams with 4-wheel suspension.
Before diving into the details, we recommend you compare the Butterfly with the other lightweight Bugaboo prams using the handy comparison table on the Bugaboo website.
Who is each pram suitable for?
The Baby Jogger City Tour 2 is suitable for newborns as it comes with a near-flat seat recline, allowing infants to lie down comfortably. It has a maximum weight limit of 20.5 kg.
The City Tour 2 can also be used with an infant car seat (not included) or an optional bassinet.
On the other hand, the Butterfly from Bugaboo is not suitable for newborns, although it does also have a near-falt recline. It is recommended for children aged six months to four years, with a maximum weight capacity of 22 kg.
Like the City Tour 2, the Butterfly can be used from birth with an infant car seat using adapters (not included).
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Both the Butterfly and City Tour 2 come with a 5-point shoulder harness and can be folded and unfolded with one hand, making them convenient for parents who are always on the go.
They also both come with an extendable sun canopy, providing extra shade for your child, and a ventilation system to keep your child cool during hot weather.
Importantly for parents who travel frequently, both these prams are also suitable for air travel.
The only notable difference in terms of features is the recommended washing requirements. The fabrics of the Butterfly can be machine washed at 30°C, while the fabrics of the City Tour 2 must be hand washed.
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Size and weight
Both prams are lightweight, compact, and portable, making them easy to store and transport.
The City Tour 2 is a very lightweight pram, weighing only 6.8 kg, making it ideal for parents who travel frequently. The Butterfly is slightly heavier at 7.3 kg.
The prams are around the same size when folded, although their dimensions do differ slightly. When unfolded, the City Tour 2 measures 99 cm in height, 49.5 cm in width, and 96 cm in length. The Butterfly measures 102.4 cm in height, 45 cm in width, and 92.5 cm in length, making it the more compact pram overall.
Capacity and storage
The City Tour 2 pram can hold up to 20.5 kg, while the Butterfly from Bugaboo can carry up to 22 kg. The Butterfly has a slightly larger under-seat basket capacity of 8 kg, which is perfect for carrying extra baby essentials like nappies, wipes, and snacks. In comparison, the City Tour 2 has a storage capacity of 7 kg.
Wheels and suspension
The Baby Jogger City Tour 2 features 2-wheel suspension (front wheels only), while the Butterfly from Bugaboo has a 4-wheel suspension system, meaning it may be a better option for parents who regularly walk on bumpy sidewalks or pavers.
Both prams have similar-sized wheels.
The Butterfly from Bugaboo is compatible with the Bugaboo Turtle by Nuna infant car seat, while the City Tour 2 is compatible with the baby jogger city GO Baby Capsule. Adapters for the baby jogger city GO Baby Capsule are sold separately.
The Bugaboo Butterfly comes with a four-year warranty period, while the City Tour 2 has a two-year warranty. Both extended warranties require the product to be registered with the manufacturer.
Both the Butterfly from Bugaboo and the City Tour 2 from Baby Jogger are great travel pram options for parents in Australia.
However, if you are looking for a pram suitable for newborns, the City Tour 2 might be the best option due to its near-flat seat recline. It’s also lighter weight than the Bugaboo pram.
On the other hand, if you need a pram that can carry more weight, both on the seat and the under-seat basket, the Butterfly might be better for you. Keep in mind that the Butterfly is also the only one of these two prams with 4-wheel suspension.
Ultimately, the choice between the two prams depends on your needs and preferences.