Balloon Stroller Review (Joovy)

Balloon Stroller
What It Is

Weighing only 12.5 pounds, the Joovy Balloon Stroller is a lightweight, easy-to-fold and easy-to-carry everyday stroller. It opens and closes with one motion. The stroller stands on its own once folded and can be carried with one hand. It comes with a car seat adapter creating an instant travel system making this ideal for use from birth up to 45 pounds. The handlebar is reversible so baby can be seated in a forward-facing or rear-facing position. When the car seat is not in use on the stroller, there's a multi-position reclining seat and a near-flat recline, which is suitable for newborns. There's a complete, full-coverage canopy with UPF 50 protection. There are two cupholders and a large storage basket. It is available in six fashion-forward, vibrant colors.

Why Is It Useful?

This is so lightweight it can be folded and carried with one hand. This is especially helpful for parents who travel or use mass transit. The included car seat adapter, multi-position recline, and full canopy gives this stroller long life from birth through the toddler years.

Who It’s For

The Joovy Balloon is for use from birth through 45 pounds.

What To Be Aware Of

The handlebar does not adjust for height. The handlebar flips from one side to the other so baby can be rear-facing or forward-facing without having to switch the entire stroller. This does mean that the swivel wheels will end up in the back at some point.

A car seat adapter is included and should work with most car seats especially Britax, Chicco, Graco, Peg Perego, Safety 1st, Recarro, and UPPABaby. A complete list of specific compatible seats is available on

The wheels could offer more cushioning on bumpy sidewalks.

It is available in six vibrant, fashion-forward colors.

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