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Bugaboo Butterfly Complete Ultra-Compact Stroller Review

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Introducing the newest stroller to the Bugaboo line-up, the Butterfly Complete Ultra-Compact Stroller. This convenient travel stroller will have you spreading your wings to fly anywhere, near and far, and will make travelling a breeze! Got wanderlust? Go ahead and scratch that itch with the Bugaboo Butterfly by your side.

You may be familiar with the Donkey 5 or Fox 5, which are full-size strollers from Bugaboo. We love a big stroller for so many reasons but sometimes it’s nice to pop something ultra-compact like the Butterfly in your trunk for quick trips or travel. The Butterfly is currently the lightest stroller in the Bugaboo line-up.
With an impressive overall weight limit of 48 lbs [yes, that’s just 2 lbs less than the Donkey or Fox!], we know you are going to love the Bugaboo Butterfly Complete Ultra-Compact Stroller—here’s why.

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It’s Ultra-Compact

  • Suitable for children 6m+ (from birth with compatible infant car seat)
  • Product Dimensions: 36.42 x 17.72 x 40.31 "
  • Folded Dimensions: 17.72 x 9.06 x 21.26 "
  • Product Weight: 15.21 lbs
  • Maximum Weight: 50 lbs
  • Under seat Bag Capacity: 17.64 lbs

Good things come in small packages, and the Butterfly really packs a punch. It’s a great option to compliment the full-size Bugaboo stroller that you already own, or perhaps it will become your new “go-to” based on its ability to easily fit in your already too full trunk.

Once it’s folded down, it’s about the size of a carry-on suitcase. This means it’s also small enough to fit in the overhead storage on an airplane. If you are travelling with a little one on a red-eye flight don’t forget to grab yourself a JetKids bed-in-a-box to easily turn your child's seat into a bed!

The Butterfly gives you the freedom to fly [literally] and explore everywhere, near and far in comfort but with the same great Bugaboo features and quality that you already know and love. Next time you think your adventure is going to get cut short all because you came across a set of stairs, think again!

Can’t find any stroller parking at the restaurant or café? Go ahead and fold up the Butterfly using ONE HAND, then store it under the table while you eat. Speaking of the impressive fold…

An Easy Breezy Fold

We love that you can use just one hand to easily fold the Bugaboo Butterfly and we are still in awe of the impressive 1 second fold and effortless “air unfold”. All it takes is a single hand, allowing you to hold your baby or sip your latte while you close it down. Just squeeze the button on the handle with a little push and let gravity take over as it folds down.

Want even more convenience? It boasts a convenient shoulder strap for carrying, or the footrest even doubles as a carrying handle! The stroller unfold is undoubtedly the reason why the Butterfly earned its name. Simply grab the handle and lift it up. Once it takes flight, you’ll see it unfold before your very eyes. No need to waste time adjusting the canopy or the footrest before you fold it down. The Butterfly cocoons itself up into a surprisingly small package that you’ll love. 

Handles Any Terrain

Day trips this summer will be easy to navigate thanks to the advanced 4-wheel suspension and one hand maneuverability. Strolls in the city or wherever your adventures take you will always feel smooth.

Impressive Storage Basket

The Bugaboo Butterfly has what you need at arms reach. The undercarriage basket is surprisingly big and carries everything you need, no matter the adventure.

It’s flexible and designed so even the awkward stuff fits, which makes it the perfect companion on shopping adventures or even picnics in the park—so go ahead and fill it with up to 17 lbs of whatever you need at your disposal.

Little Adventurer Quick Release

The Butterfly features a 5-point quick click harness to protect that little adventurer. We’ve all been there, you’re pushing the stroller when all of a sudden, the world ends and that independent toddler just needs to get out.

Instead of fussing with multiple clicks and snaps to get them out, simply release with a single button.

Butterfly Car Seat Adapter



Butterfly Comfort Wheeled board+


Comfort + Convenience

The Butterfly has a no re-thread harness, impressive extendable 4-panel breezy sun canopy, and the seat is designed for your baby as soon as they can sit on their own (so about 6 months old or so). Of course, you can easily click in your newborn’s car seat with the use of an adapter.

Did we forget to mention it works with all your favourite Bugaboo accessories too? So, while you’re here and researching, take a peek at the bumper bar or the essential foot muff to keep that little one nice and toasty this winter. Another little one can even catch a ride with the Butterfly Comfort Wheeled Board+.

Universal Cup Holder



Bugaboo Universal Parasol



Butterfly Stroller Bumper Bar


Oh the Places You’ll Go!

All across the city, there are hidden adventures waiting for you to unlock with your tiny partner in crime. Oh The Places You will Go with the Bugaboo Butterfly!

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Judith Little

Snuggle Mama

Boasting a background in Broadcast Journalism, Judith is a talented content creator and the vivacious host of the Snuggle Bugz “40 Weeks to Forever” podcast. Being the youngest of six kids, a busy family has always been at the core of her life — a tradition she continues as the proud mama of two energetic boys. Judith is a vital member of the Snuggle Bugz team, who passionately offers support, encouragement, and guidance to others navigating the adventure of parenthood.  


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