Around the World TSM

The amazing Around the World with Kids Pinterest giveaway is in full swing! We are delighted with the response and have really enjoyed all of your #kidaroundtheworld boards and pins.

As far as we’re concerned a good lightweight stroller is simply a must have for traveling with babies and young children. So, of course, our Around the World with Kids giveaway features the very best lightweight stroller we’ve ever used. Yes, the best. The Valco Baby Snap has everything from a teeny weight of less than 13 pounds to a huge expanding sun canopy and infinite recline. It truly has it all.

Valco Snap 3 Video

Take a look at our latest video to see Snap in action: a day in the life exploring Germany with the Valco Baby Snap Stroller.

Valco Baby Snap Stroller

valcobaby stroller silverFirst things first, here are the noteworthy details about the Valco Baby Snap Stroller.

  • Overall stroller weight: 13 pounds!
  • 44 pound maximum child weight
  • Full, infinite recline suitable for infants
  • Wide 13 inch seat width
  • 8 inch front and 10 inch rear never-flat rubber wheels
  • Toddler proof 5-point harness

With our extensive travel with kids in mind, we’ve been testing the Valco Baby Snap Stroller. The most remarkable feature for travel – and every day use – is the extremely light weight of the stroller. It weighs less than 13 pounds and has a convenient carry handle and shoulder strap for taking it around airports or in and out of a car trunk. The stroller folds quite flat and you can even wheel it behind you when on the move.

Valco Baby Snap Folded

Just because the stroller is light and portable doesn’t mean it’s missing comfort features or lacking functionality. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. The Snap has a HUGE seat. It’s 13 inches wide, 19 inches tall with a total height of 26.5 inches from seat to the top of the canopy. All of my kids fit in the seat, and 27 pound, 16 month old Max has plenty of room to spare. Speaking of the canopy, it’s also HUGE. It has a zipper extension to provide lots of sun protection whether the seat is upright or reclined.

The large Snap seat reclines with a simple one-handed recline mechanism with infinite positions from upright to flat. There is a peekaboo window and venting on the back of the seat to provide a glimpse of baby and airflow for comfort during hot summer travel. Further, the Snap has a padded bumper bar, padded chest straps and a padded seat. For parent comfort and convenience, the Snap has a large under seat basket with easy access and a high handle bar for caregivers of all heights. Both my husband and I are on the tall side and the Snap is much more comfortable to push than similar weighted travel strollers.

Valco Baby Snap Stroller

One of the features that can suffer when trying to keep a stroller light weight is the tires, but we’ve had no mobility issues with the Snap. The tires are large for a travel stroller at 8 and 10 inches and the never flat rubber aids in a smooth ride. For bumper terrain, you can lock the front set of wheels in the forward position. This made a big difference on sand and rocky paths.

Snap 3 vs. Snap 4. The Snap (or Snap 3) Stroller’s two front tires act as one. The Snap 4 Stroller has two front tires for four total, but is quite similar otherwise. The difference is really a matter of whether you prefer 3 or 4 wheels.

Valco Baby Snap 3 vs Snap 4

Add Color & Personality with the Vogue Hood

The beauty of investing in a good stroller is that you can use it with multiple children – and you definitely can with the Snap. But sometimes, whether you’re pushing a new tot or not, you want to change things up a bit and add a little color and personality to your stroller. The Vogue Hood is a fun stroller accessory that makes changing the look of your stroller a, yes, snap. With a range of bright colors from green to blue to red and other hues in between, there’s a Vogue Hood to suit your tastes. At only $45, it’s a great way to give your stroller a new look without spending a lot of money.

Valco Baby Vogue Hood Snap Snap4

Check out how we make the switch from an all Gray Snap to a Blueberry stroller in the video. And, please, notice Max’s complimenting costume change. I’m rather proud of it.

Shop! The Valco Snap 3 Stroller is available in three colors from our affiliate Magic Beans. Purchase the black or new silver Snap directly from Valco Baby.


Win a Valco Baby Snap Stroller + Vogue Hood in the Around the World with Kids giveaway.

Around the World with Kids Pinterest Giveaway

This is a sponsored post. As always, opinions are our own.



Kate started The Shopping Mama™ in January 2009 when, after graduating law school, she traded in online legal research and writing for locating the best products for children. She shops for three kids ages 8, 6 and 3 from their home in Japan. Her military family is making the most of back-to-back overseas assignments by traveling every chance they get.

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    1. That stroller looks awesome.
    2. I love your videos.
    3. Give Max to me… now! I love him and his chubby wonderment!

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    Renee Lincoln

    Less than 13 lbs sounds like a dream! And those color options! I would not have even known about the Valco had I not stopped by. And with our new baby due in November, I am actively looking. Thanks so much!

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    lisa gvde

    Wow! Awesome stroller!

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    I love that this stroller has a weight limit of 44lbs! My boys were huge and this would have let us stay in the stroller a little longer. Also like that it is light weight, which is awesome!!

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    Nicole U

    This stroller looks great! I like that it only weighs 13 pounds and you can change the hood color.

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    I think your husband has a second career, I love your stroller videos! What a great stroller I like the colored hood options 🙂

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    The kids pushed it so easily, and I really liked how easy it was to apply that brake. No bending over. Very nice stroller!

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    Ok..I’m super impressed with how quickly and effortlessly you folded the stroller and put it over your shoulder! I am not a fan of heavy strollers and at 13 pounds, this is perfect! And…it looks surprisingly well made. PS…that park is awesome!!!

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    rosie m

    that is my next buy a light weight stroller for my little one this one looks to unique and different.

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    I love how easily you just toted it along! Envious of the peakaboo window being secure too! With our stroller it always flaps shut 🙁

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    Awesome video, Kate! I love that you can customize the hood….great for passing the stroller on to someone else.

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    OMGoodness! They are so compact when folded!

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    Janet W.

    What a great stroller! The fabric looks very comfortable and I love the variety of colors!

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    Marissa Castro

    Being able to set up and pack up a stroller this easily is a must!

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    Natalie Shmigelsky

    Great video! I love how easy it is to fold and unfold. Also LOVE that double tire swing looking swing your kiddos went on!

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    What a great stroller! Perfect for vacation or going to the mall.

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    naomi c

    i like that it folds so flat, it makes it so much easier to travel with!

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    Betty Baez

    Love how lightweight, fashionable and functional it is! The fold is pretty amazing and the fact you can carry it on your back with the strap love it!

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    Lynda Thomas

    Oh my goodness, this stroller is amazing! I LOVE that it folds up so easy and small! And the shoulder strap to carry it! That is crazy awesome!

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    Love how quickly and compact this folds. Need one of those.

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    Ashley Nicole

    A stroller I can wheel behind me or sling over my shoulder? Sign me up!

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    Heather Zeh

    On the market for a new stroller and this one looks perfect

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    Kara C

    A new stroller can never hurt!

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    Michelle S

    This stroller was made so simple and it looks like it will travel well.

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    Cassandra Eastman

    I love how lightweight the snap is! I like that my 22 month old could ride, or even my son who just turned 4 if he got tired!

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