How to Fold a Maclaren Stroller (6 Practical Steps)

Do you own a Maclaren stroller or thinking of buying one? Or you’re looking for the best way on how to fold a Maclaren stroller? Well, this guide is for you.

In this article, we will give you a step-by-step guide on how to fold a Maclaren stroller so you can safely use it for a long period.

How to Fold a Maclaren Stroller

Maclaren, Inc. manufactures all kinds of twin strollers, like the Maclaren twin Triumph stroller which are commonly used by toddlers.

One thing that can make parenting life difficult is using a stroller that won’t fold or open easily. Unfortunately, Maclaren strollers are quite easy to fold and unfold, making it easier for parents on the go. Here are step by step guide for you on how to fold a Maclaren stroller

Step 1

The first thing you need to do is begin by pressing the red button on the side of one of the handles. This helps remove it from the stroller and keep it in your hand to enable you to fold up each half separately.

Step 2           

The elastic band that connects the stroller needs to be pulled back before pulling them apart completely. When doing this, ensure you do not pull too hard as they tend to snap if they’re pulled too aggressively.

Step 3

The next thing to do is to take hold of one end of an open frame and push down while pushing inward at the same time. You should hear a sound or feel some movement when this is done the right way.

Repeat the process for both sides until no space is left between panels but what remains is still joined at various points.

Step 4

Now fold the panels up from the side, while folding them over to meet in the middle. This forms a triangular shape with all three parts connected by elastic bands at different points on each of the panels.

Step 5

Repeat this step for both sides of the stroller until you have only two pieces that can be folded together like an opened flat for storing various baby items underneath such as diaper bags.

Step 6

Finally, turn it over so that the stroller wheels are facing downward while placing your hands alongside either edge of any single panel. Push it toward yourself while pulling back simultaneously until there’s space between how far apart they were in the default setting.

By any chance you didn’t get this right, you can repeat this step, but make sure you don’t pull too hard to avoid breaking due to over-stretching.

Here is a video showing how to fold a Maclaren stroller

How to assemble a Maclaren stroller

Firstly, take the lower frame and place it on your lap. Then, place the handlebar in an upright position – the seat should look like this when you’re done assembling.

Now, grab both sides of any panel, make sure you’re not pulling too hard to avoid breaking it, and then fold them towards each other while ensuring they are still aligned with all four panels from inside out.

Place one side under or over each other, but doing this will depend on how big the gap is between how far apart they were in the default setting.

Keep doing this until no gap is left between how far apart they were in the default setting; then apply pressure to push it down on the side of the panel you are holding to form a crease.

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How to Fold a Maclaren Triumph Stroller

Easy Steps:

Firstly, place one of your hands on the side of the stroller seat and bend it inward to form a crease in the fabric. Pull up at this point, but ensure you’re pulling with your arm and not just with your hands.

Push down both sides of the frame near where the wheels are located until they unclip from their locking position into their folded position.

After this is done, the metal locks should be facing upward instead of downward like when they were initially open before trying to close them for storage or travel purposes.

Be wary as you do this to avoid harming any part of yourself with either lock pointing upwards after you’ve released them from being locked into place by mistake, and so that you don’t mistakenly release the frame when closing it for travel or storage purposes.

Fold the stroller parts in half by pulling up on one side of the fabric; bringing your arm up to help with this action is also important. Lower the other side over the top of the first as you keep pulling upwards until everything is folded into a neat square shape.

After this is done, the metal locks should now be facing inward towards each other while leveled out at their initial position before they’re being closed together from both sides of where they are located after opening them once before trying to close them again to travel or storing it elsewhere afterward.

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How to Operate a MacLaren Techno XT?

This is a great stroller choice for babies from six months old or older. There are a lot of features that come with the Techno XT that make it stand out in comparison to other strollers models produced by Maclaren.

This includes how easy it is to fold the stroller, and how smooth the ride feels when you go over bumps with this model.

Step One: Unclip Swing-away Footrests      

The first thing you need to do towards folding your MacLaren Techno XT is removing swing-away footrests before continuing doing the next thing.

To take out the footrest clips simply press down on both sides simultaneously until they’re released; then take off the wheels at the same time while pushing it back towards handlebars.

Doing this, help free up the wheels of the stroller so they can be folded. Ensure hold on to these clips as they may fall out of place and get lost if not held onto properly or set in their rightful spot when you’re done folding.

For easier access, ensure to take out any items that are been stored underneath the stroller seat before jumping into steps two and three.

Step Two: Fold Handlebars Downwards

This step is quite simple; just simply grab the two handles at one side (either to the left or right) with each of your hands.

Then slowly move them downwards until they meet each other on top of the other handlebar which should be stationary by now because of how far down you have pulled it during Step  One.

As this is done, remove your hands and let them fall into their natural position (which is one on each side) with the handlebars now lying flat against each other just like the way you would see a ladder or gate when it is closed or finished being folded up.

Step Three: Fold Seat Inward

Now you have successfully moved down both handlebars so they lie flat with one another, the next thing to do is to fold the seat inward towards yourself.

This can be done by holding firmly the edge from underneath and pushing it towards where you will then need to grasp onto either end section for firmness.

This can also be done easily by pressing down gently just like performing a push-up motion while holding on to the handles of the Maclaren stroller.

Step Four: Fold Seat Inward

Now that you have successfully moved both handles down so they lie flat with one another, the next thing to do at this point is to fold the seat inward towards yourself.

You can do this effectively, by grabbing hold of its edge from the bottom and pushing it towards where you will then need to grip onto either end section for firmness.

This can also be done easily by pressing down gently just like performing a push-up motion while holding on to the handles of the Maclaren stroller.

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We hope this article has given in-depth discussion to answer the question of how to fold a Maclaren Stroller.

With an easy folding technique, most baby strollers can be managed within one to two movements at most and fold down within seconds no matter their brand or model.

If you are a parent that is always on the go, being able to handle your baby items with one hand such as a stroller is exceptionally an added advantage.