You've bought your new fabulous Mockingbird stroller and you are all ready to go out on a stroll and show everyone your child's new ride. But before you do it's best make sure you know how to the Mockingbird stroller, and unfold again.

We've got the perfect guide for making sure all those folds are done with ease. So grab a cup of tea (or even a glass of wine!) while we show you just how simple it can be to pack your trusty Mockingbird stroller away in no time at all.

Why You Need To Know How To Fold It

As a new parent, you have your hands full of diaper changes, feeding times and cleaning up messes, so we know your time is precious. The last thing you want to be doing is getting frustrated with the stroller, and yourself for not being able to figure out how to do this!

"Once I got in a taxi and could not close down my stroller. I was so embarrassed. Eventually we figured it out between us, but save yourself the red cheeks."

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Unfolding the Mockingbird stroller

Whether you need full guidance when it comes to unfolding your brand new Mockingbird stroller frame, or you have it figured but aren't 100% sure you are doing it right. We're here to help you go from stumped to smooth sailing with your stroller.

Scroll down for the full DEMO VIDEO!

Easy steps

  1. Fold the handlebar upwards. You do this by pushing in the two round buttons on either side of the stroller near the handle. (You can choose to leave out this step, but doing this will make it more compact.
  2. Ensure the stroller canopy is back so they don't prevent the stroller from closing fully.
  3. The seats must be forward facing. If they aren't you can quickly turn them around so that they are. It's easy with these reversible strollers to change direction of the stroller seat.
  4. Once ready, simply squeeze the button in the center of the handle and push down. The stroller will fold easily and stands upright by itself.

Note, this can be done with one hand!

Push button for one-hand fold

How to unfold the Mockingbird stroller

What goes up, must come down! Some people like to keep the stroller up and ready to go as much as possible. It all depends on how much space you have. But to put in a car trunk, you'll need to fold it.

Steps to unfold

  1. First locate the safety handle on the side of the stroller to release it from its lock.
  2. Press the same button you did to fold the stroller that is in the center of the handle and lift up.
  3. The stroller will unfold and click into place.
Release the side lock first

Using as a double stroller?

The Mockingbird double stroller with it's two toddler seats facing forward can be folded using the same steps as when folding the single stroller.

Are you using the Mockingbird bassinet?

The Mockingbird single stroller and double stroller can be used with bassinets. The bassinet will need to be removed before you fold the stroller. To remove the bassinet you just press

Mockingbird bassinet

Can I fold the stroller with the car seat attached

Unfortunately not, the size, and shape of car seats mean they do need to be removed. But you can keep the car seat adapter attached. You're surprised aren't you!

This is a great selling point for me. Not having to remove the infant car seat adapters over and over again is a superb move on Mockingbird's part. And less chance of leaving them behind when putting the stroller in the car... speaking from experince there!

Folding with accessories

The Mockingbird stroller offers plenty of accessories to help busy parents and make strolling that bit easier fore everyone.

Cup holder

Great news, the cup holder can stay on. Which is helpful as I used to always forget to bring it with me on my morning walks.

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Riding board

The hub attached to the frame can stay on, which is great as this is the most time consuming part. Then just unclick the riding board and store it with the stroller when folding.

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Parent organizer

Up to you on this one, yes it can stay on, but to ensure the stroller closes as compactly as possible, you can remove it and just leave the straps on the handle so you can add and remove quickly.

What configurations can you fold?

To help you as much as possible Mockingbird have created an easy to view table of what modes can and can't be folded.

Take a look here.

Folding ability of Mockingbird stroller

The one-hand fold

Parents today know that convenience is key when it comes to baby gear. That's why so many are raving about the Mockingbird stroller - and with good reason. This innovative stroller boasts a one-hand fold design, making it incredibly easy for busy moms and dads to fold and store away in a snap.

No more wrestling with a bulky, complicated stroller while holding a squirmy little one - the Mockingbird has got you covered. But the convenience doesn't end there. With a spacious storage basket and adaptable seating options, this stroller truly does it all. Say goodbye to the hassle and hello to the Mockingbird stroller.

How to use Mockingbird stroller

Store it in a safe place!

You've got the stroller you've been eyeing for months - the Mockingbird stroller! You're ecstatic as you take it for its first spin, loving how easily it glides and how effortlessly it folds up. But now that you're done using it, it's time to give it a good home until the next adventure.

It's important to pick up the folded Mockingbird stroller and store it in a safe place for future use. Protect your investment and ensure that it'll be ready to go whenever you need it - without any wear and tear from being left out in the elements.

So take a deep breath, pick up that folded stroller, and tuck it away somewhere cozy and snuggly. Your future self (and your wiggly little one) will thank you!

Folding the Mockingbird stroller is easy

Common Errors People Make When Folding and Storing Strollers

When it comes to folding and storing strollers, there are a few common pitfalls that you should try to avoid.

  1. Not Reading the Manufacturer's Instructions: Each stroller model has its unique folding mechanism. Always read the instructions that come with your specific model to ensure you're folding it correctly.
  2. Impatience: Rushing through the folding process can lead to damage over time. Take time to fold your stroller properly, ensuring all parts are secure before storing it.
  3. Forcing the Stroller to Fold: If the stroller isn't folding easily, don't force it. Check to make sure there's nothing blocking the folding mechanisms.
  4. Storing in Inappropriate Places: Many people make the mistake of storing their strollers in places that can cause damage. Strollers should be stored in a dry, safe place away from extreme temperatures. They don't take up too much space.

By avoiding these common mistakes, you can ensure your Mockingbird stroller stays in peak condition for years to come.

Now you are ready to go!

All in all, unfolding and setting up the Mockingbird stroller is easy and intuitive. After a few trial runs, folding and unfolding the frame will be second nature. Not only will you feel comfortable pushing it around with family or friends but you’ll also have peace of mind knowing your tiny one is securely strapped in the stroller.

Now that your Mockingbird stroller is ready to go, what are you waiting for? Get out there with your wee one(s) with confidence knowing they are safe and snug! They’re sure to nap soundly after all their adventures and giggles.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I fold the Mockingbird Stroller with one hand?

With one hand, press the button located in the center of the handle with the other hand. Lift up gently and the stroller will fold. And no you don't have to remove the wheels.

Can I fold the Mockingbird single to double stroller with the car seat attached?

Unfortunately no, due to the size and shape of the car seats, they need to be removed before folding the stroller. However, the car seat adapter can remain attached.

Can I leave the accessories on when folding the stroller?

Certain accessories like the cup holder can remain attached when folding. However, for a more compact fold, it's best to remove the parent organizer.

Where is the best place to store my folded stroller?

Store your folded stroller in a safe, dry place to protect it from any potential damage. Avoid leaving it out in the elements.

Will folding and unfolding my stroller damage it over time?

With proper care, folding and unfolding your Mockingbird stroller should not cause any damage. Be sure to follow the instructions and handle the stroller gently.