God, i know i’m so annoying. All my posts are now baby-related!
But i guess that’s just how it is? When you’re getting married, your world kind of revolve around the wedding only. Likewise when you’ve gotten your own place, all you can think about is, the colour schemes, lights & furnitures. Or bila tengah dating, all you can post about, is how wonderful your boyfriend, your future MIL and his cat too and how he looks adorable even when he digs his nose and all. Hahahahaha
So anyway….. now that we’re approaching the 6th month soon (and the Baby Fair is getting nearer, LOL), i’m starting to really shortlist our stroller options. Like i mentioned before, i have many prerequisites for a stroller. Carik stroller sama susah macam cari new employee ok.
Cos i reckon the stroller will be my best friend (because the mummy kuat merayap)
Some of the requirements that the stroller must meet:
This is very important to me. In fact, the top priority in my list. Must weigh lesser than 8kg. I had friends who invested on huge strollers because they wanted something sturdy but hated it after few uses and end up buying umbrella strollers instead.
- One-Hand Fold
I must be able to handle the stroller while carrying the baby cos most of the time, i’ll be out alone with the baby. If i’m taking taxi, i don’t think the taxi driver would be comfortable holding the baby while i fold the stroller. Neither would i be comfortable getting them to carry the baby. *Clingy mother alert!*
- Small & Compact
We drive a hatchback car and it’s not exactly known for having a huge boot space so the car definitely has to be compact especially if Rusly needs to transport his guitars etc as well in the boot. Even better if it’s a one-piece when folded.
- Parent-Facing Option
I would prefer to be able to look at my child when we travel so a reversible seat would be good although not a top priority because i would love my child to see the crowds too. People-watching is fun, my dear.
- Use from newborn
Should be able to do a full recline so that the baby can be on the stroller from birth.
- A sizeable storage space
What? I need to shop ok. I need space.
- Mid-Price Range Stroller
We wanna keep the stroller budget between $700 – $$1000. Will stretch it a bit if i’m sold on a particular model. Hell, if i’m really really sold, “Take my money, give me the stroller now!”
Those above are my priorities. If the stroller can match at least 80% of the requirements je, dah happy actually.
Some of the Strollers i’m keeping in my shortlist:
- Silver Cross Wayfarer – $799.00 at Mothercare
It fits all my requirement except it weighs 10kg for the normal stroller and 11kg with the carrycot attached on it.
While i love a carrycot, i think it’s quite bulky and in order to fold the stroller, i’ll have to lift up the carrycot 1st. Which is quite inconvenient lah although when we travel in a cab, i just need to bring the baby masuk dalam sekali dengan carry cot sekali and settle the kettle kan?
- Baby Jogger City Select – $1,078 at Mobe.sg
Think the only reason why i like is because of the many configurations. If we have another child in the future, this could easily be a tandem stroller. But it is 12kg!
- Inglesina Trilogy Stroller – $925.00 at Babymeadows.com.sg
With the carrycot, it look very parisian chic. Without the carrycot, it looks like a normal stroller.
Why i’m not inclined towards this – Boring colours. Don’t judge me!
But apart from that, i think this Made in Italy stroller is quite well-made.
- Aprica Air Ria Luxuna – $699.00 at aprisin.com.sg * Top 3 Contender
This is one of my Top 3 and i love this stroller a lot. It is also the cheapest among all but fits almost all my requirements except for the tiny basket but i realised a tiny basket is not that important.
Love it because of the high seat. It’s 55cm off from the ground so baby is closer to me.
It weighs only 5.3kg! Berat dia sama macam satu pack beras ok! The seat is not reversible but the handles are! So i can suka2 just reverse the baby’s view without having to angkat the stroller seat itself. The full hood is also a plus. Mana tau my daughter diva gila tak suka matahari or tak suka crowds tengok dia, aku tutup aje the entire hood. I’m very very close to just go and buy it but i have yet to test it out first and see if i really like it.Sorry video is in Japanese and sumpah tak faham satu haram dia cakap apa but i think u’ll get it lah.
and what the hell, stroller 5.3kg! So ringan nak mampus, i can swing2 benda alah tu.
- Babyzen Yoyo 0+ & 6+ Bundle – $988.00 at Mums and Babes * Top 3 Contender
This was the 1st stroller i fell in love with and it’s hard to get it off my mind.
This is also light at only 6kg and the best thing is, it is the only stroller in the world that you can bring up to the plane as cabin baggage. So can u imagine how compact that damn thing is and i’m sold by that factor. Even though i hate it that once the baby is 6mths and above and have to use the 6+ bundle, it’s only forward-facing cos the seat is not reversible. But it is super easy to fold and unfold, i am willing to ignore the forward facing dilemma.
- Bugaboo Bee – $1199.00 at Motherworks * Top 3 Contender
Almost everyone i know who uses the Bugaboo Bee will recommend the Bugaboo! it is long lasting, can handle all sorts of terrains. Reversible seats with large storage space but at 9kg, it’s not exactly the lightest among my Top 3. But i’m still quite sold! Best is, i can get it cheap from a US Retailer and have it shipped to Singapore and it would cost me just below $1000.00.
So there you go, my stroller shortlist! Shortlist nama pun tak panjang gini! But a stroller is very important to me. Hence i really cannot afford to make an impulsive purchase. Will probably spend one of the weekends to survey the Top 3 strollers and get it out of my list once and for all!
Do u have any other strollers to recommend. I’m pretty open but very important, MUST BE LIGHTWEIGHT. Lol