Stroller Buying Guide
An easy to maneuver, safe, and durable stroller is at the top of every new parent's essentials.
What to Consider
- The highest use of a stroller is between 6-36 months. Many parents prefer using a carrier before that- however, if you plan on using a stroller for the first 6 months, check on just how much the seat reclines, whether the baby can face you or not, neck support etc. It is also common for people to buy 2 different type of strollers- one size need not fit all ages!
Type of surface/terrain for the "ride"
- Unless you plan to jog or trek with the stroller, most SG surfaces that the stroller will find itself on- e.g. playgrounds, pavements, mall floors are paved and smooth and may not require heavy duty wheels.
Use of public transport
- Taxis, buses and trains need a stroller that is easy to fold and light enough for you to carry (along with baby and accessories)
Your hierarchy of needs
- Given the zillion features each stroller promises, figure out what's really important for you and pick accordingly- some features can be compensated by accessories (e.g. hooks and trays or rain canopy) but others (e.g. folding mechanism, adjustable handbars) are something you will live through daily.
|Popular brands||CAPELLA CONI||APRICA SORARIA||COMBI MIRACLE TURN||BABY JOGGER CITY MINI||MACLAREN TECHNO XLR||BABY ZEN YOYO+||PREG PEREGO PLIKO CLASSICO|
|Age & Weight suitability||Newborn- 4 yrs; upto 18 kg||Newborn- 3 yrs; upto 15 kg||1-36 months||Birth - 22 kg||Birth- 25 kgs||From birth upto 18 kg||0-36 months|
a child in seat (up to 15kg) and a child standing on the rear foot ledge (up to 20kg).
|Weight Dimensions||7.3 kg|
Open: 76x 48x 98.5 cm
Close: 41x 28x 98cm
|Seat recline & height||Multi Recline Backrest||120-170 degrees; 56cm off ground||125-170; 58 cm off ground||Reclines to near flat position||4 reclining positions||Totally flat carry cot for infants|
6m+ 145 degree recline
fully reclining backrest (150 degrees)
|Reversible||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes (0+ baby is parent facing)|
6m+ (front facing)
|Where to buy||Agape Babies||Little Baby||Dear Baby||Kuliily||Dear Baby||First Few Years||Dear Baby|
- Some popular US brands such as Bob Revolution and Uppa Baby Vista are not available in Sg. You could either order through Amazon or buy in HK/ Australia. Else, rely on good ol' carousell or gumtree
- OFFLINE & ONLINE: Always test drive- either at a showroom or baby fair/ exhibition but do compare online prices- you'd be surprised!
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