Check out our guide to our fave strollers on the market in Singapore right now, mama!
And you thought buying a car was stressful – strollers (or prams, or pushchairs, or buggies…whatever you want to call them) seem to come in more shapes, sizes and colours than any other product on the already crowded baby market.
If you’re pregnant – or need to upgrade your stroller to accommodate a growing family – the first step is to think about what suits your needs. Will you be using public transport and riding in taxis a lot? You’ll want something lightweight and foldable. Do you plan to take bubs on grocery runs? A solid stroller with a large basket underneath is a winner.
And if you’ll have two kids or more, a stroller with flexible configurations (that’s ideally still manageable to push!), will make your life a million times easier, mama.
We talked to Singapore’s stroller experts, the pros at Mothercare, to find out what they’re loving these days, and which strollers they think will work best for different mamas in Singapore.
With many models brand new this year, check out our gallery for the best strollers in Singapore, mama!
Highlights include its intuitive one-hand, super compact fold – which makes the Mios a winner for frequent rides on public transport or squeezing into a restaurant. We also love the flexible seat, which can be forward or parent-facing; there are even nifty memory buttons that make it a literal snap finding bub’s preferred position. One final winning attribute for Singapore: it’s breathable mesh seat – perfect for our humid climes. Throw in a narrow, lightweight frame and a plethora of stylish colours to choose from, and the Mios gives you the perfect combo of functionality and comfort.
Find it at Mothercare this June for $1,149
The Dutch have done it again! Produced from 100% sustainable materials (fabrics come from recycled bottles!), Greentom strollers are modern, sleek, and super lightweight (just 7kg!). Yet this has the look and feel of a full stroller, with a nice storage basket, good-size canopy, and minimalist bumper bar and push handle. The Greentom Upp also offers compact upright storage, with an easy fold function. And on top of all that, it comes in really cool colours!
Innovative and urban, the Mima is ideal for the parents of twins or two kids – it can carry two children up to 4 years of age (but is also suitable for one child from birth). Both seats can face either way, and the newborn-friendly carrycots can also be placed at two different heights (with three different recline options). We love that the carrycot is cleverly hidden inside the futuristic, ergonomic pod seat (looks straight out of business class), allowing for easy storage. Other major pluses: the smooth ride, slim profile (for a double stroller!), convenient footbrake, and straightforward two-step fold.
A favourite of mamas in Singapore for its one-hand quick fold and sleek-yet-rugged looks, Baby Jogger has done it again with the lightweight City Tour. At 14 pounds, it folds down small enough to meet carry-on requirements, and even comes with a convenient backpack-style carry bag. Don’t think for a second that it’s bare bones, though, mama – the City tour reclines to a near flat position to ensure that littlies are comfy and safe, and also comes in with a built-in, UV 50+ sun canopy. The lightweight, durable wheels make for a smooth and nimble ride that’s perfect for long distance strolling. Get packing, mama!
Find it at Mothercare starting this April for $449
The Bugaboo Bee is one of the most ubiquitous strollers in Singers (indeed in any cosmopolitan city around the world). It’s compact and light, with an easy fold, independent four-wheel suspension to ensure a smooth and stable ride, and a five-point harness with height-adjustable shoulder straps to keep your little one snug from babyhood through the toddler years. The brand new Bee5 features 100 new parts, including a super-comfy new padded seat, an overhauled suspension that makes pushing it a dream, and a streamlined design that’s eliminated the need for adapters for the many accessories you can add on. Best of all, of course, are the hundreds of colour and fabric options that make the Bee so totally stylish and customisable.
This cool French brand is giving Bugaboo a run for its money in the style department – perhaps you’ve seen one of these sleek babies zipping around town (or more likely you’ve noticed a parent quickly fold it up and pop it into an overhead container on an airplane – it weighs only 6.2kgs after all!). It’s got a surprisingly roomy basket, a big extendable canopy with UPF 50+ solar protection, and comes in a range of pretty colours. What we particularly love, though, are its newborn and 6 months+ options, which give you tons of flexibility (and ensure your bundle of joy will be comfy cosy from the start).
Super comfortable and practical, the Scoot V2 has the distinct Stokke seat height that gives babies a better vantage point and easier interaction with their caretaker. With a reversible seat and six different seating positions, an adjustable footrest, and an ergonomic seat with padding and ventilation, the Scoot is all about maximum comfort. Its front swivel wheels and built-in suspension make for an ultra-smooth ride over any surface, too! Sleek and streamlined – and available in very cool colours – the Scoot V2 also has super-handy one-hand fold, making for easy storage on the go, mama!
A posh British brand favoured by the Royal Family, Silvercross has recently debuted the Avia for the rest of us. It features the same smart and sleek design elements, but is super-compact, easy-to-fold, and even self-stands when folded – super handy for storage or throwing in the car boot. At just 5.5kg it’s one of the lightest full-feature strollers on the market. Not only does it offer great sun protection and generous seat size, but it can recline to lie-flat position and is suitable from birth all the way up to 20kg!
Another small, sleek folder, the Pockit+ has got exceptional design and a wallet-friendly price tag that make it ideal for use as a travel stroller. Not only is it compact enough to fit into overhead lockers, but it’s also got a comfortable, adjustable reclining seat and smooth one-hand push for convenient and effortless steering. Finally, front swivel wheels allow it to navigate busy streets and turn narrow corners with ease (they can even be locked for stability on uneven surfaces).
Find it at Mothercare this May for $399
A rival to the Babyzen Yoyo+, the Nano is a couple hundred bucks less with very similar features: it weighs just 5.9kg, can be folded up into carry-on size, features a surprisingly expansive sun canopy, and has a very nice-sized storage basket. We also love the jewel-toned shades it comes in. Another perk: the Nano’s (included) universal adapter makes it instantly compatible with a bunch of different car seats, and it also has both a newborn cocoon option and “freerider” stroller board so older siblings can catch a ride, too.
Find it at Mothercare for $499
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