Looking to buy a stroller in Singapore? Here are double strollers, lightweight strollers and budget-friendly strollers that won’t break the bank!
And you thought buying a car was stressful – baby 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? Do you love to travel? You’ll want a lightweight or foldable travel stroller, mama!
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 which lightweight strollers they’re loving these days, and which strollers they think will work best for different mamas in Singapore.
If you’re on the hunt for a stroller in Singapore, your first port of call has to be the amazing new Mothercare Experience Megastore at Harbourfront, a 10,000 square foot with its own stroller test track and the largest selection of travel and lightweight strollers in Singapore. They’re so committed to helping you find the perfect travel stroller, in fact, that they have an airplane overhead cabin so you can try folding up different models for yourself!
With top brands like Bugaboo, Babyzen, Cybex, GB and more on offer, check out our gallery for the best travel and lightweight strollers in Singapore, mama!
Compact and sleek, the Cybex Mios is the perfect stroller for city life in Singapore with a design that doesn’t compromise on comfort or functionality. Light, flexible and elegant, the Mios has an intuitive one-hand, super compact fold – which makes it a winner for frequent rides on public transport or squeezing into a restaurant. We also love the reversible 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. Yet another winning attribute for Singapore: it’s breathable mesh seat – perfect for our humid climes. Other key features: a spacious shopping basket that can hold up to 5kg; all-wheel suspension; and a 4-in-1 travel system that can be customized with attachments (including two different newborn carrycots with extra-soft memory foam mattresses) and is a snap to use with a variety of car seats. Throw in a narrow (50cm), lightweight (9kg) frame and a plethora of stylish colours to choose from, and the Mios gives you the perfect combo of functionality and comfort.
Having received the prestigious Red Dot Design Award in 2018, the 2019 Mimosa Cabin City+ takes things a step further with a cool backpack that it can easily fit into! Weighing in at a featherlight 6.7kg, the Mimosa Cabin City+ is one of the few strollers globally that meets all major airlines’ requirements for carry-on luggage — and the price is pretty great, too! It doesn’t compromise on comfort or functionality, though, with a multi-position seat recline that’s suitable from birth, a 5-point safety harness, high-quality rubber wheels, breathable air mesh on the sides (so key for a stroller in Singapore!), and a one-step brake for the rear wheels. It’s also got a quick, single-hand fold and a surprisingly large storage basket.
One of the lightest strollers on the market at just 5.7kg (12.5 pounds), the gb Pockit+ All-City has got exceptional design and a wallet-friendly price tag that make it ideal for use as an everyday or 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. It’s customisable and can grow with your child, with cool functions like a stepless recline and front wheel suspension to navigate busy streets and turn narrow corners with ease. We also love that it’s a 3-in-1 travel system that’s easily compatible with both the Cot to Go (for newborns) and Cybex car seats.
Bugaboo entered the lightweight stroller market in a big way this year with The Bugaboo Ant. At 7.2kg it’s a bit heavier than some other lightweight stroller models but it’s biggest selling point (in our humble opinion) is its reversible seat (complete with lie-flat option), which makes it usable for newborns – meaning you don’t have to fiddle around with a separate seat or carrycot. It’s also got a sturdy, luggage-like exterior and a nice adjustable handlebar. Like every Bugaboo, it’s super sleek and stylish, and has high-tech features like an ergonomic seat (offering both support and flexibility) and all wheel suspension. It also comes with an extendable UPF +50 sun canopy, folds into one piece, and is car seat compatible (so key when you want to make a lightweight stroller your everyday stroller!).
Image via Bugaboo
This cool French stroller is ubiquitous in Singapore – perhaps you’ve seen the Babyzen Yoyo+ 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 6kgs after all, and has an integrated shoulder strap!). 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). The newest model also features 4-wheel suspension and an exclusive “soft drive” system, which means no need to lock the front swivel wheel, even on rough terrain.
A posh British brand favoured by the Royal Family, Silvercross has come out with the Spirit 2-in-1 with an eye toward agile city living. It’s built for convenience, but never compromises on comfort! The result is an innovative stroller for Singapore that is lightweight (TKTK), with an ultra-compact one-step fold. There’s a unique free-flow ventilated seat back to promote cool air flow, and a Spirit sleep pod accessory makes it suitable for newborns from birth. There’s also a large UPF50+ extendable hood, a 5-point safety harness, and sturdy quick-release brake that’s flip-flop friendly for Singapore! We love the intuitive features like the luxurious (and included!) deep-padded newborn head hugger and the articulating bumper bar that provides a hand-hold for baby. And of course we love the generous under-seat storage basket that can hold a nappy bag and groceries!
Another new model this year, the Ergobaby Metro Compact City Stroller (yes, the fab folks behind the amazing baby carriers) offers the same ergonomic support for babies and kids that they’re so well-known for, including soft and supportive multi-zone padding (40% more padding than other ultra-compact strollers, in fact!). Metro also features a true one-hand, easy fold, and weighs in at just 13.9 pounds (6.3kg) with a width of 43cm. Other key features include gentle suspension and large shock-absorbing, durable, puncture-free rubber back tires that make for a truly smooth ride. We also really like the large UV-50 sun canopy, the deep recline and adjustable leg rest (great if bub wants to nap), and a coverable mesh panel for extra ventilation on hot days (which we tend to have every now and then here in Singapore)! This one’s a breeze to carry on to airplanes and stow in overhead compartments, too. Finally, there’s a companion Newborn Kit that features the same convenient 1-hand fold, along with plush, multi-zone padding for a newborn (up to 9kg) and a dual-climate mattress with cozy fleece on one side, and a cool knit on the other (handy here in Singers!).
Image via ErgoBaby
The Mountain Buggy nano is another one of our favorite lightweight travel strollers, but if you’ve got twins or two little ones, the Mountain Buggy nano duo is a fabulous lightweight travel solution: it amazingly weighs in at just 9kgs (20 pounds), and features a a quick and easy 2-step compact fold and comes with a convenient carry strap (so your arms can stay free for holding little hands). It’s also small enough to fit into the Mountain Buggy travel bag, a must-have accessory to keep the stroller protected on the go. The nano duo has outstanding curb pop maneuverability – so key when navigating city streets – and features an extra large gear tray (basket) at the bottom for heaps of storage space (it actually fits a double nappy bag!). We also like that it’s compatible with the cosy newborn cocoon (suitable for use up to 6 months of age), and for older kids (up to 3 years of age, or 15kg) it’s also got a deep seat recline, adjustable leg rests, and extra large sun canopies – all perfect for the comfort of napping kiddos.
Image via Mountain Buggy Facebook
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