Bubba and you will be the envy of everyone when you roll up in these stroll-big, fold-small rides.
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Whether you’re folks who are constantly on the go or a family of jetsetters, the last thing you need when trying to rein in the kids, is a gigantic stroller that’s in everyone’s face and space.
A lightweight alternative is worth considering if you’re keen to leave the big, bulky stroller at home. Commonly referred to as umbrella strollers, these are usually less than 7kg or less.
Easy to fold and unfold as well as manoeuvre around, these prams are ideal for little ones 6 months and older, when the neck is strong enough to hold up the head. A newborn attachment is even included in some designs, so that you can use the baby buggy from birth.
You can put the folded system into a big bag, or use the strap to sling it over your shoulder. They are also small enough to meet the requirements for travelling in our public buses.
Though light and compact, these bad boys still offers heaps of features. Scroll through the photo gallery to discover our top picks.
WHAT One of the biggest players in the all-terrain buggy universe, the Nano V2’s seats are made from mesh ventilation material for added comfort on hot and humid days. The sun canopy has a flick-out sun visor for extra sun protection. When folded, it measures only 12 inches by 22 inches by 20 inches, so storage is easy-peasy. It’s compatible with most leading car seat brands, including the Mountain Buggy Newborn Cocoon for a fully flat newborn-friendly solution.
PARENTS SAY “Very compact yet sturdy, it’s easy to fold up and comes with a bag, which makes it great for travelling. It’s also easy to manoeuvre ― my 10-month-old baby naps in it comfortably,” says mum Sudha Krishnan.
WHAT This buggy boasts a breathable hammock seat made from a wool-like fabric fashioned from 3D knitting technology. With no back panels or side, the seat moulds to your child’s shape for maximum comfort. The knit design allows air to flow through the seat. The skater-like wheels rotate 360 degrees, so it’s a breeze to negotiate tricky corners and kerbs. It’s also easy to fold ― simply click the top button and kick the foot lever up simultaneously. Swing the pram over your shoulder with the carry strap when you’re on the go.
PARENTS SAY “Because it’s made from such light material, this pram is very easy to push,” says mum-of-two Faridah Khalid.
WHAT Sturdy yet incredibly light, this elegant pram features a strong aluminum chassis finished with smart black satin. Its ingenious seat can recline till it’s completely flat, while the UPF 50+ sun visor hood ensures junior’s delicate skin is well-protected from harsh UV rays. Comes in classic colours like scarlet red and sand beige. When folded, the Avia can fit into the smallest car boot. By the way, you can easily remove the wheels if you need more space.
PARENTS SAY “It’s so light, it’s a dream to push. And the large basket at the bottom can store plenty of things,” says Cynthia Goh, mum to three girls.
WHAT This sweet multi-award-winning mechanism has garnered worldwide attention for its one-hand fold-and-unfold design. It folds up to hand luggage dimensions, can be carried like a bag and easily stores in a plane overhead cabin. The seat, which is comfortably padded, can be reclined to 145 degrees and adjusted to various positions. No need for a front wheel lock for this one as its exclusive soft-drive system adapts to the surface you’re travelling on, which prevents the wheels from shaking.
PARENTS SAY “It’s so small, it comes fully assembled. We just had to take it out of the storage bag, click it open and we were ready to go!” says dad Dennis Yeo.
WHAT Tagged an urban travel genius, the GB Pockit+ has all the hallmarks of a reliable lightweight stroller. Self-standing when folded, it boasts a two-step folding mechanism with an automatic lock for easy transportation and storage. The 10cm wide front swivel wheels ensure effortless navigation, while a multi-adjustable backrest offers junior ultimate comfort. It converts into a travel system when used with several infant car seats. Oh, did we mention? The net basket below provides discreet storage when you’re out.
PARENTS SAY “It’s really compact when folded. I can actually fit it into my big diaper bag,” notes mum-of-two Tan Ser Rene.