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Which pram or stroller is the best to use in Singapore?

Post by natalyakir » Fri, 13 May 2011 4:22 pm

Hi ladies,

I am bewildered to find a transport for my coming little one number two.
I have once been a mommy in Singapore already and I had Pegperego Plico, Maclaren xlr. So now I am choosing between Chicco fully reclining models, graco?, quinny buzz, peg perego plico switch, inglesina avio and other models...
Has anyone here used these strollers\prams? :D

I am not sure I need a bassinet here because it is obviously too hot here. I need maximum recline for newborn but the width of the stroller mustn't be too wide, esp. the wheels. I intend to go to supermarkets sometimes, you remember that narrow space for supermarket trolleys? :o

Of course It would be nice to collapse my ideal stroller fast and easily but I doubt I can do that except it is a maclaren stroller.

And I want mommy-faced stroller positions. And I need it to be less than 9 kg, not more. :oops:

Anyone can help me? Or maybe advise on a particular stroller based on his\her experience?

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Post by poodlek » Fri, 13 May 2011 4:49 pm

natalyakir wrote:Hi ladies,

I am bewildered to find a transport for my coming little one number two.
I have once been a mommy in Singapore already and I had Pegperego Plico, Maclaren xlr. So now I am choosing between Chicco fully reclining models, graco?, quinny buzz, peg perego plico switch, inglesina avio and other models...
Has anyone here used these strollers\prams? :D

I am not sure I need a bassinet here because it is obviously too hot here. I need maximum recline for newborn but the width of the stroller mustn't be too wide, esp. the wheels. I intend to go to supermarkets sometimes, you remember that narrow space for supermarket trolleys? :o

Of course It would be nice to collapse my ideal stroller fast and easily but I doubt I can do that except it is a maclaren stroller.

And I want mommy-faced stroller positions. And I need it to be less than 9 kg, not more. :oops:

Anyone can help me? Or maybe advise on a particular stroller based on his\her experience?
I use the Quinny Zapp/Maxi Cosi combo for my newborn. I chose this because I don't have a car and I wanted a lightweight/easy to fold "travel system" for when we go out in a taxi. I am very happy with it, it's quick to fold up and the maxi cosi is easy to strap into a taxi. I bought mine half price (end of the model year and only two choices of colour, but I didn't mind) at Baby Hypermarket at Kaki Bukit Ave. 1. The only drawback is if it's folded up it's in two pieces which is difficult to carry, so I avoid collapsing it unless we're getting in a car.

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Post by natalyakir » Fri, 13 May 2011 7:25 pm

poodlek wrote:
natalyakir wrote:Hi ladies,

I am bewildered to find a transport for my coming little one number two.
I have once been a mommy in Singapore already and I had Pegperego Plico, Maclaren xlr. So now I am choosing between Chicco fully reclining models, graco?, quinny buzz, peg perego plico switch, inglesina avio and other models...
Has anyone here used these strollers\prams? :D

I am not sure I need a bassinet here because it is obviously too hot here. I need maximum recline for newborn but the width of the stroller mustn't be too wide, esp. the wheels. I intend to go to supermarkets sometimes, you remember that narrow space for supermarket trolleys? :o

Of course It would be nice to collapse my ideal stroller fast and easily but I doubt I can do that except it is a maclaren stroller.

And I want mommy-faced stroller positions. And I need it to be less than 9 kg, not more. :oops:

Anyone can help me? Or maybe advise on a particular stroller based on his\her experience?
I use the Quinny Zapp/Maxi Cosi combo for my newborn. I chose this because I don't have a car and I wanted a lightweight/easy to fold "travel system" for when we go out in a taxi. I am very happy with it, it's quick to fold up and the maxi cosi is easy to strap into a taxi. I bought mine half price (end of the model year and only two choices of colour, but I didn't mind) at Baby Hypermarket at Kaki Bukit Ave. 1. The only drawback is if it's folded up it's in two pieces which is difficult to carry, so I avoid collapsing it unless we're getting in a car.
So you are putting a newborn in a carseat when you go out or just outside?
I am looking for flat substitute of a bassinet, as I know that a carseat for newborn is not really good for its spine development, so, as I also don't have a car, I don't need it. On the one hand comby-Singapore brands are non-sturdy for European children and lots of international brands are too large and bulky for Singapore, so, I guess, I am more into the golden middle of it... :D

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Post by poodlek » Fri, 13 May 2011 11:22 pm

natalyakir wrote:
So you are putting a newborn in a carseat when you go out or just outside?
I am looking for flat substitute of a bassinet, as I know that a carseat for newborn is not really good for its spine development, so, as I also don't have a car, I don't need it. On the one hand comby-Singapore brands are non-sturdy for European children and lots of international brands are too large and bulky for Singapore, so, I guess, I am more into the golden middle of it... :D
Yes, my newborn goes in the car seat most of the time when we go out. If I'm going out in the evening or when it's cooler and not planning to take a taxi I will carry him in the moby wrap, but 80% of the time we go out, it's in the car seat/stroller combo. I do not think it is bad for his spine, I suppose you have to consider how much time he is actually spending in there. If you're planning to go shopping for 4-6 hour stretches without removing your child (tough to do with a newborn who needs feeding and diaper changes) then I suppose it could be bad. Otherwise I really don't see the harm. Bassinet type strollers in my opinion are way too big and cumbersome for getting around in this city. Also you'd have to choose between carrying a bulky car seat with you when you get to your destination or not using a car seat at all, which I consider to be a much more dire risk than the spinal development. I'm not sure which Singapore brands you've considered, but the Quinny and Maxi-Cosi are Dutch, I believe. If you're not keen on those, I recommend going to the store I mentioned previously. They have a large showroom with many choices in European brands.

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Post by durain » Sun, 15 May 2011 11:37 pm

quinny and maxi-cosi is a good combo. i had the quinny zapp and maxi-cosi cabrio. i break it down to two steps when getting into taxi...

1st step - remove cabrio and put it inside the taxi.
2nd step - collapse zapp and stick it in the boot.

for bus, i just carry the whole zapp and cabrio into the bus. the newer bus are flat entrance which make life easier with a pushchair. older bus has a step and a middle rail which can be a pain.

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Post by natalyakir » Mon, 16 May 2011 9:23 am

Good to know ladies but this variation is not for me. I don't need a carseat and i am looking for horizontally reclining stroller. Besides just as quinny zapp itself even if its new model is reclining (the whole seat, not the backrest), I find it not exactly suitable for newborn because of the curve of the seat and it is not very sturdy to me, just as capella, comby,other plastic 3-4 kg strollers. :)
BTW, I learned that bugaboo bee has a special infant-newborn bassinet to be used inside of the stroller and above the seat, so I was wondering if it is convenient for the baby to sleep there... especially if it is wide enough from the sides of the baby, you know it is quite hot here. :roll:
Has anyone saw somebody using or used him- or herself bugaboo bee stroller with this infant bassinet?

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Post by Mad Scientist » Mon, 16 May 2011 10:06 am

natalyakir wrote:Good to know ladies but this variation is not for me. I don't need a carseat and i am looking for horizontally reclining stroller. Besides just as quinny zapp itself even if its new model is reclining (the whole seat, not the backrest), I find it not exactly suitable for newborn because of the curve of the seat and it is not very sturdy to me, just as capella, comby,other plastic 3-4 kg strollers. :)
BTW, I learned that bugaboo bee has a special infant-newborn bassinet to be used inside of the stroller and above the seat, so I was wondering if it is convenient for the baby to sleep there... especially if it is wide enough from the sides of the baby, you know it is quite hot here. :roll:
Has anyone saw somebody using or used him- or herself bugaboo bee stroller with this infant bassinet?
Try Combi. light weight and flat bed. Made in Japan. Smaller wheels compare to three wheel stroller. Foldable

http://www.taising.com/combi.html
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Post by natalyakir » Mon, 16 May 2011 10:16 am

Mad Scientist wrote:
natalyakir wrote:Good to know ladies but this variation is not for me. I don't need a carseat and i am looking for horizontally reclining stroller. Besides just as quinny zapp itself even if its new model is reclining (the whole seat, not the backrest), I find it not exactly suitable for newborn because of the curve of the seat and it is not very sturdy to me, just as capella, comby,other plastic 3-4 kg strollers. :)
BTW, I learned that bugaboo bee has a special infant-newborn bassinet to be used inside of the stroller and above the seat, so I was wondering if it is convenient for the baby to sleep there... especially if it is wide enough from the sides of the baby, you know it is quite hot here. :roll:
Has anyone saw somebody using or used him- or herself bugaboo bee stroller with this infant bassinet?
Try Combi. light weight and flat bed. Made in Japan. Smaller wheels compare to three wheel stroller. Foldable

http://www.taising.com/combi.html
As I just said it is not sturdy and I don't trrust the strollers that are shaking, even if it is meant for always shaking Japan. :P

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 16 May 2011 11:22 am

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Post by ev-disinfection » Mon, 16 May 2011 11:59 am

Poodlek.... Congrats ... baby boy or girl? :D

natalyakir: Go to the shops and try all of them out....
If you still cannot find a suitable one, then maybe you should buy online.
All the best..

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Post by poodlek » Mon, 16 May 2011 12:05 pm

natalyakir wrote:
Mad Scientist wrote:
natalyakir wrote:Good to know ladies but this variation is not for me. I don't need a carseat and i am looking for horizontally reclining stroller. Besides just as quinny zapp itself even if its new model is reclining (the whole seat, not the backrest), I find it not exactly suitable for newborn because of the curve of the seat and it is not very sturdy to me, just as capella, comby,other plastic 3-4 kg strollers. :)
BTW, I learned that bugaboo bee has a special infant-newborn bassinet to be used inside of the stroller and above the seat, so I was wondering if it is convenient for the baby to sleep there... especially if it is wide enough from the sides of the baby, you know it is quite hot here. :roll:
Has anyone saw somebody using or used him- or herself bugaboo bee stroller with this infant bassinet?
Try Combi. light weight and flat bed. Made in Japan. Smaller wheels compare to three wheel stroller. Foldable

http://www.taising.com/combi.html
As I just said it is not sturdy and I don't trrust the strollers that are shaking, even if it is meant for always shaking Japan. :P
Well you got your suggestions. Going back to my previous post, perhaps you should go to the warehouse and look at a bunch of different models and see if you can find one to meet all of your specifications.

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Post by poodlek » Mon, 16 May 2011 12:08 pm

ev-disinfection wrote:Poodlek.... Congrats ... baby boy or girl? :D

natalyakir: Go to the shops and try all of them out....
If you still cannot find a suitable one, then maybe you should buy online.
All the best..
Thank you :-)
Baby boy, Caleb Sebastien born March 1 2011 at NUH 3062g

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 16 May 2011 12:44 pm

Congratulations Pooklek! Guess the Power that Be will be sending you a gratis PR invitation now! Baby Boys are bargaining chips! :wink:
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Post by ev-disinfection » Mon, 16 May 2011 12:45 pm

poodlek wrote:
ev-disinfection wrote:Poodlek.... Congrats ... baby boy or girl? :D

natalyakir: Go to the shops and try all of them out....
If you still cannot find a suitable one, then maybe you should buy online.
All the best..
Thank you :-)
Baby boy, Caleb Sebastien born March 1 2011 at NUH 3062g
Congratulations ... wow... 2-1/2 months already,
Best wishes and may all that you plan for him come true. :D

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Post by poodlek » Mon, 16 May 2011 1:41 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Congratulations Pooklek! Guess the Power that Be will be sending you a gratis PR invitation now! Baby Boys are bargaining chips! :wink:
Hahaha thanks but no thanks. We'll be on our way back to N. America (Montreal if I get my druthers) by June 2012. If I could pass on my bargaining chip to someone who needs it more I would!

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