Things to Consider When Picking the Right Travel Stroller

July 19, 2019
By Syahirah Mokhtazar

Hey parents, this one’s for you. Just because you’ve entered parenthood, doesn’t mean you have to bid sayonara to your globe trotting days. You don’t have to put away your passports and luggage because who says you can’t travel with kids?

Consider this the beginning of a new chapter of your travels. With a kid(s) in tow, there’s no doubt maneuvering your way will be a little more challenging and exhausting, but you should welcome this new phase with open arms.

Keep in mind, you still need to travel smart. Find the middle ground on what works best for your child and yourself, be it the destination, accommodation, which seats to book in the plane, and even what traveling gear would bring the utmost convenience for everyone.

One of the most important gears to bring is a stroller! Many parents would concur with the notion that buying a stroller is like buying a car. With an influx of stroller options out on the market today, it’s understandable if one can feel overwhelmed when choosing the right one. A good stroller can make all the difference in the ease and accessibility of your travels with the baby.

Here are some things to consider when purchasing a travel stroller:

COMFORT

Yunus Adam, a representative for Bugaboo strollers in the South East Asia region said that parents should prioritise the comfort of the child when traveling. A happy child equals happy parents, hence an enjoyable vacation. For Bugaboo, it has designed its latest Bugaboo Ant stroller to suit the child’s comfort more than the parents’ convenience. From the height-adjustable handlebar to the reversible seat, it’s packed with thoughtful features. For example, it offers storage to temporarily hold small items like milk bottles.

 

SUSPENSION

This point may be overlooked sometimes, but it is important. Bugaboo Ant is designed to keep the child happy and relaxed on the road, and it’s engineered to make trips run smoothly even when the stroller glides on a rocky surface. The one-handed steering allows parents to glide through every twist and turn along their journey. “Babies tend to cry when they feel uncomfortable because that’s the only way they know how to show their feelings. This is why an all-wheel suspension is important because you would always want to provide a smooth ride for them,” said Yunus.

(All pictures from www.bugaboo.com)

SIZE

Tugging around a bulky stroller doesn’t exactly make an ideal travel companion.  A stroller like Bugaboo Ant comes in compact foldable size which makes it super portable, whether you’re popping it into the overhead compartment or into the trunk of your car. Despite its compact size, it does offer a large underseat basket, providing an additional 8kg storage capacity.  Meanwhile, the stroller can carry a child up to 22kg.

 

STYLE

When picking the right travel stroller, practicality is one thing but style is another. The great thing about Bugaboo Ant stroller is that you are able to customise your own stroller. For its chasis, you can choose between aluminium or black. You can also choose to customise the seat fabric, the extendable sun canopy, wheel caps and side panels. That way you can save the stroller for future kids, and switch it up in colours and fabric to suit your baby’s gender. Also, you also want it to look sleek and stylish when folded up. Bugaboo Ant transforms into a stylish pull-along trolley mode when folded into a compact size.

The Bugaboo Ant is available worldwide.

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