Whether you're shopping for a double pram, lightweight pushchair or compact stroller, take the tots around town with our essential guide to baby prams in Singapore
Stroller, pram, buggy or pushchair, no matter how we say it, finding the right set of wheels for our Singapore baby is essential. Baby wearing is another great option for Singapore, but backs do ache! Strollers are a big investment and the options can be overwhelming, so here’s our guide to the best buys on the island (that’s the Bugaboo Bee in our featured image, and it’s one of our faves!). When zipping around Singapore, consider the most important criteria for your family’s lifestyle. Will you be hopping on and off buses and trains? Are you a jet-setter? Do you walk everywhere or are taxis your main mode of transport (learn more about keeping your child safe in a taxi here)? We’ve broken our research down, so read on to see which stroller is best for you!
The best strollers and baby prams for Singapore living
1. Bugaboo Bee5 Classic (see featured image and video above)
COMPACT, SMOOTH RIDE, EASY TO MANOEUVRE, AND STYLISH
The Bugaboo Bee takes the top spot for the Singapore streets. The smooth wheels and suspension, plus the perfectly compact body, allow for single-handed manoeuvrability in tight spaces. Forward and rear-facing extendable seat options, compatible with a Bee bassinet and many car seat brands, this little buggy is suitable from birth up to 17kg. It’s stylish high-end quality and customisable parts will last the test of time.
2. Quinny Zapp range
VALUE FOR MONEY, GENEROUS SEAT, COMPACT, EASY TO FOLD
The Quinny Zapp range is compact to store and comes with a fully reclinable seat and three compact wheels. The Quinny Zapp XPress option is a comfortable and practical stroller compatible with carrycot and car seat for newborns right through to three-year-olds.
Buy: Little Baby
3. phil&teds mod
EASY TO PUSH AND POP, MODULAR
This is a great option if you need complete modularity combined with a compact package (with some cute patterns to boot!). The one-piece foot fold means it’s super easy to use, and the whole thing folds down very neatly indeed. Perfect for hitting the cafes and shops of Singapore.
4. Baby Jogger City Mini 2
BUMPY-FREE RIDE FOR ACTIVE CITY LIVING
This is our favourite Singapore-friendly stroller for active families. Easy to navigate on public transport, bumpy streets, and in and out of public transport. Compact design, perfect for a bump-free ride through town or a run through the Botanical Gardens. This one also comes in a double version.
5. Bugaboo Fox 2
EASY TO USE, PUSH, FOLD AND CARRY
Packed not only with all the sleek and snazzy design features we’ve come to expect from this stroller connoisseur, the Bugaboo Fox combines all the things we love about the Bugaboo Cameleon, Bugaboo Donkey and Bugaboo Bee, into one nifty stroller… all while weighing less than 10kg! Wizardry! We were at its grand launch, so we know first-hand why this is one of the best Bugaboos on the block.
6. Mountain Buggy Nano Duo Buggy
LIGHTWEIGHT AND TRANSPORTABLE, PERFECT FOR CITY LIVING
Weighing only 9kg, the nano duo buggy can seat two newborns up to three-years-old without compromising on comfort or safety. Easily stored in a two-step compact fold, you can even strap it over your shoulder to squeeze into buses and trains.
7. Stokke Xplory 6
RAISES BABY HIGHER FOR EYE CONTACT AND CONNECTION
This awesomely stylish stroller is suitable from newborn (with optional carrycot) through to 15kg toddler, and is compatible with car seat options. Forward and rear-facing, this pram elevates the kiddo, eyeball-to-eyeball, with ma ‘n pa’s loving gaze. It’s easy to manoeuvre, and relatively easy (but not the easiest!) to fold and stow.
8. Baby Jogger City Select
The City Select is the gift that keeps on giving. This convertible stroller has not one, not two, but 16 different configurations to choose from! Convert from a single to double stroller and even attach a glider board for older siblings to hitch a cheeky ride on. The seats even have multiple recline positions and a child tray for easy meals on the go. Add to that the hand-operated parking brake, adjustable handlebar and quick fold technology (it collapses in one single step) and you’ve got yourself a winner!
Buy: Pupsik Studio
9. GB Pockit+ Stroller
ULTRA LIGHT, COMPACT AND HANDBAG-FRIENDLY!
The most compact and feather-light stroller in the world is the aptly named GB Pockit+ Stroller. It’s a lightweight 5.6kg and only measures 32 x 20 x 38 cm when folded! When in action on city streets, you can push with one hand while holding your latte in the other! And when you’re ready to go on that next family holiday, this pram can be folded in two easy steps and popped in your handbag. It’s also self-standing when folded, making it easy to prop next to the table when out at your local cafe. We love this Singapore-friendly stroller!
Buy: Pupsik Studio
10. BabyZen Yoyo+
SUPER COMPACT, IDEAL FOR TAXI AND PLANE TRAVEL
Easy-peasy, compact pram. Another stellar super-light pram we’ve got our eyes on is the Babyzen Yoyo+. Weighing 6.2kg and measuring 52 x 44 x 18 cm when folded, it’s small enough to fit snugly into an overhead cabin locker. Thanks to its reclining function, it’s suitable for use from birth. It can also be parent-facing and machine-washable for the inevitable baby and toddler spills. Here’s the best part: push and fold with just one hand! We also love that this pram comes with options for a bassinet attachment and car seat adaptors!
Buy: First Few Years
11. Bugaboo Cameleon3
PRACTICAL AND STURDY ALL-IN-ONE STROLLER
Larger than the Bugaboo Bee, this is the perfect stroller for time spent outdoors. And, with its foam-filler, air-pumped tyres, it will easily and smoothly navigate uneven surfaces. The generous bassinet for the infant stage, and comfortable fully reclinable seat for the toddlers are perfect for naps on the go. If taxis are not a priority, this one’s the go!
Buy: First Few Years
12. phil&teds dash
STYLISH, NEAT AND ADAPTABLE
The dash ticks quite a few boxes, with its single and double functionality (you just never know when that little brother or sister might come along!). These guys invented the ‘inline’ stroller, meaning you can get around with two kids while only taking up the footprint of a single stroller. It’s stylish and lightweight, and can keep your newborn flat and snug up to 9kg. The tires are puncture-free so you can zip around town without a care. A neat and stylish little stroller indeed.
13. Bugaboo Donkey 3
STURDY AND CONVERTIBLE, DOUBLE SIDE-BY-SIDE STROLLER
Designed specifically to grow with the family, the Bugaboo Donkey transforms – in just three simple clicks – from a mono to a duo stroller. And back again. This means you can use it for one kid, two kids of different ages, or twins. It also has a sturdy set of wheels that can handle pretty much anything. This versatile ride converts easily from a side-by-side double to a single stroller, so you can use it even when you’re bringing out just one kid. The Bugaboo Donkey 3 doesn’t just grow with your kids, but it also offers plenty of luggage space for your diaper bag, grocery bags, stuffed toys etc. If you’re looking to lighten your load when out and about with the kids, this is one baby pram you can’t do without.
14. Doona Infant Car Seat Stroller
CAR SEAT ON WHEELS
This is essentially a car seat on wheels, and is perfect for taking your baby to play dates and malls. It is suitable for babies just beyond infancy age up to approximately 15kg. Slightly on the heavier side, the wheels of the Doona stay fixed and fold up for use inside cars. The whole unit is also quite low, which can make it a challenge for taller folk to push.
Buy: Pupsik Studio
COMPACT, ADJUSTABLE AND LOOKS AMAZING!
Weighing in at a mere 7.2kg, the Bugaboo Ant is one of the lightest and most compact travel strollers in the market. Of course, it helps that it’s a really pretty stroller – leave it up to the folks at Bugaboo to design such a cool looking buggy! It’s got lots of thoughtful features to make travelling with lil’ ones a lot easier, including a height-adjustable handlebar, integrated all-wheel suspension and a super cushy five-position reclinable and reversible backrest.
16. Mountain Buggy Nano
LIGHTWEIGHT AND AFFORDABLE
This lightweight and affordable stroller is perfect for travelling families and city sight-seeing. It folds down easily, and is great for hopping in and out of cars, trains and planes. The Mountain Buggy Nano is better suited to toddlers as the seat is forward-facing with a generous basket underneath for all that toddler paraphernalia.
EASY TO MANOEUVRE AND LIGHTWEIGHT
We know from personal experience that the Maclaren Quest is the perfect buggy to keep in the car for that quick trip to the shops. We’re always travelling with a kid entourage, and this pram wins points for being super-easy to open, close and use (my five-year-old is chief pram-pusher). Recline the seat with one click of the hand when your kiddo needs some shut-eye. The only downside to mention is that the dual handles mean the Maclaren can’t be pushed single-handedly. But, this is outweighed by the fact it is 5kg light.
Buy: Little Baby
18. phil&teds voyager
SLIMLINE AND VERSATILE DOUBLE OR SINGLE
Whether you have a baby, a toddler, one of each, or even two toddlers, you’re sorted with this versatile stroller. There are modular options aplenty, with lying flat on and off the buggy, parent facing, and forward facing. It’s nice and light and compact, making it a great option for city living with two littlies. This nifty ride is also fitted with all-terrain tires for a smoother ride and brake systems to prevent runaways – again, the stroller, not the kiddos. Whether you love taking the kids to the park or just for a quick trip to the store, this pram ticks all the right boxes.
Buy from First Few Years
19. Baby Jogger City Tour
ADJUSTABLE, AND FEATURES ONE-HAND, QUICK-FOLD TECHNOLOGY
Towards the bigger end of the compact pram market (at 7.55kg) is the Baby Jogger City Tour. The BEST feature of this nimble pram is the one-hand, quick-fold technology – all you have to do is pull a strap with one hand and it folds itself. Voila! We’re also fans of the quick-flick brake and the auto-lock for easy storage. It’s also a great choice for taller parents, with the adjustable handle. Despite the name, it’s not a jogging pram, but it does have a robust set of wheels for more rugged tracks.
Buy: Pupsik Studio
20. Aprica Magical Air
LIGHTWEIGHT AND RECLINES
Don’t be fooled by the Aprica Magical Air’s small frame. It may only weigh 2.9kg but can carry up to five times its weight (15kg). Suitable for little ones from seven months up to three years old, the Magical Air is a no-frills, no-fuss stroller with multi reclining positions and a one-hand fold.
Buy: Little Baby
21. Combi F2 Plus
FEATHERLIGHT AND BREATHABLE
Weighing 3.9kg, this sleek stroller from Combi is aptly named the featherlight and can hold up to 15kg. The breathable mesh seat, reclining backrest and stroller canopy will ensure your little one has a comfy ride. While it may not be the most spacious stroller in the market, its lightweight, one-hand compact fold and one-handed steering definitely makes for easy travelling.
22. Joie PACT LITE
LIGHTWEIGHT, COMFY AND TRAVEL-FRIENDLY
Equipped with a handy shoulder strap, the Pact Lite (5.5kg) is suitable for newborns up to 15kg. Its flat reclining seat and bumper bar allow little ones to catch some zzz’s in a comfy and safe ride. Frequent fliers will love the one-hand compact trifold (54 x 26cm when folded), plus it comes with a full-size shopping basket under the seat. Score!
23. Iris M-Air Cybex
REVERSIBLE, RECLINABLE AND EASY TO MANOEUVRE
The Iris M-Air Cybex is a 3-in-1 system that can fit an infant car seat, toddler seat or carrycot, plus it has plenty of space below to stash extra stuff. The little one can snooze on-the-go with the reversible and reclinable seat (that all can happen with one hand!), and the pram can be folded to half its size and left in a free-standing position for easy transport or storage. Smaller and thinner wheels make it easy to manoeuvre through narrow streets, while the all-wheel suspension ensures a smooth ride. It’s also made from high-quality rubber wheels which promise to never puncture or flatten.
24. Mountain Buggy Nano Travel Stroller v2
COMPACT WITH CAR SEAT ADAPTORS
Mountain Buggy prams are synonymous with longevity and safety. The compact Mountain Buggy Nano is no exception. Measuring a compact 56cm x 31cm x 52cm when closed, this little pocket rocket is perfect for times when you want a compact stroller with the functionality of a big pram. It’s got a one-handed fold feature, a shoulder strap for easy carrying and car seat adaptors mean that this is the perfect pram to go from taxi to pavement.
Buy: Pupsik Studio
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