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)? Where does one buy strollers? 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 Dragonfly
BEST ALL-ROUNDER: BIGGER BASKET, COMPACT STORAGE, ONE-HAND-FOLD
There’s so much that we love about the Bugaboo Dragonfly! The latest from the Bugaboo range ticks all the boxes for Singapore living, while resolving some of the long standing requests from parents on requirements for a ‘perfect’ stroller. With a much larger storage basket (hooray!), Bugaboo’s clever one-handed-fold manoeuvrability, and folding into a clever compact storage solution, the innovation of the Dragonfly is ‘a game-changer for city dwelling families, where space is a luxury and compact convenience, that doesn’t compromise on comfort, is a must.’
2. BabyZen Yoyo²
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 Yoyo². 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 or additional bassinet, 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
3. UPPABaby CRUZ V2
BEST FOR ALL TERRAIN AND ADAPTABILITY
The UPPAbaby CRUZ V2 is a nifty city stroller designed with a narrow frame to maneuver through doorways, small aisles or footpaths with ease. Suitable from birth when used with UPPAbaby Infant Snug Seat or UPPAbaby Bassinet V2 accessories (sold separately), the CRUZ stroller features shock-absorbing, puncture-proof wheels (woo hoo!) for a smooth ride for baby while the adjustable leather handle and large basket are big winners for parents.
Offering multiple configurations, the CRUZ stroller seat is reversible so bub can ride facing you and move to forward-facing as they grow. It’s also travel system ready with car seats from leading brands (additional accessory UPPAbaby Infant Car Seat Adapter required). This is Elise from Pramfox’s pick of the strollers, and we trust her judgement!
4. Joolz aer+
I took the joolz aer+ joolzaerplus on a trip and it was seemless with easy one hand fold and unfold. The stroller bag makes it easy to store in the overhead compartment @motherswork @mothersworkvn @Joolz
LIGHTWEIGHT, EASY TO FOLD, COMFORTABLE
The award winning Joolz Aer+ is the go-to buggy for the on-the-go families. Lightweight, easy-to-fold and incredibly comfortable. This is mama mogul Sharon Wong of Motherswork fame’s pick of the strollers, so it has to be great!
5. Bugaboo Bee 6
COMPACT, SMOOTH RIDE, EASY TO MANOEUVRE, AND STYLISH
The Bugaboo Bee (pictured up top) 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 22kg. Its stylish high-end quality and customisable parts will last the test of time, so this is a great buy if you are planning to use for multiple babies!
6. Keenz Lebere S Trike Stroller
BEST FOR VERSATILITY, CONVERTING INTO A HIGH CHAIR AND CARRYING KIDS UP TO 7 YEARS OLD
Not only is this unique looking stroller suitable for kids up to 25kg (7 years old!), but it transforms from newborn friendly to a highchair so it’s super versatile. Keenz are also really well-known for their wagon strollers, so if you have multiple kids and gear you want to load up into one vehicle, a Keenz Wagon could be a great choice for your family.
7. Bugaboo Butterfly
BEST FOR URBAN TRAVEL
We were lucky enough to take this for a test drive, and we liked it so much we decided to own it! Compact and stylish, this a great mall-stroller. One hand fold means it is super easy to collapse and get in and out of taxi’s and buses, and the narrow frame can fit down the narrowest of aisles. This is a sturdy stroller great for plane travel. Essentially, the Butterfly is Bugaboo’s answer to the Babyzen Yoyo.
8. Nuna Mixx
COMPACT FOLD AND STYLISH
A favourite brand of celebrities, if you are willing to blow to doors off your budget then take a look at the Nuna MIXX™. On the move, it’s a smooth ride you can manoeuvre with one hand and lay flat for newborn comfort. Packed away, its compact fold lets it fit into tighter spaces which is great for saving space in Singapore! Coming in a range of colours with a water resistant canopy, this is a stylish stroller that will impress even the most serious fashionista.
9. 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.
10. 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, 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.
11. Bugaboo Donkey 5
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 5 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.
12. 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
13. Bugaboo Ant
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.
14. 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
15. 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!
16. Cybex Coya
LIGHTWEIGHT, FASHIONABLE, TRAVEL FRIENDLY
Created for fashionable parents, the Coya by Cybex is an ultra-compact pram combining beautiful design (we love the rose gold touches!) with first-class functionality. Notable highlights are that it is foldable within seconds, lightweight, and can travel on a plane as hand luggage. Ready from birth, the Cybex Coya features an ergonomic lie-flat recline, an integrated leg rest, and a snug one-pull harness. It is also travel-system ready, helping you switch from drive to stroll with ease. Suitable from newborn to 22kg / 4 years.
Where to buy your stroller
Wondering where to buy your pram? Here are a few of our favourite physical stores in Singapore with excellent consultants to help with your decision, and test models that you can wheel to get the feel.
Before you visit the stunningly beautiful Pramfox Boutique showroom at Raffles Hotel Arcade, head online to book an appointment. Elise is so lovely and super knowledgeable, and you can answer a couple of questions online about your family and lifestyle and receive personalised reviews from Elise on the prams she thinks would best suit you!
‘Aunty Sharon’ has been helping families with the stroller decisions for more than 25 years in Singapore! With beautiful stores in Great World City and Tanglin Mall, you can often find Motherswork’s Founder baking cookies for her customers and offering heartfelt advice on everything from prams to playpens.
Have a chat with a friendly nursery advisor at Mothercare to help you out every step of the way. Whether it’s to prepare for your newborn or to be a helping hand through your parenting journey, they’ve got your back. Stuck on which stroller to get? Head over to the Mothercare Experience Store at Harbourfront to test drive the strollers and ask all your questions in person!
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