We've never really been using strollers for Joen, even when he was a baby. So it was a debate whether or not to lug one along for this trip.
It was going to be a lot of walking & full days outside because we are not renting a car, but the stroller we have at home is definitely too bulky for travel.
So Benny was having a papa chat with his friend who happens to run @mumsandbabes_sg and he offered to let us try the Recaro Easylife for this trip.
omg it was a life saviour can!
Before this, I had already drawn up a whole list of features I want for this trip's stroller, and was closer to getting the yoyo but I was held back by the way we had to bend very low to close n keep it and on top of that the max weight load of 15kg, i.e. Joen's current weight. Not that I want to still be pushing him around when he's 5, but a stroller that can hold a heavier weight also means the suspension is better right? The Recaro Easylife can hold up to 50 pounds! So like when we had to push Joen around on gravel paths in the parks or uphill in the city, it was very easy to manoeuvre.
The Easylife weighs in under 6kg, and usually lightweight compromises stability - it topples over if you hang too much shopping on it. But this one was so stable, we used it as a trolley when we go shopping! My favourite thing has gotta be the open/close mechanism though - it can be one-hand operated, and it closes up to a relatively compact size which stands well on its own. I even heard the airline attendant comment how easy it looks when i was collapsing it!
So if anyone's looking for a new stroller, here's one to consider! :) Here's #ngjoen giving a shoutout to @mumsandbabes_sg for this stroller. Thank you, Uncle Shaun!
This bedtime view is really not too bad, feels kind of therapeutic & relaxing to just stare into the distant lights, especially after putting a cranky toddler to sleep. Goodnight, world. #ngjoentravels#melbourne