I’ve been using our Bugaboo Bee+ daily since Hunter was born. It’s one fantastic baby stroller because not only does it look good, but it also pushes like luxury, is spacious, and reclines fully for Hunter to sleep comfortably. Only downside? It’s pretty heavy at 8KG (though still on the light side for deluxe strollers) and I struggle with it when I’m on my own with Hunter because I can’t open/close it with one hand and it’s really quite large, so it’s not easy to get around in small spaces.
I decided I want a small, lightweight stroller for when I’m out-and-about by myself.. just to make life easier for myself. However, I had a couple of must-haves:
- under 6KG, since my Bugaboo is 8KG
- can be swapped easily to rear-facing
- opens and closes with one hand, since the other arm has Hunter in it
- fully reclining seat, for Hunter to sleep comfortably
- full canopy that draws down, because I realised how critical it is as the Bugaboo’s doesn’t
- price point under $300, since the Bugaboo costs helluva lot and I didn’t want 2 expensive strollers
I asked a whole bunch of mummy friends, looked at every single stroller in all the baby shops I visited, etc etc. FINALLY, narrowed it down to………. the Combi ‘Well Comfort’ stroller.
It’s a Japanese brand, no surprise since Chris and I are always impressed with anything Japanese. It hits all of my above criteria.. except the last one, because it’s actually $339. But I’m glad we decided on this one, because it’s absolutely worth it. The only downside is that because it’s so light, it can only take a baby up to 17KG. Hunter likely won’t last in it for that long, but at least it’s fantastic for him in the meantime and our next baby can always use it.
It has kickass reviews online, and you can also watch a video of it in motion. Really, I have no complaints and I’m delighted with how the canopy pulls down so Hunter can’t see all the exciting shops when we’re out and refuse to sleep 😉
It’s pretty fab! I’ll still use the Bugaboo (specifically when I have someone around to help me with it) but this Combi one will be my day-to-day stroller when I’m by myself. Mum and Dad bought it for us (and Hunter!) as an early Christmas present. What a perfect gift it is! Thanks Mum and Dad 😀
OK and just some random pics from the past few days 😛