Ditching the Stroller for Travel

stroller nap

Little Lillian napping in the stroller.

To take the stroller or not was a big question in my mind before we left on this trip. In the end we decided that yes, we would take it and we would ditch it if we decided we didn’t need it.

Stroller snooze

Baby Edward in the stroller.

Our stroller is the same one we’ve had since Lillian was born. We bought it second hand back then and although it was/is still perfectly functional six years and two babies/toddlers (plus whoever owned it before us!) was showing it’s wear.

street art

Strolling in Ipoh, Malaysia.

So after almost three months of travel we’ve ditched it. I’m glad we took it, it has been useful at times, but most of the time it was sitting unused or just another thing to lug around.

Places we used it:

Singapore – once walking around the city

Singapore Zoo – very useful with rain cover and Ed had a sleep.

Legoland Malaysia – also very useful and Ed napped in it.

Kuala Lumpur – in a shopping centre. Ed wouldn’t go in it.

Ipoh – walking around the town one morning. Lil was in it more than Ed.

And…that’s it really. So the stroller is useful for those big all day excursions to places like zoos and theme parks. But we don’t do many of them and those places often have strollers for hire.

nap time

Snoozing at Legoland.

We left the stroller behind in Sisaket. Our host family will pass it on to someone in the village who can use it. For now the kinderpack carrier is working well for us. Ed will sleep in it if he’s tired enough and it hasn’t been too hot to use it, which I was worried about. I am confident we will survive sans stroller!

Mad and Lil

Lil grabs her opportunity.

It was a little sad to say goodbye to the stroller that has held both my babies (I couldn’t find a photo of Lil in it any younger – she was always in a carrier!) but we haven’t missed it yet.

carrier nap

Napping in the kinderpack carrier.



4 Responses to “Ditching the Stroller for Travel”

  1. 1 B October 7, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    I agree! We have used a stroller in Hong Kong for big all-day excursions but that was it. That was when our kids were nearly-one and three so they were taking turns in it.

    I think we would have made more use of a stroller if our kids were closer together. Maybe if our eldest had ever deigned to sleep in one as well…

    I remember lugging one all the way to Darwin when our son was 14mo and of course he refused to sit in it – an early walker with a new place to explore? No way!

    It must have been sad to say goodbye to yours after all that time, though. I can imagine. I’m sure it will find more use elsewhere.

  2. 2 emmac30 October 7, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Love the photos of the kids when little in the stroller.

  3. 3 paket travel murah November 5, 2014 at 6:27 am

    Excellent article. I will be going through a few of these issues
    as well..

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