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The Best Baby Strollers And Pushchairs For Hong Kong And Where To Buy Them

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Time for a new set of wheels? The search for the perfect newborn baby pram or toddler buggy isn’t easy and you’ll need to make sure it works with MTR, taxis and the city’s tricky terrain. From Chicco to BABYZEN YOYO, double strollers to newborn safe styles, here are some of the best baby and toddler strollers in Hong Kong!

Baby stroller, buggy, trolly, pushchair or pram…it doesn’t matter what you call it, this set of wheels is going to be very important to you in your baby’s early years (and even later when you’re dealing with a tired toddler or preschooler!).

Whether you’re looking to buy a new stroller or get it second-hand from a friend, there are plenty of choices available from baby stores in the city. From lightweight umbrella buggies to complete heavy-duty travel systems, narrow city strollers to big, twin or combi strollers and many more.

How do you know which pram is suitable for you? We’ve spoken to different mums around town and lined up our favourite baby strollers in Hong Kong!

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What You Need To Keep In Mind Before Getting A Stroller

All of us have different needs and so do our babies. No wonder then, that preferences in strollers vary. When you are considering getting a buggy, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • How lightweight is it and up to what weight can it carry?
  • Is it easy to fold the stroller? Can you fold it with one hand while carrying the baby in the other? (especially important for mums who use public transport and Hong Kong’s famously impatient taxis!)
  • Does it lie flat completely and can it be used for a newborn?
  • How good is its shock absorption? (again, important for a newborn).
  • Is it compatible with a car seat or does it come with a complete travel system?
  • Consider where you live (are there a lot of stairs, MTR exits without lifts, etc.) and how will the buggy be used? Are you likely to take it when you travel or will you have another one for that?
  • Where will you buy your stroller? In-store or online?

Sassy Mama tip: It’s always preferable to check it physically for defects, manoeuvrability and ease of folding as these vary depending on the height of the person pushing it, amongst other factors.

  • Buying secondhand? You could look at Carousell, Retykle and online expat forums (AsiaExpat and Geoexpat, for instance) and Facebook swap-it groups for second-hand strollers because it’s common to get these at as low as half the retail price.
  • With strollers quite often used for up to four years, it’s a popular gift for new parents from family and friends back home. Some of these strollers may be cheaper overseas (though shipping has to be factored in, and COVID-19 may cause delays) or more easily available. Make sure you do your research because the most popular strollers in your home country may not suit Hong Kong conditions.
  • Lastly, how expensive is it and how long will it last you? Is it a popular stroller that you will be able to sell or swap for something else when your child outgrows it?

Read more: Your Guide To Recycling And Reusing Baby Gear In Hong Kong


Sassy Mama’s Pick Of Strollers For Hong Kong

Babyzen YoYo2 stroller in hong kongBABYZEN YOYO²

If you ask fellow parents, “Which stroller is good for Hong Kong?” the BABYZEN YOYO² is sure to come up in conversation – and for good reason! The versatile BABYZEN YOYO² will carry your little one from birth with the newborn pack or bassinet option (which lays completely flat) right through to toddlerhood in the 6+ version (suitable from 6 months up to 22 kg). You can also add the YOYO car seat which easily clips in and out of the stroller frame (ideal for hopping in and out of taxis and cars). With this stroller, you’ll get optimal comfort, agility and compactness – perfect for Hong Kong’s narrow streets and for storage in tiny apartments! You can even unfold the stroller single-handedly, and get through any buildings easily by opening the door with one hand while pushing the stroller with the other! It’s safe to say that this is a great all-in-one stroller option for urban parents. Oh, and if you’re in need of a double buggy, check out the latest revolutionary launch: the YOYO connect that turns your YOYO into a double stroller in just one click!

What We Love:

  • It’s so compact that it fits into the overhead compartment of an airplane (check with the airline though as some still ask you to check it in at the gate).
  • The 5-point harness (on newborn pack and 6+ versions) and tether strap on the stroller’s handlebar offers added safety.
  • Convertible to the BABYZEN YOYO² 6+ simply by switching the colour pack for a relatively small additional price (certainly cheaper than buying a new stroller).
  • The manoeuvrability is super smooth with the exclusive “soft drive” system (no need to lock the front swivel wheels), great for crowded pavements and MTR turnstiles – which it fits through.
  • It’s easy to carry on the shoulder with its padded shoulder strap.
  • We love personalising our strollers with a choice of nine bright fabric colours and two frame options.
  • All accessories that fit the previous BABYZEN YOYO+ model remain adaptable to the YOYO² frame.

Other Factors To Consider:

  • The storage space below carries up to 5 kg and it’s easily accessible from the front and back.
  • The new BABYZEN YOYO² stroller has better flexibility and cushioning, thanks to the new, individual suspensions on all four wheels.
  • For your older child, you can also opt for the YOYO board that attaches to the stroller and can carry up to 20 kg.
  • Because of its popularity and high-quality materials, the YOYO² is built to last for several generations.

Weight: 6.2 kg (6+ version), 6.6 kg (with the newborn pack), 8.1 kg (with the bassinet)
Appropriate for: 0 months+
Available at: Most baby stores across Hong Kong and online, priced from $4,300 for the 6 months+ set, $6,000 and above for the complete newborn to 6months+ set.

BABYZEN YOYO², 2565 8123, [email protected], follow on Facebook, follow on Instagram, www.babyzen.com/hk


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Bugaboo Bee, Bugaboo Ant, Bugaboo Cameleon

At the top end is the Bugaboo Cameleon which is solid and also comes in designer options. As many mamas in the city need and prefer buggies that are narrow, the new ultra-compact Bugaboo Ant is also likely to do very well. Our pick of its many strollers though is the Bugaboo Bee.

What We Love:

  • Totally customisable with almost any add-on you can possibly want (the bassinet is best for newborns).
  • The height-adjustable handlebar pushes just as well whichever way the seat is facing and regardless of the recline.
  • These strollers are highly shock-absorbent and good for newborns.
  • Compatible with Britax-Römer® and Maxi Cosi® car seats.
  • It is easy to attach a wheeled board to the stroller that carries your older child (up to 20 kgs).
  • By registering your stroller on the official Bugaboo website within three months of purchase, you receive an extra year of warranty (over the manufacturer’s 2-year warranty).

Other Factors To Consider:

  • These models come with a hefty price tag.
  • Despite being advertised as lightweight, many of these are amongst the heaviest on this list (for a lighter option, consider the Bugaboo Ant).
  • The folding mechanism takes a while to get used to and it’s not all that convenient as you need to use both hands and bend over quite a bit.
  • While it is easy to manoeuvre, it takes up a fair bit of space on the pavements and MTR.
  • The popular Bugaboo Bee model is fairly bulky when folded up, so not always convenient for a small Hong Kong apartment.
  • Bugaboo also makes good double and combi strollers under the Bugaboo Donkey model name.

Weight: These range from the compact Bugaboo Ant at 7.2 kgs to the highly popular Bugaboo Bee (seat version) at 8.9 kgs and the designer Bugaboo Cameleon at 9.6kgs
Appropriate for: From birth
Available at: Select stores across the city (Mothercare and Eugene Baby), priced from $4,680 for Bugaboo Ant to $11,290 for Bugaboo Cameleon 3.

Read more: The Best Baby And Toddler Stores In Hong Kong: Where To Get What You Need


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Doona Car Seat Stroller

Doona is the world’s first infant car seat and stroller in one. Who doesn’t love simplicity and efficiency? We know we do! It transforms from a car seat to a stroller in three seconds flat!

What We Love:

  • No matter the mode of transportation (car, taxi, train or plane!) you’re taking your baby – you can rest assured knowing there will be no fuss when you’re on the go.
  • The Infant Insert is specially designed for newborns (suitable for up to 13kg) and provides a near-flat ergonomic position.
  • Doona is continuously tested to meet the strictest safety global regulations and received more than 20 innovation awards around the world. The side-impact and anti-rebound protection make it particularly safe as a car seat and stroller.
  • It weighs in at 7kg but since it transforms from car seat to stroller, there is no need to carry it often.
  • But when you do need to carry it up or downstairs, simply rotate the handle to its middle position and lift up. Perfect!

Other Factors To Consider:

  • As with all car seats, it’s not recommended to let the baby sleep in one for long or extended periods.
  • You can use this only till your baby is 13 kgs (usually around 15 months). Doona has a stroller cum tricycle that your child can graduate to after he or she outgrows this one.

Weight: 7 kgs
Appropriate for: newborns to 13 kgs
Available at: Various stores in Hong Kong, online from various stores like Baby CentralPetit Tippi and Jakewell, and from the website, priced at $3,280.

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GB Gold Pockit+

With its exceptional design, the lightweight GB Pockit is the world’s smallest folding stroller (Guinness World Records 2014). It is suitable for babies from 6 months and up.

What We Love:

  • It’s really really lightweight!
  • It stands when folded and can also be folded and stored away into a handbag-sized bag (yes, we said handbag!).
  • It’s built to last and can take you through to when your baby is 5 years old.

Other Factors To Consider:

  • You will need another stroller for the first six months if you plan on using one at that time.
  • It doesn’t recline so is not comfortable to nap in for long periods, but can be used by an older child who is looking for a power nap between play sessions.

Weight: 4.6 kgs
Appropriate for: 6 months to 5 years
Available at: Baby Central, Baby Star $2,490 and up.

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Chicco

These experts know a thing or two about all things baby. Their impressive range of strollers is worth considering when you are on the lookout for a new set of wheels as you can visit any one of their stores in Hong Kong and test each for suitability. The popular Simplicity and compact Goody are great options for urban travel.

What We Love:

  • Both these versions can be used right from birth as they recline completely and have three reclining positions that are comfortable for babies.
  • The auto-folding function of the Goody is very convenient for parents on the go (watch the promotional video to better understand this function). It also makes it easy to negotiate a sudden flight of stairs as you can pick up your baby with one hand and let your stroller fold up to a compact, easy-to-carry size with the other.
  • The Simplicity has an easily-accessible basket that can be removed from the frame.

Other Factors To Consider:

  • Chicco offers a wide range of accessories, so you can pick up your entire travel system here.
  • Chicco also has good twin and double strollers (see here), if you have multiples or children who are close in age.

Weight: Goody: 6.9 kgs, Simplicity: 7.1 kgs (without accessories) 
Appropriate for: Goody – newborns to 22 kgs; Simplicity – newborn to 15 kgs
Available at: Chicco stores across the city, priced at $2,098 for the Simplicity (currently on discount from $2,398) and$3,898 for the Goody.

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Phil & Ted’s GO™

This company is another one that makes great baby gear. With the Go, it’s offering more than just an umbrella stroller. This compact buggy delivers exceptional functionality in a small package.

What We Love:

  • It folds small for flights and yet is sturdy
  • It’s lightweight to carry and can be opened, closed and folded with one hand.
  • It has a smooth and quiet one-hand recline which makes it usable even for newborns.
  • You can even add an extra buggy to make it a double stroller! What’s even better is that the second stroller sits at the back not at the side – perfect for narrow Hong Kong streets.

Other Factors To Consider:

  • Compatible with the alpha infant car seat
  • You could opt for the lightweight, softshell newborn cocoon as an additional accessory and make this is parent-facing buggy.

Weight: 5 kgs
Appropriate for: From birth
Available at: This was previously available at Mothercare and Baby Central though its currently out of stock. You can order directly from Phil & Ted’s website for around $2,000, but the shipping costs the same as the stroller so you might want to wait until it’s back in stock in the 852! Alternatively, you can shop it on Amazon Global, shipping costs may vary.

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Other Great Strollers To Consider For Hong Kong’s Terrain

Standard Strollers In Hong Kong

Britax Compact Stroller, available at Eugene Baby

Stokke Xplory X Stroller, available at Mothercare

Silver cross classic strollers, available at K11 MUSEA

Lightweight Strollers In Hong Kong

Quinny Yezz Buggy, available at various stores in the city

Aprica Luxuna Comfort, available at Babyonline

Combi Sugocal Light (here) or the Combi CFS Compact Folding Stroller (here), available at various stores in the city

Combination and Double Strollers In Hong Kong

Inglesina Twin Sketch double pushchair, available at Eugene Baby

Mountain Buggy Nano Duo Buggy, available at Baby Central and Mothercare

COSATTO double stroller, available at HKTV Mall

Quinny Hub Duo stroller, available in-store

Phil & Teds Dot Buggy, available at Amazon Global

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Editor’s note: This post was originally published in March 2018, updated by Anita Balagopalan in July 2020, and updated again in January 2022 by Alex Purcell Garcia.

Featured image courtesy of Getty Images, image 1 courtesy of RODNAE Productions via Pexels, image 2 courtesy of Bugaboo, image 3 courtesy of Doona via Facebook, image 4 courtesy of GB Pockit, image 5 courtesy of Babyzen via Facebook, image 6 courtesy of Chicco, image 7 courtesy of Phil & Ted's via Instagram, image 8 courtesy of Getty Images.

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