Thursday, December 23, 2010

Maclaren Baby

Aydein has been a Maclaren baby ever since he was.. well, a baby. I could still remember how excited I was the first time I pushed him on his stroller. He was a few months old, and the first place we took him of all places was to the PC Fair at PWTC.



Although there are many other brands available in the market, we chose Maclaren for it's simplicity, practicality, and most importantly, it's light weight.

The stroller was one of the closest things we had to us when it comes to baby-stuff besides diapers and milk. Everywhere we go, it goes with us.

We had it when we went shopping,

When we went traveling,


When we meet our friends,


Or simply when we go out visiting places.


That's why, when it was taken away from us the night we got robbed (it was at the back, in the car trunk), we felt the loss. We even had to borrow a family's stroller when we went out recently -- which also happen to be, a Maclaren!


It sucks not having a stroller, you know. Jalan-jalan without a stroller is definitely not as convenient. So we started scouring for a new stroller, and after a lot of scouring, look what just arrived for us recently. Introducing, Aydein's new ride!


The new and dashing Maclaren Black/Champagne Quest Sport! Now that we've got the ride, who wants to go jalan-jalan with us? :)

21 comments:

RieNa said...

nawal punya stroller ntah kat mana dah. nampak sgt jarang keluar jalan2. huhu.

takpa, nanti boleh beli baru. yeay!

RuZaNNa said...

Wahhh.. Aydien dah dpt new ride.. so when the parents are going to buy a new ride??? :p
You mmg minat Maclaren ek? mmg brand loyalty betul.. :)
Have fun riding the new stroller Aydien..

p!nkerton said...

i pun suka mclaren strollers- lightweight, smooth & umbrella fold function. best :D

Thara said...

kak riena :
ahh yes stroller biru yang ada bunga2 tu kan? very sweet, i like! janganlah hilangkan, u'd need it the next time pegi zoo nanti!

ps : seb baik ada stroller pinjam masa tiqah pi zoo haritu, kalau tak mau patah kaki!

anne :
tengah tunggu anne sponsor la ni! haha. still collecting the fulus babe. we're planning to get a decent car la kali ni. kalau bole nak try avoid malaysian cars, sbb itu nak kene kumpul budget sket dulu, but see la how nanti mcm mana. silap2 back to wira again :P

yeah i like maclaren for it's practicality and lightweight. sebab penah jugak try my friend punye of a different brand, tapi mcm kureng sket, sebab agak gabak. maclaren dia mcm compact and easy to manage, sebab itu masih menjadi pujaan hati sampai skarang :P

pinkerton :
kan! i love maclaren for the same reason too! and, on top of that, it's a good stroller at affordable price kan! itu yang lagi bertambah suka tu haha :P

hushuss said...

Thara, how much is it? Misti mahal kan? tapi berbaloi because of its light weight. Klu ada baby baru huspa nak jugak try Maclaren ni, tp kena buat budget la. Sell Hazrat strollers sbb ada 2, tapi jenama My Dear dgn Sweet Cherry ja. Insyallah, ada rezeki nak try jugak Maclaren ni, mmg dari dulu berkenan, but not for Hazrat, tunggu adik Hazrat la kot.

Aydein handsome, enjoy your new ride!

Thara said...

huspa :

the price varies actually. if im not mistaken, one can get the cheapest (Volo) for RM500++. check this out http://global.maclarenbaby.com/toddler-buggy-selector?lang=en&langVar=en&lang=en&logoVar=www

but as for Quest, it's about RM700++, depending on promotion. it's actually still affordable compared to some strollers (read: Stokke) yang harga mencecah sampai RM2500++! crazy kan! bak kata Nadia, bole beli Tod's handbag satu :P hehe. besides, Maclaren ni is also an investment, sebab dia kukuh. bole pakai sampai budak dah besa. jangankan budak yg dah besa, mak yang besa pon kalau tak larat dah jalan, tumpang landing sekejap jugak! :P alah tapi apa2 stroller pon ok je, janji stroller tu safe and comfortable for baby, ye tak!

ps : wah, utk 2nd baby? bila tu? :P

MOMMY NADIA said...

Go go Quest!!yehaa!!!
For lightweight stroller, I think Maclaren mmg best, kan...
tp kalau lah I duit tak habis nak pakai kan, mmg sronok kalau dpt Bugaboo ke, Phil Ted ke,kan kan..???
dah dah Nadia stop berangan..2 stroller dah nak ape lagik ..;(

Eventho everytime pegi shopp complex bawak SSC, stroller mmg kena bawak jgak kan..so convenient to have it specially nak sangkut brg shopp'..hehehe ;)

p/s: tak sabar nk tgk parents ride plak!!

ZuRin said...

Wow! One cool ride Aydein have there. Suke jugak part lightweight tu sebab senang nak bawak masa travel.

Tapi Aniq and Harith tak merasa lagi naik Maclaren...huhuhu... even though for me the price is reasonable compared to other branded stroller me hubby doesn't believe in spending too much on kids strollers.

Apa boleh buat..currently Aniq's ride is one made in Malaysia ajer...huhuhu...:p

hushuss said...

Thara, adik Hazrat kena tunggu smpi Hazrat boleh bagitau bila dia nak pee pee dan poo poo. hahaha...Insyallah, jom sama-sama jom...hahaha

Fain said...

Thara, what about quinny zapp? It it light weight too.. What do you think about that? i in a dilemma to buy new stroller either quinny or maclaren. Help ;-)

Thara said...

nadia :
Quest is definitely the best kan! ntah lah, i may be biased sebab ive never used any stroller other than Maclaren. tapi i penah dgr reviews from other mums yang tak pakai Maclaren mula2 tapi last2 tuka jugak ke Maclaren sebab the initial brand tu mcm, not as lightweight as Maclaren. ooh ive heard of Phil&Teds, but ni first time dgr Bugaboo. best eh that stroller, u?

wahhh, dah ready-kan stroller for adik adam ke? :D both Quests? eh btw, adik adam girl ke boy? share with usss! and yes, i think stroller still plays a role even if u do have carriers, sebab at one point, your body pon penat nak "angkat berat" 10kg++ kan! :P

ps : hehe yang parents ride kene tunggu sikit sebab nak survey slow2. banyak nak kene survey ni! :P

Thara said...

zurin :
yeah, Quest especially mmg very suitable for travelling. ada je jugak Maclaren strollers yg tak berapa nak lightweight sebenarnya, you. becoz Maclaren pon banyak jenis for many purposes kan. so it depends la u nak stroller yang mcm mana. kalau mcm i, Quest mmg menjadik pujaan hati dari dulu lagi sebab i rajin jugak keluar jalan2. so i need a stroller
yang lightweight to bring around, senang nak bawak sana sini, so Quest lah jawabnye. :P

ooh i see i see. betol juge tu, alah actually apa2 stroller pon ok je you as long as it is safe and comfortable for babies kan. ;)


huspa :
fuiyo! tak lama lagi la tu kan, huss! i follow suit after u lah! :P

Thara said...

fain :

haha, kalau i cakap nanti, misti lah bunyik mcm biased sebab i ni mmg pengguna tetap Maclaren dari dulu! bayangkan, stroller pinjam pon, stroller Maclaren. so mmg tak penah pakai stroller lain dari Maclaren lah haha. but well, yang i tau, stroller ni, it depends on what you want lah. mcm i, i banyak jalan2 tau. so i need yang lightweight supaya senang nak bawak sana sini. mcm Quinny Zapp tu, it is lightweight. tapi, tak se-lightweight Maclaren. here's a little comparison that I found in the net on Maclaren vs Quinny.

Quinny Zapp :

weight : 7.8kg
folded : 70x25x29cm (length x width x height)

Maclaren Quest :

weight : 5.5kg
folded : 104x27x25cm (length x width x height)

see? Maclaren (Quest) is still lighter than Quinny (Zapp). and kalau u nak lagi ringan, Maclaren (Volo) is just 3.9kg! tapi as u can see, bila lipat, Zapp punye length pendek sikit dari Quest. i dont know if this is coming from the bias side of me (haha), tapi even bila lipat, i tengok Zapp dia mcm bulky sket dari Quest (checkout the height difference). Quest, eventhough panjang sket, tapi dia slim. so it makes storage easier. bagi pendapat i lah. :P

hope this helps!

mommaholicSURI said...

Before we decided to go for Inglesina, Quest was the preferred strolled for Oman (yang ada bulat2 tuh). Tapi masa tu dah xde stock. Pergi satu kedai lagik nih, xde jugak. hihi, xde rezeki. Aydein!! Bestnya dapat stroller baru!!!!!!!! =D
Thara, Aydein kalau jalan-jalan memang suka duduk dalam stroller yer? Oman mmg harapanla. Stroller tu pakai untuk tido jer.. most of the time, jadi tempat letak bag or shopping bags. hahah! :)

Fain said...

Thara, i've read your comment!
Thanks, muah!

Thara said...

nuurill:

ooh Inglesina ye? yeah i rmbr dulu u mcm penah buat entry abt it kan? whats the good side abt Inglesina yg menambat hati u tu eh? ringan and senang nk bwk travel mana2 jugak eh?

a'ah babe. agaknya sbb training dia dari kecik kot. so dia dh mcm biasa. lepastu pulak kitorang kan selalu jugak keluar. so dia dah mcm paham, kalau nk ikut mama papa jalan, kene be a good boy and stay quietly in d stroller. :P tp kadang kalau dia dh boring tu, meragam jugak babe. jadik tempat gantung handbag and shopping bags la alamatnye :P

fain :

hope u found it helpful! most welcome! ;)

mommaholicSURI said...

Thara, agree with you. A good training will help our kids learn how to stay calmly in the stroller or car seat. Neither both works with Oman tau. Sebabx practice betul2. Ish Ish. Really a lesson learnt. Kalau Oman ade nanti nanti. Hik Hik.

Yeap.. Inglesina tu ringan and senang bawak travel jugak you. Plus, masa we all buat comparison2 tu, this one come from Italy (x silap i) and the brand guite different with kebanyakan orang guna. Konon nak unik jugaklah ni. Hahahaha.

worryfather said...

Hi Thara,

My daughter doesn't like to sit in stroller. She doesn't like to be carried either. She wants to run around when go out. So, it is very tiring to chase her, hold her tight, keep an eye on her every time.

It is good that Aydein likes to sit in stroller, at least you have successfully trained him. :)

Thara said...

nuurill :
ape nuurill? kalau oman ade ADIK nanti nanti ke? bila tu? :P yes babe, it's all in the training. i tak berjaya nak train aydein to sit quietly in the car seat lagi. ntah lah, tak sampai hati pon ada. somehow personally i rasa ada "bonding" kalau aydein dudok depan dgn i hehe. tapi tu lah, its not good kan. dok planning jugak nak train aydein dudok dlm carseat, tapi tak tertrain-train. :P

hehe mmg unique la u, sbb mmg i jarang sekali dgr that brand! but like i said, as long as the stroller is safe and comfortable for our babies, that's the most important thing kan ;)

Thara said...

worryfather :

aww really? yes i can imagine how tiring it is for you to be chasing your daughter here and there and carrying her when shes tired of walking/running! but thankfully in most malls nowadays, there is this kind of stroller-ride that you can use to put your baby in, while you do your shopping. not sure how much, bcoz ive never used them. but maybe u can consider using that in case your baby gets out of hand? :P

yes, im thankful we trained him from the start. it can get pretty crazy once he starts going around and out of control!

sayahappyslalu said...

yes, maclaren is very practical.. before this, we use SCR5 but it too bulky, cannot fit my Myvi boot.. We let go and get a Maclaren for my baby..