We got our new buggy on Saturday (8th May). I was so excited about its arrival that it didn't occur to me that it was the wrong size, wrong color. Only after the delivery man left that I asked myself why was this new buggy bigger than the one we got from Make a Wish Foundation.
I put Jonathan on it and he looked like a small fish in a big tank..haha. Thought I should bring him downstairs for a walk but it was already too hot so we didn't do it, which was good cos we had to exchange it :)
Harith came back from his music classes and said the size is absolutely wrong. He was amused that I didn't even see the obvious signs that this new buggy was the wrong one..haha. Well... I was blinded by excitement LOL!
Ours was 14" and the color green teal (but in the photos below, they look blue haha)
Ok...so we got the exchange on Monday morning.
Yesterday, we tired it out. We went to Changi Airport because it was less crowded to try on the escalators too.
travelator just above the train station that connects Terminal 3 to Terminal 2. We were walking T2.
Before we left, we went to the viewing gallery that had a display on the history of Changi Airport and while standing infront of a big mirror, we took this:
Now...more about the buggy:
The leg rest - Looks like the front of the normal wheelchair. We have to swing the foot rest to the sides when folding the buggy. The front wheels are blocked by the seat. I have to look left and right before landing the buggy from the escalator. Almost got stuck on the top of the escalator earlier.
The buggy seat is comfortable. There is a kind of material strip on the middle of the whole seat that is kind of heatproof. So sitting on the buggy will not be too sweaty for Jonathan.
The only drawback is the handle bar.
One thing good about the backrest is that it's adjustable to the contour of the body. The double side straps on velcro, allows you release the tension if you don't want the backrest to be too upright (picture below)
All in all, it's a sturdy and good buggy. It's whole frame is metal and it's strong. Although it's heavy, it's still manageable when we carry (well ... Harith has been the one doing the carrying.) 10 kilos (approx 20 pounds). The suspension is good and Jonathan seems comfortable in it. But I still have to make adjustments to his backrest so he will be more comfortable.
So goodbye to the Maclaren buggy. It was good while Jonathan could fit in it :)