Wednesday 21 September 2016

CocoLatte Pockit Stroller

I've been wanting to write about our latest stroller but haven't had the time till now. It's by far the only stroller that we've ever owned that can fit into my backpack!

Yup, it's the legendary Pockit, the world's smallest folded stroller.

There are two brands (that I know of) that produces the Pockit stroller: Goodbaby and CocoLatte. I bought the latter because it 1) was cheaper (I paid only S$199), and 2) was not out of stock.

The key difference between the two is probably the material and colour of the seat (CocoLatte does not have as many colours) but it does not affect the functionality of the stroller so I'm not bothered by it.

CocoLatte Pockit Stroller
(ordered on Qoo10)
Look at how small it is!

The smallest fold as seen above requires you to fold the two back wheels in but you can also choose not to fold it in (it's a faster close).

Here's a video of how the Pockit works (by GoodBaby):

I bought it when my boy is about 1.5 years old and he rides in it till now.

My boy testing out the stroller for the first time

I brought it to Tokyo and packed it into my backpack as I had planned to bring onboard the plane. It was the first time that I was able to bring his stroller onboard the plane and use it the moment we landed.

Left: Pockit stroller kept in my backpack;
 Right: We brought both our lightweight strollers for the trip so that both kids can nap whenever they wanted.

The seat can't be reclined though so your child may have difficulty sleeping. My kids sleep anywhere as long as they are sleepy so it didn't pose a problem for us (as you can see below).

My boy sleeping soundly in the stroller while we had our dinner

I sometimes carry it around in a big recycle bag and it works too. Because it is so easy to carry around, I've taken a bus with my two kids and the stroller alone and had no problems =)

The Pockit stroller fits nicely into my recycle bag

In summary, the pros and cons of the stroller are:

  • Small enough to fit into your backpack/ big totebag
  • Does not take up space in your car boot/ storeroom / etc
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to navigate and push
  • Relatively inexpensive (cost about S$200-300)

  • Very small canopy and basket
  • Seat cannot recline
  • Require some practice to open and close the stroller
  • Cannot hang heavy things on the handle
  • Not suitable for babies younger than 6 months
  • Not suitable for children heavier than 15kg

Overall, if you're looking for a toddler stroller that's compact and light then I highly recommend this.

If you need a stroller that can serve as your trolley or baby's bed but still lightweight then you might wanna consider my Peg Perego Pliko Mini (will write about it soon as I love it just as much! =D). If you need a heavy-duty double stroller, you can consider our Baby Jogger City Select, which is great for when both kids need to nap.

Yes I know, that's a lot of strollers in one house! (*laughs*). We have owned at least 5 strollers in the time that we have become parents and these are the ones that I really love =)

Happy stroller-strolling everyone! =)
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