Despite always being told Imtiyaz looks a lot like his Mama (minus the skin colour), he obviously did not inherit his height from me.
From birth till now, his height and weight almost always exceeded the size chart pediatricians use. And at the age of 4, I am again, suddenly on the lookout for a stroller that would let him sit or nap comfortably in them, without the head hanging out.
We’ve used the Maclaren Quest for more than 4 years now, and I have to say I am still loving it’s simplicity, sturdiness, easy to maneuver and the compact umbrella fold. For the whole period of usage, I haven’t even gone back for servicing of its wheels or anything even when the light weight feature has long been overcome by carrying a 23kg child in it.
If I don’t have the height problem now, I wouldn’t trade it for another stroller, I guess.
But since about a year ago, whenever he naps in it, he’d have to depend on the sun shade as extender to the seat, to be able to hold his head properly. I don’t think the sun shade would be able to support this any longer because he seems to grow every single day! And to go without a stroller whenever we go out now is totally out of the question because it’d definitely add to the stress – being too active, and refuses to being held and all. I’m sure most of you would know.
So. I’ve been looking around, and until now, only Cybex can accomodate his height. Well, at least he gets to nap comfortably eventhough the leg position doesn’t look too good. But does he have a choice? Even then, when sitting up straight, the back of the seat still lack of a few centimeters.
I know some joggers have higher backs, but I prefer umbrella fold ones for the convenience.
Would appreciate it if anyone can advice me on this – any make, as long as they are sturdy and doesn’t cost too much. By the way, I love the Silver Cross Dazzle, but would Imtiyaz fit in?
p.s. Can’t believe I’m still researching on strollers when my son is approaching 5! The joy of having a tall one, huh? 😉