Two weeks ago, I attended the Aprica stroller launch at the Power Plant. BDW and I just bought a travel stroller for BDW (a Maclaren Volo) and were actually looking at other stroller brands, thinking about what to buy should baby #2 come. We’ve replaced our trustworthy Ashworthy because it just became so hard to bring and to maneuver. It didn’t really “grow” with us as we intended it to be and the front right wheel of the stroller would just not cooperate — like those wayward wheels in grocery carts that just refused to go in a straight line. We bought a new stroller because we wanted a light yet sturdy pair of wheels for DW that we can bring along when we travel.
Aprica is a Japanese brand and is now making its entry in the Philippine market. It’s currently only available at SM’s Baby & Co but will be available in other stores soon.
I was going through the styles they have on display and I focused on these two items:
The Laura Guild stroller (Php26,995)
This is a beautiful stroller that is just lightweight and absolutely functional. My favorite feature is that you can arrange the orientation of the stroller so that you can push the cart with either the baby facing you or away from you. The wheels and gears adjust automatically. One thing I was looking for when we were shopping for strollers when I was still pregnant is a parent-facing stroller so that I can look at DW and be able to check on him. Although our old stroller had a little window on the hood so that I could see DW, it’s just not the same with having your baby face you.
High/Low Bed Chair (Php15,999.75)
Well, this was just amazing! It’s a high chair that also converts into a bed and rocker. It’s certainly one of those gadgets that grows along with your kid. DW has a Fisher Price rocker and a high chair but I’ve never thought the two could actually be one and the same gizmo! But then again, Aprica is a Japanese brand and the Japanese really are innovators.
I asked parents awhile ago via twitter what they look for in a stroller and if a stroller may be considered an investment (considering how much they cost nowadays!). Those who answered back just wanted the basics and did not look for the “bells and whistles”. The price points for Aprica strollers, car seats and carriers are higher than the usual brands that you see in department stores and baby boutiques. For parents though, it’s another great brand to consider for your little one’s comfort and safety. The more options the better I say! To Aprica, thanks for the invite and good luck!
To know more about Aprica go to . The official facebook page of Aprica Philippines is here: Aprica Philippines