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Family gateway – D-1 at the happiest place on earth: All about the stroller!

The question was, to bring or not to bring a stroller? I and my husband want to travel light. After all his main concern was we are traveling with 3 kids and although we brought along a nanny with us, still we are going to hold 3 kids. An independent seven years old who feels like he knows everything and 2 curious little bunnies who tends to check out everything and anything. My husband said we can just rent a stroller at Disney and for me, I want to bring our dependable stroller with us. My point is why rent when we can actually save and use our own. In the end, we compromised with bringing 1 stroller with us. Our dependable Peg Perego Pliko Mini.

If you have been following me since Saffron, you would know that I have this love affair with my stroller. It was love at first sight for us. hahaha! If you have been following me since the twins, chances are you’ve seen the strollers too. If you just followed me recently this post is for you — So why do I love our Peg Perego Pliko Mini?

  1. It’s lightweight. – This compact, light pushchair (5.7 kg) can be folded with one hand (no need to bend!), hello #TitasofManila.
  1. It can stand on its own. – yes this, sold me when it was demonstrated to us before. I hate seeing strollers lying on the floor and since my husband is germ phobic, we love how Pliko Mini ensures perfect hygiene because the fabric never touches the ground.

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Brie with the new Peg Perego Pliko Mini and Bleu with our 7 y/o pliko mini.
  1. It does not tilt over – What do I mean? I saw some strollers that when you remove the kid from the chair, and you happen to hang your bag at the back the whole stroller tilts over because it has no counterweight.

Disclaimer – The non-tilt I mentioned here is based on our own experience, the bag weight is not substantially heavier than the stroller itself. Please be mindful not to leave your child and make sure to dismount your child first. Again, the safety of your child c.omes first.  Although I rave about the non-tilting, of the stroller please bear in mind that I am speaking based solely on our own experience and not for Peg Perego.
4. It has a 5.0 safety harness – The Pliko has this really nice seatbelt that you can remove without disturbing your sleeping child. – insert photo of the seatbelt.*will also insert here the video.
 5. It can transition from newborn to kid – The reclining backrest can be locked into 3 positions and folds back by more than 150°, so it is suitable from birth (and for older children as well). Pliko Mini is a great helper that welcomes your little one when he or she is tired of walking or wants to take a nap. —- on experience, the twins used this stroller at 0 and now 4, to Saffron who’s now officially 7. We bought this stroller to Korea when Saffron was just 2 and now his 7 we are still using the stroller.
 
Then: 
Saffron on our Korea trip – last 2013

The twins using the same strollers – since 2011
 
And Now:
Saffron riding his stroller at 7 y/o.
Did I mention that this is the only umbrela folding stroller in the market with a footrest?

 

5. The Ferrari of all Strollers – Yes! Peg Perego strollers are made in ITALY. Not designed in Italy and assembled in China. NO!!! It’s made in Italy, designed in ITALY. The great all-Italian quality of Peg Perego products can be seen in the details. What details? The wide seat, 3-position reclining backrest, and the 2-position adjustable footrest ensure a comfortable ride.The adjustable ergonomic handles allow people of different heights to walk comfortably while pushing. A large, practical storage basket is the finishing touch. Once folded it can be carried like a trolley case by its centralized rear handle.The height-adjustable, 5-point safety harness, the suspension wheels (lockable or swivel at the front, fixed with a centralized brake at the rear) ensure utmost safety.

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Even saffron can easily maneuver the wheels.
he likes driving the stroller.


and the 3 position reclining seat: 
 
fully upright

Semi-reclined
Bleu napping comfortably in a fully-reclined stroller maximizing with the foot-rest.

6. The Disney stroller is very expensive to rent and it’s rock solid too… Brie/ Bleu had a hard time napping while on it. I hope they would just change it to something that can be reclined.

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Brie had a hard time sleeping in the Disney stroller. Good things shes still young so no stiff neck.
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this is not allowed but, Saffron was so tired of walking.

 

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Let’s make do with what we have. =) but if we bought our old Peg Perego Saffron can easily stand on the back. Problem solved. —–lesson learned.
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This is our 7.5 years old Peg Perego PlikoP3, this model allows your toddler to stand at the back.
7. Savings: how much of you save when you bring your own? The cost of stroller rental at Disney is $120 + $100 refundable deposit. You can use the stroller the whole time your inside Disney. But after your Disney trip, you have to return the stroller. In our case, we have 2 days itinerary for Disney so That means if we will not bring our own stroller…
cost

Breakdown: $120.00 per stroller I need 2 so that $240.00 + $200.00 deposit x 2 since we are going to Disney for 2 days. So that’s = $480.00 for 2 days minus the deposit. In pesos 3,60 for stroller rentals down the drain. yikes! Now, do you believe me when I say that you should bring our own stroller? Its practical and saves you money for food, costumes, mommy funds and souvenirs? =)

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Did I just say save on souvenirs funds? —- I’ll let you know more about this on my 3rd post. Thanks for reading. =)

 

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