Why should I use a stroller liner?

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Besides adding a new style to your stroller and making your daily walks more colorful and fashionable, there are many practical reasons for using a stroller liner.

More comfort for your baby

Sitting directly on the synthetic stroller seat is very uncomfortable and sweaty in the heat. Our stroller liners are made from cool cotton fabric which feels more soft to the skin than any fabric made of synthetic fibres. The filling is nice and soft for baby to lay or sit on it.

Keeps baby cool in the heat

In hot and humid climates, babies can sweat a lot in their prams or car seats. The synthetic fibre of stroller seats does not effectively transport heat (some event get heat rashes from laying in the stroller for longer times). The cotton outer material of our liners transports the heat and sweat away from the body and dries quickly.

Improved fit in your stroller

Our stroller liners have openings sewn in for threading the stroller straps, therefore the fit is much better compared to blankets or musselin cloths used by parents to put under the baby. The stroller straps can still be closed as normal, so your pram or car seat is safe for the baby. We have custom stroller liners available for many brands of strollers that come with additional elastic straps or other features to secure it to the pram, or you can choose a universal fit liner which has a thick and stable padding so that it does not slip in the stroller.

Protects your stroller

A good stroller can be used for two kids or more, but it will not look that great afterwards… toilet training accidents, spills from the bottle, snack crumbles leave their marks. Stroller liners protect your stroller, which is especially important if you plan to resell it (there is a good market for gently used strollers!).

Removable and washable

Most stroller seats are not machine washable, plus they are complicated to unfasten and you cannot use the stroller while it’s in the laundry. Our liners and covers are machine washable on low temperature – just take it out and toss it in the laundry.

Useful accessories

We also carry a range of useful and stylish accessories. Shoulder strap covers complete your look and make the straps more soft and comfortable, bumper covers protect your bumper from dirt (and biting marks!). Handlebar covers protect the foam padding of the handlebars or cover it if it’s already worn out and make pushing the pram much more comfortable.

Reversible Custom Baby Carrier Pouch

CollageDon’t like how messy these carriers look when they are not in used with all the dangling straps & buckles? Store your soft structured baby carrier away neat and tidy and protect it from damage or dirt. The universal fit carrier pouch will be made out of fabrics of your choice. Carrier pouch has a snap closure and elastic sewn in on the sides for a snug fit.

Please check our fabric gallery and select one or two fabrics (if only one is selected, we will pick the matching plain color for the other side). (Also check our listing for teething pads which can be made for many carriers in matching fabrics).

• Universal fit, suitable for most soft structured carriers
• Machine washable

Time to finish for custom pouch: 1-2 weeks depending on current order situation (date will be confirmed upon ordering). Shipping for FREE in Singapore, competitive international rates.
See this listing on Etsy for the Custom Baby Carrier Pouch for ordering.

Personalized Baby Gift Sets available now!

_MG_5669Something new and fresh from Sunday Kids – Customized Elephants Gift Set for Baby Isabelle! She will be receiving a onesie with personalized embroidery, a custom cot size pillow with her name, a cuddly fleece baby blanket with a good size to use up to toddler age, baby soft shoes and two of our cool Bandana Bibs 💕💕💕 All items are designed by a mom and are cute as well as practical in the daily life with a new baby!

See the listing here for the Personalized Newborn Baby Gift Set.

The following items can be combined individually:

• Personalized Pillowcase embroidered with baby’s name, pillow insert included (SGD $50)
• Personalized Onesie (embroidered with baby’s initial and additional application) (SGD $30)
• Minky Fleece blanket (size 80 x 90 cm, can be used up to toddler age) (SGD $50)
• Baby soft shoes (size 6-9 months) (SGD $20)
• 2 cool Bandana Bibs (cotton / cotton musselin) (SGD $20)

_MG_5648_MG_5661_MG_5662_MG_5672_MG_5654SET PRICE SGD $150 instead of SGD $170.

MADE IN SINGAPORE!

All items are machine washable.

We use only high quality cotton fabrics. The blanket is made of U.S. imported minky fleece. Our onesies are also imported from U.S.

The onesie included in the set is size 3-6 months, as all babies have different sizes at birth, so this one will fit for sure.

Items from the set can be combined. Fabric can be chosen upon request, please inquire for a list of available fabrics and lead time (usually 1-2 weeks).

Sunday Kids at Carouselland this coming Sunday!

We’re huge fans of Carousell and do also sell there (@sundaykidssingapore)! So meet us at the inaugural Carouselland this weekend on Sunday, Dec 06 (@The Pavilion, Far East Square, 11am-8pm). Shop for our readymade stroller liners and car seat liners or inquire with us directly for a custom made version. We will be around with 70 other vendors at the bazaar, and you can join fun craft workshops and hunt for the most special Christmas gifts. See you there – we are in Booth Nr. 78!

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NMSG Christmas Party – win a new outfit for your stroller!

Ad_Voucher_NMSG-Christmas-Raffle-2015_02If you are a mommy in Singapore, there are many reasons for joining the New Mother’s Support Group – talks about parenting and motherhood, playdates, member benefits and many more! Plus, you and your little one can see Santa at their Christmas Party and win a Sunday Kids stroller liner set at the raffle – the total value is $90, so you can deck out your pram in a totally new outfit with all the accessories! Looking forward to seeing you at the event!

How to pick the perfect stroller… a guideline for parents

Unbenannt-1_03Choosing the perfect stroller for you and your little one is not an easy task. In fact, I remember that when we became parents, we had more than one lengthy discussion about the topic! There’s just too much choice on the market and what works for some parents doesn’t work for others. There is no perfect use-for-all stroller, but it depends very much on your personal situation. I tried to ease the decision by putting down the following questions which you can ask to yourself in order to narrow the choice:

Do you plan to use it mainly on the countryside or in the city?

This is maybe the factor that nails it down for most parents. If you are living in the countryside and you want to take baby for strolls over more rough terrain (I’m not talking about hiking trails, but anything that is not a paved footpath), then you have to look out for a model with some suspension and larger wheels to make the ride more comfortable for your baby. If you live in the city and plan to use the stroller there, collapsible and lightweight is all you want to go for, especially if you are taking the stroller on taxis and buses where it needs to be folded.

Also consider that if you have to use it in colder temperatures or on snowy terrain, you need wheels with some traction and a warm footmuff to add. For a hot and humid climate like Singapore, an extendable canopy made from breathable fabric (such as in the newer Maclaren models or available from Bugaboo as an extra accessory) is a good thing to have.

However, there are some other factors to consider as well:

Are you planning to have a second child soon?

If so, you may want to look for a model where you can easily attach a second seat or an extra car seat, such as the Bugaboo Donkey (a tandem model) or the City Select (a side-by-side model). If you’re planning for more time in-between, a buggy board may do for your older child when he or she gets tired or you can babywear the newborn while the older one still uses the stroller. Hence again, you have to consider that if you’re living in the city, a double pram with the seats side-by-side can be quite cumbersome to use as for example supermarket aisles are often narrow and difficult to navigate.

Do you have to attach a car seat to it?

If you’re riding taxis often or do want to stroll around with the car seat, consider a model that has the possibilty to attach the necessary adapters. It’s also convenient as you don’t have to wake up the baby who who just dozed off in the car. But bear in mind that kids should not stay in the car seat for too long, especially the younger ones as the seating position is not ideal for them for several reasons. Furthermore, after the first year you’ll move to a toddler carseat which sadly cannot be attached to almost any base whatsoever. Which brings me to the next point:

Do you plan to use a bassinet for your younger baby?

A bassinet with a completely flat position is preferred from an ergonomic point of view for the younger babies and not all brands have it as an additional accessory. Bear in mind however that it makes the stroller quite bulky and most kids prefer a more upright position from a certain age on, where they can see more. If you live in the city, a stroller with an almost flat-lay position might be just fine, or try babywearing more often. Just consider that baby needs to be strapped in safely or you have to use specific equipment to make it safe for a newborn, such as the Maclaren Carrycot.

Do you plan to use it for daily grocery shopping?

This is something that I have completely neglected when buying my first stroller, a Bugaboo Frog, that has a ridiculously small basket (it got better with the newer version, the Cameleon). This really frustrated me afterwards. If you have grocery shops around the corner, you can combine taking baby out for a stroll whilst doing your daily shopping and leave the car at home (especially if you are new parents, being able to do multiple things at a time is… just great!). A good combination between foldable with a bigger shopping basket are the newer versions of the Bugaboo Bee.

Do you plan to use it while jogging or inline skating?

Jogging stroller feature three larger bicycle wheels that keep it running straight and smooth, also over more rough terrain. Do your research if you want to use it while doing sports, as for newborns you might have to purchase specific safety equipment.

In summary…

… most parents that I know have bought one or more strollers and are alternating between different models and babywearing. By the way, if you want to keep it easy on your wallet (all that stuff adds up quickly!), you can rely on the vast market for preloved prams and strollers. I bought both my prams second-hand and am now very happy with the decision, as we moved countries with a 6 months old and what works perfectly in Europe (think wide footpaths, no need to fold strollers on public buses, long walks on the countryside) does absolutely not work in Asian megacities!

Do you have anything to add? What makes your stroller perfect or less so for you?

Custom liner for the Bugaboo Cameleon!

Happy Deepavali and we hope you enjoyed the holiday or even the long weekend!

Did you know that we also make custom stroller seat liners? These can be done for any kind of stroller and you can pick the fabrics yourself to create your dream stroller liner. You can find the available fabrics for custom orders on our Fabrics Gallery Page which is regularly updated. In addition to the top and back fabric, you can customize the entire range of accessories (strap covers, bumper cover, crotch cover, toy leash) as well as the filling (durable and quick-drying poly filling or double cotton filling). See our current Price List for more information.

And here are pictures of Anita’s gorgeous stroller liner in turquoise seashell pattern, finished just today! Perfect match with the pink hood of her Bugaboo Cameleon liner. This stroller liner has absolutely everything, from the colourful accent with the pink bias binding, super soft cotton filling, plus the complete range of accessories. Note that all our custom liners have additional elastic or a fabric slip-over pocket to make sure that the liner stays in place.

Please do inquire with us for the current lead time to finish orders as well as custom models available at info@sundaykids.sg

Or see our Etsy listing for custom liners.

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Carrier teething pads / drool pads now in store!

Babywearing is so cuddly and incredibly practical in Singapore, especially when taking public buses! Also the little ones are so much more content in the carrier (mine is 18 months old and still loves being carried around in our Manduca. I am quite grateful that she is not on the chubby side!).

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_MG_5357So, if you are also into babywearing like so many mums in Singapore, have a look at our newly launched colourful carrier pads. They are super useful as most babys like to chew on the straps and they get pretty yucky over time (especially when kids are teething and drooling a lot). So, instead of washing the whole thing (and being unable to use it for the time being), use a carrier drool pad or teething pad. While they also add style to the carrier, they protect it and you can even hang small toys or the pacifier from the ribbons that are attached to it!

_MG_5395Our drool pads are reversible and have the same or a matching pattern on the back, so you can enjoy a new style or quickly flip over if one side is slightly dirty. And when they are dirty, just quickly unfasten the snaps and toss them into the washing machine!_MG_5335_MG_5340Drool pads are universal fit and can be attached to many carriers such as the Baby Bjorn, Manduca or Tula carriers.

Find the carrier pads or teething pads here in our Etsy store – https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/shop/SundayKids?section_id=18091559&ref=shopsection_leftnav_6