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A stroller suitable for very hot places where malaria and dengue fever are a problem - not black, good ventilation & canopy

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Meabh • 29 Aug 2022

Hi Eli,

So I work in the humanitarian aid sector and will be travelling with my son Cusn who is currently 4 months, to very hot places where malaria and dengue fever are a problem. I’m trying to figure out what is the best stroller for these types of places.

Ideally it would have: good ventilation so he’s not too sweaty, not to be black (heat trap), have a really good sun canopy (large enough), have a reliable mosquito net accessory, be relatively airplane friendly (I don't need hand luggage size necessarily but not a total beast would be good), and recline so he could have a nap on the go.

The other half of the year I live in Ireland and am pretty outdoorsy (lots of trail walking) so if there was a stroller that was robust enough to do all that, well that would be amazing, but I get that I might need two different strollers, one for travel snd one for home. The heat and malaria issue is my biggest concern.

Eli • 29 Aug 2022

Hiya, Meabh,

I'll start with the second part of the question which seems easier :-D For trails and everyday use, my own choice would be a Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 which is handy enough for everyday but can tackle most terrains. The Baby Jogger City Elite 2 would be even better though it is a larger one.

They actually could work in warm weather though mostly they are on the darker side (just the Barre color is grey, not black, though that will probably not be what you need) so I would perhaps recommend getting an Oyster Zero which they make in multiple colors, including very light grey or yellow. A great thing about it is that is has an awesome, large canopy, and even if not crazy ventilated on the seat (not many of these light pushchairs are), it has a spacious seat, enough air around the kid, and enough space even for a nice breathable seat liner (e.g. Aeromoov).

I would also mention the Valco Snap line which has a nice and large hood (extra large in the Trend subline) and the possibility to add SPORT inflatable wheels which could make it more all terrain for you. Again, just ventilation in the back, though the Aeromoov or a different breathable liner could be a great help there, too.

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