When my husband and I were looking for a stroller back in early 2021, we visited the Mothercare store at HarbourFront Center expecting to spend about SGD700. But we walked out with a stroller purchase that cost us almost double the initial budget. After close to 2 years of use, do we feel that the Cybex Mios stroller is worth the price?
The short answer is yes. We find that the comfort, functionality, and design justify its price. Read our Cybex Mios review below!
Introduction to the Cybex Mios Stroller
The Cybex Mios stroller is a compact city stroller designed for urban parents – it combines safety, design, and functionality. The Cybex Mios stroller frame is compatible with 4 different attachments so as to meet the needs of you and your child while you are on the go.
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- For ultimate lie-flat comfort for your newborn, attach the Lux Carry Cot.
- For a lightweight alternative attachment that is suitable for traveling with newborns, pick the Mios Lite Cot.
- If you would like to switch between car and foot seamlessly, the Cloud Z i-Size infant car seat is ideal.
- If you would like to get a seat that lasts you from the newborn to toddler phase or you have multiple children sharing the stroller like me, then go for the Mios seat pack.
What to Look Out For When Choosing A Stroller
When choosing the best baby stroller, many of the mommies we surveyed considered factors such as weight/bulkiness, price, foldability, safety, and comfort for the baby.
Like many of the mommies surveyed, my husband and I had foldability and comfort as our top considerations before choosing our stroller. We went to a store to test and compare different strollers before deciding on one and we would highly recommend new parents do the same. It’s important to try out features like the folding mechanism and feel the material in person since it might be one of the costlier purchases for your baby. After testing out the strollers in person, you can then consider purchasing them online after comparing prices to get the best deal!
Before purchasing a stroller, it is worth noting these top pieces of advice from the mommies surveyed, besides the considerations above:
- Frequency of usage or purpose: how often will you use it, and think about the occasions you need to use the stroller for
- Mileage: get a stroller that you can use from birth to toddlerhood
- Sturdiness: If budget allows, get a sturdier stroller because people may bump into your stroller while you’re out and about. Lightweight strollers may not offer that kind of protection
- Having more than one: you can consider having more than one stroller for various reasons. You can own one for jogging and one for traveling around.
How I Feel About the Cybex Mios
For both of our children, we have used the Cybex Mios stroller (with the Mios Seat Pack) since they were newborns. In their first few months, we followed a daily routine of going for an evening walk before bedtime. This practice was established to counter the “witching hour” where they tend to be fussier and being outdoors helped calm them down. Instead of using a baby carrier, we pushed them around in the Cybex Mios so that it’s more comfortable for them. They also got to see more of their surroundings once they had longer awake windows and were more curious.
In the newborn phase, the ability to switch to a backwards-facing orientation was helpful since we could check on them easily and they would feel more assured looking at us too. Now that our second child is slightly older, we only use the forward-facing orientation. Switching between both orientations is easy and can be done on your own in just a few seconds.
Be it indoors in malls or outdoors in parks, we found the Cybex Mios to be steady even on uneven surfaces. You can “feel” the suspension when pushing the stroller and this was one of the key points that attracted us to the stroller when we tested it out at the Mothercare store. Coupled with the soft and breathable inlay and large canopy, our children would often rest comfortably and even take long naps when we were out.
We also like the ease of folding the stroller, especially when facing forward. As we usually load the stroller in our car boot after we secure the children in their car seats, it’s a bonus that we can do it fast to keep the children from waiting too long. It’s also quite flat when folded so it doesn’t take up too much space in the car boot.
Pros of the Cybex Mios
Cons of the Cybex Mios
Cybex Mios vs Bugaboo Butterfly vs Babyzen YOYO²
While the Bugaboo Butterfly 3 and Babyzen YOYO² are also great stroller options, we picked the Cybex Mios over them because we found that it was an all-rounder in terms of design, maneuverability and ease of folding, after trying all strollers in store.
One downside of the Cybex Mios, however, is that it is not cabin-size and hence may not be ideal for travelling. It is more suitable for daily use.
Places to Purchase the Cybex Mios
Overall Thoughts on the Cybex Mios
After 2 years of using our Cybex Mios stroller, we think the high price is justified. We find the quality and design of Cybex strollers unrivaled, and we even recently purchased a Cybex Libelle, a cabin-friendly stroller, for our upcoming travel.
We would recommend the Cybex Mios to parents who are looking for a stroller that is:
- Comfortable and steady
- Sleek and stylish
- Easy to fold and store
To end off this post, I would like to give thanks to the sweetest mommies, who replied us amidst their busy schedules to make this review possible:
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