A kind CG mate passed us a hand-me-down light-weight Combi stroller. It is strong and sturdy and yet very compact and easy to carry around, slung over the shoulders, when folded. Due to reflux, Joram finds it more comfortable to be upright and thus we can even let him use the stroller (which cannot be put to a lying down position unlike a pram). All we need are a neck pillow as a back brace and the sling as a neck cushion and... Voila! It is even comfortable enough for him to fall asleep in while we travel!
My husband was already pretty impressed that I could pack so many things onto our big old pram but to do so onto a light-weight stroller??? Let me prove that it can still be done!
1) Using 4 heavy duty S hooks, I hung the groceries at the 4 'corners' of the stroller to stabilise it.
2) Next, I put all 7 big board books from the library in the bottom basket and placed our huge diaper bag onto velcro hooks at the handle bar. The stroller should not be at risk of toppling backwards due to the bag's weight by now.
3) Finally, our 3 older children's umbrellas were securely hung on the handle bar behind the bag so that they wouldn't jut out at all.
So that's how I work my packing magic! LOL The stroller is really well-built to withstand the amount of weight it has to carry from time to time despite being already so well-used.
P/S: The above pic shows how I dry the umbrellas effectively in a way that does not take up floor space and is out of the way. *grin*