It can be very frustrating to discover that you can’t fit your stroller through the supermarket checkout, especially if you have already unloaded all the shopping from your cart. And trying to get your pusher through some train station automatic turnstiles is nigh on impossible. The Curio Avventura stroller was specifically designed to fit through narrow Japanese train station turnstiles and is also automatically collapsible if you need to carry it on to the train, meaning getting both you and baby out of any tight situations is a simple affair.

The stroller is still in the concept stage, but if the design features of the prototype model are anything to go by, this is one concept that manufacturers should be taking a very close look at. The telescopic hood offers UV protection from the sun and the black fabric is removable and washable. The grocery basket is conveniently located below the seat and can carry up to 11 pounds (5 kilograms) of shopping. The width of the rear wheels is only about 20.5 inches (52 centimeters) so manipulating the stroller through busy shopping centers and tight aisles is a breeze.

It looks like there may even be an option to attach the stroller to a bike - a little like the Taga stroller - although riding through busy city streets should probably be avoided with a baby on board.

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