With numerous choices out in the market these days, is it any surprise that most parents feel totally overwhelmed when it comes to selecting a stroller?
For example, there are strollers for jogging and strollers for walking, light-weight strollers and 4WD strollers. There are combo strollers and travel system strollers, single strollers and double strollers. And this can be only a small list; the choices are, quite honestly, endless.
To help you whittle down your list, here are four things to consider when buying a stroller.
Budget: Before you even enter into selecting a stroller for your little one, it’s advisable to figure out a budget and, as much as possible, stick to it – it’s very simple to get overwhelmed by choice and get lead wide once you’re in the shop. however a little bit of analysis goes a long way in determining what you can get for your money, and this is nearly as good at starting point as any.
Purpose: Decide what you’ll mainly be using your stroller for. If you’re an active one who plans on running or maybe walking on regular basis with your baby, then look at buying a stroller that’s suitable for all-terrain, which may be a bit sturdier and solid in its build and handling.It’s also worth looking at a model that has the option of adjusting and protection wheels, as these options will make it easier for running over different terrains.
If you’re looking for something to keep in the back of the car to be used around the mall, you may invest in an ‘umbrella’ stroller – while these are generally not as durable, they are light-weight and easier to fold and carry.
Weight: the weight and size of a stroller can generally relate to its purpose – for example, the all-terrain strollers will weigh more and be bigger than the umbrella strollers. It’s important to see that neither parent will struggle with the weight and size when pushing it. Also consider how much having a child and a couple of shopping luggage can impact the weight and mobility of the stroller.
If you’re willing to buy a bigger stroller, you can even consider investing in an umbrella stroller as well; at least that way you’ll have a light-weight one that’s easier to carry and transport for journeys alone to the shops.
Safety is a must:Whether you already have a little one, or your baby is still on the way, one thing is for sure: Your child’s safety is your 1st priority.
Keep an eye out for safety-oriented options, like reliable brakes and a safety harness. A five-point harness, for example, is the most secure fastener type, according to Consumer Reports.
Once you bring home your baby stroller, keep safety at front end by follow the given directions and using the product for its intended purpose only. As an example, don’t use a standard stroller for exercise excursions when a jogging stroller is better suited for such activities.