How to choose the best stroller for your baby
Preparing for the arrival of a new baby is challenging and exciting, especially for a new mom (or dad!). Chances are, you are being bombarded by a wealth of information, suggestions, and criticism on how you should or shouldn’t spend your money. Despite what everyone around you has to say, the most important aspect of making decisions is how you personally feel about what you want to buy for your baby. One of the most essential items is a stroller. Although it may seem like buying one is easy, there are many factors to consider when you need to find the best stroller for your child.
THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN CHOOSING THE BEST STROLLER FOR YOUR BABY
Comfort during the trip
I think the best way to take your baby with you wherever you go is with a travel system, at least when your child is a baby who cannot sit alone. A travel system comes with a car seat, a car seat base, and a stroller. You can fasten your baby in the car seat and then fit the car seat into the stroller. This is convenient because you don’t have to worry about waking up a sleeping baby when you want to put him in the stroller. This is an easy way to get your baby in and out of the car. However, some of these strollers can be a bit bulky and will barely fit in your trunk. Also, travel systems are expensive depending on the brand. Personally, I think it would be smart to buy a stroller and car seat separately. Almost all Graco car seats will fit in any Graco stroller, but the make of the stroller does not necessarily have to match the make of the car seat. Read the labels and you may be able to take shortcuts and save some money. When your baby can sit alone, you can use the stroller without having to hold the car seat. Convertible travel systems therefore grow with your baby so you don’t have to buy another stroller later.
Do you have an active lifestyle?
There are strollers designed with exercise addicts in mind. If you are someone who exercises regularly, your baby could accompany you. Jogging strollers are made so babies do not move while you are moving at a faster rate than when you are walking. Consider where you jog or run. There are strollers that you can use on different types of trails and terrain. The wheels are larger than a standard stroller for a smooth ride on bumpy sidewalks or dirt roads. Jogging strollers are generally not recommended for newborns. They are also larger and bulkier than standard strollers, so keep that in mind when you want to store them in your trunk. So if your goal is to lose that weight after pregnancy, a jogging stroller is the best stroller for you.
When you go out with your baby, you must bring extra luggage. Specifically, you generally need to bring a diaper bag in addition to your own purse. Depending on how many belongings you want to carry, the size of the storage container is important. Some strollers come standard with separate cup holders and trays for mom and baby. You can add accessories to the stroller if you need more space to store toys, blankets, and bottles.
If you have two or more children who need to ride in strollers, consider purchasing double strollers or multi-child strollers. There are strollers that have seats next to each other, and others that seat the children one behind the other. It all depends on how you choose to take your children. These are obviously larger than normal strollers, and they are bulky and heavy. However, the convenience of being able to push your kids at the same time makes the weight and size worth it. It’s so much easier to tie up all your kids than it is to try to juggle everyone with just two arms.
Strollers can come with canopies to prevent your baby from getting wet in the rain and also protect babies from the harmful rays of the sun. Like cars, damping and braking functions are important for strollers. You can also buy nets to keep insects out.
Do your research
Fortunately, parents are not alone in this world! The Internet is the best place to go when you want honest reviews and opinions from other parents who bought the same product you are interested in buying. Read the reviews, weigh the pros and cons, and make an informed purchase. Although the Internet is a great place to shop for strollers, you should probably go to a physical store and sell a few to get an idea of what you want to buy online. That way, you could calculate the size, weight, and maneuverability of the stroller.