When it comes to buying a baby stroller, it needs to be treated as important a decision as buying a crib or a baby car seat. There is so much to make choice from and each baby stroller will come with many features. The range of baby strollers for sale will range in price from the less expensive to expensive. This is why it is important to get the best stroller from the very start. While keeping a budget is key, it may be wise to spend a little more cash for a baby stroller at the start, instead of buying a cheap model and having it fail after a short while.
Safety first and foremost is one of the important features to consider when choosing a baby stroller. Purchasing a stroller from a store instead of second hand makes it much easier to check for the required safety features which should be present in baby strollers.
An important safety feature to check for is that the stroller has a good braking system. And make sure the stroller has the correct safety harness. Also important is to check that there is a crotch strap present as well. A crotch strap will stop your baby from slipping out of the stroller. Comfort features which are nice to have are adjustable handles. If there will be more than one of you who will be pushing the stroller, having adjustable handles can be useful.
Another feature you may also think about is if the stroller is made exactly from washable material. Either that or has Scotch guard protection. This will limit staining. Newer models of strollers are now usually built with stain guard fabrics.
Storage space will also be helpful in a stroller. It is nice to have space for things such as a diaper bags, baby formula and other items, as well as having space for extra bags.
Aside from storage space consideration, the next thing to check is how easy it will be to store the stroller. You will want a stroller that will fold down and open up easily. This will help when moving that stroller in and out of the car or storing it away. None of us want to be fighting with a stroller each and every time we need to use it.
If you’re a more sporty parent, you may be considering the jogging stroller. This type of stroller is great for the parent who wants to get some exercise with their baby. The one thing to watch for with these strollers is that they are not made for carrying extra bags and are generally not that light either.
And the jogging strollers are usually not recommended for new born babies.
If you are planning on exercising, your best bet maybe purchasing two separate strollers. One of them for daily use and the other one for jogging or running.
But what it comes down to is the main features that you will need on a regular basis. Safety features are very important but some parents will find it useful to have more storage in there strollers. And some parents will look to have a stroller that is light and easy to store.
It will help to make a note of the features or characteristics you are looking for in a stroller before you go shopping and also spend time doing research on particular brands to see if any fit your needs best.