How to Pick a Stroller

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Picking a stroller is usually one of the most overwhelming parts of preparing for your new baby. With so many models, brands, types, and features, it would be hard not get at least a little stressed out. By asking yourself the following five questions, you should be able to greatly narrow down your choices.

How Long Do You Want to Use It?

Strollers can only be used for a specified age group. Some are only for newborns and others can only be used after your baby is 6 months old. However, some strollers transition so that you can use them for longer periods of time.

Where Will You Be Using It?

Different strollers are made for different terrain. You would not want to use a bulky jogging stroller for a trip to the grocery store. Consider where you will be going most often. If you suspect you’ll be using it for many different terrains, you may want to think about getting more than one stroller.

What Kind of Accessories Do You Want/Need?

While you can find things like adjustable handlebars, cupholders, and snack trays separately, it’s always nice to have these things included. Think about what things would make travelling with your baby easier. Do you need a big basket underneath for storage? Make sure to check for it.

How Often Will It Need to Be Transported?

Some strollers aren’t the easiest to throw in the car and go. On the other hand, some are absolutely perfect for that. Factor in how much you will be travelling with your baby. Get a lighter, easier to fold stroller or a car seat frame, which you can snap your baby's car seat right in to.

How Much Are You Willing to Spend?

This, of course, is an obvious consideration and should probably be noted before anything else. How much you are willing to pay will determine the quality of the stroller you buy and the features you can get.
The biggest factor to consider is safety. Check online to make sure that the stroller you are considering it has not been recalled and is up to code. After everything has been taken into consideration, you can rest assured that your baby will be travelling safely.

By: Alecia Stanton

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