How to choose the right baby stroller?

Before buying a stroller for your baby here are some important considerations to take into account:

Take the stroller for a test drive, fully loaded and choose the one you maneuver easily.
The stroller should be stable enough to not tip over when in use. If the stroller has a reclining seat, it should not tip backward when the baby lies down.
Make sure it is easy to fold, unfold and can be easily stored.
Check how much trunk space it may take.
Make sure the height of the handles are comfortable for you.
A five point harness is highly recommended.
Foam-covered handles are very comfortable.
Stroller's accessories such as trays,toy bars,drink holders and rain hoods can be purchased separately.

Consider which type of stroller best fits your lifestyle

The best stroller for your baby is the one that suits your needs. Consider your activities, the number of babies or toddlers who will be using it, the size of your storage space and the design that is appealing to you.

Here are some types of strollers to consider:

Travel Systems

Chicco Cortina KeyFit 30 Travel System stroller

Most travel systems include a coordinating car seat that clips easily into the matching stroller so you don't have to worry about waking or moving baby.
Was parking a problem?
When using travel systems it is very tempting to keep your baby in her/his car seat for prolonged periods of time—you should know that it is not recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Stroller frames

Graco SnugRider Infant Car Seat Frame Stroller Black

From the same reason written above it is recommended to use those for short trips only?

Lightweight strollers

Chicco Liteway Stroller Fuego

A great choice for older children.
They are easy to set in the car and are compact.
The light weight strollers are easy to push.
Practical for short trips.
Lightweight strollers come in many styles, such as umbrella strollers,lightweight tandem strollers, and jogging strollers.

Jogging Strollers

Baby Jogger City Elite Single Green Sport

These are quite durable thus suitable for walking, jogging and running.
Some come with accessories like plug-ins for I-pods and cup holders.
Double jogging strollers are also available.

Safety Guidelines for Jogging Strollers

It should come with a hand brake for sudden stops.
These are generally not safe for babies under 6 months who cannot sit up.

Double Strollers

Baby Jogger City Mini Double Orange Grey

These are handy for twins or young toddlers.
The children can seat next to each other or in front of each other.
There are also triple strollers available.

Shopping online for Baby Strollers

If you want to save your money, consider buying your Baby Stroller online.
I also recommend to check your local baby store and compare prices.

Take a moment and check these online offers, usually you can save quite a lot.

Or use this Practical Search Box to compare prices

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