It is no secret, children come with a lot of needs. A stroller is one of the vital things that you will need to buy for your little one. When it comes to picking a stroller for your child, you are faced with a lot of options starting from the model to choose. Then there is the issue of the type of stroller that will be good for you. Oh but that’s not all, you still have to scrutinize the brand and make sure their strollers are reputable. All this detective work is a must for any parent but it is very overwhelming on top of the millions of duties you have to do to ensure your little angel is well taken care of. This is where we come in. We have done all the necessary legwork and managed to answer all the questions you might have about strollers. So, before you buy a stroller for your little one, take a look at our detailed baby stroller guide. You are bound to learn something new!

TOP
  • BOB 2016 Revolution
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  • Large canopy
  • Ideal for jogging
  • Ideal for jogging
BEST VALUE
  • Harmony Urban Deluxe
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  • ASTM approved
  • Comes with a feeding tray with cup holders
  • Large undersea basket
  • Chicco Bravo LE
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  • Removable seat
  • Parent’s cup holder
  • Large storage space

BEST BABY STROLLERS

BOB REVOLUTION SE SINGLE STROLLER

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At first place is the famous BOB Revolution Single Stroller. A stroller talked about by moms with a lot of prestige and manages to live up to its name! For one, this stroller means business when it comes to creating storage for you and your child. You are provided an under-seat storage basket and compartment for storage of small items. It come recommended for children three months and above and has a magnificent ability to withstand a stunning 70 pound weight limit. Something you don’t see in many strollers, a feature that will allow you to use this stroller for a very long time before your child grows out of it. The tough 16 inch wheels equipped with great suspensions and wheel locks ensure that you can conquer any terrain you and your child come across. This makes it an excellent stroller for jogging.

Your baby’s comfort is prioritized by ensuring that the BOB Stroller comes with a large canopy for shade and a cozy padded seat. The canopy is the largest of all strollers we have reviewed! If you are into pockets, then this stroller is just for you. It also comes in a compact design that allows you to maneuver narrow paths such as supermarkets alleys such that your journeys will be limitless. We are quite impressed by the light weight of only 25 pounds. This weight makes it easy to lift and store the stroller. It is a wonder that such a light stroller can manage a limit of 70 pounds and also be so sturdy. As much as we love the BOB single stroller, we have to admit that the storage basket was a bit disappointing in terms of size. The lack of cup holders too is a downer. However, these are issues that can be fixed very easily by purchasing extra accessories. Therefore, don’t miss out on the great features this stroller has to offer you and your little one!

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HARMONY URBAN DELUXE CONVENIENCE STROLLER

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We ranked the Harmony Urban stroller second due to the great features it brings to the table. For starters, it ranks very highly when it comes to the comfort of your child. With a well-padded seat that can incline in three different positions, your child can rest cozy and happy. The handles are also padded very well giving the parents their share of the comfort. It comes in an easy to clean polyester body that only requires a wipe down with soap and water for cleaning hence low maintenance. Provided with tough wheels with suspensions for shock absorption, this stroller can handle tough terrains with ease. The front wheel swivels which gives it great maneuverability even in tight spaces. When it comes to the security of your baby, the Harmony Urban Stroller takes it with utmost seriousness thanks to the well-padded, adjustable harness; provided to keep the baby strapped to the seat. It also comes with wheel locks provided on the back wheels as a safety measure to ensure the stroller stays put even on inclined terrains. This stroller does not fall short in providing essential accessories as it comes with a feeding tray equipped with a cup holder and a large under-seat storage basket. The large canopy provided also does a great job protecting your child from any harsh weather.  The fact that the Harmony Urban meets the ASTM standards demands to be applauded as very few stroller come with this feature. We have one little qualm with the Harmony Urban which is, the stroller is very easy to grow out of due to its size. This should however not discourage you from experiencing the comfort and security it gives your child.

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CHICCO BRAVO LE STROLLER

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Another great single stroller you ought to consider is the Chicco Bravo. It comes with an ability to fold easily and can be stored in an upright position once folded. The light weight, paired with the ability to fold makes it excellent for transporting and storage. The large canopy it is equipped with is adjustable and comes with a peek-a-boo window for checking on your baby every now and then. It has a four wheel system that does a good job moving the stroller, well equipped with suspensions and wheel locks for added safety. The under-seat storage is quite impressive as it is large allowing you and your child ample storage space for your belongings. There are a few steps taken in ensuring the stroller is secure enough for your child such as the use of a well-padded harness for strapping your baby safely on the seat. Our favorite thing about this stroller is that it comes with a lot of accessories to enhance you and your baby’s comfort. For starters, it comes a removable feeding tray for your baby at the front of the seat paired with a cup holder. Another cup holder strategically placed at the back of the seat near the handle for the parent, is large enough to contain a Starbucks cup. Near this cup holder is a small zip pocket ideal for storing small items like your phone or keys. Despite all the wonderful things that can be said about this stroller, we still have an issue. The front wheels do not swivel making steering a very tiresome task. More so, in small paths. This is a rooky mistake but it should not deter you from considering it. It can function very well as a standard stroller since all other features check out.

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THULE URBAN GLIDE SPORT STROLLER

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Are you a parent who loves your morning or evening jog? Then this stroller is just for you. Just like most jogging strollers, this stroller comes with some features to facilitate its functionality. For one, it comes with an adjustable and well-shaped handle for good body posture especially when jogging. It also comes in a three wheel design with a front wheel that swivels to ensure that you can easily maneuver small paths as you jog. The rear wheels also have suspensions to further enhance this it’s performance as a sports stroller. The suspension are great for absorbing shock hence ensuring your child is safe even on rough terrains. The weight (22 pounds) is pretty light to give you an easy time pushing it while you work out. This weight also makes it easy to lift and transport when needed. When it comes to safety, this stroller does a great job to ensuring your child’s safety comes first. For one, it comes with an easy wheel lock system that involves twisting action to lock and unlock the wheels. The canopy provided is also wide enough to protect your child from any rough weather and comes with a peek-a-boo window. The fact that you are provided with a large enough under-seat basket allows you ample storage. We are however thrilled by the fact that this storage basket can zip up giving you privacy and protecting your belongings from dust. Everything about the Thule Urban is quite impressive making it your ultimate jogging stroller.

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UPPABABY G-LUXE STROLLER

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The first thing that caught our attention about this stroller is the stain and water resistant fabric. This is something many other strollers overlook yet it contributes to easy maintenance of the stroller hence very crucial. It also comes with a lightweight aluminum frame that is   easy to fold and unfold. The seat comes with sufficient padding for the comfort of your baby with the seat pad being removable for washing. Yet another plus when it comes to easy maintenance. It comes with a unique extendable canopy that is SPF protected to prevent sunrays from penetrating the fabric. Security for your baby is as tight as can be as it is manufactured with wheel locks to keep it stable and from rolling. A One-step brake is also conveniently placed that brings the seat to an immediate halt when needed. The four wheels have excellent suspensions for absorbing shock when on the road. Still on the issue of security, you are provided with a 5 point harness excellent for keeping your child strapped to the seat. Storage is another factor that this stroller optimizes on, it also comes with a large under-seat basket with a weight limit of 10 pounds, excellent for carrying your personal effects. A cup holder and a feeding tray are also available for feeding and beverage storage.  The handles are also made tall for an easy time strolling.  It is meant for children of three months and up with a maximum weight limit of 55 pounds. The issues of this stroller are with folding that is, it is too long when folded and can give you a little trouble when you try to fold it. With all the excellent features it comes with, difficulty in folding should not be a deal breaker.

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GRACO READY2GROW CLICK CONNECT

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This stroller is a double stroller that is for parents who have more than one child who still use a stroller. It comes with impressive 12 different positions for carrying your children hence you will never have a dull moment using it. You can enjoy face time with your baby by placing your child in the rare sit facing you. This way, you can play with your kid as you stroll. It also comes with a front seat, back seat and a standing platform that can stand a weight limit of 50 pounds each hence the 12 different positions. This stroller has longevity due to its large size thus your children are very unlikely to grow out of. It comes with the ability to fold easily despite its size and can be stored in an upright position to save on space. You can remove the rear seat to give access to the standing platform and the front seat. You and your baby are guaranteed a smooth ride as it is well equipped with a padded handle for your hands and comfortable seats for the babies. The front swivel wheels come with the ability to lock giving you security and maneuverability at the same time. The seat easily connects to the Graco SnugRide Car Seats hence giving you an easy time transitioning from stroller to car. As you would expect, this stroller comes with a very heavy weight of 33 pounds which may be a problem to lift and load in the car. The canopies are also small limiting the shade that can be provided by this stroller. Other than that, the Graco Ready2grow is quite a stroller. If you have more than one child in need of a stroller, you will be guaranteed a limitless experience.

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CHICCO VIARO STROLLER

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The Chicco Viaro is stroller is impressively light with an aggregate weight of only 18 pounds making it very easy to push, lift and store. It is easy to fold only requiring one hand and unfolds equally fast. When it comes to the security of your baby, this stroller knows exactly what it’s doing. It is availed with a tough swivel front wheel which comes with excellent suspensions and a wheel lock that maintains the stability of the stroller even on steep ground. When it comes to storage, this stroller goes out of its way to provide you with a large storage basket that is accessible from both the front and back.it is designed to accommodate newborn babies and up and can manage a maximum weight limit of up to 30 pounds. It comes with a strategically placed foot brake that stop the stroller fast especially when packing. The three wheel design it comes with makes it streamlined enough to fit tight spots such as supermarket alleys. It is self-standing when folded hence saving on storage space. A large canopy is also provided to shield your child from any weather you may encounter on the road. This stroller is also keen on comfort as the seat can incline in multiple positions making you decide on a position that is best for your child. The lack of a peek-a-boo window for a stroller of this caliber is somewhat disturbing but it has managed to compensate for this by having great feature. If you are looking for a stroller to take care of your child’s comfort and security needs, the Chicco Vuiaro will do it with ease.

 

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GRACO AIRE3 CLICK CONNECT STROLLER

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This stroller comes with a three wheeled design the front wheel being able to swivel. It also comes with an incredible light weight of 21 ponds making it easy to maneuver. It also comes with an easy fold aluminum frame that is strong enough to support a maximum weight of 50 pounds. Once you fold the stroller, it stays folded thanks to the latch provided which does a great job keeping the stroller closed. The Graco Aire3 has taken some great measures to ensure your child’s security is secured by providing an efficient wheel lock system that keeps the stroller stable and a harness that you to choose between the 3 point and 5 point option. It comes with the ability to self-stand once folded hence saving on storage space be it in the car or at home. When it comes to comfort, this stroller still scores highly as it comes with a well-padded seat that can recline in multiple positions which is ideal for nap time. A large canopy is also provided to give your child shade from sun or any other elements. It also optimizes on storage by availing a large under seat basket and a child’s tray with a cup holder. The parent too is considered in the making of this stroller as the pushing handle comes well-padded and there is room for a parent’s cup holder with a zip able storage bag next to it.  A major feature that we are impressed with is the compatibility to a car seat hence you will have an easy time moving from stroller to car. This stroller may be small for tall children as well as result in your child out growing it too fast. Despite this small problem, we are impressed by its features especially when it comes to looking out for your child’s security.

 

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SCHWINN ARROW SINGLE STROLLER

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If you are into jogging or running and you have a little one under your care, this stroller is designed for you. It comes with features that make it strong and safe enough for jogging. For one, it comes in a sleek aluminum frame that is strong enough to provide you and your baby a stable ride even on tough or bumpy roads. Similar to a typical jogging stroller, it has 16 inch wheels with pneumatic air tires to enable its performance even on tough terrains. The rear wheel comes with excellent shock absorption capabilities for ensuring you a smooth ride every time you go with this stroller. It is well accessorized and gives you some customization options too. For instance, it comes with a parent tray with cup holders to enhance its convenience. The option of removing the seat pad for cleaning is given making it easy to maintain. The seat pad material is machine wash friendly hence making it much easier to maintain. It also comes with a rubber handle for comfortable yet non-slip use. It come with a convenient canopy that has speakers which accept most mp3 players allowing your child to listen to some baby music as you run. We however have a little problem with the wheels when it comes to folding the stroller. You will have to remove them so as to make them fit the car. Other than this little set back, we like everything else about this stroller.

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GRACO BREAZE CLICK CONNECT STROLLER

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The Graco Breaze stroller comes with an ultra-light, weight of a mere 17 pounds hence it is very easy to carry and lift even with one hand. It folds very easily and it is quite compact making it ideal for storage and transportation. A latch is also provided to ensure that the stroller stays folded. Unfolding is also as easy as folding as it literary takes a minute. It is designed for newborn babies and up, with a weight limit of 50 pounds. This makes it ideal for all babies and gives it longevity hence very hard to outgrow.

When it comes to security, this stroller has taken the necessary steps to ensure your child is safe. For starters, it comes with a large enough canopy to provide adequate shade and it is also easily adjustable with SPF 50 for protection against UV rays from the sun. It also comes with wheel locks to keep the stroller stable and efficient brakes. The suspensions do a great job absorbing any shock and a harness is provided on the seat to secure the baby.

Well-padded seats take care of your child’s comfort. While a padded handle bar gives you an easy time pushing the stroller. A carry strap is provided to easily carry the stroller if need be. It features a front swivel wheel that does a good job maneuvering the stroller even in tight spots. We would categories this stroller as an umbrella stroller due to its light weight, a feature that is the most appealing to us. The SPF provision is also an excellent achievement which adds points to the Graco Breaze. What we frown upon is the fact that it came without a feeding tray; meaning that you will probably have to spend some cash in acquiring one. Otherwise, we really think this is an excellent and affordable stroller with all the necessities for great child’s experiences.

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HOW TO CHOOSE BETWEEN A QUALITY AND A CHEAP BABY STROLLER

If you are a mom or a soon to be mom, you have noticed that strollers come in all sorts of price ranges; from obscenely high prices to very pocket friendly ones. This begs the question, is there really a difference between an expensive strollers and the not so expensive ones and what is all the fuss about these strollers that makes them cost an arm and a leg? Also, should you go for the expensive stroller or just settle for a low cost one?

The difference between an expensive stroller and a cheaper one mostly comes down to two things, the brand of the stroller and the features it comes with. Some companies usually sell their strollers at a very high price despite having similar features to cheaper ones. This is because such companies are either known for their ability to manufacture durable products or have been in the game for so long and have gained prestige hence can afford to sell their strollers expensively.

When it comes to features, it is normal for a stroller with many extra features to come with a hefty price tag. Features such as SPF protection and great suspensions will more often than not, cost you hence another difference between a pricy stroller and a cheaper one. This is also why some individuals will opt for a very expensive stroller as opposed to a cheaper one.

The question about whether to buy an expensive stroller once and for all or to buy a cheaper one has been asked time and again. And time and again, the answer is usually the same, it depends. When it comes to the matter of price, your lifestyle plays a huge role in whether you should buy an expensive or a cheaper alternative. For one, if you cannot afford an expensive stroller, it is obviously better to look for a cheaper alternative with features that you deem important to you. If some features are missing, consider purchasing accessories.

Another factor to consider is whether you will be using the stroller often or otherwise. If your life as a parent depends on using a stroller so much, you are better off choosing a stroller that is durable and has the feature both you and your child require regardless of the price. Otherwise, I would advise on going for a moderate stroller especially when it comes to one for jogging. Testing a product before buying is very important, even when it comes to strollers. This way, you are sure you are buying a genuine product.

FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A BABY STROLLER

Unfortunately, a stroller is not something you take lightly when purchasing for your child regardless of their age. It is highly unusual to just pin point one, cross your fingers and hope everything works out. In order to make a sound decision that will serve both you and your little one’s needs, consider the following crucial factors when buying a stroller.

 Storage

When travelling with children, you never know what you will encounter on the road hence the need to always travel prepared. This is where the storage issue comes in. When buying a stroller, look for one with ample storage for your child’s items as well as yours. In this case look for a big basket for your child’s travel bag and if possible, compartments for placing smaller items such as keys and your phone. A feeding tray and a cup holder for your child is another thing you should look out for although it can be bought separately. For your own comfort, you can ensure it also comes with a parent tray and a cup holder too.

 Security

This mostly relates to your child’s security. What measures has the stroller taken to ensure your child will be safe while using it? For starters, look for a harness in the seat. This will ensure your child is well strapped and cannot fall off the stroller no matter what. Here, you can choose between a 5 point harness and a 3 point depending on your child’s age. For newborns to a year old, a 5 point harness is the best. Also, look out for the availability of suspensions and wheel locks. These two work to ensure the seat is stable even on tough terrains while suspensions also absorb shock. A brake system is another important factor you ought to consider. Make sure it is available and easily accessible.

 Stroller weight and ability to fold.

These two factors play a very big role when it comes to determining how portable your stroller will be. Look for a stroller which is light weight preferably between 20 to 25 pounds for easy lifting and carrying capabilities. Also, consider the ease in folding your stroller. Most stroller come with the ability to fold but be sure that they fold and stay folded hence a latch will be a great feature to ensure this.

 Weight limit

This is one of the important factors. If you end up buying a stroller which has a lower weight limit than your child, it will most definitely go to waste. Therefore, focus on the weight limit provided and factor in the fact that you will require to carry luggage so think of this too when you are thinking of weight limit. In this case, do not consider any stroller with a limit below 50 pounds. If you get one with a weight limit of 70 pounds and above, stick to it as it will give you great service.

 The travel system

This system helps you transfer your child from the stroller to any car with ease. If you are into this, you have two options. The first is to go for a stroller that is compatible with your car seat such that the switch will be easy. Option two, is to buy a universal frame instead. This is used to attach any car seat into the frame and use it as a stroller. Regardless of the choice you go with, you will be able to move your child without waking of upsetting him/her.

 Comfort features and accessories

When buying a stroller, comfort should be next thing you consider, right after security. The whole purpose of a stroller is in fact the comfort of your child and if you end up getting your comfort needs addressed too, then that stroller is a keeper. So, when it comes to comfort, what exactly should you look out for? Starting with your child, ensure that the seat is well padded and if possible, the straps too. While still on the seat, look for one that reclines so as to give your child an easy time especially during naps on the road. A large canopy will also shield your child from the weather and if you happen to find one with SPF, the better. When it comes to your comfort, look for items such as a tall handle, padded handle and a cup holder for your drinks. Swivel wheels are also important as they help you maneuver the seat with ease so consider that in a stroller too.

 Your budget

Even before you consider all these things, your budget comes first. When buying a stroller, look for one that comes at a price you can afford but with the features you desire in a stroller. If some features are lacking, find out if they ca be purchased and replace them. There are so many strollers out there, and they all come at different prices so, fret not, yours is somewhere waiting for you to find it.

BEST BABY STROLLER BRANDS

Every parent has a soft spot for their child, and that is why they always want the best for them, even when it comes to something as simple as stroller. When it comes to choosing a stroller for your child by brand, you are very likely to be overwhelmed as there are literally thousands of stroller brands to choose from. Believe it all not, each brand claims to be the best hence making your decision even harder. That is why we have gone out of our way and come up with top five brands that are known for their excellent strollers among other infant items.

 Britax

This is a UK based company well known for making childcare items such as strollers, car seats and chairs. They also have offices in more than five countries including China and the US. When it comes to their strollers, they come in all kinds of prices ranging from very expensive strollers to moderate and affordable strollers. What they all have in common is the expensive and sleek design as well as excellent manufacturing to incorporate every little aspect required in a stroller. We especially love their achievement in coming up with the BOB gear which comprises of a group of jogging strollers specially designed for parents who are into sports and never want to go a minute without their little one. If you come across any of their stroller and manage to acquire it, be sure you and your child’s need will be in great hands.

 Bugaboo

Bugaboo is another excellent brand when it comes to producing strollers for children of all ages. They are based in Germany, UK and the US and supply to over 50 countries worldwide. When it comes to the comfort and security of your child, this stroller brand will have your back regardless of the product you decide to buy for them. In fact, Bugaboo produced one of the most expensive stroller in the world, the Bugaboo Donkey. This goes out to show that when it comes to strollers for your little one, these guys mean business.

 Peg Perego

These guys have been setting trends in the stroller world since 1949. They are great at manufacturing all sorts of baby products ranging from infant automobiles to carriers and so much more. The one thing that makes them stand it in the creation of their strollers is the effort put in making sure your baby’s comfort is taken care of. This is seen by their heavily padded seats in almost all their strollers taking your child’s relaxation to the next level. If you happen to come across strollers from these manufacture, count yourself lucky as you and your child will be in for an unforgettable ride.

 Chicco

Chicco have been in the game of producing children’s items ranging from simple high chairs to sophisticated strollers and car seats for 50 years now. They are based in Italy and if there is one thing Italian companies are good at designing, it is fabric. True to this, Chicco strollers come in a rich fabric that gives them a lustrous and expensive look. True to this, their Genesis collection comes in very sleek designs that combine rich black and grey colors. If you are looking for strollers that will address your comfort in style, trust Chicco.

 Icandy

Another serious team when it comes to designing and manufacturing children’s items is iCandy. Their strollers are known to be heavily accessorized so as to ensure you and your child’s needed are a priority. They also come with very unique colors and designs as well as the ability to detach and form a carrier. In terms of security and comfort, the iCandy stroller takes it home making it one of the brands to be on the lookout for when shopping for a stroller.

There are other notable wheelchair brands that cannot go unmentioned such as Uppah Baby, Foundations, Wrangler and Safety first. Their strollers are among the best worldwide and have been given great reviews even by users. This however, does not mean that other strollers do not have good features. On the contrary, many other strollers which are not mentioned here come with excellent features yet at a very pock friendly price. Some more research will help bring you closer to the stroller you are looking for.

HOW TO FIND THE BEST STROLLER FOR YOUR NEEDS

As I have echoed throughout this guide, a stroller is one of the most essential tools you will buy for your child as it stays until they are able to walk by themselves. Therefore, it is vital to pick one that is as near perfect as can be, based on you and your baby’s needs. To do this, you will need to consider your lifestyle and baby(s) needs. In this light, I will highlight five different stroller types for 5 different lifestyles.

 The Standard stroller.

This is your conventional stroller that comes with the stroller basics that enhance comfort, security and storage. You will find all sorts of features and accessories on these strollers such as a storage basket, great wheel locks and brakes and even an adjustable seat. They are meant for the ordinary parent who just needs a stroller for normal day to day journeys with the baby. The biggest decision you will have to make when picking this kind of stroller is maybe just the color depending on your child’s gender.

 Jogging stroller.

This stroller comes with some features designed to help it serve its purpose as a sports stroller. For instance it comes with large air filled tires, great suspensions and wheel locks which all work together to give your child a smooth experience when jogging, even on tough paths. Their basic function is to keep the seat steady to avoid rocking the baby as well as give you an easy time working out. This is meant for parents who love their morning runs or jogs but do not want to leave their little ones behind.

 Lightweight/ umbrella stroller.

As the name suggests, these come with a very light weight hence ease in pushing and lifting. They are similar to the standard stroller only that these come with smaller wheels and do not have all features of a standard stroller such as compatibility with a car seat. This therefore makes them ideal for children who are above 8 months old.

 A tandem stroller.

These strollers usually come with two or three seats, with their accessories onto them. I pretty sure you have an idea of who these are meant for. If you guessed twins and triplets, you guessed right. Tandem strollers don’t only come with extra seats, some also have a standing platform and are riddled with many riding position for your kids. If you have more than one child who requires a stroller you can kill two birds with one stone using this.

 Travel system.

These are typically strollers that come with the ability to detach from the stroller and attach to a car seat. They are made for parents who are constantly transitioning from the stroller to the car, allowing you an easy time moving without waking up your child. An alternative to this would be being a universal car seat frame for accommodating any car seat hence instead of moving from stroller to car, you just use the car seat and attach it to your frame. This however can be very uncomfortable for your child as many car seats are usually too snug.

 

BABY STROLLER ACCESSORIES AND PARTS

Strollers very rarely manage to come with all the accessories you and your little angel will need. This is why very many accessories are sold separately so as to ensure you both want for nothing in terms of using the stroller. Below is a compilation of the common and essential accessories you can buy for your child’s stroller.

 Cup holders

These include both parent cup holder and one for your child. If your stroller does not come with either, worry not as you can easily substitute and before you know it, you and baby are sipping your favorite drinks on the go.

 Feeding tray

This is essential for feeding your little on whether on the go or at home. Some usually come with cup holders in place so you will not need to buy a baby’s cup holder.

 Handle pads

Some strollers are excellent but you may feel like the handle pads provided are not as comfortable as they ought to. The good news is that you can easily purchase a pair to give you comfort when pushing the stroller.

 Hanging\ Arch toys

This is an arch with toys hanging from it that the baby will play with on the road or even at home. They are great for keeping your child distracted and entertained as well as prevent any choking hazards as your child does not come into contact with them.

 Speakers

A speaker can be great for attaching inside your stroller to keep your child entertained with music or baby stories. A Bluetooth speaker is best as you can easily connect music from your phone and needs no wiring.

 Stroller blanket

This is the most overlooked stroller accessories despite its importance. A blanket weather on the road or at home is very crucial for covering your little one while sleeping or even to keep off the chilly weather.

 Travel bag

Sometimes the storage provided in the stroller is not sufficient hence the need to acquire extra. A travel bag is an excellent tool for extra storage and the best part is that they come in all shapes and sizes so you have variety to pick from.

 Head support pillow

Sometimes the padding on your stroller is not the best or has probably worn out. Or maybe your child is too tiny such that his/her head keeps dropping to the metal frame when they nap. Regardless of your situation, a head support pillow is excellent for giving your baby comfort and support.

 Hook stroller hanger

This is a hook purchased for handing virtually anything on your stroller. It is mostly used for hanging light language at the back of the stroller to give you an easy time while you steer your child.

 

 

TIPS TRICKS AND ADVICE

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 As usual, do vigorous research before buying a stroller for your child. This is probably where your baby will be spending most of his/her time so you want to make a good buy. Surf the web and find all kinds of available strollers and remember to look out for comments and rating from other users.

 If possible, test out the stroller before you fully commit. The only way you can be sure you like your stroller is by getting a feel of it. Do that!

 If you are acquiring a jogging stroller, make sure you buy a wrist strap if it does not come with your stroller. This is very very crucial as it keeps the stroller attached to you no matter what. Keep in mind, when jogging or running with a stroller, the stakes are higher hence extra safety is crucial.

 Always compare prices in different shops before buying a stroller. This will help you save loads of cash by taking advantage of discounts and offers.

 Look for products that are easy to clean, this is mostly overlooked but will save you a lot of stress down the road.

 If you are new to all this, talking to other parents will save you from beginner mistakes you are bound to committing.

 If you have a partner, involve them when buying the stroller as they too will use it at some point if not a lot of times.

TRICKS

 If you plan on having many children, keeping a stroller for your next child will save you a lot of money and hustle. So, invest in a good stroller once and for all.

 Your stroller does not have to have all accessories, so focus on the important features such as security and durability, the rest can be added with time.

 There is no shame is asking for hand me downs from friends and family as they will save on cost. You can get a second hand stroller and add features and accessories as you go.

 Expensive does not always mean functional when it comes to strollers. Go for a basic stroller that is affordable rather than bunch of accessories you will probably not use.

ADVICE

If there is one thing that you should take from this whole guide, is that it takes a village! So do not shy from asking questions, be it to other parents you know or online. Research is another vital aspect of acquiring any baby equipment including strollers. Do some! Don’t be fooled by  flashy advertisements as many brands promise excellence and fail to deliver. Find out from people who have used and have their own experience.

Also, if possible shop for a stroller earlier, before your child is born. This will ensure that you are not caught off guard which might lead to more confusion than necessary. If you are buying a stroller for a child of 6 months and up, consider testing it out with them. I have heard parents complain that their child would make a fuss when put in a certain stroller only to calm down after it was switched. At the end of the day they are the ones who spend most of the time on the stroller so if possible, consider their opinion on the matter.

I bet you have heard it being said that buying a stroller is like buying a new car. No? Well it is, and you ought to treat it with the exact same urgency and importance. Before buying a stroller, definitely consider your lifestyle and ensure that it will not hinder you from doing the things you like. Think hard on why you want a stroller and not any other carrying device. When you are able to answer this, you will know what you want in a stroller and go for it.

Another vital issue; always keep in mind is your child’s age. Very few strollers are made for newborns so confirm that your stroller is age appropriate before committing. On this note, you can factor in the weight of your child so as to buy a stroller that will serve you for long. As I said, test it out with your child where needed so that you are certain you are making the right choice.

I would highly advice buying strollers from actual shops as opposed to online so as to allow you to test them. On the other hand, it is important to remember that most online equipment come with great discounts and variety. Now you are torn between the two choices. Well, my advice as a frequent online shopper would be to ensure that a stroller you buy online has a functional and good return policy hence it can allow for testing and if the product is not satisfactory, you will return it.

Lastly, seeking advice from parents who have been in the game longer than you will not hurt. If anything, you will learn a lot of things you never knew before. So, if you can find one, use that chance to learn of any pitfalls that come with acquiring a stroller and avoid them. When you have all your ducks in a row, narrow down to one stroller and begin your life with your little one on the road. That said, Good luck and happy parenting!

Melissa