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7 Factors to Consider When Buying a Baby Stroller

Having a cute baby is one of the best feelings in the world. However, there are a few things every parent has to take care of when a baby arrives. A baby stroller is one of the items on nearly every new parent’s checklist.

Parents and their kids can benefit from a good stroller, an investment that can last for years. This wheel cradle is particularly useful when traveling with a baby or taking your child on a walk. Here are a few factors to consider when buying a baby stroller.

1. Budget

Like any other product, strollers come in a wide range of varieties and prices, so it’s easy to get overwhelmed by choice when you are in the shop. To avoid such situations, figure out your budget and ensure you stick to it before you begin your shopping spree. That way, you can make your buying process much easier based on the price and requirements.

2. Included accessories

Stroller accessories can make all the difference by protecting your baby from challenging weather and ensuring you have everything they need while out and about. While most baby strollers come with essential accessories such as snacks and drinks tray, stroller hook, and weather shield, others may require you to purchase a few extras.

Some great additions to a stroller include a bunting bag, a clip on stroller fan, and skip hope touch and go push. Toys such as teethers and rattles can also help keep your baby entertained while strolling around.

3. Safety features

The unfortunate fact is that not all strollers are safe for your kid. However, there are some safety features that are included in most models for safety purposes. These include:

  • A 5-point strap that keeps your kid securely in the seat and prevents them from slipping out when driving over bumps or through tight areas.
  • A suspension system that minimizes bounce and ensures a smooth ride for your kid.
  • A lock system that keeps the stroller closed and kids secure while not in use.
  • An easy-to-use and secure brake system to keep the stroller in place while engaging your kid or placing items in the storage compartment.

No matter the type of stroller you choose, put your child’s safety first. Be sure to register your new stroller with the manufacturer to reach them if there is a safety concern later.

4. Ease of use

Lifting, folding and unfolding a stroller is an essential aspect to consider when buying one for your child. A good baby stroller should be stable but easy and intuitive to fold and unfold. You don’t want to fiddle with your stroller with your kid on the other hand.

Your stroller should also be maneuverable in different terrain. You don’t want to find yourself in a place where your stroller can’t move, or it is difficult for you to push it. Fortunately, strollers usually have steerable wheels, enabling you to maneuver even in narrow spaces.  

5. Family’s lifestyle

Baby strollers come in different kinds and requirements. Some of the best strollers on the market include standard-size strollers, car seat strollers, lightweight strollers, jogging strollers, and travel strollers, just to mention a few. Look for a small and lightweight stroller if you expect to do a lot of traveling with your kid. Remember to choose the one that best suits you and your child’s lifestyle needs.

6. Transportation and storage space

While you can get a comfortable, durable stroller for your kid, all will be in vain if it can’t fit in your car. Your baby stroller will be in your vehicle, truck or closet space most of the time, so you need to make sure it fits well in storage. Umbrella strollers are the easiest to travel with as they only require a little space.

You should also consider a stroller with a bigger undercarriage to carry your things, especially if you plan to take it out while traveling. You have to carry around extra clothes, diapers, bottles, and a thermal bottle bag while taking your baby out.

7. Stroller wheels

You will encounter good roadways and walk paths during your travel, but it’s possible to come across terrible ground areas. The wheel of the stroller you choose should be appropriate to adopt good and bad road conditions and protect your baby without major bumps and accidents. Plastic wheels are good for smooth surfaces, while big, heavy-duty wheels are appropriate for rough roadways.


A stroller is perhaps one of your baby registry’s largest and most expensive purchases. However, choosing the right stroller for your child can be difficult, especially if you don’t know what to look for. By considering these simple factors, you will have a much easier time finding the perfect stroller that suits your needs and that of your baby.

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