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A stroller is, at least for me, a must-have baby gear because it makes walks with the baby (or a child) so much easier. With my little mr.R, who will soon turn 4 we have used 3 different strollers (okay the first one was actually a pram 😉 ), but since I had no previous experience with prams or strollers then choosing the right one was extremely difficult. If I needed to buy a stroller again then I would know better and so in my today’s post, I share with you a few tips from my own experience.
Baby Strollers That Will Fit Your Lifestyle
The most important is the age of your child. From a newborn to up to about 6 months you will need a stroller that reclines fully to safely support the baby.
Secondly, where do you live and where will you be strolling with your baby? If you live in the city and never really leave the pavement or malls, then basically any stroller will do. However, if you happen to live in a place where there is real winter (I mean snow and everything that comes with it) then I recommend getting a stroller with big fixed wheels. Big wheels are better in the snow and sleet and they offer better stability on rough terrains.
A good option would also be a baby stoller with front wheels that can swivel with ease and that you can lock when needed. My favourite kind of strollers actually have the option to change the front wheels. 😉 So when I stroll around the town I use small swiveling wheels. And when there’s snow or I plan to go strolling on a dirt road I will replace the smaller wheels with big fixed ones.
For the countryside, the best option is something with big wheels. I, personally, prefer 4 wheels, however, a good quality three-wheeler is also great option. For countryside an all terrain stroller (also referred to as a fitness or sports utility stroller) is a great choice. All terrain strollers are good because you can use them anywhere – on the beach or forest trail, for jogging or shopping etc. However, these all terrain baby strollers tend to be a bit more expensive.
The weight of the stroller is also very important especially when you have to carry the stroller up or down the stairs. Sometimes this kind of lifting feels like a workout in the gym! The width and length of the stroller are also important. For example, some bigger strollers may not fit very well in trunk 🙁
And then there is the price. Some baby strollers cost just around 100$ while others are 1000$ and more. You can’t say that cheap strollers are bad, however, they might not be as modern, lightweight and easily manoeuvrable, as more expensive ones.
If you have older children then I would recommend buying a baby stroller that you can use with a ride-along board (also known as a buggy board). Buggy boards are great because they allow you to convert a single baby stroller into a double carrier. And so a little one can stand or sit on it once he/she gets tired and wants a rest from walking.
One thing I never thought of before purchasing our very first stroller was my height! Unfortunately, some baby strollers are so small that for someone, who is taller than 170cm, pushing the pram or push chair will be inconvenient.
What is important for you when choosing a stroller?