Baby Stroller Features To Consider Before Purchasing

By Aikednea Johansen

Buying a baby stroller is as an essential decision as buying a crib or a car seat. There are so many options to choose from and each baby stroller holds a wide range of features. Additionally they vary in prices from affordable to expensive that is why it is essential to choose the right stroller from the beginning. While staying within a budget is essential, you may be better off spending a bit more for a baby stroller up front, instead of purchasing a low cost stroller and having it break after a few of months.

The most essential features to think about when buying a stroller are the safety features. Purchasing a new stroller makes it less difficult to pay attention to various safety features needed in baby strollers. First off, check that the stroller has an adequate breaking system. Also be certain that the proper safety harness is in place (typically a 5 point safety harness) and check that there's a crotch strap as well. A crotch strap will prevent your baby from sliding out of the stroller.

Other features which are not important but aid are things such as adjustable handles. You're more than likely not the only person who will be pushing the stroller so adjustable handles are very useful. You may also want to take into account a stroller made from washable material or has Scotchguard protection to limit staining. Newer model strollers are generally built with stain guard fabrics.

Storage space is also a plus in a good stroller. You'll need to have space for things such as a diaper bag, baby formula, as well as having space to carry any extra bags. After storage space consideration, your next feature check is how well will your stroller store? You will need one that will fold easily and open easily simply because you will be moving that stroller in and out of the car or storing it in a closet, and so on. The last thing you would like to be doing is battling with a stroller every time you need to use it or put it away.

If you're an active parent, you may give some thought to the jogging stroller. Jogging strollers are great for the mom or dad who wants to get in their exercise with their baby. The one drawback to these strollers are that they are generally not made for carrying extra bags and are usually not lightweight. Another problem is they are not suggested for newborns. If you are in to exercising, you are most likely better off purchasing two separate strollers, one for every day use and one for jogging or running.

What it boils down to is the attributes that you'll need on a regular basis. Safety features go without saying but a few parents need more storage in there strollers whereas some parents rather have a lighter weight child stroller that's easy to store. It might assist to write down the features you are searching for in a stroller after which researching specific brands to determine which one fits your needs best.

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