First of all, congratulations on your new child! While raising a child can have its ups and downs, there are plenty of amazing experiences and memories that are going to be created. You are going to want to get your baby out and explore the world as soon as possible. The way you can achieve this is by getting a comfortable stroller for them and taking them for walks. How do you know what is the right stroller for your child? Unfortunately, they won’t be able to communicate whether they like it or not, therefore it is up to you to do your research and ensure that you are buying the right stroller. Here are a few tips to help you pick a stroller out for your child.
The Size and Age of Your Child
The first thing you are going to want to consider when buying a stroller is the age and size of your child. Believe it or not, strollers do have a size and weight restrictions. Getting a stroller that is too small for your baby will make things incredibly uncomfortable for them. It’s not just your baby that you want to consider also. Most of the time strollers are used to not only transport your baby around but carry around some groceries or other things that you have brought along with you. A post at StrollerBuzz.com mentions that most strollers have a carrying capacity of about 30lbs, but you can look to find some with 60lbs and even 75lbs. Figure out what you are planning on doing with your baby and also look at the size of your baby to determine what strollers are going to work.
The Type of Stroller
Once you have determined how much weight you are going to need to support your stroller, you can now look at the types of strollers. There are plenty out there to choose from and each has its inherent advantages when going outside. Here is a brief overview of the types of strollers you can expect to find.
The All-Purpose Stroller
These have become the standard go-to for families who are looking for a good stroller without spending too much money. Although they don’t excel in any one area, they are perfectly fine for doing just about anything. All-purpose strollers also provide a good level of comfort for your baby. They can be a bit difficult to fold up and move around, but once you get the hang of it you won’t have any problems with them.
The Lightweight Stroller
This is a stroller you want to consider if you wanna easily be able to move your baby around. These are extremely light and as a result, can easily be picked up and moved around. Because they are lighter weight, they are often smaller as well, making them easy to navigate through tight spaces and store in the house or in the car. If you are looking to travel around a lot and want a stroller that can easily be stored, a lightweight stroller might be the one for you.
The Jogging Stroller
These strollers are designed for those people who are looking to get a workout in. What makes this stroller so great for moving quickly? On these strollers, you can expect to have three very oversized wheels on them. The fact that they are oversized makes it extremely easy for them to overcome bumps and elevation changes. This means that your baby will not be jerked around or hurt if you bump into something. They are a little heavy and bulky, but that is due to them ensuring the safety of the child. If you want a stroller that you can use while getting fit, look no further.
A Double Stroller
If you have twins or just have two babies, you are going to want to get yourself a double stroller. These strollers are longer and can be a little clunky when it comes to maneuvering, but it allows you to take both your children out for a walk at the same time. You can choose between having your babies in a line, or side by side. Some double strollers are also convertible, meaning you can take one seat out at any point. This makes them a great choice for the family looking to have another baby.
These are just a few things that you have to consider when it comes to picking out a stroller. Take a look at your lifestyle and see what is most convenient for you. Take a look at the traveling ability of the stroller as well. Most strollers have the ability to detach the carrier, allowing you to take the baby around inside stores. Experiment around and find a stroller that works for both you and your child. What qualities are you looking for in a stroller?