Which Stroller should you buy?
You've probably realized at this point that you will end up needing more than one stroller. Keeping that Umbrella Stroller in the trunk will definitely come in handy for short trips. And for shopping trips to the mall or family outings to the amusement park, you'll want a larger stroller that maneuvers well and offers lots of cargo space for all your stuff.
In general, better strollers will offer lots of bells and whistles, most of which you will instantly appreciate. These can include a lightweight frame, convenient one-touch folding mechanisms, the smooth ride of wide wheels, and even comfortable extra padding that will help baby to rest comfortably. You'll never regret selecting a great stroller (or strollers), so check out all the options that await you.
- Travel Bag. Pop the stroller in the bag and bring it with you on your trip. Makes travel a little easier and keeps the stroller clean too.
- Rain Cover/Weather Shield. Caught in the rain, no problem. Look for a rain cover to keep baby dry.
- Sun Canopy/Sun Shade will protect baby from direct sunlight.
- Head & Neck Support makes baby more comfortable and helps keep their head safely supported.
- Waterproof Seat Liner/Pad is the perfect solution for any unexpected accidents.
- Netting placed over the stroller will keep pests out and baby in for all your walks in the park.
- Footmuff or Fleece Lining keeps baby warm when it's cold outside.
- Take Along Toys secure easily to the stroller and provide baby with loads of fun while on the go.
IMPORTANT SAFETY TIPS
- Always select a stroller that is age appropriate for your child. Since models do vary, be sure to read all manufacturer provided information.
- All newborns to 6 months will need a fully reclining seat. It could be a pram/bassinet or a stroller that reclines all the way back.
- Always ensure your locking mechanisms are properly fixed when you're not moving.
- Double check the stroller is properly opened and wheels are locked before placing baby in their seat.
- Never leave baby unattended in the stroller.
- Buckle up! Always make sure the harness is secured and baby is safely in place before using the stroller.
- Never allow your child to stand up in the stroller.
- Always keep baby's hands and fingers out of the way when folding and unfolding the stroller.
- Always use the provided safety strap/tether when using a jogging stroller.
- Never hang bags or items on the stroller handle bars. They can cause the stroller to become unbalanced and tip over.
Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JPMA)
As with car seats, safety gates and many other categories of children's products, the JPMA has a certification process ensuring that items are manufactured with the proper safety guidelines in mind. Look for strollers with the JPMA seal of approval to give you the peace of mind that the stroller is safe for your baby.