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What to look for when buying a stroller

Buying the correct stroller for your baby is a difficult task as there are so many strollers available in the market with different specifications and features.

Before you even start to shop online or go to a store, you must ask yourself a few questions, so that you can find the correct one.

  1. How old is your baby?
  2. Where will you be using the stroller the most?
  3. What kind of weather will you use it in?
  4. What storage space do you have for the stroller? ( in the house or in the car?)
  5. What extra features do you want? i.e. place for drinks, storage basket, adjustable handlebar?
  6. For how long will you be using this stroller?
  7. What is your budget?

Once you start shopping for strollers, keep the above questions in mind, and choose the strollers that suit your needs and parenting style.

Here are some of the basic stroller types available in the market

1.Full size standard strollers

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These are the bigger, more durable strollers available in the market


Pros

  • Padded seats that recline
  • Storage space under the stroller
  • Sun-shade
  • Some let kids face forward, others toward the stroller pusher and some let you switch between both
  • Many nifty features
  • For smaller and bigger babies – it grows with your baby


Cons

  • They are bulkier and harder to manoeuvre
  • High cost

Click here to check out some of the popular Standard strollers available in the market.

You can also read about the best standard strollers 

2. Lightweight strollers

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These are portable strollers keeping in mind that one can travel with these


Pros

  • Ideal for travel
  • Lightweight – usually under 15 lbs
  • Easy to carry, push and fold


Cons

  • Don’t have a lot of padding
  • Don’t have many bells and whistles
  • Suitable only for kids 6 months and older

Click here to check out some of the popular Lightweight strollers available in the market

3.Jogging strollers

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These are great for active parents. They have 2 sturdy tires in the back and one in the front and provide a smooth ride for the baby and the parents


Pros

  • Parents can jog alongwith the stroller
  • good storage available
  • Reclining seats


Cons

  • They are bulky
  • Difficult to move in stores and apartment buildings
  • Not compact when folded

Click here to check out some of the popular Jogging strollers available in the market.

You can also read about the Top Jogging strollers available 

4. Car sear carriers

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These are basic frames to hold your baby’s car seat ( which may be one of your choosing )


Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to use and convenient


Cons

  • They are bulkier and harder to manoeuvre
  • High cost

Click here to check out some of the popular Car seat carrier strollers available in the market

5. Double ( Tandem ) Strollers

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If you have twins , and only want one stroller, this is the only option you have.

You can get tandem strollers, which has one seat in front of the other, or side-by-side.


Pros

  • Ideal for twins


Cons

  • Difficult to manoeuvre
  • Expensive

Click here to check out some of the popular Double strollers available in the market.

You can also read about the 5 Best-selling Double strollers here.

6. Travel systems

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These are standard strollers which allows you to carry a baby car seat.

Car seat/stroller combos are available or you can find one with an adapter for the car seat


Pros

  • You can save money when you buy a combo
  • Take care of your entire journey for your baby
  • Storage space under the stroller
  • Sun-shade
  • Many nifty features
  • For smaller and bigger babies – it grows with your baby


Cons

  • They are bulkier and harder to maneuver
  • High cost

Click here to check out some of the popular Travel system strollers available in the market

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Carrie Walters is a young mother of Nina and Tom, who along with her husband Jake is passionate about helping moms and families find modern solutions to common parenting and lifestyle questions. Together with a team of real moms and medical experts, this young couple share sound advice and proven tips to help make your life easier.
They manage this blog along with other blogs and Youtube channels on similar topics

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