There are numerous types of strollers for nearly every situation, from walking around the neighborhood to jogging at the park. When it comes to hitting the road or the sidewalk with a baby, you and your bundle of joy safety is your main priority. Most stroller models nowadays meet basic safety standards; however, there are a few extra safety features to consider when you’re stroller shopping.

Check for a five-point safety harness. Five-point harnesses are relatively standard, but some umbrella strollers may skimp with a three-point harness. Test the snaps to ensure they’re secure and easy to buckle and unbuckle. Make sure you test how easy the brakes are to use and how easy they are to trip. Do the brakes offer a secure stop? Can you quickly disengage the brakes when you’re ready to get going? Inspect the hinges and edges, especially when looking at strollers. Your inspection goal is to ensure that Little fingers and toes will not get caught in tight spaces. A canopy is a must for a stroller, especially if you and your little explorer are going for a walk or jog. Consider opting for a model with built-in SPF protection if you Will be going for walks or jogs (highly recommended).

look for models that offer a flat recline Or bassinet attachment. make sure all the pieces belong together, If you’re putting a newborn into the stroller. If you’re considering purchasing a travel system, look at the safety ratings for the car seat and check how the car seat attaches to the stroller. You want it to be as simple as possible.

Below is a breakdown of what’s what:

All-purpose stroller

If you’re willing to invest in one stroller that’ll wheel your baby right through the toddler years, look no further than an All-purpose stroller. This stroller is also known as full-size or an everyday. This stroller is ideal for everything from a walk around the neighborhood to a family trip to the park. The All-Purpose strollers are typically solid and ride smooth with the convenience of the full range of features that make a baby’s ride a joy and make your life easier. Most all-purpose strollers are on the heavier built side and take a bit of effort to fold down. These strollers vary in price from as low as a few hundred dollars to well over a thousand, and some can change the seat direction( facing you or the world they are exploring).

Pros:
Most likely you will not lack bells and whistles for travel system strollers, such as cupholders or storage space. Some travel systems have great convenience features such as one-hand folding, swing-out front trays, and fully reclining seats for newborns. There are many styles, different price ranges, and configurations. It comes as a set, which is always compatible. They tend to have many extra features, usually with a maximum weight of 40 to 55 lbs.

Cons:
It can be bulky and heavy.
It may also be a tight fit for a small-space home with limited storage.

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Vista V2 Stroller – Greyson (Charcoal Melange/Carbon/Saddle Leather)

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Joovy Kooper X2 Double Stroller, Lightweight Travel Stroller, Compact Fold with Tray, Black

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BABY JOY Double Baby Stroller, Foldable Double Seat Tandem Stroller with Adjustable Backrest, Push Handle and Footrest…

300D Oxford fabric
Double Seat Design: Designed with 2 seats in front and back fits two babies seat together. The front seat is suitable for baby of 6-36 months. Rear seat is suitable from birth to 36 months. The maximum load of the stroller is 33 lbs in each seat.
Safety Wheels and 5-point Safety Belts: The front wheels with shock proof function are non-directional and can also orient easily. The rear wheels have a linkage to brake with one step. The 5-point safety belt is equipped with each seat to ensure security while keeping your baby fit to the safety belt to feel comfortable.

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Contours Element Stroller – Side-by-Side Convertible Single-to-Double – Storm Grey

WHAT’S INCLUDED – The Element Stroller Base model includes the stroller, seat (1), parent organizer and tote. (all shown in the first image) All other accessories (including second seat) are sold separately.
35+ MODES -- Options for one or two infant car seats, bassinets, and/or stroller seats. Mix it up to suit your family's needs. Easy to switch between single and double modes and the side-by-side design fits through most doors.Clean metal parts with a damp cloth and wipe dry
PLENTY OF STORAGE -- expandable under seat storage basket provides a ton of space and the spacious parent organizer keeps items handy. Side storage Tote (included with base model) carries your essentials.

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Travel system

With so many options, you find a travel system that you like. Travel systems are multi-piece sets sold together as a package that includes a stroller and infant car seat. The travel system is An easy-to-connect system that pairs an infant car seat and a stroller. Full-size, lightweight, and jogging strollers can be sold as travel systems if they include a stroller and infant car seat. Some consist of extra car seat bases and other helpful accessories, which will be beneficial because you will know the stroller and car seat will be compatible. You likely will not lack bells and whistles like convenience features such as one-hand folding, swing-out front trays, and fully reclining seats for newborns or cupholders or storage space.

Pros:
An infant car seat attached to your stroller with an adapter allows you to move your sleeping beauty(baby) from the car to the stroller without waking up your bundle of joy. Also, buying both components as a set might save money or time(looking for a compatible car seat or single stroller).

Cons:
While the stroller usually lasts into the toddler years, your bundle of joy will outgrow the infant car seat much sooner.so, If you’re a multiple-car family, you’ll need to buy a separate car seat or base to use with your second car.

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Jeep PowerGlyde Plus Side x Side Double Stroller by Delta Children, Black

Neoprene
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Evenflo Pivot Xpand Modular Travel System with SafeMax Infant Car Seat

Single To Double : Stroller grows from single to double with no tools or extra parts needed. Easy slide and lock system expands frame in seconds to accommodate a second toddler or infant seat
Up To 22 Configurations : The unique design accommodates one or two riders. Infants and children can sit at various heights, upright or reclined, in both parent-facing and forward-facing modes
Modular Design: Infant car seat sits directly on the frame, and the toddler seat easily converts to infant mode, cradling baby at a comfortable angle

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Graco® Modes™ Nest2Grow™ Travel System, Ren

Single stroller expands to a double as your family grows; includes everything you need to transition from single to double stroller with the infant car seat
Enjoy face-to-face smiles by raising the Slide2Me seat or infant car seat to one of 3 height positions to find just the right ride
Reversible stroller seat can face parent or the world, for just the right ride as baby grows

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Double stroller

A double stroller is the best option if you’ve twins or a toddler who’s not ready to let go of their stroller days. Double strollers come in two formats: tandem, where one child sits behind the other, or side-by-side seating.

Pros:
With multiple youngsters, this option enables you only to manage one stroller because these models are on the bigger side; there’s usually more than enough storage space.

Cons:
A double stroller tends to be bigger and bulkier, weighing at least 40 pounds. Though some options weigh less, these are not without issues, as some don’t incline to take bumps and alternate terrain well. As you shop, you should consider the width (does it fit in the car?), mobility (how does it turn?), and whether it’s compatible with one or two car seats.

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Contours – Curve – Convertible Tandem Double Stroller – Graphite Gray

EASY STEERING AND 360 TURNING -- 360 turning as easy as a single stroller. Innovative 6-wheel design provides superior maneuverability for narrow store aisles and tight turn radius to navigate busy streets and compact elevators.
EASY HANDLING OVER CURBS -- Unique design specifically engineered to perform with the weight of two children, the curb-assist feature facilitates easy handling over curbs.
SMOOTH RIDE FEATURES -- Rubber coated rear wheels, front and rear wheel suspension, and sandal-friendly brake with color indicator.

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Dream On Me, Track Tandem Stroller- Face to Face Edition in Light Grey, Gray

FUNCTIONAL SEATS: The front seat has an adjustable footrest with one-position seat recline while the rear seat reclines to 3 positions. The reversible seats let your kids be front facing, parent facing or face each other while you can run your errands
SAFE & SECURE: Both front and rear seats have a 5 point safety harness for security. Dual front swivel, lockable wheels with suspension ensure superior manoeuvrability and a handy foot break in case you lose hold of the handle amp the safety quotient
HANDY STORAGE: The large storage basket underneath is ideal for holding toys, groceries, and diaper bags. The parent tray below the handle is perfect to keep things like keys, money handy, and also has two cups for holding drinks

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BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0 Duallie Double Jogging Stroller, Graphite Black

Smooth ride: Suspension system & Air filled tires provide an ultra-smooth ride over any terrain
Perfect Fit: Adjustable handlebar creates the perfect fit for parents of all heights; no-rethread harness design for easy height adjustments
Extra space: 10 storage pockets and extra-large cargo basket provide plenty of room for your gear; includes a cell phone pocket handlebar

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Lightweight or umbrella stroller

It’s not roomy as a full-sized stroller, but an umbrella stroller scores points for being supremely easy to handle while on the go.

Pros:
Lightweight or umbrella stroller types are easy to fold, which makes storing in the trunk of your car or taking it on an airplane, bus, or train a snap and often weigh less than 15 pounds.
Many lightweight strollers still have beneficial features, such as a partial seat recline, expandable canopy, storage basket, and built-in cupholder or snack tray.

Cons:
If you’re interested in a stroller for the newborn, a lightweight stroller will not be your best option. While a few models can safely carry infants with car seat adapters or bassinet attachments, most umbrella strollers are designed for 6 months babies or older. Certain lightweight strollers do not have a convertible option, so if you have more babies within a few years of your first, you’ll likely need to purchase a second stroller.

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LIGHTWEIGHT – A lightweight stroller makes any outing a little easier. The Summer 3Dlite Convenience Stroller has a durable aluminum frame that weighs just 13 pounds and has a large seat area, plus anti-shock front wheels and lockable rear wheels
FOR TRAVEL AND EVERYDAY – Whether you’re traveling or just on the go running everyday errands, having a lightweight, compact stroller is a must. With this one easy to use stroller, you’ll have both an everyday and travel stroller option
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Jogging stroller

A jogging stroller is a perfect stroller for parents who enjoy running. Jogging strollers typically have more prominent, sturdier wheels and better suspension to take bumps and alternate terrain in stride.

Pros:
Superior suspension allows you to walk, jog or hike and keeps the baby comfortable whether you are on and off the trail.
Most jogging strollers come with a front-wheel that can swivel or be fixed for stability at higher speeds. Depending on the model, other features may include compatibility with a car seat for newborns and toddlers. Jogging tends to have deep reclining seats, telescoping handlebars, and substantial storage baskets. They have a hand brake, five-point harness, and wrist strap, which are essential safety features.

Cons:
A jogging stroller can be on the heavier side than a standard stroller, and it can also be little daring to put together. A jogging stroller usually can’t fold up as a smaller one like an umbrella stroller. You should keep in mind the space where you will store the stroller. If you have a tight space, Jogging strollers are typically more comprehensive than many full-size strollers, causing maneuvering them through tight spaces a challenge. Remember that while most three-wheeled strollers are known as “joggers,” not all three-wheelers are optimized for runners. Some of the popular three-wheelers are “hybrid” strollers that lack hand brakes and other safety features that are not intended to be used for jogging with a baby.

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【ADJUSTABLE】The jogging stroller's backrest can be adjusted from 0-20°, 5 gears of Adjustment Footrest, and the baby can choose to sit or lie down. 3 gears adjustable canopy is suitable for different weather. 5 gears of adjustable handles, suitable for parents of different heights.
【MULTIFUNCTIONAL】The lightweight jogger stroller with 5 point harness, tether, large canopy with peek-a-boo window, storage basket, child tray, parent tray (Can put water cups, clamp mobile phones, hide money, credit cards, keys, etc.). Swivel front wheel locks into place for jogging; the rear wheels are braked with one button.

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The Fold: Patented quick fold technology allows stroller to fold in one step
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Car seat carrier

The wheeled frames are built to transform your infant car seat into a stroller in just a snap.

Pros:
Car seat carriers are compact and lightweight.
They are convenient and great for travel for a no-fuss transition into and out of the car. Some car seat carriers can accommodate multiple babies.

Cons:
Car seat carriers tend to be for short-term use since the baby outgrows the infant car seat quickly. That said, some full-featured strollers function as car seat frames, then transform into toddler-friendly strollers.
Car seat carriers typically do not have extra features like cup holders or storage.

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Open Up to the World –– The reversible seat on these strollers for newborns allows you to manage their visual stimuli. Provide reassurance with the parent-facing option, or let them take it all in with eyes wide open. This modern baby stroller lets you decide what's best for them that day

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CAR SEAT COMPATIBILITY -- Plenty of accessories allow you to use the stroller with an infant car seat (30+ different models), bassinet, or a second stroller seat, providing the ultimate in flexibility and adaptability (accessories sold separately).
PREMIUM FEATURES -- Leatherette stroller handle and napper bar, sandal-friendly rear wheel break, UPF 50+ sun canopy with peek-a-boo window and 5-point safety harness with adjustable shoulder straps.

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What to consider when buying a stroller?

You should consider a safe, reliable, and easy-to-use stroller a must-have. As strollers can range in price from low tens to thousands of dollars, you will want to make sure that you’re getting the best option for your dollar. These fundamental questions can help.
Where will you use it? Many mid-range models can be significant and bulky, which is not ideal if you maneuver narrow metropolis streets. However, a smaller umbrella stroller might not be suitable if you need a big stroller basket to handle your bag, diaper bag, and other essentials. It’s vital to know where you’ll go with your stroller if you want the best use of the stroller.

Is it newborn-friendly? Some strollers provide a deep recline or bassinet mode, which means you can put your newborn in them from day one with no add-ons needed; however, many models are more suitable for newborns with some neck control or who can sit up unsupported. You may have to connect a car seat or a bassinet to make some models infant-ready so that you have an idea of what you’re getting before you make any purchase.

How long do you plan to use it? While you might have to pay a hefty price upfront for specific models, adaptability from infant through toddler stages could save you money in the long term. Do you plan to use the same stroller for multiple kids? If you are, shop for long-term value, and consider a model you can add onto a piece such as a car seat, a stand-and-ride bumper, or an additional seat for an infant.

How easy is it to use? After doing some research, doing a test drive in person is crucial. A name brand or fancy store may not reveal how a particular stroller will perform on uneven sidewalks, bumpy streets, or hilly terrain.

Can you steer it smoothly? Can you maneuver it with one hand? Or How does it handle a tight turn? How easy is it to fold and unfold? When you need to fold or unfold the stroller, effortless is better. Many models persuade a one-hand fold; if that is the case, try it before you make that investment. It’s not as easy as they say just because it’s all one-handed folds. How heavy is it? If you Consider yourself as an active individuals, the lighter stroller is better. But note the details because some manufacturers will call a 25-pound stroller lightweight, while others can weigh 12 pounds. For instance, if you live in a metropolitan area, it can be challenging when you’re carrying a baby, a diaper bag, your personal bag, and a stroller when you are going up endless staircases or squishing onto the subway.

Do you need more than one? Perhaps you’d prefer an umbrella stroller for the road, but a full-sized model for busy days in the neighborhood. For some families, one stroller doesn’t cover all the bases, regardless of how cleverly the stroller is designed. If that’s the case, you should consider splitting your stroller funds rather than investing all in one stroller. You may need a basic full-size model for home and a separate umbrella stroller(lightweight) for traveling.

useful features to look for in a stroller

Safety features: Above all else, ensure the stroller you are considering meets at least the essential safety requirements.
Quality wheels: flimsy wheels will not make your walk with your bundle of joy easier. They get stuck on uneven terrain and bumpy sidewalks and are more prone to snapping.
canopy: Look for long or adjustable tops to shield the baby from the sun and other elements. Some models have ventilated or clear windows to protect your little explorer.
Storage: A stroller with ample storage to hold your little explorer items and your personal items will make your life easier.
Washable fabric: There is no nice to put it; babies are messy. Messes such as snack crumbs, snot, and wear and tear, will undoubtedly give your stroller a beating. Choosing a model with easy-to-wash fabric will help you keep your stroller in good shape for a longer run.
Longevity: to ensure you get the most out of the product, consider a stroller that will grow with your bundle of joy and possibly beyond.

Deciding the right stroller for your family

Considering the perfect stroller for your family, it’s vital to consider the cost(what is your price range), lifestyle, and family size.

Cost: the price range vary when it comes to buying a stroller. While top dollar models often have plenty of added convenience features such as adjustable handlebars, rain shields, large undercarriages, and multiple seats.

Lifestyle: You purchase a stroller that doesn’t compromise your lifestyle. Here are some questions to consider. Are you looking for a daily use Stroller? Or do you need a stroller simply for occasional outings? Can you transport your stroller via the car? Or will you walk or jog through the city, up subway stairs, and in and out of apartments? The purpose of these questions is to assist you in figuring out whether you should gravitate towards more basic, lightweight, All-Terrain, or jogging models.

Family size: lastly, consider your ideal family size. Suppose you ultimately plan to have more children. In that case, it makes sense to make a more considerable investment in a model that can eventually accommodate more children. Though you’ll have to be able to close your eyes and squeeze in a quick prayer for a heftier price tag, it’ll eventually save you from buying multiple strollers.

 


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