You have just had your first child and now comes a big decision that you need to make – What type of Stroller are you going to buy?
Sit and Stand Stroller
There are so many different types of strollers on the market, so which one is right for you? Honestly, buying your first baby stroller is a personal preference and what is right for me, probably will not be right for you, however below I have tried to explain what went through my mind when I was buying my first baby stroller.
Type of Terrain
If you are going to use your baby stroller just up and down on a flat road then traction, suspension and good wheels does not nreally matter and you can really buy any type of sit and stand stroller, however if you want to be able to push your stroller off-road then you need to make sure there is good suspension, and the wheel are big so they do not get stuck in pot holes.
How heavy is the stroller. If you are going to be spending most of your time alone then you do not want to have a solid heavy stroller that will be impossible to collapse and fit into the back of your car. The last thing that you want is your baby screaming whilst you are stuck trying to collapse your stroller and fit it into your car, so check the weight and how easily it collapses.
Are you going to buy a new stroller when your child becomes a little older or would you prefer to buy only one stroller and use it all the way from birth up and till the child starts walking.
Can you Keep It Clean?
There are some strollers on the market that have don’t have removable or washable seats which will get really dirty over time. Its always a great idea to check this and my advice would be to choose a dark colour such a black which will not show the dirt.
What kind of extra features does your baby stroller have? Features could include baskets underneath to carry all your baby gear or cup holders, rain covers, sun covers and foot muffs. Of course you can easily purchase most of these separately, however it much easier if they just come with you stroller when new and therefore all fit correctly.