Stroller buying guide
Baby pushchair / stroller buying guide
When you purchase a pushchair or a stroller you need as much attention as when you purchase a car. Pushchairs and strollers come in many different shapes and sizes which make it harder to pick one. Pick the one that suits your needs and your life style. Some are easy to maneuver on the busy city street, some are easy to fold and fit in your car.
A pushchair is relatively sturdy in comparison to a stroller although pushchairs are better suited for younger children, not all pushchairs are suitable for a newborn. This is because some varieties do not have a flat backrest. You should be able to recline the seat fully. When looking at pushchairs, check whether the backrest can be adjusted. It needs to be able to lie completely flat for a newborn.
To make sure you chose the right one for you and your baby, you will need to consider for the following:
- Weight capacity, what is the maximum weight it can hold safely?
- Canopy to protect the babies from rough weather conditions.
- Sturdy wheels, some have all-terrain wheels so you can take your little one for a country ramble, while others are designed for city streets?
- Lockable swivel wheels, for easy maneuverability.
- One or more parking devices/brakes.
- Net insect protection cover.
- Space for a car seat: some pushchairs make it easy to clip on a car seat (so you don’t need to wake your baby after a drive).
- Storage space, some offer storage compartments usually under the seat.
- Size of your car and how much you travel.
- Size of the storage space in your home.
- Convertible, some pushchair seats can convert to a pram without adding a separate carrycot.
- Fold-able to make it easier to take on holidays, buses …
- How many other accessories does it come with.
Now that you know what you are looking for, you can browse through our selected strollers or pushchairs to find the right one for you.If you would like to add to our stroller buying guide, please leave a comment.