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Strollers Buying Guide
Types of Strollers
can be perplexing. Our handy overview will help you figure out what’s
out there and what would work best for you.
extremely popular with on-the-go parents because they fold easily and
fit into tight storage spaces like car trunks and overhead
compartments. Featuring curved handles (hence the name), umbrella
strollers offer less comfort and features than larger strollers but are
ideal for caregivers who travel often by bus, train or car since they
occupy less space and can be easily folded and tucked away.
something to be said for a sturdy, heavy stroller that will last for
the duration of a child’s need, the practicality of a lightweight
stroller cannot be undermined. And lightweight
no longer describe the basic umbrella stroller either. Indeed, today
there are many lightweight strollers that offer some of the same
features as larger strollers, including storage space, multiple
reclining positions, adjustable handlebars and stylish accessories.
you’ve seen a period movie set in England
and that involved babies, chances are you’ve seen what a pram looks
like. Traditionally, these old-fashioned baby carriages feature large
spoked wheels and a bassinet-style sleeping space. Prams are ideal for
newborns, since they need to lie down when they ride around. Beautiful
and offering a certain classic vintage image, prams are safe for babies
up to three months old.
many modern strollers offer a bassinet attachment that provides your
baby with a similar pram experience.
parents, these traditional strollers include a detachable
color-coordinating infant car seat carrier. Instead of waking baby to
take him out of a car seat and put him in the stroller when you leave
the car to run a quick errand, the travel system lets you easily pick
up the carrier and attach it directly onto the stroller. While
practical in the first few months, many parents complain that travel
systems are heavy and impractical for folding and storing in the trunk
of a car.
to a travel
system, a convertible stroller grows with your child from the newborn
to toddler stage. Convertible strollers feature a seat that folds back
so the newborn can ride flat. The seat back can be folded up at around
six months when the baby can sit upright. Though these strollers can be
on the pricier side, keep in mind that you will be able to use it well
into the toddler years.