Stroller Buying Guide – Part 1: What to think about when shopping for a stroller
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Stroller Buying Guide – Part 1:
* What to think about when shopping for a stroller

by Alicia in New posts, Strollers

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What to think about when shopping for a stroller

  • First of all, it’s important to actually shop for a stroller, don’t buy the first stroller you fall in love with because you like the way it looks.
  • Consider your lifestyle when buying a stroller. ‘Boutique moms’ will want to look for an easy to maneuver small to medium size stroller.
  • There are several types of strollers including travel system strollers, high-end traditional strollers, double/twin strollers, and jogging strollers.  (Read Part 5: Comparison chart of different types of strollers) for more information on the types of strollers.
  • Casual shoppers with a baby from newborn to age 3 will do well with a Travel System or a standard high-end stroller such as the Musty 4Rider Light or Bugaboo Bee
  • Walking your toddler around the neighborhood everyday? Go with a comfortable umbrella or mid-size stroller such as The First Years Jet Stroller or Chicco Trevi, two of my favorite mid-size strollers.  (Read Part 3: Stroller Buying Guide: A few of my favorite strollers) for more information about my favorite strollers.
  • Jogging up a mountain? Parents who enjoy jogging and taking walks up mountains will want to invest in a good jogging stroller such as a Baby Jogger stroller.
  • The best high end multi-purpose strollers for parents of infants to 3+ year old’s are the Musty 4Rider Light and the Bugaboo Bee. While The First Years Jet Stroller is a great option for a shopping mom with a toddler.
  • If the stroller you purchase doesn’t come with a cup holder, buy one. You won’t want to go without a cup holder. (Read Part 4: Stroller Buying Guide: Stroller Accessories) for more information about stroller accessories.
  • You don’t have to buy a Travel System stroller if you need to put an infant car seat in the stroller. Many high-end traditional strollers accommodate infant car seats.  Check brand compatibility!
  • You should consider buying a diaper bag after you’ve purchased your stroller as stroller storage baskets vary in size greatly.

Check Consumer Reports’ magazine or website ( for reviews and parents can visit, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website.

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