Stroller Buying 101: How to Choose the Right One

by Elizabeth Peters October 24, 2016

Stroller Buying 101: How to Choose the Right One


Unlike numerous other baby items, a quality stroller will serve you for quite a long time. It gets so much use, and for such a while, that this is one of the baby products that you may want to splurge on in order to get precisely what you need.

A quality stroller will serve you and your baby for several years and can also be used, or passed down, for subsequent children.

A stroller is one of the more pricey items that new parents need, so it is important to make a well-informed decision to ensure you are getting the best value and the right type of stroller to fit your family’s needs. To help you choose the right type of stroller, following are the most common types of strollers and what they entail:

Top Types of Strollers

  • Standard Size: A customary, standard-size stroller is the most well-known sort. These items offer sufficient stockpiling, agreeable seats, greater and more flexibility wheels, and weigh 16-37 lbs. All offer some sort of auto seat connector, and a minority offer a completely leaned back seat (under 10 degrees), which fills in as a contrasting option to a bassinet all lean back, however, most wind up being excessively steep for a safe newborn child sleeping.
  • Car Seat Frame: One of the most embraced alternatives for the initial 6-12 months while the infant is in a newborn child auto seat is a frame stroller. These strollers give a casing that the auto seat can click onto. An auto seat casing is reasonable, conservative, and light at just 11 to 16 lbs, which can be useful for mothers who've quite recently had an infant or C-section and might be constrained on what they can carry.
  • Lightweight: Incredible for travel, lightweight choices, sometimes referred to as "umbrella strollers" due to their little-collapsed shape, are light and more minimized and generally weigh between 8-17 lbs. In any case, they cut a few corners when contrasted with a standard size stroller. They don't offer auto seat connectors and generally can't be utilized until the baby is more than 6 months old and can sit by themselves. They additionally utilize smaller wheels, making them less flexible and exceptionally hard to push on rough surfaces.
  • Jogging: Equipped with substantial air-filled tires and safeguards, running strollers are uniquely intended to move smooth and straight while running and decrease the effect of knocks and checks on the child. Most measure anywhere in the range of 23 to 31 lbs.
  • Double: A twofold stroller gives two seats next to each other and is key with twins. A double can likewise work for two children, such as for an infant and an older sibling. Importantly, a double doesn't measure twice as much. Most are in the 21-36 lbs range and are sufficiently thin enough to fit through most doorways.

When choosing a stroller, it is important to consider the factors that are most important to you, such as bulkiness, ease to transport, use on rough terrain, the child’s age during use, etc. With so many strollers available on the market it is important to choose the type of stroller that is right for you and then research each brand carefully to ensure that you get the best deal.

Elizabeth Peters
Elizabeth Peters


Elizabeth Peters is a mother of two and freelance writer who specializes in the parenting/family niche. When she is not writing for clients she can be found blogging about parenting on her own blog at She currently resides in Alabama with her husband and two young children. Connect with her on Twitter: @themommyvortex

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