A stroller is simply a baby cart used to transport and carry babies. Though many retailers confuse customers by using varying terms for pushchairs and strollers, there is only a slight difference between all of them. For instance, a pushchair is much sturdier in comparison to a stroller with the ability to recline the seat and position it either forward-facing or parent-facing. A stroller is designed to carry newborns and younger babies as well but is lightweight and more ideal for older children.
Prams are strollers and are often referred to as such here in Australia and other parts of the world. There are many types of strollers available; there are strollers for jogging and walking that are lightweight, such as 4WD strollers, as well as combo strollers and travel system strollers, single strollers, and double strollers.
If you’re looking for a great stroller for your baby, take a look at our range at All 4 Kids. And, if you are buying a stroller for the first time, here are some things you should know:
Your budget is something you must consider before choosing a stroller. It is always advisable to work out a budget and stick to it because it is very easy to get overwhelmed by the choices and different functions available. A bit of research will go a long way in determining what you can get for your money.
If you are an active person who likes to jog or walk regularly with your baby, you should look for an all-terrain stroller with adjustable and locking wheels.
However, if you’re a parent who is always on the move and needs something more compact and portable, you should take a look at our umbrella strollers which can easily fit in the car and be carried in and around shopping centers, supermarkets and anywhere else you need to go.
If you are looking for an all-in-one system that allows you to transfer your baby straight from the car into the stroller, you should go for a travel system, which is basically a stroller with a compatible infant car seat that easily clips into the stroller.
Ability to Add Further Seats
If this is your first stroller and you are thinking of having more children, it is a good idea to look at models with the ability to install additional seats when you need them. There are many options available on the market and investing in one could save you from some financial strain in the future.
There are strollers out there that are heavy and some that are light, but it all depends on what you need it for. For instance, all-terrain strollers will weigh more and will be bigger in size compared to others. Make sure you consider how a child and a couple of shopping bags will affect the weight and maneuverability of the stroller.
If you are purchasing a bigger stroller, you may even consider investing in an umbrella stroller.
Make sure you’ll be able to comfortably steer your stroller and feel confident in maneuvering it around tight spaces. You should also be able to walk with the stroller using your normal stride.
If the stroller is going to be used regularly, it is worth finding a model with an adjustable handle that will allow you to adjust the height.
These are some of the qualities that you need to consider while finding the right baby stroller for you. Take a look at our selection!