3 Questions to Consider When Buying the Perfect Stroller
Advocacy These days, one of the biggest decisions parents have to make is what they are going to push that adorable bundle of joy in for the next three-plus years.
Soon after you see those two lines on the pregnancy stick, your mind will start to swirl with questions about which stroller is best, among other things. You’ll visit baby stores, ask your mom-friends and pore over articles trying to decide which stroller is the best for you.
With a baby market flooded with three and four-wheel buggies, it’s a daunting task to figure out which one will work for your family.
When asking, “Which stroller should I get?" it's not as easy as just naming names. It's a good idea to know the answers to these three questions when starting your search.
1. What is your lifestyle?
Not every stroller is going to work for every parent's lifestyle. Do you live in the city and have to schlep the stroller up six flights of stairs? Or do you live in the country and need to frequently push the buggy on gravel or country roads, making all-terrain tires a must?
Knowing your lifestyle and where you plan to push the stroller on an everyday basis is key to narrowing down your search.
2. What is your budget?
With strollers costing anywhere from $10 for a simple umbrella stroller at the local baby store to over $1,500 for luxury systems that do it all, choosing your budget is extremely important.
If you can narrow this down to what you can realistically afford, the stroller options will narrow too, therefore making your search easier.
3. What features are most important to you?
Do you get excited about a big basket or a reversible seat? Is a tall, extendable handlebar a must-have to accommodate your height? Or maybe a stroller that accepts an infant car seat is what you want?
Knowing which features are on your must-have list vs. your wish list is helpful when picking out the right stroller for you.
Know what is most important to you by answering these questions, then let the search begin.