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September 19, 2016

Tips for choosing the right baby stroller + giveaway!

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I knew that having a baby would impact the ways I would be able to do errands so when I was shopping for baby strollers I did a lot of research and helped narrowed down my search by answering some key questions. There are so many options out there so I thought it would be helpful to any new parents out there to share some of my tips on what to think about to help you hone in on the stroller that will work for you and your baby.

(1) For new parents, it’s important to consider if you want a system that will allow you attach the baby carrier to the stroller unit and use it that way (aka “frame stroller”), or if you want to have a convertible system (i.e baby carrier attaches to the stroller but as the baby grows, you can attach an actual upright seat).

(2) Are you looking for something compact and lightweight, or do you want something a little heavier that will allow navigation through various terrain?

(3) What are your potential future plans? If more children are a possibility, would you want to purchase a stroller that has add-on options (i.e kickstand, double seats (car seat + upright, 2 uprights))?

(4) Safety was the key thing for me so once I was able to answer the questions above, I consulted various reliable websites to look at the safety ratings, including: Consumer Reports and Baby Gear Lab.

I’d love to hear what other tips you may have – leave them in the comments below! If you’re in the market for a new stroller for your baby or as a gift, enter the giveaway below for a $50 certificate towards one (or anything else baby-related!) on Diapers.com!


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  • Great tips! I am not a parent and currently not planning on being a parent anytime soon but the info is great for whenever I do decide to have kids! Thank you!

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  • 618mo

    Make sure it fits in the trunk!

  • Veronica Urbaniak

    Thanks for the advice! I also do not have children yet but these are definitely things to think about

  • mami2jcn

    I’m 5’9″ so I’ve always checked strollers to make sure the handle is at a good height for me.

  • Caroline B

    I always make sure they are not too bulky!

  • Elena

    I made sure the stroller is lightweight in case I need to pick it up

  • Ashley Bree Perez

    I like a lightweight durable stroller!

  • Great tips! I’ll definitely remember these for when my time comes 😉

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com

  • Planning for Paris

    In the market for a new jogging stroller!

  • Laura

    Haven’t had baby yet but would love to know all the tips for getting the perfect stroller!

  • My tip is to get a stroller with swiveling front wheels because it makes sharp turns easier.

  • Love the casual and chic look. Don’t have a child yet, but thanks for sharing!

    ~Whitney
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  • M Clarkson

    Easy fold strollers are preferable.

  • Lauren

    Make sure the basket at the bottom has plenty of room

  • Vero M

    Durability and safety harness is what I look for in a stroller.