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The Complete Stroller Buying Guide

How To Choose The Perfect Baby Stroller For Your Little One

Before having my first baby, I could not find a  good stroller buying guide, so I wrote one!

When you’re expecting your first baby, everyone tells you how much you’ll love being a mother. And they’re right — being a parent is one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever have.

Having a baby is an exciting and exhausting experience. There’s a lot to think about, and you don’t have much time to do it. Thankfully, you now have a stroller to help you take the baby for walks and outings. But which one? Well, we’re here to help. Keep reading to discover the differences between them and decide which will be the best for your family.

Most strollers can be pretty expensive. So, you may be wondering: Which is the best baby stroller for me? Which one is the best bang for your buck? And how can you choose the best stroller for your little one? If you have multiple children, which tandem strollers are the best?

Before buying that first piece of baby gear, you need to know precisely what you’re getting. We’ve created the perfect stroller buying guide for the right stroller. From how to choose the ideal baby stroller to things to keep in mind when shopping, we’ve got you covered.

For many parents, searching for the perfect baby stroller can be overwhelming. There are so many different baby strollers available, and it can be hard to know which one will be the best for your family. For starters, not all strollers are created equal. To choose the best one for your family, you need to think about what you’ll be using it for.

Are you off to the park to take your baby for a walk? Do you need an alternative to using your car? Are you going on a long trip and need a compact stroller to fit into a smaller space? Will you be carrying the stroller with you in addition to the baby up the stairs? Will you need it to fold using just one hand? Do you need a big shopper bag or none at all? These are valid questions in preparation for what you’ll need in a perfect stroller.

What to Look for When Shopping for a Stroller – a Stroller Buying Guide

When shopping for a stroller, you’ll have to think about a few different factors. A good stroller should be easy to push, has a lightweight frame, have excellent braking and maneuverability, and provide your child with plenty of comforts. It’s also essential that the stroller is designed with safety in mind. If you’re looking for a cheap or budget-friendly option, it’s best to look at the single-wheel options on our list.

If you’re not sure what type of stroller is best for you or what features are most important to you in general, take a look at our buying guide below. This will help get you started on your quest for the perfect baby stroller:

First, you’ll want to think about which stroller features are most important to you. You can narrow it down by seeing what you’ll be using the stroller for.

If you plan to go on long walks and spend time with your little one outside, you might need the sturdier stroller to ensure your baby has all the comfort. If, however, you only plan to be using the stroller for very long walks, you’ll be happy with a lightweight stroller.

You also need to decide on a budget. Do you want something affordable? Or do you want something high-quality? Decide what price range you’d like your stroller to fall within, and start shopping around!

Once you know your budget, it’s time to compare the features of strollers within that price range. Consider what features matter most to you and decide which ones are most significant in making your decision. For example, if you need a stroller with undercarriage storage, this will be an essential feature of the stroller that must be considered when shopping around.

Before purchasing a new stroller, test drive it first like a car! This will help ensure that it’s right for your little one and their needs. Keep reading below to learn more about how this works and how it could benefit you as a parent.

Depending on your living situation, you’ll need to consider if you have many stairs or access to an elevator when choosing a stroller. Additionally, the size of your apartment or house also plays a huge role. If you live in a small one-bedroom where storage space is small, buying a bulky stroller can only be a nuisance.

For a smaller apartment, most umbrella strollers would be a good fit. However, if you live in a big house, the stroller’s size will not be an issue, so you can feel free to get a full-size stroller with all the accessories such as the cup holder and a diaper bag!

The Most Important Questions You Need To Ask

When I was a first-time parent, I got so overwhelmed when choosing a stroller. My baby was a winter baby, and I knew I wanted a 3 in 1 stroller because I was not a driver, and we would be spending a lot of time outside walking since that was my only means of transportation. If someone had told me the specifics of each stroller, what I needed to pay attention to, and which questions I needed to ask in the store concerning the warranty, it would have saved me time and stress. So, now you get to learn from my mistakes.

 You should first identify what you need from the stroller and what your budget allows. Do you need a multi-purpose one? Or do you want something specific like a travel system? What about the stroller’s weight–are you okay with carrying around something heavier? Are there any features that interest you on the stroller? For example, if your little one loves animals, look for an animal print design on the stroller’s wheel cover or seat cover! This will increase your chances of finding something perfect for your needs and wants.

 But long story short, here are the questions I wish I had asked before buying a stroller.

Type of Stroller 

Are you looking for a jogging stroller, an umbrella stroller, or something else? Were you even aware there are different types of strollers, depending on your needs? Keep on reading for an in-depth revision of the types of strollers, but for now, let’s move on!

Stroller Prices

There are so many strollers on the market right now that you can count on finding the best option for you without breaking the bank. Lightweight and umbrella strollers are usually more affordable, while stroller models that offer two infant car seats can be on the pricier end.

Nowadays, you can find strollers sold with car seats that can be clicked on or off of the stroller frame, or you can buy the car seat adapter separately. Depending on your needs and the number of accessories you’d like, you can buy a lightweight stroller for as low as $100. If your heart is set on a convertible stroller, especially the travel system stroller models, be prepared to spend upwards of $500.


What kind of warranty does the manufacturer offer? Is it a one-year or five-year warranty or even longer? Does the warranty include wheels and harnesses, or just the frame? Can you buy expendable parts of the stroller separately, or not? Those are all the questions you need to be asking! If the wheels are inflatable, you need to be able to buy the tire separately, because they are very sensitive to bumps on the road, and if you over-inflate them, they burst.

Some stroller wheels can use bike tires, but some cannot. If the wheels of the particular model are not easily accessible, opt out of it or you’ll have a non-functioning stroller that will only frustrate you, and you’ll pretty much throw money down the drain.

Additionally, if the handles have faux leather on them, you need to be prepared that it will soon start to crack, especially if you spend a lot of time outdoors or in the sun. If the manufacturer does not have it covered in the warranty, and your heart is set on that model, find a way to protect the faux leather to keep it from noticeable wear and tear.

Brand Reputation 

Although not the most important thing to consider, brand reputation is still a top 5. The way the brand, seller, retailer, or manufacturer act toward the customers is a great way to see if you want to be involved with them for a long time. Because you will be using the stroller, ideally, for at least 2 years per child. So, questions like:

Does the company have a good reputation with other consumers? Which company has been around the longest and is known for quality products? What do they offer to guarantee their quality and durability if the company is new? Is the maintenance store near you, or do you have to ship the whole stroller if something breaks or malfunctions? If you need to ship it, will they offer a replacement one? How long do they usually take to fix the stroller – a couple of days, a week, two weeks, or the more usual 40 days? What will you do in the meantime? All of these are questions you need to be asking BEFOREHAND to avoid being frustrated if there comes a time for you to need to maintain or service the stroller.

Frame Materials

Some materials feel more durable and sturdy than others. But the stroller frame weight does not guarantee that it will hold a larger child. The frame can be made from metal or aluminum (the two most common frames). What you need to consider is how much weight can the frame withhold, and is it light enough so that you can carry it with one hand? Again, depending on your needs, you’ll choose what you see fit, but aluminum frames tend to be more lightweight and sturdy than metal ones, even if they do not feel like it.

Other Features 

Other features you need to consider are all the accessories and your lifestyle.

Will this product fit your lifestyle and needs well? Do you need a snack tray, activity panel, changing table, or storage basket for all the baby gear in the stroller? What about a cup holder for mom and a separate cup holder for the baby?

Features that do not matter as much but still impact the purchase decision are vital in the decision-making process.

How to Choose the Right Stroller for Your Baby

There are many different factors to consider when shopping for a baby stroller. You’ll need to look at whether certain features are essential to you or not. And then you’ll also want any options available in terms of types of strollers–jogging strollers vs umbrella strollers–and brand reputation. And maybe even some less significant features like is it a compact stroller once folded, and how easy it is to fold up and transport. Is it a lightweight stroller, or do you have to get muscles to carry it around?

First, you want to make sure that the stroller has safety features like durable wheels and a broad base so that your baby will be safe and secure when they are inside. You also want to ensure that the stroller has storage space for all of your child’s essentials. And lastly, you’ll want to find a stroller with stylish features like different colors and patterns.

Let’s look at all the different types of strollers and which one can fit your lifestyle the best!

Types of Strollers

Strollers come in a variety of styles, and they cover the vast majority of parents’ needs, so you should be able to find a stroller that perfectly matches your style, your budget, and your preferences. Here are some types:

Umbrella Strollers 

Umbrella strollers are also called all-purpose strollers. They may be used for a variety of activities, such as a walk around the neighborhood or a trip to the shop. They are usually very lightweight, you can fold them to be compact, and they do not require much space.

There are some cons to umbrella strollers, though. For example, an umbrella stroller folds as you would an umbrella (hence the name), and you almost always need to use both hands to fold them. Another issue is, if you overstuff them, they can succumb to the weight and fold over the child, which is a major safety issue for me. And lastly, you need both hands to push them, otherwise, they will not go in a straight line. For some parents that might not be a deal-breaker, it is a major one for me.

So, the takeaway is that if you buy an umbrella stroller, you will have a super compact and lightweight stroller, it can serve as a means of transportation for shorter routes, but you need to be careful not to put too many things on them or they’ll break.

Travel Systems

The term “travel system” refers to a stroller that includes a stroller and an infant car seat. The other name for them is the 2 in 1 set.

Travel systems are popular with parents because they may be used from day one, and you don’t have to disrupt your child during the car-seat-to-stroller-and-back transition. You can get both from the same brand or create your own travel system by combining different models from different manufacturers. Ensure your stroller and car seat are compatible or get adapters before starting.

2 in 1 sets are perfect if you often plan to be in and out of the car. You can just pop the car seat on the frame and run errands off you.

Lightweight Strollers

As the name suggests, strollers that are “lightweight” are much lighter than a full-size stroller. Often referred to as travel strollers or tiny strollers, they are lightweight and easy to carry. These models are ideal for parents on the road or in need of a stroller that folds up small enough to be carried by one person. Think going up and down the stairs, taking it in and out of car trunks, riding public transit, etc.

Most lightweight strollers are usually foldable so that they won’t take up too much room.

They are also the size of a carry-on accepted by most airlines, so if you travel a lot by plane, many lightweight strollers are a bullseye! There is no need to check the stroller anymore, worrying about the possible damage they will endure. You can simply stroll your baby on the plane and be carefree.

Double Strollers

Two children can ride in the same stroller simultaneously using double strollers. A double stroller, or a twin stroller, comes in

Tandem Stroller

handy if you have twins or children close in age. There are two types: Front-to-back (also known as tandem or in-line) and side-by-side double strollers. Side by side is perfect for twins as they get to see the world at the same level, and at the same time, while front-to-back is better for a younger and an older child.

Side by Side Stroller

The latter model usually has one fixed seat – the front- and cannot be lowered. For that reason, it is not suitable for children that have not learned how to sit yet. The back seat is usually both reversible (looking at the mother and looking away from the mother), and interchangeable with a car seat. These models are perfect if you are often out and about for a more extended period and your older child still cannot walk very far without asking to be carried.

The side-to-side model is perfect for twins, but be mindful of the stroller’s width. Not every double stroller can go through a typical door. So, try to opt for a slimmer model to be able to go to the shops comfortably, or any place with single doors not having to stress out if the stroller will fit through. Yes, it will provide less space for the kids, but they have been sharing a womb for nine months, being close to each other is a given for them.

Convertible Strollers

Convertible Stroller

A convertible stroller may be converted into a double stroller. If you’re expecting two children who will be close in age, a convertible

is a fantastic option. Convertibles, like double strollers, are available in tandem and side-by-side variations. They are essentially just a little wider frame, that can fit two seats when you need them. The best thing about them is that you can use both stroller seats at the same time, or opt for just one, so when you have just one child with you, you don’t have to have a spare stroller for just that. Or, if the children are indeed close in age but one is perfectly fine walking, you can simply click the second seat out and enjoy the spare room for a tricycle or a training bike!

Strollers for Multiple Children

Buying a stroller for your little one to accommodate multiple children is an excellent investment. First, it allows you to use the same stroller for your baby, toddler, and preschooler. And second, it will save you a lot of money down the road if you have more than one child.

Several different types of strollers come in multi-child configurations. These include tandem joggers and side-by-side double joggers. Some models even allow two or three babies to ride together!

These strollers are highly versatile and allow you to adjust them to meet any child’s needs as they grow. In addition, these strollers also provide safety features like adjustable five-point harnesses and padded seats.

In terms of choosing which one is the best for your family, it comes down to personal preference. It all depends on what features are most important to you and what kind of outdoor activities your family plans on doing with their stroller.

If you’ve got more than one child, you’ll need a suitable stroller for multiple children. You’ll want a stroller that is easy to maneuver and can accommodate the needs of several siblings. The best strollers for two or more children tend to have multiple seats or storage bins that can be adjusted as needed.

Additionally, these types of strollers come with adjustable handlebars and backrests so they can grow with your little ones, and you don’t have to worry about what you will do when your baby outgrows the stroller.

The best strollers for multiple children also tend to be lightweight, making them easier to carry around. And their compact size makes it easier for kids to climb into and out of their seats without worrying about obstructing other people’s view or blocking the aisle.

Jogging Strollers

Jogging Stroller

For runners, a new breed of jogging strollers has emerged. Suspension systems have been beefed up to provide a more comfortable ride for both the runner and the child. Jogging strollers usually have just three wheels, and most three-wheeled strollers have a robust and durable suspension system, able to withhold a rougher terrain.

However, you don’t have to be a jogger or use a jogging stroller for jogging necessarily. If you just live on hilly terrain and need a stroller that will provide your child with the most comfortable ride and not make them feel every bump on the road, only jogging strollers are the perfect fit for you!

Stroller Frames

Stroller frames are sold separately if you have needs that surpass all the types mentioned above. For example, if you just need a frame to put the car seat on, you already have a different stroller. These are great for traveling, as they are tiny and fold very easily, and you can even keep just the frame in the trunk of your car for emergencies (for when you forget your stroller at home).

How to Choose the Right Size Stroller for your Baby

This stroller buying guide only gives you insight into what you need to pay attention to. We do not have all the answers, and I can’t make a choice for you, but I can tell you this:

First, you’ll need to consider the height of your baby. This is important because you don’t want to buy a stroller too tall for your little one. If it’s too tall, they may not be able to see over the handlebars, and when they’re trying to find their feet or jump up, they may hit their head on the handlebar. Some parents like the idea of their baby having room to grow and expand into the stroller seat while others like them sitting snugly at first and then expanding as they get older. However, you should be careful not to buy a stroller that the baby outgrows quickly.

Another thing to consider is how much space you have in your car. If you have a small car, the stroller won’t fit if it’s really big. So, if this is a concern of yours- ensure that your stroller fits into your vehicle before making your purchase.

Thirdly, consider how many people will be using the stroller with your child. If there is more than one child in the family who will be riding in the stroller, look at how many stroller seats are included and how many full-sized wheels there are on the stroller. If you have more than one child, but only one of them will use it often, size isn’t as much of an issue; instead, weight or durability should be considered first and foremost.

Next, consider the weight capacity of the strollers. A wise investment is to purchase one that can hold up to 100 pounds so your little one will always feel safe and secure when riding in it. Additionally, you can put a lot of items in the stroller’s shopping bag if it can hold more weight. And, if you have another child who gets tired during long walks, you can have them stand on the back of the shopping bag and ride the stroller together with their sibling!

The Right Brand for You

Strollers come in a variety of shapes and sizes. One of the best ways to narrow down your search is by finding a brand that works for you and your budget. For example, if you want something safe, durable, and easy to use, look for a stroller that’s made by Britax or Baby Jogger. If you’re looking for something lightweight and compact, consider the Orbit Baby Jogger XL 1-2-3 stroller.

The list of brands goes on! There are so many options out there to find the perfect stroller for your little one. But, remember: it’s all about what suits your needs! As long as you stick with a brand proven in previous years, you’ll be doing just fine! Here is an overview of some of our favorites!


Regarding double strollers, several questions are begging to be answered. Tandem or side-by-side? Should you opt for a slimmer double stroller version and cut the space for your kids, or get a wider model and not be able to enter any facility? The list goes on. However, Britax strollers are a perfect blend of all you may need in a double stroller.

A Britax stroller B-Lively should be on your shortlist when purchasing a double stroller. All-wheel suspension, a lightweight aluminum frame, and an adjustable handlebar are notable characteristics of the stroller. Another perk: each stroller seat has its independent recline and offers fully reclining seats for when the baby falls asleep.

And for the price of $450, you likely will not find a cheaper double stroller option that is durable and high-quality.

Baby Jogger

The City Mini GT2 is a top jogging stroller pick among many parents, and it’s not hard to understand why. Competing brands can’t match the pricing and performance of this popular jogging stroller. Not quite inexpensive, but you won’t be paying a whole month of rent. At $390, you’ll get the most bang for your buck while making sure your child is comfortable.

All-terrain rubber wheels and all-wheel suspension, a near-flat seat recline, and a natural one-handed fold are just a few of the characteristics of this fantastic jogging stroller. This jogging stroller is compatible with many baby car seats for those who want to construct their own travel system. When folded, the GT2 fits neatly in a small space, making it ideal for both city and suburban people.


Chicco’s travel system, which includes a car seat and a stroller, is all about value and convenience, and this one is no exception. Chicco strollers include the well-known KeyFit 30 infant car seat (with its base) along with a stroller that folds up with a single hand and has an adjustable handle and a parent tray. To reduce weight, you may either use the provided adaptor or place the car seat directly on top of the standard seat for installation. When your child is in the KeyFit 30, the canopies from both seats meet and overlap to create the perfect naptime cocoon.

At $400, this travel system is among the most affordable ones!


You’d think that with two infants, you’d need two strollers. The Donkey5, Bugaboo’s luxury stroller, will almost make you forget you’re carrying around twice the weight of most parents when using it.

And at the price of $1500, you’d better forget it!

It might be challenging to find a double stroller suited for twins. In many cases, they’re difficult to push, don’t fit through doorways, or can only be used with one bassinet or one infant car seat at a time. All of these and much more are performed by the Bugaboo strollers, especially the Donkey. Doing it stylishly and fashionably is a requirement, of course! When it comes to getting through conventional entrances and busy retail aisles, its small profile makes it possible.

At the same time, two bassinets, two infant car seats, and two toddler seats may all be accommodated by this versatile double stroller. You can go from a single to a double in only three simple steps. Even when fully loaded, it’s a breeze to push and steer, and it boasts a top-notch suspension system that ensures a smooth ride.


Even if you’ve had your eye on a high-end stroller, your bank account doesn’t have it. Because the Mockingbird delivers so much luxury for so little money, you don’t have to pick between it and other comparable strollers. This $395 stroller is a bargain!

Instead of going through the retail process, this direct-to-consumer firm cuts out the middleman. Instead, it offers a high-quality stroller that is beautiful, functional, and easy to use. It has a wide, spill-resistant canopy that protects your baby from the sun, a reversible seat, and a built-in suspension system for a comfortable ride. In addition to the XL storage space and the self-standing fold, we like the lifetime warranty since it gives you peace of mind regarding the cheaper price and durability.

Plus, because of the reversible seat, your baby will be able to fully enjoy the view, and the parent can turn the seat to watch their sleeping baby.


The focus of the Vista is on flexibility to meet the needs of modern families. The integrated bassinet may be used from birth for both strolling and sleeping. You can also use it with the UPPAbaby Mesa or another car seat that fits. In the future, when your kid grows out of the bassinet, move to a forward or rear-facing toddler seat instead. Are you having a second child? The Rumble Seat or the PiggyBack Ride-Along Board can be added for a larger child who prefers to stand and ride independently.

You won’t be dissatisfied with the performance either. All of the high-end features that parents enjoy, like a telescopic handlebar, complete seat recline, a large under-seat basket, and an extensible canopy, can be found in the Vista stroller. For the price, you get it all. At $1100, Vista is on the pricier end of the strollers.


Strollers are among the most expensive things on your baby registry, but they don’t have to be a financial strain. While the Graco Modes aren’t the most costly strollers on the market, they include a changeable seat and an easy, one-handed fold that is usually seen on more expensive models.

With the Modes, you may use it as an infant car seat carrier. It has an infant seat, and finally, a toddler stroller seat all in one. Also included are snack trays for the parents and the kids. The storage basket is spacious enough to hold a diaper bag and more despite the huge canopy.

Another favorite of my own is the Graco Evo Duo or Trio system. The Duo system uses just the toddler stroller seat and the infant car seat, while the trio system includes the newborn bassinet, too. The more advanced and pricier version of Graco Evo is the Graco XT model, with a wider variety of colors and sturdier wheels with air-filled tires.

Still, at the price point of $100-200, you get an amazingly durable stroller that can accommodate your child(ren) from birth until they are ready to walk on their own!


If you’re flying, going on a day excursion, or going someplace where there will be many people and little space, you may not want (or need) a large stroller. The YOYO2 is one of the greatest lightweight strollers for those occasions.

Just under 14 pounds, it folds up in a matter of seconds using just one hand. With a built-in strap, you can carry it over your shoulder when it is not in use. It is meant to fit in the overhead compartment of a plane. It can also be used from infancy through toddlerhood, as its car seat compatibility is very wide. You may also change the color of the seat cloth at any time, which is a lot of fun.

The stroller safety features on Babyzen are impressive, considering it is a lightweight traveling model.


A bassinet is a nice accessory for a stroller, but it only serves a short period and is yet another item to store when the baby’s first few months are through. The Mixx Next travel system has a seat and bassinet combination that lets you recline the seat and fold up the footrest to transform it into a snug nest for your newborn’s first few months.

Its all-wheel suspension, two-way facing toddler seat, and an adjustable handlebar for different heights of parents and caretakers. Additionally, big storage space is included, along with the option to unzip the rear fabric of the seat to expose a mesh backing ideal for warmer days are other thoughtful touches to enjoy about the Mixx. Stroller models like this one are hard to come by.

It also contains a magnetic buckle with a self-guiding system that secures itself automatically. In addition, the Mixx travel system comes with a ring adaptor that allows you to connect any of Nuna’s Pipa infant car seats to create a travel system.

At the $800 price point, this travel system is relatively affordable for all it gives!

Bob Geer

Jogging strollers are a popular choice among families that regularly venture off the usual route, regardless of whether you’re a serious runner or prefer to spend time outside with your kid. BOB has been around for a long time and is known for its durability, suspension, and a lengthy list of intelligent features.

The Revo Flex 3.0’s versatility can be attributed to its mountain-bike-inspired suspension system. Oversized tires are also a big assist. This stroller’s frame is aluminum, making it lighter than a full-size stroller despite its durability. The Flex’s big storage basket accommodates all of your belongings and is compatible with an infant car seat. Unlike many strollers, The Revo Flex has adjustable handlebars with nine configurations.

It is a more sturdy jogging stroller, but it is also a tad heavier than some other jogging strollers. At $550, this is a great everyday stroller for rougher terrains!


The Veer Cruiser Vagon is a unique cross between a stroller and a wagon that gives parents the best of both worlds.

It can be steered and pushed like a stroller, but it can also be pulled like a wagon when needed. Because of its large air-filled tires and front-wheel suspension, it can move in sand and snow with ease. You can also connect an infant car seat with appropriate adapters. A plethora of exciting add-ons may make this journey even more luxurious. Even though it doesn’t fold up particularly compactly, a folded stroller is flat and can be stored in most trunks.

The Veer has a high purchase price of $700. More so when you start to add accessories, however, it’s built to survive for years and years and can hold all of your children at once. All in all, it has proven to be an excellent investment!

Should You Buy New or Used?

Many parents wonder whether or not they should buy new or used strollers. If you have the budget, buying a new stroller can be a great idea. But, if your family is on a tight budget and you’re trying to save some money, you might want to buy used strollers instead. If someone has purchased a stroller that turns out does not fit their needs, and they are now selling baby strollers like new or unused, why not buy it second-hand? It’s a great way to get a great single stroller for a fraction of the price!

If you’re looking for something durable and reliable, consider purchasing a used stroller instead of something brand new. This gives you more bang for your buck and peace of mind. Consider this option if you want something guaranteed to last through many years of use at home and out on the go!

If time is tight and money is short, the price may be an essential factor to consider! A cheap stroller doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not good quality. But if you’re trying to save some cash while still getting a quality product, then looking at prices may help narrow down the options available to you.

Infant Car Seats and Strollers

When you need to buy a stroller, you’ll have to decide between an infant car seat and a stroller. If you’re still using your infant car seat, getting a convertible car seat might be time. That way, you will be able to use the same car seat carrier for both car seats, but you’ll also be able to use your stroller as a single stroller once your little one is no longer in the infant car seat.

Most strollers can attach infant car seats, with the exception of the umbrella stroller. However, you can use the umbrella stroller as a car seat carrier, if you pop the car seat onto the umbrella stroller. Sometimes, you just have to be innovative.

One thing to keep in mind is that, since the umbrella stroller is not meant to be a car seat carrier frame, you should only use it as such rarely not to weaken the plastic wheels.

Make Sure the Stroller is Safe For Your Baby

Safety is the most critical factor in choosing a single stroller. There are many different things to consider, but some of the most important is what kind of seat your baby will be sitting in and whether or not it’s easy for you to use.

One thing you should look out for when stroller shopping is safety. Even if your child is not using the stroller until they get older, there are certain features you can look out for that will ensure your child’s safety while still being able to use their device later on:

  1. Look for a five-point harness
  2. Buy a stroller with an energy-absorbing protective bumper
  3. Look for one that has an easy folding mechanism
  4. Be sure the brakes are functional and safe
  5. Ask if the infant car seat is sold separately

Stroller Buying Advice For New Parents – From Parents

There are a few tips and tricks that you should keep in mind when shopping for a stroller.

Sam says ‘Think about your budget’. If cost is an issue for you, don’t worry! There are plenty of strollers that won’t break the bank. For example, the Baby Trend Expedition Jogger costs $99 while the Baby Trend Flex Jogger goes for $95.

Emelie said ‘Are you going to be using the stroller much? If the reality is not so much, you don’t need to invest in an expensive convertible stroller’!

If you’re using your stroller daily, make sure it has a good suspension system so that your sleeping baby can rest properly.

Angelo says ‘Think about how easy it is to fold up. If it’s not easy to fold up and put away, it might get too annoying for you!’ And he’s right, if you need time and a lot of effort to fold the stroller, go for something easier!


Strollers are often a significant expense for parents. And when you’re looking at strollers, there are so many options to choose from, which can be overwhelming! To help you out, we’ve gathered vital tips in this stroller buying guide to help you out.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do Strollers Expire or Have an Expiration Date?

A. Strollers do not have an expiration date. A well built and well cared for stroller can be used for many different little ones.

Q. Can I Put a Newborn Baby in a Stroller?

A. Newborn babies are unable to hold up their heads, so any stroller used for them must allow the baby to lay flat.

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