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How To Pick A Strollers Guide

Updated: Dec 17, 2021

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Filling out your registry can be overwhelming. Who knew babies needed so many things? Additionally, you could spend hours upon hours researching each product and pouring over its reviews. One of the most important items on your registry is your stroller. Picking the right stroller can be the difference between an effortless breeze through the mall and a workout wrangling it back into your car. There is no shortage of types of strollers and when you start adding on bells and whistles – how can you ever choose?!

As usual, we have broken down the basics of stroller shopping. Using our guide, you will be able to navigate the stroller market and select an option that fits your family and lifestyle. Before you start shopping, answer each of these questions to gain a clearer understanding of what you may actually need versus accessories you want.

Questions to ask:

1. What is my budget?

Stroller prices can range from $30 for a basic model to a few thousand dollars for the Cadillac of strollers. Your future self will be thanking you for investing in a quality stroller, but you do not have to break the bank to get one you will be happy with. Establish your budget for a stroller and focus your research on models within that range.

2. What are the 'Safety Features' in my stroller?

We highly recommend exploring a stroller’s safety features before purchase. Consider options with five-point harnesses, hand brakes, no sharp edges or hinges your baby can reach.

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3. What activities am I going to be doing with the stroller?

If you are going to be using public transportation or traveling often with your stroller, a narrower, lightweight option may be best. If you are an avid runner or hiker, a sturdy model built for off-roading may be a better pick. Understanding how you will be using the stroller can help you narrow down options in terms of size, wheels, and features.