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Baby Stroller Purchasing Guide For Parents


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There is no easy way of choosing the right child stroller. Some are better than others and there are many different types on the market today. Finding a stroller that is right for us requires a little research before parting with any hard earned money.

Stroller features and stroller prices vary rather a bit. Yet One of the things we must look at carefully is the quality of the stroller.

Check Internet

Check that there are no outstanding recalls for the model you are interested in. We want the stroller to be a safe one. Use your computer and go on-line to get this information. Generally by going to the manufacturers site. Read reviews on Amazon. The reviews here are detailed and will help you a lot.

Ask Your Friends

Friends can have lots of important information for you if you are intending to purchase the same type of infant stroller as them. They will be able to tell you all the useful features of the stroller. They will know the bad points. They can provide you with worthful data. Ask around. Work colleagues can let others know what you are looking for and then you will be able to find out their experiences with particular types of strollers.

Visit a Store

This is worth while doing. But this can be of limited value.

Most store staff are extremely helpful and will let you take the strollers for test runs inside the store. Use the store as a test track for the stroller you are thinking of buying. This walk will let you know how maneuverable the stroller is. Can it fit with no trouble between the isles? Fold the stroller and unfold it. How complicated is the stroller to fold? How weighty is the stroller? Is it too heavy? Is the seat easy to remove and adjust?


This is a really vital item to look at. Better quality strollers have longer warranties. Manufacturers do not expect the stroller to break during the guarantee session. Longer warranties are better. The warranty will ensure that if the stroller does break, the manufacturer will cover the costs of the breakage. Check if there are items the guarantee does not cover. Check what is not covered by the warranty. It is normal for damage due to normal usage to be covered. Thievery and some types of other damage might not be covered.

Renting a Stroller

This is the right way to really test a stroller. If you do not already have a stroller, you have better options by renting. You can try out different strollers and find the advantages and disadvantages for each one. The duration of time you rent is totally up to you. only do this short term as it can get expensive and you would be better off spending the money on a new stroller. Renting a pushchair long term can be expensive.

Online Reviews

Online reviews are a really handy way of checking out what people think of their infant strollers. Individuals write their evaluations of the strollers they own so that other individuals can look at them. Most people are honest about the evaluations and they rate the strollers on different features such as maneuverability, comfort, accessories, folding, size etc. It is vital that you study these reviews as they will provide you with notable facts.


Cathy McGovern is a work at home mother with two children. With a background in management and marketing, she now works from home. She provides free, objective and unbiased reviews on baby strollers at Stokke Stroller or Stokke Xplory Stroller and Stokke Xplory 2012


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