How to Find the Perfect Stroller

Finding the perfect stroller is something many new parents worry about. There is such a vast choice on the market, it’s almost impossible to know which is the best to choose. Strollers vary a lot from model to model, so it’s important to compare all the different features to determine what is important to you before making a choice. Here at we have some great advice for parents who are looking to buy the perfect stroller for their little one.

The first thing when thinking about shopping for a stroller is whether you would prefer 3 wheels or 4. More often, parents now choose a 3 wheeled stroller because they offer excellent manoeuvrability and can be turned with one hand more easily.

It’s also important to note the age of baby the stroller is suitable for. Many are suitable for birth, either by using a separate attachment to turn the seat into a carrycot for infants to lie flat. On other models, the seat folds flat for younger babies. Other strollers are only suitable for babies who can support themselves well and sit up, around 6 months and older. This is usually the case for strollers where the seat doesn’t lie flat. Check the maximum age or weight limit too, to ensure you will get enough use out of the stroller if buying for an older baby.

Some parents like car seat and stroller combos, also known as travel systems. They are great for parents who frequently take the stroller in the car and need to easily transfer a young baby from car to stroller. It’s great for infants who often sleep in the car – you don’t need to disturb them when it’s time to get out of the car.

Another important factor to consider when shopping for a stroller is its size. If you often travel, you might need something which is lightweight and folds into a compact size. Some strollers, particularly twin strollers, can be bulky and heavy. They might be too big to fit in the trunk of your car, and lifting a heavy stroller into the trunk shortly after childbirth isn’t a good idea either.