If you’re new to the
world of baby care, then you most likely do not know a whole lot about baby
strollers. Before you go out and purchase one, you will find it helpful to first
learn about stroller basics.
The first type of
stroller discussed is your basic lightweight "umbrella" stroller. These are
typically the smallest and least expensive type of strollers. Not only are
umbrella strollers great because of their light weight, but they also fold up
easily and become quite compact for easy storage.
Next is the most
common type of stroller. Standard strollers are usually more expensive than
umbrella strollers, yet they typically posses higher quality wheels and frames,
thus are more durable. For your "everyday activities", standard strollers work
great and have storage pockets for necessities like baby blankets and bottles for travel.
Imagine you have a
stretched limo for a stroller. What you basically have is what is called a
double stroller. Double strollers come in two configurations, side by side, or
front to back (tandem). The front-to-back configuration is nice because it makes
for a more compact design for better maneuverability, and is easier to get
through doorways. Although, the side-by-side design has its advantages too, as
their will be no disputes about who gets to sit in the front seat.
Are you more of the
athletic type that loves the great outdoors? If so, then jogging strollers are
the best type of stroller for you. Fitted with extra large and durable wheels,
jogging strollers are designed to allow your baby to keep up with you and your
fast-paced lifestyle. Higher-end models are equipped with bicycle-style caliper
brakes for making safe stops.
Now you are aware of
all your various stroller options. Don’t feel left out if you have more than two
small children to cart around. Triple, and even quadruple strollers are
available on the market.
Written by Seth
Tachick for Baby Best Buy (babybestbuy.com)