How to Pick a Stroller
You will be pushing your child in a stroller for at least a couple of years, so use these suggestions to help you decide on the best one for you.
You will need
- Internet access
- Restraint system
- Adjustable seat
- Storage area
- Removable fabric
- Five-point harness (optional)
Step 1 Check for recalls Check for stroller recalls at cpsc.gov. Safety is your top priority.
Step 2 Choose a restraint system Choose a stroller with a restraint system that easily latches and unlatches.
A five-point harness is the safest restraint.
Step 3 Protect your child with a canopy Protect your child from the sun, rain, and wind with an adjustable canopy.
Step 4 Choose an adjustable seat Choose a seat that is adjustable. This is a must for infants that can’t support their head.
This feature is also great for nap time.
Step 5 Buy with storage Buy a stroller with a storage area so you can keep diapers, bottles, and toys readily available.
Step 6 Look for a stroller that folds easy Look for a stroller that folds with one hand or foot. This leaves one hand free for your baby.
Step 7 Buy a stroller with removable fabric Buy a stroller with removable fabric for easy cleaning.
In 2007, there were more American babies born than any other year in U.S. history.