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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.

Instructions

  • 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.
  • TIP: 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.
  • TIP: 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.
  • FACT: In 2007, there were more American babies born than any other year in U.S. history.

You Will Need

  • Internet access
  • Restraint system
  • Canopy
  • Adjustable seat
  • Storage area
  • Collapsibility
  • Removable fabric
  • Five-point harness (optional)

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