How To Choose Your First Baby Stroller
When it comes to choosing your first baby stroller, there are a few key things to consider to make sure you pick the best one for your new baby!
Whether you’re searching online, or heading in store, it’s easy to feel a little overwhelmed at the sheer amount of baby strollers on the market.
From prams to umbrella strollers, how do you know which is worth the investment?
Buying a stroller is such an important decision and you’ll want to spend a little time deciding on your baby’s first mode of transport. The stroller will potentially be used for years to come and it can be one of the biggest financial investments you’ll make when buying for baby.
But how do you know which the right baby stroller is for your baby and you?
We’ve put together a guide to the key considerations for choosing your first stroller to help you make the best choice and avoid making a mistake. You can take the time to think carefully about what is going to be the best choice for your baby and be the right option for you and your family’s lifestyle.
How to choose the best stroller for your baby
There are a few considerations to make such as the features and specifications you need, safety requirements and the budget you’re working with. It’s important to factor in your baby’s comfort and safety but also your requirements as the caregiver too.
Remember too that what might work for one family might not work for you. So, think about your needs, your home and vehicle and what is going to make your life easier when out and about with your new baby.
Ask yourself the following questions and then note down the requirements that are essential to you. You can use this list when searching through the potential best baby strollers range to find a model that aligns.
How old is your baby?
Newborn babies will require a supportive stroller that allows them to lay flat as they will not be able to sit up until they are approximately six months old. A pram or stroller that reclines is the best option for a newborn baby, such as the Mother’s Choice Haven.
The Haven stroller, suitable from birth, features a lay-flat bassinet and world and parent facing seat options for your growing child. It's lightweight frame is durable and compact for ease of use and storage.
For babies who can sit up without assistance, a lightweight stroller, such as our Ella Umbrella is an affordable stroller offering multiple position recline.
If you’re out with your baby and they fall asleep, simply recline their seat back and let them snooze comfortably on their travels. The stroller also features a good-sized basket and compact fold so if you’re short of space at home, it’s a great choice.
This stroller goes the distance and can transport your child comfortably until they’re 17kgs (approx. four years old).
How long will you use the stroller for?
Our umbrella strollers, such as the Ella or Grace Stroller, are a great investment if you’re looking to use the same stroller for many years. The Grace stroller is also suitable for newborn babies up to children aged approximately four years old. It’s a great lightweight and compact model and a good choice for parents who are looking to store their stroller in a car boot when on the go.
With a removable bumper bar, this stroller grows with your child.
Where will you use your stroller?
What are the terrains like where you’ll be out and about with your baby?
Will you be hitting the pavement, shopping centres, local parks or take them ‘off road’?
You’ll need to consider if the tyres on your new stroller will go the distance and be durable, as well as keeping your baby secure and comfortable as they travel.
Our Flux Active Stroller is a great choice for active parents who love to explore the outdoors with their baby. The Flux is a Mother’s Choice baby stroller BIGW exclusively stocks. With a comfortable seat, air tyres and an extra-large canopy to protect baby in all weather conditions, there’ll be nothing stopping your adventures with this one!
Where will the stroller be stored?
As mentioned, for small spaces, umbrella strollers are a great option that can fold down or collapse neatly. Consider where you still store your stroller, at home or in the car, when it isn’t in use and find an option that will work for your space and make your life easier when using it and putting it away.
If you’re out in the car often, ensure to check out the measurements of your boot to check it will accommodate your baby’s stroller when transporting it around. At the same time, you’ll want to consider how much your stroller weighs and if the caregiver using it can comfortably lift, put up and collapse it.
Great things come in small packages and one stroller that ticks many boxes for new parents is the clever Nook. The Nook is the lightest, most compact stroller in the Safety 1st range. Weighing just 6.5kg, this super lightweight model is suitable for babies from newborn to 17kg. It's impressive list of features makes it an easy choice for parents on the go such as being easy to fold, sturdy and resilient and plenty of storage options to make your life even easier.
After working out what requirements you are looking for, it’s time to decide what type of stroller will work best for you.
Our range of strollers includes:
- 3-wheel strollers
- 4-wheel strollers
- Twin strollers
- Lightweight strollers
- Stroller accessories
Click here to check out our entire range of these different strollers and good luck!