Parents who are picking strollers for their newborns know it is a tall order. The baby stroller is not only a means of transportation for babies but also a mobile lounge. How should the stroller and car seat follow up in the stages after the baby is born? You will face a lot of confusion and feel a choice phobia.
Should you pick a bassinet stroller for newborn or a car seat stroller combo? Do you need a versatile stroller or just a sturdy stroller? Do you choose three wheels or four wheels?
Fortunately, you are not the first to become a parent. We surveyed some users of strollers, learned from their experience, and summarized the most important precautions before buying pushchairs.
In addition, we picked and selected the best strollers on the market for comparison. I hope this article can solve your confusion and help you move forward towards your goal of being an outstanding parent.
Do you know that the baby prams have a history of more than 300 years? Internationally, baby prams can be divided into many types according to the growth of the baby and the use of the stroller.
At least two strollers are required, one is used from birth to walking; The other one can be used from walking to not needing a stroller (this age maybe 3-4 years old)
The first period: From birth to walking(0-6 months)
You need a reclining stroller. There are many reclining strollers on the market, but the following ten points can help you quickly choose the right stroller. Then I will explain one by one.
The most important thing to consider for best strollers for newborns is its folding function. A baby of 0-6 months cannot walk on its own. If your stroller cannot complete the folding task with one hand, it will be a huge challenge for you and your baby to go out.
If you think that there are ramps and elevators everywhere in your life, and the weight of the stroller can be ignored, then you have made a fatal mistake, which will make you feel stressed when you go out. Just counting the number of times the stroller enters and exits the trunk of the car, you will understand that it is not easy. What's more, if you are going out with your baby alone, you need a hand to hold the baby. Of course, if you want to take this opportunity to exercise your arm strength, then please ignore this one :)
Going out with the baby is not a trip that you can start anytime you want. You have to prepare a lot of baby products in advance, such as diapers, feeding bottles, blankets, etc. Although you will bring a mother's bag, it is far from enough. There will be a lot of things in your hand after going to the supermarket if the storage basket of the stroller has a zipper or can be sealed, so much the better.
The car seat adapter is a plug-in that combines the stroller and the car seat. There are two types of strollers on the market that require adapters and those that do not require adapters. Most strollers require an adapter to combine the stroller and safety seat. Its disadvantage is that it has to be assembled and disassembled every time it is used, and it is easy to lose if it is improperly stored. The car seat that can be installed on the stroller without an adapter reduces some trouble during the movement. I believe you don't want your sleeping baby to be awakened. It is worth noting that the car seat is only suitable for short-term use. If the baby wants to sleep, it is best to lie flat in the bassinet.
You will encounter this situation, you are busy with other things after folding the stroller, you cannot put it in the trunk of the car in time, or you happen to be on a half slope. If, at this time, the stroller rolls away, it will undoubtedly make you rush to put down the things at hand to recover the moving stroller. You definitely don't want this to happen, especially when you are holding your baby.
This is almost never mentioned, but I think it is a more important detail. There are basically two ways to fold the stroller: 1. Fold from the middle to the outside； 2. Fold inward from the middle；This shell-like folding method will not stain the seat. This shell-like folding will not stain the seat and is also the best folding method.
Newborns under six months cannot use the seat, and they need a bassinet. But it doesn't make much sense to buy it separately. What you need is a stroller with a bassinet. There is also a kind of stroller on the market that the seat and the bassinet can be converted to each other. Such strollers have comprehensive functions and save space.
If the seat can be laid flat, the child will sleep more comfortably. Most seats cannot be parallel to the ground. If the seat can be placed as flat as possible, the baby's back can be evenly stressed when lying inside. With the seat angle of this kind of car seat stroller, the baby's buttocks are the focus, and the pressure cannot be dispersed. It is not suitable for sleeping for a long time and is not conducive to the growth of the baby.
This is also a more useful accessory on the stroller. You can put the baby's bottle or mother's water cup. But if you like to go jogging with your children, it is not recommended to use the cup holder because it is easy to fall off during exercise.
The second stage: from walking to not needing a stroller(6-36 months)
During this period, as your baby gets older, you will feel that the stroller gets heavier and heavier. Lightweight strollers will reduce your burden. If you are a parent who loves sports, you can choose a jogging stroller.
Are you still hesitating which stroller to choose? I have prepared 10 different types of strollers for you and introduced their functions in detail.
If you want an exclusive stroller for newborns, then this baby stroller 3 in 1 is the most suitable. It has an absolute advantage in price and functions. Almost all you want can be achieved. First, it uses high-quality aluminum alloy tubes as the stroller frame. You don't have to worry about corrosion, rust, and scratches. In addition, it is equipped with large-size wheels, allowing you to easily cope with various road conditions. The wheels are made of solid rubber and will not break or need to be inflated.
In the details, this stroller handles very well, in line with the scientific and humanized design. In order to adapt to people with different needs, it has many adjustable parts. The pram comes with a five-point adjustable handle, a three-point adjustable seat (from lying down to reclining), and a three-point adjustable awning.
The 3 in 1 stroller means that it has three main functions. The first is the bassinet. Newborn babies can only lie in the stroller, a bassinet that can lie flat is essential for your little baby. Next is the car seat, to be precise, a portable basket. It has no base, but it can be directly fixed to the car with a seat belt as a portable car seat. It is only for newborns aged 0-6 months. If your baby is over this age, there is no need to buy this stroller with a car seat. The last and most practical seat function, it can be used from 6 months to 36 months until your baby no longer needs a stroller. All in all, this is a fully functional and cheap stroller.
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Commodity 3C Certification code:2017012201975596
Parcel Dimensions：car seat + stroller: 90cm*55cm*47.5cm
Net weight: about 13kg
The function of this car seat stroller combo is similar to the first one, but they also have minor differences. First, from the appearance, this stroller uses waterproof PU material. This allows people to have a better feel when using it. In addition, another attractive place is its color matching. Almost all strollers on the market are mainly gray, and it is rare to see such beautiful color strollers. That also makes your stroller unique.
Of course, these are just its bonus items, not the most important. Our attention should still be on the function of the stroller itself. The baby's feeling is the first consideration when buying a stroller. This stroller is equipped with an enlarged seat and bassinet. The baby can stretch freely inside without feeling crowded. In addition to the large tires introduced in the previous product, the stroller frame itself also has a spring system, which increases stability and shock absorption during pushing. In order to conveniently put it in the trunk of the car or take it on the plane, the wheels of the stroller have quick-release buttons. This is also a very useful function. In addition, the stroller has a large shopping basket, and there are fences on the side to prevent things from falling out.
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Commodity 3C Certification code:2017012201975272
Parcel Dimensions：car seat + stroller: 88cm*51cm*45cm
Net weight: about 14kg
I have to say. This modern travel system has it all! From appearance design, line routing to touch feel are impeccable. This travel system not only integrates the first two strollers but also adds a 360°rotation function. The body can rotate freely in 360°, and you can adjust the direction without moving the seat. In addition, you can use it as a cradle to coax your baby to sleep, gently shaking it left and right, as comfortable as lying in the arms of the mother.
Undoubtedly, its equipment is top-notch, using easy-to-clean PU material, advanced aluminum alloy frame, and explosion-proof PU big tires. The seat and the sleeping basket can be transformed into each other. The baby can use the sleeping basket mode at 0-6 months, and the baby can switch to the seat mode at 6-36 months. This 2 in 1 seat is convenient and space-saving. Its braking mode is the handbrake. In an emergency, people usually react faster with their hands than their feet. The use of hand brakes can reduce the possibility of accidents and make braking more timely.
It’s worth mentioning its shopping basket. Unlike other strollers, its shopping basket is sealed with waterproof PU and plastic. Then you can focus all your attention on your baby without worrying about losing anything. The frame of the X design structure has multiple stress points plus the spring damping system of the front and rear wheels, which makes its overall shock absorption effect very good.
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Standard: EN 1888-1:2018 EU standard, ASTM F833-15 American standard
Net weight: about 15kg
Hot mom is a famous British brand stroller. The stroller adopts a triangular frame structure meticulously developed by industrial design master Benson, a frame that combines shock absorption and load-bearing, and the wide-body improves stability at the same time.
Like the first three strollers, it is a high-view stroller. But the difference is that the height of the seat is 87cm from the ground, and the height of the ordinary high-view stroller is 68cm. Hot mom has its own maintenance service and factory, so there is no need to worry about after-sales problems. In addition to strollers and seats, you will also receive many necessary accessories, such as car seat adapters, mosquito nets, rain covers, foot covers, cotton pads, wrist straps, etc.
In terms of safety, the hot mom stroller is also the ultimate. The seat is a five-point safety belt. You can choose a bassinet stroller that includes an egg seat and a sleeping basket, or you can choose a 3 in 1 stroller with car seat combo. Although the car seat comes without a base, there are many suitable bases that can be matched, such as Maxi Cosi Cabriofix, Maxi-Cosi mico max 30 infants, Maxi-Cosi CITI and Cybex Aton 5 car seat models.
Chic for the countryside and the city, specially developed for active parents, in connection with a car seat (baby seat) and the appropriate adapter, the chic classic can be converted into a travel system.
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Commodity 3C Certification code: 2017012201971571
Net weight: about 9.9kg
Usually, a full-size stroller is suitable for babies over 6 months old, but this single stroller can be used from birth, because its large seat can be converted into a sleeping basket, allowing the baby to lie down comfortably. Parents with girls must not miss it. This all-pink girly stroller will make you love it.
Its functions are also very comprehensive, with 360 °rotatable front wheels, adjustable handles, large awnings, warm foot covers, shopping basket, mommy bag, cup holder, etc., which can almost meet your various needs.
The compact stroller can be driven around tight corners with one hand. With its swivel wheels, it shows that it can be maneuvered easily both on the asphalt and on the gravel road - freely rotatable for turning maneuvers. This stylish buggy will not restrict you in your daily activities despite its compact dimensions and is guaranteed to be your loyal travel companion even on longer hikes!
Commodity 3C Certification code: 2016012201875292
Net weight: about 5.9kg (13 lbs)
When your child can walk, run, and jump, you will heartily to go out with a bulky stroller. As the baby gets older, even a light stroller will not be so easy. This is the time to change a lightweight stroller. This is a very suitable second stroller for your toddler. It only weighs 5.9KG, easy to lift with one hand. But don't ignore it just because it's small. This umbrella stroller has all the functions and thoughtful design. The bright yellow color matches the summer sea breeze, making it a good holiday companion. It folds from outside to inside like a shell, which protects the seat from being spoiled.
The compact design and the light chassis of inspire. With this model, you don't have to worry about whether this pram stroller will fit in your trunk. The chassis can be folded up quickly and intuitively and is also free-standing when folded.
While the sun is shining and the weather is just right, take it and go!
Commodity 3C Certification code: 2018012201049643
Net weight: about 5.9kg (13 lbs)
Have you ever seen a stroller that can be turned into a trolley case? Most strollers are folded in half at once. But this light umbrella pram stroller folds twice with one key. This means that its folded volume is as small as a trolley case with the retractable handle. Even though it's bargain-priced, this convertible stroller will not miss the function of letting the baby go out. In addition to providing a cup holder and snack tray for your toddler, this stroller also has a mummy bag and cup holder for storing keys, phones. The large basket has enough space for diapers or shopping bags, and the adjustable footrest can accommodate the child’s growing legs. The seat can be adjusted from 105° to 170°.
Thanks to the simple fastening system, all attachments can be easily installed with just one click. So the stroller grows with the needs of your child. The frame is easy and uncomplicated to fold up and free-standing. In addition, it requires very little space.
The Thule urban Glide 2 is a all terrain stroller running stroller for the active family. This tricycle stroller is perfect for jogging or walking around town. This jogging stroller is perfect for nap on the go thanks to the Silent large 16" Rear wheels, one-handed recline and suspension system. With the swivel front wheel, it is easy to maneuver wherever you go. Flexible front wheels make your toddler feel relaxed and provide an ultra smooth ride when pushing. Its Integrated twist handbrake makes driving safer. The special hand brake mode provides speed control on hilly terrain. Secure and comfortable seat with padded 5-point harness and integrated ventilation. The Peekaboo window with magnetic opening and closing allows you to check the sleeping child at any time without disturbing him or her. With the large closed storage basket with zip-top cover, rear mesh pocket, and two mesh compartments, you don’t have to worry about items falling even when running. It can hold everything you need for a whole day. All wheels have reflective rims and reflective edges on the canopy , which improves visibility and makes driving at night safer.
This face-to-face twin stroller is specially designed for twins. It is completely symmetrical and has the same functions. During an outing, the twins can interact face to face to increase mutual affection. Since it has a flat-lying function, it is also suitable for siblings with age differences. Canopies, shopping basket, eating plates, etc. are all available.
Parents with twins usually prefer side-by-side strollers that provide equal access to both kids.
But side-by-side strollers have a fatal disadvantage: they can’t pass through narrow roads, elevators, or doors. But this double stroller perfectly solves all the problems. It is a detachable side by side stroller. You can use one of the strollers alone, or you can turn two strollers into two strollers through a connector. When passing through a narrow place, you only need to disassemble it into two strollers to pass easily without folding.
Many families have at least two children, maybe they are twins, but most of them are siblings. This kind of sit and stand double stroller has become very popular. The stroller has two seats, but the rear seat can be removed. The front seat is for the baby(0-3 years old) to sleep, and the back is left for another child (3-6 years old) to stand or sit. The sturdy aluminum alloy frame is strong enough to hold 2 babies without deformation.
Even a double stroller can run fast. Updated forever air rubber tires with all-wheel suspension provide uncompromised agility and prepare you for adventures on any terrain. Lift both in-seat straps let this double jogging stroller folds itself quickly and easily. The two seats are identical and have adjustable calf support and a nearly flat seat, which can be adjusted to the most comfortable angle according to the needs of the child. Adjustable handlebars, manual parking brake and oversized storage basket provide convenience for going out. The UV 50 awning comes with magnetic peekaboo windows to keep your babys cool while making it easy to observe the babys' state.