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Having trouble deciding on a baby stroller? Learn about all the different types of baby strollers there are to choose from so you can find the one that best suits you and your baby’s needs
"Very sturdy and safe. Folds & unfolds easily.. I like the brake which is applied by the flick of a lever located to the right of the adjustable handle. Great storage underneath. Comfortable straps and easy 4 way buckling system to comfortably secure baby"
Choosing the right baby stroller is an important decision. A great baby stroller combines convenience and safety features with a streamlined design to provide easy manoeuvrability, comfort for your little one, and peace of mind for you. While there is a wide range of strollers out there, you may find it challenging to choose the perfect one for you and your baby based on your needs. To help you make the right decision, there are a few important things you’ll want to keep in mind.
Safety features are first and foremost for parents pondering the purchase of a baby stroller. It’s important that your stroller keeps your precious cargo securely seated and safely insulated, so look for one with multiple-point harnesses and ample side and seat padding over durable frames. Waterproof storm and sun covers with UV filters can help protect from nature’s elements. In addition, quick response brakes and front wheel locks prevent runaway rolling, while bumper bars and slide guards provide added reinforcement for keeping baby secure during travel.
Compact, lightweight designs are crucial for manoeuvrability when strollers are in use, as well as for quick and easy storage when they’re not. Front swivel wheels for simple steering in tight places and one-hand folding systems for convenient portability are modern design features made for busy urban parents. Changeable canopies and removable elements like food trays, bottle holders, and storm covers let mom and dad adjust strollers for weather and occasion. Have a newborn? Convert your stroller into a carrier bassinet. Got a second little one? Enjoy the convenience of separate seat attachments that let you transport two in one.
There are several different types of baby strollers out there, so it’s important to figure out which type makes the most sense for you.
Full-sized standard strollers and baby travel systems are great for newborns and can adapt well to your growing baby’s needs. These full-featured styles both sport reclining seats, lots of storage space, and a large canopy to protect your baby from the elements. Travel systems, however, differ from standard strollers in that they come with a compatible car seat designed to work seamlessly with the stroller.
Umbrella strollers offer a lightweight yet durable solution. They give you the ultimate convenience of being able to quickly fold them up for easy storage and portability, making them suitable for travel. They are not, however, ideal for newborns and are recommended more for when your child is old enough to sit up.
For parents with two children young enough to both need strollers, double strollers are a very convenient option, as you’ll only have to worry about the one stroller. You can either go for a side-by-side style or one seat in front of the other for a narrower design.
If you live an active lifestyle and want your little one to come along for the ride, a jogging stroller can keep up. Jogging strollers sport a lightweight, aerodynamic design ideal for trail or street running, and often come equipped with a hand brake or resistance brakes for added safety. They don’t usually have a bassinet stage so they're not recommended for newborns.
Once you’ve got the stroller to meet your needs, you may want to look into some baby stroller accessories that will further add to your little one’s comfort, as well as your own peace of mind. From bassinets and car seat adapters to stroller bags and weather shields, you’ll find a wide array of products that will help make the whole experience more convenient and stress-free.
Best Buy carries a wide selection of all different types of baby strollers, including standard, double, jogging, umbrella, and travel system strollers from great brands like guzzie + Guss, phil&teds, and Mountain Buggy. You can also find a lot of other baby gear-to-go products like car seats, baby carriers, bouncers, and booster seats to make sure you have all your bases covered.
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