2017 Bumps to Babies Strollers

Stroller Shopping? Questions to ask yourself before you buy

May 19, 2017

Whether you’re buying a stroller for the first time or looking to upgrade your current model, stroller shopping can be a daunting task. With so many amazing option, styles and color choices on the market, you’ll want to make sure you find the right one to fit you and your lifestyle.

We’ve put together a list of questions to help guide you to finding the perfect stroller.

The first question to ask yourself is how do you want your infant to sit in the stroller?

If you want them to remain in their car seat you’ll want to look for a stroller that has adaptors to attach the car seat to. Alternatively, if you want them to sit in the seat, look for a stroller that is infant compatible with lie flat seat backs and adjustable footrests like Valco Baby’s Snap Ultra. A third option is putting the baby in a Pram or Bassinet for a stroll as some strollers have the ability to swap out the seat for this accessory. Check out the new 2018 Uppababy Vista as it has included a bassinet option.

The next question to ask yourself is when do you want to use this stroller? Just for now or now and in the future (with possible baby number 2)?

If you are looking for a single seat stroller there are many full size options available to you. If you think you’re going to be strolling with two in the next year or so, some strollers can add a second seat like the Baby Jogger City Select Lux. Having twins? Or need two-seater options right from the start? Double strollers that are side-by-side or tandem are the right ones for you.

Ok, now that you’ve narrowed it down to a single or double stroller, what will you be mainly using your stroller for? Strolling? Jogging? Travel?

For everyday strolls you’ll want to look for a stroller with easy maneuverability, one-hand steering and possibly a large under-basket storage. If you plan on running with your stroller, a Jogging stroller is perfect for you. They have large tires and a front wheel lock to add extra stability while you run. Check out the Thule Urban Glide. Plan on doing a lot of travelling with your stroller? You’ll want to look for lightweight options that fold compactly like the Mountain Buggy Nano.

Last question, where will you be using stroller? City sidewalks or all-terrain?

Maneuver city streets with one-handed steering and hop on public transit with a quick folding stroller like Bugaboo’s Bee5. Prefer strolling on paths and in parks? Bumbleride’s all-terrain strollers have weather resistant fabrics and all wheel suspension for a smooth ride over uneven ground.

Still stroller stumped? Visit any of our Snuggle Bugz store locations to test-drive our many floor models and our associates will be able to help you find the stroller that’s perfect for you.

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Lydia

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