For many moms choosing a stroller is stressful – you want to get the perfect one for your needs. The most safe at the most affordable price, etc. Everyone has a different priority in choosing a stroller – some want the most practical, others care about color and looks and still others want the most compact or easiest to fold up.
Choosing a stroller to best fit the needs of your family and child can be very confusing. Julie Vallese, Consumer Safety Expert, for Safety 1st has put together some expert tips to help your readers find the best stroller that works for their lifestyle. Today a stroller does so much more than get you from point A to B with a child; it can be a fashion statement, a utility vehicle or a convenience to keep in the trunk of your car.
Consider your Lifestyle
I like to think of categories like cars. For example, if you have a newborn, a travel system with an infant carrier is the SUV of strollers. This is the stroller that you can use from infant until the child is a few years old. If you travel often or are always on the go you will want the compact version. An umbrella stroller is great for these parents. Umbrella strollers are generally less expensive, lightweight and fold up easily. The luxury models are sleek, stylish and easy to maneuver, with plusher padding on the seat.
After you have found the stroller for your lifestyle shop smart. Test it out and make sure you feel comfortable pushing it. If one parent is much taller than the other, consider a model with an adjustable handle height.
Another important tip, make sure you measure the trunk of your car. There’s no point in purchasing a stroller only to find out later it won’t fit.
For more baby gear buying tips or to see a video on this topic, visit the ‘Tools and Advice’ section on the Safety 1st website.
I got the Safety 1st Aerolite Stroller and tried it out with my niece baby M. I thought that the stroller was amazingly lite and was able to open it and close it pretty much one handed. The stroller was very sleek looking and had some great storage even though it was pretty compact. My sister in law is loving the stroller. She had a much more expensive stroller but said that the Aerolite wins hands down over the “fancy” stroller she bought and now regrets!
The Safety 1st Aerolite deluxe LX stroller has an ultra compact 1 hand fold n stand. The large multi position canopy with airflow mesh window and cover help keep baby protected from the sun. The multi position seat recline provides comfy positions for baby and the child snack tray with cup holder and slide guard protection keep baby’s snacks close at hand while keeping baby from slipping out of the stroller. The parent organizer tray with 2 cup holders and fabric storage pocket keep parent’s need nearby. The large storage basket provides easy access to baby necessities and the 5 point restraint system keeps baby safe and secure. The stroller accepts the onboard 35 air infant car seat for quick click car seat attachment and the stroller can hold a child up to 50 lbs.
I received a sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.
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