Choosing the right stroller
Baby is coming or baby is already there, quickly, quickly a stroller! Don't be in a rush and go for the first model of strollers you discover, but take the time to ask yourself the right questions to choose the ideal stroller.
The choice of the stroller safe travel
As with everything relating to babies, your stroller must be adapted to the needs of your children but must also meet all safety requirements. The stability of the stroller, the essential brake of the stroller, the securing of the folding system, the belts or harnesses to properly protect children, ... Many criteria ensure the safety of your children, and to help you to make your choice, always follow the strollers certified to comply with the two safety standards for strollers: NF EN 19888 or NF S 54-01
The practical guide to choosing your stroller in 3 points
1. A stroller suitable for a baby's age
In the first few months, your baby cannot hold his head, so do not plan to carry him in a sitting position. The carrycot, shell or hammock are essential and must be able to be tilted. From 9 months, the sitting position will finally be possible even if your stroller will have to allow the inclination so that your child can take a nap.
2. Adapt the stroller to use
The stroller to take baby with you everywhere even in the car will not be the same as the one you need to explore your city with your child. Do you need a super manoeuvrable stroller for the steepest streets? If so, a model of 3-wheel strollers will be preferred.
3. How to please baby and parents?
For baby, comfort will be essential, so from the padding of the hammock to the choice of a rain hood to protect him from the elements, think about his well-being. For your part, also favor the practical aspect, for example by choosing a storage bag integrated into the stroller, or "changing bag" hooks. Finally, do not neglect the storage of your stroller, because while some models claim to be complete, they are sometimes too bulky to be folded in the trunk of your vehicle or even too heavy or bulky to be mounted on the 3rd floor of your home.
You have answered all these questions, but you still have a doubt, so discover the 3 main models of strollers, which can adapt to your requirements.
The combined stroller, to plan everything and organize tours
The combination stroller can appear to be the ideal model on many occasions. With a carrycot, a shell and a hammock, this modular stroller will be your child's mode of transport from birth to around 3 years old, but it also ensures you comfort and practicality on a daily basis. Car seat and stroller are one, since in one click your car seat can be securely attached to the frame of your stroller. Complete and all in one, the combined stroller however requires space to be able to store it, both in the trunk of your vehicle and at home. So it certainly ensures that you have an extra bed and a baby car seat, but it is also very bulky and heavy, making it unsuitable for a trip by bus or metro, for example.
Cane strollers, the goal of simplicity and practicality
The cane stroller remains the simplest model and remains essential. Suitable for children from the age of 9 months, the cane stroller offers comfort to the little ones (tilting hammock for a little nap at any time) but also to parents (light, ultra-compact and easy to handle). Often folding with one hand, the cane stroller is the go-anywhere model, and you will no longer have any apprehension in front of even the highest sidewalks or to take baby on public transport. Practical to be carried everywhere, the pushchair will also be forgotten when you put it away. Last significant asset: its often low price!
Double or multiple strollers, public transport for the little ones
You will quickly think of the double stroller if you want to walk your twins. But this two-seater model will also be perfect for transporting young children close together. Your attention will then focus on the weight and handling of the chosen model, which by definition remains more difficult than with a pushchair, for example.
The double stroller can allow the transport of two children side by side or one in front of the other. Double-width strollers make it impossible to go through the checkouts in your supermarket or maybe a problem if the sidewalks in your city are narrow. If these elements are restrictive for you, certain models of double strollers are in length. These strollers also allow you to set a cozy place for the youngest, making them more suited to your expectations, especially if you have children of different ages, including a newborn. Note that for both, the seats must be independently reclining. You can thus extend one of the seats and leave the second in a seated position. In addition, most double strollers are sold with a lot of equipment, like the rain cape or leg covers. Very practical accessories for comfortable walks.
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