A stroller is essential for getting around with your new baby once you plan to leave your house. They are also suitable for toddlers and make getting around a breeze.
Do you Need a Stroller? Most parents use a stroller when the want to go for a walk, head to the shops or visit friends for a cuppa or even to go for a run with baby in tow.
A smooth running stroller is great for getting baby to sleep - and you get some exercise in at the same time so everybody wins.
These versatile travel systems are great for new borns right up to toddlers so you should definitely have one on your list of new equipment for when baby arrives.
There are several different options available so go for something that makes sense for your family.
Stroller Frames The frame is essentially the bones of the stroller - think of it as the frame, wheels and handle setup. You attach a suitable seat and away you go.
Design has come a long way and modern strollers are very light and easy to setup and fold away. This is great for new babies and up to 12 months or so and having something you can fold up quickly with one hand is invaluable for first time mums.
Lightweight Strollers Many moms will invest in a second lightweight stroller for travelling or to leave in the car. These inexpensive strollers are great for holidays.
The are light enough to carry around with you and because of the price difference between these and full travel systems they are a great second option.
One thing to note on some brands is that because of their reduced support and cushioning they are not suitable for newborn babies. If you want an umbrella stroller suitable for an infant then you should take a look at the Cosatto Supa Stroller.
Looking for something more?
If you want to step up from a standard stroller to something with more options then you really need to consider one of our travel systems. Having a system that covers your baby from birth right up to toddler that comes complete with an approved car seat and all required attachments may be a bit more expensive but definitely worth it.
Having the ability to move your baby from the car into a stroller without disturbing them is priceless - especially if they are asleep.
Switch up from a flat base to an upright seat as baby grows older but still use the same frame. These are some of the advantages of travel systems so go check them out.