In between six and seven months, babies begin to sit upright and become independent sitters. They do not need to lie in a reclined position any longer and are pretty curious to take in all the sights and sounds around them. The stroller is an easy way to take them outdoors and introduce them to the world surrounding them.
You might feel that a stroller is an unnecessary purchase as the child would grow up soon and begin to work making the stroller completely useless. However, even when your child learns to walk, he or she can’t walk continuously; they will soon get tired and want to be picked up. Baby strollers are very useful at that juncture and work as a perfect solution by providing greater mobility without tiring the little ones.
Most strollers come with storage space at the bottom making them ideal for shopping, while giving your child a safe and comfortable ride.
If you are a single parent wanting to go out for a ride without leaving your child alone in the house, then there are strollers specially designed for jogging so that your children can accompany you as you jog.
Strollers generally ease the parent(s) the burden to carry their children all through.
How do you choose the best baby stroller?
The number of babies you have and their age difference
This is one of the key considerations you need to think about when looking for the best baby stroller. In case you have twins or triplets, then it means that you need to look for a stroller that can accommodate all of them and the best in this case is the double or triple side-by-side stroller. This will help you preserve energy as you need only push one stroller; no need to juggle multiple strollers or carry one of the kids around.
There comes a time when you have more than one baby but of different age brackets. For instance a two year old child and a seven month old child, in this case you require the Double-tandem stroller, which is specially designed to accommodate two children, where a small seat is attached behind an ordinary-sized seat to accommodate the younger child.
The age bracket of the baby
If you are buying a stroller for the first time, then you are likely to be doing so for a new born baby. You will need a set-up which handles a reclining, floppy-headed baby. Very young children need more attention than older ones, thus you need to consider strollers which can comfortably handle your child. But make sure to buy a stroller that can be of use even when your child grows up a bit.
This is a major consideration in selecting the kind of stroller you need. For instance the stroller you want to use while going to the mall is different from the one that you will need while taking your child to the park or for jogging. The one for jogging will have special modifications like the pressurized shock absorbers.