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Finding The Right Type of Stroller


Choosing what type of stroller you should get depends on what factors you think are necessary for your lifestyle needs. While there is a lot of variety out there, you should also know the main types onto which you can focus your pram shopping on. Here are some of the most basic stroller types and brief information on their benefits.

Lightweight or Umbrella Strollers

If you are more so concerned with ease of use and weight, especially for an on-the-go parent or when you have too much on your plate to worry about prams, a lightweight stroller is the one for you. These prams usually weigh around 7 kg or less making them very easy to carry around when not in use. The term umbrella stroller comes from the fact that they look like an umbrella when they are folded up. In addition, it is also not hard to fold out. However, they can be the most basic stroller you can get and might not have the extra add-ons you may want such as storage space.


Standard or Full-Sized Prams

Standard strollers are the ones you know just by default. They have a padded seat that reclines (either completely flat or on an upright position) and a movable canopy to shield your baby from the sun or public cooing. They also have standard storage spaces underneath for your baby items. After these basic characteristics, they can now vary in additional features such as more storage space on the handle or a rotating chair (so it can face forwards or face you). Although this type of stroller might seem like the most obvious choice for you, I encourage you visit this page for more information and to browse a collection of baby prams as you may find a pram which better suits your needs.

Car Seat Carriers

If you are always on the go and foresee that there will be a lot of car trips in your baby’s life, then a convertible car seat stroller is a must. The edge of this certain type is the ease of transferring to and from your car to the stroller. Imagine not having to remove your toddler from the seat itself and just simply carrying him/her through the removable seat and attaching it to either the stroller frame or a car harness.

Double Strollers

If you are having twins or have closely aged toddlers, there is no need for you to get one stroller for each kid. Much like there are tandem bikes, there are also tandem strollers. You can even choose how the seats are arranged, either side-by-side or one seat in front of another. While it is a little bit larger than usual, it sure beats having to lug around two strollers.

Jogging Strollers

If you are an active person who loves jogging or going outdoors and you want to share this experience with your baby, there are strollers made for you. These prams resemble a wagon with two wheels in the back and one in the front. It also has a light frame which makes it easier and less energy consuming to move around. They are quite larger than usual though so it is not really flexible to use outside of jogging. If you go to the shops with this type of pram, you may find it difficult to navigate or move about. So unless you are a dedicated runner, you can skip getting one of these. If you still need more information or assistance in choosing the right stroller then you should visit a baby store such as Baby Carriages who will be able to help you choose from strollers to baby furniture. These stores have so many options and will be able to provide you with advice more tailored to your situation and requirements.