1. CAN IT EASILY FIT INTO THE TRUCK OF MY CAR?
In the event that you own a motor vehicle and intend to put it to use to move baby, this should probably must have been question No. 1. Not only does it need to easily fit into the trunk, it needs to fit in the trunk with anything else you put in there on a typical basis: you know, like dog food, groceries and wet-bags full of dirty cloth diapers that you forgot to create inside. You might think strollers fold up into neat little packages, but those giant wheels you required for our Canadian climate can definitely put a kink in your plans.
2. WHICH DIRECTION DO I WANT MY BABY TO HANDLE?
In the 1st few months you’ll probably want to ogle that little bundle as much as possible so facing you is one of likely answer. But, take into account that as baby grows, he or she would want to see a lot more of the world around them, so facing outward is way better at that point. Some strollers let you move the handle bars to either side in order to replace your mind on a whim. Needless to say, since most strollers aren’t four-wheel drive, that puts the non-steerable back wheels in front and puts you in a fiery rage when attempting to navigate through all those oblivious people looking at their phones from the sidewalk. Some strollers allow you to move the seat itself as opposed to the handlebars, so keep that in mind if you want to preserve a small amount of your sanity.
Below are a few strollers which are definitely worth taking for a test-drive, now that you’re armed with all the right questions.
BUMBLERIDE INDIE 4
This brand spanking new stroller has already been making waves in the stroller world thanks to its impressive set of accessories that can come standard. Included bassinet and cup holder? Yes, please! Optional matching diaper bag and snack pack? Just take our money, ok? It’s also got large, air-filled wheels and will come in an array of stylish colours. Really the only major downside is that as it’s so new, there are no last-season models to get to save a couple of bucks.
This bad boy is very probably the most versatile stroller on the market. It easily expands to go from a single stroller to a double wide to grow along with your family. Whether you’re expecting twins, or having your first with plans of a second soon after, this stroller can cover all your needs. Not to mention, since it’s Bugaboo we’re speaking about, the list of accessories is endless and bright and beautiful color options abound. Having a boy and a woman? This stroller is fully customizable, to help you get one pink seat and one blue! It’s true!
BABY JOGGER CITY SELECT
With 16 possible configurations, and incredibly likely the largest basket on any single stroller on the market, this beauty could possibly be an amazing fit for every family. Baby Jogger desires to give parents a choice of building the stroller of their dreams, so most accessories do not come standard, but with options like adding a second seat right in front that still allows both children to handle each other, that seems like a small price to cover.