Deciding on a buggy, pushchair or stroller can leave expectant mums feeling extremely overwhelmed. When it comes to deciding on one, mothers are bombarded with information on safety, durability and style.
So, to help make the job a little easier here are five things you need to keep in mind.
If you plan on doing a lot of cross country walking you will need one that is durable, has suspension and thick wheels to ensure baby is comfortable. However, if you only want one for popping around the shops with you will need a stoller that is compact and easy to fold.
You will need to ensure you have adequate space in your house to store the buggy. There is no point saying you will keep it in the shed when you are not using it as this isn’t practical for everyday use. Go for a buggy that is compact and will easily fit in the location you want to store it in.
Nowadays mums are resorting to buying a new car just to fit their buggy in the boot. So, before you buy it ensure it will fit in your car without having to dismantle too much of it. The last thing you want to do in the rain with a screaming baby is have to take the wheels off the stroller to fit it in.
If you already have a child you need to decide if you want to purchase a double buggy for both kids. If your eldest child is still quite young you might consider investing in a double buggy. There are so many options available that you will need to test them out to see which you find easiest to handle. When it comes to choosing a buggy like this you need to test it in the shop and see how you can manage it.
All pushchairs should undergo safety tests so talk to the shop assistant about whether the chair has been tested for strength and durability.
How long do you plan on using it for
There is such a wide variety of pushchairs – some that adapt from newborn to three years of age and others that can only be used for certain ages. If you plan on using your buggy right up until your newborn is a young child you need to choose one that will accommodate this.