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Purchasing A Stroller Travel System

Saturday, 15. January 2011 10:00

The ABC of choosing a Stroller Travel System

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Shopping for a baby is not an easy task, especially for new parents! A stroller travel system is the number one choice of most new parents. By buying a Stroller Travel System, parents can first coordinate the colors/shapes/material/pattern of their new stroller and baby car seat without paying too much. However, just like any other baby furniture or toy, it is important to choose the right Stroller Travel System and this, for many reasons. First, parents are sometimes too hasty and then regret their choice because their new baby stroller travel system takes up too much storage space, doesn’t have any room to put some groceries when running the errands or because the car seat is too difficult to use. So, as a parent, it is important that you do your homework into choosing the right Stroller Travel System that will suit you lifestyle. Find out here what you need to know before making your final decision.

Things to look for in a stroller travel system

Because there are two elements to a stroller travel system, let’s review them separately.

The baby car seat – an essential element

The stroller represent a convenience, when shopping or walking around, but the baby car seat is an essential element of the Stroller Travel System for you baby’s safety in the car. Accidents, even very small impacts can cause injuries to your baby if they are not properly seated. This is why when you are deciding on your baby travel system, it is important to check the baby car seat first. Your choice of a safe car seat will reduce the chance of injuries on your baby in case of accident. A five point harness is usually the best protection. Do not stop there, read reviews and find out what other parents have to say about the model you like: how easy are they to use, do they have any complaints about it? Our pre-selection of Stroller Travel System represent the best rated ones among parents around the world.

The stroller

Have you ever took the bus and seen one of those mom with a stroller so bulky that she could barely fit it the bus? This is why you need to do your research here too. A stroller can also be a hassle if you pick the wrong one. First, answer that question: what type of person are you, i.e. what is your lifestyle, what type of house do you live in, do you take the bus, do you like long walks? You will discover that for each person their stroller. Hence, strollers come in several shapes and several sizes (and colors too!), so if you find one that suit your lifestyle, you will have made your future life as a mom or dad much easier. So think about the size of the stroller you want to get(storage space, taking the bus), three wheels stroller or regular stroller (three wheels usually best for joggers but also much bulkier) or double stroller (two young children or twins).

Buying separately?

Yes, sometimes you won’t find your perfect Stroller Travel System, for example, you want the lightweight aluminum frame stroller but dislike the car seat that goes with it. In that case, simply look for your stroller and your car seat separately. You will need to buy them separately. However, remember that the car seat from one brand may not snap with the stroller from another brand. But anyway, you may not want to use the Stroller Travel System this way.

If you are considering buying you baby travel system pieces separately, check out our strollers and car seats selection.

Other Stroller Travel Systems options

Already have a baby car seat or looking something more compact? Why not try the universal strollers frames. Those special strollers allow you to can snap your baby car seat to it! Plus, they are usually fairly inexpensive!

Reusing your sister’s Stroller Travel System?

Usually, not recommended. At least for the car seat part. Do not re-use a car seat that dates from over 5 years, as they may not respect newer safety regulations. If you are certain the car seat wasn’t involved in an accident, then also, do a quick check-up on the internet to find out that there were no defects, or simply call the company. The stroller can usually can safely be used as long as they meet safety standards, but also do a quick internet research to make sure there were products recall on your stroller.

In the end, any Stroller Travel System is a good one as long as they meet safety standards and suits your lifestyle. Have a pleasant shopping!

spicture by Anthony J baby in stroller travel system

picture by Anthony J

Other readings : Traveling Safely With Infants, Toddlers, And Preschoolers, New Child Car Seat Law

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