Purchasing a pushchair is one of the most important choices you’ll make for your baby. It can make your life as a parent simpler if you make a great choice – but if you choose a pushchair or stroller for the wrong reasons, it can make your life much more difficult. I’ve talked with many parents who ended up owning two or more pushchairs and have made precisely this error.
Why is it important to choose the right pushchair, buggy, or stroller? Well, for starters, they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. And if you’re a parent buying one for the first time, it’s easy to make your decision based on the wrong factors – like not knowing which features are most important.
When you’re out and about with a toddler or infant in a buggy, stroller, or pushchair, you’ll quickly realize that you need to bring along lots of other things like spare clothes, diapers, bottles, and food. Plus, if you’re trying to do some shopping while also pushing a stroller, you may have to put your purchases in the stroller instead of being able to carry them.
As you add more and more items to your cart, the weight of the pushchair will become increasingly important. You’ll need to be able to maneuver easily, and shopping will become more difficult if the buggy is too heavy. So when you’re choosing a pushchair, keep in mind that a lightweight model will be much easier to use when you’re out and about.
There are a number of circumstances where weight isn’t the only significant variable. When purchasing a pushchair, buggy or stroller, there are a number of other factors that also have to be considered such as ease of use, comfort, and durability.