Stroller Buying Guide: Stroller Types, When To Buy, and More
“Strollers are an important investment for pregnant women,” states Tamatha Grabin, Managing Partner of Baby Riddle, who has personally used several different types of strollers and has seen the value in each type. While strollers might be a physical object, they help you meet spiritual and emotional needs.
When Should You Buy a Stroller When Pregnant?
There’s no concrete answer to this question, but we recommend testing out a variety of different stroller types throughout your pregnancy. This gives you plenty of time to find the best option for you. Once the baby arrives, the last thing you’ll want to do is go stroller shopping! Having a reliable stroller on hand before your delivery will give you peace of mind as you wait for your little one’s arrival.
What Stroller Types Should You Consider?
Strollers come in a variety of types, such as:
- Full-size stroller
- Lightweight stroller
- Jogging stroller
- Double stroller
- Travel system with car seat attachment
With so many stroller types to choose from, how do you make your decision? Think about your lifestyle and the goals you want to achieve with your baby. If you plan to exercise with your baby, a jogging stroller makes sense. If you want to add another member to your family in the future, a double stroller may be worth the investment.
Why Own a Stroller? Newborn Stroller Benefits
Beyond the obvious reason – getting your baby from point A to point B with ease – a stroller can be a vehicle for sleep, observation, conversation, and growth.
Grabin started walking while she was pregnant with her children, which, at the moment, created a peaceful, relaxing, and refreshing time. When her children were born, she placed them in a stroller, and again an atmosphere of peace was in place by walking, talking, and enjoying nature with her newborns. Her children instantly fell asleep in the stroller as they did in the womb. As they grew, this event created great conversations, observations of nature, and of course, more sleep.
Strollers can also teach children how to enjoy being outside and walking. Grabin has walked with her children through her pregnancy and the stroller phase. Her children walk with her now as they are older. They have built a bond through walking with her from the beginning of their lives and it continues to grow with each year.
Owning a stroller also gives a mother and her baby an opportunity to get out of the house. It is a known fact that fresh air, sunshine, and exercise create good moods and the much-needed refreshment that every mother needs.
Misty Sutton, who is a mother of three, says, "Owning a stroller allowed me to leave the house. It also created good times of bonding with my children. I taught them about colors while we walked."
A stroller can also teach children to enjoy the outdoors. Another benefit is modeling exercise and having quality time without being interrupted. If a mother is strolling with friends she can enjoy exercising while socializing and being with her children.
Browse Our Stroller Blankets
Once you browse stroller types and find the best option for you, help your newborn feel comfortable in transit with a stroller blanket. We have a variety of luxurious blankets that are gentle on a baby’s skin and can regulate body temperature. Forget about the days of forgetting to pack an extra blanket for baby on your walk. Just leave your stroller blanket in the carrier and your baby will always stay cozy!
Who doesn’t love to look and feel organized on the go? Browse our stroller organizers today.