Here are some things you need to put into consideration before buying a stroller to ensure your child’s safety.
The age and weight: This will determine the design of a stroller that you choose. Newborns cannot sit upright and you need a stroller that can accommodate them comfortably. Infants sleep on their back often and you will need a stroller with an adjustable seat. Some of the strollers have maximum weight recommendations. Get a stroller that can comfortably accommodate your baby’s weight.
Portability: This will depend on your lifestyle. When you live in an apartment you will need a stroller that can be easily folded and lightweight. This will make it convenient for you to move it around.
Stability: the wheels should be positioned wide enough to prevent the stroller from tipping over. The baby’s seat should be low to reduce the center of gravity.
Functional breaks: You need a stroller that has breaks that are easy to operate. The positioning of the breaks should be away from your child’s reach. They may unlock the breaks and pose themselves to risky situations.
Five-point harness: This is a safety feature that ensures your child is safely strapped in their seat. They are the shoulder, waist, and between the legs straps designed to restrict your child’s movement while in the stroller.
Special needs: Babies who need special attention need strollers that have enough space below the seat to accommodate the necessary equipment which may include oxygen or cardiac monitor.
Pinch points: The joints of the strollers act as pinch points of the strollers. This points should be located far from your baby’s reach to avoid injuring your child.
The strength of the frame: The material used to make the frame of the stroller has to be of high-quality.
The material used for the seat and cover: Flame retardants can pose a health risk to your baby. You need material that is chemical free and can be easily washed with a machine.
There are some other strollers that have additional safety features that will protect your child. Some of them are not necessary but they are useful. It is a bonus to get a stroller with additional safety features. Get a stroller that is easy to assemble or is already assembled.