Motherhood | Pregnancy

Finding the Right Stroller

July 26, 2017

If you’re going to have a baby, there is a ton of options out there for strollers. ¬†There are high end strollers you can get from Nordstrom that cost thousands of dollars, basic models from Target that won’t hurt the bank, and travel system combos that are in the mid-tier.

Photo by Michiko Yoon
Emily in her Chicco Stroller at a local farmers market in Crystal City, VA.

What type of stroller you decide to buy depends on where you live and what needs you have. If you live in the city, for example, a jogging stroller is better because it can handle bumpy sidewalks and tight curves. If you live in an suburban area, a standard full size stroller may be what you need.

First, check the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s recall list to make sure that the stroller you are considering hasn’t been recalled for safety defects. The last thing you want to do is buy or add to your baby registry a stroller where your baby could fall out suddenly or a car seat that fails safety inspections.

My husband and I looked online, read reviews, and checked YouTube video reviews and tutorials of the most popular stroller/car seat travel systems.

A car seat/stroller travel system is convenient because you can take the baby from car to stroller and not wake her up. We saw the Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System reviewed on a YouTube video, and I was sold by the convenient features and the cute polka dot Lilla design for our daughter.

The infant car seat easily clicks into the base for car travel, and then the stroller has a handle where you can pull up and the whole thing can be easily packed into the car with one hand. That feature pretty much sold me.

We looked online on multiple sites like Amazon, Buy Buy Baby, and Babies R Us to buy the car seat/stroller combo. Ultimately, we bought the Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System online at Bed Bath and Beyond because my husband realized that with one of those 20 % off coupons they always send in the mail we could get $80 bucks off our $380 travel system. Pretty sweet!

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