The Best Baby Strollers: Tips for Choosing the Best Baby Stroller At the Best Price

In the first few years of your baby's life, the stroller will be one of the most important pieces of baby gear that you own, so it makes sense to spend some time researching and thinking about your purchase.

Here are some tips for choosing the baby stroller that's just right for you, and for getting it at the best price available.

Choose the Right Type of Stroller

What kind of stroller do you need?  Are you going to be transporting just one baby, two babies, or a baby and an older child? There are all kinds of stroller options on the market today that will work for each of your small children at once.

What will you be using the stroller for? Do you need an all-purpose stroller that will work in a variety of circumstances? Do you need one stroller that will serve a specific purpose? Here’s a rundown of the most popular types of strollers:

1. Umbrella strollers. These strollers are very lightweight and come with very little storage. They can be used with children up to preschool age. Because they do not have a whole lot of storage, they are best for short trips, such as a walk around the block.

2. Lightweight Strollers. A lightweight stroller offers a few more features than an umbrella stroller, but it is still light enough to use in places such as stores or malls. Lightweight strollers are easy to fold up and take up less space than regular sized strollers (both when they are in use and when they are folded).

3. Regular-sized strollers. These come in a variety of styles. They normally include cup holders and may have extra features such as music players, toy bars and storage pockets. In some cases, they are designed to hold an infant carrier, so you can use them from birth until your child outgrows the stroller.

4. Jogging strollers. Joggers are designed to allow you to easily maneuver the stroller while running or walking fast. They have three wheels instead of four and generally offer very little storage (to keep them lightweight).

All of these types of strollers are available in double varieties. Double strollers come in either side-by-side varieties or tandem (one seat in front of another). Sometimes side-by-side strollers can be difficult to use on sidewalks, and they can make it a challenge to maneuver your stroller through a crowd. If you plan to do a lot of walking in the city, a tandem might be a better option.

Depending on the ages of your kids, you can also opt for a "sit and stand stroller," which is useful when you have a baby and an older child. The older child can stand on a platform while the baby is secured inside the stroller.

Here are a few of the strollers that Moms have raved about in Momscape Product Reviews:
Jeep Overland Jogging Stroller
Jeep Wrangler All-Weather Umbrella Stroller

Bugaboo Chameleon Stroller
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Match Your Stroller with Your Budget
If you know that you will be using your stroller a lot, a regular sized stroller may be the best option for you. You can always purchase an umbrella stroller for those times that you need something lighter weight. Your individual circumstances will determine where you'll want to make the largest investment. For example, we went all out on the purchase of our double jogging stroller because we so enjoyed taking the stroller off pavement (on gravel roads and well-traveled hiking trails). And then we bought a very simple and inexpensive lightweight stroller, which we stored in the trunk of our car for those times when we were away from home and needed a more simple solution.



Get a Quality Stroller at a Discount
Instead of purchasing a cheap stroller, we recommend you look for a quality stroller at a discount. That way, you will be less likely to have to go shopping for a replacement in a few years.

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Once you have decided on a brand and/or a specific style, look for a coupon code or special offer before you buy. That way, you'll be able to find the perfect stroller for just the right price.

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