Stroller 101: What kind of stroller do I need?
What Stroller Fits You Best? Stroller Basics 101
There are SO many different types of strollers on the market today, and we are going to help you find which stroller is best for you and fits your family's needs. Umbrella Stroller, Compact Stroller, Jogging Stroller, Full-size Stroller, Double Stroller, Triple Stroller, etc. PHEW, take a breath! We've made a list of most popular stroller types to help you decipher the right one for you and your lifestyle.
#1 The Travel System
The Travel System is one of the most versatile combinations out on the market now. It's basically just a combination of an infant car seat and a stroller that are compatible with each other so that your infant seat snaps into the frame and you can take your newborn with you on all your adventures. Most strollers are suitable for children 4 months or so and up, and so a travel system is nice for those early months where you want to be out and about but also want to keep baby protected. Many brands will sell a pre-made combo of stroller and infant seat, while others allow you to pick your stroller, infant car seat and make your own travel system by also purchasing the compatible car seat adapter. WOW. Options! The nice thing about these is that you buy the set up front, use your infant seat as long as you want, or until baby outgrows it, then you can just use the stroller alone when the time is right. Versatility. Convenience. SHOP OUR TRAVEL SYSTEMS HERE
#2 Lightweight Umbrella Stroller
This is a must for the family on-the-go. It's light (of course!), folds down small and is extremely portable. You can leave it in your vehicle for random errands, cruise in and out of stores and most importantly, it's a great airport stroller. You don't have to worry about taking down clothing racks or running into people in crowded places. It also fits easily into a travel bag also so that you can protect it from damages when flying.
They come in a variety of styles and budgets so that there's one for every family's needs. Some recline, some don't recline, some stand on their own and others fold down itty bitty. SHOP UMBRELLA STROLLERS HERE
#3/#4 The Compact Stroller AND The Full-Size Stroller
For all intent and purposes, the compact stroller and full-size stroller are very similar. They both feature all the bells and whistles like recline, foot rests, optional cup holders, storage baskets, etc. The major difference is the size. The Compact Stroller is just a tad bit smaller, usually shorter and narrower than the full-size. It might also have three wheels instead of four for added convenience and portability. They can often be coordinated with an infant car seat by using the appropriate adapter and transform into a travel system. This is typically the main stroller in a household.
#5 The Double (or Triple) Stroller
The Double Stroller can come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Basically, its a stroller with two seats to accommodate your growing family. Now, this is where it gets confusing - Some have two permanent seats, while others have moveable seats that can be switched out and configured into a multitude of options. The City Select by Baby Jogger can accommodate two toddler seats, a toddler seat and infant car seat, a toddler seat and bassinet, two infant car seats, two bassinets, etc. THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS.
That being said, there are TONS of options at every budget available. Some are in-line, meaning both seats are in a single file, one behind the other. Others are side-by-side and some styles can even transform from a single stroller to a double or more!
#6 The Jogging Stroller
The Jogging Stroller is a great stroller for exploring the great outdoors. It features three wheels for added suspension and maneuverability and most typically has air-filled tires that create a smooth ride for your child. It can off-road like nobody's business and is great for all the runners out there that want something to keep up with them. Some styles even come in a double stroller option for large families on the go.
No matter what your stroller needs, at Bibs and Binkies, we've got you covered! We have a large showroom so you can explore and test out which stroller is best for you.