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Pushchairs and Baby Strollers A few ideas to help you on your way.
Prams And Pushchairs
The most important thing in your life now is the birth of your new baby. But what about the pram or pushchair that you will be using?
It really does all depend on your lifestyle whether you buy a large pram, a small buggy or a three wheel pushchair. You will need to take these thoughts into consideration before the baby comes.
If you drive you will need one that fits snuggly into the boot of your car. If you walk instead, then a larger pushchair will be more suitable. Three wheel pushchairs are great if you are into sport because you can gently Jog and take the baby for a walk!
For the first few months of pregnancy you can sit back and enjoy all the fuss, and try and get over morning sickness! But by the 7th or 8th month you begin to run around like a mother hen panicking because you haven't picked up your pram or baby stroller yet. What do you do? I remember it well, rushing around the shops with my mother, deciding on this one, deciding on that, until exhaustion sets in and you don't care whether you have to carry the baby or not, you don't care any more! These days mothers are really lucky because they can go online to buy their prams and pushchairs.
Four wheels or Three?
The one thing that fascinates me these days are the fact that you can now buy baby strollers with three wheels! bare with me, I come from the dark ages! The pram that my mum bought for me was a huge thing, I couldn't see over the top! It looked fantastic but believe me when I say I couldn't get over the side of the curb to cross the road, I couldn't get back up, and I must have nearly tipped my son out so many times it was unbelievable! Eventually I bought a tiny little fold up stroller, and from the age of four months, my son looked out at the world from the comfort of a deck chair on wheels! It folded up, it went around corners, and more importantly I could actually get up and down pavements.
So what do you prefer, four wheels or three? I certainly like the look of the three wheel pushchair, it goes around corners so much easier, and you can maneuver it better in smaller spaces.
The Three Wheel Stroller.
This stroller comes with great accessories. Plug ins for your iPod and trays to hold cups and snacks for the little one and you! It is also very versatile and can be used in every terrain and situation. a great little pushchair.
The iBaby sound system connects to your iPods and MP3 player, and the Parent tray includes cup holders. Cool!
There is a drive entertainment toy which includes a horn, car sounds and music too! And it attaches to the swivel child tray, which includes a cup and snack holder. That's far more than I used to have on mine! All this and a swivel front wheel that is great on all terrains.
3 wheel Stroller
Graco Quattro Tour Stroller
This is a great two in one Pushchair and carry seat. It has duo seats for your baby and a toddler too! It can be taken apart to carry your baby and can be used as a car seat for both your children. Snugride is an infant car seat and can be easily clicked and locked to fit into the back seat of your car. Great stuff! It also has two cup and snack holders, and comes complete with the toddler's own storage cubby unter the seat to stash his or her toys! Not only that, the seats recline, so that your baby can have a lovely snooze! While the toddler can play with her toys on the tray in front! Easy to carry too!
Maclaren have always been one of the leading names in Prams and Pushchairs. They have been around for many years. This is their latest stroller, and as you can see, you won't be disappointed. It comes with lockable treaded 5" dual swivel wheels, adjustable 5 point safety and harness, and of course that 4 position reclining seat so that baby can sleep off his or her hard day at the park! The great thing about it is that it also has an extendable leg rest for added comfort and support. The brakes are foot operated, and you can remove the seat to wash off all those little spills. Lovely.
Folding Kolcraft Tour Sport.
Lightweight Kolcraft Stroller
There are times when we need to have a lightweight stroller for easy access, or traveling. Most strollers can be heavy and cumbersome so we all need something we can carry easily. But of course cushion and protect your toddler too. This is where the Kolcraft stroller comes into it's own. It has shock absorbing swivel wheels, an adjustable canopy to block out the sun, a parent cup holder so mum can have that well earned coffee! and a bag storage and reclining seat for your child. This is a great little stroller, and it's so light too! It's carrying weight is approx only 11.5 pounds. That is fantastic. It reminds me of the one that I use to use when my son was born. I had to use public transport back then and believe me when I say, it was so easy to fold, carry and reasemble. Well worth the buy!
Quick Smart Easy Stroller
This is lovely. Can you imagine pushing your baby or toddler around in this? What a wonderful colour! And once again it is very light. At approx 11.5 pounds you can carry your child in one arm and the stroller in the other! Lovely to take on vacation, you would be able to take it easily on a plane or even if you are traveling by train. Fold it to slide under your seat and quickly flick it open to place your child in it when you arrive. It has an easy fold and unfold sequence, four wheel design and a 5pt harness with a retractable canopy. And what a fantastic colour! You will never get the baby blues pushing your child around in this fantastic stroller! Definitely my favourite.
So Many To Choose From.
There are so many pushchairs and strollers to choose from. Which one will fit your lifestyle? Sometimes it is necessary to buy a larger pushchair, especially when your child is still a small baby. He or she will need much more protection from the elements. But of course, as your child grows they will be able to interact with the world around them much more, and so it is then that the small lightweight strollers come into their own. Whatever your style or choice, I am sure you will find one that you love, and more importantly, your baby loves too.
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