One of the biggest purchases you will face as a parent is what kind of stroller, or strollers, do you need. There are different types, styles, models, sizes, restrictions, compatibilities and of course prices. It is a very complex decision to make, as you don’t want to waste money on something that will not suit your baby’s or your own needs. Thankfully, there is an extremely helpful Ebook available from www.babywheels.net, which talks you through all the possible factors you need to account for.
Unfortunately we came across this book after we had had a bad experience with a stroller we had bought. Basically, it did not stand up to even normal usage, and it is one that is not on BabyWheel’s recommended list. The book is basically broken down into four sections. The first one covers general information and tips about what to look out for. You’d be amazed about how many pitfalls there are with all the different strollers. Things that seem so obvious when you read them never occurred to us when we made a bad buying decision.
The second section then covers lightweight umbrella strollers and the differences you can encounter. There are huge differences in price here, and at the high end you can end up paying several hundred Dollars. So if you are planning on spending a little more than for just the basics you should really know what the best umbrella stroller is for your individual needs. The great thing about these strollers is that they fold down into a very small package, making them ideal for travel and small car trunks.
Next, there is a lot of detail about double strollers, which is a situation you may find yourself in quite quickly. I only ever thought of people with twins needing a double stroller until we had our second baby. Two kids under 2 meant we needed another stroller, and thanks to Baby Wheels we were able to make a pretty good decision.
Finally, the ebook covers strollers for the sporty type. If you want to get back into a fitness regime after you had a baby, then it will be made quite difficult with work life routines. Your partner probably works during the day and by the time evening comes I personally was never in the mood for going for a run. That’s when we went to choose the best jogging stroller on the market. This is where we did decide quite a bit more money than we had first hoped to, but it was very important to us that the stroller would be comfortable for the baby and also would not require us to adjust our running stride and posture. We went for the Mountain Buggy Terrain because it was lightweight, very sturdy and as my husband said, looked like a sports car. Both of us now regularly use the stroller to go for a jog, and I have lost a ton of that baby weight!!!
To this day we have not regretted our purchases made with the help of this ebook, it even helped us find the cheapest place to buy them saving us more than we paid for the book. There is also great practical advice for travelling with a baby by air, and also recommendations for getting into a running and training routine. Overall, this book was great, simple and to the point.