Stroller Guide - Part 1

The time has come for you to start searching for the perfect stroller - and to be honest it can feel a bit overwhelming at first with the terminology and all the different features that exist. The worry of choosing the wrong stroller can feel like a stressful situation that you can't handle. We have created this stroller guide, which is divided into three parts, to help you find out how a pram is built, what kind of different types there are and what you should think about before your stroller purchase.

The structure

A stroller consists of a frame, also called a chassi, a reclining part (cot) and a seating part. There are also many accessories that can make the stroller feel more complete. For example rain covers, mosquito nets and sun canopies that protect against external factors or more practical things such as a cup holder and nursery bags. An adapter is an essential accessory to be able to attach your car seat to the pram. Do not forget to double check that the adapter is compatible with the pram and car seat that you have chosen.

Different types of chassis

1. Optimized for uneven terrain. If you often take forest walks or live on the countryside where there are a lot of gravel roads, it can be good to invest in a chassi with large wheels. 

 2. Flexible wheels. A chassi with large, swiveling front wheels is preferable if you mostly walk long distances and in terrain from time to time. The only thing you need to do at these times is to lock the front wheels for some extra stability. 

 3. City-adapted accessibility. For those of you who live close to the city, it may be better with small, swivel front wheels. It is important that these front wheels can be locked so that you can easily navigate shops and narrow streets.

Determining factors 

 Try to think about what your life looks like. If you have access to a car - is it a spacious luggage compartment or should the stroller be more adapted to public transport? What do the roads look like where you usually walk - are there unstable gravel roads, asphalt or many challenging slopes? These questions could help you minimize the list of potential strollers as they designed to handle different things. Some are made for heavy terrain while others focus on being light and compact when folded.

Continue to part 2...

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