Stroller Guide - Part 2
There are many different kinds of stroller and each one is designed for a specific purpose. In the list below we will explain the functions of the different strollers.
Umbrella Stroller - practical when travelling
This is a stroller that is lightweight and easily folds into a long and compact package. An umbrella stroller - also called a pushchair has smaller, swivel wheels and the stroller takes up smaller space when travelling. The biggest con is that it can be a little harder to navigate on different surfaces, but it makes up for it by being a really practical extra stroller for when you are on the go.
Baby Buggy - replaces the first stroller
The buggy has a more simple design and is often the replacement for the mono stroller. The change usually takes place when the child is around 1-2 years old. Don't forget to let your child try out the buggy in-store - this makes it easier to assess if there is enough space for your child to grow. When folded the baby buggy becomes quite wide, but flat, and it usually is a lot more stable than the umbrella stroller.
Travel stroller - a great travel companion
The travel stroller is made to be as flexible and practical as possible when you are traveling. It has a low weight and is designed to be compact, regardless if you travel by car, train or airplane.
Single stroller - convertible and flexible
What sets the single stroller (also called mono stroller) apart is that it's made for only one child. The mono stroller is usually designed with a chassi and a seat. The most common design is that is can be converted into a combi och duo stroller. The only thing you need is a carrycot or an extra cot.
Duo stroller - for a longtime use
The duo stroller is made for parents who wants a stroller that grows with the baby. The duo stroller is made up of a chassi and a seperate cot and seat. The cot makes it possible to use the stroller directly from birth. Later on the cot is exchanged into the seat - which can be used until the child reaches the recommended max weight. Keep in mind that some brands calles a duo stroller 'a complete mono stroller with extension set'.
Combi stroller - a flexible choice
The combi stroller has a chassi and a seat that can be reclined into full lie-flat position. That means that the stroller can be used as a pram with a carrycot. A big advantage with the combi stroller is that it can be used during the entire stroller period - however, this entails a greater risk of wear and tear.
Sibling stroller - great for multiple children
This kind of stroller is designed to fit two children, either by sitt next to each other, opposite each other or at different heights, the latter option makes the stroller less wide. If you travel a lot by public transport the sibling stroller will make it easier for you on the go - just make sure that the width doesn't exceed the recommended size (75 cm in Sweden).
Twin Stroller - made for children of the same age
What differentiates the twin stroller from the sibling stroller is that it is made with the children's same age in mind. This means that the twin stroller has two identical cots for newborn babies. There are two different types of twin stroller to choose from. The first, and most common, is the double stroller where the twins can sit or lie down next to each other. The other type is a tandem stroller where the twins sit diagonally instead.
Electric stroller - convenience and comfort
A modern version is the motorised e-stroller that makes it easier both uphill and downhill. There are also versions of the electric stroller that adapts to uneven road conditions to create a more stable ride. The motor in the e-stroller needs to be charged after a couple of hours of use, just like an electric bike.