Whether you are a first time parent or just in the market for a new stroller, here’s some information to help you figure out what best suits your needs.
1. Do some research before you start your stroller search. Visit the recalls and safety alerts directory to make sure the product you are interested in hasn’t been recalled.
2. Check the label on the stroller to make sure that it has the National Safety Mark label attached to the seat, indicating that the seat complies with Canadian regulations and standards. The label on the seat must specify that the seat meets the Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS).
3. Make sure the child restraint system is comfortable for your child and that the buckle secures easily.
4. Test the brakes and maneuverability of the stroller.
5. Check out other features: handle height, adjustable seats, storage, canopy and the type of material the stroller is made up of (for cleaning purposes).
There are several types of strollers on the market: standard-size strollers, car seat stroller frames, travel systems, lightweight strollers, jogging strollers and double/triple strollers. You can find out more details here.