“Choosing a stroller that fits your needs, without breaking the budget, is a complicated decision.” Dr. Spurrier notes, “We’ve attempted to inform new parents of the most important safety concerns, as well as pragmatic considerations like storage, ease-of-use, and maneuverability, with a goal of helping parents make an informed decision.”
“We created this guide to assist new parents in understanding the most important considerations when looking for a stroller. ” says Dr. Spurrier.
The guide starts by explaining the different needs of a baby as they grow from newborn to toddler, and how those developmental phases impact stroller use and requirements.
The article draws from the experiences gained in BabyGearLab's 6 months spent reviewing and testing 21 top strollers in the recently published 2014 stroller review.
The guide includes a breakdown of the key featrures of a stroller that most affect day-to-day performance. Top performance characteristics include storage, maneuverability, and ease-of-use. The guide cites 7 specific performance features, which can make or break your stroller purchase.
In addition to the walk-through of ikey features to consider, the article includes a detailed section on safety. Included are Nine Tips for Safe Strolling that are based on an analysis of top safety organization research, most notably the the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). .The safety tips are derived from emergency room incidents resulting from stroller related injuries, as well as reports of serious injuries from the CPSC.
Founded in 2012, BabyGearLab is an independent research and review organization dedicated to providing new parents with reliable, detailed, reviews of baby products and informative advice. Led by a board certified pediatrician, Dr. Juliet Spurrier, the organization focuses on product categories relevant in the first year of a baby's life.