Are you looking for a buggy??? Finding it a bit confusing??? We have put together a few suggestions on what to look out for when shopping for a buggy….
Manoeuvrability: You should be able to push a stroller in a straight line and turn easily. Having wheels that can swivel in the front and rear will make a stroller easier to turn.
Weight: Once you’ve mastered the above, pick up the folded buggy to check the weight of it. If you use a car, you’re likely to be lifting it in and out of the boot a lot.
Size: Will the folded buggy fit into the boot of your car? Also think about where you’re going to be storing the buggy when you’re not using it – how much space do you have to play with?
Function: Can you easily open and fold the buggy?
Engineering: Where will you be using your buggy? Whether it’s on country roads, or narrow town footpaths think about the wheels and suspension.
Demo: Take the buggy for a test drive while you’re in the shop. Try popping up the front wheels, as if you are stepping onto a kerb.
Height: Who’s going to be using the buggy? Do you need a handle with adjustable height? Handles should be at the pusher’s waist level or slightly below.
Brakes: Are they easy to operate? Test them in the store.
Style: You’ll be looking at this buggy for a long time so aesthetics are important. Make sure you choose a model that will please your eye now and in the future.
Potential: Will your buggy need to grow with the family? Some buggies turn from a single buggy to a double or some buggies let you attach boards for toddlers to stand on.
Storage: The buggy basket is one of the features that can often be overlooked. Make sure there’s enough room for things like a changing bag, some shopping, coats, toys, the list is endless!!!
Extras: Think about any accessories – cup holder, footmuff, rain cover, etc – that you might want to add on to the buggy at some point.
You might also consider investing in a travel system, which includes a carrycot, buggy and car seat; all of which can be attached to the same buggy frame.
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