What Should You Think For Choosing Best Baby Stroller

Most parents feel a natural urge to go and get every little thing baby might possibly benefit from. A stroller is no doubt on the list, but do you really need one?

The answer is maybe not, at least not in the first year. Here’s why…
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The purpose of a strolling product is to make it easier to transport Baby while you walk. At its simplest, it is just an alternative to carrying Baby in your arms or on your hip. And, your baby will almost always prefer to be held instead of riding.

Wearing your baby in a carrier can be a joy for both baby and parent.

Wearing your baby in a carrier can be a joy for both baby and parent.

 

A good alternative, especially in the first 6 months, is wearing your baby in a baby carrier. Infants love the snug hold of being carried on your chest, and toddlers often love to be carried on your back. The best carriers distribute weight so well that you can wear Baby for hours, leaving your hands free to perform other tasks. While strolling is very convenient, a baby carrier offers a practical alternative, and baby carriers are a lot less expensive. Take a look at our Baby Carrier Review for more detailed information on the top baby carriers.

 

It is also worth noting that too much time in a car seat, bouncer, or baby swing can contribute to plagiocephaly, or flattening of the back of baby’s head. What does this have to do with strolling? In the first 6 months, most parents use their car seat for strolling, connecting it with a car seat adapter to the frame of some type of stroller. While pediatricians consider it fairly normal for a baby to spend 1.5 to 4 hours per day in a combination of car seats, bouncers or swings, if your baby spends more than 4 hours in these devices, especially in the first few months when baby’s skull is soft, they will have a higher risk of developing a flattened area in the back of the head. Using a baby carrier in a parent-facing chest position can help by taking pressure off the back of the head, and in combination with supervised tummy time, can help prevent flattening of the head.

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