I recently had a nephew – my beloved little sister became a mother. I was waiting for this event, as if I was in the position 🙂 Together with my sister, we went to children’s shops, choosing the first little things for the baby. What are they tiny! It is impossible to look at them without emotion.
Since we communicate very closely with my sister (she is my best friend since childhood), I directly asked what gift to buy for a baby. Sister’s answer, to be honest, made me laugh. She asked for a bath. You must agree that the bath is worth a penny and it’s somehow wrong to give such a gift to the employee’s son, for example, but to his nephew.
I suggested to my sister to buy a stroller. The sister was very pleased. Her financial situation left much to be desired and she planned to buy a cheap model from her hands, and also not in very good condition.
Since the child’s sister is the first to choose the stroller, she didn’t know. Before we go shopping, we made a list of the requirements that a baby carriage should have. They relied mainly on my experience, because I have two children.
I want to share with you the qualities that a baby carriage should have, dear readers of Alimero! Indeed, among you there are also future moms and aunts 🙂
one.Patency. In our city with roads trouble. With sidewalks, too, things are not better. Therefore, when choosing a stroller in the first place we paid attention not to the appearance, but to its patency. We opted for a model with large inflatable wheels. On uneven roads, she drives more gently, which is not true of wheelchairs with plastic wheels of small diameter.
2 Weight. Since the sister lives on the 6th floor, and the elevator at her entrance does not always work, the weight of the stroller plays an important role for her. Strollers for newborns weigh from 10 to 20 kg. We chose a model that weighs 14 kg. Not too easy, but not the hardest. Those who live in a private house, you can ignore the weight of the stroller.
3 Compactness. It is important that the stroller fit in the elevator and trunk of the car. It should also be easy to fold. Sister often goes to her parents in the village, so we chose the model that can be folded into the car.
four. Depreciation. Everyone knows that babies fall asleep best when rocking. I had a stroller with spring suspension. Rocking children in it was uncomfortable. For the sister, we chose the stroller with belts. Besides the fact that it is easy to rock the baby in it, so the belts are easier to replace than the springs (in case of breakage).
five. Equipment. It is best to buy a stroller with a removable cradle, on the chassis of which you can then install a walking unit. Transformers are usually more cumbersome, so we did not consider them. The set should be a cover on the legs, rain cover, mosquito net and bag.
And what qualities did you pay attention to when choosing a stroller for a newborn?