We all make mistakes in our lives, but some of these mistakes can be avoided. When you are about to have your first baby you are excited and want to buy the best stroller for your baby. It might also not be your first baby but you are just excited.
You tend to make mistakes, but with experience, you learn a lot. For some parents, they still make mistakes even with experience. There’s nothing wrong with that we all make mistakes, but we should try and avoid them as much as possible.
I will just mention 4 common mistakes parents tend to make when purchasing a stroller. There a many more but these 4 are the most I have dealt with and know more off.
Don’t Just View And Buy.
When we want to buy something we like to view and see if it’s worth buying or not. The seller always put the best images of that product to attract and amaze parents, but images can be deceiving.
I have heard from parents that they bought a stroller after just viewing it. They either saw it in person or on the internet. That’s one of the biggest mistakes you can make. It’s important that you read about the stroller in details and read reviews from sites and parents who have bought it.
The stroller/pushchair might be heavy but you want it light. It’s not always obvious by just viewing it. Maybe you want a rain cover with it and for it to be suitable for car seats and carrycot/bassinet, but the stroller might not come with all of these accessories. You can’t just know all of it by just viewing it.
For some strollers, it’s obvious but not for all. Some features might also be lacking or it won’t be exactly like you want it. After testing it or reading the reviews and information will you know for sure.
This of course applies for everything you buy. Viewing products and buying them after that will not always work out. It might for some but it shouldn’t be something you should do.
A Brand’s Popularity Is Not What Matters The Most.
The brand is something many parents take into consideration. For some parents, the brand is only or the main reason why they buy a specific stroller. An Example of these is the Bugaboo brand.
Although some of these brands offer the best quality products and features you should always not only buy the products because of the brand.
A brand can offer you a good stroller which is good but it might not always come with the accessories or the features you want to have.
Don’t just buy the stroller/pushchair just because the brand is popular and you want people looking at you when you are out. I’m not saying there is something wrong with that, but don’t just buy the stroller for that reason otherwise you will regret your purchase.
When buying the stroller you should also think about the fabrics and if you will have space in your car and house to store the stroller.
We all love to have fancy and well-designed strollers for when we are out and strolling or whatever we are doing, but we also have to think about other things that might affect us. It can also be money. You will save a lot of money if you buy stroller from a less famous and expensive brand.
Lastly, of course, the choice it’s yours. Buy what you want as long as it matches your lifestyle.
A Long Term Investment.
Do you treat a stroller/pushchair as a long term investment? If you do then you will gain much from it. Strollers/Pushchairs are quite expensive and are used every day for 2-5 years in your life.
Its an important investment and many parents tend to forget this. They see it as something simple and that it’s not valuable like a car or an expensive shoe.
I think you should give it much importance because it is something that not only you will benefit from but your whole family and if you purchase a good one you will use it for years. You will save money and time which are the two things most parents have difficulty managing.
Think of it as a long term investment and you will make the right decision when buying it, well the chances of you buying the wrong one will reduce.
Is It Suitable For Everyone And Everything?
Is the stroller you want to buy suited for everyone and everything? Often when we buy a stroller/pushchair we tend to think of some aspects, but not all of them.
Let’s start with “everyone”. Are you the only one who’s going to use the stroller? If so then you don’t need to think about other people just choose a stroller according to your demands and needs.
If you are sharing it with your partner, other children, relatives and the grandparents then you need to buy a stroller that’s best suited for all. It can be a handlebar. You should be able to adjust it so that it’s suited to everyone’s height.
The stroller itself shouldn’t be too high and too low so that others can use it with ease without any difficulties. I’m not talking about those who will use it once or not that often.
If you have difficulties with finding the stroller/pushchair that’s best suited for everyone then just buy the one that’s best suited for you and your partner.
Think about the size of the stroller if it’s ideal for your baby or toddler and even for you.
So, what do I mean with “everything”? Everything can mean is it suited to push anywhere. Is it all-terrain tyres or not? Buying a stroller that’s suited to push everywhere is better because you will have the possibility to take your child anywhere.
It can be when you are out travelling or hiking. Avoid buying a stroller that limited just because you love the brand or design. Buying the one that has unlimited options will make it easier for you and your baby or baby’s will have more fun.
The fabrics and materials can also be something you should think about. Are these fabrics and materials long-lasting and will they be able to take the rain, wind and snow without any damage?
Do This And You Won’t Waste Your Money And Time.
There’re many things you need to think about, but if you do this you will avoid committing many mistakes when you are buying a stroller.
When you are a new mum or dad time and money are two things you will lack. The majority of your money and time will be spent on your baby, so you should need to avoid spending unnecessary time and money on things that are not worth it.
It’s even better to avoid making these mistake from the beginning so that you will spend your time wisely. There are many mistakes to be aware of, so do your research and find out.
Do you agree with these mistakes or maybe you don’t see it as mistakes? Have these things happened to you before? Can you name 4 more mistakes parent should avoid when buying a stroller?