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5 Top Tips for Choosing a Lightweight Stroller

Lightweight strollers are a perfect pushchair option for parents on the move, whether for long car journeys to visit the family at Christmas, or just for a stroll in the park. Here are our top 5 tips for choosing the right lightweight stroller for you.

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Will you use your stroller from birth?

Will you use your stroller from birth?

Most strollers are ideal for use for children from six months old. If you’d like a lightweight stroller for use from birth, make sure that it reclines far back enough or that the seat can be converted to a lie-flat position.

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It’s important to try before you buy

Going to the shops or a showroom and testing the different models before deciding is a must. Ensure you’re comfortable folding and manoeuvring the stroller, and check the brakes and recline of the seat.

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Pick a stroller to suit your lifestyle

Pick a stroller to suit your lifestyle

A lightweight stroller is very travel compatible and a great option if you’re planning trips and holidays! If you’re a regular car user, get a model that can take a car seat. Lightweight strollers are also perfect for parents in urban areas, or who often use public transport. In rural areas bigger wheels and suspension will provide a more comfortable ride.

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How much storage will you need?

How much storage will you need?

It’s best to find out whether the stroller will fit into your home unfolded, and if your car boot can store it. The smaller wheel base means there may not be enough space for storing a lot of shopping, so make sure your buggy can cope with your storage needs!

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Get the right accessories

Get the right accessories

For any accessories you need, such as a hood or rain cover, check whether these are included with your chosen model, so you can save on buying these separately.