Disclaimer: This giveaway is a partnership with Nakturnal, with a prize of a gift certificate
One of the most fun things for me when shopping for baby is picking out the stroller. They do so much fun stuff now, and are so customizable and adjustable! There are tons of accessories you can get to make it precisely the way you want it- to hold your drink or keep the sun out of your little one's eyes. I guess it's a little like car shopping, where you choose your base model and then decide on the extra bells and whistles that make having and using a stroller a pleasant experience for you and for your baby.
Shopping with so many choices can be bewildering, but there are ways to filter out the stuff you don't need. Leslie Newton over at Modern Mom has written a fabulous article about how to decide on the basics- what kind of stroller you really need to fit your lifestyle. Check it out here!
It's also vital to consider safety when selecting and using a stroller. I'm not just talking toy failure or pinched fingers- I mean solid brakes and secure seat belts. There are federal safety standards all strollers are required to abide by, but some manufacturers go above and beyond, and it's important to keep those extra touches in mind when selecting your stroller. Healthy Children has an excellent article on points to check when looking at strollers. They also have an excellent link in the article to new stroller safety standards from CPSC (The Consumer Product Safety Commission) which is a great way to learn about what safety measures are federally mandated.
Now that you know what kind of stroller you want, and what safety measures are important to you, you should feel pretty empowered to pick one out. If you still want a little more information before making a selection (trust me, I understand!) you can also check online reviews at Stroller Envy which has a pretty thorough range of up-to-date reviews on all kinds of strollers and accessories. Armed with the style, safety features, and review feedback, selecting a stroller should be a breeze! I dont know what I would have done without my double stroller when we were on vacation. And I love my jogging stroller for my three year old who just stops wanting to walk at the park.
I'd love to help you pay for a stroller with a $50 gift card giveaway- our partner wants to make sure you have a fun, easy stroller shopping experience, and one lucky winner will get an even easier experience of having that gift card cover part of the cost! Just comment below what safety feature or accessory is most important to you when buying a stroller- and you can even throw in a plug for your favorite stroller to help out moms who are looking! And hop over to see the strollers on diapers.com– they have an unbeatable selection, and you can shop in your PJ's from the comfort of your home!