Contrary to popular belief, all strollers that are sold online or at local retailers are not safe. Children are often harmed by on the market strollers because of improper use or improper precautions. Parents should always take as many steps and necessary to keep their child safe and that should apply to the use of strollers. When you are purchasing a new stroller it is important to know all of the stroller safety tips so you know what to look for in a good stroller. First and foremost, before you purchase a stroller research the brand. See if there have been past recalls and read customer reviews on the product. Other people accidents may help prevent yours.
As soon as you approve of a stroller brand you can begin looking for the safest strollers within the brand. Harnesses are what hold your baby into the seat of the stroller, it keeps them safe by preventing them from falling out. The safest type of harness is a five point harness, it will go between your baby’s legs, around their waist and over both shoulders to ensure that they are secure. Your stroller should also have breaks. Hand breaks will allow parents to control the stroller from the handles and it will enable them to stop abruptly if necessary. Wheel breaks will ensure that your child’s stroller does not roll away when you have it in a stationary position. These are among the most basic stroller safety tips.
Other stroller safety tips include:
-Make sure the frame-locking mechanism is properly engaged to avoid collapse, and use the parking brake when stopped. CR does not recommend the Baby Jogger SJ3-16 because its parking brake was judged ineffective in our testing.
-Don't overload the stroller. Don't use with a child heavier than the manufacturer's weight limit, and don't put more children in the stroller than its design allows.
-Don't hang heavy bags on stroller handles, which might cause the stroller to tip
- Keep the child away from the stroller when you're folding and unfolding it to avoid pinched fingers.
-Never use a pillow, folded quilt, or blanket as a mattress in a stroller or baby carriage. They could cause the baby to suffocate.
-Return the stroller warranty card so can you can be notified of a recall.