If you have a child that still barely knows how to walk, you will definitely need a stroller to take him or her on walks. Since stroller is a transportation device, you will need to determine where will you will be pushing it. Do you live in a rural or suburban area? Or maybe in an urban area? You will definitely need to take this factor into consideration in order to make sure that the stroller experience will be as smooth as possible.
For a rural or suburban area, you will need a stroller that will not be difficult to fold and fit in your car. One of the best examples of such a stroller are car-seat stroller frames, which as they name suggests are perfect for carrying infant car seats and thus are useful for a car-based lifestyle. However, they will be not be useful for older babies who have outgrown their infant car seats. Another option is a travel system which combines the features of a stroller and a car seat and as its name suggests is very well-suited to being carried in a car. However, one should take into consideration that the strollers of this type tend to quite heavy to carry.
In an urban area, you will need a model that can be easily maneuvered over curbs and through doorways. In such a situation, double and triple strollers for two or more children may be perfect, as they are great for maneuvering through doorways. Another option is a three-wheeler juggling stroller, which is not only fit for active people, but also has a degree of sturdiness that makes it easy to maneuver through curbs. It is however hard to push them up and down stairs or into elevators because of their size. Because of that, they may be perfect for a walk in an urban area, but not so much for shopping. They are also quite expensive, so you need to make sure that you really need the features that it offers before you decide to buy it.
Regardless of what kind of stroller you will decide to use, you need to remember that you should refrain from buying the cheapest possible one, as it will probably break soon enough! Although you might be shocked by the price of the most expensive strollers (the prices might be as high as 800 USD), you should definitely not skimp on such an important purchase.
From the safety perspective, a stroller should have a restraint system and, in case you have a newborn, an adjustable seat. If you want to make sure that the stroller is up to standards with regards to safety, try to verify whether it has been certified by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA).