Ah, the famous stroller! Equipped with 3 or 4 wheels? It is essential for parents of young kids. But as useful as it is, the stroller also represents a real source of danger, if it is not chosen and used with the greatest care. Here are our safety tips that should be followed. More tips and tricks regarding strollers are available here.
Control The Standards
Whichever model you choose, you need to check that it has the words “EN 1888” (European standard), “NF S 54001” (French standard) or “Complies with safety requirements of your country”. The manufacturer’s name and serial number must be clearly identified on the stroller.
Choose A Safe Mark
While price is not necessarily a guarantee of quality, the brand can nevertheless be a good indicator of choice. In this regard, it is better to opt for a stroller model that has not been recalled.
Opt For A Model Adapted To The Age Of The Child
1st age trio pack, 2nd age stroller, cane stroller; there are models of strollers adapted to each age of the child. Before nine months, for example, you can not use a baby stroller with sitting feature.
Equip Your Stroller
To improve baby comfort, most strollers have a wide range of versatile accessories. Parasol, rain protection, winter’s nest etc. All these products also promote baby’s safety in the face of the external conditions.
Check The Folding And Unfolding System
Before buying your stroller, test it by folding it and opening it out several times.This manipulation must be easy to perform and must not show signs of jamming. In practice, it is advisable to open or close the stroller away from the child to prevent any risk.
Test The Braking System
When your baby is comfortably seated in the stroller, you must regularly check the proper operation of the wheel lock on the flat and sloping ground.
Do Not Leave The Child Unattended
Parents should never walk away from the stroller, even if the child is asleep. We must know that falls are the most common accidents with strollers.
Avoid Used Strollers
It is not recommended to buy a stroller on a garage sale or flea market. Most older models do not actually meet the current safety standards. If necessary, consider changing the attachment system if it is damaged.
Do Not Overload The Stroller
One of the most significant risks of a stroller accident is the tipping. Parents tend to hang too much on the handlebars, inevitably causing an imbalance of the gear. It is also not recommended to put two children in the same stroller.