Do’s and Don’ts for Stroller Safety

Mom strolling with babies in Options Elite Stroller

Baby strollers are designed to make life with little ones easier! Whether it is running errands, getting your daily steps in or simply enjoying a walk with your little ones, strollers provide tremendous service to parents and caregivers on a daily basis.

Whatever stroller you may choose for your family – single stroller or a double stroller, keeping your baby safe is our No. 1 priority. Here are some safety tips to consider when using your baby stroller:

Safe Stroller - Mom looking at baby in the strollerDO’s

  • Do routinely perform maintenance on your stroller to make your daily strolls a breeze!
  • Do remain close to your children at all times.
  • Do avoid carrying hot liquids in your stroller cup holder.
  • Do ensure your child has full and head neck control on their own, generally around 6 months, before using a standard stroller seat, but be sure to follow the guidelines of your particular stroller.
  • Do ensure your child’s safety harness is always buckled and tightened when strolling.
  • Do store your stroller indoors in a cool, dry environment and away from wet floors to avoid rust.

DON’TS

  • Don’t hang any bags or purses on the stroller to avoid improper balancing or tipping.
  • Don’t forget to use your stroller brakes when stopping or standing to avoid the stroller from rolling away.
  • Don’t carry more than one child per stroller seat.
  • Don’t jog with a stroller that isn’t approved for jogging.
  • Don’t use your stroller on escalators.
  • Don’t use an infant car seat without its compatible car seat adapter (if applicable) for your stroller. Check the stroller brand website for a list of compatible car seats and adapters.

Related topics: How to Clean a Stroller

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