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When navigating subways and escalators with a toddler or older infant with good head, neck, and back control, you want a lightweight, compact umbrella stroller that you can quickly and easily fold closed and open, and a hinge, hook, or clasp that you can engage to keep it shut when carrying it closed. You can even carry your child and the folded up stroller ...


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Anecdotally, we had entirely variable results with our 3. Our first probably got the worst of it, as once his sister turned up (when he was 2) he didn't really get any travel in the buggy, aside from a brief stint with a double offroad buggy... We used to take it everywhere with us until she was around 3 - as we like taking the kids for long walks, hikes ...


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There are three main areas where research informs guidance and design decisions on this type of infant transport. To summarise, there is evidence to support the common practice of rear/inward facing for newborns and switching as they develop. Visual Ability Newborn vision is limited to short distances in the order of 20-30cm. Source: Visual Development ...


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I bet there are books on "how to choose a stroller";) A short list of important things to consider: size and type of wheels - a stroller with bike-like large wheels will handle better than a stroller with small plastic wheels. It will also behave better in difficult terrain. Also, the inner tube should be replaceable. brake - it should have one. It should ...


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I don't know of an existing guideline, but I'm familiar with the evidence: there is research showing that babies facing forward have a faster heartbeat, and are less likely to nap - both during walks. How to interpret this is another question. One interpretation (that I've seen, but personally I don't buy it) is that facing forwards is just stressful - and ...


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http://www.ehow.co.uk/list_7453930_double-strollers-separate.html contains a list including: iCandy Apple / Pear Phil & Ted's Sport Buggy with Doubles Kit Uppa Baby Vista Stroller Baby Jogger City Select Stroller You can also buy connectors to attach two single strollers: ...


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user3896 already gave some very good hints - we also like the Ergo Baby Carrier very much and it has often been incredibly useful, especially when being alone with the baby and having to pass stairs, steps, etc. (Advantages of the Ergo: it distributes the weight of the child on hips and shoulders, it supports the baby well and on a large, soft sitting ...


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I have a Phil and Ted's and yes you can have a newborn lying flat with a toddler sitting, you do that by moving the second seat above the main seat and then dropping the main seat flat. You'll want the carry cot, it makes getting a newborn in and out much easier. The Phil and Ted's a good product, it's built well and pretty easy to handle considering you ...


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Shouldn't there be a tag somewhere on the cover specifying what kind of fabric it's made out of? Assuming there is a tag (and it doesn't already include washing instructions), you can use other clothes you have (made out of the same fabric) for washing instructions. I found this link on the Maclaran website that suggests this is the case (and provides a ...


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I had (have) very tall children so they always seemed to outgrow carseats and therefore carseat strollers very early. I spoke (speak) to the pediatrician before I make any changes in items like that (even with my fourth child, I still check with her). As far as I know and understand, the carseat is a law mandated type of seat. I got ride o the carseat ...


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It depends on where you are planning to go and how many people you will come into contact with. Our pediatrician wanted us to wait three weeks with our daughter (full-term) and two months with our son (preemie & in NICU for a few weeks), to allow their immune systems to develop sufficiently to be able to handle most of the germs they'll come into ...


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You almost certainly will need more than one stroller. Don't try to get just one that is perfect; consider getting two imperfect ones that complement each other. For example, portability is important; but you can get an umbrella stroller (a super-lightweight one that cost around $20-$30) for the times when you get on the bus or train and want very little ...


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By six months you should not be using the stroller for sleep, at least by design. It's not a problem if the child does sleep in it, but don't focus on the length and don't use them for primary naps. Half an hour is plenty for a catnap; if you are looking for a full nap, put the child in his or her crib. By that age, most children are large enough that the ...


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I am not familiar with this type of stroller, or, "buggy" as you call it, but a google search quickly brought me to the manufacturer's website where I found a "support" link. Here, you can search for your specific product's washing instructions (in case there are special considerations based on fabric type, etc). I'm my experience it is never apparent how to ...


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I have to say, this caused me a near nervous breakdown because there is just so much choice. I looked at the practical element, and really struggled because it was nearly impossible to compare, but the key things for us were (in this order): 1) how easy was it to put up or down. 2) Would it fit into the boot of the car (and/or would there be space for ...


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It really depends on your usage. When my child was born, I didn't have a car and was going to college, so something sturdy that collapsed to being small and had a detachable section so that I could put her in a friend's car was important. For going around to class, I had a sling I held around me that kept her close to me and allowed me to sit in a desk. ...


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Depending on how old your child is, it may not be able to focus on your face. A rearward facing stroller also allows the parent to see the child's face. This means you can spot distress in your child quicker than if you're waiting to hear angry noises from a forward facing stroller. If you're walking your child around outside, it's also much easier to ...


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I've seen one just once, but I don't recall the brand. It doesn't seem to be as safe as the one I bought for my twins. At least, the mom that was pushing the latched strollers was having some trouble with so many wheels and uneven sidewalks.


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I fully agree with the post above. I have a fairly average sized baby girl, and at 4 weeks, she was getting her knees and sleepsuits scratched on the bottom of the top seat (it also has a strip of very unhelpful velcro placed there, which makes matters worse), and at 11 weeks, she doesn't fit into at all, and screams blue murder if ever I try to put her in ...


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Don't be intimidated by the instruction manual. Just use your own judgment. Put your baby in the stroller and see if it looks comfortable. The baby will not be living in the stroller so I doubt that it will affect spinal development.



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