A Guide to Understanding Strollers: What They Are and Why They Matter

As a parent or soon-to-be parent, you know that your baby’s safety and comfort are of paramount importance. One piece of equipment that can contribute to your little one’s safety and convenience is the stroller. Strollers have been around for decades, but the variety of options available today can be overwhelming. In this blog, we’ll break down the basics of strollers, including what they are, why they matter, types of strollers, and features to look for.

What are strollers? 

Strollers, also known as pushchairs or prams, are wheeled devices designed to transport infants or young children on foot. They usually have seats with safety harnesses and a canopy to protect from the sun. Some strollers come with added features such as cup holders and storage compartments. They are convenient for parents who want to take their children for a walk or jog without having to carry them. 

Strollers are known to be used mainly for toddlers as the seats don’t have the padding like a pram and the strollers features aren’t as fancy as a pram. Strollers are used for outings when a child needs a rest or doesn’t want to walk. They are more compact with folding and are great for travel and packing for a short or long trip.

Why do strollers matter? 

Strollers are not only convenient but also safer than carrying your baby in your arms, especially for extended periods. Strollers can also be a great way to bond with your child while getting some fresh air and exercise. Furthermore, strollers can be useful for travelling as they make it easier to transport your child through airports, museums, or other public places.

Types of strollers

There are several different types of strollers available, including traditional, umbrella, travel systems, and double strollers. Traditional strollers are usually heavier and provide more features such as storage and reclining seats. Umbrella strollers, also known as lightweight strollers, are generally smaller and more portable. Travel system strollers are designed to be compatible with car seats and can be convenient for parents on the go. Double strollers can accommodate two children either side-by-side or in tandem.

Have a look at one of our favourite small compact new-style strollers the Baby Jogger City Tour Lux


  • Extra tall nearly lay flat seat
  • Only 6.5kg in weight
  • Adjustable calf area
  • Carry bag included


The Redsbaby Skip2 Stroller


  • 6.9kg light weight design
  • Lay flat seat suitable for newborns
  • One Piece Fold
  • Carry Strap and Bag Included
  • Extra large canopy

Features to look for

When looking for a stroller, it’s important to consider your specific needs. Some strollers come with adjustable handles to accommodate parents of different heights, while others have large wheels for rough terrain. Some strollers have reversible seats, allowing parents to face their child while walking. Other features to consider include a five-point harness for added safety, a canopy for protection from the sun, and a storage compartment for essentials.

In conclusion, strollers are an essential item for parents and soon-to-be parents who want to transport their child safely and conveniently. From traditional strollers to double strollers and everything in between, there are a variety of strollers available to suit different needs. As you search for the perfect stroller, consider the features that matter most to you and your family. With the right stroller, you’ll be able to enjoy quality time with your little one while staying active and getting some fresh air.

Pauline Mitchell

Hi, my name is Pauline and I own and run Buster's Baby Warehouse. It is quite a funny story how I come to own this business. My husband and I liked going to garage sales and on a sunny Saturday morning we stopped in at one in Mandurah WA.

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