So now, you have purchased a best stroller for your baby. Through it, you can now explore the outside world together. However, there is a need for you to know that accidents may happen anytime and anywhere, even as your baby rides a stroller. So, you need to ensure their safety and to help you with that, below are some tips that you might as well consider.
Tips for stroller safety
- Don’t hang heavy things on the stroller’s handle
If in case you would bring your purse with you, it would be better for you just to hold it or just place it in the compartment of the stroller together with the other stuff of your baby instead of hanging it on the stroller’s handle. That way, you can ensure that the stroller would not be unbalanced and would not trip. Your baby would surely be safer that way.
- Set the break
If you have decided to go for a short break or talk with the other parents whom you have encountered in the neighborhood as you take a stroll together with your baby, then you should definitely not forget to set the brake or else, the stroller may roll in the street, causing your precious baby an injury. Always remember that a break has been added on the stroller for a reason. On the contrary, you should still keep a close watch on it for the brake may not work at all, especially when the road you have taken has a steep incline.
- Check the stroller regularly
If you have a free time, well, even if you don’t, just make some time to check your baby’s stroller to know whether it is still safe for your baby to ride it or not. You should also check the folding parts and wheels to see if they are loose or not.
Also, check if there are sharp edges that your child can bump into and injure themselves after all, it is your obligation as a parent to keep them safe from any harm; the same thing goes as they ride a stroller.
- Read the manual
Reading the stroller’s manual would not bring you any harm and so, take some time to read it. For sure, it would include the things that you should keep in mind while you are using the stroller. It would also include the things that you should not do with it, allowing you to keep your child away from any danger.
- Keep the stroller close to you
Want to avoid accidents? It’s simple; you just need to maintain the stroller close to you at all times. That way, in case the stroller is about to trip over or in case it begins to roll while your child is riding it, then you would be able to stop it and save your child before they get injured.
- Use the stroller’s seatbelt or harness
It is one of the most important parts of a stroller and so, you should never forget about it, especially if your child tends to move a lot. It also does an excellent job in keeping your child safe even while they are sleeping. So, you should never underestimate its function.
Why is it important for you to know these tips?
First and foremost, it is a way for you to keep your child safe. Perhaps, you have read the news on the newspapers or watched the news on the television about a child who is riding a stroller involved in an accident as it rolled on the street. For sure, you would not want such horrifying scenario to happen to your child. So now, would you risk your child’s safety while they are in a stroller by not following the tips mentioned above?
Guest post by Sophia Nguyen
Bio: Sophia Nguyen is the co-founder of “Healthy Baby Happy Earth” website. She is a blogger, and she loves writing about babies and helping the parents by providing only the most useful information. To learn more about stroller tips, you can visit her website at healthybabyhappyearth.com