Single Strollers Keep You Going

By David Cummings

Single strollers are made for a single infant or child. They come in many shapes and sizes, different fabrics and colors. Most of the single strollers adjust with growth of your child. For instance, when you baby is an infant, you can adjust the stroller so that it looks more like a ‘pram’ or ‘carriage’, laying flat with all the sides up so baby can lie down. There are security straps to make sure the baby lies in place as well.

When the infant grows a little and can sit up more, you can bring the front end of the stroller down and allow their feet to dangle but they don’t touch the ground and the back up for a more upright ride. Single strollers have many advantages that double and triple strollers do not; they have more room for things such as storage underneath and on the backside of the stroller. You can purchase additional stroller accessories like a tray with cup holders to clip on to the back to hold the parent’s cups and keys.

Today’s manufacturers are thinking more along the lines of function and fashion. There are single strollers that look like tractors for boys and princess carriages for girls. The wheels are double and roll on ball bearings to be able to maneuver better on any surface, like uneven pavement or trails or a flat store floor. The single strollers are constructed of durable metal tubing covered with a woven fabric that resists tears and is water and stain resistant.


Some of the single strollers can be classified as umbrella strollers because they have curved handles like umbrellas and fold up compact like an umbrella for easy storage. These single strollers are popular for a number of reasons, mostly because they are lightweight and are easily stored away, taking up little space in the mini van or trunk of a car or even hanging up in the garage.

Other single strollers are classified as jogging strollers and have three large wheels, one in the front and two in the back. The one wheel in the front can be ‘fixed’ so it can’t move other than straight ahead for jogging and exercise purposes. Jogging strollers are popular as regular single strollers because they are large and comfortable for the baby or child and can easily be maneuvered through a crowd of people at a parade or fair.

Single strollers are never meant for more than one child or baby. This would cause a safety hazard and could hurt your child. There are double strollers for two children or you could purchase a ‘jump seat’ or a stroller foot board that attaches to the back of a single stroller so the other child, usually an older one, can stand on the back or sit facing the opposite direction. These are not that expensive and hook on to the framework of single strollers. Your older child will enjoy a ride along on the single strollers and everyone will be happy.

About the Author: Learn more about single strollers and understand why many parents choose single strollers to make strolling more enjoyable. David Cummings is General Manager of Bustling Baby, a business devoted to providing baby mobility, comfort, and convenience to active families.


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