The amount of things you will need to buy for your new arrival is mind-boggling and particularly stressful is you don’t have much to spend. For parents on a limited budget, buying cheap pushchairs, cheap strollers or cheap travel systems may be tempting, but they may end up costing you more in the long run.
Carefully consider this purchase because of all the baby equipment you will own, your pushchair is one of the items that you will be getting the most use from and will therefore be copping the most wear and tear: this is why looking for high quality, durable equipment is essential.
Go into a baby store and take a good close look at the craftsmanship of the various items available. While you are there, test-drive the equipment to see how easy it is to steer, fold up, lift and assemble. You will find that it is generally the more expensive premium brands offering the most convenient, maneuverable, lightweight and well-made options.
Don’t despair: there are plenty of cheap strollers, cheap pushchairs and cheap travel systems available on the web. You will likely find the same item online for far less than the retail price – saving you money without compromising on quality. Just take a note of the make and model number (taking a picture of the price tag with your Smartphone is also an easy way to do this). Then just do some digging on line – using the Amazon Discount Finder on this site to find cheap pushchairs on sale is a good start for comparison! Just select Country, Departments; keyword (e.g Brand name and model number) and then work your way through the discount options until you find what you want. If you then want to check out other sites, just add the ones you’ve found to your Amazon Cart. This will make it easier to compare details with pushchairs from other sites.
However, rather than focusing purely on cheap pushchairs, it’s also worth considering higher-end equipment because these models tend to offer more features that can help you to get more out of your pushchair and save you money in the long run. For instance, having a pushchair that converts from rear to forward facing allows you to have your baby facing you when they are a newborn enables them to look out at the world once they become older and more curious. Also, buying one of the higher-end models that enables you to add a toddler seat will give you more mileage from your pushchair while saving you the expense of having to buy a new double pushchair if baby number two arrives.
Most of the cheap pushchairs and cheap strollers have parts made of less durable material and tend to only be suitable for older babies and toddlers. However, if you are looking for something to take travelling, cheap strollers and cheap pushchairs are a great option.
Baby travel systems tend to be dearer because you need to purchase a complete set comprised of a car seat, stroller, capsule and other accessories rather than individual items. But like strollers and pushchairs, cheap travel systems can be found by searching online.
These systems are great from moving baby around without waking them. On the downside, they are usually only suitable for babies up to around 9kg and your baby will eventually need to learn how to cope with being moved while sleeping anyway.