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The holidays are such a magical time of year! Most people enjoy spending time with families, hearing the Christmas music playing in the stores and the general happiness and positive energy people are tossing around like confetti. For some parents the holidays can be a bit more of a challenge and not because of our grinch attitudes or dislike of the season. The holidays are different for some parents because the holidays are different for our kids. As a mother of three beautiful kids, a girl and two boys (both boys have disabilities) I know how unusual it can be to help your kids enjoy the season as much as others. Our oldest boy has ADHD and struggles to complete tasks or enjoy quiet, calm activities like others his age. Our youngest has Asperger’s which makes it a struggle for him to enjoy the wide range of emotions so many kids express this time of year. The holidays are not always easy for them simply because they experience things differently and don’t enjoy the same activities. Th

Which Baby Stroller Fits Your Lifestyle?



Picking a stroller can be a daunting task when you are given so many different options. There are so many makes and models on the market and each one has its ups and downs and can make life easier if you get the right kind for what you need to achieve in a day. So how does someone go about picking the right one? 

Break it down based on what your daily life looks like. You may need a couple options as well. 

When you have a newborn the best stroller option is one that connects to your car seat like the uppababy, to make your life easier, carting around your baby in a car seat kills your arm no matter how small your baby is. Most of the ones available are your basic four wheel simple design with a sunshade in a neutral colour. You can get ones that have a seat in the front for brother or sister as well as ones that have a standing spot where mom pushes for siblings as well. If you do a lot of shopping look for one with a large cargo basket beneath it. 

Strollers with larger wheels are great for parents that do a lot of walking. If you get out and about a lot look for big wheels that can take on all your hiking and walk g trails with ease, many of the smaller wheeled strollers get caught up on rocks and sticks and it just turns into a shoving and readjusting match. Many car seats like the uppababy knox connect to large wheeled and smaller wheeled strollers to make things easier and more universal especially if you have two or more strollers. 

Jogging strollers are great when your baby is a bit older and you can start to go out on runs and longer walks. The only huge downside to jogging strollers is their size, many of them don’t fold down to the same small size as the standard strollers and the wheels take up a lot of space in your trunk. 

Think about how often you will need to fold and unfold your stroller in a day and this will help you make an informed decision. Think about the space you will need and what activities you plan on doing and this should help you weed out the ones your not going to need. The uppababy cruz is so easy to fold and unfold you can do it with one hand, test out different strollers to see which ones are easiest for you to manage because after folding you will need to lift and put it away as well. 

You do not need to spend a fortune on a stroller to be a good parent, many of the best strollers are reasonably priced and built just as good and as safe as the expensive ones. Your baby doesn’t care what brand your stroller is as long as they get to be with you on your many adventures. 

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