Strollers come in different kinds. While some come with complete accessories, some very basic strollers don't have any accessory at all. What stroller accessories should you consider getting to make your life easier?
Here's the list.
The best stroller organizer you can get should be "universal" so you can use it with different brands of strollers. Some brand-specific stroller organizers can be better or at par with a generic stroller organizer. However, the flexibility of having an organizer that can be used with different types and brands of strollers is always better than being restricted to something that can only fit a certain brand.
A good stroller organizer should allow easy access to items that you need immediately. It's good to have deep cup holders, extra-large space for storing phones or wallets, or even iPads!
An organizer that can fit diapers, baby books or even toys is a MUST-HAVE.
This Universal Stroller Organizer* will do the above jobs. It can fit different brands such as Britax, Baby Jogger, Uppababy, Graco and even Bob. It will also fit the stroller handles of a double-stroller or an umbrella stroller.
A stroller organizer cannot replace a diaper bag. But it will allow you to quickly get your drinks, or answer your phone while strolling without the need to dig into your diaper bag now and then.
Good stroller hooks should be able to carry 6 pounds each at most. While it is never advisable to hang something heavy on your stroller handle, a stroller hook can let you put in there some light but bulky grocery purchases or a small purse.
But if your stroller is sturdy enough (such as a good jogging stroller), I guess it would be fine to carry a diaper bag in the hooks as long as the weight of the diaper bag is something that will not cause the stroller to tip over. It is an excellent accessory for every parent's strolling, shopping or jogging trip.
Stroller Weather Shield
A good weather shield should have a universal size. It should be waterproof and windproof without comprising the ventilation of the little passenger inside.
A clear and see-through variation is a good choice, so it is easy to check on your little one.
Rayshade Stroller Cover
A rayshade stroller cover will do the same job as #3, except that it usually comes as opaque. One disadvantage is that you cannot see your child immediately compared to the clear and see-through weather shields.
A rayshade cover can protect your child from rain, too. But it's primarily used to "extend" the coverage of your stroller's canopy, so it protects your child from the heat of the sun.
Some rayshade stroller cover even comes with hidden pockets to store a sippy cup and water bottles in an upright position.
Stroller Glider Board
A glider board is a piece of small and sturdy board that you can attach to a stroller's back so that an older child, such as a sibling, can hitch a ride. It should have a surface that is non-slippery for safety purposes.
It would be good if it folds together with a stroller and stows against the frame of the stroller when not in use.
These five stroller accessories are MUST-HAVEs. It will not only make your strolling experience as convenient as possible, but also it will provide extra comfort for your little passenger, too.
My favorite accessory is the stroller organizer. It will reduce the weight of the diaper bag you have to carry. It will also "declutter" your diaper bag.
Sometimes, when you will just be out for a short walk and need to carry only the necessities (sippy cup, mommy water bottle, phone, keys, and wallet), you don't need to always lug a diaper bag along with you. And because we can always attach a stroller organizer to the stroller handle, all you have to do is to throw in the essentials inside your organizer.
What do you think?
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