It’s not because your baby is all smiles means she is comfortably installed in her stroller and that she is safe. In addition to ensuring the standard, you will have to follow some basic rules to guarantee baby stroller safety.
Nothing is more important than baby safety, and this also applies to the stroller. When buying a stroller, first make sure that standard NF S 54-001 is indicated. At the European level, there is also a standard for childcare products (EN 1888). These standards ensure the safety of the child by establishing strict criteria for safety devices and test methods. However, we can not be satisfied with these standards to have peace of mind.
8 Tips To Maximize The Safety Of Baby In Stroller
- Opt for a brand that has not been the subject of a recall campaign, especially with regard to accessories for trio first-age strollers (car seat/nacelle).
- Never leave your child unattended in the stroller. It must be systematically attached with the harness. Choose a 5-point harness that keeps the child in the chest, shoulders and crotch, with a 3-point harness.
- Check the condition of the locking system (brake) and operate it whenever the stroller is stopped.
- Do not use stroller 2nd age for a baby less than 9 months unless it is approved 1st age.
- With regard to the elements of the trio 1st age pack, always check that the additional element (car seat or nacelle) is securely fastened to the fasteners provided for this purpose. Observe the function of the accessories: the platform is not a car seat and must not be placed on other elements (caddy for example).
- Make sure that all screws and nuts, as well as the folding system are not accessible. They must be provided with caches so that baby does not pinch (nor you for that matter).
- Do not place heavy or bulky bags on the handles or the weight may cause it to tip over.
- Avoid buying your second-hand stroller, unless it’s a recent model. It is not advisable to buy the stroller in the second-hand shops because they often do not comply with the norms in force (European standard revised in 2005).
In addition to these few rules, it is of course strongly recommended to regularly check the condition of the stroller: condition of the wheels, suspensions, attachments (harnesses and clips for accessories), hammock, brakes.