Before many mothers in winter there is an important question: On what to roll a child on the snow. And if for a 3-bunks for this perfectly suit sled or snowball, then for the very small need more serious transportation - a stroller.
And besides, one that easily overcomes snowdrifts, unclean roads and ice.
For Russian winters
Choose your stroller withAn objective assessment of the weather conditions in your region and the conscientiousness of the city's municipal services. There is a big difference on which wheelchair to roll a child on the asphalt in zero weather or on snow-covered streets in the frost. Start looking at the stroller from a walking seat or cradle.
Newborn baby from 0 to 6-8 months is betterTo carry in the cradle. It has a rigid anatomical, ventilated bottom. A deep hood protects the child from wind and snow. Nowhere is the cradle blowing from the side, but on top the child is covered with a sheath. Inside the stroller you can put a fur envelope, so for the winter choose the largest cradle.
A child sitting in a wheelchair always needs to wear seat belts. Kids can fall out so quickly that you do not have time to react.
A Walking Option
Babies older than 6-8 months can already sitting inStroller to explore the world. And then the cradle can become uncomfortable and dangerous for them. Therefore, for such children need a stroller with a walking block. On such strollers, the seat has several backrest positions and seat belts. What is important in the winter is a large hood that can protect the child from snow and strong wind. Ideally, it should have several sections and go down to the middle of the seat or even to the bumper of the stroller.
Seat belts should have a regulatorTension, to be able to lengthen them, planting the baby in a dense winter overall. A good warm option - the seats with covers on the legs. If there is no cover, place a special warm envelope on the zipper with the zipper on the seat.
For warmth in the stroller, you can put a skin of lamb merino. It has the property of maintaining a thermo balance.
The most careful attention should be paid toWheels and cushioning the stroller. If you live in a city where the streets are cleaned thoroughly to asphalt, and do not plan to walk in the park, you can buy a stroller with small wheels. For all the rest, patency should be the most important criterion for selection.
Wheels of large diameter are better to travel through the snow andSnow mud. Now there are models with inflatable wheels (Bumbleride, Valco Baby), which can be pumped before the start of the season. There are wheelchairs with wide wheels that provide stability on a rough road (Teutonia, Emmaljunga). But fashionable now strollers with small front wheels in winter can let you down. This is a wonderful summer option, a stroller with swiveling front wheels is more maneuverable and lighter in weight. But in the snowdrift they are very easy to get stuck on.
In wheelchairs, the "front"Drive ", i.e. The driving wheels pull the rear wheels behind them. The same goes for tricycles. The front wheel can "sag" on large irregularities, and you will have to maintain the balance of the wheelchair by force. Some manufacturers began to produce special winter accessories, among which are interchangeable winter wheels (Hartan, Bugaboo), which turn a conventional stroller into a real SUV.