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Is a Travel Stroller Suitable For a Newborn?

While travel strollers can be lightweight and convenient for travelling with a baby, they may not be suitable for newborns without some additional features and/or accessories.

Here are some factors to consider:

Reclining seat

Newborns need to lie flat, so it's important that the stroller has a fully reclining seat that can be adjusted to a flat position. Some travel strollers have a near-flat recline option, which can work for infants, but it's best to check the specifications before purchasing.

Supportive headrest

Newborns don't have full head and neck control, so a travel stroller that has a supportive headrest or pillow is important to keep their heads from flopping around.

Carrycot compatibility

Some travel strollers have the option to add a carrycot for the first 6 months, which does give your baby the optimum sleeping position. However, naturally, with the addition of a carrycot, you lose the convenience of a very small fold. However, the chassis will still be small, making it more compact than a full travel system.

Car seat compatibility

Some travel strollers are designed to be used with infant car seats, which can be a good option for newborns and allow you to easily take your car seat to your destination for use in taxis or a hire car.

Age and weight recommendations

It's important to check the age and weight recommendations of the travel stroller before purchasing. Some travel strollers may not be suitable for newborns or infants under a certain weight.

Safety features

Ensure that the travel stroller has proper safety features, such as a five-point harness, to keep your newborn secure.

Overall, a travel stroller can be a good choice for a newborn if it meets the above criteria. However, it's important to check the specifications and age/weight recommendations before purchasing to ensure that it is safe and suitable for your baby's needs.



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