If you are looking to buy a new stroller for your baby, it is important to know if the stroller has an expiration date. Some strollers need regular maintenance in order to work properly. There is confusion about whether baby strollers expire or not and this article aims to clear up this question.
There are three ways to buy a stroller for your baby; brand new, used and refurbished. The way you buy the stroller you choose is going to affect what kind of maintenance it needs, how long it lasts, and how much it will cost. So, let’s see if the stroller you are about to buy does expire.
Do Strollers Expire?
In short, no, strollers don’t expire. Strollers are built to last and with proper care can be used for more than one child. If a stroller has an expiration date on the package it is there to replace the car seat base and not the stroller itself.
Fortunately, most strollers are designed to last for many years, so a stroller that is used for one child will most likely be useable for several more.
The design of this type of vehicle means there is not much danger in it breaking down and not being able to work properly, rather the problem is that they may need to be checked out by a professional in order to ensure the wheels are doing their job properly.
How Many Years is a Stroller Good for?
Babies develop quickly, so it’s normal for a stroller to need to be replaced within the first few years of use. After that point though, the stroller should last for several years. Children grow and so do the needs of their parents meaning a stroller may not be used as often as they were when they were younger.
It is recommended that you replace a baby stroller every 3 years to ensure you are getting the best quality for your child. This means that you will use about 2 strollers in your child’s whole life.
If you choose to buy a used stroller, be sure you know how much use it has had, and if what is being stated is true. Strollers also need to be checked by a professional from time to time to ensure they are still in working order.
When should you buy the stroller?
What you need to consider before buying a stroller is what you will use it for, and when do you need to buy it. This will help determine the type of stroller you should buy, how much money you should spend, and if it is the right time for you to make this purchase.
Additional Stroller Tips
Even though strollers don’t expire in the way that most people think of expiring, there are certain things that can happen to them over time which means they must be replaced.
A stroller’s main functions, especially those that are used outside, are to protect the child from sunlight and cold. As time passes, the materials which make up the stroller can deteriorate due to exposure to the elements, this causes the fabric of the canopy and even parts of the frame to become weak. This means that it is no longer as safe for your child as it was when you first bought it.
A baby stroller can only do its job if all of its components are working properly. This means that the wheels and the frame will need to be checked, especially if you have a new stroller. It is important to take care of your strollers such as regular lubrication and cleaning because if you don’t, you will begin to notice problems with it and it may become unusable.
Remember, this material can be expensive when it comes to purchasing a new one so you may want to consider buying an older version that has had less use.
There is no expiration date on strollers as this is not how they are made to work. It is important that you take care of your stroller so it can be used for many years, and it will give you peace of mind knowing that you are getting a good quality product. It is important to know what type of stroller you are looking to buy, and the amount of use it will be getting in order to make sure that the best stroller for the job is bought for your child.
As a mother of four very energetic children, Emilia knows how chaotic motherhood can be. She’s learned a lot of lessons along the journey so far and loves sharing the tips & tricks she’s picked up over the years with anybody else on the same life path.