Three children? You must be busy, and there aren’t many triple strollers to select from, so we’ll make this as brief and as straightforward as possible. The first thing to consider is whether you’ll need fixed or swivel front wheels.
If you want to jog, you’ll want a stroller with a fixed front wheel for stability and straight tracking. A fixed-wheel model’s front wheel is often bigger, which implies less jolting and better handling over bumps at any speed.
If you don’t want to run with your triple stroller, or will only do so seldom, you may choose one of our recommended triple models with a swiveling front wheel – particularly if you plan on utilizing one of these big ‘ole strollers around the mall or grocery store. Swivel front wheels make tight bends considerably simpler, and they may be locked into a non-swivel mode for the odd brief jog. The front wheels are normally 12″ or smaller in diameter (compared to a conventional 16″ fixed front wheel), which means they handle bumps less gracefully and don’t track as straight when fixed.
Because they are Triple Strollers, they are extremely broad. They won’t fit through doors, they don’t fold compactly, and there are just a few options. If you need one, anticipate it to be helpful only outside or in large open retail malls. If you take one on a crowded city sidewalk, you’ll be separating the throng like the Red Sea, if not trapped exactly where you are. If you want to drive someplace before using your triple, you should only buy one if you have a large trunk, an SUV, or a pickup vehicle. We assume you have three little children, or maybe triplets, so you’re accustomed to a challenge, and we wish you the best of luck.
Breaking it down
A huge stroller requires a lot of space. If you’re considering purchasing a Big Bertha, be sure you have enough storage space in your house. If you want to travel with it, be sure it won’t take up too much space in your trunk. When shopping for multiple occupancy strollers, keep the width of the stroller in mind. If it’s broader than 32 inches, it could be difficult to fit through conventional entrances.
Strollers come in a variety of styles and sizes. Some are less than 10 pounds, while others are more than 45 pounds. Purchasing one that is overly hefty might be difficult. However, how much weight is too much is highly dependent on lifestyle. If climbing steep stairs is part of your daily routine, you should choose a stroller that you can easily lift on your own. Wrestling with an ungainly stroller is dangerous for both you and your passenger. If you don’t own a vehicle and reside in an elevator building, stroller weight is irrelevant since you won’t be lifting it.
Fortunately, stroller technology has advanced to the point that no stroller on the market can be folded easily. However, some are more difficult to shut down than others. Also, just because two strollers are the same size while in use does not guarantee they will be equally compact when folded.
- Compatibility of Car Seats
Have you ever heard the phrase “let sleeping babes lie”? If you’ve ever dealt with a grumpy baby, you’ll understand the wisdom of this advice. Transferring a sleepy infant from her car seat to her stroller might be difficult. You may, thankfully, prevent undue anxiety by selecting a stroller that enables you to attach your car seat directly to the frame. Keep in mind that not every car seat will fit every stroller. Some are easier to attach than others. Best-case scenario: The car seat will function with your stroller without the need for any extra components. If that isn’t an option, search for a stroller that has a universal adaptor bar or strap to secure the car seat. Keep in mind that the stroller may not collapse in certain circumstances when the adaptor is fitted.
- Suspension / Shocks
Shocks and suspension are only useful for customers who want to push their stroller over rough terrain. They absorb the energy produced by road imperfections. This is a significant advantage if you’re out on the trails. It’s probably not worth it if you’re just scooting around the mall.
Almost every stroller has some kind of storage container. Don’t worry about this if your diaper bag just has a spare nappy and some wipes. However, if you don’t travel light, an additional big storage basket would be worth considering. It may also be useful for shopping trips. And if you’re a coffee fanatic, you’ll need somewhere to rest your latte. But don’t worry if this option isn’t available on the stroller you pick. You may purchase an aftermarket drink holder that fits most handlebars.
- Snack Tray / Bumper Bar
Every stroller includes a three or five-point safety harness, but some additionally have a bar to assist keep your kid in place. Some types even include bumper bars that act as snack trays. By the way, the bumper bar is a great spot to tie your baby’s toys. It just takes a few teethers to realize that items that are not battened down will fall overboard. However, bear in mind that a bumper bar is a secondary safety feature. The only way to ensure your kid remains in place is to secure her with a safety harness.
- Handlebar Adjustment
Taller adults may find the usual handlebar height to be too low for their comfort. And if you’re jogging with an ill-fitting stroller, you might seriously injure your back. Take heed of this: Fortunately, some strollers have an adjustable grip bar to suit persons of different heights. (FYI: If you buy a jogging stroller with adjustable handlebars, keep in mind that it may not last as long as the non-adjustable kind.) The reason is that turning a jogging stroller requires popping a wheelie and pivoting. This applies repeated pressure to the ratchet mechanism of the adjustable handlebar. The makers claim they have resolved the issue. Only time will tell whether they were successful.) Some handlebars are also reversible. This function is quite useful for a baby who has separation anxiety since it allows you and the infant to walk face-to-face.
Take heed of this: Stand up straight and bend your elbows so that your forearms are parallel to the ground to ensure the model you’re contemplating is the correct size. Measure the distance between your arm and the floor from this posture. This is the ergonomically suitable handle height for you. If you want to use the stroller for in-line skating, add an inch or two to account for wheel height.
- Carry Cots / Bassinets
A vintage buggy is charming, yet it is impractical for contemporary parents. However, numerous manufacturers have overcome the issue by producing a snap-in carry cot, often known as a portable bassinet, that allows parents to transform their normal stroller into a pram. It essentially converts your stroller into a bed on wheels. However, unlike regular prams, the bed may be removed. The advantage is that if the infant falls asleep in the stroller, he may be transported inside without being awakened.
- Swivel vs. Fixed Wheels
Three-wheeled strollers are available with either a fixed or swiveling front wheel. A jogging stroller must have a fixed front wheel to ensure that the stroller tracks straight. A swiveling wheel allows for easier movement. Many swivel wheel strollers now include the option to lock the wheel in place. This is a significant advance over previous designs. A locked swivel wheel, on the other hand, is not as stable as a real fixed-front wheel; it also increases road resistance. Take heed of this:
Take heed of this: The BOB Revolution is the one exception to this rule. It was termed the “revolution” because it had the first and only locking mechanism that maintains the stroller as stable as a stroller with a permanently fixed-front wheel.
The diameter of stroller wheels ranges from six inches to a staggering twenty inches. However, larger isn’t always better. It all depends on your requirements. In a nutshell, bigger wheels are better for sprinting and/or barreling over rough terrain. Furthermore, the smaller the wheel, the simpler it is to spin. Off-road challenges are simpler to overcome with wider tires and thicker treads. Narrow, slick, or semi-slick tires, on the other hand, will accelerate your speed.
Every stroller has an emergency brake that stops the stroller from rolling away while it is parked. However, some models have a hand brake to prevent your stroller from taking up too much speed when walking. This is a great alternative for runners. However, if you are an in-line skater and want to engage your kid in the excitement, consider it a must.
- Weather Defense
If neither rain nor snow, nor heat nor darkness will prevent you from completing your assigned rounds, you must protect your baby from the elements. A large canopy will shield her from the sun. A rain shield covers the whole stroller, keeping her dry. Similarly, a mesh cover keeps insects away and may provide additional UV protection. A boot may be put on to wrap the baby in a snug pouch for cold-weather excursions. If, on the other hand, you fall in love with a stroller that lacks the soft goods you seek, don’t worry. These products are often available aftermarket.
Of course, baby items may be either dowdy or fashionable. And for others, appearance is just as essential as performance. This stroller, like your favorite purse, will be with you all the time. When selecting a pattern, keep this in mind. Because your stroller will be used often, you should select a fabric that is both sturdy and readily spot-cleaned. If you’re a clean freak (no judgment, just a phrase), seek a stroller that has to cushion that can be easily removed and washed. In addition, if you live in a very hot environment, you may want to choose a stroller made of a fabric that wicks heat and moisture away from the baby’s skin.