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stroller safety

Mothercare offer a wide range of strollers for babies and young children. Practical and lightweight, they are perfect for days out, holidays and when using public transport.

This page contains the latest information to ensure parents receive the best and latest advice about using strollers safely.

Using a stroller can make getting around so much easier for many parents, grandparents and carers. But to make sure the product is used safely – it's best to follow the latest safety advice to keep your baby or child content, safe and secure on every journey you make, no matter how short.

key safety points

  • always read the user guide provided by the manufacturer for your stroller or pushchair.
  • fold and open your stroller with care. Children are naturally inquisitive so always keep their fingers well away from any moving parts as you do this.
  • make sure the stroller is fully open and securely locked in place before you place your baby or child inside.
  • the harness should be used on every journey but again keep your child's fingers away when inserting the fastening into the buckle.
  • make sure the brakes are in place whenever you stop or park your stroller. Never leave your child unattended even with the harness fastened and brakes in place.
  • remember your stroller is for one baby or child (unless it's a double) and cannot take the weight of another child.
  • do not allow your child to climb into the stroller or for an older child to play with it.
  • always follow the weight and age restrictions given by manufacturers.

general safety points

  • when your stroller is not in use store away and use the clasp to keep it folded.
  • do not carry heavy loads in stroller baskets – they're only suitable for small amounts. Take care when going up and down kerbs or steps. Never push your stroller onto an escalator with your child in it.
  • the same applies to shopping bags – although, it's tempting to hang bags on the handles, shopping can easily cause your stroller to tip over and cause damage to the frame.
  • the harness should be used on every journey but again keep your child's fingers away when inserting the fastening into the buckle.
  • always show grandparents or child minders how to use your stroller or pushchair.
  • remember your stroller is for one baby or child (unless it's a double) and cannot take the weight of another child.
  • remember to remove weathershields or warm covers when going indoors – to prevent your baby from getting too warm.
  • regularly check over your stroller for any signs of damage and ensure all moving parts are cleaned and regularly lubricated.
  • if you require the extra reassurance of a hinge cover for your Mothercare branded stroller, these are available free of charge.

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