Buying A Used Stroller
Purchasing a secondhand stroller can be a great way to save money, but there are some key things you should consider before committing to a stroller that someone else has broken in:

• Is it safe? Check out the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Web site – – for possible recall information. Be sure you take this important step. (And while you’re there, check for recalls on your car seat and other kid gear.)

• Try the stroller before you buy it. While there is a huge amount of useful information available on the Web, it is probably not the best place to purchase a used stroller. You really need to look at and test the functioning of the stroller before forking over your money – especially since shipping costs are always high on something as heavy as a stroller. A better choice is to do your research online and then call your local secondhand shops, comb yard sales, check classified ads or place your own “stroller wanted” ad.

See also:

Choosing the Best Stroller for Your Family (main article)


From United Parenting Publications, August 2002