“The first thing to remember,” says July Lu, co-owner of Active Baby along with husband, Chen, “is that there is no one stroller that can fit every purpose. You need to select a stroller that fits your lifestyle.”
With three young children of her own, July knows what she’s talking about when it comes to strollers.
“When I was first a new mom, I had no idea,” she laughs. “I had no clue about strollers and we ended up at one point with seven strollers. Of course, it helped that we had the store and we could test drive each one.”
Test-driving products is what July does a lot for Active Baby.
“It’s important to me that we stock quality items that parents need. To do that, I often try the product myself to make sure it fits for my customers.”
When choosing a stroller, July recommends taking a good look at your lifestyle and your activity level.
“Here on the North Shore, moms tend to be pretty active. We have mountains, trails, beaches, and we’re constantly going up and down. We need an all terrain stroller with big wheels and air-pumped tires. For a mom who is not so active, mainly walking the city centre streets for example, she might be better with a lighter stroller and smaller wheels that can swivel quickly and easily to help avoid obstacles.”
Parents with two young children on their hands aren’t forgotten either.
“At Active Baby, we have various double strollers to fit parents’ needs,” says July. “There are so many choices that it could be a nightmare to choose the right stroller, but it is very important and makes life a lot easier in the long run.”
Not sure which type of stroller would fit your lifestyle? July recommends talking to one of her staff.
“All our staff are really well trained and every one of them is a stroller expert,” she says.