Umbrella strollers are truly a blessing for both, the child and the parents. A baby stroller is the choice of every smart mother and father. Not only are strollers a safe mode of transportation for the baby, but they also soothe the child because of their comfortable seating. If you’re a parent or going to become one, then you should invest in a baby stroller, if you haven’t bought it yet.
Umbrella stroller is a necessary baby gear because it’s convenient, travel-friendly, and compact. Umbrella strollers come in handy whenever you’re out shopping, or going to the park. Hence, get an umbrella stroller which comes with a canopy as it protects the child from harsh UV rays of the Sun, and the hood guards your little one against unpreferable weather conditions.
If you own an umbrella stroller but are confused on how to fold it then here is a step-by-step guide on how to close an umbrella stroller.
Step 1: Lock the rear wheels
All umbrella strollers have swivel wheels for better maneuverability. The first move of closing a stroller is to secure the back wheels of the stroller. Use your foot to press down on the brakes present on the rear wheels of the stroller. Remember to push the lever to its lowest position, as this will stop the wheels from moving while you’re folding the stroller.
Some models of stroller have front brakes as well; you can lock them if you want to. However, locking the front wheel/s don’t make much of a difference as setting the brakes on the rear wheels.
Step 2: Close the canopy
After locking the wheels, retract the canopy/hood of the stroller. Most strollers have a lever present on the side of the canopy. So, for those strollers, you should first tug at the lever gently with your hand and pull back the canopy.
If your stroller has a basket beneath the seat, then remove everything from the basket too. Plus, make sure that the stroller seat is empty or else it won’t fold correctly.
Step 3: Unlock all the levers and locks
By using your foot, lift the central lock present on the back of the stroller. You’ll hear a click sound which indicates that it’s unlocked. Several strollers come with a secondary lock, so you must unlatch it too before moving onto the next step of how to close an umbrella stroller.
Step 4: Fold the stroller
Now your stroller is ready to be closed. Just push the handle bars downwards to fold it. However, some umbrella strollers such as the UPPAbaby G-Luxe have a standing fold so the user must pull the wheels upwards to close the stroller.
We hope that this guide for how to close an umbrella stroller will make the folding process simple for you. Umbrella strollers are the most famous type of strollers in the market. Therefore, before buying one make sure that you’re familiar with its feature and mechanism. While they all may look the same, every stroller differs from the other one.