40 Incredible Stroller hacks every parent MUST know
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I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say…
Looking after your kids is a full-time job and not an easy one!
Well, we are about to make your life that little bit easier, here’s how…
So, after tens of hours of research, I have put together a list of the best stroller hacks that EVERY parent should know!
These 40 awesome stroller hacks will hopefully make your life and your day-to-day routine a breeze. So, whatever the occasion, whether it’s the school run, traveling, or a trip to the park we’ve got you covered.
Let’s get started…
1. Hold extra shopping
carabiner (Amazon) on to the handlebars of your stroller to carry all those extra shopping bags.If your stroller doesn’t have enough basket space then why not clip a
This is a great little hack and extremely affordable. Be careful not to overload though as your stroller may tip over. To prevent this see our next awesome hack.
2. Prevent you stroller tipping
If you’re a shopaholic and you have too many bags then consider wrapping ankle weights around the legs of your stroller to prevent it tipping over.
This will help balance out the weight allowing you to shop till you drop! Ankle weights (Amazon) are another inexpensive hack that will make life that little bit easier.
3. Make extra cup and bottle holders
Simply get a shoe organizer, cut it to your desired length then attach it to your stroller’s handlebars with some zip ties. You’ll then be able to carry multiple drinks upright while avoiding any spills! Perfect!
4. Use a bike lock
Whether your at the park, traveling or at Disneyland the last thing you want is your stroller to be stolen or taken by mistaken.
So, why not secure your stroller by using a bike lock (Amazon)? Easy to carry, pretty cheap and you can rest assured that your stroller will be there when you get back.
5. Make a sippy cup leash
Never loose another sippy cup ever again! I’ve lost count on how many times my little one has thrown his cup out of his stroller.
Next time you get a sippy cup, you have to get one with a leash, like this one from Amazon, a simple but genius must have for any parent.
6. Make use of colored tape
handlebar grip (Amazon) will work wonders. You will now have shiney new handlebars and improved grip.If your strollers handlebars are a little bit worse for wear then
The handlebar grip comes in all different colors which will also help you easily identify your stroller from the crowd, great for days out at the zoo or theme park.
7. Add a fan
Getting a clip on fan for your stoller is a great way to keep your little ones cool. Perfect if your going on vacation or exploring, you can simply attach overhead or onto the handlebars.
Make sure the fan has a cage small enough that your child’s fingers can’t get in and position it out of reach. This one from Amazon is a great option.
8. Get more stroller storage
If you’re struggling for storge space under your stroller, consider wrapping a large IKEA bag over your handlebars.
This is a great little hack to have up your sleeve, just be careful that your stroller doesn’t topple over, so consider attaching some ankle weights to balance out the weight.
9. Use color-coded stickers for assembly
Some strollers can be a little tricky to fold and unfold, I have had a few strollers like this over the years.
So, if you’re having trouble you should consider getting some color-coded stickers to help remind you of each and every step
10. Get a cooling pad
11. Use a bungee cord
bungee cord (Amazon) around your vehicles headrest and baclrest to hold your stroller upright in your trunk.Wrap a
This will not only keep your stroller secure but it will save space in your trunk allowing more room for groceries, shopping, and other necessities.
personalized ones from Amazon too.Another cost effective hack is to create your own identity tags or luggage tags to your stroller. You can get some great
So, next time you park your stroller up at the zoo or theme park you can rest assured your stroller won’t be taken by mistake.
13. Get more grip in winter
zip ties (Amazon) around your stroller wheels to give you that extra grip in winter. The cheap stroller hack works a great especially in icey weather.Get some
If you’re a jogger or own a jogging stroller then this hack would be great for you. You might even beat your personal best!
14. Hang your stroller up
If you’re looking to save some space in your house then consider getting a durable door hook to hang your stroller on.
This way you can keep your stroller out of the way saving space to store all your child’s toys!
15. Increase visibility at night
reflective tape around your stroller will keep you and your child visible at night.Your childs safety is paramount, therefore some simple
A simple but effective hack that could be a life-saver and it’s cheap too!
16. Keep your stroller dry
A stroller rain and weather shield makes rainy day walks a reality. Just make sure you get your waterproofs on!
Rain or wind your little one will be fully protected with thanks to a universal rain cover like this one on Amazon.
17. Use binder clips
If your strollers sun canopy isn’t long enough then your child is going to be in direct contact with the sun. So, you could place a breathable muslin blanket over the canopy and attach it using blinder clips or even a clothes peg!
Another cheap and effective stroller hack that protects your child from the sun.
18. Headrest for sleep time
head support bands are a little gem, I just wish I knew about these with my first boy, I was forever propping his head up when asleep.These
So, next time your little one falls asleep you can rest assured they’re having a nice sleep with no head flopping.
19. Use a pool noodle for added comfort
pool noodle (Amazon) to make lifting your baby carrier in and out of your stroller a breeze. You can use it to aid lifting or covering poles on the stroller.Use a
Simply get your pool noodle cut it to size then make a slit down the middle and wrap it around ur handles.
20. DIY Extendable handlebars
Adding extendable handlebars to your stroller is a great hack for tall parents.
Use a PVC pipe, some bike tape, some other materials and your all set. You can see the full how-to guide over at instructables.com.
21. Stroller safety lights
Stay safe at night with some stroller lights. Your children will love these cool stroller lights, not only will they keep you lit up at night but you’ll be able to change colors too.
A fun accessory for any stroller, you get yours off Amazon here.
22. Get a stroller snack tray
Sometimes when all else fails to entertain your little one, snacks and treats are the answer. My youngest doesn’t stop eating so a snack tray is a great addition for us.
The Skip Hop Snack tray off Amazon comes in the shape of a cute puppy and has hanging toys to play with.
24. Get a stroller flag
A stroller flag is a great way to easily identify your stroller from the crowd, perfect for those trips out.
You can pick a stroller flag up really cheap from Amazon. This one comes bundled with the American and an eagle flag.
25. Use dish soap for cleaning
Get your stroller looking like new again with dish soap and warm water then rinse off with the hose and leave to dry in the sun. However the real hack here is getting your little one to do it for you.
Why not tell them it’s their very own car wash? Clean stroller and happy kids, everyone wins!
26. Get a cell phone carrier
Make your very own stroller cell phone carrier. All you need are few small pieces of colored fabric and some stitching.
You can check out the full how-to guide over at madetobeamomma.com.
27. Cell phone holder for parents
cell phone holder (like me) then you can purchase one relatively cheap.If you don’t fancy making your own
Simply attach it to your stroller’s handlebars, place your phone in and you’re all set. You now have hands-free on your stroller. No more rooting through bags and pockets to find your cell.
28. Get a baby tablet holder
The last thing you want to do is prevent your little one from seeing their surroundings when exploring.
However, sometimes the only savior is YouTube, we’ve all done it! So, a tablet holder (Amazon) for your stroller is a great hack every parent needs in their armor.
29. Attach a bottle sling
I wouldn’t recommend this with a moving vehicle though and depending on age your child may need winding.
30. Convert to a longboard stroller
Who wouldn’t want to give this a go! You’ll get all those chores done in no time if you did decide to convert your stroller into a longboard.
You can find exactly how to create your very own over at weburbanist.com.
31. Keep the mud out of your house
A simple and cost effective way to keep mud out your house is to wrap shower caps around the wheels of your stroller.
Just remember to take the shower caps off outside your house!
32. DIY bottle holder
shoe organizer hack. This is great if your stroller does’t have any cup holders.Keep all your drinks and baby bottles upright with this
Simply put adhesive velcro on the backrest or wrap around your stroller’s handlebars.
33. Travel made easy
Traveling can be hard, especially if your doing long haul with kids. Simply tilt you stroller on a spare seat, but be sure to put something heavy on the handlebars to prevent it slipping.
This hack is particularly good if your stroller doesn’t have a reclining backrest. However, please be careful with this one!
34. Stroller hammock
Let your little one chill out in their very own hammock which attaches to your strollers handlebar arms.
This is great if you’re looking to convert your stroller to a double stroller. Put your baby in the stroller and your toddler in the hammock. Check out this hammock on Etsy.com.
35. Stroller skateboard
Your kids will love this one! Fly around by attaching a skateboard to the bottom of your strollers frame for them.
A great way to keep fit and have fun on your next stroller walk. Check out Pinterest for more inspiration!
36. Convert to a jogging stroller
If your handy and love some DIY then this conversion hack will be right up your street.
Follow this guide from instructables.com to convert your stroller into a jogging stroller or bike trailer.
38. Convert to a shopping basket
If your children have outgrown your stroller and you’re not planning on any more then converting your stroller into a shopping basket might be for you.
Strip down to the stroller frame then add a couple of baskets on, great for farmers markets or garage sales
39. Get a bike trailer
Keep yourself fit and whiz your precious cargo around in one of these affordable bike trailers.
They have great reviews on Amazon and can cater for between 1 and 3 passengers. I’d recommend the InStep Single Bike Trailer on Amazon.
40. Make a DIY buggy board
If there’s no compatible buggy boards for your stroller, then why not have a go at creating your own? Great if you have two children!
Here’s the full how-to guide to creating your very own DIY ride-along buggy board, check it out!
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