What Color Should I Pick for My Stroller?
So far, I’ve been blogging a lot about specific features that strollers have. Going over the different types of strollers out there and helping you pick one with the right features to suit your lifestyle is a good portion of where I spend my time on. After all, since strollers are one of the more expensive investments you’ll have to make when you start having kids, it makes me happy to see that people picking out the right stroller the first time around.
Thus far, aside from getting questions related to picking out the best stroller, one question I’ve seen asked by a good number of people is:
What color should I pick for my stroller?
I haven’t been able to get to it any sooner but it is a valid question. The color of a stroller certainly plays no part in how well the stroller performs, but it does make a difference in some instances. For me, picking a stroller color is more than just making sure that the color of the stroller is gender neutral.
Let’s see how the color of your stroller can make a difference.
If you consider yourself a sensitive person, you might want to consider getting a gender neutral colored stroller for your newborn. Why? I know of a few parents that get somewhat offended when other people assume that their newborn is a girl just because the stroller is pink in color. Unfortunately, most people generalize and associate blue color with boys and pink color with girls. On a side note, if you do not know the gender of your baby yet, picking a neutral colored stroller will work out.
So what are gender neutral colors? These are basically colors that’ll suit both genders. For example, these might be black, white, orange, green or brown. For me, I don’t really pay attention to color and gender stereotypes and really just pick out what I like and what seems practical. This brings me to my next point.
What I mean by this is the color you pick for your stroller has to best suit your needs. For example, I wouldn’t get a black stroller if where you’re living gets a lot of hot, sunny days. Why? Black color is a bad reflector of sunlight and tends to absorb more heat. Sure, most strollers comes with canopies, however, having a black stroller out on a very hot summer day means additional heat and discomfort felt by your kid in the stroller.
The “good” trade-off though is that any dirt will not leave a noticeable stain on the stroller if it is black or dark in color. Because of this reason, I often find strollers that are black to be newer looking when compared to strollers that are light in color even if these strollers were used equally.
Another thing I tend to consider is how easily it is for me to spot out the stroller in a crowded space. An example of this would be on a family trip to Disneyland. Often times, members of my family break out from the group to get food or go to the restroom. Having a bright and distinct stroller color makes finding each other a tad easier in crowded areas.
Believe it or not, some strollers have different price tags depending on your color of choice. The difference in price is often small, but can be noticeably significant for some strollers.
Definitely something to consider if you’re on a tight budget!
I do consider the three factors above when I’m purchasing a new stroller. Fortunately, I am not sensitive enough to care about gender colors, and at the end of the day, I usually just pick a color that I like. I often pick out brighter colors, just because it brings a smile to my face! Two of my favorite colors are orange and green; so I tend to go with those colors when picking out a stroller. I hope this article helped you in one way or another, and as always, remember to do things that make you happy!
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