Top 7 Stroller Accessories for Parents on the Go

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When you’re a parent on the go, a stroller is your best friend. It’s your extra set of hands. It’s basically your mobile command vehicle. You need your stroller to safely hold your child, diaper bag, toys, snacks, sippy cup, mommy’s drink of choice, cell phone and keys. But many strollers can’t do it on their own. They need a little help from their own kind of friends we like to call stroller accessories.

Whether you’re an urban or suburban on-the-go parent, here are some of the best and most useful stroller accessories to make your life out of the house a little easier.

1. Weather Shield

 

When partly cloudy skies turn to rain showers, a blanket or car seat cover won’t cut it. You’ll need a weather shield to keep your little one dry from rain and protected from the wind and bugs. It’s also a great option to keep your tiny tot safe while out and about in congested cities, stores or doctor’s offices, especially during cold and flu seasons. The Metro+ Stroller comes with a rain and wind cover and you can easily keep it in the lower basket for surprise weather!

2. Stroller Hooks

Even with a stroller, you don’t have enough hands or arms to carry all the things. From one mom to another, take advantage of this stroller hack: let the Mommy Hook hold your bags for you! Made out of heavy-duty aluminum and a foam grip, it easily attaches to a stroller handlebar and can hold up to 50 pounds without slipping or scratching your stroller. For safety purposes, don’t let go of a stroller with any bags hanging from the Mommy Hook. The weight of the bags could cause the stroller to fall backwards.

Protip: These hooks can also double has a handle for bigger kids that tend to wander! Put it on the side of your stroller for your busy walker to hold onto. 

3. Snack Tray

 

With the right stroller accessories, you won’t have to worry about leaving the house with a baby or toddler in tow. Instead, you can start enjoying your everyday adventures with your little adventure buddy!

Kirsten Metcalf is a writer, editor and mother to a hilarious but very strong-willed toddler and a beautiful baby girl. She started writing short stories in elementary school and years later became a sports reporter and editor. Now, she mainly writes marketing, religious and parenting-related blog posts. Even before she knew she wanted to be a writer, Kirsten knew she wanted to be a mom. She knows being a mom is one of the most rewarding but hardest jobs out there, which is why she loves being able to share parenting knowledge and support to other moms through her writing. When she actually wins negotiations with her toddler, Kirsten likes to reward herself by watching KU basketball, eating cheesecake, or going on a Target run by herself.

It’s inevitable that your toddler will ask you for snacks or a drink while you’re out and about. Kids are always hungry, or at least they think they are, so if you have a toddler this is one stroller add-on you can’t live without. Rather than having to stop and hand them something every time they ask, attach a snack tray to the front of the stroller. Then your toddler can reach their crackers and sippy cup all on their own, and you’re free to do whatever it is you left the house for. 

4. Drink and Cell Phone Holder

A cell phone holder that attaches to a stroller’s handlebar is what every modern parent on the go needs. It means no more trying to juggle your phone and steer a stroller, no more rummaging through the stroller’s undercarriage compartment looking for your phone, and maybe best of all, no more dropping your expensive phone or having it fall. 

5. Secure-A-Toy Straps

Many kids like holding something while riding in a stroller. But ask any parent, you’ll spend more time stopping to pick up said item than they do holding it. Keep your child’s favorite toys and pacifier close and clean with Baby Buddy Secure-A-Toy straps. Simply attach a strap to your stroller, adjust the strap length as needed and then secure your child’s toy or pacifier to the strap. Best of all, this stroller accessory also works with car seats, shopping carts and high chairs.

6. Rechargeable LED Stroller Lights

A safe mom is a cool mom, and visibility is the key to stroller safety, especially when you’re out when it’s dark. Attach lights to your stroller to help keep you and your baby safe outside. Convenient and easy to attach and remove, you can find rechargeable stroller lights in various colors online and in many stores, such as Target and Buy Buy Baby. These lights not only provide better visibility for you, they also make it easier for drivers and cyclists to see you at dawn, dusk or on overcast days.

7. Stroller Controller

Have you ever tried to open a door while pushing a stroller? It’s an awkward struggle every time! The Stroller Controller allows you to easily open and walk through doors with a stroller. And that’s not all. This must-have stroller accessory is another way to improve visibility, allowing you to more clearly see and be seen by oncoming traffic on busy streets and in parking lots. You can also use it for one-handed steering and to walk beside your stroller to more easily keep an eye on your little one.

 

With the right stroller accessories, you won’t have to worry about leaving the house with a baby or toddler in tow. Instead, you can start enjoying your everyday adventures with your little adventure buddy!

Kirsten Metcalf is a writer, editor and mother to a hilarious but very strong-willed toddler and a beautiful baby girl. She started writing short stories in elementary school and years later became a sports reporter and editor. Now, she mainly writes marketing, religious and parenting-related blog posts. Even before she knew she wanted to be a writer, Kirsten knew she wanted to be a mom. She knows being a mom is one of the most rewarding but hardest jobs out there, which is why she loves being able to share parenting knowledge and support to other moms through her writing. When she actually wins negotiations with her toddler, Kirsten likes to reward herself by watching KU basketball, eating cheesecake, or going on a Target run by herself.

September 28, 2020

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