17 Must-have Stroller Accessories
Most strollers off the shelves do not meet the specific needs of the modern day parent. Every parent has their own unique needs which might not be satisfactorily met by stroller designers. Even the high-end ones sometimes miss enough storage, reflector lights or toy placements.
To make your stroller more than a chariot for your child, you need stroller accessories. With these, you can increase the functionality and comfort level of the stroller. Through accessories, parents can not only carry their child but also bring along diaper bags, snacks, even groceries.
Fortunately, when it comes to stroller accessories, there is never a shortage of innovative additions to the stroller. Whether it is a cup catcher, a lock, or even stroller board, there is something for everyone. To make your parent life easy, these must-have stroller accessories are some of my favorite.
17 Must-have Stroller Accessories
1. Ethan and Emma Stroller Organizer
As a mom, you will never be in shortage of stuff when taking your little one for a walk. Toys, books, phone, diapers, drinks, sippy cups, snacks, etc. are just examples. Unfortunately, a conventional stroller does not have a way of allowing you have all these things in an organized manner.
This stroller organizer makes your trips around the neighborhood or town easier. It keeps everything you may have at easy to find spots. You would then only concentrate on your baby and not where you kept your wallet. The drink holders are deep enough to prevent spills.
2. BabyBubz Stroller Hook Hanger
Do you like going shopping with your dear one? Or do you like going jogging together? If yes, then you know how much of a hassle pushing along a bag of groceries, baby clothing diaper bag and many more can be. Your ability to multi-task with your baby in tow can be a pain at times.
With these hooks, you can hook your extra luggage onto the stroller and then push it with ease. Instead of holding the luggage in one hand then struggling to push the stroller through sidewalks with the other, you only concentrate on pushing and your baby’s needs.
3. Tiny Love Meadow Days Sunny Stroll Stroller Arch
Here is an accessory that I absolutely love. Nothing gives a stroller more of an appeal than colorful playthings for the baby to engage with. The toys on this arch are not just for entertaining the baby, they aid in the development of the baby too.
It comprises of 8 different activities that promote essential baby development such as for cause and effect. The propeller, in particular, is great at this effect. A rattling ball engages the baby, and she plays with the different textured toys.
The accessory comes with a universal attachment that easily attaches to either a stroller or a bassinet.
4. Summer Infant Rayshade Stroller Cover
Just the right amount of sunlight is good for your baby on a short walk. After all, they need their vitamin D for a wholesome development. However, when left exposed to the summer heat for long, your baby would develop sunburns, which isn’t good for their health.
This stroller cover is an excellent addition since most covers on your stroller do not provide adequate protection. It extends over your stroller canopy, keeping away harmful ultraviolet rays from reaching your kid.
There is also a hidden pocket for sippy cups. For holistic protection, this cover has a water-repellent finish to keep away rain.
5. Sport-Brella Versa-Brella All Position Umbrella
It is important to keep your baby from the sun while at the same time keeping him cool. Stroller covers may not be ideal in some occasions as they tend to overheat in the intense summer heat. This umbrella accessory keeps babies safe from sunlight for a burn-free skin.
It features a rugged, durable connector that easily clamps onto a stroller, beach chair, bleachers or even golf bag. 4-way swivel swings through 360 degrees to offer protection from all the angles. 2-push button hinges mean the umbrella can either face the back or in front as you may wish.
6. Summer Infant Snuzzler Infant Support for Car Seats and Strollers
Before reaching the age of 6 months, infants are incapable of supporting themselves when seated in a stroller or car seat. While some stroller models have reclining seats and adequate head support, you may miss these features in certain models.
That’s where this accessory comes in for you. It gives the baby the sufficient support when in a car seat, infant swing, stroller or a bouncer seat. Made from cotton, it is gentle on the baby’s sensitive skin. Separate head support has an adjustable length for a custom fit as the baby grows. Once it gets dirty, you can machine wash it and then re-use it.
7. Dreambaby Clip-On Stroller Fan
Over the past couple of months, I have come to truly appreciate how valuable a cooling fan be, even a miniature one. I even got a cute little one for my dear one to keep her cool on hot days.
This particular model is battery powered and seamlessly clips on a stroller and beach chair for adults. If you are worried about its safety, then don’t. The fins are made from safe baby-foam to alleviate potential harm from the ever inquisitive babies.
A flexible fan neck allows you to tilt it at almost any angle, just the way your baby likes it. As the baby is kept cool, the moving blades and bright colors become a source of entertainment.
8. Jeep Deluxe Stroller Weather Shield
When going for a walk, you never quite know when a storm might catch up with you. The unpredictable weather does not help either. In as much as there are kids who think splashing in pools of water is fun, some do not. Sitting in the rain is no fun either.
I have seen lots of strollers with rain covers built in them. But if yours is an exception, then this weather shield accessory could be worth checking out. It is waterproof, windproof, see-through, ventilated, and water resistant. These features should keep your baby comfy even in snowy conditions.
9. Baby Buddy Secure A Toy
Holding onto toys, pacifiers, teethers, and baby accessories is an extreme sport while also juggling the stroller. They may end up falling all over the ground if you do not take care. But how about hooking them all to the stroller so that you don’t have to hold on to them in the first place?
Available in a plethora of colors, only your preference limits your choices. Usage is not restricted to strollers only. You can snap these straps onto shopping carts, high chairs, car seats and any place you want to keep baby accessories in. The lengths are adjustable into two positions for versatility.
10. Buggyguard Retractable Stroller Lock
Here is a perfect idea for keeping your stroller intact when going to a restaurant, playground or a shop. The Buggyguard retractable stroller lock uses a retractable steel cable with a vinyl coating to lock down a stroller onto a nearby bike rack, signpost or bench.
Security-wise, you can set a three-digit unlock combination that you can reset when need be. There are no keys to worry about losing. This lock is also universal such that it works with any stroller model. The cable retracts by the push of a button, tucking it away neatly after use.
11. Whole Human LED Safety Light
For parents who go jogging early in the morning or late in the evening after sundown, you know how dangerous it can be. Poor visibility makes it difficult for other motorists to spot you unless you have these adorable pink safety lights.
The lights glow at night to provide visibility at night for runners, cyclists, those walking, stroller pushers, kids, and dogs. Each of the devices is fitted with 5 high powered LEDs with 3 light modes. You have the option of choosing between steady light, slow flash as well as fast flash. Use the provided Velcro straps to mount these onto your stroller.
12. The Mommy Hook Stroller Accessory
Do you love carrying your shopping in one hand and then pushing the stroller with the other? I believe you don’t love it. Neither do I. With this accessory, you will never have to do the two simultaneously. The Mommy Hook is a large carabineer styled hook capable of holding weights of up to 50 pounds.
Once you have fitted it onto the stroller handlebar, its foam grip keeps it in position without it sliding annoyingly from end to end. The soft grip also prevents the hook from scratching your prized stroller. I hear some moms call it a personal assistant. Well, I leave that to you.
13. Lascal BuggyBoard Maxi
When you have an older kid who loves to tag along with his younger sister in the stroller, they eventually get tired. But since kids are always too big for the stroller, this BuggyBoard is their way of riding together. You also don’t need a ride along stroller to achieve the same.
Installation onto the stroller can be done in a matter of minutes without the need for special skills. On the board is a suspension for a smoother ride. Sidewalks can be too bumpy to ride on, but not on this board. When it is not in use, the whole board is lifted up with the handlebar strap included.
14. Accmor Stroller Bottle Holder
I have never understood why strollers have no cup holders on them. Seriously speaking, who doesn’t love taking their caffeine doses when on a stroll? If you have ever wondered about the same then the Accmor bottle holder is a welcome relief. It is compatible with most stroller models out there.
Once you have added it to the stroller handlebar, you can rotate the holder through 360 degrees. It keeps your coffee from spilling as you push the stroller. Since it is compatible with coffee cups and water bottles, you can have any drink you love on board.
15. SoundBub White Noise Machine and Bluetooth Speaker
Sometimes strolling with your baby may bring different experiences for the two of you. While you may be having a great time, it is possible that the baby might not be sharing your same thrills. She might get fussy out of the blues.
If this has ever happened to you then you would appreciate an on the go baby “shusher” like this Bluetooth speaker. The white noises provided by this accessory calm down babies, soothing them to sleep in the process. But when you want to entertain them then use the Bluetooth option to play them their favorite songs.
16. 7 AM Enfant Polar WarMMuffs
The baby is cozy, you have everything set, but isn’t there anything else you are missing? Of course there is. You need to keep warm too, especially when you stay in one of those cold places around. These soft faux fur WarMMuffs functions in keeping the stroller pusher warm just like the baby.
Water resistant outer shell keeps out water as a soft deluxe inner lining offers exceptional warmth. And do you know what the best part is? You can attach them to the stroller then quickly slide your hands into them when need be.
17. Britax B-Agile Child Tray
Your dear one deserves the best of the best. This tray is one of those that come in handy during meal and snack time. This accessory quickly attaches to the stroller frame with the push of a button.
If it comes in the way when loading the child, release either side then swing it out of the way. On it is a flat surface and a cup holder for cozy snack time.
There you have it. These are 17 of my favorite must-have stroller accessories that I think you would love, just as I do. The list is endless, and I believe you have some yourself that you can’t do without. If you do, kindly share them with me in the comments section below.