How to Fold Baby Trend Strollers
Running errands, going for a jog, or embarking on any outdoor activities as a parent or a caregiver is no easy task for a million reasons. For one, you have to worry about your baby’s stroller, where to place it, and how to fold it, which can be challenging, especially when you have a ton of groceries, a baby bag, your handbag, and more.
The fact that Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Strollers are relatively easy to fold and unfold deepens our appreciation for that brand. And this article will provide you with a simple guide on how to fold Baby Trend strollers.
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Folding a Baby Trend Stroller in 6 Steps
Below are step-by-step instructions on how to fold the Baby Trend Jogging Stroller or the Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller.
1. Lock the Front Wheels and Brakes
To ensure that the wheels don’t move, press the switch next to the rear wheels with your foot all the way down to lock it. In some iterations of this stroller, you have to lock the front wheels, too, to avoid pivoting.
Drive the stroller forward a couple of steps so that the wheels are at the front. If you find a little handle between the wheels at the front, press it either up or down (as it differs for each model) to hold the wheels in place.
2. Retract the Canopy
The canopy refers to the part that casts a shadow over your baby’s seat to protect them. You pull the front end back towards the stroller’s rear, pushing the shadow against the top handles.
This is quite the tricky step because if gone wrong, it can hinder the next step. Also, the canopy has straps to support your newborn; you need to detach them.
3. Remove Accessories
When learning how to fold Baby Trend strollers, this is a step that you might easily forget about but is very important. Before collapsing the stroller, you need to remove all accessories.
These include but aren’t limited to sunshades, cupholders, food trays, and more.
4. Fold the Seat Back
Merely move the seat backward in the opposite direction the farthest you possibly can to tilt it.
Tip: Some Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller models require that you fasten the locks on the side of the seat to fold the seat back.
5. Lock the Trays
On the stroller’s left side, somewhere near the seat or the wheels is a little handle that releases the frame’s locking mechanism. This handle can be pulled back, or a button that you’ll find at its middle can be pressed to fold the stroller, again depending on the model.
Tip: When in doubt, DON’T try to force any mechanism, as that can cause damage to the stroller’s parts. Instead, consult the user manual.
6. Fold the Stroller
The final step to collapsing Baby Trend strollers is pressing the stroller’s back and, if present, holding the bottom handle, then pulling the bottom edge close to the wheels and pulling out your hand to avoid getting your fingers pressed into the sheath.
Finally, print from the seat base and the top handle. The handles should be sitting over the stroller’s front. Once the stroller closes, it can easily be balanced on its wheels and stored away.
Tip: You may have to apply more pressure, but not too much, if the stroller is dirty or corroded.
What to Consider When Folding a Stroller
These are just some tips to make a mental note of (or a written one) when learning how to close a Baby Trend stroller or any other stroller.
Because as we always say: “safety first,” especially when it comes to our babies, your child shouldn’t be anywhere near the stroller when you’re folding it to avoid their fingers getting pinched, among other unfavorable accidents.
It may happen that the stroller’s catchers or joints will seize on it, especially if you keep it outside, in a garage, for example. Lubricants can get the joints or catches moving again. If you’re unsure which product exactly to use, consider WD40 or the user manual’s recommended lubricant.
The stroller must be dry before you fold it. An otherwise wet or damp stroller may grow mold or mildew if closed. Simply wipe it with a towel, or let it air dry beforehand.
If there are any bends or kinks in the metal catches or the frame, this could potentially obstruct the stroller’s folding. Therefore, you need to straighten them out with a plier to fold the stroller.
Final Thoughts on How to Fold Baby Trend Strollers
If you’ve made it this far, you should now know how to fold Baby Trend strollers in quick and easy steps. And although they may not seem that way at first, with practice, locating the releases will become easier, and you’ll get the hang of it. With this article, you should also have some keys to folding strollers in general.