"Advice dedicated to young and future parents on buying their YOYO stroller"

How do you go to the beach with your Stroller ?

Beach stroller

The sun is shining and you’re already imagining yourself by the sea, soaking up the sun.

But now, for a few months, you’ve been happy parents again, with the arrival of your baby in your daily life.

You’ve been used to driving your Stroller around town at home for months now.

But now the holidays are here.

How do you go to the beach with a 1-month-old, 2-month-old or 3-month-old baby at any age ?

Especially when we have a Stroller ?

It’s a good thing I live near the sea ;).

I’m sharing with you my experiences as a dad who has been to several beaches in several countries (Italy, Greece and Spain).

And this is true from baby’s very first months.

The best strollers for the beach ?

YOYO beach stroller

How do you choose the right stroller for the beach ?

There are two things to bear in mind when choosing a stroller for the beach.

  • Big wheels: Choose a stroller with large, sturdy wheels, designed to roll easily over sand without getting bogged down.
  • Light weight of the stroller: To prevent the stroller sinking into the sand due to excessive weight.

Either one of the two factors, or both.

Although the weight of the stroller is a major factor.

I’ve seen friends with big strollers with all-terrain wheels sinking into wet sand.

It’s impossible for them to go to the seaside with their Stroller… It’s a shame when you live by the sea every day.

I’m going to tell you about my Stroller in particular, as well as the other models I come across at sea.

There must also be other models that can run on sand, but here are the ones I know ๐Ÿ˜‰ and have seen in action.

Not sure which Stroller to choose ?

I invite you to read below about my magic accessory that allows all strollers to roll on the sand ๐Ÿ˜‰

The YOYO Babyzen beach stroller

I’ve had a YOYO Babyzen stroller for over 3 years and despite the small wheels, it has never got stuck in the sand.

Why is this ?

Because the Stroller is so light.

I’ve never sunk with the YOYO on any of my beach trips.

Thank you to this Stroller for being so perfect.

The Kinderkraft MOOV beach stroller

Large all-terrain wheels, perfect for riding on sand.

With this Stroller, it’s impossible to sink into the sand.

I often see them with me at the beach.

The Kinderkraft GRANDE PLUS stroller for the beach

Big all-terrain wheels, perfect for driving on sand, just like the other Kinderkraft model.

A lower price, but with less scalability.

The CASSY compact Stroller for the beach

Small wheels, but like the YOYO.

And just as light, the Stroller will never sink into the sand with such little weight.

I can only agree ๐Ÿ˜‰

The Maxi-Cosi Laraยฒ Stroller for the beach

Double small wheels for perfect stability and less weight spread over the wheels.

As a result, it does not sink into the sand at sea.

Never underestimate double wheels ๐Ÿ˜‰

What accessories are recommended for a Stroller at the beach ?

beach stroller parasol

How can I protect my baby from the sun and sand while using a stroller at the beach ?

Now that we’ve seen how to choose the right model of Stroller for going to the seaside, you’ll also need some accessories.

Essential accessories for a great day at the beach with your baby.

Your baby’s worst enemies at the beach are :

  • The sun and UV rays
  • Sand irritates baby’s sensitive skin
  • Heat

If one of them is present during your walk on the beach with your stroller, then your afternoon will be ruined.

Here are a few universal stroller accessories you can add to your Stroller for a great afternoon at the seaside.

Anti-UV Stroller Sun shade cover

Depending on the model of your Stroller, you may or may not have a canopy.

However, despite the canopy on this model, baby will not be fully covered from head to toe and therefore protected from UV rays.

Fortunately, engineers have come up with UV protection that covers the entire stroller.

Its protective covers can be fitted to both a conventional stroller and a baby bassinet.

With the anti-UV sun shade cover on the Stroller, your baby will be protected from the sun’s rays all afternoon long.

UV protection parasol for Stroller

The parasol for a stroller covers less surface area than a sun shade cover, but its great advantage is that it can be tilted vertically and horizontally, so you can block the sun from any position.

Choose a universal parasol for strollers, i.e. one that can be fitted to all the strollers in the world.

In just 5 seconds, your baby will be protected from the sun’s rays.

The cooling mattressย 

No more swimming babies !

Thanks to airy, absorbent materials, cooling mattresses offer a peaceful, cool ride.

Lightweight and easy to install, they fit all strollers, so you can set off on your adventures with complete peace of mind.

When baby takes a nap on the beach in his stroller, he’ll be kept cool.


The portable Stroller fan

Baby stroller fan installed on the stroller frame

A very practical accessory when there’s no air on the beach.

One click and baby will have some fresh air all to himself ;).

This accessory has saved my life several times, because it can be attached anywhere: on a stroller or on a cot.

Stroller running net

My worst enemy at the beach is sand, it gets everywhere in the stroller, car and clothes.

That’s why I usually take along a running net for my Stroller.

A mesh bag that attaches to your Stroller wherever you want.

With this net :

  • No sand (because it will fall through the mesh)
  • And it’s very practical for carrying all your baby’s toys.

Universal skis for Strollers

ski on stroller at the beach

Yes, you’re not dreaming: universal skis for strollers, and especially for going to the beach.

Several brands offer universal skis for strollers, which can be fitted to all brands of stroller wheels.

With these beach skis on the front wheels of your Stroller, despite small wheels or a lot of weight, the stroller will never sink.

So you can make the most of a trip to the seaside with your Stroller.

A great tip that very few parents know about ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ideal if you’ve already bought a Stroller and you’re not sure whether you’ll be able to take it out on the sand.

The beach wagon instead of the Stroller

Here’s the alternative to a stroller for the beach.

Introducing the beach wagon, an ideal accessory for transporting both children and all your accessories for a great afternoon at the beach.

Why opt for a beach wagon rather than a stroller ?

  1. Greater carrying capacity: Beach wagons are generally designed to carry beach equipment, toys, towels and other bulky items. Their carrying capacity is often greater than that of a stroller, making them an ideal choice for families with young children and lots of luggage.
  2. Stable and robust on the sand: Beach wagons are equipped with larger, sturdier wheels, specially designed for navigating on the sand. They offer greater stability and traction than strollers, making them more suitable for the sandy, uneven surface of the beach.
  3. Versatile use: as well as being a means of transport for children, beach wagons can also be used to carry coolers, parasols, beach chairs and other equipment. Their versatile design makes them a practical choice for a day at the beach.
  4. Easy to clean: Beach wagons are often made from easy-to-clean materials such as plastic or aluminium, making them simple to maintain after a day at the beach. Unlike strollers, which can collect sand and dirt in creases and crevices, beach wagons can be quickly rinsed and cleaned.

Do I need an all-terrain stroller to go to the beach ?

beach stroller

The answer is no.

I’ve seen off-road strollers stuck in the sand because they’re too heavy !

You’ll need a stroller with either :

  • As light as a YOYO
  • and if possible with big wheels.

The most important thing is the weight of the Stroller.

How do I maintain and clean my Stroller after a day at the beach ?

After a day at the beach, it’s important to clean and maintain your Stroller to preserve its durability and ensure your baby’s comfort and safety on future outings. Here are a few simple steps to maintain and clean your Stroller after a day at the beach:

  1. Shake off sand and coarse dirt: Before you start cleaning, gently shake the stroller to remove as much sand and dirt as possible. Concentrate on areas where sand has accumulated, such as the wheels and folds in the fabric.
  2. Remove removable fabrics: If your Stroller has removable fabrics such as seat covers or cushions, remove them according to the manufacturer’s instructions. This will make cleaning easier and allow access to hard-to-reach areas.
  3. Clean with lukewarm water and mild soap: Use a sponge or soft cloth dampened with lukewarm water and mild soap to clean the surfaces of the Stroller, including the frame, wheels and fabrics. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or harsh chemicals that could damage the materials.
  4. Rinse thoroughly and dry: After cleaning, rinse all surfaces thoroughly with clean water to remove any soap residue. Then leave the Stroller to air dry in the shade. Make sure all parts are completely dry before reassembling or storing the Stroller.
  5. Check the folding mechanisms and wheels: Take this opportunity to inspect your Stroller’s folding mechanisms, wheels and brakes. Clean the wheels to remove any sand or dirt that could affect their operation, and make sure all mechanisms are working properly.
  6. Apply corrosion protection (optional): If your stroller is exposed to seawater, you may want to consider applying a corrosion protector to the metal parts to prevent rust and corrosion in the long term.

By following these simple steps, you can keep your Stroller clean, functional and ready for your next beach adventure with your baby.

To sum up quickly on the guide to a Stroller at the beach:

beach stroller
  • Choose a beach wagon instead of a stroller as a priority
  • Otherwise, opt for a lightweight stroller with large wheels if possible. The most important thing is the weight of the stroller.
  • Finally, opt for UV and heat protection accessories such as parasols or sun shade covers for your Stroller.

But, by the way,
Who am I ?

“A 30-year-old young dad,

embarking on the beautiful adventure of parenthood

and daily joy with my two wonderful children.

A dad who, like you, was discovering the world of parenthood three years ago.

Now, it’s my turn to help you ;)”

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