Graco makes a popular line of baby strollers designed to go from the sidewalk to the trunk of a car or back of an SUV in a matter of seconds. This type of stroller is equipped with quick-release levers that allow you to collapse the stroller for easy storage; it also unfolds easily and locks securely into the open position, ready for baby's strolls through the world. Graco strollers essentially fold forward onto themselves into a flattened position for storage. Follow these steps to get your stroller closed and ready to store.
Take baby out of the seat and stand behind the stroller. Depress the brake levers on each of the back wheels to keep the stroller from rolling forward.
Look on both sides of the stroller pushbar or handle and locate the release levers. The levers look like plastic loops attached to the handle tubes. Some models have a single release lever, while others have two levers mounted opposite each other on each side of the handle.
Pull back on the spring-loaded levers to release the hinge lock on the stroller. The handle should slide forward easily.
Push the handle forward and over, toward the front wheels. The stroller will collapse onto itself into the storage position.
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- Keep your fingers clear of the hinge mechanism when collapsing the stroller or you could get a nasty pinch.
- After you reopen the stroller, make sure that the folding release levers are locked before putting the baby in the stroller seat.
James Clark began his career in 1985. He has written about electronics, appliance repair and outdoor topics for a variety of publications and websites. He has more than four years of experience in appliance and electrical repairs. Clark holds a bachelor's degree in political science.