Make sure a high chair or stroller has a good harness. Fasten it firmly to prevent your child from falling or climbing out.
Fold a stroller a few times and lift it into the folded position to see whether or not it will fit easily into the trunk of your car.
Make sure the mechanism that keeps a collapsible high chair or stroller open is securely locked when in use.
Make sure all surfaces are smooth and nontoxic and that all hinges, latches, and other features are in good working order and inaccessible to your baby's hands and fingers.
Make sure a stroller has solid wheels; rear wheels should come with shock absorbers.
In the next section, we'll cover the finer points of buying safe clothes for infants and children.