Children are curious, and fans can be dangerous. Look for a fan that has a shield with a closely spaced guard that completely encloses the blades. To be safe, position the fan so that it blows air across your child but is out of their reach.
Some fans are available with sponge blades and no guard. While popular, they are less effective.
There is also the possibility your little one could rip the blades off if they grab it. Score: one point for baby and nil for the fan.
Being able to adjust how much, or how little, the air is flowing is a bonus. These mini wind machines produce anything from a gentle breeze to a powerful gust at the touch of a button or dial.
Babies sit in all sorts of positions and directing air just where you want it can be a challenge. Look for a fan that offers rotation to direct the flow.
Oscillation is another good feature to have. It moves the air around the stroller rather than in one direction only.
The great thing about these fans is the portability factor, but you don’t want them sliding down the handle of your stroller. You also don’t you want them moving around every time your stroller hits an uneven patch of ground.
A clip that’s strong with some padding is a good option. Also, make sure it opens wide enough to fit on your stroller.
Stroller fans are generally low maintenance. However, you need to keep them free from dust and grime. Check that the casing is easy to open and the fan blades are accessible for wiping and dusting.
While the white noise from a fan can soothe your kiddies, you won’t want it to be too loud.
Check the decibel level of the fan. To be safe for delicate ears and to prevent hearing damage, they should be less than 80 dB.