Baby Stroller Camera Mounts

Baby stroller camera mountsBaby stroller camera mounts.  Great idea.  It’s difficult to push a stroller with one hand while holding your camera / GoPro with the other hand.  Going straight is easy, but turns are a real challenge.  Mounting a camera to a stroller puts it where it can see your baby or see yourself.  Plus baby stroller camera mounts make turning much easier.

So that’s the purpose of this article.  We’re going to discuss a few good options for baby stroller camera mounts aka a baby carriage.  We’re going to talk about places to put it for the adult to use, not the small passenger.  Using these mounts where an infant can get to them isn’t a good idea and should be avoided.

Let’s first discuss what’s important in baby stroller camera mounts.

There’s a good chance that you will need to remove the mount from the baby stroller frequently so the mount needs to be easy to attach and remove.  The mount will attach to the handlebar – the part where your hands hold onto the stroller.  So the mount needs to have a small profile and must fit the handlebar diameter.  Be sure to measure the diameter prior to selecting the mount.

The end of the mount is also important.  Most cameras have a standard tripod screw hole that measures 1/4″ – 20 threaded.  If your camera has that standard tripod screw hole, be sure the mount has the same.  Fortunately most camera mounts use this industry standard adapter.

An exception to this standard is the GoPro HERO in a protective case.  If using that clear protective case, the one with the grooves at the bottom, a different type of adapter is used and we will recommend a mount for that case.  If you take the case off a GoPro HERO, there is a standard 1/4″ – 20 threaded screw hole on the bottom.  I recommend using the protective case on the GoPro HERO if possible.  It’s added protection for a very expensive camera.

The best mount is one that will sit relatively flush to the stroller handlebar.  A mount that includes an extension off the handlebar grips is likely to be awkward.  So we’ll limit our discussion to flush mounts.

Before shopping for baby stroller camera mounts, there are a few preparations to make.  Measure the diameter of the handlebar.  The diameter is the length from end to end.  Most stroller handlebars will land somewhere in the 1 inch area but some are much thicker, so do measure it prior to selecting a mount.

So we will need a mount that will fit the stroller handlebar diameter, have the right adapter and be easy to install and remove.  Sounds like a lot of work, but it’s not and the recommendations below should help to simplify the part where you need to find the right mount.

Baby stroller camera mounts aren’t typically marketed as such.  We need to be innovative here.  Turns out that mounts made for motorcycles and bicycles fit many stroller handlebars.  Avoid a cheaply made mount.  The ones that we recommend come with an extended warranty and are well made.

For handlebars ranging from .6 to 1.96 inch diameter, the Arkon Camera Strap Mount is an excellent choice.  That’s the one in the photo.  These mounts are typically marketed for motorcycles and bicycles but, don’t worry, they fit baby stroller handlebars too.  The mount includes the 1/4″ – 20 threaded camera tripod screw at the end.  Just screw your camera onto the adapter.  The mount is easy to install and remove.  I have used this mount personally and it works quite well.  The manufacturer has a two-year warranty on this mount.

A similar mount but with the GoPro adapter is the Arkon Strap Mount for GoPro HERO Cameras.  This mount has the GoPro HERO adapter instead of the tripod screw.  Like the previous mount, this fits handlebars from .6 to 1.96 inches diameter.  It’s also easy to install and remove.  Comes with a two-year warranty too.

Either of these mounts will work quite well on a baby stroller.  As already mentioned, they are primarily marketed for motorcycle and bicycle use, so stroller duty shouldn’t stress these mounts at all.