How to Choose the Right Pram? My three young children are the joy of my life. Just over three years separated the births of all three children.
In order to get out of the house and transport our young children, I had to have a pram. Using prams has been a great experience for me over the past four years. During my time as a mummy blogger, I have reviewed many products for mums, including prams.
As well as single, double, and triple prams, I have tried travel prams. In addition to our own experience purchasing a Chicco keyfit 30 compatible double stroller and a travel pram for an overseas trip, I have also purchased a travel pram.
As we go out for our daily activities or our daily walks around the block, I have used a car seat stroller combo every single day for the past 4 years.
There is no need to feel overwhelmed. Put together a list of what you will use the pram for, what your budget is, and what features you want.
The following tips will help you choose the right pram for your child.
Can the pram accommodate how many passengers?
Consider whether you’ll be carrying one or more passengers, whether you’re expecting a first child or expecting a bigger family, or whether you’ll be carrying twins.
Consider your future family plans as well as what you might want your pram to do. Is the pram able to grow with your baby, does it have a bassinet, and baby capsule adapters, or can the child seat alternate between forward and backward facing?
Can it be folded easily?
To see the pram in action, you can watch some virtual demos online if you cannot demo it yourself.
It would be nice if you could fold the pram in a calm and simple manner. While some prams collapse with the flick of a switch, others require a good wrestle and a manual every time.
For what purposes will you primarily use the pram?
Consider how your lifestyle will be impacted by the pram model you choose.
There are lots of kinds of prams on the market, some are built for running, some for shopping, and others are designed to do both. When pushing the pram, you should also consider the surfaces on which you will be pushing it, such as grass, footpaths, hills, and smooth floors.
For measurements and weight, refer to the pram’s description.
Lifting the pram to put it in your car will come in handy at some point. Be sure to consider how heavy the frame and attachments are, along with their combined weight, so you don’t have to carry it up and down stairs or in and out of the boot. It is important to make sure the pram isn’t too wide and can fit into narrow doorways such as parents’ rooms or public bathrooms if you plan to use it around the local shops. If you browse for a pram, remember the size of your car boot, and whether it will fit there among the other items you normally store in there.
Before you begin shopping, determine your budget. It is possible to purchase a pram for a modest price or for thousands of dollars. Simple or complex, they come with all the gadgets and fidgets, including ones that sing the ABC. Get a better idea of what you’re looking for by browsing the online catalog from cheap to expensive.
Flexible handles allow for a wide range of motion.
If you are tall like my husband and short like me, you might want to consider handles that can be adjusted.
What is the suitability of the pram for a newborn?
Prams have safety requirements based on their age.
Is it possible to put the baby or babies in the pram when they are newborns? You may also want to think about a bassinet or a baby capsule for the baby to sleep in while on the go. Your baby’s needs at all ages should be taken into consideration when choosing a pram.
Can the baby/child face you or face forward?
When it comes to watching your baby during the younger months, this is a great option to consider. The older my children became, the more observant they became and the more they liked to look outward.
Keep an open mind.
Don’t close your mind to anything. When shopping for a pram, keep an open mind as something else may catch your eye or suit your family’s lifestyle better. Even if you are extremely organized and know exactly what you want to purchase, don’t forget to keep an open mind.